Product Type: Original Source Bath / Shower
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My bath is like a pink, pink rose
Original Source Rose & Geranium Bath Foam
Member Name: catsholiday
Original Source Rose & Geranium Bath Foam
Date: 26/08/10, updated on 27/10/11 (69 review reads)
Advantages: Lovely smell. uses essential oils, reasonable price
Disadvantages: Not sure how easy it is to buy now
Original Source Rose and Geranium Deep soak Bath Foam
I have always loved herbs and plants with nice smells. Some of my favourites are the scented geraniums and I particularly love the rose scented geranium and the peppermint scented one too. When I saw this bottle on sale in my local bargain shop I just had to buy it.
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 these essential oils 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 Rose & Geranium Bath Foam is in a clear 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 p 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 Original Source Rose and Geranium Deep Soak Bath Foam in black. On the back label there is all the blurb about the ingredients stating that this contains essential rose oil which comes only from real rose petals. The bottle is recyclable plastic.
Inside the bottle, the bath soak is a beautiful subtle pink, the colour of rose wine. It is real rose pink and a very feminine colour so probably not for the 'real men' in this world! The advantage of the clear 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 floral and obviously rose and mixed with geranium. I bought some rose essential oil when we were in Morocco and you can tell this is what has been use to scent this bath foam. The geranium is also a strong scent and they balance each other as they do in a rose scented geranium which in my view is what this smells like.
The long list of ingredients which are clear to read on the back of the bottle include essential oils of rose & geranium and also lemon, orange, sandalwood, lavender and grape seed oil.
A few years ago I did an aromatherapy massage course at college - a birthday present from my husband who had a vested interest in being the recipient of the massages!
Geranium Oil is known to help heal scars and it tones up muscles and skin and gives you a better look. It also had deodorant properties. It can be helpful in the treatment of acne, dermatitis and other skin diseases, eczema and burns,. Besides all these skin benefits it also has great mental uplifting effects and can be very effective in treating depression, anxiety, anger etc.
Rose essential oil It is one of the best oils which can give you a shining, fresh and youthful skin. Its aroma keeps you charged and feeling happy. It promotes circulation, takes care of heart, reduces blood pressure, helps cure headaches and relieves, asthma. Rose Essential Oil helps makes the scars and after marks of boils, acne and pox etc. on the skin to fade away. This includes fading of stretch marks and surgery marks. Besides the skin benefits Rose Oil boosts self esteem, confidence, hope and mental strength and efficiently fights depression. This oil is widely used in aromatherapy and invokes positive thoughts, spiritualism and feelings of joy, happiness and hope.
The essential oil of Sandal Wood soothes skin and helps fading away of scars, spots etc. Sandal Oil soothes skin, relieves it from inflammations and irritations, cures infections on it and keeps it fresh and cool. This oil sedates inflammations, anxiety, fear, stress, restlessness etc. and induces relaxation, calmness, concentration, inner vision and positive thoughts. This too had deodorant qualities.
Grape seed oil holds great moisturizing properties for the skin leaving it very soft and supple after using. Strangely for oil it has an astringent property, i.e. it can tighten the skin, and so can be used in toning the skin. It can also be used in treating acne and many other skin problems as it contains linoleic acid which is an essential component of the cell membrane. It provides nourishment to the skin and aids in skin repair and because it is light oil it is more easily absorbed by the skin.
What is it like to use?
So enough of the benefits of the contents 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 rose wine 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 exotic in a way as it reminds me of Morocco and the town where we bought our rose essential oil. It is distinctly rose and quite a romantic smell as roses are such beautiful romantic flowers.
After I have enjoyed a bath with this my whole bathroom is filled with the lovely warm steamy smell of geranium and rose which is quite sweet but really beautiful, exotic and a bit like walking down a rose arbor on a lovely summer's evening. As our bathroom is next to our bedroom is provides a lovely room freshener and with all the lovely properties of relaxation and calming that rose and geranium provide it aids our sleep at night after the bath.
After my bath I feel nicely relaxed and stress free and smell like a fresh rose. 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 exotic and sensuous and fills my room with a glorious rosy smell after I use 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'm not sure of the price as I got this from my bargain shop and paid only 80p and I have not seen it recently in other shops when I have looked.
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Summary: Nice smelling bath foam