What we do

We inspire natural, sustainable and holistic self care options through educational and engaging experiences.

Self care education is provided in workshops, courses, retreats and parties with an emphasis on empowerment and accessibility. 

Our Vision

We want to create a world of greater wellbeing for ourselves and the planet that we live on. 

Our Mission

Our mission is to inspire and teach natural, sustainable and holistic self care practices that are easy to apply to every day life.

Our Values

Empower

We aim to empower our community to be their own self care expert

educate

We educate our community by showing them how to apply the self care that suits them 

Self Care before giving care

We believe in attending to our own self care before giving care to others - you can't pour from an empty cup

inspire Opportunity thinking

We demonstrate that there are always many opportunities to any challenge and aim to inspire opportunity thinking 

To Continuously Improve

We proactively search for learning, feedback and reflection to continuously improve our service

 

 

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About Shereen

 
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Abanico Spa was founded by Shereen Soliman in 2017.

After recovering from some traumatic life events, she immersed herself in the world of self care, therapies and personal development in an effort to grow out of the difficult situation she'd been presented with.  During this time she found that many of the self care products used in wellness therapies contained chemicals, and had little to no consideration for the environmental impact the products created. It seemed quite contradictory to her, that the same therapies which promoted wellbeing of people and the world would actually created more harm in the long run.

In 2017 she decided to use her skills, knowledge and experience to do something about this. She published her first book: The Backpackers Natural Beauty Book, and started running a variety of educational and pampering workshops under the brand Abanico Spa. 

Shereen has an MSc in Environmental & Energy Studies (specialising in natural materials), a BA (Hons) in Business Studies, and is a qualified Beauty Therapist and Beauty Therapist Trainer. She's passionate about sustainability, personal development, writing, science, entrepreneurship & all things spa & wellbeing related. She's got a wealth of experience in sustainable practices as well as marketing, which gives her the gift of telling the difference between the science and the 'green wash'. She's on a mission to share this knowledge with the world to create more natural, sustainable and holistic self care options.