Dec 082010
 

towels

Homemade bath salts are luxurious gifts to make for family and friends during the holiday season. When this type of an inexpensive gift is coupled with set of soft Egyptian cotton hand towels, or a few long-fiber organic cotton washcloths, a whole family can enjoy your thoughtful gift as they go about their daily bathing routines.

Ingredients:

  • Bottle or jar with a tight fitting lid
  • Plain Epsom Salts crystals
  • Few drops of perfume or essential oils
  • Few drops of food coloring
  • Gift bath towels or hand towels (optional)
  • Ribbon to match the towel colors (optional)

To start, wash and dry your jar and lid so that they sparkle like new. Fill your container with plain Epsom Salt crystals. Next, pour your crystals into a mixing bowl. Add 3 drops of any food coloring that will complement the color of your chosen bathroom gift. Add 3 to 5 drops of perfume or essential oils. Mix the Epsom Salt with the food coloring and fragrance. Pour the salts back into the jar and tightly cap your homemade luxury gift.

Your jars of tinted homemade bath salts can be packaged with towels, bath mats, robes to give the appearance of a very fashionable gift. When the jars are tied with a piece of ribbon that matches the terry towels or his-and-her bathrobes, the container will be displayed in the bathroom along with your high-quality monogrammed towels. To have a monogram placed onto a hand towel or waffle bathrobe is an inexpensive gesture that will make your bath gift items very special presents for the gift recipients.

Oct 292010
 

Towels

No home is complete without the right set of towels. This is more than simply walking down an aisle and picking just any old hand towels or bathrobes off the shelves. Instead, it means really thinking about how to find the best quality towels for your home. Soft, organic, and attractive mats, hand towels, and robes speak volumes about you. The following are some reasons to buy only the best bath items.

Whenever a person looks down at your monogram bamboo towels, they will think of you, your home, and their stay here. This ensures that the best first impression is made and that people will leave your home impressed. And of course, this sort of makes a person feel as though he or she belongs to your family and that they are welcome.

A guest is only as happy as how you make them feel: every little detail counts. This is why you should only buy the most luxurious and eye pleasing towels around. You can take great pride whenever you see loved ones walking around in a waffle bathrobe with your family’s initials embroidered on the cotton.

Comfort is everything when you shower, wash your hands, or get ready for a night on the town. If you wear a soft robe made of the best Egyptian fabric or bamboo cotton, you will no doubt feel more pampered, relaxed, and happy. Thus, such a simple decision as which robe or towel to buy can really have some great effects. This is a chance to feel as though you are wiping your body with a cloud after a long hot shower. The little things mean a lot when it comes to your happiness. This is why you should buy the best towels money can buy.

Be smart about this decision so that you can really make guests, family members, and friends feel at home when they come to visit. Such decisions ensure that people feel comfortable, have a nice time, and get what they need. Being a good host means considering all options when filling your house full of towels of all shapes and sizes. Choose only the best and you and your loved ones will no doubt feel pampered every single moment they use such a bath towel or accessory.

Sep 282010
 

Bamboo Robe

I grew up in a hotel in semi-rural South Africa approximately thirty years ago, and, looking back at that time, I often wonder what life would have been like if I had had access then to the resources for bath mats, towels and bathrobes that I have now.

As I recall, the towel sets at the hotel consisted of hard, scratchy lengths of material that, now, wouldn’t be welcome in a prison, and, when I compare them to today’s pure cotton bath towels that are silky and soft but still durable, I often wonder how hotel guests dried off from their baths and managed to keep their skins intact. The hotel towels were all one color too – a non-committal off-white – and simply can’t compare to the beautiful Smoke Blue, Terracota, Garnet Red and TeaRose shades that high quality bath and hand towels come in today.

Complimentary luxury guest bath robes were also not an option in the South Africa of 30 years ago, and today’s travelers should realize how lucky they are when their hotels present them with decadent Terry Kimono bathrobes made out of 100% Turkish cotton or beautiful Bamboo bathrobes made out of a sultry mixture of Bamboo rayon and Egyptian cotton. Guests may also be confronted with a complimentary Waffle bathrobe when they open their bathroom door – and these look stylish in either white or beige – or, perhaps, with a Supima robe, which comes in such intriguing sounding colors as bisque and chestnut.

Concepts like “organic” and “eco friendly” were also totally foreign to the hotels of yesteryear because towels, tubmats and hand towels were made to last and not to add value to the environment. Times sure have changed: now guests can wander down to the hotel’s spa dressed in the finest Turkish bathrobes – even kids’ robes are available – and wallow in luxurious hydrotherapy tubs instead of sharing the austere communal bathroom at the end of the passage.

Given how today’s hotels differ from those of years long past, I can hardly wait to see the hotels of the future.