On Sunday, I had the wonderful opportunity to attend a fundraising event benefiting the Fresh Start Women’s Foundation at the Aji Spa located on the ancient tribal lands of the Gila River Indian Community near Phoenix. I was so inspired to make some changes in my bathroom. This post is about Creating a spa-like feel in your own home.
The art and architecture of the spa represent the Pima (Akimel O’otham) and Maricopa (Pee Posh) tribes.
It was a beautiful location and the name “Aji” (pronounced Ahzgee ) is the Pima word for sanctuary. Indeed I felt very safe and relaxed upon entering this tranquil environment.
Upon arrival, I enjoyed 15 minutes of foot reflexology in one of the treatment rooms. This was a new experience for me and admittedly I could have laid there for much longer. I took in the neutral linen curtains and the white cotton linens that smelled heavenly. Dimmed lighting, soft music, and a few candles all contributed to the feeling of relaxation.
I spent the next few hours in their fitness room attending classes about aromatherapy, yoga, and creating your own spa treatments at home. I thought I would share a little of what I learned.
Creating a spa-like feel in your own home
Make Your Own Spa Treatments
You can also use any carrier oil (olive, almond, and grape seed among others) to create a scrub by mixing it with small amounts of cornmeal and sea salt. I had all of these items in my pantry and gave it a go. It did an excellent job of exfoliation.
It was amazing how many items such as lemon juice and green tea could be used for the skin as well as cleaning a home. I try to limit the number of preservatives and artificial additives I ingest, as well as what I clean my house with. I think I may make up some rose water next as I have a piling of ironing that awaits. It might make this dreaded chore a bit more enjoyable.