While I’m clearly all about travel here on Malorie’s Adventures, every once in a while, all I could ask for is a nice relaxing day at home where I unwind and plan out my next adventure. For this, I really like to set the mood, put together a full day of selfcare, light a fire if it’s cold or sit outdoors if it’s warm, and hop on my computer to plan out an adventure or write a script for Weird World Adventures. I recently discovered Utama Spice, and their products have immediately helped me become more mindful and relaxed throughout my planning days at home. Because of this, I just had to share my experiences with everyone!
What I love most about Utama Spice is that its products are 100% natural, and the company is based out of Ubud, Bali. Their mission is to apply the traditional herbal knowledge from Bali to create products that both enhance your natural beauty and inspire you. Perhaps, that’s why I love these products so much- it’s like bringing my love of travel to me by bringing a piece of the traditions of Bali into my home. That being said, here are my favorite products from Utama Spice!
I cannot recommend the Natural Incense sticks from Utama Spice enough. While I’ve always been a lover of incense, I can easily say that these are the best quality incense I’ve used to date. They are thick, they burn for quite a long time, and each incense box comes with a little handle placed on the side so you can burn the incense in the box it comes in. You don’t need an additional holder! Most of the incense I’ve used in the past came with thin or flaky wood or was brittle. These are high quality and thick, and I can’t emphasize that enough. While I like all the incense from Utama Spice (and the Begone Bug Incense use natural herbs and spices that repel insects, which is fabulous), the Moonflower Incense is my favorite scent. These are made with locally sourced herbs and spices from Bali and are hand-rolled. I love the blend of flowers, bark, and herbs in this scent, specifically, and I find that lighting this incense also assists me in meditation on my relax days. It allows me to go to a more mindful state. If that doesn’t make for a perfect day from home, I don’t know what does.
Tea Tree Face Scrub
Part of my decompression days involves taking a nice, long bath. You better believe that this includes practicing good facial and hair care. This begins with a nice facial scrub prior to my bath time. I love using the Tea Tree Face Scrub, as it is both light but also refreshing. The scrub itself is very gentle and soft on my skin, which is fabulous, as most scrubs are a bit rough. The tea tree oil then draws out the toxins and impurities to help reduce excess oil and keep my skin fresh and clean. It leaves me with a soft, clean tingling feeling that I really enjoy.
Lavender Hair Oil
As I soak, I like to prep my hair with the Lavender Hair Oil. My ends tend to get pretty drastically split while I’m traveling around the world in a plethora of different conditions, so I love the Lavender Hair Oil, as it uses coconut oil and lavender to help repair the brittle, damaged ends that I get. I apply it in my hair and then put my hair up in a bun while I soak until I’m ready to wash it out. I can say, it’s been doing wonders to my split ends!
All in all, no matter where you are in the world or what you do, it’s so important to take a day to focus on yourself, whether that means being mindful and just taking it easy or planning out your next adventure. I encourage you to try to add some Utama Spice into your next ‘you’ day, as I can say it’s done wonders for mine!