When you think of coming to Bali to relax, one of the things you might do is to try some of the best spa and wellness in Bali -- while you enjoy it the most, you'll soon realize that your visit will come to an end. But don't worry, here are some of the best Bali spa products for you to bring the natural remedy back home.
Balinese Body Scrubs (Lulur)
Adopted from Indonesian traditions to exfoliate and polish the skin, this Bali's traditional body scrubs will smooth your skin and warm your body with its natural herbs, spices, and flowers. One of these popular Bali spa products consists of the freshly ground Balinese rice, sticky rice, skim milk, fresh aloe vera, virgin coconut oil, and extracts of the specific flower, fruits, or beans for various aromas, such as carrot, avocado, pandan leaf, papaya, coffee, green tea, chocolate, strawberry, citronella, lavender, jasmine, frangipani, ylang-ylang, rose, cempaka-magnolia, sandalwood, aloe vera, or seaweed. Apply the mask to the skin and let it dry before rubbing it off gently, and you can use it once every 1 to 2 weeks.
Boreh is a healing pack traditionally made of a combination of roots, herbs, and spices, which is used to warm the body, increase blood circulation, relieve the aching joints, sore muscles, and headaches. This traditional Bali spa product consists of rice, ginger, Lesser galangal (kencur), turmeric, clove, cardamom, cinnamon, coriander, nutmeg, star anise, shredded coconut, and salt. Apply this paste to the whole body except sensitive areas, and wrap it with a cloth before taking some flower bath after treatment.
Balinese Body Mask
The Balinese body mask is usually made of honey and milk, aloe vera, and jicama (bangkuang), which contain saturated fat, protein, calcium, and vitamin C, to soften, moist, and make your skin glow. Apply the body mask to your skin after rubbing the body scrubs, and end it with some flower bath for relaxing results.
Balinese Facial Products
Some fresh local products – such as avocado, cucumber, lemon, exotic fragrant flowers, honey, egg white, and jicama (bangkuang) – are usually used in Balinese spa facial treatment. This treatment starts with some face milk cleanser (to cleanse and prepare the skin), followed by face peeling (to remove the dead skin), face massage cream (to drain out the toxin and strengthen the skin), and face mask (to moisturize and cool the skin) respectively – mostly available in frangipani or rose aroma. For a face mask, you can choose the base made of jicama (bangkuang), aloe vera, or sandalwood.
Balinese Aromatherapy Massage Oil
Balinese relaxing massage helps to release the tension, reduce pain, and improve blood circulation. This relaxing technique uses the massage oil made of some coconut oil or soya bean oil mixed with some fruit or flower essential oils (with the aroma of frangipani, lavender, jasmine, ylang-ylang, sandalwood, magnolia, rose, citronella, lemon, strawberry, chocolate), or with some warming oils of herbs like lemongrass, cloves, ginger, and black pepper.
Balinese Hair Cream Bath
To give nutrition and take care of the hair, some Bali spa products are available including natural shampoo, natural hair cream bath, and natural hair conditioner, which mostly has the aroma of the aloe vera, green tea, avocado, frangipani, jasmine, ylang-ylang, lemongrass, magnolia, and rose.
Places to buy the best Bali Spa products
There are some brands and shops around Bali selling a wide range of Bali spa products, such as Utama Spice with stores in Sanur and Ubud, Sensatia Botanical in some strategic locations, Eco-Living Bali in Kerobokan, Blue Stone Botanicals in Ubud, Cantika Zest Spa in Ubud, Bali Balance in Kerobokan, and some other stalls in the shopping malls around Bali.