On the Topic of Fatherly Advice…

What did your father teach you?

In honor of our Facebook question, we decided to think a bit more about fatherly advice. Since you’re inspired, go ahead and answer our question: What’s the best advice your father ever gave you?

Some fatherly advice from LONDONS Bathecary

  • Do things the hard way sometimes—it’s good practice for when you don’t have a choice.
  • Some bullies will respect you if you stand up to them; others should be avoided altogether.
  • You can turn a loss into a win by learning something from it.
  • Life is short, so enjoy it.
  • Don’t lose track of your old friends. It’s important for people to know where you came from.
  • Your word is your bond.
  • The harder you work for something, the more you’ll appreciate it.
  • Never say that you can’t do something until you’ve spent some time practicing it.
  • When you’re afraid of something, admit it—at least to yourself.
  • Tip well. If you’re going to be returning to that restaurant, tip even better.
  • Turn off the lights when you leave the room.

Did this inspire you to treat your father well this Father’s Day? We have the perfect gift for your dad in our store!


Kent Combs for Healthy Hair

Get youthful healthy hair with Kent combs

Why are Kent combs and hairbrushes the best? There are so many reasons! Kent’s handmade combs are saw cut and then hand polished and buffed in an effort to create soft rounded teeth. These rounded teeth won’t damage your hair or your scalp. If you’ve ever had damaged hair or scalp, you know that it’s not comfortable or attractive. You can stop the damage cycle now with Kent combs.

What are they made of? Kent’s handmade combs are made from cellulose acetate—which is a non-petroleum based plastic derived from plants. It’s actually been found to create less static in the hair. Additionally, the smooth teeth stimulate the natural oils to create strong, healthy, and shiny hair.

Are you convinced, yet?

Other combs are known as “injection molded combs.” They have razor sharp teeth that can damage the hair cuticle and cause those dreaded split ends. They also feature tiny ridges known as “mold marks”—these can scratch and snag your hair and cause breakage and cuticle damage.

Prevent hair damage with Kent handmade combs from LONDONS Bathecary. G B Kent & Sons Ltd has been manufacturing brushes since 1777. They hold a well-regarded place in the history of brush making. They’ve been granted Royal Warrants for nine reigns.
Can your comb do that?


Steps to Sandal-Ready Feet from LONDONS Bathecary

Your feet will be ready for the beach with these great products

Now that spring is on the way, we can’t wait to start wearing sandals!  Unfortunately, our feet have been stuck inside socks, boots, and all matter of other coverings for the past few months.  Not to worry—LONDONS Bathecary has everything you need to get sandal-ready feet in no time.  Be sure to check out our Specialty Items section for the little things you need to feel great.

Steps to Sandal-Ready Feet

  • Exfoliate your feet.  This is comfortable and easy with Hero’s Chiropody Sponge.  You can gently remove corns, calluses, and rough skin with this unique exfoliating sponge.  The black lava friction blog helps to wash away your feet’s imperfections.
  • Apply a hydrating cream like Escenti Cool Feet cream.  Moisturize the skin around your toenails.  They’ve been cooped up so long that they deserve a little pampering!
  • File or trim your bare nails to help maintain their shape.  You can also use Nailoid Results Carnate Buffing Cream and the 3-way nail buffer to ensure that your bare toenails look as good as they possibly can.
  • In order to keep your feet looking great, apply the moisturizing foot cream every day.  Try not to go barefoot at home.  Dust on hardwood floors and chemicals on carpets can actually dry out your feet.

LONDONS Bathecary is here with everything you need to pamper yourself from head to toe.  Check out the other wonderful products in our Specialty Items section!


Freshen Up After a Treadmill Workout

You can take your workout inside with a treadmill

With spring on the way, many of us are beginning to exercise and get fit.  After a workout, you might not always feel your freshest.  You can solve that problem easily with Lightfoot’s Pure Pine athletic soap.  This luxurious soap was once only available in private clubs—but you can get it right here at LONDONS Bathecary.  The pine scent offers an aromatic freshness that’s second to none.  It’s the ideal skin freshener after any sort of athletic activity—like the treadmill!

Treadmill Workout Tips

Treadmills are excellent workout tools.  They can be used for cardio workouts—from walking 3 miles to training for a marathon!  You can control pace and incline, thus providing you with a more targeted workout routine.

If you’re beginning a walking routine, set your treadmill to a comfortable pace, likely between 2 and 4 mph.  Consider this walking workout:  Salk for 1 minute at an easy pace, walk 2 more minutes at a more challenging pace and incline.  Repeat the pattern for your desired workout duration.

If you’re a runner, a treadmill can provide you with a different experience than running outdoors.  To work on speed, run at an easy pace for 10 minutes, then speed up to a pace that is 20 seconds faster than your best 5K time.  Do this for 3 minutes.  Repeat the sequence three times.  Then relax for 5 minutes with easy jogging.

When you’re finished working out, be sure to freshen up with Lightfoot’s Pure Pine athletic soap. You’ll feel great from the inside out!


Brush your Hair with Mason Pearson

Get beautiful hair with Mason Pearson hairbrushes

We’re more than just fine fragrances and toiletries here at LONDONS Bathecary.  We have a wonderful line of Mason Pearson hairbrushes and combs.  Brushing and combing your hair is an important part of any beauty routine, and these brushes and combs make it a truly luxurious experience.  These Mason Pearson hairbrushes clean the hair, stimulate the scalp, and increase blood flow to the roots.  With continued use, these brushes will leave your hair feeling gorgeous, strong, and looking wonderful.

Hair Brushing Tips

  • If your hair is knotted or full of tangles, you should start with a leave-in conditioner.  This will make it easier for the hairbrush to get through.
  • Separate your hair into sections.  Four seems to be a good number for most women.
  • Start by brushing the bottom of one section.  Work from the bottom up, and you’ll find that the knots and tangles come out easier.
  • Gradually work your way up the length of your hair until you can easily brush from the scalp all the way down to the bottom.  Then move on to additional sections of hair.

If you keep up with this routine, you’ll have gorgeous and flawless hair in no time.  The Mason Pearson hairbrushes and combs are ideal for all of your beauty needs.


Candle Safety from LONDONS Bathecary

Keep your home safe when you use candles

We have a wonderful selection of candles and home fragrances here at LONDONS Bathecary.  You’re sure to love our collection of Floris London room sprays and scented candles.  As you use the scented candles, we want to make sure you do so safely.  That’s why we’ve compiled a list of candle safety tips for you.

  • Keep your burning candle within sight.  Extinguish all candles before you leave a room or go to sleep.
  • Never burn your Floirs London, Penhaligon’s, Rigaud, or any other candles on or near something that can catch fire.  Keep burning candles away from furniture, drapes, bedding, carpets, books, paper, etc.
  • Keep your burning candles out of the reach of children and pets.
  • Trim candlewicks to ¼ of an inch each time before burning.  Long and/or crooked wicks can cause uneven burning.
  • Be sure to keep your burning candles away from drafts, vents, ceiling fans, and other air currents.  Doing so will help prevent rapid and uneven burning.
  • Use a candle snuffer to extinguish your Flors London candles.  It’s the safest way to prevent hot wax from splattering.

We’re sure you’ll enjoy all of the wonderful candles and home fragrances here at LONDONS Bathecary.  If you use the candles safely and efficiently, you’ll enjoy them even more.


Getting to Know You

Welcome to the Shop Londons blog.  Before we start bringing you information about the great fragrances and luxurious bath products we have, we thought it would only be appropriate to introduce ourselves.

Our co-founders Mitch Diehl and Ed Williams recognized that fragrance unlocks memories and open doors to the past.  (We can’t argue with this, either.  It’s a proven scientific fact that smell is the sense most closely related to memory.) One of these memorable fragrances was Carnation by Roger & Gallet, Paris. This fragrance reminded Mitch of his grandmother.  Ed, on the other hand was reminded of his grandfather’s fragrant shaving cream and his straight razor.  They had a hunch that other people might be seeking some fragrances to remind them of their past, too.

Respecting the history and tradition of the great European perfume houses and English barbers, Mitch and Ed set out to find the most luxurious fragrances for bath, body and hair care products, men’s grooming products, and home fragrances.  You’ll find all of that here!

When you buy any of the great products from LONDONS Bathecary (our creative combination of bath and apothecary!), you can expect the highest quality products to help you remember the best times of your life.


About us…

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The Finest Perfumes and Toiletries:
Most of our favorite toiletry makers are found in Europe. Perfumeries are must visits and these are among the best: Penhaligon’s London; Roger & Gallet, Paris; Tesori d’Oriente; Acqua di Parma and FLORIS London.

One of England’s finest soap makers is Bronnley. For women and men alike, Molton Brown creates luxurious bath, shower and body therapies.

For men, our favorite barber shops are all English: Geo F Trumper, Truefitt & Hill, Taylor of Old Bond Street and D R Harris. Each create their own signature colognes, shaving creams, soaps and other men’s products.

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