Going to a spa usually makes you feel like you’re doing something good for yourself but what about taking it one step further and ensuring the products used in your treatments are totally free from nasties?
Today more and more people searching for the perfect pamper want not just treatments that are 100% natural, but treatments that are certified organic.
From Bath to the New Forest, here are the places in and around London to indulge in a restorative organic treatment…
The Gainsborough Bath Spa, Bath
Set in the heart of Bath, The Gainsborough’s hotel interior might be contemporary but the architecture of the building reflects the historic city its homed in. The spa’s large pool is surrounded by Doric columns, stone walls, and curved alcoves adorned with shimmering mosaics.
The standout organic treatments are the peppermint, rose and lavender facials. Aromatic and nourishing - if you can stretch to it, definitely treat yourself to the 90 minute session rather than just an hour.
Lime Wood Hotel, New Forest
Situated in the New Forest, not far outside of London, Lime Wood is a beautiful Regency-era country estate that just happens to have an excellent spa. The Herb House is home to 10 treatment rooms where you can enjoy an extensive range of natural treatments by Bamford, VOYA, Pai and Bamford Grooming Department.
Not only is each brand from the British Isles but each are certified organic. If you have one of the signature massages with Bamford oils, it’s highly likely you’ll never smell better again.
The Organic Pharmacy, London
Not technically a spa - you won’t be soaking in any jacuzzis here - The Organic Pharmacy is the perfect place to go for a treatment if you don’t have time for a full day of pampering.
All of their products are 100% organic (and smell heavenly) and the treatment list is extensive - from facials to massages, body cleanses to body sculpting.
With three shops in London, this is the perfect place to schedule some 60-minute ‘me time’ in the capital.
Alexander House, Sussex
Alexander House is located in the glorious South Downs countryside surrounded by 120 acres of meadows and parkland.
A 17th-century Jacobean manor, it’s the ultimate place to escape to to both unwind and pamper.
The Utopian spa has an indoor pool lined with Tuscan columns, a hydrotherapy pool and no end of rejuvenating treatments that use the organic brand Ila. You’ll feel thoroughly restored after one of their bio-energy body wraps.