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Original Source Almond & Coconut Bath Milk

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Brand: Original Source / Type: Bath Milk / Subcategory: Bath Cream / Oil

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      28.04.2012 20:06
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      Not up to the usual standards of Original Source

      I love the Original Source range and always end up buying the new 'flavours' as and when I come across them. After running out of my stash of Lush bath goodies I wanted some basic bubble bath and having recently tried and loved Original Source's Vanilla and Cocoa Bath Milk, I was pleased to discover several types of Original Source bath foam in Poundland. I picked up one of each variety available and this Almond and Coconut Bath Milk was the first one that I wanted to try. The RRP is £2.20 for a 500ml bottle, but mine cost me just £1.00 which was a real bargain. Product description: "Original Source Bath Milk is packed with natural stuff. Experience nutty nourishment with rich almonds and decadent coconut." The bath foam comes in a clear plastic bottle which allows the liquid to show through. This is good because it allows you to see exactly how much you have left. The bottle looks like an old-fashioned milk bottle which is cute and has a screw top lid which is easy to use. The neck of the bottle is quite wide and I found it a little tricky to control when pouring out into the bath, as it flowed very rapidly and I ended up with far more than needed. Take care when dispensing to avoid bubble mountains! The bath foam has a pale creamy colour to it that disappears once it's mixed into the water, and leaves behind a lovely layer of soft foamy bubbles. The liquid is quite smooth and runny so it pours out quickly and mixes in with the water easily. I've previously used Original Source's Almond and Coconut hair care products, so I thought I would have a good idea of what to expect from this bath milk. I think the scent is really lovely, it has a sweet nutty scent and you it gives an accurate representation of the natural scent of the ingredients. I find the scent to be very comforting and relaxing which is just what I want when I'm having a nice indulgent soak in a hot bubble bath. However, the major downside is that as soon as the bath milk is poured into the water, the scent virtually disappears and I can barely smell it at all whilst I'm bathing. It does not fragrance my skin at all either, and the scent has very short lived effects. I was surprised as the shampoo and conditioner leaves my hair smelling gorgeous and I was disappointed that the bath milk did not match up to this. The Almond and Coconut Bath Milk is described as "nourishing" on the front of the label, but sadly I did not find this to be true for me. I didn't notice any benefits to my skin and it did not seem to soften or moisturise at all. I thought this was a bit of a let down, especially as the last Original Source Bath Milk I used was fantastic all round, with a nice strong scent, and left my skin feeling smooth and nourished. This version has not lived up to its claims or my expectations. On the positive side it did produce a nice amount of foamy bubbles, which were long lasting and stayed through the duration of my baths. I favour baths over showers and found that this 500ml bottle lasted me for around three weeks, which isn't bad considering I only paid a pound for it. I always trust the Original Source range, but this is the first product of theirs that I've ever been disappointed by. It does work well in one sense as it is nice and bubbly and the bubbles last well, but the scent (lovely as it is) has no staying power, and it does not help to condition my skin in any way. I've had much better results with other Original Source bathing products and I would avoid buying this Almond and Coconut Bath Milk again. This is a vegan product and Original Source are against animal testing - please keep your beauty cruelty free!

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        23.04.2012 12:17
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        Totally disappointing product from such a great company.

        As a lover of baths I am often looking for the one product that will be the elixir of baths; something so lush to use that it would will become my No 1 favourite bathroom product of all times. I have tested a fair few bath time goodies before and still my quest continues. So shopping in poundland the other day I chanced upon this Original Source product - a smooth, creamy almond and coconut bath milk that looked the biz. Upon opening the cap to smell the contents I was hit by a luscious strong smell of almonds - that was the overriding aroma at least. I thought to myself wow that is going to being a wonderful aroma all over the bathroom even as I run the hot water over it. Right oh, for £1 then I will give it a go. I say £1 but the bottle is somewhat small for a bath time product holding just 500ml. This might seem like plenty but when you compare read the rest of the review you will realise that this is somewhat expensive. So later on I started to run my bath and duly poured a generous amount under the running water. Hhhmm that's strange I thought after a minute or so as I wandered in and out of the bathroom, I can smell absolutely no aroma! Zilch, zero, nought, nowt - nothing - not a hint of an aroma of coconut, almonds or even a light soapy smell. Was this some kind of joke? I had actually smelled a strong aroma in the bottle but how odd that upon pouring out any kind of scent had dissipated into the ether. Well that was just the first disappointment. The second was the distinct lack of milky colour to the bath - it was after all supposed to be a milk bath. Next was the lack of any serious bubbles; (I ended up pouring rather more of the product in I would normally use to try to garner extra bubbles) as initially they were rather flaccid, flat and somewhat deflated. Sadly even with extra product (I used half the bottle in the end on one bath) it was still just a small amount of bubbles was all that could be seen floating on the surface as I climbed in the bath. Pah! Oh well I thought it must be because the product is sooo moisturising.... Ah again wrong.. After bathing I was expecting for my skin to be nicely moisturised and hydrated. Ah again - wrong! My skin felt somewhat dry and not the least bit moisturised, scented. Well needless to say this product was a big disappointment for such a well-known brand. Seriously I was tempted to take it back to pound land for my money back. But the product is so useless I may even approach the company direct to give them my thoughts. I really have wasted a £1. All-in-all I have usually had high opinions on original source, certainly years ago when I used to see some of their lovely shower washes in Boots I thought they were somewhat out of my price range. So when I saw this item I assumed it would be on the same level as others in their range. However this product was inferior, poor, and expensive. If I had only ever used this product from the company it would have discredited them to me as I would have assumed other items in their ranges would also be not so good. It currently sells in Waitrose for £1.50 as well as in poundland. However, I thought it was just a generous waste of time and money on this disappointing product.

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          02.09.2010 22:27
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          Nice smelling reasonably priced bath product

          Original Source Almond and Coconut Bath Milk Original Source clearly state on their website: "We are a member of the Aromatherapy Trade Council and also work closely with the Vegan Society. Our products contain either pure and natural essential oils or natural extracts. We're not big fans of flying our products in from here, there and everywhere, so we source and produce as much as we can in the UK. After all, it's nice here." Although I do love many bath and shower products from Soap and glory, through to Lush I do find the more available products such as Original Source to be very good and so often pick these up, after doing the sniff test, when I am doing the grocery shopping. The Bottle: Once again this is a clear plastic recyclable bottle but this is a more traditional bottle shape , like the old fashioned milk bottles with a larger base so that it stands securely on the bath side or shower stand. The product is a creamy yellowing honey coloured liquid that shows through the bottle. On the front of the bottle is the name - brand Original Source and Almomd and Coconut Nourishing in black but the Bath Milk is in a paler browny colour. Also on the front is the rather different way of promoting its use; "Serving suggestion;For an instant nourishment mix into a warm bath sit back and soak in! BEST BEFORE Your skin goes on hunger strike PLEASE DO NOT DRINK". Well, there may be some incredibly stupid people out there but I wouldn't have thought that was necessary but probably a sort of tongue in cheek quip. The lid is a black screw top lid which you have to unscrew off to use. This is probably not possible with one hand so that is why it is a bath milk rather than for use in a shower. The liquid is a little thinner than some shower creams but this is a bath milk and is thicker than milk more like the consistency of single cream and is a lovely creamy bath/shower creamy milk. you pour out from the bottle as you do you can smell the creamy almond smell. In my view the smell of coconut is not as obvious ait is definitely the almond that is so strong. It smells like a creamy amaretto liqueur. Yes just like Amaretto liqueur, I must remember not to drink it! Ingredients: Original Source state that they use natural ingredients and do not test on animals looking at the list on the bottle I can see both coconut and almond but also basil oil which I could not detect in my smelling. What are the benefits of coconut and almond in this bath milk? Both of these are well known for their moisturizing properties. Almond oil is known to be beneficial to the skin in these ways as it helps Improves complexion and retains its glow , moisturises better and deeper ,soothes skin irritation and inflammation ,delays ageing process ,lightens dark circles ,relieves dry and itching skin ,nourishes the skin helping to makes it smooth and soft and it also helps chapped lips and body rashes. Coconut oil has been found to heal cuts, scratches, burns and sunburns.The oil has also been recommended for facial massage and is reportedly good at smoothing wrinkles.Coconut oil is also good for the scalp and hair and is used by Africans and West Indians to nourish their very dry hair. So into the shower or in my case the bath: I very rarely have showers as I do love a good soak in the bath. I tend to use all my bath/shower products in the same way as most people use shower gels. I pour a little of the liquid into my hands and apply all over with my hand ,flannel or nylon scrubby thing until I am well scrubbed then I lie back and enjoy the aroma and feeling of luxury in my lovely warm bath. The smell of creamy almond is quite powerful as I luxuriate in my bath but the smell does not linger on my skin. After I have bathed and dried myself I feel that my skin is well fed and moisturized. I have been using this on and off for a while now and have had no unpleasant reaction despite suffering from eczema and dry skin sometimes. I do still moisturize with a lotion but I don't have that tight dry feeling that you get after using soap sometimes. A niggly bit: Sodium Laureth Sulfate or Sodium Lauryl Sulfate is listed in the ingredients on this bottle and indeed you will find this in almost all products that produce foam. This is a controversial substance, which has been linked with carcinogens and is avoided by those who prefer natural products. This does not go with the natural claims of this product but I do know it is actually pretty difficult to find any bubble bath that doesn't contain it. However if you are one of those who really strongly believes in totally natural products then this may put you off. If you have any queries or comments you'd like to make regarding this product then you can contact them as follows: Tel: 0800 581 001 ( UK number) Write to: PZ Cussons FREEPOST NWW 13380 Stockport SK3 OYL Or visit originalsource.co.uk Summary: This is lovely creamy bath milk that is a reasonable price. It was well under £2 I know. If you don't like the smell of almonds then I would avoid this as the smell is quite strong, very much like taking a big sniff of amaretto liqueur. It is a moisturizing bath product that I really like but I do have to be in the right mood as it has got such a strong smell. Thanks for reading. This review may be posted on other sites under my same user name. ©Catsholiday

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            17.05.2010 20:41
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            Disappointing.

            This bath milk filled me with glee when I first discovered it. I love all things coconut and this is the nearest thing I have discovered to coconut bubble bath. I quickly added it to my shopping trolley and couldn't wait til evening when I would lower myself into a nice hot coconut bath and lie back and relax. Things went well at first. A nice dollop plopped into the bath just by the running taps and bubbles started to appear immediately. The aroma of almond and coconut, nicely balanced, wafted up to my nose in just the right quantities to be appealing. My husband actually noticed I was having a bath as the scents of the bath milk spread round the house. I lay back and relaxed. The bubbles stayed for ages. After the bath my skin had a nice soft and moisturised feel with a pleasant if very faint smell of almond and coconut. I like this, I thought. The I had my second bath, and a third and a fourth. Things started to go down hill. The bath milk now dollops into the bath water and sits there like a lump of glue. Some bubbles form, but it has to be swished about by your hands to encourage more bubbles. The smell is not so great either. There is a vague smell of almond but it smells more like old fashioned playdough rather than the promise of Christmas, and there is not a hint of coconut to be found. And my skin, which was nourished as promised on the bottle, is now quite ordinary and needs sprucing up with body moisturiser after a bath in this. All together I am quite disappointed, and might not even bother finishing the bottle. 'Experience nutty nourishment with rich almonds and decadent coconut' the bottle promises. Ha!

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              18.04.2010 12:57
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              Would not buy this again

              When I was browsing in Boots, I came across the Original Source Almond and Coconut Bath Milk. I had the obligatory sniff and inhaled the marzipan like perfume from the bottle before taking it to the cash desk. Just what I need to soak away the stresses and strains of daily life, I thought and at only £1.99a welcome everyday treat. The bath milk comes in a clear large 500ml bottle with a black screw top with brown and peach coloured labelling. It is available from Boots, Superdrug and various supermarkets. The instructions read "Serving suggestion - for instant nourishment mix into a warm bath, sit back and soak in". This is exactly what I did. The bath milk was light brown in colour and creamy. I was surprised that this product created bubbles - to me, a bath milk wouldn't give bubbles, but would make the bath water silky and smooth. Nonetheless, I got into the bath and relaxed for a good old soak. The aroma coming from the bathroom was divine, though I couldn't detect the coconut, only the almond. The smell lingered throughout the house for the entire evening which was pleasant. My skin felt cleansed and fragrant after use, but not as nourished and moisturised as I had imagined. In fact, it actually felt quite dry that I felt the desperate need to lather on loads of moisturiser. The other thing that annoyed me a little was that it took ages to get rid of the bubbles after the bath water had drained away. Overall, a nice smelly addition to the bath but it didn't moisturise my skin particularly well and for that reason I would not buy this product again.

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              03.04.2010 01:44
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              Not really for me.

              Original Source Almond and Coconut Bath Milk comes in a 500ml, clear plastic bottle. At first glance, it looks like a bottle of juice or milkshake so I'd suggest keeping out of reach of kids or dippy flatmates. The packaging looks fairly simple and vaguely cheap but that didn't put me off. Inside there is a milky, creamy sort of liquid (which you can see through the bottle)- it's a very light yellowey-peachy sort of colour. To use ; you pour a little under running water. I used about 1/4 of the bottle the first time and ended up with FAR TOO MANY BUBBLES! Though, it didn't really seem to act like a 'milk' - didn't colour the water white or make it feel creamy. It just felt normal only it had bubbles on top...lots of bubbles. However, after use my skin did feel really silky and during the bath I felt very relaxed - it's a very soft, sweet, dreamy fragrance (probably due to the almond, which is verging on fruity/cherryish) That said, I still have the rest of the bottle left. It was a nice bath, but not impressive enough that I've bothered to finish the bottle off yet. I'd have liked it to be more 'milky'..

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                01.04.2010 17:58
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                Good price, good product, shame about the packaging

                This is a review of Original Source's Almond and Coconut Bath Milk. It's another 99p shop bargain. I didn't really need more bubble bath as I got loads for Christmas but I couldn't resist this bargain! That's the problem with 99p shops, I end up buying loads of things that I don't really need but as it's such a bargain I convince myself to buy it... ***Packaging** A cautious word about the packaging, it actually looks to me to be like a fresh orange juice bottle, so much so that it says on the front label 'do not drink' and also on the back of the packet it has a warning that the products are designed for use in the shower and bath, do not drink and keep out of reach of children - now I know it's buyer beware but I would keep this one hidden just in case a child does decide to try it. The bottle is 500ml thin plastic and it's clear so you can see how much is left. A plastic screw top closure keeps this bath milk sealed. The label is all colour coordinated with the product and looks good in the traditional style of all the Original Source products. ***The claim** It's packed with natural stuff, experience nutty nourishment with rich almonds and decadent coconut. **What's it like?** Although it's called a bath milk it doesn't really turn the water milky. You do get some good bubbles out of it - the more you use the more bubbles you get! **Fragrance** The interesting combination of almond and coconut actually works, without being overpowering. I think it's got a bit of a floral smell to it despite there being no flowers in it! **Verdict*** I liked using this product and probably used too much at a time as the bottle has only lasted around 8 baths! I wouldn't want to use it all the time and will go for a different brand and fragrance next to keep it interesting. The product smells good and leaves my skin soft. Still not convinced about the packaging but I would certainly buy this product again at that bargain price.

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