the story of lemongrass house
It was the natural healing properties of Lemongrass that captivated and inspired Lemongrass House owner's Bobby and Palita Duchowny. After years of learning the art of Aromatherapy in remote farms around the world, the couple established Lemongrass House in 1996.
Lemongrass House is committed to developing specialized, ecofriendly products based on a belief in a deep understanding of natural ingredients and essential oils.
As a third generation Film Maker from Los Angeles, California, Bobby's fascination with scents began when his Grandfather told him how movie theaters would pump the scent of popcorn out into the street to lure in potential customers. Years later, after studying Aromatherapy in remote farms around the world Bobby founded Lemongrass House with his wife Palita. The brand began in the famous Chatuchat Market in Bangkok and it wasn't long until UNICEF placed an order for his signature Mosquito Repellent (a product they still use today!).
Our headquarters (constructed of yellow and green recycled shipping containers) sits in the popular Cherngtalay district of Phuket, Thailand. This location enables Lemongrass House to be at the heart of one of the world’s best spa cultures – continually inspiring innovation, creativity and feedback to Bobby and his whole team.
Today, Lemongrass House has grown to become one of the leading Spa and hotel suppliers in the world - distributed in 28 countries and found in over 100 five and six star hotels and spas around the world.
But just how exactly did Lemongrass House end up here on Singapore's shores? Sarafina Pavia (who is half Singaporean, half New Zealander) actually stumbled upon the brand while vacationing in Phuket. After a meeting with Bobby, her mind became set: this unique brand was coming to Singapore! In 2008 (with the launch of her Liang Court store) Lemongrass House Singapore officially opened for business! Today, with 4 stores island wide, Sarafina remains passionately dedicated to revealing this spa secret to beauty lovers island-wide!