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Boots Essential Aromatherapy Relaxing Bath Float

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Brand: Boots / Type: Bath Cream / Skin type: for dry skin and for all types / What it does: destresses

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      02.09.2009 08:43
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      I still don't know why they call it bath float!

      I bought three of the Boots Aromatherapy bath floats, simply because they were on special offer for just 58p each and it was an offer I couldn't resist! I mentioned in a previous review of the Blissful Bath Float from the same range, that being named 'bath float' I had expected this product to float and was really disappointed that it didn't!! In fact, I'm still stumped as to why they call it bath float, as it's essentially just bubble bath, but at least I knew what to expect second time around. The relaxing bath float contains lavender and cedarwood which they say will help relax and unwind the mind. I must admit I'm not a huge fan of lavender, so had it not been for the bargain price, I would probably have chosen something else. Like the last bath float this one comes in a clear round tub through which you can see the blue product. Although the tub looks nice enough, I don't think it is the most practical option. Because the bath float is like a very thick crème, it actually sticks to the lid and when you open the tub there is almost always spillage. It's also more difficult to control how much you use each time with a tub, as the product tends to slop over the side. I think it would be much better if they packaged it in bottles. The bath float smells predominantly of lavender, although I can detect a sort of woody undertone which I expect is the cedar wood. Although, like I said, lavender is not my favourite fragrance ever, this actually isn't too bad. It's not sickly as I find very concentrated lavender products to be, although I must admit it does smell a little old fashioned. To use you simply need to pour a generous amount of this under running water and swirl with your hands. I have found if you don't swirl the product it will just stay on the bottom of the bath, so this is essential. As you swirl the product about it will start to make lots of thick white bubbles. I find that the bubbles are long lasting and will nearly always last until the end of my bath. I also find that this makes the water feel ever so slightly oily. It's a very subtle change, and reminds me of the luxurious feel you sometimes get with Lush bath bombs. Despite being a teeny bit oily, I must add that I haven't found this to be greasy at all - like I say the effect is very subtle. The lavender scent is indeed very relaxing, and I always end my bath feeling a lot calmer. The bath float doesn't leave a scent on my skin, but it does seem to soften my skin ever so slightly. Although I got this for a bargainous 58p it normally retails at £2.29 for a 350ml tub in Boots. Although this is a large size, because it's difficult to control how much you use at one time, and because you need to use a fair amount to gain decent bubbles, you may find you do not get a huge amount of uses from this. Overall, this was a nice product and it was definitely a little bit better than the blissful bath float I used a couple of weeks back. If you like the smell of lavender and want a bath with long lasting bubbles, this is well worth a try.

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