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One of my relatives works for Molton Brown and so she receives lots of freebies to try out (lucky her!). I was feeling under the weather with a cold and so she dropped off this body wash for me to keep and told me to try it out when I have a shower in the morning. Initially I wondered how a body wash could help with my cold but I appreciated the thought and did as I was told.
About Molton Brown:
Molton Brown was established in London in 1973 and their products are still made there. Over the decades they have built up a reputation for being London's bath, body and beauty connoisseurs. Their products generally consist of bold fragrances and bright colours. Molton Brown have been awarded the Leaping Bunny logo to certify that they never test on animals.
This retails at £18 for a 300ml bottle although you can find it cheaper in the outlet stores.
Appearance and smell:
It comes in a typical Molton Brown clear bottle with the silver stamped Molton Brown lid. The body wash is a light green colour; it reminded me a bit of Tea Tree Oil products. The smell is hard to describe, it's refreshing and uplifting, slightly minty with quite a strong smell, but in a good way. It left the bathroom smelling lovely for an hour or so after I had got out of the shower!
This is a body wash with Australian eucalyptus oil, wild mint and a menthol aroma. The pure Eucalyptus Oil is a natural antiseptic and medicinal. It was designed to uplift you when are feeling under the weather, clears airways and eases aches and chills.
Eucalyptus oil is thought to have many health benefits including helping with respiratory problems, wounds, muscle pains, mental exhaustion and much more.
How to use:
In the shower use a small amount on your hands or a sponge and massage into damp skin, then rinse. Or in the bath add around 20-30 mls to warm running water.
I used this in the morning when I had a cold and felt quite unwell. You really don't need to use a lot, I used just a small blob probably the size of a 10p coin on a sponge and this lathered up really well. The smell was amazing and really did help me breathe better and wake me up. It really refreshes you and leaves you feeling ready for the day. It has quite a warming sensation also so be careful not to get too much in some areas! I also love using this body wash after I've been out on my run, it helps relax my sore muscles and makes me feel extra clean.
After the shower I can still smell the body wash on me for quite a while which I don't find with a lot of other shower gels I have used in the past. Ok it doesn't get rid of a cold but helps you feel better for a little while and ready to face the day ahead. I think I will definitely start to try other Molton Brown products...when I can afford them!
Molton Brown produce a wild and wonderful array of beauty products that are well packaged, well made and well worth their somewhat expensive price tag!
Molton Brown first started out as a hair salon in Mayfair with all their retail products hand-mixed in the upstairs from nettles and chamomile. I think this is probably what has led them to using some interesting smell and ingredients in their products. I received the warming eucalyptus bath and shower therapy as a little sample size and liked it so much that I bought a full size bottle.
I love taking baths and this bath and shower gel is perfect for warm relaxing bath times. You can actually smell the warmth coming out of the bottle when you open the lid. It has a lovely spicy, warm fragrance to it and of course that wonderful eucalyptus smell that really wakes up your senses. Molton Brown describe this bath and shower therapy as, "The ultimate "pick me up", warming eucalyptus bath & shower therapy can really make your day when you are feeling under the weather. The reviving shower gel and bath foam soothes aches, pains and chills, while the eucalyptus oil warms tired muscles, tones sluggish skin and works wonders at clearing a stuffy head and chest."
I have to say that this does definitely work well when you have a cold. I tend to just use this shower therapy when I am feeling a bit stuffy as it really has quite a strong smell to it that gets into your nose and really does help to clear it. It contains pure eucalyptus oil which apparently has cleansing and deodorising qualities. I add quite a bit of gel to the water at one time so my bath is overflowing with bubbles, foam and warm smelling liquid. The gel has a slight green colour to it. It comes in a wonderful looking traditional Molton Brown bottle which is see through so you can see the product inside and then has a very sophisticated looking silver top to the bottle. This looks great on the side of my bath and can make a room look nice and decorated too.
A 300ml bottle costs £14.50 so like I've said above it is on the expensive side but for infrequent use I would say it is definitely worth purchasing a bottle.
The classy company of Molton Brown describe this lovely gel as "warming eucalyptus bath and shower therapy" and in my opinion it certainly goes one step beyond getting you clean.
Molton Brown have been producing their natural cosmetic and body care products since 1973 when they started to mix them by hand above the first hair salon that they opened at 58 South Molton Street in London´s Mayfair. They have since then found a market in luxury hotels and airlines and this sadly is reflected in the prices but if you get the chance to try them out they are truely decadent.
The gel comes in the clear plastic uderstated Molton Brown bottle with a silver coloured screw-on top embossed with the Molton Brown name . On the front is the legend Molton Brown London ,the name of the product and it´s size in this case 50ml ,the full size version is 300ml For 17.50p (ouch!) Normally on the reverse is the Molton Brown logo and the ingredients but in this case the logo is missing as they have filled up the space expounding the qualities of the gel!
Undo the top and have a sniff at the clear mossy green gel and you immediately get a big hit of eucalyptus oil,fresh and clean and ever so slightly medicinal, but , it is the medicianal properties that make it so good!
Made from the leaves of Australian eucalyptus trees the essential oil is great for any sinus or lung problems,it clears your head and sooths your lungs, soak in a bath and it will ease your aches and pains. I find that a little of the gel on my shower sponge goes a long way and the scent mixed in with the steamy water makes me feel great morning or evening and I just like to sit in the steamy bathroom afterwards breathing in the lovely eucalyptus aroma. I bet even men would like this particularly if they had man flu. The gel is ph balanced so it protects your skin as it gently cleanses and leaves you with happy skin with a faint scent of eucalyptus.
I always look forward to using this gel it is up- lifting and seems to be a help for whatever ails you ,my only reason for giving it four stars is the price.
Available fom Molton Brown on line ,good department stores and other on line shops , 17.50p for 300ml
The latest Molton Brown shower gel I have tried is Warming Eucalyptus scent. I got a set of mini shower gels as a gift, so it's given me a good opportunity to try them all out - and review them of course! I must admit I don't think I would have chosen this scent for myself. When I think of eucalyptus, I think of a very strong, medicinal scent, and I prefer something a bit more feminine and soft.
Molton Brown describe this as 'bursting' with pure eucalyptus oil and they say it is a powerful pick-me-up. Eucalyptus is a fairly potent scent, and is great for when you have a cold as breathing it in helps clear the senses.
The product is packaged in the classic Molton Brown clear bottle, with a silver screw top lid, embossed with the Molton Brown logo. The packaging is quite classy looking, and many other brands have copied the Molton Brown design for their own ranges, proving just how popular it is.
The scent of the gel simply smells like eucalyptus. It is quite strong, but it's not too overpowering. It doesn't smell too medicinal, it's actually fairly nice, and not as antiseptic smelling as I had expected. Think eucalyptus without the sharp edge. It's also a very unisex fragrance so good for both men and women.
The shower gel is a pale green colour and is a fairly thick consistency. You don't need to use a huge amount per use, as it lathers up really well even without the aid of a shower puff. It feels smooth against the skin and the lather is thick and creamy. The scent seems to intensify when you use it so I'd say it's quite important to make sure you like the scent before you begin using this.
After use, I must admit I do not see a huge change in my skin. The shower gel does cleanse the skin effectively though and it isn't drying which is a huge plus point for me as I have dry skin. I have eczema on my foot and neck, and although generally it's not a good idea to use scented products on eczema, I haven't found using this product has caused any irritation at all.
The biggest downside of the product has got to be the price! A 300ml bottle of this will set you back £17 from John Lewis or Molton Brown stores/. Let's face it this is a pretty ridiculous price.
Given that this is about ten times more expensive than most shower gels, I would expect it to be ten times better, but unfortunately I don't feel that's the case. Whilst the shower gel lathers well and cleanses well, the scent is nothing special and neither is the product as a whole in my opinion. So in conclusion, this is yet another of the Molton Brown shower gel range that I have been disappointed with and I would not recommend this - especially at that price!
I think this is a fantastic product, I have used molton brown products for quite a while now and this one caught my eye in the shop, being a sufferer of colds and chest infections, and my husband who gets terrible coughs as well I thought this sounded ideal for the winter months, I was certainly right.
It comes in a clear bottle with the molton brown logo on it and you can see the pale green colour through it, as soon as you take the lid off you can smell the aroma and the eucalyptus really does come through it is really refreshing and lovely to use on a morning. You can use this in the bath or shower and unlike other molton brown products it works well in both. You only need to use a little of it and it will give you a good lather or lots of bubbles, the aroma is quite strong and you will find you smell of it for a few hours after using it.
If you use it in the bath it makes a brilliant steam bath, relieving congestion in the chest and sinuses and is really soothing on your skin. If you use it in the shower it is also good for clearing congestion and is quite invigorating. I really found that using every morning did help with managing the symptoms of a cold I have to say this is now one of my essential winter products. With the added bonus of being unisex thus only having to buy one bottle!
Molton Brown Warming Eucalyptus Bath & Shower Gel
Description: Brand: Molton Brown / Type: Shower Gel / Cream
Anyone who is familiar with some of my earlier reviews (thanks so much, I genuinely appreciate all reads, rates and comments!) will know by now that I am a bit of a cosmetic addict and like to use loads of different products for my bath, shower, hair and body.
I do have my favourites of course but I also like to try new things so I am quite lucky in that, lots of friends and family members buy me gifts of body and hair products, knowing that I like them so much. In fact, I have a birthday approaching (in a week!) so I am secretly hoping that I might receive some more treats!
Molton Brown products are not cheap, which means that I probably wouldn't have bought this shower gel for myself. However, at Christmas, my lovely sister made me up a bathroom hamper containing loads of yummy treats, one of which was a bottle of this product. Normally, a 300ml bottle retails for around £15 and among other places, can be found in John Lewis.
I use this as bubble bath as well as shower gel and find it great for that too. It creates heaps of fluffy bubbles which last for ages. It also allows you to lie back and soak in the eucalyptus fragrance. This is especially good if you happen to have a cold or flu as it helps to clear your head and allows you to breath more easily.
As a shower gel, it lathers well and leaves your skin feeling fresh and clean. If I am being honest, it seems a bit of a waste to shower it away so quickly which is why I prefer to use it in the bath.
The smell is not too strong and yet manages to be refreshing without being overpowering. Of course, if you are not a fan of the fragrance of menthol and eucalyptus leaf oil then you are not likely to enjoy this product.
The effect of the fragrance isn't as potent as some menthol bubble baths but it is nice and does leave you feeling fresh, tingly and with a slightly clearer head. Having said all that, it is expensive in my opinion, there are cheaper varieties which do work a little better.
My aunt who is particularly savvy when it comes to gifts has bought me a few strange potions over the years. From her travels in Africa, lip salves that have lasted years and still retain their strength to body washes and foot creams that aren't available in the U.S, let alone the U.K that bring soft skin to a new level. She has been doing account work for several different large companies and out of her many UK visits has sent me samples of several products including Molton Brown. My love affair with Molton Brown stops at the Black Pepper range however, the only product that seems to do what it says as it clears my senses, particularly if I have a cold, and depending on how hot the shower is, can ease aching muscles. That's not to say that the rest of their range is bad; I just find that for masculine tastes, a lot of their other ranges are too flowery. Their Black Pepper moisturiser however hasn't been a hit; it doesn't soften skin, doesn't hold in moisture after a shower and for the price it's a better bet for the scent than their Aftershave for men. So when I received a sample of their "Warming Eucalyptus Bath & Shower Therapy," sample bottle from her earlier in the year, I was quite intrigued about the whole product. "I hope you like it," she went as she handed me a Christmas box that would eventually contain the larger 300ml bottle, the same one you can buy on the high street at a cost of around £16. With a running nose, blocked sinuses and constant sneezes, the "cold just for Christmas" meant this product couldn't have arrived at a better time!
I'm still wondering about this product after a month's use despite my love for this brand however and many reviews appearing online regarding this product and the miracle it has made on many. Firstly I like the packaging; if you have never dealt with Molton Brown shower/bath products before, then be prepared for bottles not designed for the shower room. Instead you get traditionally designed bottles with a traditional glass shape in clear plastic, whilst four dimples at the top go around the bottle's frontage with Molton Brown's name on them and have silver branded screw tops that add class. No modern shower hooks embedded in plastic here however, which can be a downside for primary use in a shower alone and it's wide cylinder shape isn't the best for sitting on narrow shower rail shelves either without it falling off and hitting the shower/bath floor.
I love the fact that the actual liquid is a light green colour and opaque though, and it feels reasonably cooling on skin and lacks any grainy particles that could end up feeling annoying in difficult to clean areas. The actual Australian (no less) sourced Eucalyptus leaf oil that has been put into this preparation is abundantly evident when added to a steaming hot bath rather than from the bottle itself and with wheat protein added to the content; surely this is enough for healthy and warming skin to ease aching muscles not to mention the actual lift to the senses with menthol extracts?
When I applied to a shower puff or by the directions, 4 or 5 small capfuls of the Warming potion have been added to the water, this product mirrors the same kind of strength that the Black Pepper shower wash enlists. It can be strong but then again it can be weak. I found this most disconcerting and put it down to a series of tests in terms of how strong and lingering the scent gets. Depending on the heat of the water for example, when added to my bath my bathroom smelt very strongly of menthol-rich Eucalyptus and fresh pine scents although when I first used it in the bath I sneezed a lot and put this down to my cold rather than the actual product. The scent overall is glorious - if it is allowed to steam in very hot water for a couple of minutes instead of diving straight in. Add it to a bath full of lukewarm water so you can start your relaxation methods straight away and you may face disappointment, as the scent doesn't come through the water as much. The potency of the contents aren't as richly mentholated as say, Vapour rub or Olbas oil alone and it begs the question to why MB have gone to the bother of hyping up this product so much when it doesn't actually do much other than make a half-bottomed attempt of clearing a stuffy nose determined by how hot your bath/shower water is. In this respect for freshness and feeling unblocked due to the Eucalyptus content, the Mint shower gel by Original Source has greater potency here compared to the 8 times more expensive Molton Brown product and the "warming therapy," I received was simply wedged in the bath like a hobbit, hunched over and breathing in some of the menthol vapours waiting for a miracle to happen! "Clears a stuffy head," so says the bottle; not quite, says Nar!
As a shower gel the good news is that it doesn't produce much dandruff on my hair though so at least it can be used as an all over body wash with good peace of mind. Even as my cold had cleared up into New Years, I'd still get the occasional sneeze with the scent, which in some way maybe proves that it may well be the scent that made me sneeze when I used it as a soothing bath gel and not my cold. Additionally with the help of a shower puff to extend and lengthen its use, this kind of bath-cum-shower gel can be kept for a long time if used sparingly.
Like the Black Pepper preparation, Molton Brown's Warming Therapy potion does lather up but into a light and frothy foam that doesn't exactly scream "luxury," despite the instant cooling effect I got when I put it onto my body. Cooling skin however doesn't mean instant relief for aching muscles. What comes across rather immediately after rinsing the claimed "Therapy," potion off however is the disappointment of no soft skin. The product promises soft, moist skin and I didn't get any of that! Aching muscles also seem to fare better with MB's Black Pepper shower/bath gel too although as a comparison with both of these products there's definately something funny going on with it's heavy scent and not much help for anything else. It is almost as if MB are trying to pass off the thought that if they put heavy scents into bath preparations it automatically ticks the boxes to satisfy those who are looking for a relaxing and muscle easing wash. After all is dried down, the Eucalyptus scent dies down too quickly which I didn't expect and certainly it isn't as strong to leave its uplifting scent on my body for a few good hours. Out with the Vapour Rub, then!
The product label proudly announces that this "Therapy," potion is Ph-balanced but a quick look to the contents tells a different story. Unpronounceable additives have been included in this product (and one quick look at Google for those interested may shock you) reveals it isn't as natural or organic as MB would have you believe - and who's to say that Ph-balanced means organic? It's an easy mistake to assume, especially at the cost price though.
In all I can't imagine I'll be using the MB Eucalyptus Warming Shower Therapy again and that's a pity because I adore the combination of Eucalyptus and pine. It may smell lovely and refreshing when I shove the bottle near my nose but in actual use, it doesn't feel as luxurious or as special as its product title would suggest. This isn't the first time that a Molton Brown product has let me down, and like many of shower and bath washes, it will be left out for guests to happily use until it is finished. Do yourself a favour and try the sample bottle if you are ever thinking of buying this product. At least there's something available without paying through the nose (or blocked nose) for something that may not (or may) work for you and at £2-50 for the small 50ml sample bottle, it's a small price compared to £16 for the full-blown version. If you go to Molton Brown's website you may well be able to source a free post sample too - which is at best, one good saving grace. Thanks for reading! ©Nar2 2010
For those of you who've been kind anough to read some of my previous reviews you'll know that I was lucky enough to receive lots of Molton Brown products from my older daughter last Christmas. I've since been carefully working my way through them as, because of their price, these products are definitely a special treat.
I've been of fan of the MB range for a few years now but unfortunately they are out of my budget. They can be bought at John Lewis, online, QVC or at outlet shops (we have one within driving distance at the Lowry Centre, Salford Quays) so it's possible to find this cheaper than the RRP of around £16 per 300ml.
The packaging is always simple yet very stylish & this Eucalyptus one is as shown in the picture only a paler colour. When you first unscrew the silver embossed cap the smell really hits you - I suppose some cynics might say it smells of Vick's Vapour Rub - but this is much nicer & much more subtle once rinsed off.
The liquid is thicker than many shower/bath gels & I've found with most MB products that you only need to use a small amount to get the full benefits. I much prefer taking baths than showers so I used just a few drops under running water & there was just the right amount of foam for me (I'm not really one for big bubble baths).
I had pneumonia last summer which has resulted in my having congested lungs on occasions & the eucalyptus really helped. Yesterday I decided to shampoo the carpets in our house & my shoulders were aching but after had a long soak in this I felt tons better. Whether or not it was the ingredients or the hot water I can't say for sure but I'm convinced the combination of the 2 sorted me out & the effects were long lasting - plus I smelt really nice!
The full list of ingredients is provided on the reverse of the plastic bottle - I'm afraid I can't elaborate as the print is so tiny & the bottle is clear but the eucalyptus seems to be the main one.
I'd say it's a suitable product for both men & women, that it's guaranteed to make you smell & feel good even if you don't have aches & pains or are congested.
My skin felt really good after using it & I'd recommend it to all for the reasons given above.
I love this product! I've used it for a number of years now and it is without doubt one of my favourite products.
It has a lovely warm and fresh smell to it and you only need a little bit as it goes a long way! There is a eucalyptus smell to it but it isn't overpowering like the essential oil can be. I'm asthmatic and it really helps clear my chest in the morning and is indispensible if you have a cold! It's also a great wake up on a cold, dark morning! I think it's suitable for either men or women (my husband has been known to pinch some of it in the shower!) and is fab to use in the bath as well, especially in the evening to relax.
I guess it looks a bit masculine and very green in the bottle which may put some people off....and the screw top can be a bit of a hassle in the shower! But still, this would be one of my dessert island products!
The usual bottle size is 300ml although they do do a smaller travel size that tends to come in the washbag gift sets - a great way to try the product as there's usually a special offer on it. The normal size lasts probably about 6 weeks using it every day.
Buy it at moltonbrown.co.uk or in stores such as John Lewis. Also found on Amazon Marketplace. Price is around £16.
Forget your Radox crystals or other such Herbal remedies! I've tried the rest and this one is most definately the best. A while ago, I was directed to the "Molton Brown" website by one of those websites which hunt out all the Freebie things available on the web. The offer was that if you visited their website and answered a questionnaire, then you would be sent a free sample. I was indeed, and, liking the sound of Eucalyptus, I ticked that particular box. The sample came, about a week later, along with some travel-size bottles of nice-smelling stuff which I shall try next time I go on holiday! A week or so later, I received a phone call from Molton Brown themselves and the salesperson asked me all sorts of questions about what I thought of their website and suchlike, so I gave them all sorts of made up answers, as you do. Imagine my suprise, when about a week later, I received a HUGE bottle of this shower / bath gel through the post as a reward for my troubles. It must be the by far the best thing in a bottle to put into your bath since the invention of "Matey"- it makes you tingly all over and is great if you have the sniffles, it soon warms you up and clears your throat faster than a sniff of Olbas Oil! I think it's actually quite expensive to buy, so try my idea of surfing for free samples!
I didn't expect to like this at all - simply because I'm really not keen on the smell of eucalyptus. It arrived in my bathroom via a gift set, however, and after a hectic aerobics class and then a walk home in the freezing cold, I decided it would be the ideal time to try it out. The funny thing is that it doesn't smell of eucalyptus at all! Well, perhaps you can detect that note in there if you sniff really hard. Mainly, however, this just smells 'warm'. I'm not decided whether it has a theraputic effect or not, sometimes I'm positive it does, sometimes I'm not so sure. But it certainly makes a lovely warming bath and I always have this if I'm really cold or achey and it seems to help, but in a very gentle way.
Molton Brown Warming Eucalyptus Bath & Shower Therapy / Give your skin and senses a lift with our cleansing therapy with eucaluyptus oil to warm aching muscles and clear a stuffy chest and head / All skin types / Cleansing.