Spa Habitat Dallas: thumbs up!

I’ve posted in the past about how I switched to making my own body sugar and using it for cheap, “green” hair removal. If you’d like to start yourself, just follow the link. It’s easy and, if you make sure to use baby powder on the clean dry skin first, relatively painless (in my opinion).

I was very proud of myself in July when I was still able to reach around the baby tummy and do the sugaring. But this month, there is no getting around it – literally. I can’t see or reach anything that needs to be sugared, if you know what I mean.

Early into the pregnancy, I anticipated this happening and had scoped out local organic spas to find somewhere that did sugaring rather than using traditional wax. I found Spa Habitat, an organic spa with locations in Dallas (the West Village), and in Plano. West Village is nearby so I visited them on Thursday.

I want to highly recommend this spa! I have forgotten the name of my esthetician, but I have another appointment in 5 weeks so I’ll remember then. This was West Village, so expected a little bit of uptown pretentiousness, if you know what I mean. But they were all very down-to-earth. The environment was relaxing, just as you would want a spa to be, while at the same time earthy.

The esthetician was very knowledgeable and does a lot of pregnant ladies. I felt very comfortable and it didn’t seem pretentious to me at all. They had a good selection of products out front, but I was late and didn’t have time to browse too much. However, she did recommend a product to me to help with my ingrown hairs on my legs (sorry if that is TMI…but this is a symptom of the pregnancy for me).

I was impressed by this product: they are not kidding about the products being natural! There was nothing on the label that I could not pronounce. I can’t even say that about the things I’ve bought at Whole Foods or through Arbonne when I was with them! So, additional a shout out to Suki products. I may be buying more of those!

To seal the deal, when I went to pay, I saw this at their register:
If you can’t read it, it says: “For every service performed this year at our spas, we will plant a tree with Trees for the Future in developing countries” Neat!

The whole experience made me very happy and I am looking forward to going back!

5 thoughts on “Spa Habitat Dallas: thumbs up!”

  1. J, I’ve always been a little skeptical about “all-green, all-natural” spas and beauty products (although I used Aubrey and Dr. Hauschka exclusively in my twenties, when I was vegan), since being “natural” and/or “plant-based” doesn’t necessarily mean it’s good for you. (Like I’ve heard many times, poison ivy is a plant, too, but you wouldn’t want to rub it on your skin!)

    But this sounds like a lovely spa, and I’ve been thinking about going to one myself once the season changes. Have you tried the Whole Foods spa over at the Preston store? I’ve wondered about them and whether or not they’re worth the trip. I mean, you can knock out grocery shopping and a spa experience in one morning. 😉

    And no, TMI is practically required in the blogosphere, so you’re in good company!

    Salut,
    Marjorie

  2. I have been wanting to try the Whole Foods Spa for the longest time – definitely let me know what you think if you go. It’s been difficult for me to get an appointment since they don’t open until 10 AM and they close at 6, and those are pretty much the hours I am required to be at work. I’d love it if they had more extended hours or were open on weekends!

  3. So did not know that their hours were so limited. I guess they’re targeting “women of leisure” who can afford not to have jobs. My schedule is pretty flexible, but my wallet is not, sadly. For now I’m going to try and do at-home spas until I can afford a real one!

    Fortunately, plenty of magazines are now doing at-home spa articles, probably in response to the economy.

    Salut,
    Marjorie

  4. I could not have found this at a more perfect time, today I want a wax and wanted to try a new place, but you know, sensitive parts and all, didn’t want to trust just anyone for the job. Thanks for the recommendation!

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