Photo courtesy Taman Sari Royal Heritage Spa

Photo courtesy Taman Sari Royal Heritage Spa

Know Your Spa Treatments: Javanese Lulur Body Exfoliation

What is it? Javanese Lulur Body Exfoliation is a traditional Javanese beauty ritual. The sumptuous body scrub contains turmeric, pandan wangi leaves, and temu giring in a rice powder base. The ingredients in this yellow paste are said to purify, exfoliate, and stimulate skin cell regeneration.

Who does it? Taman Sari Royal Heritage Spa, Whistler, British Columbia, Canada (

What they say about it: “This luxurious body scrub is believed to be one of nature’s best exfoliating methods. A traditional Javanese health and beauty ritual, it has been used by the ladies of the royal families for centuries. Traditionally it was used on the brides-to-be of the royal families each day for 40 days prior to the wedding to cleanse, smooth, soften, and rejuvenate their skin.”

What they charge: $165 (50 minutes)

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