Body & Soul: Exotic Spa Treatments

| December/January 2010

Bliss out at home with our easy spa treatment recipes. Make your own massage oil, try our body treatments (Balinese Boreh, Javanese Lulur and Ginger Mint Body Glow) and pamper yourself with homemade jasmine water.

Exotic herbs, such as cinnamon basil (Ocimum basilicum ‘Cinnamon’), ginger mint (Mentha ×gracilis) or Arabian jasmine (Jasminum sambac), are now easier to find thanks to online seed catalogs and specialty garden centers. These new imported plants have unusual scents such as ginger, chocolate and pineapple and also have colorful leaves and flowers. For cosmetic use, they are enjoyable to use and create popular tropical body treatments, such as Balinese Boreh or Javanese Lulur that cleanse not only your skin but also your spirit. By adding these plants to your recipes and treatments, you will feel like you have been on a mini-vacation without having to board a plane or get out your passport.

5 Exotic Spa Treatments

• Cinnamon Basil Massage Oil 
• Balinese Boreh 
• Javanese Lulur 
• Ginger Mint Body Glow
• Iced Jasmine Spa Water 

6 Beauty Power-Foods

Avocado: This leathery green fruit is extremely moisturizing and rich. Use as a skin and hair conditioner. It is perfect as a facial mask for dry skin.   

Banana: Rich in potassium and vitamin C, this fruit is a natural moisturizer. The mashed flesh makes a conditioning mask for dry, damaged hair.

Cherimoya: This creamy fruit is used in body scrubs and masks. Mix with ground nuts or cornmeal and massage all over your body for an exfoliating treatment.

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