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Original Source White Tea & Grapefruit Bath Tea

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Brand: Original Source / Type: Bath Oil

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      02.10.2011 23:05
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      A relaxing bath foam!

      I love bubble bath and as I spend at least 30 minutes in the bath a day I tend to go through a lot. I like Original Source products and picked this up in Asda for just £1. A bottle contains 500ml of bubble bath.

      The bubble bath comes in a see through bottle and is described as 'bath tea'. White tea is known for it's skin protecting properties and grapefruit is known as a tonic for the skin. It states on the front that it will help relieve a tired body.

      To use the bubble bath you simply pour under warm running water.

      I found I only needed to use a small amount of this to get a really good foam. I like a lot of bubbles in my bath and this certainly provided me with that. The bubble bath has a really nice smell it smells very heavily of tea, I love the smell of tea so it's a winner for me, the grapefruit smell is very subtle but it compliments the tea really well.

      After running my bath I relaxed in there for half an hour or so. I was plesantly suprised that the bubbles lasted the full duration of my bath sometimes when I have used other brands the bubbles disappear quickly. I like a lot of foam in my bath as I find it insulates the water and keeps the bath warmer for longer.

      After using this my skin felt really soft and cleansed. I also felt really relaxed.

      I would give this 5 out of 5, I love it and always have a bottle in my bathroom. The smell might not be for everyone though so I would recommend you have a sniff first before you buy.

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      19.01.2011 11:57
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      Three out of five stars - Average but definitely nice

      Original Source White Tea and Grapefruit Bath Tea


      When it is cold and dark outside I can't think of anything nicer than sinking into a nice hot bubble filled bath tub with a great entertaining book. Personally, I like to change what bath products that I use quite often and the end of our bath is littered with an array of different bath foams and soaks. One of my more recent purchases was this Original Source white tea and grapefruit bath tea. Being a fan of both white tea and grapefruit I was rather excited to try this.


      As I usually do I poured a rather large dollop of this under the running water and it immediately began to foam. The smell was more subtle than I hoped for but it was pleasant. However, after leaving the bathroom and then returning the first thing I noticed when I walked back into the bathroom after the tub had mostly filled was the lovely smell of white tea, it really is the predominant scent, which is great if like me you would love that. However, I do think that this bath foam unlike some of the others is probably more of a specific taste. In my house, although I really like this my husband doesn't particularly care for it.


      After I relaxed into the bath and I had waded through the mass of bubbles the bath water had a lovely clear green colour to it. When I have a bath I really do like to sit in a tub filled with bubbles and in this respect Original Source really delivered a premium product. However, after a few moments I had become completely used to the smell and really had to sniff the bubbles up closely to smell the fragrance. If anything this could have been a stronger smelling bath foam to make it closer to perfect for me. The bubbles did stay for the majority of the time I spent in the bath.


      Original source say that this is meant to be a restorative bath soak. Personally, I enjoy this bath tea but I if I had to pick a word to describe it I would probably pick something like calming. To be restorative I would assume something would be more invigorating and to me this bath tea just doesn't quite do that.


      After I am out of the bath and dried off I can hardly detect any of the scent on my skin, which isn't necessarily to bad a point. My skin is also neither moisturised nor dried out by this bath foam. Unless it is really close to bed time then I still need to moisturise my skin after using this.


      This bath foam does say that it is meant to be white tea with grapefruit, however, I couldn't pick up on any specific smells of grapefruit. There was a slight fruity base to the bath tea but really it was the white tea that shone through. This was slightly disappointing as I love grapefruit.


      These were recently on offer at Boots where the majority of original source products where typically retailing for £1 each. The bottle does last for a while depending upon how much you use for each bath, personally, I tend to get somewhere between 6 and 8 baths from one bottle. In my opinion this is fantastic value for money and even if you can't find these on promotion I believe that they are just over £2 each, still fantastic value.


      This gets a pretty good three out of five stars from me. I tentatively recommend this product unless like me you like the smell of white tea.

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        22.12.2008 22:31
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        I bought this product ages ago when the Original Source range was on special offer. I never used to like the Original Source range, but after using a few really good products of theirs I started buying it more often, as their stuff can usually be picked up relatively cheaply.

        The 'Bath Tea' comes in a clear plastic bottle with a black twist off top and actually looks a bit more like a soft drink than a bath product. In fact, it actually has warnings on the bottle not to drink it! It contains white tea and grapefruit which they say is 'restorative' as it has skin protecting qualities.

        The bath tea has a lovely smell. It's very sharp and citrussy which I guess is to be expected given that it contains grapefruit. It's quite a sharp, zesty scent, and I would say perfect for the mornings as it really wakes you up.

        Before I used this I wasn't sure if it would produce any bubbles or not, as it doesn't actually say anywhere on the bottle. I found that it did produce some bubbles but not a lot, so the second time I used it I poured in a lot more of the liquid than I had previously in order to achieve a decent amount.

        The scent of the product is fairly strong, and I found that it lasted throughout the duration of my bath, which was nice, and also somewhat unexpected from a product in this price range. The bubbles felt quite creamy and were nice against my skin, but seemed to fade really quickly and had almost disappeared by the end of my bath.

        After my bath my skin felt no different. The product wasn't drying which was a good thing, but it didn't appear to have benefited my skin in any way really.

        A 500ml bottle of this product costs £1.47 from ASDA or you can also get it from Boots, and I think they charge closer to the £2 mark. This might sound relatively good value considering the size of the bottle, but as mentioned, I found that I had to use quite a lot of it to make a decent amount of bubbles, so one bottle will go quickly.

        So in conclusion, I found this product smelled really lovely and was fairly cheap too. The main negative point was that I had to use quite a bit to produce a decent amount of bubbles and it didn't seem to do a lot for my skin. I think the best way to sum up, is that this is just your average, run of the mill bubble bath, and I doubt I would buy it again.

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