PurEnvi's Story

PurEnvi Eco-Spa’s mission is to provide the highest quality spa services and exceptional care using the safest and healthiest products and services for its clients, its employees, and to the environment.

OUR STORY

The owner and founder, Anna Koolstra, is a certified esthetician who has been in the beauty industry for over 25 years. She originally started out in the hair industry but had to switch her focus to esthetics because of severe allergies to the products used for colour and perms.

It was because of her sensitivities to many beauty products Anna started to research what was in these products that was causing this reaction. She discovered that most of the products contained toxins and carcinogens. This lead her to try and find products that not only could she use but so could others with sensitivities like her.

The more she researched she realized that the products that were safe for her to use, would be safer and healthier for everyone to use. And, they were better for the environment. This was extremely important to Anna as being environmentally friendly is her way of life. This is when the PurEnvi concept was born — The PURely ENVIronmental Choice.

Anna was on a mission to find the safest, healthiest and most environmentally friendly products available. Using organic products has always been a desire of Anna's.

Unfortunately, her research showed that some organic products still contained some of the same questionable ingredients found in non-organic products. With her priority of safety first, followed closely by being organic and effective to use, Anna found products that she was comfortable using. Then came the sniff test!

Clients have noticed that PurEnvi does not smell like other spas. That is because, only naturally scented products, as well as products and treatments that did not have any residual chemical smell are used. This helps create a healthy environment for customers and the PurEnvi team.

Today, the team at PurEnvi, continuously researches ingredient lists to find products that do not contain any of the undesired ingredients, are not tested on animals and are vegan friendly. They are always looking for new treatments or services that also meet their criteria.

Anna Koolstra

OUR VALUES

  • We care; client's, team member's and the environment's well-being are at the centre of everything we do.

  • We are socially responsible; we believe in giving back to our families, our community and the environment as a whole.

  • We are conscientious; we always conduct ourselves in an honest, caring, respectful and transparent way.

  • We are passionate; we embrace our passion and by doing so we can enrich the lives of others.

  • We are respectful; respect helps us value differences, to appreciate each other for their unique qualities, ideas and opinions.

  • We embrace change and the opportunities it creates: we encourage innovative thinking and always seek to improve.

  • We foster an environment conducive to personal growth and development and to new opportunities.

  • We value innovation, hard work, achievement and fun.

ENVIRONMENTAL CARE

  • We use refillable cleaners, soaps and laundry products

  • Our sanitizers and high-level disinfectants are biodegradable

  • When designing the spa, recycled and environmentally friendly products materials were incorporated into the design concept

  • We use dryer balls instead of fabric sheets, for static control of laundry

  • We utilize recycling programs through the City of Ottawa, and are working to become a zero-waste facility

  • We use energy efficient lighting everywhere possible