About us - the Casbah Day Spa story
2002 was indeed a special year as it was the birth of our first child, Gabriel and the birth of a new business, Casbah Day Spa. I definitely didn’t plan it that way, in fact Casbah was supposed to open a year to two prior but many road blocks came along the way including the ultimate location and financing.
The Spa dream came with a number of obstacles. Many meetings were had with lenders that thought “A spa, what’s that?” and “we don’t even have a classification for that”. Casbah was eventually put on a waitlist for its first location in one of the busiest outdoor malls (at the time) in the lower mainland. All finally came together just as we announced the arrival of our first child.
With an original staff of 5 we soon grew to 25 and by year four we were growing out of our location and decided it was time to expand. We moved literally across the parking lot to an empty (except for the bank vault which eventually was our relaxation room, no cell service in there) 4200 sq/ft. shell and three times our size. I remember walking the drywall covered floor thinking, boy I hope I can fill this place.
5 years later with a staff of 50 (6 of which started with me), we decided to invest and purchase our own location and move for the last time. Our layout, staff and philosophies haven’t changed much over the years. We are a small business family who knows our clients and community, takes pride in the products we use and sell and runs well with an educated and sincere group of women. Its been a fabulous 14 years in an industry that continues to change and grow despite the economic trials and tribulations. Casbah is my second home and I’m really proud of that. — Nicole King, Owner
Our Eco-Friendly Initiatives
Casbah Day Spa has implemented many initiatives to conserve water and reduce our carbon imprint. Some of these initiatives are:
- LED Lighting
- Low Flow Toilets & Showers
- Powered Off Computers at Night
- Employee Car Pools
- Recycle Program
- Low-VOC Benjamin Moore Paint
- Re-Use of Local Professional Brand Containers
We also choose products that are not only the highest quality, but also environmentally friendly - with ingredients that are vegan, organic and even wildcrafted.
Celebrating over 50 years of supporting beautiful skin care is an achievement of which to be proud. Creating products that are kind to the environment is even more reason for pride. Éminence is committed to being the industry leader in keeping our planet green and has always been concerned about the environment; since its inception in 1958, the company has been using sustainable farming and green practices to create organic products—long before the green movement was hot. Éminence is constantly looking for ways to reduce its carbon footprint, from the harvest and production of products to how they are packaged and, finally, how they reach spa clients.
Éminence is thrilled to announce a new environmental initiative: one tree will be planted for every product sold! Every time one of our Active Organic or Biodynamic products is purchased, a portion of the proceeds will go towards planting a tree to help clean up our air and support the world’s natural resources.
Our new partnerships with award-winning global tree planting organizations like Trees for the Future and our longstanding commitment to protecting the future of our planet through green practices, Éminence is rebuilding and restoring our environment one product—and now one tree—at a time.
SpaRitual is committed to creating eco-friendly products and packaging perfectly crafted for the enlightened consumer. We use Vegan ingredients from around the world, including many specially sourced and selected plant essences that are wildcrafted OR organic.
The formulations are naturally colored and free of synthetic dyes. SpaRitual is constantly monitoring sustainability issues and strives to be on the cutting edge of environmental awareness.