6 Ways to Make Your Spa Sustainable
Sustainability and eco-friendly seem to be on everyone’s mind these days, for the right reasons. As a result, many people worldwide are making a serious effort to lead an eco-friendly lifestyle. And as such, many such brands are also taking the “Green” approach, from reducing waste and plastic to switching to sustainable options.
A report by Global News Wire states that the Global Green Technology and Sustainability Market is estimated to reach $12.51 bn in 2022 and $33.62 bn by 2027.
Making your salon sustainable not only reduces carbon footprint but also attracts customers, especially those following a sustainable lifestyle.
But how can you make your spa more sustainable? Here are a few simple practices you can follow to make your salon greener.
1) Use Eco-friendly Bedding and Towels
Replace your disposable towels with reusable eco-friendly options. While cotton seems to be the most obvious option, cotton-growing practices aren’t often sustainable. Cotton production pollutes the soil with toxic pesticides and degrades the soil quality. The run-off pesticides also contaminate the water bodies close by.
Alternatively, you can also use bamboo, an eco-friendly alternative to cotton. Bamboo is a fast-growing plant and doesn't require any fertilizer to grow. Furthermore, it regrows from its root system.
2) Invest in High-Quality Spa Furniture and Equipment
Facial and Spa beds are integral parts of any salon or spa. And better the quality, the longer it will last, reducing wastage and minimizing any environmental impact.
From top-of-the-line massage tables to professional-grade treatment chairs, Sunlight Spa Supply has spa furniture that stands the test of time. Not only are they packed with innovative features, but they are also made with energy-efficient technology, reducing carbon footprint.
3) Regular Maintenance of Facial/Spa Beds
Professional-grade facial beds like the ones available at Sunlight Spa Supply generally go for years before requiring any maintenance. After that, however, you will have to do routine maintenance, including:
- Wipe down with a damp cloth after every service.
- Check for shaky and loose parts daily.
- Wash with a mild detergent to remove excess oils and products at the end of the day.
- Tighten the nuts and bolts every month. (Don’t over-tighten)
4) Decorate with Houseplants
While aesthetics are essential for every spa, you have to agree that most decors go to the landfill after their use. So, the next time you want to redecorate your spa, replace the decor with house plants. Not only are they eco-friendly, but they are also cost-effective.
Research indicates that potted plants, namely Peace lily, Corn plant, and ZZ plant, reduce NO2 concentrations to a certain degree. Additionally, they can also reduce stress, anxiety, and depression.
5) Use Energy Efficient Lighting
Ambient lighting is an essential factor in creating a relaxed and stress-free environment. But instead of using overhead lighting, why not make the best use of the sunlight? Sunlight is the best eco-friendly way to go green.
In the absence of sunlight, go for energy-efficient lighting such as high-definition LED bulbs, energy-saving floor lamps, etc. Even though they are more expensive, they last 50x more than traditional lighting.
Alternatively, you can also use dimmer switches. Low indoor lighting creates the ambient environment for a relaxing massage.
6) Install Low-flow Showers and Faucets
A report by Environment Protection Agency states that an average American uses more than 16 gallons of water per shower. And that amounts to one trillion gallons of water per year.
To combat water wastage in your salon, install a low-flow shower head and faucet. Low-flow faucets ensure that you are water efficient while reducing water bills.