ampr presents… beauty marshall case 4.08

May 7th, 2008

Case 4.08: Bathroom Counterculture

VICTIM: Barren bathtub, neglected because conventional quick-fix in the shower is all we think there’s time for these days. Further investigation shows abandoning a peaceful soak counters overall well-being, leading to sleep deprivation and stress overload.

MARSHALL’S ORDER: Turn on warm water and run a bath. Tune in to the needs of mind, body, and spirit. Drop out from the rest of the world and turn the bathroom into a fabulous at-home spa by following these easy tips:

Mellow the Mood

  • Leave your Blackberry and/or cell phone in the kitchen.
  • Close the door and lower the window shades.
  • Light one of ESPA’s Aromatherapy Candles ($38.00). Choose either Energising (upper) or Soothing (downer), depending on the ambiance you want to create.

Product Power

  • Before you get in the tub, exfoliate with ESPA’s Skin Brush ($26.00), sweeping upward strokes on dry skin.
  • Sprinkle in a lid-full of ESPA’s Mineral Sea Salts to neutralize water ($33.00).
  • Pour in a capful or two of one of ESPA’s six Aromatherapy Bath Oils (200 ml $69.00, 100 ml $46.00).


  • Relax in the bath for twenty minutes.
  • Deeply breathe in the aromatherapy vapors.
  • Allow daily stresses to slip away.

organic cotton towels


  • Wrap up in cozy luxury with the thick and absorbent Organic Cotton Towel by Gayle Warwick ($295.00).
  • Massage the corresponding ESPA Aromatherapy Body Oil (100 $61.00, 50 ml $40.00) into skin.
  • Slowly ease back to reality.

Extra Effects

  • Chrome towel warmers
  • Mosaic tiles
  • Slate or wooden floors
  • Deep Japanese-style soaking tubs
  • Dimmer switches for lighting
  • Wide ledges for candles

ESPA products may be purchased by visiting, or by calling 1 877 ESPA USA.

Gayle Warwick Fine Linen is sold at Takashimaya in New York (1 800 753 2038) and Thomas Goode in London ( 44 0 207 499 2823,

For more information on creating a spa at home, please contact The Beauty Marshall at

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