WHAT IS CERTIFIED GREEN?
Offering a holistic and immersive range of hair and beauty treatments, Penny Black’s products and services comply with the Nordic Eco Label Certification. This means all our organic products are non-toxic – protecting both your health and our earth’s environment.
WHY WE'RE A GREEN SALON
GREEN LIVING WALL
Our very own Green living wall has been made from recycled materials and has been installed not just to be aesthetically pleasing but to clean and purity the air. According to scientific research indoor environments may be ten times more polluted than the outdoor environment. Toxic fumes such as formaldehyde, Benzene, Toluene and carbon monoxide pollute indoor areas causing what is known as “sick building syndrome”. By fitting a green wall we are limiting the exposure to these toxins because plants absorb and clean pollutions from the air creating energy-rich oxygen.
PH Perfect alkaline water filters have been fitted on our water system to ensure clean pure alkalised water on our skin, hair and for drinking.
Offsets the over acidic state of our bodies that is created by consumption of processed foods, soda drinks, pollutions etc. Helps your pancreas to release beneficial bicarbonates into the blood and antioxidant properties preventing the build-up of free radicals which are the beginning of disease.
Eco head water filters use up to 56% less water. They have been fitted on all our basins for water savings and extra filtration. Eco heads contain tourmaline stones generating negative ions which soften the hair and reintroduce moisture and lost ions to dry fizzy and damaged hair, these stones also remove sediment such as dirt, chlorine and debris like rust and sand. Approved and certified by W.E.L.S (Australian water efficiency labelling scheme).
WASHING MACHINE SYSTEM
Laundry Pro - No need for detergent - ActivePure Technology works into clothing to lift away dirt and odours. Designed for sensitive skin - Laundry Pro also helps eliminate the itching and redness caused by allergies due to detergents embedded in clothing with the cleansing power of water with hydrogen & oxygen-based oxidisers.
Earth - friendly - Cold water only and no detergent bottles to throw away make Laundry Pro a better choice for cleaning clothes while protecting the planet.
Rockcote eco style paint has been used instead of traditional toxic paint. Rockcote has a GECA Certification (Good environmental choice Australia) no carcinogens, mutagens, reproductive toxins, formaldehyde, toluene, and no ozone-depleting substances. Certified as environmentally preferable by good environmental choice Australia. Nontoxic: free of dangerous chemicals and solvents including formaldehyde, glycol ethers, phthalates and crystalline quartz silica. Zero volatile organic compounds, Eco style paints go one step further than low VOC paints on the market by being ZERO VOC.
FOOD & BEVERAGES
All food & beverages provided with your services are Organic, Fair trade & Handmade. Organic herbal teas are handcrafted by an Australian naturopath
All cleaning products are approved by Green Salons to ensure the safety of ingredients for both human health and the environment.
FLOATATION POD MAGNESIUM SALT
Natural Epsom Salt – Food Grade FCC. It’s a naturally occurring raw ingredient and is sustainably sourced and extracted from natural deposits in Germany. Produced to a very high quality specification, with a simple, efficient production method designed to bring you the purest Epsom Salt, with minimal interference from man and machinery.
WHY FOOD GRADE EPSOM SALT?
Many Epsom Salts are ungraded. A Food Grade Epsom Salt provides assurance that the production process and the end product are of the highest standards so you can enjoy that during your float knowing you are soaking in the purest Epsom Salt available. Yes, it is 100% Natural Epsom Salt.
Did you know Epsom Salt originated in Epsom, England where they mined natural deposits? That source has since depleted and so have most other natural deposits. Now, most Epsom Salt is man-made by mixing magnesium and sulphur compounds, and although this method is safe and can produce premium grades of Epsom Salt, it’s not natural.
LED down lights are noticeably more energy efficient than the old school, energy-hungry globes. To compare, incandescent globes have an estimated lifespan of no more than 1000 hours, whereas LED light bulbs can last anywhere from 25,000 to 50,000 hours. Quite a significant difference!
ENERGY EFFICIENT LED DOWNLIGHTS AND THEIR BENEFITS:
Consume around of 85% less energy in compare to halogen or traditional bulbs.
Save up to 30% energy comparison with CFL lights.
Long Lasting up to 10,000 to 15,000 hours.
Low temperature and cooler environment.
Save money, environment, electricity bills and maintenance
By producing less energy, LED bulbs produce less greenhouse emissions and create less landfill, because we don’t go through as many of them as we did the old incandescent lights. A big win for the planet! LED downlights do not contain Mercury, which is found in CFLs.