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When it comes to shower gels there are so many different ones I have tried. The reason for this tends to be I buy whatever is on offer down at the local supermarket. One that I keep coming back to and the one that is without a doubt my favourite is Original Source shower gel. The main reason I like this one is the huge variety of different flavours, if that is the right word, that you can choose from. There is so much choice and they seem to bring out new ones on a regular basis.
My favourite is probably the lime one, this is bursting with flavour and feel so fresh and clean, it almost makes your nose tingle when you use it. The one I am using at the moment is the orange and cinnamon one and this again is very good with a really strong orange smell and subtle cinnamon. The only one I do not like is the mint and tea tree oil, this stings my eyes and I am really not keen on it at all, there is something odd about washing your body with something that is mint flavour.
Another one is vanilla and strawberry, this one is ok but it's not one of my favourites. It's a nice smell but just now quite for me. The shea butter and honey one is very warming and this is one I like to use in the winter, it's not the freshest smelling but it's a good one. There are a few other different ones to choose from but I have not tried any of the others yet, I probably will at some point, next time they are on offer.
The reason we all buy shower gel is of course to get clean and Original Source cleans very well. I always feel nice and clean when I have used this and I also find that you don't need to use to much of it for it to do the job. One thing I am not to keen on though with this one is that it does not normally lather up very well, there are better ones on the market for this.
When it comes to price and value these usually cost around £1.70 although I tend to buy them when they are on offer and I often get 2 for £2 which I think is very good value indeed. As you don't need to use a massive squirt the gel lasts for a good long time which makes it very good value all round. Of all the shower gels that I have used over the years I think this one is the one I come back to using the most often, this one gets a big thumbs up from me.
These shower gels always look really nice and are lovely bright colours which would look lovely on display but sadly the actual gels themselves do not have me hooked.
I have tried two different kinds now. The lemon one and the lime one. I really like fruity smells so thought that these would be ideal. They smelt okay whilst in the store so bought them.
The bottles look really modern and quite expensive actually, I could see these on a nice glass shelf in a hotel with spot lights on them! They are see through and the gel inside is a lovely rich colour, you can tell just by looking at them what flavour they will be. The lid is black and that is also the base of the bottle. It's tall and slim and has a bit of a frosted feel to it.
To use the gel you flip open the cap and then squeeze it out. It does need squeezing too because the gel is really thick. It reminds me a bit of quite firm lemon curd, it's definitely far thicker than other shower gels that I have used and sometimes this means that it is really easy for it to not spread if you apply this direct to skin especially if your skin is wet as it just drops off and runs away in the shower so now when using this I always put it into my sponge or flannel first and make it froth up that way before washing myself.
The smell isn't great, when smelling it in the shop I liked it but thought it had a bit of a plastic smell to it but thought that was the bottle and it would smell better once out, however, it's so very sweet that it actually smells false. Neither of the two smells make my mouth water or have me really enjoying them.
Sadly I no longer want to use these as the consistency is just too thick which doesn't feel luxurious but more like it's been congealed and the smell is far too sweet. It is a shame as I know they are a big hit for other people, sadly not me.
I bought this whilst shopping in Tesco recently as it was on offer.
I chose the lemon one but there were lots of different scents to choose from all fruity and all of them looked really good.
The shower gel was in a clear bottle, the liquid inside was bright yellow (this is what attracted me to it), it had a black lid and stood on its end so that the shower gel would always be at the end ready to be dispensed.
I paid 99p for the shower gel and it was in a 200ml bottle, I think they normally retail at around £2 so still not too expensive but if you like it then its worth stocking up on whilst they are on offer.
I used it for the first time in the shower that evening. As I opened the bottle to pour it into my hand the first thing that hit me was the strong smell, it was gorgeous it actually smelt fresh and really lemony as if the lemon was actually there - gorgeous! I applied it onto my skin and it lathered up really well. It left my skin feeling soft and smelling gorgeous - not much more you can ask for from a shower gel. I didn't have to use a lot to get a good lather either so the bottle has lasted me quite a long time.
I have been so impressed with the product that I have looked at some of their other products and have since purchased them.
I would definitely recommend this for anyone who loves fresh vibrant smells as well as soft, clean skin. It is suitable for all the family as it is not just aimed at one sex. Definitely worth a go!
With all the Olympics hype, I had to support Team GB with a good old fashioned British shower gel. This shower gel was released by Original Source and is one of their seasonal edition which will only be around for about six months.
A top down squeezy plastic bottle, I really like this style of shower gel bottle design as it's easy to store in the shower. The outer area of the gel has a textured finish for easier grip when wet. See through packaging mean you can see how much you have left. I also think the Union Jack is a nice touch and means it would stand out easily on the supermarket shelves. Supporting of their ethical principles this bottle is also recyclable.
Original Source is one of those does what it says on the tin. It uses natural fragrances which is a plus in my book. The natural fragrance highlighted in this fragrance is obviously the strawberry. Just smelling from the cap in the shop this very much reminded me of the Giant Strawbs from Haribo - fruity, tangy but subtly sweet. I love the sweets so I loved this scent, and happily bounded off to the till with my purchase.
However, all changed once it lathered in the shower, the tangy strawberry turned into more of a strawberry cake with desiccated coconut. Slightly strange I thought, I personally prefer the original scent from the bottle and didn't like this sickly scent. I appreciate strawberry is a difficult scent to get right, but even with a natural scent this shower gel has a slightly artificial feel to the scent. The scent doesn't really last on my skin, don't really mind this as I still feel nice and clean after I have left the shower. It's almost like being on Henman Hill with your strawberries in the rain!
As I have to come to expect from Original Source it's excellent!! The gel is not so runny that it runs through your hands before you can lather it up; neither is it so thick it is hard to squeeze out of the tube. I get a good lather from this shower gel, so I can do my whole body with a ten pence sized amount of gel.
My skin type is slightly sensitive and Original Source products have never aggravated that, and neither did the strawberry shower gel. It is not a cream formula so is slightly drying, but no more so than any other shower gel in this price band.
All Original Source gels are vegan and made in the UK. Everyone's happy then!
Price and Availability
The RRP of this product is around the £2 mark, but who has ever paid full price for one of these shower gels. Poundland and various supermarket offers mean I only ever pay a £1 for one of these gels. I think for 250 ml of a good quality shower gel this does offer value for money.
Original Source products are normally easy to get hold of from places like Boots, Poundland and various supermarkets. However, as this is a limited edition summer scent, it may be more difficult to come by.
I like this shower gel, but I don't love it. The patriotic packaging was a nice touch for the Olympics, but I wish the scent could have been true to how it smells from the bottle, for this reason I'm knocking off a star. A four star worthy product.
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* This review is of the Original Source British Strawberry Shower Gel.
Original Source is one of my favourite brands of bath & skin care products as their products are full of essential oils and smell gorgeous. I first came across the Original Source shower gels last year in my local Poundland and I usually pick a couple of bottles up whenever I'm in there as at just £1 per 250ml bottle you really can't go wrong. These are also available in other shops such as Boots and most supermarkets and the price varies from a pound upto £3 ish.
I've tried most of the different scents and sweet strawberry is one that I recently came across. It instantly appealed to me as I love the smell of strawberries and I decided to buy a bottle to try. This is a seasonal edition fragrance and it was released for the queen's jubilee, but it can still be found in discount stores such as Poundland and I've seen it in B&M too.
The shower gel comes in the usual Original Source bottle, which is a triangular shape. It stands on its sturdy black flip lid and it is transparent, meaning that the bright red shower gel can be seen, which I really like. The bottle has a large label on the front of it with a union jack theme, and all of the information such as the brand/product name is written on the front. It also states on the front that the shower gel is packed with natural fragrance and it has a Vegan friendly label on it, too.
On the back of the bottle there's another label. This tells us that the shower gel is not tested on animals, contains natural fragrance and is made in the UK. It also says that the sturdy plastic bottle is recycable and there is a lengthy list of ingredients as well as company contact information. The bottle is very easy to open due to the flip lid and once open there's a little hole which the shower gel is dispensed from when the bottle is turned upside down. The bottle is squeezable, which I find handy.
The shower gel has just the right consistency; not too thick but not too runny. It's bright red which I like - it's a nice novelty. I usually use this in the bath and use it as a bubble bath as it bubbles up and lathers so well, and it's also ideal for applying to my body brush or loofah as it's really moisturising. It makes the water nice and milky and makes lots of bubbles and the lather that it creates is luxuriously thick. My skin always feels clean, moisturised and soft after soaking in a bath with this in and the effects are pretty long lasting too - not bad for a pound!!
The smell is absolutely amazing - it is not at all artificial or 'cheap' smelling - it smells nice and natural and it is almost good enough to eat! It smells like fresh, juicy strawberries which I find to be a very refreshing and summery scent. The smell lingers in the bathroom for a few hours but it fades from my skin reasonably quickly. This is really gentle on my skin and I've had no problems with it aggravating my eczema or anything like that.
Overall, I can't recommend this enough! Cheap, smells gorgeous, cruelty free and incredibly moisturising - I love it!
A few years ago I bought my first bottle of original souce shower gel and I have never looked back since. It is by far the best shower gel on the market and is at a reasonable price. Superdrug nearly always have it on offer at 99p and most supermarkets have it on an offer of around that price. Original source have now branched out and do a shampoo and conditioner, hand wash and bath range which again are fantastic.
Original source do a variety of interesting shower gels and do special edition ones are certain times of the year such as the winter almond and black cherry. The shower gel's are extremely refreshing and leave you feeling clean and refreshed. They come in a nice, modern, easy to use bottle which is transparent so you are able to see the shower gel inside. The shower gel is quite thick with a very strong fruity smell.
My favourite's are the mint and tea tree which leaves your body tingling and makes your skin feel really clean all day. Lime is also one of my favourite's as it has a gorgeous fruity smell and again leaves you completely refreshed.
I would definitely recommend this shower as it is definitely the best shower gel out there and is very reasonably priced too!
I like to constantly change my shower gel as soon as my current bottle runs out so I am always experimenting with different makes and fragrances, but the one brand of shower gel I always return to is Original Source and every time I use it I wonder why I have ever strayed away.
Original Source has been around for a number of years and also produces a whole range of other cosmetics including shampoo and conditioner, hand wash and even versions specifically for men.
I remember when their first shampoo came out and it was in their original scent of tea tree and mint. The sensation it produced was certainly worth experiencing. It made your whole scalp tingle but I could never quite get over the strong minty fragrance, which was a bit too close to toothpaste for my liking.
Therefore I was in no rush to go out and purchase their first shower gel which also came in this minty fragrance.
It was when they started to bring out other fragrances that they won me over. Original Source shower gels stand out from their competitors. Visually they are striking. They come in angular bottles emblazoned with bold writing. They do not rely on images to portray the contents of the bottle. They let the contents of the bottle speak for themselves.
The bottles are clear to allow you to see the contents inside, which invariably come in bold, striking colours. The lemon version for example is bright yellow, while the lime is bright green. At first it is easy to mistake these bold colours as simply being the colour of the packaging and not the colour of the shower gel, so bold and sumptuous looking are they.
Original Source prides itself on using the purest ingredients. Their advertising and even the lettering on the bottle, spell out how much of the shower gel is made up of the scent it professes to be with very little additives. This, combines with the bright colours - which you learn are a result of using the purest ingredients - immediately make you want to dive into the shower with the bottle.
On a practical level, the bottle has a black cap on the base which avoids those tricky moments towards the end of a bottle when you are unable to get out the last dregs. The bottle is water tight, as I have found with some shower gels if you keep them in the shower they start to fill up with water.
The scents are true to what they should be and are much stronger and natural smelling than rivals on the market. The gel lathers moderately and smooths over the skin with ease. It does not dry out the skin or leave it oily and rashy. And it leaves a lovely fragrance behind which lasts throughout the day.
Some scents leave you feeling relaxed and pampered while others leave you awake and refreshed so it is worth experimenting for your desired result.
For even more choice, Original Source is always bringing out special edition versions, particularly for different seasons of the year so there is always something new to try and you get the sense you are using something a little bit special on these occasions.
My all time favourite is the White Pear and at £1.99 a bottle for any of the Original Source shower gels they are value for money. If you are lucky, some supermarkets have them on offer for £1 from time to time.
I really like the original source range they are a great wake up morning shower product. The fragrances are so fresh and bold with out being overpowering. I wouldn't call them moistursing but they don't dry out your skin. Good value for money that you should give a try.
Original Source: Golden Pineapple Shower Gel- Summer Seasonal Edition
I came across this product whilst practicing my usual past time of browsing the shower gel aisle in Boots. I just love seeing all those bottles stacked neatly in rows, each one promising a gorgeous smelling shower experience.
Anyway the golden colour of this product caught my eye, standing amidst the staple Original Source products (Mint & Tea Tree, Lavender, Lemon and Lime). I decided to take a sniff and was met with the gorgeous fruity, sweet smell of pineapple. I like all the other Original Source shower gels, so of course, I was sold.
This Golden Pineapple Shower Gel comes in the usual pyramid shaped Original Source bottle, so it is very easy to use and doesn't cause a mess. I think their bottle design is one of Original Source's best selling points for ease of use. The gel itself lives up to its name, being a golden yellow colour. The bottle has the word "summer" emblazoned across the side, the letters being made up of small daisies. I don't remember seeing this on the shelves during the summer though!
The gel lathers up well and the fruity scent will fill up your bathroom. It is reasonably moisturising and gentle on the skin. The scent does not linger afterwards though; good news for perfume wearers, bad news for those who love the scent, likes me.
This is indeed a summery fruity shower gel that will make you nostalgic for summer. It is not a "wake up" scent like the Tea Tree & Mint Original Source shower gel but it certainly lifted my mood.
I really like this product and hope that Original Source keeps Golden Pineapple as a permanent part of their collection. I am hopeful, as there were only a couple left on the shelf when I bought mine, so it has obviously been a success. My only issue is that, like all Original Source shower gels, the scent does not linger on me. I also think that some people may find this scent too sweet, although this is not a problem for me.
These are one of my favourite shower gels, and cost around £1.99 for 250ml in Boots. They are also on offer sometimes for £1 which I think I saw in Sainsburys recently but are normally on offer in many stores which is when I normally buy the shower gel. Overall, I think this is an average and reasonable price for shower gel, and this one is nice quality.
My favourite is the tea tree and mint shower gel as it is really invigorating and refreshing in the morning. The mint really wakes you up, and smells really nice. I also like the lime version as it smells like jelly babies!
This shower gel also makes your skin feel really clean and fresh, along with feeling quite moisturised.
The packaging is clear so you can see how much you have left. The black cap at the bottom is easily opened and when you squeeze the bottle, it is good because not too much comes out. There is a filter which doesn't allow it to pour out which is handy. When you are running low, you can also squeeze the bottle to get all the remnants out as it is an upside-down design with the cap on the bottom. It also lasts quite a while as you only need a little bit.
If you haven't tried this shower gel, I would recommend giving it a go as it is really refreshing and uplifting.
I love Original Source shower gels but at around £2 I usually plump for similar supermarket own brands, which are generally half the price.
However whilst out shopping last week in my local Sainsburys I noticed that they had offers on on some Original Source shower gels... hurray!
I bought myself a bottle of Golden Pineapple shower gel for the bargain price of 90p. This is a seasonal edition and seems to have been brought out for the summer months. Whether it will remain part of the Original Source range now that the autumn is swiftly arriving (booo), who knows.
The bottle is the same as the other Original Source shower gels - triangular with the black flip-top lid at the bottom so the product slides to the bottom and is easily dispensed even when there isn't much left inside. The writing is in black capitals, and as this is a special edition, the word 'Summer' is written down the middle of the bottle in daisies. Cute.
The shower gel itself is a deep golden yellow, almost like honey. The smell just bursts with the fragrance of pineapple - slightly sweet but also fruity and fresh.
It lathers up well and the lovely smell lingers on your skin even after it has been rinsed off. It doesn't dry your skin out. The bottle didn't last me very long but I do tend to use quite a lot as I like it so much.
One to try - the pineapple fragrance is something a wee bit different from the usual lemon, lime etc in the Original Source range. I can only hope this product lasts beyond summer!
When it comes to bath and shower products I really am not fussy what brand I buy as long as its a reasonable price, smells nice and is from a brand I know of. This Golden Pineapple shower gel from Original Source slotted into that criteria very well and only costing a pound a bottle in my local Poundland and sniffing it first I was unable to resist this fruity little number!
The bottle is see through with a black flip-top lid to the bottom of it concealing a small hole. On the front of the bottle we are told that it is Golden Pineapple 'Packed With Natural Fragrance, Shower' and that it is a seasonal edition and summer scent and that it is suitable for Vegans. On the back of the bottle other information listed includes being told a bit about the product and the ingredients are listed as is the weight of the product which is 250ml and contact details for Original Source are given. Its a nice, strong and sturdy bottle this one and I like the fact that the flip top is to the bottom of it for ease of use.
The Shower Gel Itself:
Light yellow in colour and transparent, this is neither a stiff to use or runny gel. With a really fresh, sweet and very natural but still strong aroma of pineapples to it this is just really a summery, fruity fragrance.
You don't need very much of this at all per use and it lathers up on damp/wet skin very easily and feels soft and gently moisturising. I can shave my bits and pieces with this with total ease as it gives a nice white lather off but I can still see what I'm doing and it rinses off with just as much ease.
This is quite simply a lovely 100% natural shower gel that has a lovely tropical kind of fragrance to it and it leaves me fresh and clean and smelling lovely for a good few hours. Its a nice one to use for the start of the day and suitable for all the family to use and even at its usual price of about £1.99 a bottle (in all good supermarkets and chemists etc) this works out a nice economical choice in the long run as you don't need to use much per application at all.
This is simply lovely, refreshing and in the shower I can dream I'm on a tropical island and under a waterfall.....well almost lol.
Whats a girl to do when she enjoys showering so very much but wants something to make the experience just that little bit better - you know 'memorable' and one that she cannot wait to repeat. I adore standing while a steady stream of warm water sprinkles and sprays all over me - it is so refreshing and enjoyable and I love to get the loufer and exfoliate whilst showering as it adds to the wonderful cleansing and invigorating sensations. I wanted a complimentary element to my shower session and I thought of the top three things that would make a gel a perfect match for me. 1. Aromatherapy 2. luxurious suds 3. Cleasing and refreshing - ok the number three could be said to be two requirements but I can turn a blind eye to that if you can.
I began to research online to see what kind of shower products took my interest - I am vegan so I needed to take that into account too - and one particular brand caught my eye for a number of reasons. The brand was Original Source.
The website image of underwater caves and waterfalls fitted my image of what my ideal shower experience would be - close your eyes and imagine a cool spray from a waterfall cascading over your body in a secluded forest or jungle, that is invigorating! The products on display looked and sounded attractive and maybe what I was looking for and the prices looked very reasonable too. So Original Source was going to be trialled - I had made my decision.
I WANT TO FEEL TINGLY
The shower gel that I trialled was Mint and Tea Tree - this appealed to me initially because of the advertised 'make you feel tingly' caption - this sounded wonderful and I was really excited to try it out. It came in a 500ml bottle which was great quality and aesthetically pleasing. I like the design where the cap is at the bottom so that the gel is always ready to be dispersed when you want some. The cost was £1.99 from Superdrug though you can often get it on special offer at supermarkets too. Because of the product having mint and tea tree in it the fragrance - I hoped - would be refreshing and energising. I was happy to purchase Original Source as they seem to have good ethics and do not test on animals and are recognised by the Vegan Society. Original Source is recognised by the Aromatherapy Council too! I love aromatherapy!
GETTING JIGGY WITH IT
It was time - I had waited patiently for the house be to quiet and the atmosphere just right - to go get a shower! Oh, I was really looking forward to this, I wasn't dirty or anything I just wanted to indulge and enjoy and hoped that Original Source was going to be a great shower companion!
Water was running at the perfect tepid temperature and I was all ready to go - to the waterfall in the jungle - I decided to work with the loufer and let it get soaked with water before buffing my body in readiness for the gel. I picked up the bottle of Tea Tree and Mint and pushed the flap to open and allow the aroma to escape - woah boy where my senses aroused - the smell was sensational and uplifting not to mention energising. I eased some of the gel out onto my loufer and then replaced the flap on the bottle - this was a very easy bottle to use - as I began to massage the gel around my body the fragrance of the Tea Tree became stronger and stronger and I enjoyed the healing feeling that I experienced, then the Mint fragrance was apparent and my breathing was improved as airways where cleared. I don't doubt the powers of aromatherapy as the wonderful feeling that I developed whilst in the shower was proof of that for me - I felt alive, energised and uplifted and so very very clean as it is a fresh smell. The gel frothed up wonderfully well on the loufer and I discovered that a small amount goes a long way, I found it to be a luxurious and sud filled quality and it cleaned well too.
I closed my eyes then and allowed the water to fall over my face and body, turning around occasionally to wet the back of my head too. I was in another place for sure, it was so easy to imagine that I was in my serene retreat in the jungle standing under a beautiful waterfall and just simply enjoying the sound and sensation of the water on and around me. I was very impressed and intensley happy with the Original Source - it was what I hoped it would be - a perfect shower companion!
LOVING THIS WHAT ELSE IS THERE?
When I find a product that works for me so very well I often look to see what else I may enjoy and so off to the website I went for a toot. What did I discover?
Oh my goodness - the choice is overwhelming for me as there are so many aroma's that tickle my fancy I shall just name a few that appeal to me and then add the website as it is such a pleasure to browse.
Lavendar and Tea Tree
White pear and Avacado
Eucalyptus and Lime Basil Oil
Mint and Tea Tree
White pear and Avacado
Almond and Coconut Conditioner
Mint and Tea Tree Conditioner
White Tea and Grapefruit
The website is easy to navigate and very attractive and you can also look at the ingredients and 'about us' sections which are very interesting and informative.
DO I RECOMMEND A TINGLE TEST?
I have given Original Source Tea Tree and Mint a jolly good trial and my findings are that it is a high quality product in every way from packaging and ease of use to the exhilirating experience of the aroma and the sud filled fun of the foam - you can enjoy your very own mountain or jungle waterfall retreat for approximately £1.99 per bottle and you are going to enjoy lots of fun in the shower/waterfall as it lasts forever - a little goes a long way. Yes I do highly recommend this product to you - ENJOY!
Thank you for reading my musings.
Original Source sell a range of bath and body-wash type cosmetics all containing a significant proportion of natural ingredients. Many of the shower gels and shampoos for example, have tea tree oil / extract in them and as well as the more 'usual' or familiar bath product fragrances - such as lavender, lemon and lime, eucalyptus and mint, Original Source also use such esoteric ingredients as chilli, cardamom and black pepper in their ingredients.
The bath products typically come in distinctive, wedge-shaped translucent plastic bottles - wide capped and designed to stand 'upside down' with the cap as the base. They're squeezy plastic and have a soft silicone insert in the outlet hole that presumably is there to prevent dripping. Unfortunately, on a couple of occasions I've accidentally left the lid off the shower gel and have found it steadily leaks out of the bottle despite the soft 'seal'. (On the plus side, when that happens you do get a bathroom most beautifully perfumed with eg. lavender afterwards). The bottles are fairly robust, because they're designed to be refillable: Original Source products are also available in 'less packaging' type refill pouches to reduce waste going into landfill.
The shower gels are the products I'm most familiar with. These are available everywhere - in high street chemist shops, supermarkets etc. and usually cost about £2 per 500ml bottle. On the bottles, Original Source always include some useless yet informative information about the natural ingredients that've gone into their products - it says the mint gel, for example , contains extracts from 7900 individual mint leaves in each 500ml packet - and it's certainly true that these gels are way above average in terms of their authentic / natural fragrances. Incidentally I got that info from the very attractive and informative Original Source website, which is also well above average in terms of its interest content, especially considering that it's an internet site devoted to bath products.
These shower gels and shampoos also lather very well and are a treat to use - definitely worth stocking up on when they're available as BOGOF offers, etc. (which they quite often are, in fact).
Original Source Shower Gel prides itself on using all natural ingredients. In my opinion this adds to the product and exactly how unique it is. In comparison to other shower gels I have used in the past there is just no competition. Original Source Shower Gels are strong in smell and rich in pure and natural essential oils. This creates a wonderful feeling on your skin. Our skin is with us a long time so why not treat it every time you take a shower? Original Source Shower Gel is packed full of wonderful and healthy ingredients for your body, they include fruit extracts, parts of root, trees and leaves. Also, flowers and stems, plants and fruit peels. All natural and all essential for a perfect shower gel if you ask me. Essential oils have been proven to have massive psychological and physiological benefits. We all need a little pick me up first thing on a Monday morning when we know we have to get back to work. As you can imagine when a product is made up entirely of natural ingredients there are going to be a lot to list.
If you are interested in what each ingredient does and what positive effect it can have on your body then you can visit the Original Source website.
There they list the benefits of Almonds, Avacado, Chillis, Chocolate, Cranberries, Eucalyptus, Ginger, Honey, Lavender, Lemon, Lime, Mint, Orange, Shea Butter and Tea Tree.
I have found when using Original Source shower gels that my skin is left feeling very soft and supple. I do not particularly have sensitive skin, but have found some previous shower gels leave my skin dry. Or I have also tried gels that leave my skin feeling greasy. This is certainly not the case with Original Source. The gels themselves are very strong in smell, but it is not over-powering. Once rinsed off from a warm shower there is nothing better than smelling all nice and clean, with these shower gels I find the 'newly clean' smell is longlasting. It clings to your skin and keeps you smelling fresher for longer. Going back to Original Source ensuring all there products are made of all natural ingredients, especially with the Mint and Tea Tree shower gel you are given extreme stimulating effects.
When using these shower gels, I use a good size dollop of gel to cover my body. This is plenty be able to clean properly. I found that for teo people the normal 250ml bottles lasted us a week. Each of us showering once a day, sometimes twice, I found this extremely good value for money.
Original Source have an evergrowing range of shower gels. Unlike the normal Strawberry, and boring old soapy smelling shower gels that are available everywhere, Original Source offer a range of very imaginative concoctions. I have personally tried each one and do not have any complaints whatsoever. Each gel is individual and varies in the ingredients used. I have found that I favour some more than others but obviously everyone will have thier own preference. The range that is available from Original Source :
*Eucalyptus and Lime Basil Oil - this is 'dynamite for drowsy souls' according to the website. It is believed Eucalyptus is used to clear the lungs, it can also relax muscles and rejuvenate your spirits. Mixed with basil that is perfect for fighting stress, what more could you ask for in one shower? May you ever get out of the shower again?
*Lavender and Tea Tree
*Lemon and Tea Tree
*Lime - My personal favourite as I adore the smell of limes, I found this to have the most longlasting smell of all the range. The smell of the Lime shower gel is electrifying. It really gets your senses going, especially first thing on a morning when you are in desperate need of waking up. This is described as the 'green powerhouse' and I understand why. This shower gel is rich in vitamin C. And it also contains 40 limes in every single bottle!
*Mint and Tea Tree - I think this is the most infamous of the range, the reason behind this is the very strange tingling sensation this combination of ingredients leaves you with. It is a very pleasant feeling however. I used this in the shower with the window open, as soon as this hit my skin, mixed with the slight breeze from the window it felt like I has walked out of an igloo in only my birthday suit. Which can feel quite strange in your delicate areas :S
*Orange Oil and Ginger
*Sea Kelp and Rock Salt
*Shea Butter and Honey
*A new summer edition has been introduced - Australian Wild Berries
*White Pepper and Avacado
*As part of the Mens range - XXX Black Mint - I have not tried this one but I can imagine it has similar effects on the skin to what Mint and Tea Tree has.
Original Source have also introduced a new range which I have yet to try called the Gourmet Range which includes intriguing shower gels such as Cassis and Cranberry, Chocolate and Mint, Lime and Sweet Chilli. If the other Original Source products are anything to go by then I am sure these will be fantastic on the skin!
Original Source do offer other ranges of products, I am not as familiar with these as the shower gels but they provide hand wash, hair care, bath care and an entire range designed for men, thier armpits and dirty bits. All details of these products are held on the website. www.originalsource.co.uk
Original Source Shower Gels is held in a convenient bottle, that is not bulky and is quite attractive when standing in your bathroom. The only negative I would say about the bottle is it has no way of being hung in the shower. Too cool to dangle from your shower head, this needs to be on show on the shelf or the window sill. The bottle is a triangular shaped 250ml bottle. The lid opens from the bottom of the bottle and is easily accessible. It is a squirty bottle typical of what you would expect shower gel to be like. Original Source do also offer another option for those of us who are green and are dedicated to improving the environmental situations. They offer shower gel in a package that is 75% less plastic and that also holds 500ml of shower gel. These packets are easy to use and make no difference to the product but helps you to do your part for the environment. If I am honest I think the environmentally friendly packaging is more attractive than the original bottles. Original Source also supports 'Support Vegan Society' raising money for a good cause to protect the animals. What more could you ask for, a wonderful refreshing shower, and all the time knowing the little animals are being taken care of??
The average price for the Original Source Shower Gel in the 250ml bottles is £1.99. This is amazing value for money aswell as being a great product. As mentioned before, this lasts two of us a good week, showering at east once a day. I find this well worth the money, especially for how the product leaves you feeling after a lovely hot shower. Original Source Shower Gel is available fr purchase in Morrisons, Boots, Sainsburys, Tesco, Superdrug and Asda, so you will not need to go out of your way to buy this product.
Would I recommend this product?
With out a doubt.
Thank you for taking the time to read my review.