“ Brand: Radox / Type: Bath Cream / Oil „
I love spending time in the bath, I tend to go through a bubble bath every couple of weeks. I picked this up in Sainsbury's for a £1, I have since noticed that it is the same price in Wilkinsons too.
I have always liked Radox so thought I would give this Africa Herbal Bath a go. It is a unisex bubble bath which comes in the usual Radox packaging. It's a see through bottle too so you know how much you've used. I didn't find the brown colour very appealling however. The smell is an aquired one. I personally think it smells of tea which I absolutely love, I am currently 8 months pregnant however so maybe that has something to do with it. The smell is very overpowering once you have poured the desired amount into the water the bathroom smells for a good few hours afterwards and the smell tends to waft through the house, much to my other halfs annoyance as he hates the smell.
It gives a good foam which for me is essential as I tend to lie in the bath for at least an hour and the bubbles tend to keep the heat in. My skin felt soft and smooth afterwards and I felt very relaxed.
I would recommend that anyone who does purchase this smells it first as it is not for everyone! But it's a bargain and is long lasting.
I love not alot more in life than a good long soak with something beautifully fragranced and skin softening within the water. My flatmate bought this as a treat for me the other day and I was really pleased, particularly when I took a sniff of it within the bottle and thought it smelt gorgeous!
500ml oblong shaped plastic see-through bottle that has a very slight curve to its middle, Radox embossed into the sides of it and a black screw on/off lid to the top of it which is easy to open and close. On the front of the bottle I am told that it is Radox 'Limited Edition' African Sanctuary Bath Therapy 'Soothe & calm yourself with African Rooibos & Red Thyme Bath Soak' and that this was voted the product of the year in 2010 and was a winner in a bodycare category. On the back of the bottle other information listed includes being told a bit about the product, ingredients are listed, the size is stated and contact details for H & BC UK Ltd (the manufacturer of the product are given). This is a nice enough, simple and unisex looking bottle which like all Radox products is informative enough and simple in its approach.
A Bit About The Product According To The information Listed On The Back Of The Bottle:
Transport yourself to an African Sanctuary with our exotic Limited Edition blend. The Rooibos plant, also known as Mother Nature's lullaby, has been is used in Africa for centuries for its soothing and calming benefits. We've blended it with a sprinkle of Red Thyme to create a tranquil bath experience.
A bath with Radox African Sanctuary is proven to relax you.
Whats Gone Into It?:
100 years of Radox know-how
A handful of Rooibos leaves
A sprinkle of Red Thyme
A perfect pH balance
A thumbs-up from the skin experts
Well the bath soak is a light brown transparent colour and you only need a small blob which comes out of the bottle with total ease and to of course running water in the bath!
It foams up nicely and it has a very nice sort of exotic smell to it which in my opinion is rather unisex as its such an uplifting and clean fragrance though not too heavy. For me this is simply a sort of herb smell maybe with a hint of flowers to its undertone but like I say its mainly herby and fresh.
It makes the water reasonably soft and the bubbles created do stay rather a long time. I mean I can sit in a bath for well over an hour with this in it and the foam really does last along with the initial fragrance created.
When I get out of the bath my skin is left feeling not oily or dried out and I'm left gently and subtly fragranced for a good couple of hours too.
For me this really is nothing all that special and doesn't really offer me very much in the way of skin benefits at all really but it does have a nice fragrance and think its worth a couple of quid (in all good supermarkets and chemists etc) though don't expect it to be too luxurious or anything because in my opinion it just lacks something but its ok for day to day sort of baths and I must admit it is a somewhat relaxing product!
We tend to have Radox in our household for the simple reason that my mum thinks its the best quality. We always have a few bottles in the cupboard because as it is more expensive than other bubble baths we tend to stock up when it is on offer!
Currently we have Radox African Sanctuary Bath Soak. My mum bought this in Tescos where it cost her £1.52 for 500ml. She chose this one as she hadnt seen it before and thought it would be something nice to try. I think that the bottle has a really nice look to it and it looks quite nice perched on the bathroom shelf. The bottle is made from clear plastic which is brilliant as it allows you to see how much is left, knowing when you will need to get some more. The bottle is a rectangular shape but with a few curves which makes it look a bit special. There is a plastic screw top which is really easy to get off. The top of the bottle has a proud Radox logo which is predominantly green in colour, we are then told about the product. We are told this is a limited edition blend and that the Rooibos plant has been blended with Red Thyme in order to create a tranquil bath experience. We are also told that Radox have been blending herbs for over 100 years and it has a natural pH balance, therefore making it perfect for all the family.
The product itself is brown in colour. It is very thick and pours easily out of the bottle. You need to pour it under warm running water in order for it to produce the bubbles. It is important to only use a little bit of the product as a little really does go a long way! I usually use about a tablespoons worth of bubble bath and it provides me with plenty of bubbles! It is worth noting that 3 people have been using this bubble bath on a daily basis for 2 weeks now and theres still about a quarter of the bottle left so it really does last.
When the bath is running you are hit by quite a spicy smell that smells really nice and inviting. The bubbles are thick and white and the whole bath looks lovely. The water itself stays clear. When in the bath, I have noticed how relaxing the product makes me feel, especially with its aroma. I can go into the bath feeling rather stressed and come back out feeling calm. The aroma of the bubble bath does not send you to sleep, I tend to bath in the morning and have noticed no difference in my energy levels. I have sensitive skin and this had not affected my skin in any way, if anything it feels smoother and more nourished.
Overall, I really like this product and know that everyone else in my house feels the same. It is of really high quality and definitely worth paying that little bit extra for, especially because the bottle lasts such a long time. Recommended.
I have recently been trying the Radox range of bubble baths. I tend to pick the one on offer every week when I am shopping, this creates variety and I get the cheaper option.
I find that the Radox range help to relax me and help me enjoy bath time all the more.
Radox Africa Herbal Bath is dark brown and comes in a 500 ml bottle like all the other varieties of Radox, the branding is very recognisable and the bottle shape and everything is very 'Radox'.
The liquid itself, is dark brown, and reminds me enormously of chocolate. The consistancy is rather thick and gooey and it is not too solid.
The smell is really nice and not overpowering. The main ingredients are Rooibos plant and red Thyme. It is a limited edition although I think they should make this a permanent feature in the range.
I like to add rather a lot to the bath water whilst it is running and let the fragrance flow throughout the room. The smell fills the air and does definitely have a relaxing affect on me. The smell soothes and generally creates a relaxing environment. But like I said, really isn't overpowering or sickly.
As with any Radox product the bubbles do not disappoint, they also contribute to the relaxing atmosphere within the bath and they do also soothe.
The 500 ml bottle costs around the £1.50 mark and you can even buy a litre bottle for less than £3, so it does work out as better value for money.
I always buy Radox and will continue to do so, I will continue to try as many of the range as possible and then judge a favourite.