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The story of the Scarlet slippers

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‘Love me, don’t leave me’

It’s tradition for a luxury hotel to lavish plenty of single-use items its guests – dis-posable toothbrushes, miniature bottles of shampoo, the soap bar that’s used once then goes in the bin.

Here at the Scarlet, though, we have a healthy suspicion of tradition and like nothing more than challenging tired ideas of luxury.

We knew we wanted to avoid single-use items, but tripped up when it came to our slippers. They were vital to the luxury, home-from-home atmosphere we wanted to create, but we didn’t like the amount of packaging, where they were made, or the single-use nature of your average hotel slipper.

So, we set out to find beautiful slippers to fit our  Scarlet eco ethos and we Soon discovered Kaaita slip-pers, each pair are made of  6  recycled plastic bottles, are machine washable,  recyclable and are perfectly ergonomic.  The minimal packaging leaves plenty of room for us to add our own ‘love me, don’t leave me,’ label to encourage guests to take them home to prolong their use.

Being more sustainable in our culture and our teams are always looking for ways to improve this, we now have 111 ways in which the Scarlet is sustainable.

 

Scarlet Hotel, Cornwall

Five easy ways to prioritise your self-care in 2020

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Putting self-care at the top of your agenda is about looking after yourself first.

We’ve put together five quick and easy ways to begin 2020 with you as the priority:

1. Give yourself a five minute recoup moment each morning, or evening, whichever works for you. Find your favourite song and do nothing but love it (or dance to it!).

2. Build on the habits you love by noticing the positives in why you’re doing them, i.e. I’m going to yoga because it makes me feel calm and strong.

3. Don’t do it all alone, connect with a friend and combine social connection with you time (we’re biased, but a spa day might be good for that!)

4. Add something just for you to your to-do list, at the top, just one thing – book a haircut or read 10 pages of your book for example.

5. Try something new to kick start prioritising yourself. Always fancied an art class? Want to get to know other people at book club? Go for it!

Looking for a luxurious spa day? Discover our spa days and special offers.

5 ways to embrace holistic health this summer

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Holistic health sees the body, mind and spirit as a whole. Bringing these elements into balance is how we can cultivate optimum holistic health. In the Scarlet Spa, we find inspiration in the Ayurvedic tradition of holistic health. There are many ways in which we can create harmony and boost wellness. Below are some of our favourites for you to try this summer season:

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A spa manager’s guide to choosing the right spa treatment

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Whether you are a regular spa worshipper or use the spa for an occasional treat, sometimes it can be daunting to choose the right treatment.  With extensive menus and treatments to tempt the body and mind, it’s easy to get caught in indecision.

We asked our spa manager, Caroline, to give us some tips on how to make the most from your time in the Scarlet spa…

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Balancing Vata for Autumn Health

Balancing Vata for Autumn Health

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In Ayurveda, an ancient holistic health system, autumn is the season of the vata dosha – the subtle energy that governs movement. Literally translates as ‘wind,’ vata is dry and cold, moving in bursts.

When vata rises in autumn it can leave you feeling worn out, brittle, and susceptible to illness. If you’re experiencing dry skin, bad circulation, restless or fitful sleep, erratic routines, eating habits and bowel movements, constipation, or erratic thinking and a tendency to feel anxious, you may have excess vata.

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