Laura

Mar 142011
 

Kimono Robe

Americans do not include the word “kimono” in their vocabulary, but the word is beginning to appear in American companies who sell robes. Kimonos are a traditional Japanese garment worn by both women and men.

If an elderly Japanese couple is seen wearing a kimono, they likely appreciate traditional values. However, for some members of the Japanese culture, such as dancers or geishas, the kimono is worn as well.

Kimonos are made of silk and are usually very expensive. They are generally one-of-a-kind, which means that your kimono design will not be duplicated in another kimono design.

The garments are worn with an obi, otherwise known as a sash. The sash holds it in place. In addition, with the traditional dress, special shoes known as gate or sore are worn with a kimono. One of the main differences between a men’s kimono and a women’s are the sleeves. Women’s sleeves are deeper on kimonos than men’s

The American kimono is not actually a kimono, but in the spirit of a kimono. Consider it a robe. The best robes are usually the most comfortable, more so than the most elaborate. A waffle kimono bathrobe, for example, is a great item to wear after a shower or just around the house.

Mar 092011
 

Bamboo Robe

Anyone who owns a Turkish bathrobe will certainly rave about the quality. Turkey is known for these fabulous treats, made as far back as the middle ages. The region of Denizli is renowned for these items.

One of the reasons to consider a Turkish bathrobe is because these are robes valued in high class hotels and spas. Treating yourself to this product makes your own bath experience that much better.

These are robes that will keep you warm while also absorbing most of the water. You are not left with a soggy, cold bathrobe.

Pay attention to the way you wash the item. Although these are sturdy robes, you’ll want to protect them. Read the label. It is better, with most quality robes, to hang them to dry rather than throw them in the dryer.

Consider a longer Turkish bathrobe to wrap in after a bath or shower. These robes are so cozy, you won’t regret your decision or the money you spent.

If you are not considering one of these robes for yourself, how about as a gift? The robes make perfect holiday or birthday gifts. Choose a color that would best suit your recipient, but that will go well in their bathroom. Some people choose to hang their bathrobe in their bathroom in clear view.

Mar 062011
 

bamboo robe

The bamboo plant is one of the most interesting plants on our planet. Here are some facts you should know.

1. Bamboo replenishes itself faster than most plants. After a bamboo cane is cut, full growth is achieved in six months as it grows up to 12 inches a day. It needs only sun and rain to grow and will fully mature in 3 to 5 years.

2. There are over 1,000 species of bamboo. Bamboo can found be found in a variety of locations across the globe.

3. Bamboo trees release 35 percent more oxygen than other types of trees.

4. Bamboo products dry quickly and have a natural antibacterial element that resists odor and mildew. It’s a perfect choice for people who suffer with skin conditions.

5. Bamboo rayon is the type of fiber used in some towels and bathrobes. To achieve the result, the bamboo is manufactured chemically. The mixture of bamboo rayon and Egyptian cotton is popular for soft, high quality towels and bathrobes. Bamboo rayon is actually softer and more durable than rayon and cotton.

Feb 162011
 

bath towels

Clean, soft bath towels are items we crave after a hot shower or bath. However, we don’t always get what we crave if our towels are not washed properly or of poor quality.

Here are top 5 tips for caring for bath towels.

1. Don’t Hang Dry

You will need to avoid hanging your towels on the line, and instead, put your towels in the dryer for at least thirty minutes. Although hanging your towels on the line is most energy efficient and least expensive, it doesn’t make for a soft towel.

2. No Fabric Softeners

Avoid fabric softeners. Too much of this product creates less absorbent towels. Absorbency is part of what you want with a soft towel. Wash your towels periodically with vinegar to strip away built up fabric softener.

3. Don’t Overfill Your Wash

Stuffing too many towels in your washer is a bad idea. Your towels will wash evenly and then dry evenly if they have room to move around in the wash.

4. Shake, Use Medium Heat and Fluff

Take your towels out of the washer and shake them a couple times before putting them in the dryer. It is important to dry your towels on medium heat, not high heat. Fluff your towels before you fold them.

5. Start with Good Quality

It is easier to care for bath towels when you buy superior quality towels to begin with. Splurge on Supima, Egyptian or Turkish cotton towels for the best towels. In addition, these towels are not only soft when you buy them, but they get softer with each wash.

Jan 252011
 

cotton

Lovers of cotton bath products are on the look out for premium cotton, such as Egyptian or Supima. Premium cotton is better than conventional due to its strength, absorbency and softness, a feeling that becomes even softer after each washing. These towels cost more, but because of their quality, the price is worth it.

Another cotton in the premium category is Turkish cotton. Turkish cotton is a cotton with long fibers, and most are grown in the Aegean area of Turkey.

What is the best way to care for products, such as bath towels or bathrobes, made from Turkish cotton? Wash the towels in warm water with laundry detergent. The best laundry detergent for this type of cotton is natural laundry soap or detergent that is not filled with chemicals. Do not use fabric softener.

With towels, it’s best to place them in the dryer, but feel free to use a lower setting than high. A hint, put a cup of white vinegar in your rinse cycle once a month. The vinegar will remove excess detergent.

Jan 182011
 

bathmats

There’s nothing worse than coming out of your shower and stepping on a cold bathroom floor. That’s why bath mats are wonderful. They are a necessary piece for your bathroom. We use bath mats as devices to place on the floor of our bathrooms to provide comfort for our wet feet, to give us a secure place to put our feet and also to add some color and warmth to our bathrooms.

However, not all bath mats are made equal. Cheap mats get dirty easier and retain mold. A good mat will be not only soft and absorbent, but they will be less likely to get moldy.

Some of the best bath mats include organic bath mats that are eco-friendly. Also good for the bathroom are Egyptian cotton bath mats, made from the best materials. Good mats come in pleasing colors that match well with the colors found in nature and are resistant to mildew and stains.

Dec 292010
 

Bamboo Robe

Wouldn’t it be good if you could indulge in a luxurious bathrobe? Your answer is probably “yes,” but chances are you haven’t done it. For many, it ends up just being a passing thought that never gets anywhere and is soon forgotten. There are many reasons why we don’t treat ourselves well. One key reason is money. Another reason is we feel guilty if we indulge and pamper ourselves. Or, maybe we’re just too lazy to shop for ourselves? We stick to our old stuff because we’re convinced that it’ll take too much effort.

Should we hang on to these excuses? Purchasing a luxurious bathrobe is an excellent investment for five reasons.

The first reason to indulge in a luxurious bathrobe is because a good bathrobe will be with you for years. Sure you are likely to spend more, but if you pay more for something that is of superior quality, there is no money wasted.

Second, investing in a luxurious bathrobe is purchasing an item that will feel terrific on. There’s nothing quite as comfortable as a soft and fluffy bathrobe to cover up in after a bath or shower.

Third, a luxurious bathrobe is an item that you can not only wear after a bath or shower but also just wear as a cozy item for a lazy day. Hanging around the house in your bathrobe is fun and comfortable.

Fourth, time is not a problem with buying a bathrobe if you order it online. That’s the beauty of the Internet. You don’t have to drive all the way to a store to buy a luxurious bathrobe. You can buy one from the convenience of your home.

Fifth, ordering a luxurious bathrobe from the convenience of your home will provide you with more options. It is highly likely that you will have a wider selection of items to choose online rather than from a brick and mortar location.

So, consider these five reasons and go ahead and indulge in that elegant and luxurious bathrobe for yourself!

Nov 302010
 

Kimono Robe

The term “kimono” is Japanese. It refers to a robe worn by men, women and children. The traditional Japanese kimono includes the robe, socks, obi or sash, sandals, etc. It is a national costume of Japan and can cost thousands of dollars. However, in the United States it is typical to see a cozy robe given the name of kimono. For example, a cozy terry kimono bathrobe is a favorite.

An American version of a kimono robe is great for a variety of ways. They are perfect for after a shower, by the pool or just lounging around the house. These are the types of robes that you want to keep close by for easy access.

Finding the perfect kimono robe can get tricky. Pajamas are easy to find and so are nightgowns, but robes are not always as available at physical stores. Ordering the perfect robe online from a reputable company assures that you can get the perfect purchase.

Nov 272010
 

bath towels

For folks who care about their bath towels, two words come to mind – quality and luxury. When it comes to bath towels, not all of them are made equal. The best are considered the ultimate indulgence for the bath. The best way to end a refreshing shower or a relaxing bath is to slip a quality bath towel around the body.

Purchasing good quality is worth it not only for how these products feel to the touch, but also because of how long they last. Sure, you can buy cheaper products, but how will they feel to the touch and how long will they last? Are you really saving money if you have to buy new bath towels every year?

These luxurious products come in a variety of types, such as Egyptian cotton. When it comes to bath towels, luxury doesn’t get much better than an over-sized, thick and absorbent Egyptian cotton towel. Choose from a range of colors that will best match your bathroom. These are towels you’ll want close at hand for easy access after the bath or shower. Look for them in sets of bath towels, hand towels and wash cloths.

Nov 202010
 

Organic Towels

As our world evolves, the environment has become one of the number one concerns of its human inhabitants. These days you can buy eco friendly shopping bags, clothing, cleaning supplies, cosmetics, bath towels and more. Eco friendly bath towels have become more and more popular as a way to dry wet bodies and relax in comfort, but still be kind to the environment.

What is an eco friendly bath towel? It’s a towel made without the harmful chemicals used in standard towels. They are products made from fibers raised without pesticides and artificial fertilizers. Certified combed organic cotton towels are a good example of such products.

When washing these towels, make sure to stick to an eco friendly washing routine, as well. There are various organic laundry detergents available on the markets that are free of harmful chemicals. Do not use fabric softeners or bleaches. And consider removing your towels from the washing machine, shaking them and then hanging them to dry under the sun. If not, stick your towels in the dryer on a low setting.

Nov 162010
 

Kids Velour Bathrobe

There is a wide variety of clothing for kids on the market today. It’s common to buy your child jeans, t-shirts, pajamas and other typical gear.

But what about kids robes? Robes are not just a comfortable piece of clothing for adults. Children can enjoy them too.

What are the benefits of buying your child a kids robe? There are a variety of benefits, because robes are more than just items to put on after the bath.

Kids robes are perfect for a day at the pool, a day at the beach or just a fun, casual piece of clothing for a lazy weekend at home. What are some of the fabrics that are typical for robes? You’ll find them in terry cloth, velour, cashmere, fleece, cotton, and more.

One of the most comfortable fabrics for robes is velour. Kids robes are very soft and cozy in velour fabrics. Choose kids robes in colors that they would enjoy, such as pink. These robes are always cute and are an easy item for kids to put on themselves. It will be one of their best pieces of clothing. There’s nothing like your favorite robe to slip into every day.

Nov 082010
 

There are numerous ways to decorate a guest bathroom. One way is with monogrammed towels. These towels are popular as wedding gifts, but consider purchasing them for your own bathrooms.

Choose towels based on your color scheme and design. If your guest bathroom is mostly black, with a dash of red, perhaps your choice is red towels to pull out the color red. If your guest bathroom is a soft pink, you’ll want to stick with a soft pink color scheme.

Then choose your letters. You can now begin to get creative. For example, for a guest bathroom of Jenny and Tom Smith, choose “S,” the first letter of the last name. A single letter on each towel is an attractive monogram. Or, how about the first letters of Jenny and Tom, along with the letter S. This is the standard three letter combination for a married couple.

Which letter goes on what side? In today’s modern world, there are no hard and fast rules. But the traditional way is for the man’s first initial to go on the left, the woman’s first initial to go on the right and the first initial of the last name to go in the middle.

There are many different letter styles to choose from. Some are traditional with that old world flavor. Others are hip and ultra modern. Letters should fall on the bottom middle of your hand towel or bath towel. Choose the color of the letters to match properly with your towels. A red towel in a black bathroom would look great with black lettering, for example.