Re-create a majestic and modern spa experience with the Royal Mansour Marrakech & marocMaroc
The Moroccan spa has been re-imagined by the Royal Mansour in Marrakech with modern spa-grade products by marocMaroc for the best in wellness you can buy today
Hammam means 'spreader of warmth', and little has changed since the 14th century when people used to visit, socialise and enjoy the spa experience in the steamy marbled rooms in Rabat – except for the products. The latest are thoroughly modern, sitting side by side with the best in wellness available today.
marocMaroc is leading the charge and is one of the superlative spa brands you can buy now. It's a luxurious range that was developed for the King of Morocco and launched at Marrakech's Royal Mansour, the luxury outpost in north Africa, and can also now be found in the world’s leading five-star spas and wellness destinations.
marocMaroc offers scrubs, oils and balms, candles and top-to-toe body to help soften skin and hair, detox, fragrance, renew and restore. It merges ancient traditions and tried-and-trusted techniques with thoroughly modern formulations that are spa-grade, hardworking, and free of parabens, silicone and mineral oil.
All the products offer an aromatic, steamy feast for the senses, with beautiful glass bottles that will look wonderful on display. Here are the best editor-approved products with tips sent to us straight from the Royal Mansour Marrakech Spa, Morocco, for a rush of regal relaxation that you can easily achieve right now.
Re-create a modern Moroccan spa experience at home by Malika Rojhani, spa director at Royal Mansour Marrakech Spa
'The traditional hammam is a must when travelling to Morocco – and our signature experience at the Royal Mansour is truly a life- and body-transforming experience. You purify by removing all of the dead skin and sweating out toxins in the heated room. Traditional black soap is the basis of every hammam journey and helps to detox and slough away roughness.'
1. CREATE AN AMBIENT SPACE
Kick off your ritual by creating the perfect mise en scene with the exact aroma of the hammam with this Vapeur Candle, £40, brimming with botanicals and spices like cedarwood, eucalyptus leaf, rosewater and nutmeg.
marocMaroc Vapeur Candle, £40 – buy here
2. BANISH DRY SKIN
'Turn on the hot water until the bathroom is steamy. Then soak in the bathwater, or under a hot shower, for several minutes to prepare the skin for the scrubbing process. Apply the soap or scrub to your full body – massaging limbs and dry patches. Leave it for two or three minutes before rinsing off,' advises Rojhani.
marocMaroc Miel d'Ambre Detoxifying and Exfoliating Body Balm, £73
This grainy formula inspired by the traditional hammam black soap features sugar cane, argan seeds and orange peel. Satisfyingly scrubby, it removes flaky bits to reveal radiant baby-like skin in a single session.
marocMaroc Miel d'Ambre Detoxifying and Exfoliating Body Balm, £73 – buy here
marocMaroc Grains de Cèdre Duo of Scented Exfoliating Soap, £15
Almond oil is the star of this scrubby soap that's easy to use in both the bath and shower. The luxuriously scented bar, studded with apricot kernel grains, offers quick and easy exfoliation every day, and leaves skin smoothed, nourished and glowing.
marocMaroc Grains de Cèdre Duo of Scented Exfoliating Soap, £15 – buy here
3. NOURISH HAIR & SCALP
The softening effects of a Royal Mansour Spa experience don't start at the face and end at the feet – the hair and scalp are also an integral part of the pampering process. Treat hair to a luxurious wash and mask with Nourishing Shampoo and Hair Mask Set, was £44, now £42, a lovely sensory and softening duo that contains orange blossom and almond milk as well as argan oil; an ingredient that Middle Eastern women rely on to achieve a glossy and glorious mane. Spend a little time massaging the scalp for a truly transformative treat.
marocMaroc Nourishing Shampoo and Hair Mask Set, was £44, now £42
marocMaroc Nourishing Shampoo and Hair Mask Set, was £44, now £42 – buy here
4. FOR SUPPLE SKIN
marocMaroc Onguent d'Argan Nourishing Body Balm, £39
When massaged into tired muscles, this lovely scented, ultra-moisturising balm will mentally transport you to a luxurious spa space and will give you glowy, supple and fresher-looking skin.
marocMaroc Onguent d'Argan Nourishing Body Balm, £39 – buy here