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      29.01.2012 16:27
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      I love this

      As I write this today I am hungover and tired from partying last night. I could really do with some of this bath therapy today! But unfortunately I haven't got any in at the minute. I soooo wish we did have some and I could run myself a nice hot bath full of it to soak into right now! I am just thinking about it (we had some around Christmas, it was gorgeous) so decided to write a review of it while it is on my mind.

      This bath therapy really is therapy. Because when you're feeling tense and your muscles are aching, it really does relax you and make you feel better. There is something so soothing in it which just makes you feel calm and relaxed. When you lie in the bath you feel serene and when you get out you are left in a better mood than you were in before you got in.

      The fragrance in this bath therapy is absolutely lovely, it really lifts your senses. It is exotic and the scent you get is rooibos plant. I don't know what that is but I like it! It has also been blended with red thyme. Together these scents smell beautiful, they are very african and exotic, I love the fragrance. It honestly does relax you. God I really could do with a bath of this now, please!!! Lol.

      This costs £1.90 in Waitrose. It is also sold in Tesco, Asda and Sainsburys normally for the same price, it depends whether it is on offer or not, I think I once saw it for £1.50 in Tesco but don't quote me on that.
      If you ask me this is a very reasonable price as this is better than loads of other bath soaks I've used which were more expensive. I believe this is better than a luxury brand. I would definitely recommend it and wish I had some now!

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        24.11.2011 10:58
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        A well priced all round product

        One of my first ever dooyoo reviews was on a bubble bath and I tried really hard to make it interesting. A few hundred reviews later and I realise they are one of the most difficult products to review beyond the basic information about price and packaging as everyone knows how to take a bath and there isn't anything you can add to aid this experience!! Having said that, there are some rather nice products out there and it seems a shame to skip these reviews because of that... This is a review of Radox Bath soak in 'African Sanctuary' fragrance. It's a beautiful golden brown colour and smells lovely and spicy.

        Size and distance
        The bottle is a generous 500ml size and if you are careful you can get a good number of baths out of this. You don't need a lot of the product to get some really good bubble action going!

        Limited?
        It does mention on the label that this is a limited edition product so I am not sure how long it will sit on the shelves for. If you try it and like it, it may be worth stocking up on. On the other hand if it is a popular line, Radox will probably start to add it to their regular lines.

        Price
        In the supermarket this retails for £1.90 but you can often get it on offer for less. I didn't pay for mine as it came in a big beauty hamper of products from my MIL last Christmas.

        Smell
        I mentioned earlier that this bath soak is lovely and spicy, the label claims: "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 Red Thyme to create a tranquil bath experience. A bath with Radox African Sanctuary is proven to relax you." I think any bath is relaxing as it's a bit of time out from hectic lives but this is a nice relaxing fragrant bath.

        For him or her
        I think many people think having a bath is a girlie pass time but I would urge the men on here to consider the benefits before dismissing. I like to read my book in the bath (bad habit I know) but it's a nice and relaxing passtime. I think the fragrance on this one is not either way masculine or feminine and Raxox is certainly a brand which attempts to market its products to both men and women.

        Recommended?
        I think this is a lovely product and makes a nice gift to show someone you care. The fragrance is nice and not overpowering or offensive so most people will probably enjoy a bath in this.

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          14.10.2011 15:47
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          Radox African Bath

          Now and again it's nice to have a soak in a lovely fragrant warm bath. Radox is synonymous with relaxing baths and have been ever since 1908 when the first product they released was a salts foot bath. They have come a long way from their bath salts days and now have so many wonderful soaks and gels, liquid soap, deodorant, shower gels and a wide range of bubble baths.

          One of my favourite bath soaks is their African Savannah, it's like you could almost be on the plains enjoying a beautiful golden sunset whilst you watch the animals pass by your camp on their way to find food. Ok, so maybe I relax too much in my bath but this is such an amazing smell that I really get carried away. With this bath soak Radox tell you to, "Soothe, calm and transport yourself to an African Savannah, with our exotic Limited Edition blend. 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 Savannah is proven to relax you."

          The smell is absolutely amazing and different to their herbal type smells or any other smell I have really ever smelt. Rooibos is a broom-like member of the legume family of plants growing in South Africa's fynbos. I had heard about it's use in tea before but not in beauty products but I guess as it's a plant it can be used in lots of different ways. I'm not too sure if this adds the smell to it but to me the smell is very bold with a bit of a flowery smell and a bit of a fruity smell. It's suitable for both a man and a women and both my husband and I love it in our bath.

          The liquid itself is a lovely deep red colour and when you pour it into your bath it bubbles up well and makes the whole bathroom smell. I like to pour this under the hot running tap as I think this makes it bubble up much better and the bubbles do last throughout the whole bath. It really is a relaxing smell and bath and makes you want to stay in there all night.

          Radox say this herbal bath will transport you to an African Sanctuary so if you want an exotic soak try this in your bath.

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            01.05.2011 14:16
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            lovely

            I love a mice long hot bath, and I'm firmly of the opinion that a bath without bubbles just looks strangely empty. Now, I don't have any particular brand loyalty when it comes to bubble bath - I just tend to go for what's on offer and might smell nice.

            In my local supermarket I spotted Radox on offer at £1 for a 500ml bottle. After scanning the various varieties on offer, one of them, Africam Savannah, really caught my eye. It was a lovely burnt amber colour in the bottle, which to my mind looked far nicer than all those greens, purples and blues. A glance at the bottle revealed that it contains African Rooibos and Red Thyme.

            From quickly googline it, I have learnt that Rooibos is a plant used to make Roopibos, or Red Bush, tea. When drunk as a tea it is apparently extremely high in antioxidants, whilst being low in tannin (the stuff that stains your teeth) and free of caffeine . However, as I was planning to bathe in it rather than drink it, I wasn't particularly sure, what , if any, beneficial effects it might have for me. However, a little further reading revealed it also had soothing and calming properties.

            Opening up the bottle and taking a sniff, there is a sharp and spicy tangy smell - although there are no citrus ingredients listed on the bottle, there is something sharp and lemony in the scent, and there is a definite herby note that may well be the thyme.

            This bubbles up amazingly - in fact, even though I know Radox is a good quality brand that really delivers on bubbles, I was surprised by just how many this particular bath foam produced. And they were long lasting too- I tend to soak in the bath for a good hour, reading a book and topping up the hot water every so often, and was amazed to see almost as many bubbles in the bath when I got out as when I went in!

            I have to say that once in the bathwater, this Radox doesn't have as strong a smell anymore - it is still there, but much much milder, and it doesn't linger on the skin after drying .

            My skin felt incredibly soft after getting out of the bath - much softer than normal. This may not be the Radox - it certainly doesn't claim any moisturising properties - but it seems to have been just since I started using this product.

            Overall, this is an inexpensive yet good quality bath foam that gives you a long, relaxing soak with plenty of bubbles . 4 stars .

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            20.03.2011 11:37
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            Nice product.

            I mostly have a shower and I shower twice a day as I find it much quicker, especially in the mornings when I have a little less time etc but I like to relax in a bath at least 3 times a week if possible to soak as it really does relax me, mainly just before going to bed. I find there are so many products to choose from but Radox is a brand I have been buying for many years and so when I saw this bath soak I thought I would give it a try as I had not bought it before and I had bought the shower gel and I really liked it.

            It comes in a strong clear plastic bottle and it has a screw off lid, it cost me only £1.63 from Tesco a couple of weeks ago and I have been using it since. The size of the bottle is a good one of 500ml and so the price is good for this amount of liquid in the bottle. I like to run my water from the taps and then just pour a small amount of the liquid into the water. The amount of bubbles is a good amount with this one and the bubbles do last for quite some time and the length of time I am in the bath. I do find it is not a runny consistency and the quality is excellent too. It is very good value for money and the texture of the liquid is very smooth and soft.

            It has a really nice smell to it and I think it smells like fresh herbs and it smells very nice and it has a nice fragrance to it with added perfumes to make it smell more refreshing and relaxing while soaking in the bath. This is the only way I can describe the smell because this one is a unique smell and different to some of the others in this range of bath soaks.

            The liquid is very rich and it is brown in colour, I quite like the colour as I think it is a change from the usual pastel colours that are on the market. I would say this one is for both men and women and not just a masculine one as I thought I would be when I bought it. I think it really is a good product and I find it really does help me relax in the bath and I find it cleans my body very well indeed. The bubbles also last all the time I am having my bath and they do not fizzle as some other brands tend to sometimes do after a while.

            When I have taken my bath and dried my body, I have found it does not dry my skin and some of my older grandchildren have taken a bath with this bath soak and it has not irritated their skins or felt dry after their baths. I find it does refresh my body and I think it is a really good one for all the family and I think it is worth the price.

            The bottle can be recycled and it is a nice bottle size to stand on the side of the bath or in a bathroom cabinet. The bottle is quite strong and so it is easy to hold and pour the contents into the bath very easily indeed.

            When I have taken my bath I can still smell the product in my bathroom for some time later and so the strength of the fragrance does last for some time after cleaning the bath, yes I do clean the bath after a bath lol. I find a little goes a very long way with this product as only a little is needed to give the amount of bubbles for a bath and I highly recommend this product for anyone to try as I think it is excellent and worth every penny.

            I rate it 5 stars.

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              21.11.2010 13:00
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              I wouldn't go out of my way to purchase this again but I wouldn't avoid it like the plague either!

              When it comes to the purchase of bath foams/soaks/bubble baths they are something I buy rather regularly. Suffering with a bad back means I can't bare standing in the bath too long so tend to bath daily.

              One of the everyday sort of bath products I buy is Radox. I always tend to see them on offer in places and in a variety of fragrances and formula's so as yet haven't got bored!

              This one I bought a couple of weeks back and here is my review all about it!

              The Packaging:

              As are most of Radox bath products this comes in a standard plain plastic oblong shaped bottle with the words Radox embossed up the sides. The bottle holds 500ml of the product and there is a simple black plastic screw on/off lid to the top of it. On the front of the bottle we are told that it is Radox 'Limited Edition' African Sanctuary Bath Therapy 'Soothe & calm yourself with African rooibos & red thyme bath soak' we are also told that this was voted the product of the year in 2010 and was winner in a bodycare category and there is a sort of sunset scene on there too for decoration. On the back of the bottle we are told a bit about the product, the size is stated as are the ingredients used listed and contact details for the manufacturer are also given. Nice simple, informative and unisex looking bottle this is and I do like being able to see the product though the bottle as I know when I need to go out and replace it!

              The Product:

              What you get is a fairly runny golden coloured, transparent liquid and you simply need to dump a splodge under running water. You don't need very much at all or you get a slippy bath which I did the first time I used it as I was over generous with it and ended up with far too many bubbles and the colour of the water looked like I had peed in it which was rather off-putting lol!

              Instead a splodge is enough to keep the water a slight golden colour with lots of thick and white foam. This gives off a wonderful aroma which to me smells fruity with with a slight hint of something floral and orangy and a hint of thyme. It's simply a very nice fragrance that is quite strong but at the same time rather natural.

              This makes the water feels soft though not greasy, the bubbles and the fragrance stay put in the bath for well over an hour (in my experience) and all in all its a nice enough, though not all that luxurious bath soak and to me more of a daily user sort of product that is kind to the skin and to the senses.

              The fragrance of this doesn't linger on the skin too long, well not above a couple of hours but it certainly makes my skin feel refreshed and soft and I can recommend this to anyone really!

              Available in all good supermarkets and chemists and if not on offer is usually about £1.60 a bottle.

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                09.11.2010 15:22
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                A wonderful smelling African bath foam

                The Radox range of bath foams are currently on offer at the moment and as my favourite and usual brand have not bought out any new fragrance I have decided to give these ones a try. The last one I used was excellent so had no problems in picking this one up to try.

                ~~PACKAGING~~

                The bath foam comes in a clear plastic bottle, this allows me to see the brown coloured liquid inside and be able to see exactly how much I have left. The bottle has a black screw ld which is very simple to use.

                On the front of the bottle is a small label which has the Radox logo on the top and the product name in the middle. There is a small picture at the bottom is gold and brown colours showing the edge of a plant over water. On the back of the bottle there is another label which contains all of the product information, directions for use and ingredients.

                ~~USE AND RESULTS~~

                It is very simple to use the bath foam, the screw lid just needs to be opened and a small amount poured under a running tap in the bath. I would recommend opening the bottle with a dry hand as it becomes hard when trying to grip the smooth plastic with wet hands. Once the liquid mixes with the running water it immediately starts to form bubbles and a good lather. I would day be careful when pouring as the liquid is very runny and only small amount is needed.

                I had a good amount of lather and bubbles in my bath and it did last for the duration of my bath, this bath time was long and lasted 20 minute and not even half of the lather had gone by the time I finally got out. The lather also stayed in tact when washed my hair and this is a good thing as usually once the shampoo and conditioner hit it is start to dissolve extra quick. The bubbles were light and white in colour. The water was also clear and the liquid did not change the colour of it at all.

                The fragrance is very good and you can smell it immediately once you open the lid. It smells very oriental and woody and it is very relaxing. The fragrance is not overly strong once in the bottle and even though it gets stronger when the lather in the bath forms it is still not strong enough to be over powering. The smell lasts for a good amount of time and it did even waft around the whole of the upstairs in my house. It is a good fragrance which suits both the male and female market. Once out of the water and I had dried off I was not able to smell the scent on my body but this did not bother me at all.

                After bathing in this new bath foam I noticed how good my skin felt. I was very moisturised and left with no drying out skin. The freshness and moisture lasted for a good few hours after the bath. My hubby has sensitive skin and he has had no problems with using this bath foam.

                ~~INFO~~

                The bath foam comes in a good size bottle which is 500ml. This would last when being used daily for about 2 weeks as only a small amount is needed. It lasts me a lot longer as I have so many other ones on the go at the same time. The shelf life of the bath foam once opened is 12 months.

                The bottle is made form 100% plastic so can be fully recycled, this is usually as a bath toy for my boys in my house.

                There are the usual warnings which come with this product, they include keeping away from babes and small children, avoiding contact with eyes and not to consume.

                The product ingredient for those wishing to know are:-

                Aqua, Sodium Laureth Sulfate, Cocamidopropyl Betain, Sodium Chloride, Thymus Vulgaris Oil, Aspa;lathusnLinearis Leaf Extract, Parfum, Lactic Acid, Polyquaternium-7, Limonene, Linalool, Glycerin, Maltodextrin, Sodium Benzoate, CI 16255, CI 19140, CI 42090

                There is no indication on the bottle as to whether this product has been tested on animals or not.

                ~~PRICE AND AVAILABILITY~~

                This and the other products in the Radox brand are widely available in all supermarkets. They are priced around the £1.50 mark. I bought mine from Tesco where they are currently on offer for £1 per bottle which I think is great value for money.

                ~~RECOMMENDED?~~

                I am more than happy to recommend this bath foam and give it the full 5 stars. The smell is great and it lasts when you want a good long soak in the bath. It is for both men and women and has a great price tag. This is a limited edition bath product so stock up whilst you can.

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