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Brand: Palmolive / Available: Vitality, Anti-Stress, Happyful, Sensual / Type: Shower Gel / Suitable for: Body / What it does: Rejuvenates,

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      13.03.2014 08:22
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      Palmolive aroma therapy

      I bought quite a few of these products as my local chemist was having an offer, buy six for £5, so they seemed good value at under £1 each.

      The one I am reviewing is the absolute relax although there are several different products in the same range. This one contains Ylang Ylang and Iris as well as the usual promised essential oils, and promises to deliver a relaxing bathing experience.

      The product itself comes in a 250ml bottle with bits of information but no instructions for use on the back of the bottle. The shower gel looks purple and so I was expecting it to contain lavender but it doesn't claim to have any lavender in the shower gel.

      When I lift up the flip up lid and take a sniff, it does have a pleasant floral scent but not a sickly sweet smell, more a musky exotic floral smell.

      The product itself when dispensed is clear and a nice thick consistency but not so much that I'm having to squeeze and shake to get it out of the bottle.

      I have used this in the shower as well as in the bath. When using in the shower, if find it best to apply to a sponge and give the sponge a few squeezes to release the lather before massaging into the skin. It does work to a nice lather and feels nice and smooth when I am cleaning myself with the gel. In the bath it also releases lots of bubbles, but to achieve this in the bath I find that I do have to apply quite a lot of the product torun ing water. However once the bubbles are there and the bath is run it releases a nice relaxing scent into my bathroom and allows me a pleasant bathing experience.

      It is simple to rinse off and leaves no residue, and whilst not especially moisturising, it doesn't make my skin feel dry and itchy. It is best however to apply,moisturiser because I think if I didn't then my skin could feel dry.

      VERDICT...

      at the price I bought this, this is a very reasonably priced shower gel which can be used in the bath and shower. It smells nice and after bathing I feel nicely relaxed and cleansed.

      Recommended product.

      Thanks for reading

      Daniela xx

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        31.10.2013 07:46
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        Nice affordable shower gel

        If I buy shower/bath gels, I try to go for the ones that are more gentle for the skin, such as the Sanex range. But regardless of what I buy, I always buy when they're at a special price to make it more affordable for me. I bought this product, which is the Sensual fragrance, while doing an online grocery shop with Tesco.com for £1.00. This product is readily available elsewhere.



        Why did I buy this?

        I've spent the last few months using prescribed bathing products from the doctor due to a slight flare up of Psoriasis, and to be honest I was simply bored with non-smelling, bland oily stuff I had to slap on myself. So to have a slight break I bought this because it was on special offer and a scent and range of shower gels I don't recall every using before, so wanted to give it a go.



        How is it packaged?

        250ml of product housed in a plastic bottle with a flip top lid to dispense shower gel. Clear in colour, except for the lid which is red. Unusual shaped bottle as its wider a third down from the top and comes in closer to the bottom, providing a slightly curved and synched look to it. The label on the front tells you product name, scent and brief mention of some ingredients, where as the back tells you what the product is, ingredients, company contact details and tells you the shelf life of product once opened is 12 months.



        Ingredients

        Aqua,Sodium C12-13 Pareth Sulfate (*A) / Sodium Laureth Sulfate (*B) ,Cocamidopropyl Betaine ,Parfum ,Sodium Chloride ,Cocamide MEA ,Sodium Salicylate ,Sodium Benzoate ,Citric Acid ,Polyquaternium-7 ,Tetrasodium EDTA ,Poloxamer 124 ,Panax Quinquefolium Root Extract ,Rosa Damascena Oil ,Alpha-Isomethyl Ionone ,Benzyl Salicylate ,Butylphenyl Methylpropional ,Hexyl Cinnamal ,Limonene ,Linalool ,CI 17200 ,CI 15985



        How do I use it?

        I don't have time for a bath with the kids, always a shower, but I normally ignore whether a product states it's a shower or a bath gel. So on the rare occasion a bath happens, I would put this in while the warm water was flowing, but in the shower I simply place a decent amount on a sponge, and rub over wet skin. Then rinse off thoroughly.



        How does it perform?

        First thing I always do when using a body product, whether Ive used it before or if its new to me, is smell it! The flip top cap was easy enough to open with the press of my thumb. Despite the mention on the bottle this contains Moroccan Rose and Ginseng ( or at least has something to do with it! ), I don't know what they smell like, but the actual scent to me I can only describe as a sweet, ripe cherry flavour with a hint of floral to it. Pleasant, uplifting, fruity and quite Moorish. This is a scent I enjoyed smelling.

        The colour of the shower gel is a deep red colour with a slight hue of pink to it. Typical consistency that you would expect from a shower gel-fluid but with a slight thickness to it. Shiny, but despite being coloured has a slight transparency to it.

        You don't have to use too much of this product, as it lathers up very well and the bubbles/foam created are done so quickly and has a decent volume to it. But due to the smell, I would go back at least three times as I enjoyed using it! I didn't feel it stripped the skin of moisture while using it, but at the same time I didn't feel it provided much moisture to it. My skin felt and looked clean, not tight or dry at all, and ready prepped for my daily body moisturiser. Even after drying my skin didn't feel dry so I didn't have to rush with adding something extra to the skin.

        The edible scent filled the bathroom delicately and my skin, even after use, but only faintly. So it wasn't overpowering or obvious and faded in a good amount of time.

        In regards to my Psoriasis, despite it be annoying at times, I'm thankful that it's not a huge problem nor does it cover a huge area of my body at the moment. Afew small areas on my neck is where I have been suffering from it, and to be fair its gotten better due to topical medication. I didn't feel this product made it worse, but I have used it with caution because there are chemicals in this that can aggravate my skin. So I use this from time to time, not regularly, and when my skin is either completely normally or suffering just the tiniest.


        Would I buy this again? I would, but would much prefer to have a bigger size. 250ml doesn't last long for me because I use so much ( due to being a little greedy, not because of the product itself and its quality! ). I've noticed its regularly on offer which makes it affordable, the scent is lovely and the product leaves my skin clean and fresh. Can't ask for more than that.

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          16.04.2013 23:09
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          An inexpensive shower gel that does the job well.

          Palmolive Absolute Relax Aroma Therapy Shower Gel

          This has been my husband's first choice shower gel for over ten years. At some stage in time, it also became mine. I suspect that this was through circumstance rather than as part of some grand plan to ensure that we always had some form of soap in the house. I believe that the Palmolive branding has been introduced in recent years; I wonder if the original producer was taken over by Colgate-Palmolive.

          I usually pay around one pound for this shower gel, which comes in a 250ml transparent plastic bottle and has an attached flip-style top. The gel itself is mauve, which serves as a visual reminder of the scent of lavender. (I love lavender, so much so that I once grew 138 lavender plants from seed!) As one expects, the scent is a soft lavender one. By "soft" I mean gentle and not overpowering.

          The University of Maryland's website explains that there has been research which proves that lavender produces slight calming, soothing, and sedative effects when its scent is inhaled. (More details at http://www.umm.edu/altmed/articles/lavender-000260.htm)

          However I was very suprised - almost shocked to see that the product list actually includes ylang ylang rather than lavender. It seems that I'd been swayed (coerced?) by the products colour.

          This gel is easy to use. It's thick enough to not run away, but not too thick to be difficult to require effort to wash it off. It lathers well. After use my skin feels clean but not as though it has been stripped of all natural oils.

          I like that this shower gel is suitable for both my husband and for me. Our three year old daughter also uses it occasionally, although we are always careful to keep it away from her face.

          There is one area of concern I have regarding shower gels; that relating to packaging and the number of plastic bottles we will consume over our lifetime. I can't help but think that a bar of soap would be more environmentally friendly. Will this supposition impact my purchasing decisions? I believe this to be unlikely in this situation.

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          17.11.2012 19:37
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          A lovely shower gel I would buy again

          I recently received some coupons from Tesco for various products one of which was Palmolive shower gel, when it comes to buying this sort of product I do not stick to the same brand and will buy whatever is on offer at the time, however I have purchased Palmolive in the past and have always been pleased with it. When it came to doing my shopping I noticed that the Palmolive Aromatherapy shower gel was on offer so combined with the coupon I had I was getting it for just a few pence, so I decided to give Palmolive aroma Therapy Sensual a try as this was a particular shower gel in the range that I had not tried before.

          Packaging
          The Palmolive Aromatherapy Sensual shower gel come in a clear plastic bottle with a transparent red lid on the top which has a small flat top that you flip open and click shut. The name Palmolive is written at the top of the bottle in a green rectangle with the rest of the name written just below in white writing, there is also a red shape in the middle of the bottle which could be a blurry flower head with a drop of oil coming from it.
          The back of the bottle has a shiny pinky red coloured label on it which contains all of the product information including facts about the shower gel and the ingredients. I would say that the packaging is quite plain and simple, it is nothing fancy but tells you everything you need to know.

          The Shower Gel
          This shower gel is a dark red colour, it is of a reasonably thick consistency. Palmolive Aromatherapy Sensual shower gel is described as having a deep vibrant fragrance, it contains Moroccan rose essential oil and ginseng, when I first smelt this shower gel I could definitely detect the Moroccan rose essential oil, this was quite a strong fragrance, however I couldn't really detect anything else, the shower gel had a floral fragrance to it which was at the same time sweet, I did particularly like the fragrance of this shower gel, I'm not sure what is meant by deep and vibrant but it was definitely pleasant and left my skin feeling clean and fresh.

          I applied a small amount of the product to a sponge and lathered it up, I found that you didn't need a huge amount of the shower gel in order to produce a decent amount of lather, once rinsed and dried I could still slightly smell the shower gel on my skin, although this was overly strong, however my skin did feel lovely and soft.

          Price and Availability
          I purchased my bottle of Palmolive Aromatherapy Sensual shower gel from Tesco, however this product is also available from shops such as Superdrug as well as other supermarkets. In Tesco the 250ml bottle is sold for £2.00, however when I purchased it it was half price and I also had a money off coupon meaning it cost me hardly anything, however I think it is worth the money and if there wasn't anything else on offer I would be happy to pay this.

          My Opinion
          I have used the whole bottle of Palmolive Aromatherapy Sensual shower gel and have been very pleased with it, every time I used the shower gel my skin felt fresh and soft, the fragrance didn't linger for long but I did like the way it made my skin feel afterwards.

          This product is reasonably priced especially as it is long lasting, you only need a small amount of the shower gel meaning it goes a long way. It makes no promises about being suitable for sensitive skin, however I personally have not experienced any problems with it. I would definitely purchase this product again as I love the sweet floral fragrance and it is something that is suitable for the whole family, I would highly recommend this shower gel.

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          28.05.2011 20:13
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          A nice relaxing shower gel.

          I actually borrowed the sensual fragrance aroma therapy shower gel from Palmolive from my mother-in-law when my usual shower gel ran out on a visit.

          This shower gel's selling point is that it creates a sensual fragrance which used in the shower as it contains essential oils of Jasmine, Rose and Orchid Extract which makes it sounds much more exotic than it looks!

          The gel itself is an attractive pink colour that comes in a slightly pink hued (but see through) plastic, recyclable bottle with a red flip top lid at the top.

          The essential oils used are purported to help soften the skin (especially the rose essence) and the scent is quite rich and pungent once dispensed, with the rose and jasmine coming through quite strongly although disappointingly the scent seemed to lessen on application and did not stay on the skin as intensely as I had hoped it would but rather deteriorated to a vaguely sweet floral scent..

          It does however lather up very easily and nicely and my skin did indeed feel soft and pampered after use and very clean and the scent was warming and relaxing as oppposed to other shower gels that aim is to awaken you!

          This gel has a shelf life of 12 months and the price for 250mls is £2.03 in Tescos.

          All in all I think this is a very nice shower gel but I was a little disappointed that the frangrance didn't seem to last long but I would buy it myself.

          Thanks for reading. x

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            14.05.2011 15:54
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            A lovely shower gel

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            Well lets get the uncomfortable stuff out of the way first, I like a nice smell in my bath or shower and sometimes it may indeed be a little effeminate in its aroma, but I don't care, if I like it I like it, simple as. When I have a bath of shower I just want to chill out and relax and not worry. For this reason I have used some bubble bath, shower gel, foam whatever just to add to the moment. So if the feminine side of me comes through in this review I hope you will accept that it is meant as a compliment to the manufacturers and their efforts to get us to buy all these nice smelling things.


            Palmolive Aroma Therapy

            Palmolive is a brand I have trusted since a lad; it has always proved itself to be top quality, and most of the time great value for money. The reason I say most of the time is probably not all down to Palmolive but to the greedy shops increasing prices beyond reasonable ranges. I always or most often pop into Poundland when I'm across at The Centre Livingston, and it is the shop where I find most bargains on this type of product. So I was not at all surprised to see this deliciously red sensual aromatherapy bath stuff at a quid. It is of the Jasmine and rose variety and you can now see why I stated this review as I did.............................NOT EXACTLY A GUYS NIFF IS IT.

            The 250ml bottle of thick red bubbliness had already given me the feeling that this next bath was going to be very relaxing. It's deep red and floral overtones were evident as I opened the top a little to test the aroma before buying. The jasmine was definitely the predominant factor, with just a hint of rose in the background...................OK stop laughing I have already explained in my first paragraph. I found it very pleasant and uplifting so in the basket it went.
            By the way I can hear some of you sniggering, but I don't care. When I got home I took the bottle out of the shopping bag and placed it on the shelf in the bathroom ready for testing later that day. Oh I could have crushed a grape or jumped a doll's house.............see now you've got me at it.

            When bath time came I poured a good dollop of the thick red liquid in the flow of the hot running water and instantly saw the bubbles begin to form. So it works equally as well a a bath foam as it does a shower gel. They were pink to start with but soon became the normal white fluffy things we are all accustomed to. RIGHT!! If you don't stop laughing I'll quit this review right now. The bubbles were both soft and very fragrant and it was now that the rose began to shine through, and the jasmine took a back seat. As I dropped myself into the bath I could distinctly smell the Jasmine again so there was a little battle going on here for supremacy.
            I was now quite relaxed and enjoying the floral wafts of fragrance that were dispersing around the bathroom, I was splashing the soft bubbles all over and feeling pretty good. I lay back and chilled for a while and ran the hot tap slowly to top up the temperature. I was very happy. I was cleansed and the grapes and doll's house were squashed and jumped a hundred times over.

            Summary

            Another quid well spent which isn't an easy thing to say these days, what with everything going up in price at almost a daily rate. I had had a nice refreshing and relaxing bath, I had loads more of the red delight for future baths and I was clean and fresh. OK so I might have had a slight hint of floral overtones coming from me, but since I was only at home it didn't really matter, anyway I was happy. Catch you all round the bend.

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              02.10.2010 16:43
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              Palmolive Anti-Stress Aroma Therapy Shower Gel

              Palmolive Anti-Stress Aroma Therapy Shower Gel

              The brand Palmolive is part of the Colgate group. Colgate was founded in 1806 by William Colgate in America. They had mainly soap and candles in their range. In 1866 the company released a perfumed soap and in 1973 and a toothpaste. In 1889 a company called the Soap Company came with a soap on the market called Palmolive. In 1928 both companies worked started to work together and in 1953 it was officially Colgate-Palmolive. At this moment they sell known brands as Colgate toothpaste, Palmolive shampoo, shower and bath gel and skin care products.

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              Aromatherapy dates back centuries. It is basically the awakening of your senses but it is also used as medicine through scents of pure essential oils. These oils are generally extracted from flowers, leaves or roots of plants or example from the peel of citrus fruit. In this shower gel you will find lavender, Ylang Ylang and Patchouli:

              * Lavender: the ingredients as indicated in Lavandula angustifolia oil. These oils are pressed from one kind of lavender that grows naturally in southern France. The scent is known for its relaxing features.

              * Ylang-Ylang: This oil can be extracted from the flowers of the tree Canaga. For 1 liter of oil is 50 to 75 kilos of flowers needed. The scent is known for erotic, but is also hypotensive. In medicine, it is also be used as antidepressants.

              * Patchouli: the ingredients found in Pogostemon cablin oil. Patchouli is a very old-fashioned scent, it was widely used in the hippie times. It's a big plant that comes from India and Malaysia. It works like an antidepressant, but also antifungal and anti-inflammatory.

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              The Palmolive Anti Stress shower gel comes in a plastic bottle. This is transparent with a purple glow. The cap is transparent. On the front you can find the product name, brand name and on the back you will find the ingredients. The fragrance is a heavier floral scent. You can smell the three scents, lavender, Ylang Ylang and Patchouli but if you use it then you smell a particular mixture of these odors. I find this combination delicious.

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              This is definitely one of my most delicious smells for the bathroom. The showergel gel is very easy to use and isn't sticky when I use it. It's easy to rinse of and gives me a clean feeling. But does it make me less stressful? I think it really does. I love taking a shower with this one and it really makes me more relaxed. In short: highly recommended!

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                22.07.2010 15:56
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                A lovely shower gel - recommended for those needing a bit of relaxation

                After a stressful year at university, I came back home and was delighted by this 'anti-stress' shower gel, which my parents decided to get me. I thought it was a bit cheeky and I was apprehensive about whether it would work or not but went along with it anyway. Having used a large bottle for over a week now, I am definitely a lot more relaxed. This may not be due to the shower gel, as I am away from work too, but it is certainly very pleasant to use!

                It comes in a 250ml plastic bottle, which you can buy for £1.55 at Tesco - it is currently on buy one get one free, so it's an ideal time to try it! It contains oils, which are said to relax your senses, and they really do. It contains lavender, yland ylang and patchouli - not sure what the latter two are, but they certainly add to the enjoyment.

                The lid flicks open to reveal a very good size hole. If you tip the bottle upside down, you will barely need to squeeze for a generous amount to come out. The bottle itself is purple with a label cross the front with the name. It all looks very pretty, attractive and soothing.

                As soon as I pour some onto my hands in a steamy shower, the lovely aroma fills the air. It smells quite flowery - with a strong lavender scent, but not overpowering. It's very relaxing and soothing. The shower gel itself is literally a gel, which is quite viscous and pleasant to apply. You only need a small amount for it to bubble up on wet skin and give you a good clean.

                Whenever I come out the shower, I can always sense that I smell nice. Personally I have used this as a guy, but I'm sure it's equally useable by women, if not better due to it's slightly floral scent. I haven't had any skin reactions to using this - it has been very soothing and pleasant to use. I'm not so sure about the anti-stress claim, but it certainly is more relaxing than other shower gels and seems to give me a very good clean! I'd definitely recommend this one, as I say it's currently on offer in Tesco until August 3rd.

                Thanks for reading!

                :)

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                21.07.2010 21:11
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                Highly recommended!

                The Palmolive Anti-Stress Aroma Therapy Shower Gel is a favourite in our household. It is often on a 'Four for Three Pound' deal at Asda and so we stock up.

                The Shower Gel comes in a 250 ml or a 500 ml bottle. The bottle is plastic and easy to squeeze when you get to the end of the product. The plastic is clear and so you can see how much product you have left. The design of the bottle in my opinion is attractive. One disadvantage of the bottle however is the bottle's cap, due to the fact that it is rounded it cannot be stored upside down in order to get the last remaining bit out. Instead you have to try and prop it up... normally between the taps in our household! lol! The cap is easy to open and close and we have never had one break off on us. This is good for taking the shower gel away on holiday or swimming for example.

                The Gel itself is a nice thick consistency which lathers up well. I use a shower puff and a small amount on this goes far. The Gel smell wonderful and of lavender. It contains the essential oils of Lavender (of course) Ylang Ylang and Patchouli. It claims to be an anti-stress shower gel and I believe this to be true.

                I love this shower gel, it is an old favourite. It is the smell of the product and the feeling of my skin after I have used it. Very clean and fresh and very soft. I would definitely recommend this.

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                  06.07.2010 20:27
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                  A great showergel to help you relax

                  I am writing this review all relaxed and chilled out after just having used this product in the bath (well, almost!). Palmolive's anti stress aroma therapy showergel (long winded much?), claims to be a relaxing showergel and on the whole I would have to agree. This claim is perhaps down to the smell, which is a luscious burst of lavender and ylang-ylang.

                  After doing some research into lavender, I have found that besides it being used for medicinal and healing purposes, it is also known to aid sleep, and in the war, was even used as a cleaning agent in the hospitals! I would say that although this is a showergel, it would be equally as good in a warm bath to get the most out of the "anti stress" element.

                  The combined scent of this product in the form of the purple, berry esque liquid, isn't overpowering, yet stays on my skin for quite a while after my shower. Although it may be fragrant, I would say it remains fairly skin friendly, as this should be okay for those with sensitive skin as it certainly doesn't irritate my skin when I use it.

                  Whilst at uni this was a favourite of mine, not just because of all the stress I was under with deadlines and what not, but I found the smell to be quite calming. It is also very reasonable priced, usually sold in Sainsbury's for about £1 so is certainly student budget friendly! It also comes in different sizes which is great if you like this and want to stock up!

                  I would definitely recommend trying this product, as it could also be used with kids to help them chill out before bed time, as it definitely helps to relax, although stings if you get it in the eyes! A small bottle tends to last me a few weeks, of course you may need the larger bottle if you wanted this for your family. It is also good for showers, as the bottle is curved, therefore you can pick it up with ease and so there is no painful dropping it on the toes (that would certainly kill the relaxing factor!).

                  A great smelling showergel I think you would enjoy.

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                    23.06.2010 08:37
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                    It works brilliantly and smells gorgeous - what more could you ask for?

                    This is my all time favourite shower gel, I love it! Why I hear you ask, what sets this one apart from all the others available?

                    The packaging is lovely, a teardrop shaped bottle with a lid the matches the colour of the product (a lovely deep purple). The Palmolive brand is instantly recognisable and shouts quality at you. The lid has a nice flip top that is easy to get open with wet hands and the teardrop shapes means that you don't have the bottle slip out of your hand.

                    The gel itself is a lovely consistency, not so thick that you end up using loads but not so thin that it's too runny. You get a really good lather however you apply this, I use a shower scrubby but it lathers just fine applied with hands. But the very best thing about this gel.......The smell, it's divine, apparently it's Lavender, Ylang-ylang and Patchouli but whatever it is I love it. It's a really comforting, wrap you up and love you scent which I can't get enough of. Even my boyfriend loves the smell of this and is quite happy to use it instead of the usual more masculine shower gels available.

                    The only downside to this is the price, it's not the most expensive shower gel around but it's not the cheapest either, watch out for it on promotion in the supermarkets though and stock up when it is and you'll fall in love with it too.

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                      A fantastic natural-smelling product to allow you to de-stress

                      As I always seem to be rushing and have very little time to lie in the bath, I tend to take showers. However, when I can manage to find some "me time" I love to enjoy a long soak in a hot bath filled with lots of gorgeous smelling bubbles.

                      The product I particularly enjoy using is Palmolive Aroma Therapy Bath Foam with pure essential oils of lavender, ylang ylang and patchouli.

                      The bath foam is sold in a very presentable 500 ml transparent bottle that allows you to see its' purple contents. You are able to see through to the back of the bottle where there are images of flowers, although I'm not quite sure what these are supposed to be!

                      The words that made me initially purchase this product are "anti-stress" which are written on the lower part of the bottle. The plastic flip top lid is easy to open and the gorgeous scent of the product is set free.

                      The consistency of the product is fairly thick, yet freely runs from the container when you pour a small amount into your running bath. The bubbles are rich and plentiful and as this product contains essential oils, the bathroom fills with the stunning blend of fragrances, particularly lavender, which I feel is the strongest.

                      All you need to do then is lie back, relax and enjoy ....

                      I find with many foam baths that the bubbles vanish as soon as you start using soap and you're left with just water and a white "scum" on the surface. However, the bubbles remained throughout the whole of my 20-minute soak. Whilst you cannot prevent the soap scum that gathers around the edge of the bath, in my opinion, this product does not allow much of it to gather.

                      Palmolive claim that in using this product "the scent will envelop you with an aura of tranquillity and peace". I'm not sure about that, but as I love the fragrance of lavender, any product containing the scent would help me to feel relaxed and calm.

                      On leaving my bath, I always find my skin is smooth, soft and lightly fragranced with the delightful scent of lavender.

                      I'm always somewhat surprised at the price of this product as I feel it's quite a luxurious item and would expect it to be quite pricey. However, it tends to retail at around £1 for a 500ml bottle, which is a lot of baths, particularly as you don't need to use very much.

                      As with most containers these days, the empty bottle is recyclable.

                      I would highly recommend this product and believe it is excellent value for money and therefore, award it 5 out of 5 dooyoo stars.

                      I hope you found my review useful and would thank you for reading.

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                      09.05.2010 11:53
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                      I'm not sure about it's aromatherapy effect but the scent is surely great.

                      Palmolive Anti-Stress Aroma Therapy is a shower gel that comes in oval-shaped plastic bottle. It has a flip-top cap. The trouble with having a flip cap at the top is that when trere's only a little left of the gel, I have to turn the bottle upside down and wait for the gel to drip to the hole before I can squeeze it out.

                      The consistency of this shower gel is just right as it is a bit thick as I like it to be. I can get the right amount of the gel without overusing it. The gel has purple colour. I personally prefer coloured gels than colourless ones so I can easily determine If I have squeezed out the right amount of gel.

                      Upon squeezing it on my sponge, I can smell the floral scent right away. The gel creates creamy and foamy lather and a little goes a long way in cleaning my body. When the lather is gone, I add a little amount of water on the sponge, squeeze it and the sponge starts to create lather again.

                      Palmolive Anti-Stress Aroma Therapy Shower Gel is quite gentle on my skin. It doesn't dry out my skin and it doesn't leave a sticky feeling. The scent is so lovely and not overpowering. It lingers on my skin for quite a while. It has sweet and obviously floral scent. I can't prove that this shower gel really calms me from stress but I do love the scent.

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                        12.04.2010 13:04
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                        Smells and works great

                        This purple shower gel has long been alternated between with the red coloured Palmolive shower gel in my house, and I still cannot decide which one I prefer (both are excellent).

                        I have noticed that this averagely priced shower gel is widely available, with it being seen in all major supermarkets and chemists in addition to a number of other smaller shops (with the price not varying much).

                        It is well packaged, with the bottle being easy to grab and open in the shower and then squeeze out your desired amount. It is quite a thin gel which makes it easier to get out of the bottle and it spreads well meaning you can lather easily and make the bottle last for a long time. It has a very nice fragrance to it but one which is also hard to describe, although the smell doesn't change too much from before use to when it is mixed with water, so you smell the open top before buying the product to get an idea. As a shower gel it performs its function of cleaning you very well, although I am not too convinced about the relaxation label (doesn't any shower relax you anyway?). Either way, not a bad word to say about this product.

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                        28.02.2010 22:09
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                        Lovely day to day gel.

                        I have quite sensitive skin so usually stay away from scented products for fear of having an allergic reaction. A few years back however, my Mum had this in her bathroom, so I thought I'd give it a try as I get a bit bored of non-scented products sometimes. But hurrah! This was fine and so I buy it often, when I see it on offer.

                        ***Packaging***
                        This shower gel comes in an oval-shaped 250ml bottle with a small flip cap at the top. I personally prefer bottles with a cap at the base so I don't have to turn it upside down and shake it when it is nearing the end of the bottle.

                        ***Scent***
                        If you are expecting a product that smells of lavender, or patchouli, or ylang ylang particularly, then you will be disappointed. The three essential oils in this have synergised to create an unique smell. I really like the result, it's quite floral and feminine and does make you smell really lovely and girlie, though I don't think it's too overpowering so won't compete with perfumes etc.

                        ***colour and consistency***
                        This product is a kind of translucent purple and is quite a sticky sort of gel consistency, it takes quite a while to drip out of the bottle so you won't have to worry about overusing it. A gentle squeeze usually does it.

                        ***Lather and cleaning power***
                        This product makes a lovely creamy, foamy lather. I tend to use about a 50p coin sized splodge on my pouffe and it does clean my whole body. I always feel lovely and sweet and clean after a shower with this gel.

                        ***Price***
                        This item is usually on offer so shouldn't cost more than £1 (I've never spent more on it).

                        ***Would I recommend it?***
                        Yes, this is one of my favourite scented shower gels. It's often well priced and smells really delicious.

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