A nice bath in 1802 probably meant securing a primo spot right next to the stove, so we’ve made a few recommendations to update the idea of a perfect Beekman bath
Make it shine
Think of the feeling you get when you walk into a clean, organized bathroom in a nice hotel room, and give your own bathroom the same treatment. Clean off all of the counters and the edges of the tub so that everything is clutter-free, even if you have to throw everything in a box and shove it under the bed for the evening
Words of wisdom: mold, mildew and soap scum are NOT romantic, but use non-toxic cleaners and elbow grease. The fumes from some bathroom cleaners can be overwhelming.
Make it sparkle
Turn down the lights and place candles around the room and tub and in front of the mirror so they will reflect. Using a number of candles in different sizes creates a more dramatic and luxurious feel. If you are using multiple candles, opt for unscented candles. In a small space (like most bathrooms) the scents could be overpowering and you would not want them to compete with whatever bath products you choose to use.
The ideal temperature for bath water is 96 to 104 degrees. Making water too hot will only dry out the skin. Buy a small container of essential oil (lavender is a safe bet) and add a few drops to the water. While many Hollywood movies and plenty of magazine covers will have you convinced that having things like rose petals scattered on top of the bath is romantic, cleaning up the mess after you’re done in the tub is not. Skip it.
Things in the bathroom are likely to get steamy (for one reason or another). Have a bottle of champagne on ice or some other chilled beverage on hand.
Set the rhythm
Let’s face it. You’ve made a mushy music mix tape at some point in your life. With the use of iTunes, it’s never been easier. Pick about an hour’s worth of music to relax by.
Rest your head
Purchase a bath pillow if you do not already have one. They can be purchased at most dollar stores. Have it blown up and already in place in the tub.
Get down to business
Ok, so the point of this bath is not really cleanliness, but why not take care of business at the same time? Buy an all-natural soap that is great for the skin. Of course, we recommend the exceptionally moisturizing goat milk soaps from Beekman 1802. While we are all for exfoliating, leave that to another time.
Words of wisdom: You may get extra credit by tracing sweet messages along their back with the tip of your index finger. And is there anyone anywhere who doesn’t enjoy having their hair washed by someone else?!
Wrap it up
If you don’t happen to be one of the lucky few with a towel warmer in your bathroom, just before the bath is over pop the towels and a robe into the dryer.
We’ll let you decide how to finish up the evening, but we might suggest a nice rubdown with a moisturizing lotion, and to really seal the deal, don’t forget to clean up the bathroom the next morning.
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