How To Master The Art of Bathscaping
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How To Master The Art of Bathscaping

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A 2021 evolution of the shelfie (dolling up your bookshelves, window sills and bath cabinets), bathscaping is the trend for those who are happiest when having a restorative soak surrounded by scented candles and artfully-arranged bath linens. Ready to give your bathing routine a luxury upgrade? Here’s how…

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Bathscaping: A Guide

Anthropologie bath caddy

Invest in a bath caddy

Also convenient as a perch for books, candles, newspapers and a glass of wine (or morning espresso) – a caddy is the first building block for your bathscape. In between soaking, layer it up with favourite bath oils, face towels, scented tealights or vintage glass bottles to keep your look fresh and stylish. We love this gold storage tray from Anthropologie with three compartments which are perfect for keeping your bathtime favourites to hand (and phones from toppling into the water). Anthropologie Maison Storage bath caddy, £98, 

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Choose your scent

With fashion temporarily taking a backseat in lockdown – scented candles are the new status symbol. Depending on what time of the day you like to soak, you should choose different scent to enhance your mood – lemon, grapefruit, rosemary, eucalyptus, ginger and mint are perfect for a Monday morning pick me up. Jasmine, lavender, frankincense, bergamot, geranium and vetiver will help you to wind down at the end of a long week.

TRY: Spiritus Sancti, Cire Trudon, £75 (lily of the valley, labdanum, benzoin resin); Sunday Papers, Saint Fragrance, £42 (vanilla, orange blossom, sandalwood); Bibliotheque, Byredo, £59 (leather, patchouli, peony, violet) Figuier, Dyptique, £49 (ripe figs, woody base notes); Jo Malone Orange Bitters Home Candle, £50 (sweet and bitter orange, sandalwood)

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Decorative accents

Avoid over cluttering –  but a few minimal decorative accents, like sprigs of greenery in a bottle on the corner of your tub or patterned pots or glass jars to store make up removal pads create an on-trend eclectic, layered feel. Vintage sellers are the perfect place to find unusual pieces to layer into your scheme – or get on board with the Pinterest trend of re-using empties from your favourite candles as displayed storage.

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Aromatherapy Associates Bathscape

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Bath oils and lotions

When you’ve spent a small fortune on your skin, bath and bodycare line up why hide it away in the cupboard? A good bathscape is all about the products you love to use and look at – whether it’s a favourite aromatherapy bath oil, perfume bottle containing the lingering remnant of your daily scent, or the most indulgent step of your skincare routine. Personalise surfaces of your bathscape with your most beloved (and prettiest) oils, bottles, tinctures, salts and sprays – and get a little extra enjoyment from them as a bonus at the same time.

TRY: Aromatherapy Associates De-stress bath and shower oil, £49; Dermalogica Phyto Replenishing body oil, £39.95; Laura Mercier Ambre Vanille souffle, £53; Oliverum bath oil, £65; REN Moroccan Rose Otto body wash, £22

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Aromatherapy Associates De-stress bath and shower oil, £49.

Liberty London Herbivore Jade face roller

Herbivore jade face roller, £26.

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