Mother Earth Living

The Sensual Bathroom: Create a Healthy, Relaxing Retreat

You don’t have to spend a fortune to create a delicious, decadent room that goes way beyond bathing.

Amate bark lantern beeswax candles from Inara (888-688-7565, create a mood of primitive simplicity, bringing a soft glow and delicious scent into the bathroom.
In this sensual bathroom at Gold Lake Resort in Colorado, slate and stone connect bathers with the earth and evoke a warm, nurturing feeling.
Photo courtesy The Japanese Bath, by Bruce Smith and Yoshiko Yamamoto (Gibbs Smith, 2001)
Organic, unbleached bath sheets by Indigenous Design (650-568-7360, and naturally dyed Indika towels (866-446-3452, are soft, absorbent—and healthy. This rustic wood bench brings an earthy element into the bath.
Can’t afford to make structural changes in your bathroom? Enhance your bathing experience with bath products such as Inara’s Babassu Milk Bath (888-688-7565,, Tend Blend’s Snuggletime Bath Froth, (866-275-5812,, handmade herbal soaps, a Mythic Tribe body buffer (818-506-5192,, and a Rest Your Eyes eye pillow (800-426-4336, All products are available through Boulder by Design (303-443-2084,
Simplicity equals elegance in this bathroom in the home of Boulder, Colorado, architects David and Betzi Barrett.

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