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I was super-lucky a couple of months ago and won a bumper box full of Burt's Bees goodies, I've always fancied giving the brand a try but have never gotten around to actually buying anything so it's fair to say I was chuffed to receive £500 worth of assorted cosmetics arrived in the post. I was really pleased to see some shower gels in there and have now used them all up, with this Peppermint and Rosemary Body Wash being my ultimate favourite from the four I received.
It's quite a thin shower gel but lathers up surprisingly well, the fragrance is minty on the whole but that's been toned down with a herbal rosemary which lies just beneath the peppermint. The result is a kind of mish-mash of fragrances which actually has a hint of clove oil in the overall smell, I really like it and that's partly because it's so unusual compared to my usual choice of shower gel/body wash.
I feel squeaky clean all over after using this body wash, a little goes a long way as with most thin shower gels but I like to use a little more than necessary as that helps to create a better lather and also builds the refreshing fragrance up in our small shower room. There's no tingling or anything as with a lot of mint shower gels, I do like a nice tingle in the shower (!) but with the colder mornings approaching I'm actually glad this effect is missing from this particular body wash as it makes showering before the heating has kicked in properly a little more bearable!
It *IS* a little drying and that's a shame as everything else about the shower gel is fantastic; I'm currently using a body lotion which also came as part of my prize and that's enough to sort the dryness out, but although the lotion is lovely enough it's a nuisance to be forced to apply it every time I have a shower as frankly I don't always have the time to faff in the mornings!
The body wash is 99.2% natural, which is good enough for me as I don't actively seek out natural products as a rule - I don't know the specifics of what prevents it being sold as 100% natural but recall some company literature that came with my prize goodies saying it's something to do with carefully selected semi-synthetic ingredients which have been chosen to preserve the products rather than enhance them. This is 99.2% more natural than the majority of my bathroom products so is pretty impressive in my eyes!
The body wash costs £9.99 for a 350ml bottle, I think that's reasonable for such a nice body wash (with such very good 'natural' credentials.
How it Works: Brace yourself for a fresh burst when you lather up with the rejuvenating scent of peppermint and rosemary in this sulfate-free body wash / Formulated with a gentle plant-based cleansing complex, this natural wash leaves skin feeling clean,