April 28, 2009

Your Inner Javanese Princess - Mande Lular

The Mande Lular is a centuries-old, detoxifying and beautifying ritual during which Javanese princesses prepared for their wedding day. What does this have to do with you, neither a princess nor a bride-to-be (at least yet)? Well, Sanctuary, the fabulous U.K. spa based in Covent Garden, London draws inspiration from the Mande Lular for its latest collection of bath and body products.

The collection also includes a bath crème and a body soufflé, but our favourite is the Sensuous Body Scrub, a sweetly scented, gentle scrub that sloughs off dry skin cells with its combination of rice bran wax, turmeric and vitamin E.

It may not seem like it right now, but that leg-baring weather is coming soon, ladies. So go on, turn your bathroom into a spa and get glowing gams before you dare to bare. $19.99 at drug stores. Check out www.thesanctuary.co.uk.

The Globe & Mail

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