Spa

By Stephanie Ila Silver-Silberstein

Ok, you don’t have to be a vegetarian to enjoy these fruity and vege-licious spa products. Heck, go out and enjoy a Peter Lugar’s steak dinner or hang out at Corner Bistro – we won’t tell! With this list of latest and greatest in organic spa-care, you can finally say, “I’m getting all my fruits and vegetables!” with confidence.

Soypure

For all of you edamame fans out there, check out Soypure. Their products contain soybeans –a legumous vegetable– with a minimum of 5% and a maximum of 95%, and are complemented by only natural, plant ingredients such as cocoa butter, aloe vera and shea butter — no parabens or artificial ingredients. The Soypure Pedipure Exfoliating Foot Scrub exfoliates, reduces swelling and moisturizes with organic soy flour, tea-tree oil and soybean oil. Use on its own or pair it with the pure Detoxifying Foot Soak. The Soypure Stress Relief Aromatherapy Candle is made with pure, unprocessed, naturally occurring palm and soy wax and delivers a refreshing and energizing cucumbery scent. Visit http://www.soypure.com to purchase these and other environmentally packaged soy-based skincare, body care and aromatherapy products.

Lamas Beauty

Is a pumpkin a fruit or a vegetable? Either way, the month of October couldn’t go by without indulging your skin with the beautifying benefits of this wonder-food. Lamas Beauty’s Pumpkin Spice Polish 3-in-1 Instant Facial let’s you get your spa on at home by cleansing, scrubbing and exfoliating your skin to perfection. The pumpkin enzymes combined with apricot grains and nut acids give the polish a sweet and buttery scent and the ingredients are gentle enough for all skin types. Visit http://www.lamasbeauty.com to purchase products from a full line of bath, body, skin, hair and beauty products. Oh and fyi, it’s a fruit!

Jason – Pure, Natural & Organic

Satisfy your Thanksgiving cravings early this year with Jason’s Cranberry Rejuvenating Body Scrub. Ginkgo and ginseng help fight free-radical damage to the skin, while cranberry and orange reinvigorate the body. This super-fragrant scrub will buff your skin to a radiant glow – and the 6oz bottle is only $8. Visit http://www.jason-natural.com or your local health and natural food store (including Whole Foods) to purchase from Jason’s extensive line of paraben-free organic products.

Arcona

The Arcona Studio was created in Los Angeles in 1989 as an alternative to cosmetic surgery and other harsh treatments to forestall the effects of aging. This holistic skincare line includes products for the face, body and hair. One of our vegetarian favorites is the Kiwi Cream Bar, made with kiwifruit, which cleanses and replenishes dehydrated and depleted skin as it minimizes pores. Kiwifruit extract’s concentrated Epidermal Growth Factor nourishes while coconut milk and black currant oil, rich in omega 3 and 6, moisturizes the complexion. Visit http://www.arcona.com for more details and to purchase products.

Zia

An October afternoon spent apple picking will definitely put a smile on your face. But why not go one step further and complement that smile with a radiant glow? Zia’s Apple Refining Mask uses organic apple juice, plantain and firming pectin to help heal sun-damaged skin and clogged pores. The fruit acids, along with green tea, help eliminate toxins and impurities, while minimizing the appearance of pores, improving skin coloration and texture, and triggering new cell production. Visit http://www.zianaturalskincare.com for their full line of natural spa products.

There’s no doubt that fruits and vegetables are an essential part of a nutritious diet – with these vegetarian-inspired spa products, you’ll achieve balance inside and out!

Originally published October 2008
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