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Sunday, 23 February 2014

Ovale Lulur Bali


After experiencing the benefit of Ovale Lulur Bali exfoliates dead-skin and all the dirt.

There are 6 variant of Ovale Lulur Bali available in Malaysia



The picture I copy from Webstagram
and its 6 traditional body scrubs 


 

Coffee

Ancient Javanese used to use ground coffee and tamarind (Asam Jawa) to scrub their body before the shower, this recipe was copied from the Royal Family where their maid prepared fresh body scrubs to rub over their body to keep the skin clean and fresh.


The mix of coffee ground and soft sandalwood aroma is always reminding me with the Balinese SPA in Mont Kiara. The difference is that now I need to pay nothing to enjoy it cos I am doing it at home :)





Honey Coconut



Chocolate

The concept of Honey Coconut and Chocolate almost similar, which giving a deep moisturizer while the scrubs exfoliate the dead skin. The difference is that Honey Coconut use coconut oil as a moisturizing agent, while chocolate use cocoa butter. We all know the great benefit of coconut oil and cocoa butter to our skin :)




Milk


Bengkoang / Yam Bean / Sengkuang

Milk and Bengkuang has a similar effect when they apply to our skin. In old day we used to grate yam bean to make yam bean paste and applied to our face after outdoor activity to prevent the skin getting darker from the sun.

Or our elder sister and aunties applied fresh milk to their body with baking brush, stand in front of table fan to make it dry before shower (*yes, they were really doing it in the old days).

Ovale lulur bali adopt the old-folks recipe to their modern body scrubs.
I am lucky that I don't have to brush my self with fresh milk.




Boreh


Boreh is a traditional Balinese Mixed Spice which then pounded, blended with olive or coconut oil which then rub over the body before a massage session. What I can remember from the aroma, boreh contain of a lot lot lot of ginger, cloves, cinnamon and nutmeg. Boreh giving a warm sensation to our body. 

Boreh spices together with massages will improve blood circulation, reduce the stress and give extra relaxation.

Here is the Malaysian seller for Ovale Balinese Scrub :  http://web.stagram.com/n/bali_lulur_my/


Wednesday, 19 February 2014

How Do I Love Balinese Body Scrub


Lulur is a very common word in Indonesia and Malaysia. Related to homemade body scrubs traditionally used by men and women to remove the dead skins, dirt and to improve the blood circulation.

I still remember when I was a kid, my mom used 
to grind coffee bean, rice and tamarind and mixed with coconut oil to scrub my body. 

This habit keeps continue until now just the different I don't grind my own coffee, but bought it from the store.




Ovale lulur Bali I bought from Department Store in Indonesia




Most of the ingredients are very familiar to me,
Oryza sativa : rice
Manihot Utilissima : cassava / tapioca
Olive Oil
Zea Mays starch : cornstarch



Natural Aromatic Oil,

Now I know why sometimes people said the aroma if the scrubs is very strong
Its essential oil



The one I open now is milk-body scrub
We all know that milk is one of the best natural cleanser, and it's used widely in many products such: milk cleanser, milk bath, milk body mask, etc.

The aroma is a bit too strong that I need to open 
My window, otherwise the whole living room will smell like lulur (good smells tho)



The scrub agent is grounded rice
Yes.... Uncooked, grounded rice

Since I know it's a natural ingredients, nothing to worry about



Put a bit of the lulur paste on your skin,
Spread all over
PS you don't need lots of amount to the skin, like another lulur which you need to put extra generous. 
Lulur Bali is very thick, I only need a little bit and smear it over.
It's enough to clean around




Rub gently, 
We can see that the scrub start took around our dirt and make the cream change the color/texture of the cream after a while.

yup, that is the dirt coming off my body



That is my whole day dirt collection I got from
Metro-bus, my own sweat, make up and many more. 
How much you think you can collect after whole week working and jogging...?

I quite like lulur Bali, even if when I purchase it was a bit expensive (RM 20.00) for such a small container compared to the normal body scrubs in supermarket (RM 8 - 10) for 250gr.

But now I know why it makes them a bit pricey...

The Pro's
  • Traditionally made, less chemical
  • Natural aroma (ylang-ylang, coffee, chocolate, jasmine), no artificial perfume.
  • Need less effort to scrub the body around compared to other product
  • Thicker, less cream needed compared to other product
  • Smaller container, easier to bring to travel. Esp fussy flight
  • Just rinse on the shower, no shower gel needed. 


The Contra's:
  • Pricey
  • The aroma limited to traditional aroma, for some people might find it odd
  • After scrubbing your body, you might need to scrub your shower floor. I suggest to stand on a towel, easier to clean.
  • It's not 100% natural, bit of chemical and preservatives in the product













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Saturday, 15 February 2014

Balik Kampong Trip: Day Three





Around the house


Guava Tree



What you call it?
grows in our backyard
nice for soup




another fruits I don't even know the name in English
Srikaya

little niece visit us



Jojo the old man



The new alarm


The Kampong Road




The "super" wet market


video



Good view around like always


A nice body scrubs from Bali



That it...
Back to KL



Tuesday, 11 February 2014

Balik Kampong Trip: Day Two




I didn't go anywhere whenever balik kampong. Just chill around the house, eat and sleep. It's totally rest and hiding place from anything, anybody, anywhere.



In the morning, we found a wild quail eggs in the paddy field this morning, I was meant to hatch it but my mom said it can't be hatch because they spray the field with pesticide. She just threw them in the boiled water. SAD...!!!






For breakfast, my mom had prepared the special dish for me. 
I've been requested her to make it just because I LOVE IT SO MUCH


It was kampong (village) style of salad made from Ulam Raja / kenikir, bean sprout, and any other green we could find around the house. Boiled, mixed with spicy grated coconut, served with steamed rice and deep fried baby fish.

Oh so good....

Spicy Urap Kenikir  and Rice

steamed rice cake,
the Chinese use it for prayer...
we eat it as breakfast :)




at 9 something both of my nieces arrived.
They always came to my parent's place after school up to their mother pick them up


they steal my heart




hang around with my sister too...



damage my hairstyle with this stupid beauty center re-fukin-bonding
leave me like a wet rat


Afternoon, everybody repeated my birthday party (again)
I had a countless birthday party like usual...

As a Javanese old folks, birthday is not a cake but this cone-shaped yellow steamed fragant rice served with various side dish includes roasted chicken, vegetable, fried noodle, and many more we wish.




And of course, somebody wants to have birthday party too...


yeah, two of them