“ Brand: Radox / Type: Bath Soak „
I first tried the African Savannah scent in shower gel form at my sister's house. I loved the scent so thought I'd give the bubble bath a go.
The scent is made of rooibos and thyme, but it doesn't smell like my afternoon cup of tea! Rather, it's a woody, herby smell which doesn't lead to smelling like a kitchen but cleaner, more outdoorsy. Sadly, although the scent is strong in the shower gel it's not so strong in the bubble bath and if I have the slightest hint of a cold, I can't smell it at all. It's nice in the bottle, but the scent doesn't linger at all.
The bubbles, on the other hand, are great. Just a little of the liquid provides enough bubbles for an hour or so soak with still bubbles at the end. They aren't big bubbles like the Kylie I should be so lucky video, but rather small long lasting bubbles and a lot of foam.
As for the effect on the skin, it leaves me feeling clean and smooth all day, which is no mean feat with a very active toddler around! I really like the effects of this bubble bath generally, in terms of how well it cleans and how soft and smooth my skin is after using, and will use this range again, I'll just stick to the shower gel for any scent I want to keep smelling.
I've wanted to go on a safari for a long time, but I've never really had the funds to do it. I recently saw the new limited edition 'African Sanctuary' Radox and thought that it could be the next best thing. Just sit back in the bath, close my eyes, get my partner to make a few roars outside the bathroom door, and I'm there!
Most people are familiar with Radox by now; they come in a variety of mixtures (or scents) in distinctive 500ml bottles. They generally retail for as little as £1 in supermarkets.
The African Sanctuary bottle aims to soothe and calm with 'African Rooibos' and 'Red Thyme'. It is a distinctive orangey-brown colour. I generally find that all Radox scents have an underlying soapy smell, but this one smelt somewhat spicy, and fits the African theme.
Does it relax? Using a reasonable amount (about 1/10th of the bottle), I definitely smelt the mixture, but I didn't tend to feel any different than when bathing without Radox. However, I have on occasion used up to 1/3rd of a bottle, and when using this sizable amount I definitely felt more sedate. Perhaps I was simply getting high from the chemicals within.
Radox does excel in the amount of bubbles it produces. My bath is often overflowing with froth if I put Radox in at the start, so I therefore have to pour it in a little later.
One other concern is that I tend to have very sensitive skin, but fortunately I have not had any issues using Radox. It boasts a 'perfect' pH balance and approval from skin experts.
Overall, it's a decent cheap bubble bath that has a pleasant scent. An enjoyable safari, that doesn't quite relax as much as it markets.
I do love a nice long soak to get clean in and relax from the world in and whittle some time! I've used a couple of Radox products of late and been rather pleased with them so when I saw this priced at £1.65 in my Morrisons store I decided to give it a go!
500ml see-through plastic bottle with a black screw on/off lid/cap to the top of it which conceals a large hole. On the front of the bottle there is a tree scene on there and I'm told it is Radox Limited Edition African Sanctuary Bath Therapy 'Soothe & calm yourself, with African Rooibos & Red Thyme Bath Soak'. On the back of the bottle other information includes being told a little bit about the product, the size is stated (as I've listed already) and contact details for H&BC UK Ltd are also listed(the manufacturer of all Radox products). Nice enough and informative bottle this is and I like that up the sides of the bottle the word Radox is embossed into it and what is nice about that is that it gives a grip when holding the bottle which makes it easier to handle!
A Bit About The Product According To The Back Of The Bottle:
Transport yourself to an African sanctury, with our exotic limited edition blend. The Rooibus plant, also known as mother nature's lullaby, has been 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.
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.
Me Using It:
Well like I said earlier I've used a few Radox products lately and been pleased with them overall and found them real value for money.
This one is like a honey consistency though of course not sticky and it looks like it too although it's easy to pour under running taps of course but it really isn't like water and the bath soak does have 'body to it'. Once in the water it immediately gives off white bubbles and plenty of them and you don't need to use loads of it at all.
Smell wise well this is unisex in fragrance in my opinion. To my nasal passages it has a hint of orange to it and it's a bit zesty with a hint of thyme to it too. It's a fresh and warm fragrance and doesn't smell too sweet or fake or anything like that and it's very pleasant indeed and that fragrance stays along with the bubbles you've created with it for a good hour or so.
It makes water soft enough though not greasy or anything and I found this to be gently cleansing too. I dried myself off when I'd had enough of soaking and my skin was left feeling refreshed, bright and lightly fragranced and my skin felt comfortable and smooth enough.
This to me is a nice day-to-day bath soak. It's nothing special and I didn't find that it did much for me or my skin though it didn't hurt it or owt. I like it well enough but I wouldn't go out of my way to get this again.
This is available in all good supermarkets, chemists etc.
Whilst browsing around in Tesco at the bubble baths and crèmes the other day I noticed this "Limited Edition" Radox Bath Therapy and was drawn to it initially by its colour. Unlike other bath crèmes that tend to be pink and flowery this actually is a deep auburn colour and through the bottle looks like the colour of treacle.
It is an "African Sanctuary" Bath Therapy and is described as being a combination of "African Rooibos" and "Red Thyme" and being half price at just £1.00 I was intrigued and into my basket it went. To be honest I have never heard of the African Rooibos and was unaware that Thyme could be found in a red variety, but reading the back of the bottle the components are described as:
"The Rooibos plant, also known as Mother Nature's Lullaby has been 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"
Quite impressive claims in my opinion, but aren't all bath creams and bubble baths the same really?
Upon opening the bottle and having putting your nose against the top there is a distinctive aroma , not citrusy or flowery but more like wood and hay, it's quite an "earthy" smell that in pleasing to the senses. Adding to hot water in the bath and stepping into the bath the aroma is evident but not overpowering and as you relax in the bath it does have a calming effect. You don't need to add a lot to the water to get a nice amount of bubbles and the balance of ingredients does soften the water to give a relaxing bath.
I would say that this Bath Therapy does live up to its claims and I did indeed feel relaxed during and after my bath and had a good night's sleep last night, so for me it gets the thumbs up. I like it as well as it has a unisex smell and would appeal to both men and women and I would certainly recommend it to anyone.
Being a "Limited Edition" I don't know how long it will be available to buy, but I would definitely purchase it again if it was still available after finishing the bottle I have. As stated above my 500ml bottle only cost £1.00 from Tesco which I thought was excellent value for money. I would have probably been put off paying the full price of £2.00 as you can get more for your money with other brand alternatives so with it being a pound it's an ideal time to stock up on or to try it for yourself.
5/5 stars from me; it did make a nice change from what we normally use and was a great find.