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Boots Mediterranean Thyme Milk & Lemon Verbena Bath Cream

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Brand: Boots / Type: Bath Milk / Subcategory: Bath Cream / Oil

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      02.02.2014 16:55

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      But where can I get it? I'm addicted to using this lovely bath oil but none available in Aylesbury or some other Boot's I've tried. I'm going to London tomorrow. Will I find it anywhere in the centre there? Help! Janewaller@metro net.co.uk

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      21.12.2012 12:23
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      loved it!

      This is a review of Boots' Mediterranean Thyme Milk & Lemon Verbena Bath Cream. I received a cute 75ml bottle of this in a gift set a while ago and had been saving it to use as it all looked so lovely. The body butter in there was dried up when I opened the jar so I think I waited a little too long before using. Fortunately this bath cream was still fine and runny and good to use.

      First thoughts
      Upon opening the bottle the lemon scent was very strong and the main fragrance I could identify. The thyme smell came once the product was added to running water and it smelt lovely.

      In use
      I had to use quite a lot of this bottle to get a decent amount of bubbles going, therefore I reckon the 75ml bottle will do three baths for me, which is not a great deal as some bubble baths go crazy on just a cap full. I am not sure what verbena is but it went nicely with the other ingredients in this bath cream.

      The claim
      Boots say: There is nothing more rewarding after a long, hard day than soaking in a hot tub infused with this indulgent bath cream. With stimulating organic thyme, skin softening milk and refreshing organic lemon verbena oil, the stresses and strains of your day will simply melt away and you'll be left feeling relaxed and revived. Dermatologically tested.

      Packaging
      The bath cream comes in a clear bottle with a white label which has a picture of the plants that are used to make the product. It has a black screw top that has kept it nice and fresh. My only complaint for the gift set is the glue that was used to keep the products in place. It is impossible to remove from the product and spoilt my experience of opening the box and removing the bottles. It is horrible sticky and globby and totally unnecessary as the tray had slots for the product.

      Price
      I can't say how much my gift set cost. Strangely, there is a product page for this item on the Boots website but no price listed. Perhaps it is only available in the seasonal gift sets.

      Final thoughts
      As a bubble bath I thought this product performed well and was kind to my skin. I liked the strong smelling lemon fragrance and felt relaxed whilst bathing. Obviously I can't moan that my bottle wasn't big enough for many baths as it came in a gift set with lots of other luxury products that I have enjoyed using (except for the body butter). I would recommend this if you see it in Boots and certainly have found the Mediterranean brand to be of high quality and luxury content so would be happy to receive it as a gift again any time in the future.

      Just please note if you're listenung please Boots, the glue you use to stick products in to gift boxes is awful and really spoils the excitement of opening and discovering the products in a gift!

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        22.06.2009 17:07
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        Gently smelly bath soak!!!

        This bath soak was given to me as part of a set, but I would buy it again!!!!!
        The Meditteranean range is only available from Boots - the emphasis almost seems more Italian to me than anything else. They are quite reasonably priced compared to some brands available in store, possibly as they are to all intense and purposes an own brand.
        This comes in a bottle and had the standard brand label design. The bottle is clear and I have to admit the colour of the liquid does not look very enticing - its a slimy yellowish green. When poured out it does come out in sort of lumps, but it is all a thick liquid.
        When it first goes in the water all I could smell was the Thyme, but as it diluted in the water the more delicate aromas of lemon and milk (smelt like a sweet condensed milk to me), plus I thought almonds, was more obvious. I still would categorise this as a very feminine scent though.

        It is not overly stong although you can smell it on the skin.

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        13.01.2009 14:47
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        a less than average bath cream

        I received a Boots Mediterranean gift set for Christmas. The range is something I see in Boots from time to time but have never been tempted to buy any of the products because some of the product descriptions are a bit too obscure for my liking.
        The thyme milk and lemon verbena bath cream confused me straight away as I had never heard of verbena before. Looking at the product description on the back of the bottle, I realised it's a lemon oil. That cleared that one up then.

        The bath cream comes in a rigid plastic bottle with a screw top lid. I could see the bath cream through the gaps in the label, and noticed it was a deep yellow colour, much like lemon curd. I'm not a fan of that or thyme that is also included in this product, but I do like the smell of lemon on my skin so I was willing to give it a try for this reason.

        Opening the bottle I can smell a strong hint of lemon, but it's very synthetic, much like the lemon juice you can buy rather than fresh lemons.
        The bottle told me to pour under running water to release the smell. I did this thinking I would get a richer smell in my bath. Sadly this wasn't the case and as I breathed in the steam in the bathroom during my bath, there was no better smell than what I was getting straight from the bottle.

        I watched the bath cream foam up slightly as the hot water encouraged the bubbles to form, but there wasn't a lot happening in my bath water. Perhaps I needed more of the product in my bath.
        I tried to squeeze more bath cream out of the bottle but because it's so rigid there was no way I could tempt it out. The bath cream is also a very thick consistency so it seemed to like staying where it was.
        Eventually I managed to tap and shake the bottle and some more of the product oozed out into my bath, but despite it being a bath cream and not foam, it still didn't create very many bubbles.

        The water smelt nice the closer I got to it, and the bubbles did give off a nice fragrance as I let them wash over my skin. I like to think that all these natural products I use in the bath will do my skin the world of good, rather than using the synthetic products that are sometimes cheaper and contain more additives and extras.
        There was no trace of any lemon aroma on my skin after drying and my skin didn't feel any different for using this product which was a shame.

        I think my instincts were right on this product. I wouldn't choose to buy it in the future and will probably give the remainder of the bottle to my older daughter to use as she will enjoy it more than I think I will.
        A 500ml bottle of this bath cream will set you back £4.89.

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      • Product Details

        Indulge in a bath where you will lose your senses in a blend of mediterranean scents /