Taken internally, ginger also aids in digestion and soothes nausea. Not long ago, in my home in New Jersey, I spent a cold autumn evening experimenting with this powerful warming ingredient. Standing naked in my bath, I mixed a body paste a combination of ground spices, herbs and rice powder with JAMU Ginger Spice Organic Massage Oil and warm water, then gently painted it onto my body. Reclining once more, and sipping a cup of hot ginger tea, I felt both warm and deliciously fragrant — my skin reminiscent of a gingersnap cookie, fresh from the oven.
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Fragrant, colorful, rich with tradition; these are the elements of the Javanese wedding ceremony. On the wedding day, the bride and groom are adorned with jasmine flowers and wrapped in jasmine-scented traditional fabrics accented with ornate brass and gold ornaments. The throne where they reside for most of the wedding day is decorated with flowers as well. Later, the couple will find their bedroom entrance and honeymoon bed covered with flowers, sweet rice cakes, coconuts and auspicious bundles of plants. These are given as offerings for fertility that their first evening together be blessed with offspring.
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Spa Treatment Chances are, your skin looks less than radiant thanks to overexposure to harsh environmental conditions wind, cold air and sun paired with a lack of exfoliation. The best way to revitalize a dull complexion is with skin-polishing fruit extracts. Grapefruit extract is applied to boost skins radiance. The vitamin C in it helps activate the pigmentation cells in the skin, which brings about a healthy glow.
Twenty-five years ago, my husband Cary and I lived and worked in Indonesia, calling Bali our island home for almost 10 years. This was the s, when world-class spas were just getting started. There was an overall feeling that what comes from the West is best, yet we focused on spa design to preserve elements of Indonesian culture. What if we could all inspire our lives and the earth with sacred moments? For example, start with a morning self-massage with organic body oils and a reading from an inspiring book, then finish each day with gratitude, breath and tingsha—meditation chimes before sleep for soulful peace and calm.