Around the World in Three Pedicures

With the release of Eat, Pray, Love today — the movie adaptation of the memoir of the same name, in which a newly divorced Elizabeth Gilbert travels through Italy, India, and Indonesia on a journey of self-discovery — I thought it was appropriate that I received a press release in my inbox with the subject line of “Take Clients on a Journey to Indonesia with Ritual Alami Bath & Body Products.” A Universal Companies brand, Ritual Alami offers a range of handmade spa products using raw ingredients indigenous to Indonesia. Botanicals, roots, and grains are taken directly from the source, then sun dried, chopped, ground, wok roasted, sifted, and infused. The line includes body masks, salt polishes, sugar scrubs, body scrubs, bath soaks, body butters, massage butters, cleansing bars, and exfoliation bars.
Why not take advantage of the buzz surrounding this movie and launch themed pedicures for all three featured countries? Our website will even provide you with the service recipes (some of which only require a trip to your local grocery store):
The Balinese Ginger Pedicure: Laurentius Salon in Philadelphia shares its protocols for a pedicure that incorporates organic ginger root, sesame seeds, coconut milk, lime, honey, and essential oils. Get the full step-by-step here:
The Indian Therapy Pedicure: Elizabeth Ashton Ayurvedic Nail Spa in Long Beach, Calif. shares its protocols for a pedicure that uses sliced ginger, chickpea flour, sesame oil, yogurt, powdered milk, and Keyano Aromatics Mango Mineral Bath and Mango Butter Cream. Get the full step-by-step here:
The Vinomanicure: Zi Spa & Salon in Coeur d'Alene, Idaho shares its protocols for a manicure that uses The Napa Valley Spa brand of grapeseed products. Get the full step-by-step here: (Scroll to page 4 in the PDF.) Beauty products manufacturer LCN also has Italian-inspired spa products in its Olive Care Line.

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