About Utama Spice...
Welcome to Utama Spice, your number one choice for all natural Aromatherapy products! Our recipes have been developed using ancient Balinese medicinal knowledge to insure a product that does more than simply smell good and feel fantastic.
We have spent over 2 decade studying ancient texts and developing formulas that change the way people think about and use personal care products. Our products have everything you need to help maintain young, youthful, healthy skin and nothing else. When you read the ingredients of our products you will notice that you do not need a PhD in Chemistry to understand what you are putting on, this is because we truly only use natural ingredients rather than naturally derived ingredients and other synthetics designed to cut manufacturing costs and create generic products that claim to be as good as the natural thing.
Utama Spice is a Balinese based company with its roots deeply entrenched in Ancient Balinese Herbal medicine. Utama Spice was started in 1989 and incorporated in 2000 by Melanie Templer and Dayu Suci after they realized that the ancient Balinese medicinal herbal knowledge that has proven to provide both extremely powerful and effective medicines for the Balinese over the past hundreds of years is being pushed aside to make room for modern day medicines. This problem is further compounded by the fact that the medicinal herbs themselves are being lost as they are continually being replaced with cash crops, ornamental flowers, and villa development projects. With their focus on "giving people back their birth right" as Melanie and Dayu put it the duo set out to put an end to this self-perpetuating cycle by developing the best all natural products nature can provide. Shining a light on the magic and impotents of plants that has already been lost in so many parts of the world.
To do this Melanie and Dayu make sure that every ingredient that goes into their recipes is of the highest of quality and maintain all of their healing properties. With the absence of binders, preservatives, and synthetics in Utama Spice products and through the use of high quality essential oils and other raw ingredients we are able to develop, produce, and supply our customers with an all-natural, highly effective, high quality product that is safe for the family.
We started as a micro family affair and have now grown to a small limited company employing around 20 people. We adhere to the famous Balinese cultural concept of TRI HITA KARANA, which commits us to respecting and working harmoniously with humanity, nature and the Divine. As a business, we have found a balance between generating an income from the herbs without damaging the environment in which they grow. We have done extensive research to support the local natural resource base and to enhance local farming skills in such areas as organic farming, bee farming and seaweed farming, it is these farming communities that produce the raw materials for our company's products.
At Utama Spice we take pride in developing and producing all natural beauty care products. To insure that we are successful with the development and production of our fantastic products we are continually making improvements to our production facilities, as well as insuring that we hire the right people for the job, including our own in house chemist who has a legal responsibility to insure that our facility, production methods, and production staff always maintain a slandered of excellence.
The lower level of our factory where the manufacturing of our products takes place is a completely closed off sterile environment outfitted with stainless steal bench tops for easy cleaning, individual production spaces for each type of product to insure no cross contamination, and its own cleaning station to insure all the equipment used in the manufacturing process stays in a sterile environment.
As we are still a relatively small production facility we are able to give our products the time and care needed for the creation of any fantastic product. To compliment our production facilities we have set up strict procedures for our production methods that insure the products and the raw materials for the products are checked at every stage of the process guaranteeing the highest quality. Our quality control procedures assign batch numbers to every ingredient used in our products giving us the ability to quickly trace, detect, and rectify any defect that might arise in the production process and make sure no other products have been affected.
By maintaining these levels of quality the end result is a product so fresh and natural you will want to eat it, and why shouldn't you? At Utama Spice we know that your skin is your body’s biggest organ and should be treated as such. This is why when we make our products we think of it as making food for the skin rather then simply cosmetics.
As Utama Spice has grown throughout the years so has our need to employee more staff to help nurture and grow the development, with the majority of our staff being made up of young, local, independent women from the surrounding villages. Many of our employees have been with us from the beginning and have an excellent understanding of the product and of Balinese herbal techniques.
With the majority of the staff being below the age of 30 Utama Spice plays host to an exciting and dynamic work environment encouraging comments, feedback, and ideas from all members of the staff no matter their position in the company or the qualification they hold.
We have a very flat management structure with the leaders often standing side by side the other employees and getting involved, not only to insure things are getting done properly but also to insure they always understand the work place through the eyes of all employees and insure it maintains its friendly relaxed environment
Vision for the future:
Over the last decade Utama Spice has come along way from our humble beginnings and we are now planning the future for our next accomplishments. Over the next decade we envision:
· Build a environmentally friendly production facilities with a carbon neutral footprint.
· Become one of the leading authorities for the production and development of 100% natural body care products.
· Develop a wide distribution network across Indonesia, Asia and the rest of the world
· Continue to promote the use of natural body care products through various forms of media.
· Continue investing in the people and community around us.
"The wonderful shop Utama Spice produces and distributes goods that are made from all 100% natural ingredients and herbs found in Bali, and I love the smells and the quality of the products which are not filled with chemicals."
"I love the hair oil it works wonders for dry hair! I left it in as a mask two weeks ago and my hair is still feeling fab!
And my face moisturiser is the COCO love really good on the FACE and absorbs straight away on the body I'm a total convert and a coco-love junkie!" Farah Mapara
"It was my grandmom who bought the items of Utama Spice at first, til I got the goodie bag from Kasey Suwenda's Air launching event, Utama Spice items in it, and since then, I use the Well Kiss hair oil everyday, and the Virgin Coconut oil for massage. Me loves em!" Justia Dharma
"You know when you open a really great skin care product. Visually it's beautiful, the smell is heavenly, and it feels rich and luxurious on your skin. This was my experience recently when I opened a box of skin care products from Utama Spice. I picked the box up at the post office and it filled my care with the most wonderful aroma. Even my 2 year old was asking me what was in the box."
We love these products and use them in conjunction with our detox fasting & cleansing retreats for the healing properties they contain and elimination of any nasty chemicals and toxins. Plus they are all made with LOVE.....and you can tell :) Natural Instict Healing.