Lemongrass House – The Beginnings!

We’ve shared the story of how Maxine and Ben worked to bring Lemongrass House spa products to Canadians. Now, let’s go on a journey into the past, where it all started… in Thailand.


Lemongrass House is the brainchild and passion project of Bobby and Palita Duchowny.


In the early days, their first products were mosquito sprays that were all-natural – and they worked. UNICEF Thailand found out about these effective bug repellents and bought them for teams working in the fields of Thailand.


They realized that there was a real market for this. People loved their products and they expanded their natural product line, opened a company – and called it Lemongrass House.


For the first few years, they sold their products at Bangkok’s Chatuchak Weekend Market. If you have ever been to Thailand, you know how chaotic that market is. It’s good that they had their soothing aromatherapy to keep them calm in those busy, early days!


In 2000, they opened their first retail outlet on Surin Beach in Phuket. Today, with Bobby and Palita at the helm, Lemongrass House now provides more than 1,200 types of aromatherapy, spa and personal care products in 17 countries – now including Canada! They are also a major supplier of choice products to many of the world’s leading hotel brands such as Four Seasons Resorts and Le Meridien Hotels.


The newest addition to the family is Lemongrass House Canada, with its retail outlet in Vancouver’s Gastown district and its professional hotel and spa distribution division of the business.


And, as expected (after all, Lemongrass House products are exceptional), many quality hotels and spas in Canada are happy that Lemongrass House Canada is now open for business here. They want these exceptional spa products to be in the rooms, ready for their guests to enjoy!