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09-16-09 | Posted by


Molton Brown Bath

Photo Credit: Molton Brown UK

On days like today – gray, rain-teaser early fall days in in New York City — I am especially inspired by the bath & body products sitting on my desk. Right now, as my mind wanders off to a better place (zoom in: bubble bath, candles, Spanish guitar, bliss on earth) I am sniffing away at Molton Brown’s Bracing Silverbirch Thermal Muscle Soak. I have yet to meet a MB product that didn’t give me the urge to change into a plush bathrobe and slippers. This one, whose label assures me it will help to “Unravel the strains of the day with this dedicated muscle therapy created to restore a tense, weary body,” sounds like just what the doctor ordered. The salts are so inviting, and then there is that scent, like a shot of cool, pure SPA to the nostrils…

I have been using Lather’s bar soap in various aromatic blends for the last week or so now. Even as a recent convert to liquid soap, I was willing to give these solids a try. I enjoy the natural look of the seeds in certain formulations, the firm consistency that doesn’t turn to putty in the shower, and the fresh scent of each. With flavors like Oatmeal Lavender and Honey Almond, they smell so good I am almost convinced I can take a bite out of them. The Cucumber Wasabi Hand Wash comes in a liquid form, and sort of inspires me to pull up a bathside table with sushi and indulge in my relaxation time with a healthy snack.

Next on my hit list is Sacred Glo Citrus Burst Moisturizing Shea Butter Soap. The swirly design reminds me of a decadent bar of white chocolate, but the scent is 100% fruit burst.

While I’m soaking, I may as well light my Sacred Glo and Scandle body massage candles, which serve a dual purpose of setting the mood for relaxation and melt into moisturizing massage oil, a dreamy way to top off a warm bath on a cool afternoon.

I could, theoretically, never leave the powder room again.

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