It’s not all just tiles and vanities, what the Blockheads put into their bathrooms are what makes the difference.
As the Block contestants tackle bathroom week, there’s multiple choices for them to make.
Should they build a bath or shower? Should they have a toilet in the room or out? What cabinets and fixtures should they use? And most importantly, what products should they fill their bathrooms with to take it up a level from a simple en-suite to a spa for their home.
When you are styling a bathroom you don't want to put a generic shampoo or body wash in there, you want something that is high quality,” Mitch tells The Block Shop.
“When you are styling a bathroom you don't want to put a generic shampoo or body wash in there, you want something that is high quality,” says 2021 Block All Star and week two guest ensuite winner Mitch.
“You want something that will catch people’s attention and immediately tell a story about the room they’re in, that it’s not just a bathroom, but something more.
“It’s a great opportunity to focus on products that are made with essential oils for example, that are all natural, that are made in Australia. That all combines to make a statement about the way that you want the person living in that home and using that bathroom to feel, that this is a luxury space beyond the hardware.”
Mitch and Mark created an incredible day-spa style steam room on The Block in 2021 that made Neale Whitaker envious!
A great example of that is the V&M Spa range featured by Mitch and Mark in their 2019 Oslo build and again in Hampton.
“Each product in our range has the same purposeful philosophy of simplicity, nurturing, soothing, and of course natural,” says V&M Spa founder Victoria Maude.
“We spend around three years working on each product, only working on one product at a time.
Our products are designed to empower you, allowing your hair to rebalance and restore to a natural healthy shine.
“All of our extracts and Native ingredients can be traced back to the source, working with suppliers who share the same values as ours. Our Kakadu Plum comes from the Bardi People in Lombadina, a Community on the Dampier Peninsula in the Kimberly Region of Western Australia.”
The V&M process is simple, Victoria says. Start with the V&M Spa Balancing Shampoo to remove impurities from the hair, always wash the hair a second time with either our V&M Spa Balancing or Hydrating Shampoo, depending on the hair type, then follow with the V&M Spa Treatment conditioner, which must be combed through the hair and rinsed well.
“After creating the V&M Spa hair range of products, it was time to explore products that also nurture our precious skin,” Victoria says.
“Beautiful hair needs beautiful skin to match. The V&M Spa Lavender Bath Milk and Body Wash were the first in our range.
“Both are designed to nurture and enhance silky smooth, healthy skin. And we have been busy working on extending our line with our guasha style hairbrush, designed to encourage blood circulation around the follicle to encourage healthy stronger hair growth and our new body loafer, designed to gently exfoliate the skin, made with unbleached cotton/linen.”
"The range has the same purposeful philosophy of simplicity, nurturing, soothing, and of course natural,” says V&M Spa founder Victoria Maude.
Take a look through the V&M Spa range.
Balancing Shampoo - Winner 2020 Organic Beauty Awards. Balancing Shampoo has been crafted as part of our eco-positive beauty range, designed to cleanse the hair and remove product and pollutant buildup. With a foundation of Tasmanian Lavender, native Australian Kakadu Plum, Cranberry and Green Tea, this clarifying shampoo leaves your hair feeling fresh and alive. Perfect for fine or heavy hair. 60ml, 225ml, 500, and 1L refill
Hydrating Shampoo - Hydrating Shampoo has been crafted as part of our eco-positive beauty range, designed to gently cleanse the hair while infusing with moisture. With a foundation of Australian Kakadu Plum, Olive Leaf and ethical silk, this nourishing shampoo leaves your hair feeling light and soft. Perfect for normal to dry hair. 60ml, 225ml, 500, and 1L refill
Treatment Conditioner - Winner of the 2020 Organic Beauty Awards. Treatment Conditioner has been crafted as part of our eco-positive beauty range, designed to super boost with moisture. With a foundation of native Australian Kakadu Plum, native Australian Lilly Pilly and ethical silk, this divine conditioner leaves your hair feeling luxurious and healthy. 60ml, 225ml, 500 and 1L refill
Body Wash - Winner Editor Choice, Organic Beauty Awards 2020. Body Wash has been crafted as part of our eco-positive beauty range, designed to nurture the human spirit. With a foundation of Tasmanian Lavender and Australian native plants Kakadu Plum and Kunzea, this luxurious body wash leaves your skin feeling soft, nurtured and nourished. 60ml, 500ml and 1L refill
Lavender Bath Milk - Winner Organic Beauty Awards 2020. It is well known that Cleopatra loved to bathe in milk. For the team at V&M Spa, one of life's little luxuries has always been to start the day soaking in the bath. The benefits of soaking in milk are it soothes the skin while the milk gently breaks down dead skin cells, with magnesium to soothe sore muscles and lavender to calm the senses. 40g, 220g and 400g refill teabags.
Browse the V&M Spa range HERE