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Gilchrist & Soames® and Temple Spa Announce Partnership to Bring Luxurious Spa-Based Products to Amenities Market

Indianapolis (March 1, 2012) - Gilchrist & Soames® and Temple Spa today announced their exclusive partnership to bring Temple Spa to the hospitality market. The collection is available to ship immediately.

U.K.-based Temple Spa combines the tenets of the Mediterranean diet and lifestyle with the best of British style to create a brand that fuses product, philosophy and spa. Temple Spa has an impressive and lasting list of distribution partners including Harrods and Selfridges, as well as premium spas and luxury & boutique hotels throughout Europe.

Kathie De Voe, president of Gilchrist & Soames, says, “It is very exciting for Gilchrist & Soames to work with Temple Spa. The brand is well known in the U.K., but we have the privilege of introducing it to the North American market. We think it is just the type of product line the market has been waiting for. The products are truly high-performance, created from their many years’ experience in spa and cutting edge product development. With the witty product names and bit of English eccentricity, the brand is friendly, welcoming, inclusive and accessible. As well, they have created a unique assortment of special event kits that are incredibly unique and further set the brand apart.”

Temple Spa products are known for their technologically advanced skin care, their cult Skin Truffle alone has earned them numerous industry awards. As well, their thoughtful spa-inspired toiletries with exquisite aromatherapy blends, allow guests to turn their spaces into mini spas. Founder Liz Warom explains, “Our passion is professional-blend skin care and body care, aromatherapy and spa treatments that replenish and renew. We’ve always encouraged the approach of a ‘spa wherever you are’ which means taking time to nurture health, regain energy, and restore peace and calm, not only for skin and body, but for the wellbeing of the soul. Taking time to care for yourself as you travel is the concept behind all of our amenity products.”

Temple Spa is a British brand, but has a strong Mediterranean seasoning which influences ingredients and style inspiration. Warom says, “It was whilst in the Mediterranean, uplifted by the culture, healthy cuisine and stunning scenery that the idea for Temple Spa was born. We were strongly influenced by the warmth, colors, landscape, history and lifestyle of this magnificent region; it inspires our products, ingredients, design and total philosophy.

The Temple Spa Amenity Collection features Shampoo, Conditioner, Body Wash and Body Lotion, available in 45 ml (1.5 fl oz) readily-recyclable PET bottles. The 1.5 oz (42g) gentle skincare bar is vegetable-based and low-weight to reduce waste. The products do not contain SLS/SLES, DMDM hydantoin, parabens, phthalates, petrol-derived ingredients, mineral oil, urea, DEA, TEA or propylene glycol.

Temple Spa embraces cruelty-free development and manufacturing practices, ensuring that the products are never tested on animals, nor contain animal-derived ingredients.

Gilchrist & Soames will distribute the Temple Spa brand in all global markets except the U.K. where the brand will distribute directly.

About Temple Spa
Temple Spa is a unique, lifestyle brand. Positioned in the premium niche sector, their award winning skin and bodycare line is found in luxury spas, hotels, resorts and exclusive stores such as Harrods and Selfridges and online at templespa.com. Inspired by The Mediterranean diet and lifestyle, Temple Spa fuses the science of nature with the wisdom of tradition. Feel-good aromas, textures like cashmere, and witty names and descriptions allure those who seek something a bit special and who are into health, wellbeing and self-preservation. The brand serves as a reminder to have some “me time” every day. Products, rituals and therapies are travel oriented and will feel thoughtful and detailed to those who are busy, weary or overstressed. Temple Spa is based in West Sussex, England and is a registered trademark of Rhythm & Blue Inc Ltd. Learn more about Temple Spa at www.templespa.com.


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