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Revive and Rejuvenate with Poetry Bath

by M. M. Adjarian
Thursday Sep 16, 2010

It's the end of another long day. You were late to work; you're behind on your projects; and your lover complains that the two of you aren't spending enough time together. To say that you're tired and stressed out would be an understatement. What's a busy person in desperate need of a break to do?

Take a deep, clarifying breath . . . and head to the tub for some Poetry Bath therapy. Created by Memphis-based poet Tammy Parker, Poetry Bath is a collection of high quality, all-natural bath products designed to rejuvenate mind, body, and spirit by recreating a day-spa experience in the privacy of your own home.

The Calming Effects of Aromatherapy

Begin by selecting the dreamy fragrance package that best suits the mood you want to create.

If you’re seeking something sensual, and slightly mysterious, try Verse 1, a woody and floral scent that combines bergamot, Australian sandalwood, and exotic jasmine absolute.

Or, if you’re in need of rejuvenation and you want to be more playful and energized, consider Verse 2, which is scented with a bold mint and balsam needle fragrance with a tantalizing grapefruit undertow.

Honestly, you can’t go wrong with either formulation. Tammy Parker hand-selected all the ingredients with an eye toward creating not only an exquisite fragrance experience, but also with the goal of enhancing personal well-being through the calming effects of aromatherapy.

The Magical Alchemy of Scent

Open the decorative glass jar that holds the soy-based Alight Candle in the fragrance of your choice. Light the wick, focus on the ambient glow, and inhale the magical alchemy of scents. If the spirit moves you, meditate. Or cozy up with that book you’ve been meaning to read. Or take out your favorite fountain pen and express yourself on the pages of the handsome, Italian leather-bound Poetry Bath Journal.

In the words of creator Parker, let this time "fill with creamy/Wonder . . . through holes driven by/sharp shoulds." Set your thoughts and feelings free: this ritual is for you and you alone.

Immersion Therapy

If you want to add a musical dimension to your experience, put on the Bathysphere CD and let the soothing instrumental sounds wash over you. Add the sandy granules of aromatic bath salts to the warm and luscious waters of your waiting bathtub. As with everything else in the Poetry Bath collection, Immersion Therapy is about pure skin care and contains essential oils, jojoba, and milk. Close your eyes, let the heavenly fragrances envelope you, and let those tensions dissolve . . . and know that at the end of your soak, you will not only feel more relaxed, but have softer, more radiant skin to boot.

Prolong the Bath

Bring yourself back into the world with an invigorating Poetry Sand body scrub. The golden grains exfoliate your skin, leaving it refreshed and tingling. Made with Turbinado sugar, jojoba, and essential oils, Poetry Sand may look and feel rough. But it will make your skin deliciously smooth.

Step out of the tub. But rather than dry off right away, gently rub the sheer and fragrant Vellum body oil on your still-wet skin. Let the golden liquid settle deep into your pores, which the bath has opened to fullness.

Or if you prefer, use Poetry Bath Crème as part of your post-soak hydration regimen. Like the Vellum body oil, the Crème is lightly scented, in either Verse I and Verse II variations. It’s a subtle, non-greasy body moisturizer that gently melts into your skin and prolongs the softening effects of your bath.

Personal Sanctuary

Reborn from your Poetry Bath immersion therapy, you’re now ready to face the outside world and all its demands with a serene heart, relaxed body, and revitalized skin. To help keep the Poetry Bath experience fresh in your mind, take Poetry Bath Crème with you to keep you moisturized all day long - and to remind you of that personal sanctuary that exists within your soul, and behind the bathroom door.

Poetry Bath makes a stunning gift, either for yourself or someone equally special. The complete set comes attractively packaged in a handmade box made of African Okoume wood and is also available in a smaller size for a spa-experience on the go.

PRICE: $130 / Large gift box: 1.7 oz Alight, 1.7 oz Immersion Therapy, 1.7 oz Sand and 1.7 oz Vellum, Bathysphere CD and Poetry Journal


M. M. Adjarian is a Dallas-based freelance writer. She contributes to EDGE, the Dallas Voice, SheWired and Arts + Culture DFW and is a book reviewer for Kirkus.


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