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Sunday, November 10, 2013

A Little Indulgence on a Cold Day ...

Autumn my favourite season is in full swing! creating a colorful pallet everywhere you go. The days range from sunny and warm to somber and cool. As the season progresses the cold temps seem to gain speed, preparing us for the even colder days of winter.

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 There is nothing more relaxing after a long day than getting in a tub to soak away the day's stress and as the temps begin to drop warm up your bones too!

A bath is the perfect opportunity to treat yourself to a little luxury. Here are some of my favourite bath time indulgences:

Laura Mercier - Almond Coconut Milk Honey bath and body butter. The delicious scent of almond milk and honey bath infuse the bath water, emitting a gentle fragrance, turning my bathroom into a relaxing and soothing luxurious oasis. After twenty minutes or so of submerging my body in this heavenly liquid, my body is left feeling refreshed, nourished and silky smooth.
The body butter is a super-rich moisturizer which absorbs quickly into the skin - Shea butter, llipe butter, grape seed oil and Jojoba Esters work to moisturize and hydrate the skin, while honey and aloe vera help to soothe.

When I'm enjoying a Himalayan salt bath Cire Trudon candles are perfect for infusing the air with a fragrant relaxing scent. Two of my favourite fragrances are Trianon regal & floral - a tribute to Marie Antoinette; galbanum, hyacinth, rose, white flowers & musk and Mademoiselle de la Valliere spicy floral - named for the lover of Louis the XIV; bergamot, orange blossom, tuberose, jasmine, ylang, musk & rockrose.

Cire Trudon candles are from the world's oldest candle maker. They began in 1643 and some of their clients include Louis XIV's Versailles Court, Napoleon Bonaparte's home, and they still supply the cathedral at Saint-Sulpice in Paris. Each Cire Trudon candles is made from pure vegetal material, the wicks are made from pure cotton.  No heavy metals or pesticides are involved in their manufacturing and they are entirely biodegradable. Candles are 9.5 oz, 270 g, and burn for 85 hours. 

A little soothing music is great to help unwind and calm the mind. If you don't already have your own playlist of soothing bathtime music visit Global -Journey Gifts where you can choose from 25 free downloads.

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I like to stock up on white Egyptian cotton towels when ever there is a sale. To me white, plush towels just seem to give that luxurious spa feel - at home.

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The final item is a plush white bathrobe to curl up in after your bath.

Would love to hear your tips for taking the cool autumn chill off and what you do to make bath-time a luxurious experience.

Hugs and Blessings,

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  1. You've now made me want to take a nice long bath!! I like to light some candles and turn the lights down. I laso have some nice bath oils from ESPA which are lovely, however it still doesn't beat a good bath of bubbles :-)
    Missy x x x

  2. Thank you so much for the link, dearest Celia!!! Your support is very appreciated. God bless you, because you've a heart bigger that the world. I know He will!

    As for your post, well like Missy C, you've made me want to take a nice long bath and pamper myself.
    Big Hug
    Love and blessings.

  3. A relaxing evening and the bath sounds wonderful. And your 5 must haves are perfect to me!
    Enjoy your new week ahead!

  4. I love Autumn, but now the dry skin seasons begin. I loved this post and your 5 must haves. Wonderful! Have a lovely week.

  5. I love your beautiful Autumn photos and the blue between the photos gives such a nice contrast. We just got back from a 2 hour hike.....and I had a bubble bath. I love Aromatherapy scents and nice soaps. I have a soaking tub and bubble baths make me feel amazing! Thanks for more tips and products to check on. Sweet hugs!

  6. Autumn is also my favourite season, but it has mostly passed now. Hope you have a wonderful week:)

  7. Dearest Celia,
    Oh, how heavenly that would feel, the first luxurious bath for this autumn... I still have to hold off till my incision is healed but than, I promise you I will indulge! That is indeed so inherent to autumn and soothing music, a fragrant candle and great bath products make it a perfect HOME SPA!
    You certainly do appreciate the feel and quality of Egyptian cotton towels. That's THE best quality cotton for bath and bedroom!
    Enjoy your favorite season as I will in a couple of weeks.

  8. Celia we all need a little pampering and these are such luxe items to enjoy!! I hope you vivit soon!
    Thank you so much for sharing with us...

    Feature: "House Proud"

  9. I am ALL about fluffy white towels and refuse to buy any other color. Ever.
    I had what was surely a 30 minute hot shower last night. Alone. Bliss!

  10. I love your autumn mosaic. I love this time of year

  11. Very nice post. I like to take a bath. I take them with the baby by obligation or I would not get clean. Lol
    Thanks so much for linking

  12. Candles and and bath oil do it for me!

  13. A nice warm bath and lots of fabulous lotions. So soothing. Thanks tons for linking to Inspire Me and don't forget to link up to our Holiday Baking Party on the 20th. Hugs, Marty

  14. I used to love baths! You have also done it again - candles are one of my biggest passions because scent is so important. I am going to find this brand because I love different and unusual. As usual, you inspire me. Thank you!

  15. Perfectly perfect indulgences for cold days - love your suggestions - I am delighted that you shared with A Return to Loveliness,


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