“Bobby Duchowny studied aromatherapy — a healing art that promotes
massage, when combined with specific herb and spice oils, as a method to
reduce stress, boost energy and heal certain physical ailments – at
the American Aromatherapy Association.
“Some years ago while on holiday in Thailand, he visited an organic
farm in Petchaboon province and became interested in the natural healing
properties of Thai herbs and spices.
“I was particularly attracted to lemon grass as it was used in many
popular Thai foods, as a medicine for stomach disorders and even as a repellent
for mosquitoes,” he recalls.
Bobby used lemon grass as his signature herb to create a line of essential
oils, face and body creams, shower gels and bath crystals, which he and
his wife Palita sold at Bangkok’s world-famous Weekend Market.
||“What started, several years ago, as
a modest enterprise has blossomed into a successful operation offering
90 oils and a wide range of body care products through eleven outlets,
as well as supplying many of Thailand’s top resorts and spas
with aromatherapy oils.
“Our advantage is that we produce the freshest spa products and our
stock is never kept longer than three months; using fresh spa products is
like eating fresh food rather than processed food.”
“Based on his years experiences at some of the top spas in Southeast
Asia, Bobby has developed a full line of healthy skin care products. For
example, his hydrating face and body creams have 25 per cent aloe vera,
white orchid and cucumber extracts. And he’s developed a revitalizing
mineral muscle soak made from Andaman sea salt crystals, blended with white
orchid and chamomile extracts, to help draw out impurities and soothe and
revive tense muscles.
“People are sensitive to different scents at different times of day.
It’s a good idea to get a variety of essential oils and experiment
with what smells and feels good,” he says. “Our aromatherapy
massage and body oils can be either uplifting or calming to the spirit.
They’re carefully balanced hand blended oils created by adding fragrant
pure essential oils to nourishing, vitamin E enriched, sweet almond and
jojoba base oils.
“Other therapies include a Thai tanaka and seaweed face mask used
for centuries in Asia as a rejuvenator for skin damaged by the sun. But
the Lemongrass House foundation is built on the fragrant, highly concentrated
essential oils that are volatile extracts of flowers, leaves, spices, fruits,
woods and roots, each with its own benefits to the body and mind.
“Lemongrass House on Phuket is located across from Surin Beach. Here
Bobby and Palita offer their full range of spa products at modest prices,
making perfect gifts for friends and family who can enjoy the aromatic scents
of Asia in the privacy of their homes – no matter where in the world