Harnessing the power of nature to heal is the mandate all Endota Spa franchisees follow, and according to its environmental policy this renowned Australian spa and skincare brand functions with a passionate ethos: ‘We exist to make people feel better’.
Founded by Melissa Gleeson in the year 2000, Endota Spa was her way of giving back and inspiring others to connect with themselves. The first spa, on the Mornington Peninsula in Victoria, helped cement the idea that wellbeing should be considered a priority not a treat. Today, there are more than 100 Endota Spas across the country.
This Australian spa’s Organics range is one of its most popular and that is because it nurtures the skin in a natural way. The range is certified, cruelty-free and consists of native Australian ingredients. Not only that it is free of parabens, synthetic fragrances, sulphates and silicones. The use of natural ingredients helps the proud Australian company reduce its carbon footprint and support local communities.
Endota Spa’s thoughtful packaging
As an Australian spa brand, Endota prides itself on providing its customers with responsibly sourced products. Eliminating packaging has long been a goal, but until that is possible the company opts for recycled materials.
“We like our packaging to be reused, recycled, or composted at the end of its life and aim to produce 100 per cent of our packaging,” notes Endota’s environmental policy.
Some of the sustainable packaging currently in use across the business includes the repackaging of the Organics range into 70 per cent post-consumer recycled plastic and it’s working on a new tube development that will be made of 40 per cent sugarcane – a readily renewable resource that is fully compostable.
Waste and Recycling
Based around a belief that taking care of the environment is everyone’s responsibility. Endota Spa does its bit across the board. Not only are its power serum sheet masks made from an eco-friendly Tencel fabric that is biodegradable and its tea pouches made from plant-based materials, which are fully biodegradable; staff uniforms that are no longer required or have had their day are shredded and re-engineered into 100 per cent recycled yarn which can then get a second life in the apparel industry.
Furthermore, saving on paper is top of mind across the business as is a focus on reducing energy usage by way of using natural light where possible, turning off computers at night and only using heating as required.
Endota Spa’s Charity Donations
As an Australian Spa brand, Endota Spa is devoted to helping the broader community. They have donated some of its old, discontinued packaging vessels to the Mount Martha Men’s Shed for use in their Tools Workshop / Fixings and Fasteners area. The Men’s Shed movement is one that offers support to those who may need help with mental health and connectivity.
The team has also donated substantial amounts of their products to a couple of needy charities –
Every Little Bit Helps supports people in need and Endota has supplied them with hotel toiletries, airline amenity kits, make-up and cosmetic samples and sanitary items – these are distributed to women’s refuges, victims of domestic violence, youth centres and asylum centres.
Another beneficiary is Pinchapoo, a movement that has redistributed three million personal hygiene items to the disadvantaged.
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