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      01.11.2010 15:55
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      Try it you'll never want to be without it .

      I was lucky enough to be chosen by Talkperfection to review Radox eastern Spirits Range. On receiving my package from Talkperfection I found the contents as follows

      1 Eastern Spirits hand wash
      1 Eastern Spirits shower therapy
      1 Eastern Spirits bath therapy

      The bottles are very attractive and the contents can be seen .On first impressions they look like bottles of strawberry smoothies, that soon changes though when you open the bottles.

      The fragrance sends you out of your bathroom and straightinto a spa. The lotus flower and Orange blossom are so prevelant in the fragrance that you can almost taste them .They make you feel as if you are going to be pampered like never before.

      As I have said I am a carer and have to grab time for myself whenever I can, so it took a while before I had the time to use the Bath Therapy range.

      After pouring the suggested amount into the bathwater I was delighted at the fragrance.It actually smelt stronger when added to the water .The amount of bubbles it produced was just perfect, not so many that I couldn't see the wood for the trees and not so few that it wasn't worth it.

      Sliding into the bath I really felt that my whole body was being pampered ,the bubbles were soft..( Is that weird that bubbles are described as soft ?)but not in a slimey way.

      The fragrance is so relaxing that after ten minutes I was in danger of falling asleep. Feeling totally relaxed I got out of the bath and dried myself off. What was especially nice was the fragrance from the bath therapy lingers on the skin . Leaving you feeling that you have truly been pampered and spoilt.

      The Shower Therapy obviously has the same scent, it comes with a convieniant hook to hold the bottle so you can dispense the gel as you shower.The foam produced from the gel is rich and thick and a small amount goes a long way .Don't be fooled and think , add a bit extra .Honestly you won't need it, and you could be using enough for another relaxing scented shower.

      I have found that the one item I use the most is the Handwash therapy , Obviously in my work I need to keep my hands clean all the time and what better way than with the eastern Spirits handwash.After washing your hands with it , you are left feeling really clean and moisturised. Some handwashes leave your hands feeling sticky and leave no dicernable fragrance, but the Eastern Spirits Fragrance stays with you.

      My Evaluation of these products are that they are extremely effective, they give you the feeling of being pampered at an affordable price .The Handwash retails at £1.60 for a 300ml bottle. The Bath & Shower Therapy around the same price , although in certain supermarkets they are on offer at £1.00 a bottle .My advice.. go stock up , because once you try this range with its beautiful fragrance you will want to be pampered everyday !

      I give Radox Eastern Spirits Range a 10/10 Five stars !! its definitely going to be a new tenant in my bathroom .

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      20.06.2009 23:36
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      A really nice range of products that feel more expensive that they are.

      I love Radox products and have bought the warming bath foam on several occasions to sooth sore muscles as it really works well. The most recent products that I have tried are the Soul Soother shower smoothie which is currently on offer in Boots for £1.22 and my new favourite Radox product - the Green Tea Infusion Wellbeing bubble bath.

      I tend to buy the bubble baths more than anything else in the Radox range. I find that they are a real treat but often at a reasonable price as they are usually on offer somewhere in one of the high street chemists.

      The scent of the bubble baths is strong and very true to the fragrance that they say they are. They smell similar to essential oils and bath oils in that you can detect that the scent is genuine and not a synthetic substitute. The Green Tea bubble bath for example lists in it's ingredients jasmine extract and natural anti-oxides with a logo proclaiming that Radox has been 'blending natural herbs since 1908'

      In the bath the bubbles appear easily - you don't need to add much of the bottle to the water to get a good result so the product lasts a very long time. Once in the bath the bubbles stay around for ages - I take VERY long baths and last night my radox bubbles were still floating around after over an hour had passed. The scent is very apparent in the water and stays on your skin after getting out of the bath. I had my most recent bath last night and my skin feels soft and clean 24 hours later.

      Radox is a great mid range product that feels like a luxury product. My preferred body range is from Lush, but I find Radox is much cheaper and just as much of a treat for every day use.

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        20.05.2009 16:47
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        Definitely worth a try, and there are lots of varieties

        My review is for Radox sleep easy - bath therapy, which is basically a bubble bath that comes in a 500ml bottle.

        I love the Radox range of bubble baths for their gorgeous scents, they really are much better than other brands I find, with some great aromatherapy qualities to them.

        The fragrance I have chosen to do is one of my favourites, as anything which is relaxing is good for me! It is a dark blue liquid, in a plastic bottle. Very easy to pour but you don't need too much to make your bubbles and fill the bathroom with the lovely sleep inducing scent.

        This particular one contains jasmine oil and natural chamomile, both of which have been found to promote sleep, with a kind of natural sedative affect. They work! The frangrance is very calming, and I am the kind of person as mum to a very active little boy, who has even been known to fall asleep in the bath if left to my own devices for too long under the influence of the lovely radox bubbles, lol.

        I also add a tiny bit sometimes to my little one's bath if he is having his bath before bedtime. I am sure it does relax and sooth him too, and doesn't seem to do his skin any harm as the fragrant ingredients are derived from natural sources.

        Radox doesn't do much for my skin by way of moisturising or anything like that, but this one does make for a very relaxing bathing experience. The only thing I don't like, is that it can be quite expensive, so I try and stock up when it's on offer. Currently bottle can be bought at Sainsburys for £1 each which is pretty good!

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          09.01.2009 13:02

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          a wonderful bubble bath to relax with.

          As I perch in the kitchen writing this review, I can see that somebody has come back from the shops with our usual Radox bubble bath. It's familiar elegant yet simple shape is resting on the side simple calling out at me to go and have one of our familiar rendez-vous in bathroom.

          There's something about this bubble bath that I simply cannot resist. It certainly is about twice as expensive as a supermarket brand, but it really IS better. The consistency of the product appears to be different and the liquid a lot thicker which gives then impression of actually getting more bubbles per 100ml.

          The fact that there are so many different varieties of of Radox means that there are different aromas to suit everybody. The problem I have is that I have a tendency to pour a lot into the bath and realise that I only get four baths out of a bottle, when really twenty should be fine.

          It would also help if there was a gripped bottle top as I have found it quite tough to get the lid off. Otherwise the bottle does fit well in your hand and isn't an awkward shape that will stick out in your bathroom, but at the same time it looks unique.

          The bubbles remain for the whole bath, meaning that you aren't left with anything to splash around in and cover your modesty with. The smell of this bubble bath is also wonderful and does really help to relax and take a step back from the stresses of life. I love it, and I'm sure you will too, go on... treat yourself!

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          27.05.2008 17:08
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          IF I BUY THIS PRODUCT AGAIN I WILL TRY A DIFFERENT FRAGRANCE

          While out doing my shopping in Morrisons at the weekend I spotted Radox handwash on a special offer at 89p instead of it's normal price of £1.69. As I have used radox products in the past and liked them I decided to give it a try.

          Radox products have been around since 1908. The first product to be manufactured was Radox bath salts which came in a small cardboard box. Liquid soaps were first introduced in the 1980's and are still going strong today.

          The entire range of products are manufactured by Sara Lee Household and Body Care U.K. in Slough, Berkshire.

          I chose the clean and soften handwash with aloe vera and cucumber. It comes in a clear plastic bottle which has a white screw top cap with a pump action dispenser top. The bottle stands approximately 16cm high and contains 300mls of handwash. The handwash itself is pale green in colour and the writing on the bottle is a darker shade of green. It tells you on the bottle that the handwash contains a blend of natural herbs and minerals.

          There are clear instructions on the pump dispenser telling you how to open it ready for use.

          You press down once on the top of the dispenser and you get an ample amount of handwash to wash your hands. The handwash lathers up well and rinses easily. The fragrance of cucumber and aloe vera is quite strong at first but after rinsing and drying your hands it calms down a bit. The fragrance stayed on my hands for about one hour. My hands did feel very soft and clean but I did find the fragrance slightly overpowering.

          Other handwashes in this range are:-

          Chamomile and milk - Clean and moisturise
          Vitamin e and provitamin b5- Clean and replenish
          Thyme and tea tree oil - Clean and protect
          Peppemint and lime - Clean and refresh
          Lavender and magnolia - Clean and pamper

          Radox also have a wide range of bath cremes and essences,
          shower cremes and gels and antiperspirant deodorants. None of their products are tested on animals.

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            22.07.2005 10:44
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            A bubble bath that will leave you feeling relaxed....

            The Ging enjoys a good long soak in the bath and in the absence of Calvin Klein Eternity bath salts I resorted to using Radox Herbal Bath - Stress Relief.

            Now, please don't get me wrong, I'm not a stressed out person, far from it, if I got more laid back I'd be horizontal, but I do enjoy wallowing away for hours in the bath surrounded by bubbles and a gorgeous smell. This for me is pure heaven and the basic criteria for any product that will be dipped in my bath.

            Radox have been around for an absolute age, and I remember using the bath salts as a small child. Since coming out of the dark ages, Radox have branched out and are now responsible for numerous products relating to bath time, be it bath salts, soaps, and moisturisers. On closer inspection of the Radox category here on Dooyoo it would appear that they have a product to suit every mood!

            I bought my bottle of Radox - Stress Relief from Bodycare for £2.29. It is widely available from good chemists, health & beauty shops and supermarkets. It should be noted however that £2.29 for a Litre of this is extremely cheap and it can retail for anything up to £3.50.

            The bottle itself is easy to spot on the shelf, mainly due to its size. Not only is the bottle tall, it is rather bulky. Although the packaging is clear, the liquid inside makes this stand out due to the warm jade colouring.

            Aromatherapy is widely believed to help people unwind and Radox (according to the packaging) has a blend of herbs and minerals that will not only help relax aching muscles, but unwind tired minds.

            The liquid is to be poured into the bath whilst running. When I removed the cap and began to pour I was greeted with a strong herbal and Rosemary aroma which was delightful. The liquid sank immediately to the bottom of the bath and bubbles began to appear on the surface as the bath ran. Although I wasn't impressed with the amount of bubbles produced, the smell that had by this time filled the bathroom had made me feel extremely relaxed.

            After slipping into the bath the effects of the Radox was noticeable. I was so relaxed I actually started to feel drowsy. After getting out and drying my skin felt moisturised and softer to the touch. The fragrance stayed on my skin for most of the day and didn't change one bit, it was fantastic.

            In addition to this, the muscles in the base of my back and shoulders didn't feel as tense.

            Only a tiny amount of the liquid was required for amazing results and at £2.29 for a Litre, this will be on my shopping list again as I think that is great value for money. It has the same results as the Calvin Klein bath salts, will last longer, and costs about £15 less. Bargin.

            Although I'm dubious about the stress relieving properties of this product the combination of smell, moisturised and softer feeling skin meant that I did feel more relaxed and that is why I do not hesitate to recommend this wholeheartedly to all.

            HIGHLY RECOMMENDED

            Radox is a brand of Sara Lee and they have numerous other products for use in the bathroom including liquid soaps, shampoo and conditioner. I have never used them before, but use of the Herbal Bath means I will be trying them out.

            Sara Lee can be contacted at:

            H & BC Limited
            Slough
            SL1 4AU
            United Kingdom

            Thanks for taking the time to read and rate.



            Steve :o)

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              09.03.2004 22:02
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              Typical it has happened again, the other day I did a review on Radox Muscle Soak and paid nearly £2 for it and today it is on offer and I bought this one together with another muscle soak. The packaging of the Stress Relief Herbal Bath is very similar to the Muscle Soak. It is in a transparent oblong plastic bottle with a jadey coloured pull and twist lid. the liquid is the same colour as the lid, a nice jade colour and the same constituency of a normal bubble bath, whoops I mean soak. It has Radox on the front and a picture of the sea splashing over some rocks. This one has rosemary added to it which is renowned to relieve tension and restlessness. On the back of the label it states that it has been specially formulated for you to leave you calm and relaxed. So here we are again running the bath and the tap is spouting out water everywhere. I pour two capfuls under the tap and it bubbles up really well, infact my bath is now more bubbles than water and the smell is so clean and fresh. You can definatley smell the rosemary in it, however when the smell was filling the bathroom it just reminded me off the muscle soak and I had to double check I was using the right one. In the end I decided to open them both and compare the smells and yes Stress Relief has more of a stronger bitter smell to it than the muscle soak. Now although this bubbles up well, it is not as good as the Muscle soak. Neither is the smell I am afraid to say that I prefer the other one. But it does do its job and my hubby prefers this one as it does not sting or irritate his psoriasis. Obviously everyone is different and will have a favourite one. I soaked in the bath for a long 20 mins and then got out feeling all nice and clean and refreshed and it left my skin nice and soft and left a light fragrance on my
              body. The smell did not linger in the bathroom much after the bath was emptied either. Yes I would recommend it, but maybe I do not have enough stress in my life and I prefer the Muscle Soak by Radox. Maybe when I get a bit more stressed out this will help me more. But it does smell ok and is a product that I trust and it is gentle on your skin but I prefer Muscle Soak to this. I paid £1.99 for this and got the Radox Muscle Soak free with it. It is also on sale at most chemists and supermarkets. Also I must admit the other night when i used the other one it made me conk out the whole night and for the first time in ages, I slept for 10 hours. Radox has come a long way since we all used to associate grans putting their bath salts in the bath. They have moved with the times and have created mood baths, like muscle soak, stress and relax all in modern colours and packaging. They also do shower gels for those of you who prefer a quick shower and I always have a bottle or two of this stocked away somewhere. Karen

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                08.01.2004 02:38
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                A couple of months ago I reviewed Radox Revitalising shower gel and gave it a very average verdict as it was nothing special and really let me down as I remembered Radox as being a good brand. You might also remember that I bought that bottle as part of a special offer in Boots to buy two bottles of shower gel for £2.00 (the normal price is £1.50 per bottle). I am now going to review the other bottle I bought Radox Moisture Boost to see if it faired any better than the revitalising shower gel did? So here I am again armed with the infamously named Willy the Whale wash mitt in one hand and a bottle of Radox Moisture Boost shower gel in the other. I am sure the gel has been introduced as Radox?s answer to Dove as they serve a very similar purpose. This is to give dry skin a deep moisturising effect to leave it silky and smooth, The vital ingredient to perform this task is milk protein So what does the bottle look like?? It is a white bottle with a picture of a big blob of what looks like cream dollopping itself in the water. It has the same useful handle, and a flip top lid with a secure valve as all the other Radox shower gels. I really like the design as it is less fiddly than other shower gels and less likely to leak! The bottle holds 250 ml of gel. So what about the gel itself?? Squeezing the gel out it actually looks like the contents of a condom after sex as the gel is quite thick and pearly white in colour. It smells better though. It has a nice clean baby power smell to it without that distinctive herby smell you get with some Radox products. In fact I would say it smells rather like the band that uses a dollop of moisturising cream which I am sure this shower gel is meant to imitate. It is quite a homely and clean smell and is not too scented for those of you who dislike strong perfumes. I prefer the smell of this to the revitalising shower gel. However I do prefer a slightly more destine fragrance. A bit of hon
                ey in the mixture would be ideal for me. So what about the performance? I have to say I was very pleased with how it foams up into a lovely lush lather. You do not need to use too much of it so that is pretty good Once on my body the gel felt rich and creamy .I could feel it moisturising from the word go. My normally dry skin felt silky and smooth. This is great. However I feel sometimes it does not rub in that well and you are left with a layer of the stuff on your body so I would take extra care to rinse so it does not linger. So would I buy it again? Yes I think I would. It has restored my faith in Radox after the not so good fruity revitalising shower gel. I think I would be one I would buy once in a while just to get my skin in great condition. It is very much a clone of Dove and I think it is cheaper especially if you can get it on special offer. However I would not buy it all the time as I find the fragrance or the lack of it a bit boring. All in all a good shower gel that is cheap enough to use every day. So happy showering everyone

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                  11.12.2003 14:14
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                  With the cold weather recently, I’ve been having more baths than usual. I’m usually a shower-in-and-out kinda guy, but looking around Boots the other day I came across Radox Stress Relief, and decided to give it a go. I’ve used Radox on many other occasions, and although it’s helped with muscle pains I still wasn’t completely satisfied, and was sure there was something else out there to soothe those aches and pains. Straight away when I saw “stress relief” on the bottle, I decided this was the one to try, and I picked it up to see if I was right. I’m not a big fan of bubble bath, so I was glad to see that Radox gave off very little bubbles, and tended to give off more of a lovely warm scent, and only a few bubbles. Mostly, though, the liquid combined with the water instead of giving off those annoying bubbles! The scent of it was extremely over-powering, but in a very good way. The scent was extremely relaxing and soothing, and even the smell seemed to be a bit of a stress relief! Even before I’d climbed into the bath it was very welcoming, and it was a pleasure to climb in. Not being one to “have a soak” I find it very difficult just sitting in the bath doing nothing at all. I can’t seem to take my books in there with me, because I usually drench them, and they spend the rest of the night drying off on the radiator (and I still can’t get the wrinkles out of them!). Radox advices you to “sit back and relax”, but I couldn’t seem to really do that. Within about five minutes, though, I certainly did feel a change in myself. My muscles seemed a lot less tense, and I was much more relaxed than before. Also, the scent was getting much more relaxing as I stayed there, and it seemed to be doing the trick. When I got out of the bath –after a mere 15 minutes – I certainly felt a lot more relaxed. But, what I didn’t like was the fact that
                  it made you extremely weak, and you just seemed to want to go to bed there and then, instead of being able to go out, or sit and watch the television. I know it’s best to have a bath before you go to bed, but I always seem to want to get it out of the way, and sit down and relax for the rest of the night. But, after having a Radox bath you tend to feel drowsy and extremely tired for at least another hour. You tend to feel a bit too much “relaxed” and at times it can be annoying when you’re trying to watch the television or read a book, when all you want to do is nod off at 7pm! You could certainly feel the Radox relaxing you whilst in the bath, though. It certainly worked better than the other Radox products I’d used in the past, and this one was much more stress relieving. Whereas with the other one’s you seemed to just lie there and soak with this you did seem to forget everything and wonder off to la la land! It may sound extremely silly, but it’s great to forget about the busy day you’ve had full of troubles, because you truly do forget about them; at least for the amount of time you’re in there! The secret of Radoxs is “harnessing herbs and minerals”. The special herbs combined with the minerals give off a sort of soothing feeling that gets rid of muscle pain and uneasiness. There’s no denying Radox does everything it says on the bottle, and it works brilliantly, but I just seem to feel that it does its job too well! I know that sounds extremely stupid, but I think that there’s a line between “relaxed” and “relaxed to the extent you’re dropping off on your feet”! Although the line is ever so think, I think Radox has passed to the other side and over dosed on the herbs and minerals! But, all in all, it is brilliant, and it’s the best in the business by far. You can buy a 500ml bottle from Boots, or any Pharmacy/Supermarket
                  for under £2. (I bought mine for a mere £1.29) It’s certainly worth the money, and it does what it says, but it’s still not good enough to make me have a bath every morning instead of a shower! A shower is so much less bother, and makes you much livelier in these cold mornings. But, if you’re after a nice soak in the bath, and a chance to get away from the bad times, take soak with Radox in the water, and you’ll never look back! There are 9 different Radox herbal bath products to choose from including Radox Moisture Soak, Lavender and many more .Go to www.radox.co.uk to check them all out, and to learn more about Radox products or for further information contact: H&BC UK Ltd Slough SL1 4AU © Matt Roberts 2003.

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                    I have a very demanding 4 month old son, whom I love to bits and wouldn?t be without, but it is good to get some time for me as you can imagine I don?t often get the opportunity. So tonight I managed to get him down to sleep and thought I might like to have a bath and pamper myself a little. After raking the bathroom cupboard I came across an unopened bottle of Radox Herbal Bath, Indulgence with Passion Flower (obviously bought before my son was born) and thought this is for me. ***BACKGROUND INFO*** Radox do lots of different products from bath salts, liquid soap and of course foam bath. Within their foam bath range you have lots of fragrance choices, to give you some idea I?ll name a few you can have Original, Muscle Soak, Time Out, Sleep Ease, Indulgence and I?ve probably missed a few out because they do have a vast range, check it out for yourself. ***THE PRODUCT*** Indulgence Herbal Bath with Passion Flower comes packaged in a tubular clear plastic bottle with Radox trademark branding all over, so you are in no doubt of the manufacturer, you will also find a scenic picture to match the mood of that particular foam bath on the front of the bottle coming with a screw top lid. Your eyes are immediately drawn to the deep pink/red thick liquid through the clear plastic bottle, another good idea from Radox, that way you?ll know when you need to be re-stocking (wishful thinking on my part then). At the back of the bottle you will find a list ingredients and further information should you require it. When I unscrewed the cap in order for me to pour, I was greeted with a tremendous whiff of passion flower that can only be described as a heavy flowery scent which for me is immediately enticing, so I pour a little under hot running water and I am immediately excited by the bubbles forming (I really must get out more), it seems to take forever and I just know any minute now his lordship is about to scream the house down
                    , well his Daddy?s in so he can take care of it. ***THE RADOX EXPERIENCE*** I finally manage to get in and lie back, pure bliss ? I can feel the essential oils working their magic over my mind and body and those nasty stresses easing away and it?s fantastic, no screaming, no nappies, no bottles, just me and my thoughts? I wanted to make it last forever but the water was getting cold, so I eventually managed to haul myself out and guess what ? still no screaming, how bloody wonderful! I found my skin felt clean and refreshed, overall a very relaxing experience one, which I would very much like to repeat again soon, so Daddy if you are reading please take note! I do have sensitive skin and I?ve never had a problem with any of the Radox range. Please be careful not to get any into your eye area and if you do somehow manage to, rinse thoroughly with clean fresh water immediately. What is Passion Flower then?? Well, Passion Flower is renowned for relaxing tired minds and helps to sooth those muscles backing up Radox claims of relaxation for body and for mind. This is not advisable for use during pregnancy or for those who suffer from high blood pressure or epilepsy. Oh and Radox also promote a good and restful nights sleep and they work in conjunction with The Sleep Council. ***THE PRICE*** It?s available in 2 different sized bottles 500ml will set you back around £1.59 and a 1 litre bottle will cost you around £2.89, I usually buy these from Superdrug or Boots but you can also buy from most supermarkets and sometimes you even get these on offer 2 for £2 or buy one get one free. ***MANUFACTURER INFORMATION*** H & BC UK Ltd Slough, SL1 4AU Tel 01753 508123 Thanks for reading

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                      I do enjoy a good soak in a hot tub. There are a number of things that can certainly increase my pleasure - and the addition of something that softens the water, creates foam and lightly pefumes the environment is high on that list. Radox have been making "substances" for many years. "Stress Relief" is one of the Herbal Bath range which is presented in nine flavours altogether. The containers are tall, rectangular pliable plastic bottles of two sizes with the word 'Radox' embossed on the sides. Each variety has its own use and indication and the bottle comes with a colour co-ordinated cap. The front label gives an overview and suggestive picture of the flavour you have purchased; the back label gives a brief history and a list of contents. In each case fourth and fifth listed ingredients are perfume and the given active ingredient. The second in the list of ingredients is a soap. The only safety warning is to avoid contact with the eyes. The names of each of the range are given below. After the name I have given Radox's descriptive function. I have indicated the active essential oil and have also tried to give an impression of the scent. I gave up after the first half dozen from 'olfactory overload'. AWAKEN. 'Enliven the Senses' Colour: Lime Green. Ingredient: Lemongrass Scent: Citrus hints, with slightly pungent and earthy overtones. 4/5 INDULGENCE: 'Renowned for its soothing properties'. Colour: Red. Ingredient: Passionflower Scent: Heavy flowery perfume with underlying chopped greenery and stalks. 2/5 TIME OUT: 'Known to aid Tranquillity' Colour: Purple. Ingredient: Mimosa Scent: A 'mumsy' soapy smell. Quite pleasant. 3/5 STRESS RELIEF: 'Relieves Tension' Colour: Aquamarine. Ingredient: Rosemary Not tested ORIGINAL: 'Sooths the Emotions, Cleanses the Body' Colour: Blue-Green.
                      Ingredient: Juniper. Not tested MUSCLE SOAK. 'Soothes aching muscles' Colour: Pale Blue. Ingredient: Clary Sage Not tested SLEEP EASE. 'Aids a Restful Night's Sleep' Colour: Dark Blue. Ingredient: Lavender Scent: A slightly sweet but not overpowering lavender perfume. Would make a good aftershave. 5/5 REPLENISH. 'Skin soothing properties' Colour: Turbid cream. Ingredient: Chamomile Scent: I could pour this one down the toilet!! 2/5 MOISTURE SOAK. 'Renowned for skin conditioning properties' Colour: Turbid pink. Ingredient: Calendula Scent: Flowery with a hint of rose and violet. 4/5 The usual supermarket price for the larger 1 litre bottle is around £2.85; the smaller 500ml is £1.50. However competition between the branches usually finds Radox under intensive discounting or special offer. Currently Tesco is selling two 500ml bottles for £2. The larger size is £2.38 each. Radox announces on its labels that it is working with The Sleep Council to promote a good and restful night's sleep. It also works with the British Spas Federation to promote the therapeutic benefits of water. The latter organisation maintains a website (www.british.spas.co.uk/experience/radox_herbal.html) which gives information about spas and spa towns, health farms and using a spa at home. It also promotes the science of aromachology. AROMACHOLOGY AND AROMATHERAPY. By the time I had got this far I was reaching for the dictionary and the encyclopaedia. For the aid of my avid reader, Aromachology is the study of the effects of fragrance on mood and behaviour. Aromatherapy is the "art" of applying that study to treatment. Radox claims to combine the specific mood- or physical- enhancing effects of the fragrance oils with a secret blend of herbs and minerals. I used a herbal encyclopaedia and the Internet Guide to Aromatherapy to look u
                      p the recognised uses of the various herbs and flowers that are used. As an introduction the following section from The Guide is quite instructive: "Using oils in baths is a simple, effective and pleasant way to relax and receive therapeutic effects. Water itself has therapeutic value which enhances the powers of the oils. To use, add 6 to 10 drops of essential oil (or blend) to the surface of the water which has already been run. ADD NO OTHER SUBSTANCE EG. FOAM OR BATH OIL (my capitals), then immersed yourself for about 20 minutes while you inhale the vapour. - there is no indication that the oils actually penetrate the skin." Calendula: Used in skin infections, wounds and inflammations. Also used in the treatment of haemorrhoids (piles) and rheumatism. Chamomile: Has a strong soothing effect on mind and body. Protects dry skin. Used to treat nerve, headache, insomnia and menstrual disorders. Clary sage: The species name clary, from the Latin clarus, refers to clear-eye; the mucilaginous seeds of this plant - when soaked in water, were used to clear grit from the eyes. Sooths, relaxes and uplifts the spirit. Massage on muscles and the abdomen prior and during menstruation. Can provoke dramatic and colourful dreams. Juniper: Tones and stimulates. It is an antiseptic and astringent when used in the bath. It calms the emotions and has a cleansing effect on the body. It is the flavouring agent of gin. There is a warning that it should not be used in pregnancy. Lavender: Calms the body and mind. Add a drop to your pillow before a peaceful night's sleep. It can be used to treat burns and reduce scarring. Lemongrass: An antiseptic and astringent. Aids shining hair when added to a shampoo. A stimulating tonic. Mimosa: An antidepressant, anti-inflammatory agent. Has skin moisturing properties. Passionflower: Not found Rosemary: Relieves, warms and stimulates.
                      Refreshes tired muscles, feet and mind. There is a warning of caution in use in pregnancy, epilepsy and high blood pressure. RESULTS. In the interests of science we carried out a double blind uncontrolled clinical trial of Radox Herbal Bath products on the nights over a long weekend break. Before the test began, we each sniffed the raw product in the bottle. On each occasion I filled the bath, added one of the Radox products, my wife then got in and tried to guess (by smell, feel, result obtained whatever) Radox had been added. Then she got out, and prepared a bath for me (with me out of the room) for me to guess. We each tried three baths and three products over a three night period. The overall result was that we were wrong on every occasion. I am aware that it was over the holiday season but we think we can discount there being any other extraneous factors that may have influenced the results. CONCLUSION I am making no claim for or against the concept of aromatherapy. I quote my results above with my tongue firmly in my cheek. However there is a serious element in that from a scientific point of view it is difficult to obtain conclusive, reliable statistically proven results from matched series that justify such claims. These products do apparently contain significant quantities of the essential oil described on the label but also contain soap and foaming agents. Suffice it to say that I do buy Radox bath products and use them quite regularly. I cannot say that "Sleep Easy" doesn't give me lovely soft skin, any more than "Awaken" doesn't help a good night's sleep. I enjoy a long soak in a hot bath, often with the accompaniment of a good book. If the water is delicately perfumed, so much the better. My wife also points out that the bath stays cleaner and there is no residual tide mark. WHO IS SARA LEE? With their headquarters in Chicago, Illinois the
                      original company was founded in Baltimore in 1939. The name "Sara Lee Corporation" was coined in 1985 after the firm Sara Lee Kitchens was brought into the organisation. By mergers and acquisitions they now have operations and subsidiaries in 55 countries around the world. Sara Lee's mission statement as a company is to feed, clothe and care for consumers and their families the world over. Their range of products and brands is impressive including Sara Lee fresh and frozen cakes and pastries, Douwe Egberts coffee, Playtex underwear, Ambi Pur air fresheners, Kiwi shoe polish, Berlei, Brylcreem, Vapona. Radox was acquired from SmithKlein Beecham in 1993. POSTSCRIPT. In case you are wondering the title of this review was suggested by the old television advert for Badedas Bath Gel. ("Strange things happen after a Badedas bath"). Badedas is also owned by Sara Lee.

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                        16.09.2003 19:59
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                        Radox is a welcome sight in my bathroom, I like all the radox products from the bubble bath to the bath salts,, but my favorite has to be Radox Muscle soak. This little box of Herbal bath salts does the trick of winding me down and relaxing me at the end of a hot gruelling day at work. Made by Sara Lee who are based in Slough. It comes in a 400g cardboardf box and the barth salts are a light blue colour. This herbal bath salts is called Muscle soak and has added thyme. Thyme is a herb which is used in aromatheraphy to cleans and ease aches and pains, which is probably why after bathing in these bath salts you do feel like your skin has been cleanseed and your aches and pains of the day have gone. To open the packet you pull on the little cardboard flap at the side of the box and pour about two handfulls of the bath salts into the bath as you run the hot tap. Too much of these salts will end up drying out your skin and your hair, which I might add is best to wash seperately with shampoo and conditioner, as it tends to dry out the hair. The smell of the bath salts is very nice a sort of perfumey smell with a hint of thyme. This also can turn your bath water a light blue colour if you use too much. It does take a while to disolve in the water, so it's best not to get in untill you have swished the water around in the bath so that it disolves. Then you can get in and relax away your aches and pains. You don't need to add anything els to the water and though this doesn't make lots of lather like most bubble baths, you do feel like it's done you good. I always buy this product at the pound shop in town for a pound, if it's on offer at the supermarket then I'll buy it there, but usually it costs around £1.45 or sometimes more, depending on which supermarket you shop at. On the whole I'd recommend these bath salts to your. I find they are very good value for money and t
                        he effects of a herbal salt bath are very relaxing. I find my skin is soft too after a long soak and looks clean like after you've exfoliated. Well, I hope this has helped in some way.

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                          15.04.2003 14:40
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                          I went to the type of school where “Double-science” was a dirty word. We were taught Chemistry, Physics and Biology for 3 years, and then expected to pick 2 or 3 of those to study to GCSE level. I took all of them (it was either that or, God forbid, humanities), and, well, this way of thinking is the result. * Apparatus * 1 x £2.59 400ml bottle Radox Moisture Boost Shower Cream, readily available from chemists and supermarkets 1 x shower 1 x tester with previous experience of shower gels for quality comparison * Method * Apply daily while showering for a minimum of 3 months. Notice effects. Record results in an accurate, unbiased way. * Results * a) Immediate after first use Happy nose, due to faint “pretty” smell. Pure, not artificial. Unisex. Clean but not sterile. Produces fine lather. Results in clean skin. Few bubbles left in shower, meaning less wastage. b) Prolonged after repeated use Skin is visibly smoother and softer. Skin looks healthier. Skins feels moisturized and ready to be bared to the world. Neater shower cubicle due to hook on bottle making it suitable for hanging up over the shower. Cleaner shower cubicle due to the colour of the gel involved (creamy white) – any drips blend in, do not stand out as big green blobs (as in Badedas trials). Happy wallet due to the lack of need for buying more thus far: bottle still only half empty despite daily use. No increase in personal hygiene comments (average remains 0%). * Conclusion * The product in question has met all testing criteria, namely - cheap - long lasting - nicely scented - easy to use - effective in general body cleansing and skin softening, leaving body lotion redundant Product recommended for use by the nation, especially the pongy members of the population. Effective immediately.

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                            14.12.2002 01:51
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                            What a week! The weather has been utter crap, I've been working all hours down in Newton Aycliffe, and my bones hurt. I feel about 60, look about 40 and haven't been to the gym for a week either, am I hard done by or what? The future is bright though. I've finished the stint in Newton Aycliffe, the weekend is here, and Newcastle won today. However I'm knackered and aching, so what have I done about it? Easy, I've been to the shop for some Radox, and plyed myself with cups of tea. I've been using Radox products for years. Let me tell you a little about it. Radox uses natural herbs and minerals to help relieve stiff and aching muscles and joints. That's what it says, that's what it does. I've tried them all, the bubble baths, shower gels , and bath salts. They all work for me, and now I'm going to tell you about my favourite one, the bath salts. At 1.69 GBP for 400g from my local Superdrug. I think they are reasonably priced. You pay for the quality, and you get a fair bit of use out of the box. About 8 baths. Lasts me about 6 months. HAHA! I'm sure you have all seen Radox bath salts, but for those of you who haven't they come in a minty green coloured box, with a appealing picture of a Turkish Bath on the front. In white across the front it simply says Radox. The directions for use are simple enough too, you just pour under running water, which is good for simpletons like me. The hard bit though is actually opening the box. At the side it has a perforated square which you have to push to create a hole, I normally end up tearing the box because I am a bit heavy handed. The contents end up all over my bathroom floor, and by the time I have swept them up my bath is cold. The easiest way to do it, is to open over the bath. I should have been a brain surgeon for thinking of that. Onto the bath then...... Once poured under running
                            water the grains of green salt dissolve easily and colour your bath water green. I don't mind this so much because it disguises the horrible brown colour that normally resides in my bath when I have one. No gritty bits are left at the bottom of your bath, and no bubbles rise to the surface, which is what I have found with other bath salts, and the smell, well let me tell you about that. The smell reminds me of someone's sick bed when they have a cold. Chamomile and Eucalyptus immediately spring to mind. When looking at the back of the box though I find that it also contains, Rosemary, Thyme and Jasmine. You can't really smell these but it makes you feel that little bit better just reading what it contains. So the bath itself then. Well, normally I step in, have a nice long soak and come out feeling relaxed, revived and warmed right through. I can't stress how much Radox actually works, the smells clear your head, the minerals and herbs relieve pain and aching, and if like me you like your bath time to be quiet, your relaxed. Champion! That's all I've got to say really, apart from the stuff which I feel I must include. H & BC UK Ltd Slough SL1 4AU Need another cup of tea now. Cheers.

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                              I am a recent convert to the wonders of Original Source. I love the fruity shower gels and recently spent £2.99 on a bottle of their Orange and Grapefruit shower gel. I love it and think it is brilliant, but at almost £3 a bottle, it is rather expensive. So when I went into the local chemists the other day, I noticed something which looked and sounded rather similar, so I bought it. This was the Radox Showerfresh range and I bought two for £1.69 each, just over half price when compared to the Original Source ones. I chose the Moisture Boost one (because I have dry skin) and the ‘Revitalise!’ one, because it smelled lovely and I liked the description of the watermelon extracts. So today, I used the Revitalise one and as I spent the whole of the shower comparing it to the Original Source version, I thought that was a good basis for an opinion. The bottles are both a similar design with a hook on the top to fit on your shower unit and have non-drip caps. The Original Source bottle looks better – modern, bright, bold and eye-catching. The Radox one looks cheap in comparison, although the orange colour plastic bottle is quite nice really. The Original Source is clear, so you can see just how much shower gel is left. The Radox one is coloured, you can tell where the gel is, but you have to look closely. Original Source wins here. PACKAGING Original Source ~ 4 out of 5 Radox ~ 2.5 out of 5 Although they are different fruits, they do smell quite similar in the bottle. The watermelon extracts in the Radox Showerfresh are quite orangey and it does smell lovely – fruity, zesty and yummy. However, Original Source wins here too, with a smell that’s even better. SMELL Original Source ~ 5 out of 5 Radox ~ 4 out of 5 But the proof of the pudding is in the eating, of course. How do they perform in he shower? No matter how gorgeous the smell might be, if the shower gel doesn
                              ’t clean your body, it’s a waste of money. Well, both do the job well. The Radox was easy to lather and using a body puff, it didn’t take much to get lovely bubbles all over me. I felt clean afterwards and my skin was soft and felt nice. This performed on a similar level to the Original Source. In both of them, the smell didn’t linger as long as I would have liked it to, but there wasn’t much difference between the two in this. PERFORMANCE Original Source ~ 4 out of 5 Radox ~ 3.5 out of 5 So what is in them and what do they claim on the packaging? Well, Radox Showerfresh ‘Revitalise!’ boasts ‘active skin conditioning’ and ‘Energy for body and mind’ as well as claiming it is made from a ‘secret blend of herbs and minerals’. The ingredients are, as usual, lots of long and complicated words but I recognise aqua (water), parfum and citric acid – no essential oils. Original Source always uses essential oils and their Orange and Grapefruit shower gel contains both grapefruit oil and sweet orange oil. Aqua is the main ingredient again, followed by something called sodium laureth sulfate on both. They do have quite a few ingredients in common, but Original Source sounds more natural and less chemical. Original Source does not test their products on animals, while Radox doesn’t say. (They are owned by Sara Lee incidentally - chocolate gateaux, anyone?) But you would assume if it’s animal-friendly, it would be shouting it from the rooftops? INGREDIENTS Original Source ~ 4 out of 5 Radox ~ 3 out of 5 So finally, the value. Both bottles are 250ml – the Radox cost £1.69 from our local chemists, while the Original Source cost £2.99 from Boots. So if you’re looking to save money, this one’s easy… PRICE Original Source ~ 2 out of 10 Radox ~ 4 out of 10 B
                              ut of course, cost isn’t always the main reason for buying something. Quality comes into it too. Although the Radox Showerfresh seems a good enough product – it smells nice and it cleans you well – it isn’t good enough. When you have been used to Original Source, I found the Radox paled into insignificance in comparison. It’s like being given an own brand tub of ice cream when you crave Haagen-Dazs. TOTAL Original Source ~ 19 out of 25 Radox ~ 17 out of 25

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