Local Business Profile: Get gorgeous while staying green

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The Yew Tree Spa Boutique offers a delicious spa experience, with an eco-friendly awareness.

This is because the products they use are organic. "That's always been important to me," said owner and skin care therapist, Jetanne Davis.

They offer a wide range of services from facials, eye treatments and waxing, to mineral makeup applications. One unique service is their herbal Thai stem massage. Herbs from Thailand are wrapped in organic cotton and pressed into the body for detoxification. Clients can take the stems home with them at the end as well.

Davis was inspired by seeing other spas in Europe and Toronto and wanted to bring something different to London.

The spa is stylish, with a '50s glam aesthetic and a bit of nature mixed together. It's warm and inviting, and you get the added bonus of knowing you're making a more environmentally sound decision while pampering yourself.

Students looking to treat themselves receive a 10 per cent discount on services when they bring in their student card.

The Yew Tree Spa is also savvy in social media and regularly tweets. Follow them to get information on their weekly specials — 50 per cent off a service each week (this reporter scored a pumpkin body wrap for half off, and it was fantastic).

They've also lined up some great fall goodies. On November 8, they're hosting a Jane Iredale makeup event. A professional makeup artist from the Jane Iredale company will be giving clients a 30-minute makeup application and lesson. The cost is $40 for a reservation, and that money is redeemable in Jane Iredale products.

The spa also has a recycling program. If you bring in any used beauty product container, you can receive 10 per cent off the product of your choice.

For more information on The Yew Tree Spa Boutique, visit their website at theyewtree.ca, or follow them on Twitter at twitter.com/theyewtreespa.