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Boots Essential Aromatherapy Blissful Bath Float

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Brand: Boots / Type: Bath Cream / Skin type: for dry skin and for all types

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      25.08.2009 16:36
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      A few weeks back I was browsing some beauty website or other when I came across a product called 'bath float'. I'd never heard of bath float before, but from the description given it seemed like it was just bubble bath.

      Being on a budget, I did a few searches and found that Boots do a range of aromatherapy bath float's for £2.29. A couple of days later I headed down to Boots to buy one. I'd only intended on getting one, however when I got there they were reduced to 58p! At that price I bought all three (there are four in the range, but one had sold out).

      The first one I tried was the blissful bath float which was orange blossom and bergamot scented. Each bath float in the range is a different colour and this one is yellow and has a sort of pearly effect to it.

      The product comes in a clear tub with a silver lid and I thought the different coloured tubs looked especially nice stacked in my bathroom. Saying this though, due to the nature of the product, a tub really isn't practical packaging, and I feel they would be much more suited to a bottle. The reason I say this, is because the product is like a very thick cream and quite sticky, so when removing the lid of the tub, the product sticks to the top and is sort of stringy - like melted cheese! This nearly always results in spillage. Also when pouring into the bath, again because this is thick, I have found that it tends to slop over the side of the tub, meaning I have to wipe the sticky residue off it after every use.

      The base of the tub describes this as 'a truly feminine blend of blossom and bergamot essential oils'. To be honest, I wouldn't agree with the truly feminine part at all. It has a very strong, citrussy aroma, and I can't see why it wouldn't appeal to both men and women. I must admit I was a little surprised at just how citrussy this is - it smells a bit like a just peeled orange. Personally I like it, but then I do love sharp, zesty fragrances. If citrus isn't your thing however, it may be one to avoid as it is so strong.

      To use, the instructions say to pour a generous amount of this under running water. Because it's so thick, I find there's little choice in how much you put in anyway, because a 'generous' amount of this tends to slop out of the tub anyway, so it's not the most economical product ever.

      Once in the water, you're supposed to swirl it round and it will start to produce bubbles. Call me stupid if you like, but since it's called bath float, I actually expected it to float! It didn't though and sunk to the bottom, which I was a bit disappointed with! Once you swirl it, it starts to froth and is just like any other run of the mill bath cream.

      The lovely citrus aroma really comes out as soon as this hit's the water and it produces a generous amount of bubbles. I find that the bubbles last until the end of the bath too which is good, as you don't always get that with cheaper products.

      I haven't found that this makes much difference to the feel of my skin after use, unfortunately, although the scent does linger for an hour or so after my bath, and stays in the bathroom for even longer.

      Overall, I found this to be quite an average bath product. It produced lots of bubbles and has a lovely scent, but it wasn't really anything special and although I would buy it again, it would not be my first choice of product.

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