Free, Green Spa Event for Teens in Freestone, CA


Sonoma County students and parents are invited to attend a Green Spa Personal-Care Event hosted by Osmosis Day Spa Sanctuary and Teens Turning Green. The free of charge event will held on Thursday, October 28th, from 6-8 pm at the Osmosis sanctuary in Freestone, and will be by reservation only.

Teens Turning Green is a national non-profit organization led by students devoted to fostering environmentally and socially responsible choices for individuals, schools and communities through education and advocacy. Osmosis Day Spa Sanctuary is a leading member of the Green Spa Network, and is committed to strengthening the ties between members of our local community and others working for positive environmental living choices.

A goal of this event is to promote awareness of greener alternatives in personal-care products; many of these products (often the ones chosen by teens) contain chemicals and toxic ingredients that are linked to cancer, learning difficulties, reproductive harm and other health problems.

The evening will feature introductory presentations and information on the “Teens Turning Green” program, as well as exploration of the range of personal-care products now available, and how to make healthy choices of products for regular use. Judi Shils, environmental activist/advocate and executive director of Teens Turning Green, will speak about the national TTG program for empowering teens, and about how to make careful choices of personal-care products in order to avoid toxic chemicals.

Guests will also be offered complimentary cedar/enzyme footbaths (unique to Osmosis), chair massages, organic peels and organic make-up applications.

Teens and parents will learn more about yoga, stretching, meditation, breathing, nutrition, supplements and sunscreen use. Representatives of eco-friendly product lines, such as Phyt’s Organic Skincare and Make-up, Naturopathica Organic Skincare, Coola Mineral Sunscreen, Transformation supplements, and Glisodin Skin Nutrients will be on hand to provide samples, demos and product information.

This event is an enjoyable way for local teens to experience greener living choices in personal care.  Students from a number of Sonoma County schools will be in attendance, and parents are welcome as well. Organic refreshments will be provided.

To reserve, please call 707-823-8231.  Reservations are required and space is limited.


Teens Turning Greenis a student-led movement devoted to education and advocacy around environmentally and socially responsible choices for individuals, schools, and communities. They seek to promote global sustainability by identifying and eliminating toxic exposures that permeate our lives and threaten public and environmental health. What began in the Bay Area in 2005 now has a presence at elementary, middle and high schools, universities, and student organizations across the country. The TTG chapters lead grassroots efforts that aim to raise awareness, encourage behavior change, and lobby for policy that will lessen local and global impact.

Located in beautiful West Sonoma County, the five-acre sanctuary of Osmosis Day Spa has been healing and rejuvenating its guests since its inception in 1985.  In the last twenty-five years Osmosis has grown to become an internationally known retreat and local favorite, sought out by visitors from around the globe and enjoyed by Sonoma County residents as well.  The spa is a regional landmark and has been awarded Best Day Spa in Sonoma County for twelve years in succession by community vote in the North Bay Bohemian newspaper. Daytime television’s fastest-growing talk show The Doctors featured the Cedar Enzyme Bath as one of the Top Ten Health Trends of 2010.  You can watch Osmosis on The Doctors on the Osmosis website, which explains some of the science behind the treatments, and why they have attracted such a following among Osmosis spa-goers. As a founding member of the Green Spa Network, Osmosis is leading the way in bringing sustainable practices to the spa industry.

(Content for this article is drawn from the Osmosis Press Release with permission granted by Michael Strusser.  A personal account of this story will be featured at a later date.)

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