In most cases, spas use flower-scented essential oils to create a relaxing atmosphere. Oils as well as scented candles comprise a very lucrative industry worldwide because of the huge demands of the wellness sector. The process of extracting oils from flowers, especially roses is a very tedious. One can say that it is not an economical idea to go the "home grown route" and extract oils yourself: to extract one ounce of rose petal oil you will need several pounds of petals at your disposal. Thus, making your own scented candles usually entails buying the essential oils from flowers from your local wellness store or ordering through a retail florist.
Imagine a lush, beautiful island in the tropics where, for centuries, massage and skin treatments have been an integral part of everyday life. Such a paradise actually exists! Bali, a Hindu island that is part of Indonesia, gave the world the concept of day spas. Balinese spas are most often open to the lush gardens and fragrant blooms that inhabit the island. Spa treatments include the use of the spices and flowers that grow right on the island for massage, facial, and skin treatments. This use of nature's bounty for the body shows - many Balinese of all ages have beautiful, clear skin.