Organic Beauty Festival
What is the ‘Organic Beauty Festival’?
Pinks Boutique is inviting spas and salons around the country to join a month-long celebration of organic beauty this September. Coinciding with Organic September, the UK’s annual celebration of all things organic, Pinks Boutique is hosting an Organic Beauty Festival, which aims to educate and inform you how to shop for green beauty.
Pinks Boutique spas and salons will showcase their commitment to offering a certified organic choice throughout the month. A number of high profile accounts have already confirmed their involvement including The Scarlet, Eastthorpe Hall, Dart Marina and The Potting Shed to name just a few. The full live list of those involved can be seen below.
What will be happening in September when I visit one of the Festival Spas?
Each salon or spa will have its own bespoke offering so you must ask them directly before booking what is on offer.
- Clients having any treatments or walking through the door will be given information of the science and benefits to the skin of organic skincare.
- Organic Spa Treatment Packages and offers on treatments.
- Organic tea and cake tasting.
- Complimentary skincare consultations and organic advice.
- Organic Lifestyle suggestions and advice will be sent out to all clients – a different life element will be dealt with each week.
- Free Pinks Boutique Organic samples when you buy Pinks Boutique retail products.
- VIP events and seminars.
- Bottle amnesties and events teaching clients about mainstream synthetic ingredients.
- Rebooking vouchers for September and October.
Why is Pinks Boutique organising the ‘Organic Beauty Festival’?
“As passionate ambassadors of organic beauty and a Soil Association-certified brand, we are intent on supporting spa managers, salon owners and therapists to educate and inform people about the unique benefits of organic beauty. Unfortunately, there can be a world of difference between a beauty product that has been certified and one that is merely described as ‘organic’ on the label. The national press recently highlighted the problem of ‘greenwashing’, so to ensure a product is guaranteed organic, look for the Soil Association symbol on the product before you buy,” adds Kirstie. ”Our products are manufactured and regularly audited to ensure they adhere to the Soil Association’s strict criteria so that both consumers and the spas and salons that retail and use them in treatments, can trust them and be confident of their authenticity.”
Peter Melchett, Soil Association policy director says, “There is no doubt that many products claiming to be organic or something similar are, quite simply, misleading consumers. Under Soil Association standards, to use the word organic in the product name, it must contain over 95% organic ingredients, excluding water. It is wrong that people are putting chemicals found in antifreeze, paint, oven cleaner and floor cleaner on their skin, when they thought they were buying a product made from only natural or organic ingredients. This must stop.”
Participating Spas and Salons (keep checking back as more spas and salons will be added between now and September):
- Appuru, Pimlico London
- Aspire, Llandudno
- Banks Studio, Barrow upon Soar
- Beauteek, Chichester
- Bedruthan Spa, Cornwall
- Bourne Therapies, Farnham
- Dart Marina, Dartmouth
- Eastthorpe Hall Spa, Huddersfield
- Free to Explore, Glamorgan
- Haven Beauty, Seascale
- IQ Therapies, Stoke
- Lowood Spa, Windemere
- Mi Spa, Horsham
- No 8, Shropshire
- Nutmeg Spa, Hemel Hempstead
- Oolong, Essex and London
- Pamper Pit, Leek
- Posh Nails and Beauty, Derby
- Potting Shed Spa, Batley
- Sandpiper Spa, Lancaster
- Scarlet Spa, Cornwall
- Studio One, Long Eaton
- Ta or, Derbyshire
- Taizen, Newcastle
- Tea and Tranquility, Cockermouth
- The Beauty Retreat- Organic Day Spa , Sheffield
- The Place to Stay, Frome
- Uniquely Organic, Brighton