Product Type: Original Source Bath / Shower
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82 Sunrises and a lot of raspberries
Original Source Raspberry & Milk Shower Gel
Member Name: catsholiday
Original Source Raspberry & Milk Shower Gel
Date: 15/08/12, updated on 16/08/12 (51 review reads)
Advantages: Lovely English summer scent
Disadvantages: Some not so great ingredients.
Original Source Vanilla Milk and Raspberry shower gel
I have always loved herbs and plants and fruity natural smells. One of my favourite summer fruits are raspberries and strawberries as the smell of these fruits just reminds me of perfect English summers. When I saw this bottle on sale in my local Tesco I just had to buy it.
On the front of the bottle we are told that it took 82 sunrises to create the mixture, presumably the length of time to ripen the raspeberries.
Original Source state that they only use 100% pure and natural essential oils this statement is clearly visible on the website and on the product packaging.They do not use any synthetic perfumes, the scent in their products comes only from essential oils and natural fragrances which have a very strong smell. These ingredients are extracted from plants as they provide natural scents and essential oils which are better for us and the environment too. Essential oils are known to have physiological and psychological effects and many people believe they can help improve health. However If you are pregnant you should always check with your midwife or GP before using any products that contain essential oils..
My bottle of Vanilla Milk and Rasperry Shower gel is in a sort of frosted plastic bottle with a black flip top lid, which is really easy to remove and replace. The bottle is a strange shape, square edged but tapered to thinner at the top which I suspect was designed to make it easy to stand up safely on bathroom shelves and on the sides of the bath. Without the chance of tipping accidently and this does do the trick. Clearly written on the front of the bottle are the words Vanilla Milk and Raspberry Shower Gel in red. On the back label there is all the blurb about the ingredients stating that this contains only natural fragrances such as raspberry fruit extract and vanilla.The bottle is recyclable plastic.
Inside the bottle, the bath soak is a beautiful subtle creamy pink, the colour of raspberry milkshake. It is real rosey pink and a very feminine colour so probably not for the 'real men' in this world! The advantage of the colourless frosted bottle is that it needs no decoration, the product shows itself off.
As you remove the lid from the bottle the smell is really quite powerful and very fruity and yet creamy. To me it smells just like a fruit milkshake or raspberry ice cream. Think Raspberry ripple with extra creaminess and that is what this smells like
The long list of ingredients which are clear to read on the back of the bottle include raspberry extract, vanilla pod, and other fruit extract as well as glycerine which is good for softenimg skin.
What is it like to use?
What is it like in the bath? Well I always have a sniff as I open the lid and pour out the wonderful clear pink creamy coloured thick liquid into my bath or more often I use it as you would a shower gel straight on to my skin, lather and then rinse off. The smell is wonderfully f.
After I have enjoyed a bath with this my whole bathroom is filled with the lovely warm steamy smell of juicy raspberries and cream which is quite sweet but really beautiful, and such a wonderfully summery smell and so English too. As our bathroom is next to our bedroom is provides a lovely room freshener as well which is a perk
After my bath I feel nicely relaxed and stress free and smell like sweet fruity and yet fresh and creamy. I do suffer with dry skin and eczema and this has no adverse reaction and in fact should help as the essential oil properties are meant to help with skin conditions like eczema.
A bit about the company ethics :
Original Source products state that they do not test their products on animals or use any products that have been tested by any other third party .They are also registered with the vegan society and are also a member of the aromatherapy trade council all of this I found on their website.
A niggly bit:
Sodium Laureth Sulfate or Sodium Lauryl Sulfateis 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 (in the UK)
I love this bath foam as the smell is summery fruity and yet the creamy vanilla combines so well with it.. My skin has never had an adverse reaction to this product and the smell stays gently on my skin as I dry myself off and lasts for a while after I'm dry. It is not so overpowering that you could not bath with the then use another perfume to wear out - it is strong in the bottle and the bath in use but does not remain strong on your skin. I always feel nice and relaxed and calm after my bath when using this. I would say that this is rather more aimed at the female market than the male but this is not written in stone just my personal opinion! My husband has not been tempted but is happy to share my bath after I have used it!
I paid around £1.10 from Tesco for this but it does sometimes sell for nearly double so keep your eye open for sale prices.
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Summary: A nice shower gel from original Source