Seven Flowers Mandi Bunga Bath Tea
What is a Seven Flowers (Mandi Bunga) Bath Tea? Perhaps the older generation is quite accustomed to this Asian cultural ritual that has been around for a very long time.
If you have just heard about this cleansing bath ritual, go ahead and ask your parents about this famous mandi bunga that is well-known to ‘buang suay‘ or get rid of bad luck and energies.
Seven Flowers Mandi Bunga Bath Tea
At Green Daun New Age Craft Shop, we create our own 7 flower bath tea bags using carefully selected dried flowers which are infused with positive and good intentions.
They come in a large tea bag that holds the mixture of the seven flowers and herbs, and is ready to be used one-time after your shower.
Remember, a bath tea is not something that you make tea with. It is purely for soaking in your bathtub or in a bucket of water.
Gone are the good old days of running around to specifically look for seven different flowers for your Mandi Bunga, but there are some that still practice this old way.
Why Do People Mandi Bunga?
Overall, Asians have a believe that by bathing oneself with the seven different flowers, it will rinse away all the bad luck and bring on good fortune and new beginnings.
The common belief is that this ritual is practised whenever a person is feeling stuck, negative, stressed, in need of a renewal or new beginnings.
Afterall, when things start to go wrong, or have been wrong for a long time, people tend to look for alternative remedies to fix the problems. I mean, you cannot go to a doctor and ask about fixing your bad luck right?
What is the Mandi Bunga History?
I am sure many of you may want to know about this unique ritual bath and the history goes a long way back, probably before our great great grandparents time.
The ritual of flower bathing dates back to the Egyptian and Roman times or even before that, but I am not going to discuss that here as this one is more of our Southeast Asian culture.
This unique Mandi Bunga ritual is also not a Malaysian ritual, but an Asian ritual that is practised from India all the way to Papua New Guinea.
However, in Malaysia, it is also practised by numerous races and each of them having their own reasoning for the flower bath. I will do my best to share each one below;
Malay Mandi Bunga – The local Malays strongly believe in using Kaffir Lime (Limau Purut) in their mandi bunga rituals as it assists in getting rid of black magic, evil and bad luck. It is also a common practice for increasing the aura field, beautification and even for marriage rituals.
Chinese Mandi Bunga – Some local Chinese will use Pomelo Leaves and Kaffir Lime in their mandi bunga as they believe it helps to get rid of bad luck and bring in good luck or Ong.
Indian Mandi Bunga – The local Indian mandi bunga is some sort similar to the Malay style, but there are those who follow the ancient Hindu way of the flower bath. Some add in various herbs according to ancient Sanskrit text.
Why Use 7 Flowers?
There are many different reasons for this but the most common one is how the seven colors of the chakra are related to this.
Some believe that the different colour flowers are used because in Tibetan Buddhism it is believed that each color represents a specific energy or vibration.
What is ‘Buang Suay’?
Buang Suay is a very local Malaysian term for throwing away the bad luck. Buang means throw away while Suay is bad luck. However, this term mixes a combination of Malay and Chinese words creating a very Malaysian term.
Suay happens when we hit a point of bad luck, especially in anything we do, and often we may not notice it. Usually it applies to almost anything we do – work, relationships, friendships and even gambling!
There are numerous local remedies for ‘Buang Suay‘ but the most common in all societies is of course the ‘Mandi Bunga‘ or seven flowers bath.
When is a Good Time to do a Mandi Bunga Bath?
Anytime – Depends on your situation, the most common is when you feel that you need to take a seven flower bath. This means that it can be done anytime you desire. But do it once a month only.
New Moon – Some believe that the new moon signifies a new beginning and it is during the any new moon that people take the seven flower mandi bunga bath.
Last Day of the Year – There are even those who will take the very last day of the year to cleanse all their negativity and suay that has built up through the year.
Why Use Our Seven Flowers Mandi Bunga Bath Tea?
Some may say that they prefer to go and look for seven different flowers to perform their own mandi bunga, but in this current day, it can be quite difficult to source them.
We at Green Daun have come up with our own seven flower bath tea that has been made with pure positive intentions put into the bath tea bag. This means that our product is ready to be used without hassle.
While performing the flower bath, you simply just set your positive intentions and our intention-infused flower mix will accompany your positive intentions.
How to Take a 7 Flower Mandi Bunga Bath?
Though many may already know how to perform a seven flower bath, we will just share with you the most common way it is done. Some may choose to do it differently by adding in other things.
- Prepare a small bucket of water
- Add in the Seven Flower Bath Tea and mix it with the water
- Put the bucket aside and take your normal shower
- After shower, take the bucket and set your intentions
- Pour it over yourself with positive and good intentions
- Rinse yourself off with the shower and dry up
- Use a plastic bag to pick up the used bath tea bag (do not use your hands)
- Immediately dispose of the bath tea bag flowers outside your home
The reason you do not use your hands is because you already washed away all the bad luck (suay) and the flowers have absorbed it. If you use your hands, the bad luck may transfer back to you.
Throwing it immediately out of your house means that you are taking the bad luck out of your home. Some people will throw in the dustbin at home, but then the bad luck will still linger around hence it is better to throw it out of the house.
Where to Buy Seven Flowers Bath Tea?
You can buy the 7 flower bath tea bags at Green daun new age craft shop in Damansara Perdana, PJ. We sell them in individual packs which are ready to be used anytime you like.
Unfortunately we do not mass produce them as they are all made individually with positive intentions set into each of them. This is to ensure that we provide quality products to our walk-in customers.
If you are out of Selangor or Kuala Lumpur, you can also visit our online shop to buy the Mandi Bunga or Seven Flower tea bath bags.
Types of Mandi Bunga in Malaysia
Just before we end, there are actually a few types of seven flower or mandi bunga baths available all around Malaysia.
This is for your additional knowledge as I am sure not many of you may have heard of this. They are;
Personal Mandi Bunga – The most common one is the self-done mandi bunga where you go out and hunt for the seven flowers and do it yourself.
Spa Mandi Bunga – These are offered by some local and international spas where some of the prices range from RM250 to RM1500 per session, and per person.
Specialist Mandi Bunga – This is done by elderly people who are known to specialize in performing the bathing ritual. They are not shamans, but they are well-versed in the seven flower bathing rituals. Prices vary among these specialist.
Bomoh Mandi Bunga – This is popular among the Malay and even Chinese people when things are out of control and they seek the local shaman or Bomoh to perform the mandi bunga ritual on the person. It is known that the Bomoh will perform seven blessings over the person when doing this. Prices range from RM100 to RM1000 and above.
If you have been looking for where to buy the Seven Flowers Mandi Bunga bath tea in Malaysia, you now know that you can also get them at the Green Daun new age shop in Petaling Jaya.
Remember, there are options where some just use seven fresh flowers, and some who want something that is purified with positive intention. There is no difference in either, just a personal choice.
The seven flower (mandi bunga) bath has been practised for centuries and even by our parents and great grandparents, and till this very day so this is not something new.
Some claim it can be mind over matter, something of a placebo, but when one seeks help in this particular area, there is no harm in trying this.