The idea of a spa and spa services interests me more than the actuality of spa and spa services precisely because too many times in the past, I had a massage that ended up hurting more than healing or had a body scrub that resulted in itching more than soothing. Still, I’m ever hopeful that I will have a great service somewhere. And so I book services, conservatively. On this most recent trip to The Standard, Miami for Christmas/Chanukah 2008, I treated myself to a special mani/pedi especially as in Florida all I’m wearing are flip flops.
Here's my spa protocol and here's what I did in real life, which is virtually the same thing.
I asked ahead of the treatment what product line they use and they showed me to a line that although lovely and luscious looking in the jar, is all nuts, all the time. Sigh. Before my treatment (this really helps) I told them that I was fragrance sensitive, which I am, and allergic to nuts and couldn’t have nutty scrub products. She wrote that in my res so when I arrived my manicurist had all the deets.
I brought AG-safe cream with me and was shown a different scrubby product she wanted to use. Sadly, this too was nutty. She showed me a few other bottles when finally we hit upon Trillium Organics. Only a few ingredients, none of which were nuts or nut oils I went for it and was able to have a scrubby, spa experience after all!
The product was smooth and scrubby, not too fragrant and I had no skin reactions except the smoothest footsies ever. Going to the Trillium Organics site, I see there is even more to love and support about this company. Love it!