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Taking care of the environment doesn’t just mean picking up trash and driving fuel-efficient cars. By taking a trip to an organic spa that avoids ingredients like parabens and petrochemicals, you can make a small contribution to saving the planet. You can also simplify Mom’s world this Mother’s Day by giving her a worry-free trip to the spa.



1 Nusta Spa
Washington, D.C. / Built with high-quality, environmentally safe materials, Nusta is the only spa in the country to be accepted into the U.S. Green Building Council’s Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design (LEED) pilot program. But you won’t be thinking about the paint on the walls or the construction of the facility as you soak in a hydrotherapy tub in a lavish blend of seaweed and calcium powders, as well as essential oils and minerals. 1129 20th Street Northwest, (202) 530-5700, www.nustaspa.com

2 Priti Organic Spa
New York City / Get pretty with offerings that range from the Priti Simple, where you can gently exfoliate your hands and feet in a bowl of organic geranium oil and fresh flowers, to a whole Priti Day that includes an hour-long massage, a Priti Beautiful facial, and a deep manicure and pedicure. The salon is mom-friendly too: It provides prenatal massages for moms-to-be and nail polishing for the little princesses while Mom gets pampered. 35 East First Street, (212) 254-3628, www.pritiorganicspa.com

3 Spa Habitat
Dallas, Texas / Not only are all the products at this spa painstakingly researched to ensure there are no harmful ingredients in them, but the spa also uses wind power as its energy source. Become a Green Freak for a day and you can slip into an organic cotton robe and receive the spa’s signature organic massage, a facial, the foot ritual, an eco buff, and lunch. And the robe is yours to keep. 3699 McKinney Avenue #304, (214) 522-9989, www.spahabitat.com

4 Skin Sense
Raleigh, North Carolina / When visiting the Triangle, be sure to take a load off your feet and sit down for a cup of Nannie’s tea, the spa’s original recipe. Slough off years with an organic-crystals Clean Sweep microdermabrasion treatment or shop for eco-friendly products like Chakra Diffusers, Bath Scentuals bath teas, or Buddha Nose body products. 6801 Falls of Neuse Road, (919) 870-0700, www.skinsense.com

5 Anjou Spa & Salon
Bend, Oregon / Get a Fire and Ice facial and global warming won’t be on your mind. Paprika, along with other fresh herbs, serves as the “fire” ingredient to help stimulate circulation, while organic “ice” masques cool and leave the skin rejuvenated and firm. Afterward, unwind in the fireside relaxation room while sipping organic tea in a bamboo-fiber robe. 225 Northwest Franklin Avenue, Suite 3, (541) 383-8000, www.anjouspa.com



From Head to Toe


To recreate that natural glow you received at the spa, try using these products at home to green your routine.

Juice Beauty Organics To Go Kit $29
By using recyclable packaging and blending essential vitamins and antioxidants with more than 26 organic fruit juices, Juice Beauty sets the standard for planet-saving cosmetics. Younger, firmer-looking skin is just a Green Apple Peel away. www.juicebeauty.com

Kiehl’s Aloe Vera Biodegradable Liquid Body Cleanser $16.50
Not only is this cleanser Cradle to Cradle certified (meaning it’s 100 percent biodegradable and won’t leave a mark on the environment), but all proceeds from its sale will go to global environmental initiatives that are founded by Brad Pitt. www.kiehls.com

Josie Maran Argan Oil $42
Originally grown in Morocco and full of vitamin E and essential fatty acids, this oil can be used as a daily moisturizer. It also heals anything from split ends to psoriasis. www.josiemarancosmetics.com

Nvey Eco Organic Lip Lustre $24
This organic lip lustre is made with one of the oldest raw ingredients in cosmetics -- beeswax -- and is available in 10 colors. www.econveybeauty.com

David Babaii for WildAid Hair Care $10
Sulfate-, paraben-, and petroleum-free, Babaii’s line of shampoos and conditioners also utilize Cupuacu Butter from the South American Amazon, wild orchid, and blue algae extract. www.db4wildaid.com