Product Type: Australian Bodycare Bath / Shower
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Aboriginal ingredients for natural wash
Australian Bodycare Body Wash
Member Name: juicy_lucy
Australian Bodycare Body Wash
Advantages: Lots of natural ingredients
Disadvantages: none if you like tea tree
Australian Body Care Body Wash
In my local bargain shop, more commonly known as Ethel Austin, I recently picked up a couple of these products, mainly because they had been reduced to the princely sum of £1 each, and because I always like to have a go with new products. Nothing ventured, nothing gained, and at that price, I had more to gain than to lose.
I did do a little bit of research about the company, because I had never heard of it before, and discovered that itís products are inspired by the traditions of the Aborigines. They apparently discovered the curative effects of using natural ingredients for hair and body care, and this company makes full use of this knowledge.
~~*~~ THE PROMISE~~*~~
The body wash promises to contain 2% Tea Tree oil, which to me doesnít sound a lot, but if they use it a selling point, then it must be a ďgood thingĒ. It promises to cleanse without drying and to be pH balanced (skin friendly). As well as, or because of this, it will maintain your skinís natural moisture balance, and reduce the risk of flare ups (I assume of skin disorders) and infections.
~~*~~ THE PRODUCT~~*~~
The product itself comes in a terracotta coloured squeezy tube containing 200ml of the body wash, and having a rather nice motif on the front. The lid flips up to open, and to close it, should be pressed firmly down.
Give the tube a squeeze, and a clear gel like product comes out, with a quite strong tea tree oil smell. Steer clear if you donít like tea tree oil because it is quite obvious.
There are no instructions, so using my common sense, I decided that it could be used in the bath or shower.
In the bath, I have poured it under running water, and the result has been a rather healthy amount of bubbles, and a faintly antiseptic tea tree oil smell; I always think tea tree oil smells like antiseptic, probably because I associate it with spot treatment!
In the shower, add a small amount (a little goes a long way) to a sponge, and wash.
~~*~~PRICE AND AVAILABILITY~~*~~
Having bought it from Ethel Austin, I have no idea whether chemists and supermarkets sell it. However, all the products are available to buy on the website, www.australian-bodycare.com. Included on the website is also lots of information about the other products and the ethos behind the company.
To buy on the website, the RRP is £7.50, which for a body wash I think is a tad steep.
Hair wash (Intensive and everyday)
On The Spot Stick
Intensive Skin Cream.
Having read a bit of the blurb, I think they go heavy on the tea tree oil.
~~*~~WHAT I THINK OF IT~~*~~
As a body wash, and because I like the fresh and rather sterile smell of tea tree oil, I do like the product, although I donít think I would like it quite as much had I paid the RRP.
The wash provides a satisfying amount of bubbles, and after bathing in it, my skin does feel very clean, and refreshed. It has not dried out my skin at all, and having given it to himself to use (he has dry skin), he reports that all seems well with the stuff. In fact, it not being floral smelling, Itís probably quite a good ďhis and hersĒ body wash.
I like the idea that it has not been tested on animals, and uses only natural ingredients, and being a believer in advertising, feel that my skin is being rebalanced naturally.
If you can pick this up at a bargain price, and like the smell of tea tree oil, then I would recommend you do so. Not only will you be getting a bargain, but also a great product which shouldnít harm your skin. Iím now especially pleased I bought 5 tubes of the stuff!
Thanks for reading.
Summary: A great body wash