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I love the mint and tea tree Original Source shower gel as it is one of the best cheap shower gels that money can buy.
The lemon and tea tree one shares a lot of the same things that make the mint one so great but it doesn’t quite reach the same heights as that one.
It is a fairly decent shower gel especially when you consider that you can pick it up for only £1 when you hunt about for it.
It contains real lemon oil as well as tea tree oil. The smell of this is good but considering that it contains real lemon it does have a slight synthetic smell to it. It’s nice enough but it could have smelt even better.
It has a thick consistency which lathers well and you don’t need to squeeze out loads of it to get a good lather.
I like the way this makes my skin feel as it leaves it feeling really clean. Tea tree is always something that I like to use as it cleans deep down and naturally leaves my skin looking clearer and this shower gel does a good job of cleaning without being harsh and irritating on my skin.
It is a very refreshing shower gel to use and the fragrance is good for using in the mornings to help wake you up and make you feel fresh and clean.
Overall this is a really nice shower gel and well worth the money but it is just a shame that the smell isn’t quite as good as it could have been.
After much perusal over the shelves of Tesco's bath and beauty department a year ago when me and my boyfriend moved in together we started purchasing Source shower gels and have been doing so ever since. More of his preference over mine as I have to vary my usage of different types of shower get due to having very dry skin ever so often.
Unfortunately I cannot smell any tea tree at all from this product during usage which is maybe a good thing for me anyway as I do not particularly like that scent anyway. Though instead it smells like zesty lemon meringue pie or perhaps a sharp lemon tart. The smell is really quite fresh and invigorating and is a really nice refreshing scent for getting your day started as it does wake you up I have found.
A gooey yellow with some transparent liquid a little like lemon curd, it comes out in a squirmy sort of line which comes out quite evenly due to the small hole in the dispersal lid it seems to be about the right size so as to reduce wastage or excess amounts flying out while in the shower. The casing is also a slightly harder plastic instead of a tube so if you accidentally squeeze it the contents won't squirt everywhere.
It maybe doesn't foam up as much as I would like it to unless you use a good sponge or squdgie scrunchie and it does have a slightly negative effect on my dry skin if I try to use it more often than every other day or every three days so its not great for people who also suffer from my condition. Though my boyfriend seems to like it since his skin is more normal type in comparison so I can see why he likes it but its maybe not always for me.
Typically from Tesco you can get these bottles in a whole range of smells for buy one get one free or half price which usually ends up around £1.10 per bottle which lasts around 10 days to 2 weeks in our house.
Other scents include
Mint, Lime, Vanilla Raspberry, coconut, lemon and lime, black pepper and chilli, eucalyptus and mint and tea tree.
Original Source are a UK brand which specialise in products such as shower gels, scrubs, hand wash, hair shampoo, hair conditioners and bath products. They are a creative brand and often come up with unique scented products which contain unusual ingredients such as chocolate, honey, walnut, pineapple, white clay, lime, chilli, almond and ginger.
Whilst recently shopping I picked up a bottle of Lemon and Tea Tree Shower Gel. I have previously tried Lime and Orange/Cinnamon, but not Lemon/Tea Tree. Original Source is sold in most of the main supermarkets and I've noticed that their shower gels are often on offer (usually for £1.00, instead of the usual price of around £1.80). They're sold in most budget shops too, like Poundland - bargain!
Original Source do 'Seasonal Editions' shower gels, which means certain shower gels are only available at certain times of the year and the scents generally reflect the different seasons. The Lemon and Tea Tree Shower Gel is available all year round and it's one I'd be happy to use during any time of the year.
The shower gel comes in a transparent plastic (recyclable) bottle, just the right size for me to fit my hand around and is fine for use in the shower. The lid is at the bottom which is handy as it means you don't have to mess around shaking the bottle to try and get the gel out (especially as you get towards the end). The gel itself is a bright yellow colour and has quite a thick gloopy consistency.
The smell of the shower gel is apparent as soon as you squirt some out. It's very strong smelling and exactly what I was hoping for! It's very zingy, zesty and refreshing. It smells like just real lemons - almost like showering in lemon juice! It also reminds me of delicious Lemon Bonbons! There is no hint of the tea tree at all, I don't see this as a downside as I much prefer lemons over tea tree, but if you like the scent of tea tree then you may be in for a disappointment.
I use a shower puff whilst in the shower and find that just a small squirt of shower gel is generally enough to get the job done (a little goes a long way). The scent is very strong whilst in the shower and I find that it stays on my skin for up to a few hours after I've showered. The shower gel lathers up very well and combined with the strong smell I find that it makes me feel very clean, refreshed and invigorated during/after my shower. For this reason I think it the shower gel is most suitable for a 'wake me up' morning shower, rather than a 'winding down' night time shower. My skin always feels soft and smooth after showering (it's 'packed with essential oils' and tea tree is great for the skin) and I've never suffered any bad effects from using Original Source Shower Gels.
Something which I really like about Original Source is they have good ethics. None of their products are tested on animals and all of their products are suitable for vegans. They also use natural ingredients to create their fragrances. The Lemon and Tea Tree Shower Gel contains real lemons (10 in each bottle!) and tea tree extracts. However this isn't to say that the rest of the ingredients are as natural - there is a lengthy list of ingredients which I can barely pronounce, never mind know what they are! So 'packed with natural stuff' (as quoted on the bottle) isn't ENTIRELY true...
Overall the Original Source Lemon and Tea Tree Shower Gel is cleansing, refreshing, smells GREAT, lathers well, contains natural ingredients and isn't tested on animals. It's one I will buy again and again.
I not one to buy flowery smelling shower gels, and as I've tried other Original Source shower gels I thought I'd give this one a try.
Original Source Lemon and Tea Tree Shower Gel is like covering your body in rich lemon curd, it really wakes you up first thing in the morning. When you open the cap you're hit with an intense lemon smell, you can't really smell the tea tree, which for me is a bonus as I'm not particularly fond of it, which hangs around the bathroom for a good few hours once you're out of the shower. The gel is thick and rich and so a little goes a long way, it lathers up really well, especially if you use a scrunchie, and produces loads of bubbles. It leaves your skin feeling soft and refreshed and smelling of lemons.
The bottle is see through so you can see the bright yellow gel inside, it reminds me of lemon curd, although you can't spread this on your toast. This makes it easy to see when you're nearing the end of the bottle and as you stand it on the cap, all the gel flows to the opening it makes it easy to use every last drop cutting down on wastage. The bottle contains 250ml and is quite an easy one to hold as it tapers and has a slightly rough feel so that it's easier to grip with wet hands which is very handy as there's nothing worse than dropping the bottle in the shower.
The bottle says that there are 10 real zesty lemons squeezed into every bottle and believe me, you can definitely smell everyone. It also has all the usual information on the back about the ingredients etc, plus it would appear that it is suitable for vegans.
I tend to buy it when it's on offer at £1, I got my latest bottle from my local CO-OP chemist, but normally you can buy it almost anywhere for between £1.00 and £2.50.
I'll definitely be buying this again, I'll add it to my Original Source Lime shower gel and make myself a cocktail.
I hadn't actually tried to Original Source range of products before. I tend to bath a lot more than I shower and I usually opt for a pink shower gel such as the Radox one! However, when shopping in Superdrug last week my eye fell on the Original Source range where a lot of the bottles were discounted to £1. I thought now would be the perfect time to try it so I started to decide which bottle I would like to try. Usually I opt for a floral or berry fragrance so I was disappointed when there was none of these available. However my eyes fell on the Lemon and Tea Tree scent so I decided to give this one a go instead.
The bottle design is exactly the same as is shown above. I like the design I think it looks fresh and modern and I like the shape of the bottle. To open the bottle you simply click the flip top open and then gently squeeze the bottle to dispense the product.
The shower gel is a good consistency and it is not too thick. However, its not so runny you end up dropping it all over the shower either. I use about 4 50p piece size blobs of this to wash my entire body so a little does go a long way. As soon as you get the product out of the bottle you are hit with a zingy lemon scent and I really liked this smell. It really wakes me up and it is very refreshing. The gel lathers up easily and it is easy to clean my skin with this.
The gel rinses off easily and I am left with a lemony scent over my body for a couple of hours but this is dulled down and is sort of a creamy lemon scent rather than the strong zingy scent. People have commented I smell nice after using this so that cant be bad!
The product is kind to my skin. I do suffer with sensitive skin but I have had no problems with this. Instead my skin feels soft and supple and I am really pleased with how my skin feels at the moment.
I like this shower gel and will definitely buy it again. It is reasonably priced for a branded product and I love the way it cares for my skin and provides me with a strong zingy scent.
Sadly, I've started to run out of the lovely 'smellies' that I received at Christmas (everybody say ahhhh) but there's good news, it's my birthday next month and hopefully I'll receive more (hurray!) but in the meantime I can't go without a shower for the next 6 weeks, so I had to purchase something to bridge the gap. After reading some excellent reviews about Original Source products on here lately, and with them being on promotion in Asda for only £1, I thought I'd get some to try. My experience with Orange and Ginger shower gel had been positive, so I had high hopes for this too. My review discusses the Lemon and Tea Tree variety.
The 'bottle' is the familiar shape that instantly lets you know that this is from the brand Original Source. It has a flat 'face' and a curved back. The transparent plastic outer is slightly textured so it's easy to grip even when you have wet hands. The bright yellow contents, reminiscent of lemon curd, immediately drew me in as I love anything fruity. With the proclamation on the front that '10 real zesty lemons' are packed into the gel, I was really looking forward to using this. In fact, I had to take a crafty sniff right there and then in the shop, needless to say I wasn't disappointed and into my basket it went.
Opening the black plastic flip top lid, which is conveniently positioned at the bottom so you can get the contents out more easily, you are greeted with the most delicious fragrance. It's a subtle lemon, and considering there is supposed to be the juice of 10 lemons in there, it isn't as zingy and sour as I was expecting. It's sweet, a bit like a sherbet fountain or a dib-dab confection, but with a touch of herbal quality about it; I expect that's the tee tree inclusion. To my mind, it doesn't remind me of sour lemons and the antiseptic scent of tea tree, it reminds me more of the herb lemon balm. I have lots growing in my garden (it gets to be a bit of a weed, if you don't control it), but that is the perfect description in my opinion.
Applying this directly to my skin, it doesn't give the luxurious foam that I like, but for the price, I didn't expect it to. It does produce a better lather than I was expecting it to though, especially when I started to use my shower puff. Once applied to my wet skin the scent did weaken a little but due to the puff, I didn't need to use as much gel. Being a fragrance I really enjoy using, it didn't matter in the slightest but a more intense fragrance to start with would have been better. This isn't a very thick gel, and it reminds me more of a lesser quality shampoo than a shower gel for some reason, but it's thick enough that it doesn't escape from your hand or shower puff, so that's good enough for me.
I do suffer from some dryness on my shins on occasion, and thankfully its fine at the moment. This product hasn't aggravated my skin or caused any irritation or redness, but it does feel slightly tight. My skin isn't screaming out for moisture, and I could probably get away without applying a body lotion afterwards, but I have done so after every use simply because I like to layer my fragrances, to make the most of the scent. I use a Lemon scented body lotion from Body shop which I feel compliments this product well, as they have the same lemon sherbet/verbena fragrance.
I just need to point out that while Original Source products look 'natural' on the surface, with its vegan friendly claims, 100% natural oil inclusions, aromatherapy trade council certification, and tested on people not animals, all claims made in a tiny section on the back label, it's not as good as it makes out. It sits at the midway point in testing on how ethical products are (information can be found at www.ethical consumer.org) and Original Source come under the Cussons umbrella that do sadly, test on animals.
Would I use this product again? Yes I would, but I while I like the refreshing fragrance, but it's not as zingy and enlivening as I was hoping for. It's a more sophisticated scent than full on lemons, and it's more suitable for showering at any time of the day, rather than being a morning only scent. It's a basic shower gel at the end of the day, and it serves its purpose well, and even at full recommended price, I feel that I'd have got my monies worth, so I'll definitely buy this again; in fact, it's already on my shopping list, so I can stock up while it's still on offer. I can recommend this product and but it gets four of out five from me, losing one star for lack of intensity of fragrance.
This is an "Original Source" shower gel. The brand tries very hard to appeal to people who enjoy all things natural and ethical. This Lemon and Tea Tree shower gel is suitable for vegans and includes essential oils to nourish the body. I'd seen this brand advertised on the television and I like product with tea tree in so decided to give it a try.
I quite like the packaging of original source products despite it being rather basic. The cap of the shower gel is plain black with a flip lid to open but what I really like is that the cap is at the bottom of the bottle meaning that it stands up on it's cap. This is a simple idea but I really like it because it means you don't have to wait for the shower gel to run down to the lid when you're running out as you do with some gels. With this one the product is always ready to be squeezed out of the bottle. The main bottle is see through plastic and it says on the back that the packaging is recyclable which I also like!
On the front of the bottle it says that 10 real zesty lemons are packed into the product on the back it gives safety and all the regular information and also states that the bottle includes 250ml.
I paid £1 for mine on offer in ASDA but you can purchase the product from most chemists and supermarkets.
I really like this shower gel, as somebody that spends a lot of time in the shower I think it's important to have a good shower gel, one that helps your skin but also smells lovely! This shower gel is just the right consistency, not too runny as some gels often are. The gel is a bright yellow colour (blame those zesty lemons) and the smell certainly packs a punch. The citrus burst from the lemons smells really refreshing and I can still smell it on my skin later in the day. The shower gel also lathers very well something I also find a problem with some shower gels. You don't need too much of the product either, just squirt a small dollop on your loufa and away you go!
A very good shower gel with a really lovely smell, it also makes my skin feel really soft and clean afterwards. Will definitely be buying this product again!
I tend to have a few different shower gels on the go at any one given time, owing to the fact we have a main bathroom and an en-suite. This was one I picked up because it sounded quite gender neutral, and my husband isn't fussy about what he uses, although he does enjoy citrus based scents. I also like to have a choice of shower gels to suit my mood and depending on what time of day I'm taking a shower, and unless I choose anything overly feminine we sometimes share shower gels.
The packaging for this one is much the same as the others from the Original Source range, with a flip top lid at the bottom allowing the entire product to be dispensed easily. The only issue with this is that if you don't fully close the lid (naming no names, husband of mine), you can easily get leakage which makes a mess of your tiles. The bottle itself is fairly well thought out ergonomically as it is shaped to fit in your hand without slipping or being awkward to hold.
I was looking forward to trying this for my morning shower, hoping it might give me a bit of a boost and lift my spirits on a cold morning before heading to work. The fragrance is very natural, which you expect from this brand as they only use natural ingredients. This shower gel was made only using 100% pure and natural essential oils, and we are told on the packaging that it takes 10 real lemons to make one bottle of this. Anyone with sensitive skin can be reassured that only the most natural ingredients are being used.
To be honest, the tea tree element of this shower gel was lost on me, as I barely noticed it due to the lemon being quite strong. The fragrance didn't quite fill the room, nor did it drift into the bedroom like some of the others I have used from this range. I found this a bit disappointing but it didn't detract from the uplifting shower experience, and besides who needs the bathroom to be smelling of lemons when you spend all day in work anyway....
The shower gel is definitely a gel rather than a cream, although it's a little thicker in consistency than most gels. It does sometimes plop to the floor if you're not careful with it though, which is a bit annoying as I hate waste. It doesn't create a huge lather, but does feel moisturising when it makes contact with the skin. I don't really expect shower gels to moisturise without the aid of body lotion, but at least this doesn't strip the skin of moisture.
At full price, this retails at £2.20, but I picked it up for £1.10 in Morrisons when it was on offer, and I regularly see this offer in various supermarkets and discount stores. It's also available in Boots for £1.15. For this price, it's a good quality, natural product, and the only reason I'm knocking a star off is because the scent doesn't linger for long after use.
(Review may also appear on Ciao under the username Gingerkitty)
Original Source is a pretty well-known and widely-available brand of toiletries, including shower gels and hand washes. They generally all have a fairly strong scent, and the company claims to use only natural ingredients and not to test on animals. Always good to know! Some of its products are vegan-friendly, and this is stated clearly on the bottle where applicable. (I believe the only ones that aren't are those containing honey.) This review is for the Lemon and Tea Tree incarnation, although the shower gel range also includes Lavender and Tea Tree, Vanilla Milk and Raspberry, Lime, Fair Trade Shea Butter and Honey, and certain other scents which seem to be seasonal and/or special editions, such as Chocolate & Mint and Orange & Cinnamon.
As mentioned, this is a lemon and tea tree-scented shower gel from the Original Source brand. According to the label, 10 'real zesty lemons' have gone into making the contents of each 250 ml bottle. The Original Source website claims that this product 'will make you feel refreshed'! and also mentions the healing properties of tea tree oil. A 250 ml bottle is generally priced at £2.20-2.30, although the product is frequently on offer in supermarkets/pharmacies. The shower gel itself is a thick, bright yellow-coloured gel. It really is bright - even getting into the shower bleary-eyed in the morning, there's no danger of not spotting it as it seems to almost light up a gloomy bathroom!
I really like Original Source products in general, and this one didn't disappoint. I enjoy scented shower products, especially fruity smells, and this one is really invigorating for a morning shower - indeed it did make me feel refreshed, as per its claim! The consistency of the gel is thick, which makes me feel it's good quality, and also means it doesn't slide out of my hand and straight down the plug hole. It doesn't create masses of lather, but this doesn't bother me - on the contrary, I'd prefer less suds and fewer lather-making chemicals as these tend to be quite drying and cause some people allergic reactions. It doesn't leave my skin feeling moisturised in the way a creamy body wash would, but this isn't a complaint and it definitely doesn't dry my skin out either. All in all, it's a nice shower gel with an energising scent which is perfect for first thing in the morning.
As for the packaging, bottle shape is a distinctive feature of Original Source products: their shower gels come in an almost pyramid-shaped transparent bottle, which dispenses from the bottom (so that it stands on its lid). The plastic is not completely smooth, which makes it easier to get a grip on with wet hands. The cap is easy to open and the fact that it opens at the bottom means that it's not a struggle to get at the last bit of shower gel when it's nearly all gone. It's quite a fun-looking bottle, neither particularly sophisticated nor tacky-looking, and one I'm happy to have on my bathroom window ledge.
The only real downside I can think of is the price - although it's fairly easy to find offers, I don't think I'd buy these shower gels at full-price. It's not a huge amount of money, but there are other, cheaper shower gels available that are just as good. When it's on offer, I'm very happy to stock up though.
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Today I'm going to review the "Lemon and Tea Tree Shower Gel" by Original Source.
I've already had quite a few Original Source shower gels and I really like them! I'm also really into products that smell really fresh and have strong lemon scent, so I just had to try this one out! This is not the first time I bought it - I am sure my current one is at least the fourth bottle so far. If anything of what is said on the bottle is true, it's a really good product with natural ingredients. Yay for that!
The Original Source bottles are shaped differently from every other shower gels I know. They are wider at the bottom and narrow at the top, making them somewhat pyramid-shaped. They contain 250ml. On the side of the bottles the plastic is somewhat ribbed so you have a better grip on the bottle when it's wet. The bottle is see-through so you can see the bright yellow shower gel it contains.
On the top of the front label it says "Mouthwateringly zesty" in really small letters. Bellow the yellow Original Source logo it says "Lemon and Tea Tree Shower" in white writing and it also says that the shower gel is "Packed with essential oils".
On the back of the bottle there is another yellow label with further information on the product. Ten real lemons are supposed to have been used to create the shower gel. The essential oils that are contaiend are supposed to be pure and natural to give you deep refreshment. The shower gel is supposed to give you the perfect that into the day!
The product is vegan and has not been tested on animals.
I love this shower gel! It is immensely fresh - a real kick-start in the morning! I've never smelt a more zesty lemon scent on a beauty product before.
This shower gel really freshens up my mood and it makes you wide awake! Your senses are woken up and you feel so much more active. It really does wonders.
The tea tree oil intensifies the scent without overpowering the lemon smell. Some lemon-scented products tend to smell like wahsing up liquid, but this one smells like real lemons.
The shower gel is slightly thick and the slightest bit gloopy, but it still easy to get out of the bottle and also easy to spread on your body. The skin feels squeaky clean and refreshed. I even feel like I tend to sweat less when I use this shower gel. I simply feel like I stay fresh for longer!
The skin doesn't really get moisturised from this, but it doesn't dry out either, so I guess it's fine.
The bottle lasts me quite a while. I think I can last you for two weeks even with daily use.
My skin coped well with the shower gel. Allergics and people with very sensitive skin should take a look at the list of ingredients before buying.
Aqua, Sodium Laureth Sulfate, Cocamide DEA, Citrus Medica Limonum (Lemon) Peel Oil, Melaleuca Alternifolia (Tea Tree) Leaf Oil, Glycerin, Cocamidopropyl Betaine, Sodium Chloride, Lactic Acid, Styrene / Acrylates Copolymer, Tetrasodium Glutamate Diacetate, Sodium Benzoate, PEG / PPG-120/10 Trimethylpropane Trioleate, Laureth-2, Benzotriazolyl Dodecyl p-Cresol, BHT, Citral, Limonene, CI 19140, CI 14700.
You can find Original Source shower gels in a lot of drugstores and they are usually around 2.20 a bottle!
This is pretty much the freshest shower gel I know at has quickly become one of my favourites. It makes you feel so refreshed and revived! I defenitely recommend it.
A few months ago I won some bottles of Original Source shower gels. It didn't take me long to get through them all and when they were used up I was keen to get some more of the refreshing and unique gels because I loved them so much. It was a balmy day when I came across this Lemon and Tea Tree Shower Gel in my local Boots and I thought it would be ultra zingy and just the thing to wash away any strains of a hot, tiring day.
The product comes in a 250ml sized transparent hard plastic bottle which is fully recyclable. It stands upright with it's lid on the bottom which means the gel is always at the dispensing end of the bottle. The lid is a large flip style one and it's easy to click open. It seems very secure when shut too so I wouldn't worry about putting this in a bag if I was travelling with it. The overall design of the product is very interesting. You can see the gel inside the bottle and the bright gaudy yellow of it is eye catching. When you read the label on the front of the bottle you might be amazed to find out that "10 real zesty lemons" are included in this one bottle of gel.
Another label on the reverse of the bottle provides even more information about the gel and also about the brand's identity. Original Source make products that utilise natural ingredients. Many of their products are suitable for vegans. This gel is and is marked with the Vegan Society stamp. The product is also maked with the Aromatherapy Council stamp due to it's powerful and effective fragrance. Original Source also make a big point about recycling the bottle after use which is a really positive message and I applaud them for using the space on their bottle label to inform us to do this.
Full ingredients are also listed on the label. Tea Tree Oil is also a big ingredient in this formula. Tea Tree is known for it's antibacterial properties and for healing skin complaints. However, due to the strength of the natural oil ingredients the gel may not be suitable for all skin types.
The gel is quite sticky and thick but is easy to dispense. You don't need a lot for it to work up into a lather. Just a 50p sized bit is plenty to create a foamy sponge. The bubbles are soft and fluffy and feel incredibly velvety and gentle on the skin.
The fragrance of the product is absolutely amazing. It's lemon fresh and sweet too, so more like lemonade than a lemon kitchen cleaner spray! I really love the exotic, sugary scent and it makes me want to drink my bath water. It's almost like the smell of a really tasty fruit juice and alcohol cocktail with a glass laced with sugar frosting. Lemon meringue pie also comes to mind when I smell the gel. It's a fragrance that wakes you up and makes you feel alert and happy. It's a brilliant fragrance to use in the morning to wash away sleepiness but I also like using it at the end of the day to refresh myself and to feel perky again.
The gel makes me feel clean and new all over. It works well to clean all areas of my body although I have noticed I have to rub a bit harder on my underarms where there is dried deodorant. It's not the kind of gel that makes skin feel sensitive so you can use it all over and on intimate areas.
I really love this gel and will be using it all through the spring and summer as it's perfect for these warmer weather days. I would absolutely recommend this to both women and men bathers as it's a high quality shower gel that will put a smile on your face.
Original source have been my go to for shower gels for quite some time, mainly due to the fact that they are always on offer in superdrug. I'm not one to gush about shower gels really, to be honest, if they lather up nicely and do the job im happy.
Original Source always come in the same triangular shaped packaging, with a flat top and bottom, making it easy to stand up in the shower. Simple writing on the front with the brand name, product name and useage options, while ingredients can be found on the back. Its also really quite cheap, i tend to buy mine between 85p and £2 for a bottle.
The reason i like original source is that they always smell great, this one especially smells like sweet lemon tarts. Its that gooey sugary scent that is just yummy. Its a really strong smell, and initially it hits you out of no where. The first time i used it i definately wasn't expecting it and i was like, whoa, far too strong, but now im pretty much used to it and i love it.
The shower gel lathers up nicely and you only need to use a tiny amount. It doesn't cause any redness or irritation, however, i find that my skin is a lot dryer after using this specific shower gel than it has been after using the tea tree and peppermint shower gel for example. However as my shower routine always involves moisturiser afterwards, this really isn't a big issue.
Overall, if you don't like the smell of lemons, don't go for this product, but to me, its fun all round
I was first introduced to original source shower gels by my husband. He used them religiously and I noticed how gorgeous they smelt. My favourite and the focus of this review is the lemon and tea tree one.
The original source bottle stands up nicely in the shower, this is a massive plus point for me as it's one of my pet hates having bottles that fall over. The bottle stands upside down, which is great for ensuring you get every little bit out of the bottle. It has original source written in bold black writing on the front, it really stands out but in a simple way.
The actual shower gel is bright yellow and actually smells like lemons. Not chemical or sickly sweet but real lemons. It's very zesty and definitely wakes you up in the morning. The shower gel itself is gloopy and quite thick, so it's got a good consistency to wash with. It doesn't just run off you as you try to wash. I personally use one of those shower puffs and a little goes a long way, it lathers up well and smells divine.
You can find original source lemon and tea tree in all supermarkets, I think it usually retails for around £2.00 theres quite frequently offers on though where you can get them for £1.00
I have sensitive skin and usually find perfumed products irritate it but this has been fine, its somewhat of a revelation to me to actually be able to use nice smelling products for a change. Original source is now the only shower gel I would consider using
I often stock up on products when they are on offer and recently Original Source Shower Gel has been on offer in my local Superdrug. I bought several bottles and the one I have been using is Lemon and Tea tree oil.
The gel comes in a rectangle shaped bottle which tapers in slightly at the top. The bottle stands on the lid which is a flip top type and black in colour. There is no fancy hook on the bottle to hang it in the shower in fact the bottle looks very plain really.
On the front it has the Original Source logo in black lettering and the fragrance which in this case is Lemon and Tea Tree is in a pale yellow colour. The front of the bottle also tells you that this is for the shower and is packed with essential oils the only other wording on the front is in small letter at the top of the bottle which says mouth-wateringly zesty.
The back of the bottle states that 10 real lemons have been used to make the shower gel, all the ingredients for those who wish to read them along with the instructions for use are on there too. There is one little word of caution which says that the essential oils used may not be suitable for everyone's skin and to avoid your eyes. The bottle is made from recyclable clear plastic so you can see how much gel is left in the bottle, always handy to know in my opinion.
I felt sure I was going to like the smell of this one because I have read so many positive reviews about it and I certainly wasn't disappointed. The gel is quite thick and doesn't slip from the sponge before you get a chance to use it, its a nice bright yellow colour as you would expect and smells just like real lemons, juice, flesh and skin its lovely. There is nothing artificial about it at all. Its fresh and fruity, in fact as the bottle says its mouth-wateringly zesty. I personally cannot detect any tea tree oil smell at all but this doesn't matter to me as the shower gel smells absolutely delicious.
I tried the shower gel one morning, I had no problem flipping the lid and found a smallish blob on the sponge or body puff is all that is needed to create a nice amount of lovely lather, but its the fragrance that is what makes this shower gel so nice to use. Its so refreshing especially in the mornings, the smell is zingy and fresh and really helps to wake me up. I leaves me feeling clean, fresh and awake. I have used this in the bath too at the end of the day and it is equally as nice but personally I prefer to use this in the mornings, its a real wake up call as the instructions say " pour out- kick start". I would agree with this.
This is a shower gel for both men and women, my husband loves to use it too, there's nothing girly about the smell and he agrees with me that its really fresh to use first thing.
I bought my Original Source from Superdrug when it was just 99p for a 250ml bottle, it has now gone up to the regular price of £2.29. It is worth shopping around though, Waitrose currently have them on a 2 for 1.
I would certainly recommend the Original Source Lemon and Tee Tree shower gel, it smells fabulous, is so refreshing and even better it hasn't been tested on animals. I will certainly buy this one again.
My boyfriend uses this shower gel so occasionally I 'borrow' it! It costs £2.20 for the 250ml bottle in Boots, but is occasionally on offer - £3 for 2 and I even once saw it as low as £1 in Morrisons. You can also get a mini travel size version of this shower gel which is prefect for holidays or short breaks.
It comes in a tall oblong bottle that narrows as it gets to the top so looks a bit like a long pyramid! The plastic of the bottle is very strong and frosted but clear so you can see the yellow of the shower gel through it. The writing on the bottle is very simple and has the original source logo in black block capitals at the top, then 'Lemon & Tea Tree in white block capitals. Even though the packaging is very simple, and could be considered boring by some, I think it looks great particularly with the bright colour of the shower gel showing though.
The gel is dispensed from the bottom so its always easy to get out, and it also has a sturdy black lid which prevents if from leaking out.
The shower gel is bright yellow and literally looks like lemon curd. It's a bit false looking but I do actually like the fact that its such a bright colour as it make the product seem quite fun. It also feels like lemon curd as it is very thick and slightly jelly-like. I like the fact that it is thick, however the jelly think isn't so good, it makes it quite hard to foam up and usually a lot of it ends up almost sliding off my skin into the shower basin which is a bit of a waste! I think its best used with one of those net shower sponges, that way it foams up a lot easier and not as much goes to waste.
Once it does foam up it does so very well and it was easy to get a good clean with the foam. The smell is gorgeous, actually better than I expected as I'm not overly keen on tea tree smell, particularly in a shower gel, however this side of the scent was barely detectable and instead it just smelt of lemons, but without smelling like a lemon toilet cleaner!! It smells partly natural and like it contains real lemons, but there is an artificial side to it, which I suppose is to be expected from any product.
I found the shower gel really refreshing and I felt so clean afterwards. I also noticed I could still smell the lemon scent on my skin after drying off. I think it is a really good one to use during summer when you feel like freshening up, however I tend to avoid it in winter as I prefer more comforting shower gels when it is cold outside.
The shower gel didn't make my skin feel any more moisturised after use, nor did it claim to be moisturising, however it didn't dry out my skin either.
I'm giving this product 4 stars as the packaging, smell and ability to foam up were all spot on and as the product claimed. However I feel the consistency is that bit too jelly like which can make it difficult to use, particularly if you don't have a shower sponge to hand.