Hotel Luxury at Home

This weekend, my husband and I took a spontaneous trip out of town to celebrate our first wedding anniversary. The hotel was beautiful and I, of course, beelined for the bathroom to check out the toiletries. They were provided by British luxuries line Gilchrist and Soames. Aside from being adorably tiny (what is it about small versions of regular products that makes them so cute?), the products smelled amazing and were very good quality.

Gilchrist and Soames Chamomile Glycerin Soap I especially liked the Chamomile Glycerin Soap. The scent is clean, slightly citrusy and soothing. The cake of soap works up a smooth lather – and lots of it! After rinsing the lather off, the soap leaves a moisturizing film on your body. This might sound a little suspect, but it’s actually really nice. One of the biggest issues I have with most soaps is that I feel dry after washing with them. Gilchrist and Soames’ glycerin soap feels very healing and moisturizing.

I also really liked the Chamomile Aloe Vera Body Lotion. Scent-wise, it’s a really nice compliment to the glycerin soap. The formula is light, almost of a whipped consistency, as opposed to thick like a body butter. It spreads on evenly and blends into the skin almost instantly. I felt soft and hydrated all day long.

I snagged extra samples of my new favorite Gilchrist and Soames products from the house keeping cart of the hotel on our way out. I’ll be heading to their web site in the future to replenish and pick up full size soaps and lotions. Bonus – every time I use them, I’ll remember our fantastic weekend!

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