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Datai Langkawi Launches New Spa Products; Partners Voya Organic Beauty

(02/11/22)  The Datai Langkawi has launched Akar, an organic plant-based spa line created exclusively for the resort.

Available as massage oils, lotions and poultices, Akar will be used in traditional Malaysian Ramuan treatments.

The luxury resort's spa has also introduced a new range of facial and body treatments using wild, sustainably hand-harvested seaweed by Irish brand, Voya Organic Beauty.

Meaning roots in Malay, Akars formulations are based on Ramuans practice of using plant-based ingredients to detoxify, rejuvenate and regenerate.

Beach massage beds at Datai Langkawi, Malaysia. Click to enlarge.
Beach massage beds at Datai Langkawi, Malaysia

The range comprises three lines, each drawn from one of the Datai Langkawis three biomes or habitats - rainforest, mangrove and sea.

The rainforest products harness a selection of the 15,000 species of local flowering plants, drawing on their healing, restorative and beautifying properties. Champaka, for example, is known for its antioxidant properties; ylang ylang can act as an anti-depressant; jasmine is known to be relaxing; nutmeg has pain relieving qualities and aids the digestive system; and cinnamon possesses antiseptic properties.

Products from the mangrove range incorporate ingredients that have been used for centuries to treat health disorders. Mangrove charcoal draws out impurities; pandan is known to lower blood pressure; and black glutinous rice has anti-ageing properties.

The sea range of products is made with micronutrients taken from the ocean, such as pearl that aids skin rejuvenation and can provide alight exfoliation, or seaweed which is moisturising and has anti-ageing qualities.

Guests of Datai Langkawi can complement their wellness treatments at the resorts Nature Centre where they can enjoy specially curated teas, made with curative herbs and spices; the Holistic Pavilion with meditation, yoga and pilates, focussing on the synthesis of natural healing methods, movement and breathing exercises to elicit a sense of wellbeing; or they can immerse themselves in the traditional Malay ritual of Mandi Embun (bathing in the forest dew) before diving into the refreshing waters of a pristine forest stream.

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