Source Vital & Sanctuary Spa Event
A few weeks ago I was invited to the Source Vitál Apothecary and Sanctuary Spa Mother’s Day event. I've covered Source Vital before in my review of the Source Vital After Workout Kit and in covering their facial products, so obviously I was excited about the event. I had never heard of the Sanctuary Spa til I got the invite, which isn't saying much because spas are something I talk about going to but never quite make it to. Funny enough the Sanctuary Spa is also the birthplace of the Source Vital brand, so it seems fitting that I would finally pay them a visit.
Sanctuary Spa has been recognized by numerous publications like Time Magazine, Allure, and Vogue to name a few. They've also won numerous awards, and are recognized nationally as a true therapeutic spa. The spa was founded in 1984 by Brea Gratia, and is built on a philosophy of utilizing hydrotherapeutic principles. This is one of the things that really intrigued me about the spa. I have very sensitive skin and a long history of bad reactions to products, so I need a more holistic approach to skin care.
The event consisted of an exploration of all things wellness as myself and other local influencers toured through the spa visiting 3 stations where we could customize our own beauty treatments.The stations included making your own facial cocktail, algae mask, and discovering aromatherapy inhalers.
Station 1: Facial Cocktail
Here's how it works:
- First we selected our cocktail base which consists of hydrating combo of seaweed, aloe vera, cucumber extracts, green tea, and essential oils.
- Next we select an oil infusion. Each infusion has been formulated using essential oils and botanicals to improve the appearance of a variety of skin types. I have dry skin so I always go with a hydrating oil.
- Next up is adding a cocktail booster to add ingredients like vitamins, fatty acids, or antioxidants. Basically the good stuff.
In the next station we were able to make our own seaweed-based facial mask. Now I love a good facial mask but again with my sensitive skin there are very few that I can use or tolerate on my face for any length of time. Once I thought that I was playing in safe by using a customized organic facial mask, until my skin started to insatiably burn, even after removal. Turns out I had an allergic reaction which also lead to weeks of dead skin flaking off my face. So far I've used my algae mask twice without any issues.
Station 2: Make Your Own Mask.
- Select serum made with essential oils and pure botanicals. I chose one for hydrating skin.
- Next you have the option to add an exfoliant. I went with the rosehip seed powder.
- Lastly you can add a personalized shot. I added the activated charcoal which purifies the skin and helps to reduce the look of pores.
Station 3: Aromatherapy Inhalers
The aromatherapy inhalers are part of their aromatherapy on the go products, made to assist with a variety of issues like fatigue, brain fog and stuffiness. I chose inhalers to help with respiratory issued due to my allergies, and stress management. I might look crazy huffing lavender in a coffee shop to reduce my stress, but I love it.
Guests to the event were also given a raffle ticket to win a variety of prizes for either spa services or Source Vital products. By the end of the night the last prize announced was a $100 gift card to Sanctuary Spa, and another $100 girt card for Source Vital. I no kidding under my breath started to say my name over and over hoping to hear it called and what do you know...I won!!!
Weeks after the event I have religiously been using my facial cocktail, algae mask, and the complimentary bottle of deep scrub that came in our goodie bag. The facial cocktail is probably my favorite. The feel and clean vibrant smell that it leaves behind is intoxicating to say the least. I'll be following up with another blog post about the service that I plan to get at Sancuary Spa using my gift card. If you follow MsIndependent Insta-stories you might have an idea of what it is, but for now let's just say that it's very Y-nique. 😉