4192299908 9b8535d9e5 m After a long year of cleaning up the beach and marching for clean water, don’t we enviro-activists deserve some pampering? For green thinkers in need of a little R&R in Los Angeles, Chill Out LA could provide just the eco-rejuvenation needed to start 2010 ready to take on new activist challenges.

Chill Out LA isn’t an all-green site; it focuses on “spa, beauty and wellness news, deals and events in Los Angeles.” And of course, I always encourage doing your own homework to make sure the spots you frequent and stuff you use fit your eco-standards. That said, since many salons, yoga studios, and wellness companies are paying more attention to their increasingly eco-health minded clientele, Chill Out LA often features the latest on paraben-free facials, green yoga studios, and organic massage oils.

In fact, the latest Chill Out LA event — Sexy Serenity — was an eco-themed beauty and holiday shopping night co-organized with Sirens magazine, featuring hemp-happy fashion and lifestyle company Natural High Lifestyles, eco-conscious makeup company Tarte, and other green products and organizations. Women — and the occasional guy — packed the ROB|B OPI Concept salon/spa in Studio City to get their make-up, nails, and hair done in somewhat greener fashion.

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I stopped by and had a couple cocktails with 360 Vodka — and tasted some of the best hummus I’ve ever had from the Brunette Gourmette. Every guest got to leave with a generous gift bag filled with mostly-green items — including a full-sized face mask product from the eco-renowned Eminence Organics!

Want to make sure you balance your eco-activism with eco-pampering in 2010? Sign up for Chill Out LA’s weekly email list to get the latest chillaxing news and find out about the next Chill Out LA event.

Top image via Chill Out LA; photo by Siel

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