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Plant-based spa experiences and where to find them

More and more of us want to include or opt for plant-based approaches to health and wellbeing, whether it's our skincare or what we eat. From treatments to restaurants, plant-based to vegan, here are some of our top recommended spas and spa experiences.

The trend for plant-based food is growing at an exponential rate, predicted to make up to 7.7% of the global protein market by 2030. Meanwhile, the The global vegan cosmetics market is also on the rise, projected to grow from US$15.87 billion in 2021 to US$24.79 billion in 2028. The spa industry has responded to what people want by introducing a wealth of plant-based and vegan spa experiences, from dedicated plant-based restaurant to vegan spa treatments. Here are some of our favourites.

Vegan spa treatments

For those who want to dip their pedicured toe into the world of vegan spa treatments, discover the benefits at one of these spa destinations.

Vegan and paraben free skin care

Pinks Boutique is one of the most popular skincare brands for spas that want to offer luxury spa treatments using natural, vegan skincare products. The award-winning brand is the brainchild of Kirstie Sherriff, and is certified organic, approved by the Soil Association, sustainably sourced, biodegradable and free from skin irritants, hormone disrupting chemicals, harmful preservatives, artificial colours and fragrances, and genetically modified or animal-derived ingredients. They're used in combination with local ingredients like lavender at No.1 by GuestHouse York and in gorgeous therapies at The Spa at Breedon Priory.

Vegan spa treatments for busy people

Alternatively, the PURE Spa collection, which has destinations across UK and Scottish cities, and was founded by Becky Woodhouse has won praise for its product line. The vegan skincare brand is designed for the needs of busy professionals. It is an oil-based range that encourages skin health and natural rejuvenation using active ingredients such as Vitamin E, Retinyl, Kukui Nut Oil and Omega 3, 6, 7 and 9. 

Book a spa day at PURE Spa & Beauty Purley

Sustainable spa treatments

Pinks Boutique is one of the most popular skincare brands for spas seeking to deliver therapies using eco-luxury products. The brand is known for its pure, vegan, organic, sustainably-led and ethically-sourced ingredients (Accredited by the Soil Association). At No.1 by GuestHouse York they fuse the products with beautiful details like local lavender and you can also experience them in all their glory at the luxurious Spa at Breedon Priory.

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Spas serving plant-based food

For those who want to keep to a vegan diet, there are a number of spas who take great pride in offering delicious menus using the power of plants.

Glass House Retreat

Plant-based cuisine at Glass House Detox and Wellness Retreat

Co-founded by Joy Jarvis, a lifelong devotee of vegetarianism, Glass House champions nutrition as a central part of sustainable wellbeing. As a result, their on-site restaurant is dedicated to a healthy vegan menu of seasonal fruits, vegetables, nuts, and grains—local, fresh, and delivered daily.

Book a spa break at The Glass House Retreat

Plant-based cafe at Moddershall Oaks

A luxurious spa retreat in Staffordshire, Moddershall Oaks has a wealth of wellbeing experience, from a five-star hotel to purpose-designed wellness centre complete with a relaxation lounge complete with an outdoor bioethanol fire. Accompanying the experience is the MADE plant-based cafe serving up healthy fare from fresh green juices to berry smoothies, oat energy bites and smashed avocado on toast.

Book a spa break at Moddershall Oaks

Healthy, plant-based lifestyle at Inhabit, Queen’s Gardens

Inhabit, Queen’s Gardens has turned urban relaxation into an artform, with a sustainable and holistic approach to wellbeing that spans everything from the rooms to the spa treatments. Their food is no exception, supplied by their neighbours at Yeotown they have a proudly meat-free menu that's largely plant-based and featuring beautiful details ranging from conscious cocktails to earth bowls, gluten free spirulina blueberry pancakes or Bircher style beetroot and apple overnight oats.

Book a spa break at Inhabit, Queen’s Gardens

Vegan spa skincare at home

It's not just in the spa environment that you can explore vegan skincare, but at home as well. Many of the most respected spa product lines, such as Temple Spa, The Natural Spa Factory and Elemis, amongst others, have introduced entirely vegan product lines to support spa and at home skin care.

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