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Radox for me is synonymous with bathtime, and I'm reviewing the "muscle soak" variety, although I have a few different 'moods' to choose from - I also have Relax (purple) and Moisture soak (a thicker pale pink).
Muscle soak is a bright blue liquid, although it doesn't turn your bath water blue, it just melts into lots of bubbles as soon as it's mingled in with the water. Tonight I poured in one (slightly overflowing) cap full, and this relatively small amount gave lots and lots of bubbles. It does require a good swish round in the water to help it blend in. The bubbles it gives are thick, and last amazingly well - I soaked for about 20 minutes, not using any soap but there was as many bubbles after I'd drained the bath as when it went in!
Amongst the blurb on this product includes suggestions that it will help when you want to "wake up and get going", and also that it "contains natural ingredients chosen to awaken your mind and revive your body" - I have to say I don't really agree with either of these sentiments. I can't imagine for a minute getting up and enjoying a Radox bath to "get me going" - for me it has the reverse effect. Having just got out of one, I feel lovely and yes, my muscles feel relaxed, this isn't something I look for in a morning. However, I can appreciate this would be a good thing if you suffer from any sort of ill health related muscle stiffness, I do subscribe to the muscle-easing effect of this bubble bath, and I can see how it would be a nice way to help to get you going in a morning if you suffered that way. I always have a bath in this when I'm suffering with a bad back, although again, not in the morning, and it definitely does help. It's also the preferred bubble bath for my partner when he gets back from a long run, he always has a good soak in this particular Radox. In terms of the "wake up" and "awaken your mind" claims though, no I really don't see it at all. Right now I feel warm and mellow, not awakened in any sense!!
The smell is quite unusual, it's certainly not particuarly scented/fragranced, but it does smell strongly of what it does smell of! It's not something you would indulge in to get out of your bath smelling particularly feminine, but then it's not a masculine smell either - quite neutral in my opinion. I do like the smell though, and it does stay on your skin and lingers in the bathroom too.
This is a lovely product, worthy of the trusted Radox name, and doing what it claims it will. Right now (30.05.13) this is on offer at £1 for a 500ml bottle at Boots, usual retail is around double that, I believe, and we all suffer from stiff muscles sometimes, so if you've not tried it, why not spend a pound and give it a go!
Best bubble bath. I love using the radox muscle soak bubble bath. I've been buying it for ages, a little goes a long way and bubbles stay till you pull the plug out. The smell makes you relax instantly and sets you up for great nights sleep. Better than all the expensive flowery smelling bubble baths that cost twice as much. I have tried the other scents but the muscle soak in my opinion, is the best when you really need a good soak befor bed. You can really feel your muscles relaxing. It's normally on special offer at the supermarket, or reasonably priced. I've tried alot of bubble baths from different brands and some spa brands but the radox muscle soak always prepares me for a great nights sleep. Radox also does a range of muscle soak bath salts which, I am also a fan of again, reasonably priced.
This is a review of Radox Muscle Soak 'bath therapy' aka bubble bath. It was included in a big bag of toiletries from the MIL this Christmas and something which I look forward to receiving each year as the bubble bath lasts me virtually all year round (she does buy me a lot!) and I love a good soak.
I was interested to note the key ingredients in the muscle soak were Clary Sage and Sea Mineral. This takes me back to when I was in labour with my daughter and the first level of pain management was a bath (!) containing the essential oil clary sage. I wondered if it would take me back to that event when I used it! It didn't thankfully.
What's it like?
The bubble bath is really strong smelling and dyes your bath water a pleasant green colour. It has a real spa and luxurious smell to it.
I take a cap full and tip into the running water and it immediately produces loads of really good bubbles. The bubbles last longer than the bath so I am happy with their performance. If you use too much liquid in the bath you will get too many bubbles so its important not to go overboard with your measure.
Packaging and price
This 500ml bottle is clear with Radox embossed down the side. The label features a picture of the plant Clary Sage and some bubble type picture representing the sea minerals I presume. The key feature of the packaging is the clear bottle as it enables you to see the lovely bright green bubble bath product all the way through the bottle. I didn't buy this bottle as it was a gift but you can often pick these up in the supermarket when they are on offer between £1-£2 per unit.
I would say this is a premium bubble bath as it smells good and bubbles up well. The label points out that the product contains 100 years of Radox know-how and this does inspire confidence in the brand. I do think that this bubble bath smells quite manly, so perhaps it is targeted at the male market, especially with it being a muscle soak, that's the sort of thing a man would do in the bath isn't it?
Whilst this is a strong smelling product, it doesn't make the skin really fragranced, it does make your bathroom smell lovely though! I was just using it as a relaxing bubble bath and not to particularly soak tired muscles but I'm sure it would be a great treat after a long run or extreme exercise. One bottle lasts a long time as it is a very concentrated product so I think this is a really good value for money product and you can't really buy anything much cheaper that matches it in quality in my opinion. This is really not a girly bubble bath and you don't come out smelling of roses but it is a great family brand that everyone can share and enjoy.
I've been a fan of baths for years and have tried all sorts of products before, but when in Tesco Radox was on offer, and I noticed the Muscle Soak, which I had never tried before. I was hoping that it would improve the symptoms of arthritis and hopefully give me a relaxing bath! Radox also have a good reputation for bath products and I have been very impressed with Radox before.
The product comes in a 500ml clear bottle, with a blue lid, which reflects the colour of the muscle soak. On the bottle there is a lot of information, such as the ingredients, "clary sage and sea minerals" and it "eases the stress out of your tired muscles". Also Radox claims that the muscle soak has "natural sea minerals" and "a perfect PH balance". The ingredients are on the back of the bottle.
The first thing I noticed was the smell of the muscle soak, it was a very unique scent, remind me of some shower gels, and feels like quite a masculine scent, but also has hints of natural scents. It smells quite strong in the bottle, which was abit too strong for me, but assumed it would be less powerful when used. The scent is nice, but might not be for everyone, so would definitely smell it before you buy.
Using the product was the same as other bubble baths, pour it under hot water and allow it to bubble. I used about a 8th of the bottle for the bath, and it gave a good amount of bubbles but also meant the smell wasn't to overpowering. The product was very easy to use, and the bubbles came up quickly and it looked very relaxing! The scent wasn't to overpowering once in the bath, but you still get hints of it, which I love.
The bath was relaxing, but probably not anymore relaxing then other products I've tried. But the big selling point is the muscle soak, and I was quite happy to say it did help my joints and was very good to use before going to bed, as it does help relax and calm, to help sleep better.
I would highly recommend Radox Muscle Soak, it is very relaxing and the scent is really therapeutic, plus the muscle soak, which helps relax muscles, really works and also helps with the aches and pains of the day.
Radox Muscle Soak is available at most supermarkets and pharmacists, and costs around £2 for 500ml, but is often on offer so you can often get it for around £1.
I absolutely love Radox products, however as a sufferer of Fibromyalgia I was particularly interested when 'Muscle Soak' was introduced. One of the key symptoms of my illness is muscle and joint pain and the quest for relief becomes a constant battle. You get to the point where you will literally try anything to get 5 mins relief from your pain. With an awareness that this maybe just another gimick, I drew a bath with the Radox Muscle Soak and climbed on in.
Wow, the smell was relaxing, and I felt instantly warmed and comforted laying in my glorious bubbles. I was more than happy to float away until the water was too tepid to stay, and once I had got out and warm and dry in my pyjamas I have to say I felt more relaxed than when I had a normal bath with bog standard bubbles! I am going to be using the Muscle Soak from now on as it gave me some temporary relief from my pain, I could therefore see this working for people with other conditions such as Arthritis or MS.
Whilst this is not the bubbliest bath soak on the market, it is certainly a good bargain. Its smells fresh and rejuvenating and would certainly suit guys who maybe don't want the flowery fragrance a woman might prefer.
The bubbles don't last for ages but the scent is good and its fine for a quick soak rather than a luxury lounge in the bath. Recommended more for those who want a less creamy, bubbly effect and prefer the woody, fresh smell that Radox is perhaps well-known for.
The bottle provides a good number of baths depending on how much you put in obviously - I like a lot of bubbles so I slosh it in! One thing to remember though is that it is sold as a "soak" and doesn't therefore promise multitudes of bubbles.
Not sure whether it does restore your muscles after a tough day or a long workout but its a good excuse to lie in the bath and do nothing for a while....
Radox muscle soak is one of radox's many bubble bath mixtures. I adore bathtime, and after a long day at work not only is it necessary to feel clean its also nice to have abit of relaxation time! This particular bubble bath smells delicious. It doesn't have a particularly girly scent, and reminds me alittle bit of mens bodyspray, but in a good way. It foams up nicely, meaning its great for everyday use, to create a lot of bubbles without having to use half the bottle! And it does do what it says on the tin. Soaks your muscles. Although whether that's more down to the effect of hot water I don't know. It comes in a nice looking bottle, so doesn't need to be hidden anywhere if you have a posh bathroom like I do. Certainly worth buying for the inexpensive price tag. I would recommend to all waterbabies and bath lovers.
I'm not normally a bather, but every once in a while i'll grab some form of bubble bath n take a nice long soak. This radox muscle soak was bought as i've been upping my weights and its beginning to hurt more than usual, and i wanted something to help take the edge of.
The product can be bought in a huge 500ml bottle, made of clear plastic with a blue screwtop lid. It has the standard stickers with the label and product information, and it claims to "soak away tension with Clary sage and sea mineral bath soak". It's not particularly pretty, but radox bottles never are, being more focused on actually getting the product across. The bath soak itself is blue in colour, and as the bottle is see through you can see how much your actually using :)
Run under the taps, you get a massive amount of bubbles for maybe a capful of bubble bath. They have a pleasant smell, neither too floraly or too masculine. It's nice and fresh. The smell lasts for as long as you want to have your bath, and my bubbles lasted the full half hour bath i took. I found it a very calming situation. On the muscle aspect, i think it was more the heat of the bath that helped rather than the product itself, but who doesn't love wishful thinking, it did however put me sound to sleep that night.
I love using radox muscle soak especially after a run. I feel like it takes away all the tension in my legs. Not only does it provide a good source of relaxation it also makes your mood change with the lovely colour it turns your bath water. This item is a must for the bathroom so go on an treat yourself what have you got to lose
I only have a bath in my flat which means that I often have baths, well usually on a daily basis actually and because of that I get through an awful lot of bath products.
Often I see Radox products on offer in a variety of places and instead of this retailing at a couple of quid a bottle I bought this for a pound in my local Tesco store though I have seen it today in Asda and in Poundland for the same price I paid so it is more often than not available cheap to buy!
The bottle is see through plastic and oblong in shape and holds 500ml of the bath soak and has a blue plastic twist on/off lid/cap to the top of it to match the blue coloured liquid we can see through the bottle. On the front of the bottle we are told that it is Radox Muscle Soak, Bath Therapy 'Soak away the tension, with Clary Sage & Sea Mineral bath soak' and we are told that Radox have been blending since 1908 and there is a picture shown of a flower. On the back of the bottle other information listed includes being told a bit about the product, the ingredients and size are stated and contact details for Sara Lee (the manufacturer of the product) are given. Its a nice enough, simple but informative looking bottle this one and totally unisex in appearance and it looks more functional than pretty type of thing, however it is a muscle soak so it matches in style what it is!
The Muscle Soak:
Well as I stated earlier the bath soak itself is a blue colour, transparent and a runny gel like consistency and you only need a little under your taps to get a nice rich white froth going on that stays put for well over an hour. Scent wise this is a very fresh and clean with a hint of sweetness to it and like the bottle suggests this is for either of the sexes to use comfortably. It has a fresh sort of ocean spray smell to it to me which is so hard to describe. The scent is well blended though and not too strong but when lying in it it is a very relaxing scent and I feel cleaner just sat in this.
It doesn't dry my skin out though it doesn't moisturise it either but it gives no adverse feeling to my skin at all and leaves a delicate fragrance lingering cleanly on my skin for a good couple of hours.
Does It Relax Me?:
Actually yes it does a little bit. The scent isn't harsh and its fresh and slightly invigorates you gently. The Clary sage in this is meant to relax the mind and sore, tired and aching muscles and I can't say it does anything really for my body more different than usually having a nice warm bath does though it does seem to de-stress me and calm my nerves slightly.
Well I like it. It may not help my aches particularly but it does relax my mind and for that reason I really like this and will certainly purchase it time and time again in the future for that reason!
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Radox muscle soak really does allow you to relax those muscles in the comfort of your own bath. If you have achy muscles this is the bubble bath to use. Every time I have had achy muscles whether through a cold/flu style illness or an achy back I reach for the Radox muscle soak and it definitely helps to soothe and relax them.
The smell of the bubble bath is good, it again helps you to relax, if you're looking for feminine smelling bubble bath then this isn't the one for you but it certainly won't make you smell of a masculine fragrance. You don't have to use too much to get lots of bubbles and the price is satisfactory too. It's one of my two favourite Radox bubble baths and I would definitely recommend to anyone who is in need of a relax or that has achy muscles and needs to soak them.
Well the simple answer to this question is yes yes yes ;)
I find myself to be quite an anxious and stressed person most the time and my muscle soak bath at the end of a stressful day is medicine for my nerves and mind. It calms me it releases tension that has built up in my muscles throughout the day and it is just the most beautifully cleansing soft, floral and sweet essential oil that has a deeply soothing effect on nervous tension for both men and women.(Clary Sage) It is also known in the aromatherapy industry to have a balancing effect on a womens hormones. Not just that but it has been said to be helpful in labour with painful contractions, with migraines and is a great way with treating nervousness, weakness, fear and depression.
It is incredibly good value for money ! £2 although Sainsburys do a deal on Radox products almost once a month so you can get it for a £1 if you wait for those and stock up like I do.. Bubbles up rather alot ! Is a big hit with every member of my family. It has a clear bottle with a relatively pretty design. I would say to anybody who doesnt have a bathroom cabinet that it's not the most attractive packaging so if its pretty bottles round your bathroom you like you won't get that with this product but you can always empty them in to an old bottle of something you've bought previously.
It leaves your skin soft and smelling great!
What makes Radox products so different to other bath soaks on the market is that it is jam packed with essential oils which have been proven to have different effects on a consumers personal state of mind.
Harris Methodist Fort Worth Hospital conducted a controlled research study to examine conclusively the effects of aromatherapy on the relief of work-related stress for Intensive Care Unit (ICU) nurses.
The controlled study was conducted on 14 ICU nurses over 42 nursing shifts. Nurses were given Lavender (Lavandula angustifolia), and Clary Sage (Salvia sclarea). Both essential oils have been shown in previous research to calm stress and relieve anxiety. Over 57 percent of the ICU nurses involved in the research study when surveyed reported a decrease in their perceived stress levels after using essential oils.
Thought that was an interesting bit of trivia for anyone who is doubting the effect of Radox's essential oils bath soaks.
They really do work!!!
Strongly recommend all Radox Bath Soaks!!
Now, I suspect a lot of women out there are going to read this. Re-read it and then look at the screen wondering what type of beauty enthusiast doesn't like baths... well. I may not be alone but I feel it. I am not a bath fan. At all. I don't know what it is. I get bored easily perhaps.
Well. Little did I realise how much that would change when I 1) moved into my new home where the bath is in the middle of the room and 2) I started my dance training again. Yes. The pure glamour of a centred bath, along with candles and some Eva Cassidy is great, but, if you have ever trained as a dancer you will know just how much pain you feel whilst your muscles get back into shape.
And thus, the necessitated like for the bath is born, and, as a true beauty product addict the search for a good bubble bath begins:
The product itself:
The Radox muscle soak bath therapy is a well priced (Usually around £2 in most stores) bottle of bubbles, which, in my opinion is infused with 500ml of Clary Sage soothing goodness - Although, perhaps it's more the chance to relax in the warm water than some magical herbal cure that is easing the ache...
Anyone who has read my other reviews will notice that, with any product, smell is a huge deal breaker. And I think, especially with bubbles, this is actually the main point that you search for. Well Radox delivered again (My family use the Radox shower range) this product smells great - It's not a particularly girly smell though so it is suitable for your boys to use too and they can still feel manly whilst doing it (Tell them it's sports injuries related and give them a submarine and I'm sure it'll be fine, and you can relax without hearing the moan...) I also found that the smell filled the room, saving valuable scented candles for elsewhere, and remained on the skin for some time after the bath meaning you keep that relaxed feeling straight into bed.
The packaging is true to the standard Radox form: Clear plastic bottle. Coloured plastic top. Relatively pretty label. The product itself is a pale blue colour and over all it's a nice product that I'm sure will fit well in bathrooms or easily stand in your bathroom cabinets. However, for me, along with the smell I love my bathroom to look the part - As a non bath person I need all the encouragement to get in and relax my muscles I can get - So I decanted the product into pretty glass containers.
Another important feature of a bubble bath is that you have to have bubbles. After all. What's the point in sitting there with nothing....? If you run the bath and pour the product under the tap you get a nice layer, and let me tell you, under those bubbles I'm rocking out the super model body and can relax into my happy daydream.
The product doesn't leave a greasy residue around the bath either as some other lines do so it's easier when cleaning too! Overall a great bubbly that does relax you and comes in way under budget - Am I a full bath convert, not quite, but I could get there if this eases up my muscles continuously like it has been.
Happy bathing ladies (And gents - Remember. Having a bath is manly...)
I work as a nurse and, as such, at the end of a long day I like to treat myself to a long soak in the bath. I have a number of bath products that I put into the bath in order to try to aid my relaxation and one of these products is Radox Bath Therapy Herbal Muscle Soak.
Radox Bath Therapy Herbal Muscle Soak comes in a clear plastic bottle and contains 500mls of the Radox liquid - which will last for me about 20 baths (I use about 25mls per bath). A 500ml bottle costs just £1.00 from Boots which I think is pretty awesome value. Basically having worked it out, it costs me about 5p to have a luxurious bubble bath......which I feel is well worth it!
In order to use, I pour the solution directly into the running water - and this ensures that there are lots of bubbles created - and these bubbles last for the duration of my bath. In addition to this, the aroma is very pleasantly welcoming and warming....and it smells fresh and herbal. I find it difficult to determine exactly what the fragrance is, but it is very pleasant and I find the smell alone to be quite relaxing.
When I lie in the water, I do find that the combination of hot water with the Radox really does help me to relax - and if I have any achy muscles they are relieved somewhat by this process. However, when I get out of the bath, I do find that I want to rinse myself as the bubbles stay stuck to me - but a quick rinse and that's all sorted. I do have very sensitive skin and I have never reacted to this product - which is a real bonus for me as I do react to lots of products.
Overall, I do recommend this product for anyone that loves a luxurious and relaxing bath!
On my last birthday, a friend of mine put together a "Survival Kit" which was full of nice pampering goodies she thought I might appreciate knowing that I do a lot of DIY due to renovating a rather large and challenging 1930's style house. In amongst those goodies was this Radox bath muscle soak. I must admit, prior to this I hadn't used Radox for years, but after reading the description of the product on the back of the bottle, I could see why she'd chosen it.
The product invites you to "soak away the tension, with clary sage and sea mineral bath soak". Radox is known for its herbal ingredients, and they have been blending natural herbs since 1908. They claim that after a hard day's work, a Radox bath will help you soothe your muscles and mind and completely relax you.
The first thing that appeals about this product is the lovely deep blue colour which looks very inviting when you swirl it round the bath. You don't need much product to get some good bubbles so the bottle lasts a while, and the bubbles are easy to create without giving your arm a workout with lots of frantic swirling.
The second thing that appeals to me is the smell. It's difficult to describe exactly what it smells of, but you can tell it contains some good natural ingredients because it smells of herbs and essential oils. It reminds me of a spa experience I once went on.
This product does a very good job of relaxing you, and the bubbles stay for as long as you're in the bath, even if you use soap or other products. Quite often, I end up having to use the shower attachment on our tap to get rid of the bubbles once the water has been drained, but I don't mind this because it means you get a quality bath experience with lots of bubbles, like you see on TV or in films.
I don't really notice the scent lingering on my skin after using it, but this isn't a bad thing because it's not really meant for its perfume qualities, more for the essential oils and their relaxing properties.
The bottle contains 500ml, which lasts a while if you're not having baths every day, and you can usually get it for around £1 if you shop round. The supermarkets charge more unless it's on offer, but it is widely available in discount stores such as Home Bargains and Wilkinsons.
The bottle is recyclable, and the product also claims to get the thumbs up from the skin experts as it has a perfect PH balance. I think this means it would be suitable for people with sensitive skin, due to the natural ingredients.
This is a brand I think I will now back to, because you just get a much more indulgent bath experience than the perfume fragranced bath soaks.