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Indonesia, Naturally

By Sarah Kajonborrirak
Posted: August 22, 2007, from the September 2007 issue of Skin Inc. magazine.

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Heightened experiences
      Indonesian spa trends are not solely limited to treatments, however. The country’s spas also are looking for new ways to give their customers a better experience. One of the ways they do so is by offering a full range of natural products and eliminating brand products. Many spas have begun providing their own loofahs, for instance. They also are starting to use their own soaps and bath salts that typically come wonderfully packaged and have exotic smells. Exclusive essential and massage oils are available for sale, too, and they often come in hand-crafted ceramics and bottles. Offering traditional tonics and herbal infusions has also become very fashionable, especially those that contain Jamu ingredients such as black pepper, ginger, betel leaves and turmeric.
      With lush vegetation and a tropical climate, Indonesia is the perfect place for the spa industry’s natural ingredient and treatment trend to be thriving. Carefully chosen flora and generations-old traditions help Indonesian spas give skin the care it needs to be beautiful, and the scents and textures of the treatments are a welcome bonus. Taking a cue from the refreshing environment, the country’s back to nature attitude helps make a spa visit in Indonesia relaxing and rejuvenating—a true wellness experience all around.