Take me to a picturesque land, tell me life is like a photograph! That was the first thing that came to my mind…Where smells enchant my senses and where you get under my spells….
Below you have a perfum created for me by my friend Audrey called “A walk in the park”. Her fb page is called “Lavande sucrée” and her products are her own inventions, all created to care and nurture your beautiful skin.
I told her I liked lemons and it does smell like a garden full of lemon trees:)
With Audrey and her beauty products.:)
And all this made me think about water, baths and everyting related to the taking care of your body and soul.
In antiquity we had those magnificent baths that were showing the prosperity of the cities and of the people bathing in them.
I have always thought that the Middle Ages were full of dirt and stench and that people almost never washed! The Vikings were known for being “too clean”, as they were taking a bath a week, so you can imagine the rest…But to my surprise, baths were existing and were used in the Middle Ages, as well, especially by the upper class or let’s say by that specific class which could afford to have those wooden tubs in their own homes or to go to the public baths. Charlemagne loved to take baths and to invite hundreds of nobles to take the bath together.
On the same note, baths started to get less and less popular after the Black Death, the plague in Europe, after the 14th century.
starry sky on the honysuckle soap;)
But we live in the era of water and scents! We can afford to bathe whenever we want! Water can caress our skin, oils can massage our body, soaps can wash even the tiniest germs and creams can get our faces young and smooth. Love it! So we are pretty lucky in the end…at least one thing that we should appreciate! Unfortunately, on other continents water is a mere luxury, I know, I know…
Mensa sana in corpore sano, as the Latins said.( A sound mind in a sound body)