Approximately 173 million people visited spas across the United States in 2021; each year, the number of spas is expected to rise. Spa and wellness clients have an endless array of choices when it comes to giving a local spa their business, so what can you do to set yours apart? In addition to creating a memorable experience that positively impacts your clients, consider your business’s impression on the community. As a business owner, it’s your opportunity to ensure your business adopts environmentally preferred practices, and you might just be surprised by how easy it is to make the necessary changes.
Taking easy and simple steps to make your spa eco-friendlier isn’t just good for the environment, it can also help you save money.
Here are 10 simple ways to make your spa greener:
Switch to eco-friendly cleaning and disinfectant products.
Use cleaning products that are non-irritating to your eyes and skin.
Use products that offer refillable options to help reduce your plastic waste.
Use products that can be reused or recycled, following your recycling practices that actively promote waste reduction.
Reduce use of paper as much as possible.
Incorporate natural and organic skincare products in your spa treatments.
Switch to energy-efficient lighting and fixtures.
Start using sustainable fibers for your linens. Donate worn-out towels, sheets, or blankets to minimize waste.
Be open to learning and training your staff on new environmentally friendly strategies & techniques.
Use client communication materials within your spa, and share your eco-friendly practices on your website and social.
Remember to keep on going! Engage with organizations like Green Circle Salons or GSN Planet that strive to help spa and salon professionals reduce their waste and environmental footprint. Creating the conditions for a greener spa allows you to differentiate your services to attract new customers, excite existing clients, and grow your business.