Saturday, May 3, 2014

Padang Bai, Bali, Spiral Spa @ Bloo, Frangipani essential oil

 Padang Bai, Bali, Spiral Spa @ Bloo, 
Frangipani essential oil

In this article Spiral Spa @ Bloo, Padang Bai, Bali wants to introduce you to Frangipani essential oil and the Frangipani flower, which is probably one of the most popular flowers on our beautiful island.

1.) Origin of Frangipani essential oil:

Even though the Frangipani Tree is commonly associated with Bali, it roots are originally in Central- and South America, the Caribbean, Mexico and Brazil. But from there it must have spread a long time ago, due to the fact that the tree plays an important role in almost every folklore in South East Asia and India.

In India for example the tree is known as the “Tree of life”, due to its healing capacity’s and the fact that even if  a section is cut from the tree, it will keep flowering. In Bali it is frequently used in offerings, and planted all over the island. In Bali and in Indonesia, it is widely believed that it attracts spirits that choose to life in the tree. They are often planted in temple, but there is one kind of frangipani ( A white variation from Java) that is normally planted on graves.

2.) Properties of Frangipani essential oil:

Frangipani essential oil has a sweet, fruity and floral aroma and has a pale yellow appearance. It is a clear liquid with light consistency.

3.) Precautions for use:

The general precautions for essential oils should be taken (click here), but small amounts can as well be directly applied to intact and not sensitive skin. Like all the other essential oils it should not be taken during pregnancy. Spiral Spa @ Bloo, Padang Bai, Bali does not recommend to use any essential oils internally. Instead of an internal use always the use of the plant itself is recommended.

4.) Use:

Frangipani essential oil is widely used in high class perfumery. Here at Spiral Spa @ Bloo, Padang Bai, Bali we choose it for our shampoo, conditioner, shower gel and body lotion, because of it incredible gentle sweet and bloomy smell in combination with antibacterial properties. It is very easy absorbed from the skin and suitable even for sensitive skin, what makes it for us a perfect choice.

When vaporized and used in Aroma Therapy it is well known for relieving stress and up lifting the spirit. It is very harmonizing and a good choice for the use in meditation.

Like we said we don’t recommend the internal use of essential oil, but the Frangipani Tree as well offers some interesting possibilities. So can for example the white liquid that pours out of the tree when it is cut be used to curer warts, and the flowers can be eaten as vegetable (cooked) or used in a tea to improve digestion. 

Spiral Spa @ Bloo, Padang Bai, Bali hopes you enjoyed reading.

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