Wednesday, 10 August 2011

Ancient Royal Treatment Scrub : Mandi Lulur

Asian ideology believes that the desire to be beautiful is valid and not a pursuit of vanity. Beauty is believed not only to be external but also internal so that any treatment that is associated with the pursuit of inner peace is desired. Taking the time to indulge in beauty treatments helps an individual to get back in touch with their bodies – a rewarding ritual.
One such rewarding treatment is the Mandi Lulur.This is a  treatment that has been practised in the Javanese palaces since the 17th century. This process is an exfoliation and polishing of the body that leaves the skin soft, supple and shiny 
This exfoliation and massage process involves a paste made up of herbs and other ingredients that have been soaked in water and blended into a scrub. The paste is then massaged into the entire body and left to dry for 20 to 30 minutes. After the paste has dried, it is then rubbed off to complete the exfoliation. The remaining paste is then washed or showered off. A slight yellow tinge may be left on the skin because of the turmeric in the paste; this will easily wash off with soap. The resulting effect is softer skin and improved skin quality.

Lulur Beras Kunyit:

1 cup crushed rice
1 cup tumeric powder
1 cup rose water
1/4 cup olive oil

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