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I recieved this as a present for my christmas and I was very greatful. It wasn't until after when I found out it costs £8! Although I liked this product, in my opinion £8 is far too much to pay for a shower gel! The packaging does not even make it look like its worth that much either, however the fact that it comes in a box does help.
I really love the smell of this product. It has a very unusual smell for a shower gel, but it is very addictive. It mainly smells like lemon mixed with wood - this sounds like a strange combination but it is lovely! I love the smell of wood so this is probaly one of the main reasons I love this product.
This shower gel has lasted me for ages! I have used it practically every day since christmas and there is still a little bit left. I think it lasts so long because when you apply it you only need a very little. It leaves your skin smelling lovely and also feeling very soft!
In conclusion I do like this product but I think it is very overprised, I would not pay £8 for it. However if I recieved it as a present I would be very happy.
I was given a bottle of the good karma shower gel and the body scrub as a treat for my birthday. Having looked it up on Boots and read the other review, there is no way I would have shelled out £8 for a shower gel of my own accord!
The shower gel is unnecessarily packaged in a cardboard box but this does have the effect of making the product look more expensive. The design is as show in the picture above, a white bottle with bright pink and simple writing. To me I think although it is young and modern it does look a bit cheap and I wouldn't have guessed the cost of the product based on this packaging.
Anyway, enough about that, its a shower gel so what was it like to wash with? The answer is that it was really lovely. It has a strong spicy and woody smell (rose, cedarwood and jasmine apparently) that I find very pleasant and lasts really well both on my skin and in the bathroom for a few hours afterwards. The gel lathered nicely and left my skin feeling very clean and soft.
Would I pay £8 for 200ml of it? Well, it was very nice, and pretty much the nicest shower gel that I have used but £8 just seems a bit too much. Havng said that, I've just re-checked on Boots and right at the moment its on offer at £5.33 so at that price I just might have to buy another!
Eight Quid for a shower gel.
And it's not even Molton Brown, or something else of that ilk.
Had the Dormouse gone raving mad, you ask?
Possibly. Any ladies reading (and apologies to gents who are squeamish about such things) will appreciate that when I bought this, I was actually the Hormone Monster, and likely to hurt someone unless I bought Nice Things to appease it.
I've noticed the Goodworks range once or twice in Boots of late, and thought "not on your nelly" over the prices, but sense goes out the window when the HM is in town, and I put a box of the Good Karma Shower Gel (packaging FAIL - you need the box WHY?) into my basket.
Having spent eight quid (did I say it costs eight quid??) on SHOWER GEL, I grumped home, grumped through the evening, grumped through dinner, and grumped my way to bed.
Fast forward to the following morning, and a shower.
I mean, JUST WOW.
For a start, you need two to three drops of this on a cloth or in your hand to make enough lather to wash with, and the smell is just divine. The consistency is more of a shower oil than a gel, and on the box, under the "good karma shower gel" name, the three essential oils listed are rose, cedarwood, and jasmine. However, my amateur soapmaker's nose tells me that palmarosa, patchouli, and sweet orange are actually the top notes. A good thing as far as I'm concerned, as not only does this make the product infinitely more attractive scent-wise to me, but actually something that you wouldn't mind smelling on a bloke. I won't list the hugely impressive array of essential oils that are in this, as you can find it at www.goodworksaromatherapy.com, but it would explain the price. The foaming agent is also plant-derived, and of the huge quantity of "aromatherapy" bath and shower products on the market, I think this is one of the few that is actually worth of the name.
My very dry skin does actually feel, some hours after showering, like I've just rubbed a good body lotion into it, and I can still catch a whiff of the product (although interestingly it's now the jasmine and cedarwood that are coming to the top).
So, it is worth the price? Yes. It's going to last for ages, and it's a multipurpose product (shower gel/mood enhancer/moisturiser), so actually very, very good value for money in that sense. Also, a small sticker on the box (again, why the box? The only strike against...) tells you that £2 from every bottle is donated to the Kids Company charity. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend this.
When the Hormone Monster visits again, I'm going back to the Goodworks shelf. If I can't rein in my outrageous spending when it visits, I can at least direct it at yummy products that work.
This stimulating shower gel includes Lemon, Palmarosa and Ginger to revitalise both mind and body /