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Palmolive Aromatherapy Anti Stress Shower Gel

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Brand: Palmolive / Texture: Cream / Type: Shower Gel / Suitable for: Body / What it does: destresses,

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      18.04.2010 20:58
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      Its pretty good to use now and then

      I first tried this months ago when showering over at my mum's place. Since then my girlfriend has used it pretty regularly so I believe I'm qualified to offer an opinion on this stuff.

      I'm quite fussy when it comes to products such as these, I believe people are too willing to buy products and then keep buying for no good reason other than advertising, the brand name or force of habit. I like to think the reason I use something is because I truly like it.

      The first thing you notice about this product is the pleasant fuschia coloured lid / liquid - clearly it is targetted more at female consumers than male, but hey, that isn't an issue for me.

      The gel itself smells divine, it is quite pungent in the bottle, but once on the skin it lasts just as long as you would hope - without making you smell too flowery (if that is a problem!). Even before I had read what it said on the bottle I found it very relaxing to use this gel in the shower. It may also have something to do with my mother's power shower but perhaps it really does have an anti stress effect.

      This stuff is also mild enough to be used as a shampoo. I have used it a number of times and it does not dry out your scalp or anything like that, so if you run out of shampoo it can be handy. I have also noticed that you don't need to use much and it lathers up pretty quickly so its good value on that front.

      My girlfriend tells me you can pick this up for just over a pound in most supermarkets making it pretty good value in my humble. Its not bad at all, if in doubt get over to wilkos, a supermarket or similar open it and test the smell for yourself.

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      05.12.2009 20:15
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      a nice relaxing shower gel

      Whilst shopping at Morrison I spotted this shower gel on offer at £1 a bottle so thought I would give it a try.

      The shower gel comes in a lovely purple bottle, has 300ml of shower gel in it and has a life expectancy of 12 months once opened so isnt likely to go off before you get to use it as this only lasted two weeks in our house.

      The shower gel itself has a beautiful smell of lavender to it that fills my bathroom when using it, it also contains ylang ylang and patchouli but as I have no idea what these actually smell like I cant tell if they are present or not and if they are they are very over powered by the lavender scent.

      It is quite a watery shower gel but it lathers up lovely on my skin and rinses off really easily, it has a fantastic aroma that lingers on my skin after use but isn't over powering so wont effect and perfumes or deodorants you use after and it leaves my skin feeling lovely and soft.

      This is an ideal shower gel for use of an evening to relax you before bed.

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      22.09.2009 00:11
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      I will be using this again but won't be telling the specialist.

      I am still not allowed to use shower gel or bubble bath whenever I go for a soak! Grrr stupid skin. For all those who have read my reviews before will know that I am not allowed to use such products as I am currently awaiting skin grafts. Instead of using the nice smelling, delicious bubbles I have to use Hibbi Scrub.

      Hibbi scrub to those who don't know what it is, just like I didn't before I had to use it, it is surgical scrub which is used to 'scrub up' before an operation. It smells like hospitals and I hate using it more and more with every use. I smell like disinfectant and I find it awful. The only upside is that it is pink.

      Everyweek when I go shopping to Morrisons though I pick up shower gel for my partner and usually get what is on offer. Last night I decided to use the shower gel I picked up last week so I could smell nice for a change (I don't smell bad people, just hospital clean).

      Ohh I thought, this purple palmolive looks good so i'll give that one a go. As I lay in the bath I read the package to see what it was about and thought I am going to like this. I have personally never used the Palmolive range before but I know they do an essential oils, naturals and thermal spa range. When you go shopping once a week you do tend to see what is on the shelves.

      The purple anti stress-one that I was using was from the essential oils range. The anti-stress is Enriched with natural essential oils of Lavender, Ylang-ylang and Patchouli. It states that the rich formula helps to soften your skin while its relaxing scent will envelop you with an aura of tranquillity and peace. God do I need peace after a hard day running around after my princess who only a few hours before had shut my fingers in the front door.

      So off I went with using the gel. As soon as I opened the lid I found the smell was amazing, the bubbles that were produced just carried the scent even further and the combination of the oils was so good. I find sometimes that oils can be over powering but these weren't.

      With my monkey princess still being so young I still find it quite hard to relax and sleep, waking up in the morning more tired than when I went to bed. But the lavender is just the right treat before diving under the duvet at night for that peaceful, restless sleep that I so badly needed and waking up this morning I was awake for once instead of looking and feel like a cave man.

      I hate with shower gels and bubble baths that the bubbles do not stay once they hit the water but this certainly was not the case. Even though I didn't have bubble bath in (I thought using both at the same time would be pushing it) it was like I had used the bubble bath. Mmmm I thought, Snug as a Bug may have a competitor.

      I even used it to shave my legs as shaving foam is a big no no acorrding to my specialist. Now I am a bit of a massicurist when it comes to shaving my legs and always even up cutting myself or making them become so dry my skin cracks and using Hibbi Scrub makes this happen often. But using anti-stress left them feeling all smooth and smelling lovely and I didn't even cut myself.

      If I didn't have to use Hibbi Scrub I would be using Palmolive every time because on offer at 90pm I couldn't go wrong. I most truly felt squeeky clean, soft and smelling delicious. And for my partner to use it then it must be good.

      You have to give this one a go!!

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        12.07.2009 12:00
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        A really nice skin treat for every-day we can afford!

        At the moment I'm pretty stressed out! I have a lot going on in my life plus I'm a gym and Dooyoo junky which means my time is really taken up! One thing I do really miss is 'me' time. I used to love long lazy baths and watching dvds in bed with a hot chocolate but lately time has been really scarce on the ground!

        I haven't had time in a good couple of weeks for a long luxurious bath and for me shower times are quick every day before and usually after a long and tiring visit to the gym!

        So when I saw this anti-stress shower gel I had high hopes for it and so wanted the claim to be true! I'd love a moisturising and stress relieving quick shower before going and pounding weights for hours lol.

        The Packaging....

        300ml see-through purple bottle with an integrated flip top lid to the top of it. On the front all in white writing I'm told it is Palmolive Aroma Therapy Shower Gel and that it is made from pure essential oils of Lavender, Ylang Ylang & Patchouli and that it's designed to relax your senses & soften your skin and is of course an anti-stress formula. On the back of the bottle other information includes being told a bit about the product, ingredients are listed as are contact details for Colgate-Palmolive. It's a nice, functional, good looking bottle to be fair to it!

        A Bit About The Product According To The Back Of The Bottle....

        Palmolive Aromatherapy Anti-Stress is enriched with natural essential oils of Ylang-Ylang, Lavender & patchouli. It helps soften your skin while its relaxing scent with envelop you with an aura of tranquility and peace.

        Me Using It....

        Although I liked the bottle well enough when I bought it and liked the concept it promised I wasn't entirely convinced it would be particulary any good at all! However one can be wrong from time to time!

        The gel is a really light and transparent lilac colour. It is of a great consistency being easy to squeeze out of the bottle but it isn't sticky or runny or anything like that. Smell wise it's gorgeous! Heavily and well blended with the ingredients promised it is a warm and sweet scent but above all to me it smells very natural, crisp and very fresh.

        You don't need very much of this on your sponge, scrunchy or whatever you choose to apply it with at all and of course you apply it onto damp/wet skin in the shower. It lathers up quickly into rich, white thick bubbles and you can shave your bits and bobs with it if desired. It releases the gorgeous aroma as you wash and it feels soft, smooth and cleansing. Rinsing it off is a doddle, it leave no residue behind and job done your good to go!

        Results....

        I didn't think I would say this but it's really marvelous! First off it's a really good body cleanser and that to me with going to the gym is incredibly important to me! I feel cleansed and invigorated after using this and I stay feeling fresh all day long after using this and the scent lingers delicately on my skin for hours upon hours. It delivers soft and supple skin in a none greasy way as well.... again for hours on end and I don't feel I have to use a body moisturiser after using this!

        Do I feel stress relieved after using this? Sort of. The scent is so pretty that it really does seem to chill me out a bit! I wouldn't say it mega does and lie to you but because it is so straightforward to use and gives me soft skin as I use and after I've used it yes, I'm pretty stress free with using this!

        I love this product for many reasons (as I've listed already) but not only that because you only need such a small amount per wash it really does work out economical as well! Do I recommend it? Absolutely! It's worth a go particularly if your female (as it's quite a feminine smell in my opinion!).

        I purchased my bottle on offer recently in Sainsbury's priced at a pound a bottle but expect to pay around £1.89 a bottle in all good supermarkets and chemists!

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        13.03.2009 22:44
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        Great aroma, affordable, long-lasting

        I have been using this shower gel on and off for years... It is one of my favourite shower gel brands 'Palmolive' and this 'Palmolive Aroma Therapy Shower Gel Anti-Stress' is part of the Aromatherapy range of their shower gels.

        The product is in a light purple liquid gel form and comes in a transparent bottle of the same colour.

        This shower gel has a lovely almost sweet smell to it, it contains lavender, ylang-ylang and patchouli (have no idea what the last two are...:) It is this rich combination that gives the product its aromatherapy qualities leaving you feeling calmer and relaxed after using it.

        You only need to use a small amount on a sponge and this foams quickly into bubbles when water is added and the aroma is great as you apply it as you shower.

        The scent remains on your skin for sometime afterwards and it leaves you feeling refreshed and clean and your skin feels smooth and soft.

        It is a great product, I'd recommend, I often get mine on offer - usually on sale in Superdrug or 2 for 1, 3 for 2 in Boots, it's usually around £1.80 for 100ml.

        Even better, is using the Palmolive Anti-Stress Aromatherapy deodorant spray in the same range and you can have the same aroma for the rest of the day.

        ©marina321 Dooyoo March 2009; Ciao.co.uk March 2009; Ciao.com March 2009

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          27.02.2009 10:05
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          Excellent value for money

          I am a big fan of the Palmolive range of toiletries, mostly because I think you get excellent value for money in this range. At my local Tesco store, the shower gels in particular, are often two for two pounds and although I could buy a cheaper product (such as a home brand) this brand provides very good value for money.

          The anti stress shower gel is a favourite of mine, because of the use of the essential oils. The Lavender and Patchouli in particular are the dominant smells, which, as you rub this on your skin 'tingles' your senses and helps you to feel more relaxed.

          The liquid itself is thick and produces a great rich lather that washes onto the skin easily and importantly, also washes off properly. I don't ever feel as though I have some soapy bits left to deal with!

          I find this lathers well even in our hard water are...I do have to add a bit more than usual, compared to when I visit my parents, who live in a soft water region.

          The bottle comes in big and small sizes, which is a great idea, if you have a large family, the big bottle will last long enough for everyone in a family of five to enjoy five to seven showers each (this is an estimate...not based on a mathematic principle!).

          The small bottle is an ideal size for my gym bag, I keep a bottle in that so that I can shower and feel relaxed after a hard work out!

          The colour too is stunning and it actually looks 'pretty' in my bathroom. The rich vivid purple catches the light from my bathroom window nicely.

          Palmolive make a good all round bathroom range, but its their shower gels I believe that really stand out the most...and are exceptional value.

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          25.02.2009 18:44
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          great price and product

          Another one of the products I received in my Christmas goodie bag was the anti-stress aromatherapy shower gel by Palmolive.

          The packaging:

          The bottle is see through. You can see the back of the bottle, which has relaxing pictures of flowers and leaves on it. The bottle advises that the shower gel contains pure essential oils of lavender. Ylang ylang and patchouli. I really was impressed by the look of the bottle.

          The product:

          Upon opening the shower gel I had a quick sniff. The scent is actually very nice and fresh you can definitely smell the lavender although it is not overpowering. The gel is a lovely dark purple colour. It is very thick and lathers up great. You only have to use a small amount to make a huge lather.

          The result:

          After the shower my skin felt very soft and clean. My skin had a lovely mild lavender scent on it too. I felt very moisturised and I did feel like it made me unwind a little.

          The price:

          Again this was a gift but I was advised that the price is around £1.70 for a 250ml bottle.

          Overall:

          I would definitely use this shower gel again. I was more than happy with the results and the price is great too.

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            26.10.2008 01:32
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            Affordable & lovely-smelling, if you want truly NATURAL, uhm, maybe something else?

            I was intrigued by the look of this in the shops, but first tested it in a friend's house, her Mom was a busy executive & apparently needed this to relax..
            I thought the lovely bottle with the wonderful fragrance must be quite expensive, & was really surprised to see it wasn't so... quite the contrary.. Palmolive Naturals is one of the more affordable lines..

            The beautifully-colored bottle is a delight for the eyes.. especially if some light reflects through it..

            It is supposed to have natural essential oils of Lavender, Ylang-ylang and Patchouli.
            I am a big fan of Lavender (the color & the plant & all things lavender), but wasn't really familiar with the others..

            It claims to be aroma therapy/anti-stress.. & it is nicely relaxing, but in a vibrant refreshing way... so you can start the day with it too..

            Ylang-Ylang is essential oil of the flower of a tree that "is native to the Philippines and Indonesia and is commonly grown in Polynesia, Melanesia and Micronesia." (according to Wikipedia)
            It's used in aromatherapy "to relieve high blood pressure, normalize sebum secretion for skin problems" - & it's supposed to be an aphrodisiac?!

            Patchouli or, as Wikipedia says, "that "Weird Hippy Smell" :) is obtained from the leaves of "a bushy herb of the mint family" that is "native to tropical regions of Asia and is now extensively cultivated in Caribbean countries, China, India, Indonesia, Malaysia, Mauritius, Philippines, West Africa and Vietnam."

            It is also supposed to have wonderous & medicinal properties, from moisturizing dreadlocks, curing headaches, colds, nausea, diarrhea and abdominal pain in Chinese medicine, to being antidote for venomous snakebites & a natural insect repellent.. (for Queen Victoria's linen closets & for others).
            I am quite amazed. No wonder it was popular in the 60s & 70s!:)

            Both are quite exotic & have been used in oriental-smelling perfumes for centuries.. I must confess I'm not really familiar with their distinct smells, but I may ask to smell samples next time I'm near an aromatherapy booth.

            This felt wonderful & silky on the skin, the color did seem a bit artificial, but overall the experience was a pleasant one..

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            09.08.2008 18:56
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            A good shwer gel by a fair price

            In my opinion Palmolive shower gels are one of the best smelling there is (at that price range), and they have a wide selection of scents so there is not a person who could say they haven't found the scent they would like.

            I decided to go with Palmolive Aroma Therapy shower gel enriched with essences of Lavender and Ylang Ylang (i really do not know what this is supposed to be) and it smells excellent. The packing is really sweet to.

            I am a big fan of lavender so this one really hits the spot with me.

            The gel has is violet which is fun and good on the eye, and when applied on the skin it really has a soft feeling and it is smooth. It really works relaxing and it is amazing when you use it in the evening after having a really long hard day. It has an anti stress effect; well lavender is well known for that so it is no surprise.

            The scent itself is not too strong which I find to be a big advantage since a lot of gels with aroma therapy effect have too strong scents and can have the exact opposite effect.

            When you step out of the shower your body is wrapped with the gentle smell of lavender which stays on for quite some time. And your skin feels good, since the gel is not very aggressive.

            To wrap it up, this one is a nice gel to create your own cheap therapy which you can have any day and it is guaranteed to relax you each and every time, well except if you do not like lavender.

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              04.08.2008 22:31
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              Try it...

              ~~*~~*~~ Palmolive Aroma Therapy Shower Gel Anti-Stress ~~*~~*~~

              I lead a very stressful life, no really, I do. Whilst trying to set up my own business I'm working in the kennels from hell, attempting to sell my house which is now reduced by seventeen grand, trying to settle down with the lover and his dog and sorting out all the rubbish that comes with moving half a house and a puppy. I reiterate, very stressful.

              Thus, whilst mooching round the aisles of possibly the smallest Tesco in the universe where they have one variety of each food stuff and it's 'take it or leave it', I thought I'd treat myself as it's become apparent that no other bugger will. Consequently, rather than buying a cream cake or pie as is the feminine way, I chose something to make me smell pretty - well it's worth a try as usually I smell of sweat and dog wee (not my aromatic preference but rather a hazard of the job).

              Just because I was indulging myself, didn't mean I was going to be frivolous - I am my father's daughter after all and when we can save a penny on petrol we'll drive forty miles to get it (I know, before anybody leaves a comment, but we are Northerners). I chose Palmolive primarily because I've used it before and not died, but more importantly because it was buy one get one free on the 250ml versions. I got 'milk and honey' because it's very nice and this Anti-stress one as a freebie (£1.89 for two - bargain). Some may say I was drawn in by the beautiful purple colour but I'm not swayed by something so fickle.

              Back in the day, when I was a poor student, I found lavender oil soothed my aching hungover bones and let me sleep soundly through exam stress and the pain of rugby inflicted injuries so I was fairly convinced that this would have a similar effect. The smell isn't as overpowering as the oil I'd previously used which is great because I hate to smell like a whore's boudoir as my mother refers to some smells (usually in a rather loud voice in the middle of Debehams whilst glaring at the offender). However, it did get rid of the smell of canine urine so it's a winner in that respect. I'm not a real girl so I've no idea what the hell Ylang ylang smells like anyway or Patchouli for that matter (is that some kind of Irish vegetable?) but the end result is more lavendery and very nice so I don't really care either.

              I have fairly dry skin due to the fact that I'm always out in the fantastic British weather but this shower gel did moisturise me so it does pretty much what it says on the tin. The only downside is the fact that it doesn't have a shower hook - not really a big deal until you get near the end of the bottle and then it has that annoying bit left that you can't use and neither can you leave it upside down due to the oval shape. So, yes there is an issue of waste (I suppose you could siphon it out using a length of rubber hose, a bic biro and an elastic band but that would be sad) however, it's counteracted by the fantastic Tesco offer.

              So, am I less stressed? Kind of - I honestly sleep better if I've showered with it before I retire of an evening but I don't think I'm any less stressed - the shower gel hasn't managed to sell my house, get me a better job or unpacked my boxes, but at least I can sleep.


              Should you want to find out more for yourself because my review has just wittered on and told you nowt then go to www.colgate.co.uk/app/PalmoliveEU/Aromatherapy/UK/Products/AntiStress.cvsp or if you're really keen you could always give them a bell on 0800 32132132 - I'm sure they'd be interested to hear from you.

              Thanks for reading.

              Will appear elsewhere on the wonderful world web.

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                24.03.2008 18:22
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                It smells great. Good price. Leaves your skin feeling soft.

                I am a big fan of Palmolive personal care products, and over the years have developed a love for their range of shower gel. Not only do they smell great, they are made to meet individual needs. Their range of shower gels include products which promise to leave you feeling 'energised' and 'invigorated' or 'calm and relaxed'. My favourite has to be Palmolive Aromatherapy Anti-Stress Shower Gel.

                Enriched with natural essential oils of Lavender, Ylang Ylang and Patchouli it claims to 'massage your senses and soften your skin'. When shopping, I tend to try out a different brand each time I buy, but when it comes to shower gel, since coming across this product I continue to buy only this.

                Essential oils are extracted from the fragrances of aromatic plants or herbs, mainly by distillation or solvent extraction. Essential oils are extracted from many parts of the aromatic plant including the flower, stalk, leaf, seed, bark and root. I find it amazing that many common essential oils that were used in folk medicine in ancient times are still being used today, being famous for their healing properties.
                So, why should I buy a shower gel product just because it contains essential oils?
                Lavender has been well known since Roman times for its ability to heal, soothe and purify. (The name lavender, derives from the Latin lavare, meaning to wash.)

                Lavender is often used in aromatherapy. Aromatherapy is a form of complementary medicine which uses the aromatic properties of plants to induce healing effects of the mind. Aromatherapy is based on the assumption that the fragrance of the essential oils, when inhaled through our nose, can have a direct effect on the brain and the lymph system. The effects of lavender are both calming and soothing, so lavender in your shower is the perfect way to relax after a long day at work.

                Ylang ylang (meaning flower of flowers) has an exotic fragrance which is said to be warming and helpful for instilling confidence. In Indonesia, it is customary to scatter the bed of a newly wed couple with Ylang Ylang petals. Ylang Ylang is thought to be a powerful aphrodesiac. To the newly wed couple, the sensual and euphoric scent of ylang ylang bids harmony, luck and fertility. Ylang ylang is also used in aromatherapy. It is believed to reduce high blood pressure

                I am not very familiar with patchouli, however I do know that it is known for its relaxation inducing effects.

                In western society nowadays, we live an increasingly hectic lifestyle and it is not unusual for us to come home feeling drained and worn-out after a long, hard day at work. For me, a long, hot shower with Palmolive Aromatherapy Anti-Stress always helps. The scent alone is enough to make you smile.

                A healthy balance is extremely important especially when dealing with the stresses of day to day life. Having a bath or shower may be the only real sense of alone time one gets these days, and using Palmolive Anti-Stress is a great way to unwind and enhance your senses, in addition you get to give, well deserved, time back to yourself.

                Colgate Palmolive are the manufacturers of this product. They are an American based corporation who are focused on the production, distribution and provision of healthcare, personal care and household products. I have used many of their products in the past and still do nowadays. I find that their products are well suited to my personal care needs however a big disadvantage of Colgate Palmolive is that they test their products on animals. I am aware of the arguments for and against animal testing but will not get into that now.


                Palmolive Aromatherapy Shower Gel Anti stress can be found at a store near you and I really recommend you give it a try (",)
                The packaging is an attractive purple bottle with a floral design. The bottle is shaped like that of most Palmolive shower gels. Rounded, oval top with a flat bottom. The lid is easily opened and clicks when closed so you can be sure that spillage is minimised. It is priced at around £0.94 for a 300ml bottle in Tesco, which is a pretty good price for shower gel.

                Ingredients:
                Aqua, Sodium C1 2- 1 3 Pareth Sulfate, Cocamidopropyl Betaine, Lauryl Polyglucose, Parfum, Sodium Chloride, Sodium Benzoate, Sodium Salicylate, Polyquaternium-7, Tetrasodium- EDTA, Citric Acid, Cananga Odorata Oil, Pogostemon Cablin Oil, Lavendula Angustifolia Oil, Alpha-Isomethyl Ionone, Benzyl Salicylate, Coumarin, Hexyl Cinnamal, Limonene, Linalool, Cl 17200, Cl 60730

                I have no idea what any of these ingredients are or their purpose, sorry (",)

                Interesting but irrelevant fact:
                The word colgate translates to "hang yourself" in varieties of Spanish that use voseo.

                This is my first time reviewing a beauty/body product so I will be grateful for reads/rates/suggestions. Thanks for reading.

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                  13.11.2007 12:25
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                  One of Palmolive's Aromatherapy Shower Gels

                  I'm not one to believe in fads, and things that sound like fads often turn me off. For instance, aromatherapy – what is that all about? Sure, there are scents that remind us of certain things, but how they're supposed to be therapeutic is beyond me. Still, I'm not one to look a gift horse in the mouth, so when I got a free bottle of Palmolive's aromatherapy anti-stress shower gel (that's the purple coloured one), I decided to give it a try.

                  First of all, I have to say that I usually don't use shower gels that are meant to relax me, since my main purpose of showering in the morning is to smack me into a state of alertness and energy. However, since this gel claims to 'envelope' me in an 'aura of tranquility and peace', you can understand why I had my doubts. This also says it has natural essential oils of lavender, ylang-ylang and patchouli. While I know the scent of lavender and patchouli, I'm not sure what ylang-ylang is supposed to smell like, but my suspicions are that it is very much on the sweet side. In fact, when you first start using this gel, the scent is – for want of a better word – very purple smelling. If you think about a purple grape ice lolly or a purple grape boiled sweet, and how those taste, I think you'll get my meaning here. Thankfully, the dry scent of the lavender takes over from this very quickly, and you soon get the peppery smell of the patchouli undertone to cut through this sweetness as well. The end result is actually very pleasant. Furthermore, despite the calming scent of the lavender and sweetness of the ylang-ylang, I find that the scent of the patchouli actually has a stimulating quality to it, and that scent is the predominant one that stays on your skin after the shower. Go figure, an anti-stress aromatherapy formula that is invigorating as well. On this, Palmolive gets full points.

                  More importantly than the scent of this, is how your skin will feel after you use it. Since my experiences with Palmolive shower gels in the past were generally positive, I was hoping that this gel would live up to the Palmolive tradition. Thankfully, I wasn't at all disappointed. My skin feels very clean after using this, not the least bit dried out, but also not greasy like some gels that contain too much moisturizer (like the Dove products, for instance). The gel lathers up quite luxuriously if you're using a puff or a cloth, but you can also get a nice head of suds if you apply it with your hands – albeit not as much, of course. When you're finished washing, the product rinses off your skin easily and you won't feel like you've got left-over soap on your body when you step out of the shower. Once again, I can find nothing to fault this product in this area.

                  My only problem with this product is with its packaging, of all things. I'm a very careful user and do everything in my power to get the last drop out of every item I buy. The bottle that Palmolive uses has a totally rounded top to it, and this makes standing it up "on its head" impossible, which means I'll never be able to empty this out completely. This slightly lessens whatever economy you get from promotions on this product. Of course, if you want to go really cheap, you can buy the Boots imitation version of this shower gel and save yourself some money that way, but since I've never tried their product, I can't say if it is of equal quality. You will find, however, that compared to other brands of shower gel, that the Palmolive aromatherapy is far from the most expensive on the market, and from what I can see, is priced nearer the lower end of the scale, which is a good thing.

                  All in all, I was surprised to actually like this shower gel as much as I did. While the initial scent wasn't great, it makes up for it quickly and with a long-lasting pleasant smell. I can imagine that this might be best enjoyed in a candle lit bathroom poured into a steamy tub after a long day's work. However, despite the "anti-stress" label, this is certainly rousing enough to use in a morning shower as well. This is reasonably priced, easy to find and leaves your skin feeling soft and clean. I'll take one star off for the unfortunate packaging, but still recommend it highly.

                  Thanks for reading!

                  Davida Chazan © November, 2007

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                  Technical stuff:

                  The webpage for Palmolive in the UK can be found at http://www.colgate.co.uk/app/Colgate/UK/HomePage.cvsp

                  This particular product can be found at www.colgate.co.uk/app/PalmoliveEU/Aromatherapy/UK/Products/AntiStress.cvsp

                  I found this available to buy online from http://www.britishsupermarketworldwide.com and they sell the 300ml bottle for £2.59 and the 500ml bottle for £2.87, but I think you can find them a touch cheaper at Boots or even your local supermarket.
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                  The rich formula of natural essential oils: Lavender, Ylang-ylang and Patchouli, help to soften your skin while leaving you feel relaxed /