Feeling good can be good for the planet, according to Salon Botanique of Morristown


Health care products at Morristown’s Salon Botanique Eco-Chic aren’t just tasteful…they’re tasty.

Mari Becker -Johnson gets a hand massage
Mari Becker-Johnson, diabetes program coordinator at Morristown Memorial Hospital, gets a hand massage form Sany O'Reilly of Salon Botanique at Morristown Memorial Earth Day celebration. Photo by Kevin Coughlin

Well, maybe that’s a stretch. But their organic skin-care and hair products are made from vegetables and fruits, said salon Manager Brianne Howard. So if you get really hungry…

“You basically can pretty much eat the product,” quipped Samantha Messenger, a hair designer who feels no qualms about working in the salon as a woman who is seven months pregnant. That’s because the place doesn’t use chemical-based products, she said.

Salon Botanique is one of the exhibitors at today’s Earth Day celebration at Morristown Memorial Hospital. It’s in the B-level auditorium until 3 pm. Stop over and say hello!

Brianne said the salon is painted with paints that are low in volatile organic chemicals. Water is filtered before it touches customers’ hair. Furniture is made from recycled materials. The floor is made from bamboo, a sustainable wood.

You can even get a hand massage, from Sandy O’Reilly. What’s sustainable about that?

“It reduces stress. In the long run, without stress, you don’t have disease. That’s dis-ease,” she said.

And of course, all of her hand lotions are organic.

samantha messenger and brianne howard
Samantha Messenger and Brianne Howard of Salon Botanique Eco-Chic at Earth Day celebration at Morristown Memorial Hospital. Photo by Kevin Coughlin
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