I chop and change up my shower gel all the time dependent on what is on offer at the time wherever I happen to be buying it from. Most recently when I had to purchase shower gel asda had their radox shower gels on offer for £1. Radox Is a brand that I trust and will happily use their shower and bath products whenever they are on offer. They had a lot of scents available but the eastern spirit was one that I had not seen before and the pretty pinky gold colour drew me in so I opened the bottle and sniffed (as you do!) and it has a really gorgeous exotic smell. Its not really sweet or overly floral but has a lovely scent that is not overpowering.
It comes in a 250ml bottle which easily lasts me around 2 weeks. I like that the bottle has a hook that you can hang it onto your shower or shower rack and it hold the bottles upside down meaning you can make the most of the product in the bottle as it all falls to the bottom where you need it to be to dispense it. You just have to squeeze the bottle to dispense.
It lathers up really nicely even just with your hands but if you use a sponge or scrub you have to use even less of the product to get a lovely thick lather. It leaves the skin feeling soft and smelling really lovely. The scent doesn't last that long after showering but it is nice whilst is lasts.
I am not sure if this is a limited edition but once I finish this bottle I currently have I would happily repurchase it again.
I bought Radox Eastern Spirit when it was on offer in Morrisons for £0.95 for a 250ml bottle.
I didn't recall having seen it before and I thought it was new out.
~ Price ~
Having a look on Asda's website it is £1.00 for the 250ml bottle, but there is nothing to indicate that this is an offer or a reduced price, but I'm pretty sure £0.95 was a reduced price in Morrisons - hopefully it wasn't reduced by £0.05 as that wouldn't be such a saving, would it?
~ Appearance ~
The front of the bottle states that it is a limited edition.
It comes in a clear plastic bottle with a black flip cap lid, which the bottle sits on and a flip up hanger if you wanted to hang the bottle in your shower.
The sticker on the front of the bottle is also clear with the Radox logo at the top and then, 'Eastern Spirit A rejuvenating blend, with oriental lotus flower & orange blossom' written underneath.
There is a picture of a large pink and yellow exotic flower and two white flower, one either side.
The shower gel itself is an pink/ orange colour.
~ In use ~
The shower gel is quite runny in consistency, but I find that most shower gels are.
You don't need to use much of it. It lathers up really well and it makes my skin feel fresh and clean. It feels of good quality.
It isn't drying at all. I actually think it is quite moisturising on my skin.
The scent is exotic flowers and there is also a strong citrusy scent, which I think is oranges. I really like the scent of this. It is very different from anything else I have used.
My other half isn't so keen. At first he said it smells like flowers and then he said what he meant was he thinks it smells like weeds.
Despite this, I do think that this is a shower gel that would be suitable for both sexes to use. It isn't too feminine.
I find that the scent does linger on my skin, as well as in my bathroom, for a while after showering, which is nice.
The black flip cap is easy to open, even with wet hands and it is easy to get the last of the shower gel out of the bottle, which is something I don't often find with other shower products.
I have enjoyed using this shower gel and I would buy it again.
~ Conclusion ~
I like this shower gel. It has a lovely scent and it leaves my skin feeling fresh and clean.
The bottle has lasted me for a while as you don't have to use much of it. It produces a good lather.
I would buy this again even though my other half isn't too keen on it. I think at £1.00 for a 250ml bottle it is good value.
I am always on the look out for different scented bath and shower products and especially like fresh and delicate floral scented ones. I have used various Radox products before and always liked them. I recently purchased a couple of different shower gels by Radox and one of them was a limited edition Eastern spirit one from their 'feel good fragrance' range. Bath soak and hand wash are also available with the same scent.
The product and use.
It comes in a 250ml plastic bottle that has a plastic pull out hanger on the top which I really like as it means it can be hung up on my shower making it easy to grab and use. The product itself has a thick gel consistency and is pinky/orange in colour. It has a really nice floral scent that is not too heavy and lingers for a while after showering. It lathers up well and contains oil of orange blossom to soften the skin.
Price and availability.
It is available both in store and on line, including Tesco, Sainsbury's, Asda and Superdrug and usually retails around £1.90 for 250ml.
My experience and verdict.
I love this product. It smells great and really gives an exotic feel when in use, because it lathers up well you don't need to use a lot of the product. I like that it leaves a delicate scent on the skin for a while after showering. After use it does leave my skin feeling soft and I would definitely recommend this shower gel.
Whilst browsing the shower gel aisle in my local Tesco Extra this Radox shower gel caught my eye. 1. It was on special offer of a £1 and as I refuse to pay over this amount for a shower product I took notice and 2. The bubblegum pink colour shouted out at me to buy it. So buy it I did!
The bubblegum pink colour is the colour of the actual gel and this resides in a clear plastic bottle so as to see how much product you have left in the bottle. The lid and flip out shower handle are both coloured in contrasting black plastic. The flip out handle means this bottle can be easily hung up in your shower for easy access. The labelling has the well known green and white Radox logo and tells me this is a rejuvenating blend with orientalise lotus flower and orange blossom and is also limited edition. There is 250ml of product and the bottle is recyclable but you must remove the cap first.
To dispense this gel, there is a flip lid and a gentle squeeze is all it takes. I squeezed a pea sized amount onto my shower puff. The liquid is a pearlescent pink with a dominant scent of blossom, very feminine and floral. I don't think a man would appreciate using this gel. It lathers up lovely with moisturising effect and washes off easily leaving a subtle scent behind. The scent lasts for a good couple of hours after use which is nice and it didn't leave my skin feeling at all dry or tight, in fact quite the opposite, it felt nice and moisturised.
I do hope they continue this fragrance as I would most definitely purchase it again. A great addition to the Radox range.
I indulged in some Radox products from Sainsburys recently as they were on offer at 3 for £4. I liked the look of their limited edition shower gel 'Eastern Spirit.' The warm pinky/peach colour drew my eye to it on the shelf, and on reading the label I liked the sound of showering with 'a rejuvenating blend' of 'oriental lotus flower and orange blossom.'
Hooking the recyclable 250ml bottle onto the shower I poured out some of the appealingly thick gel. The shower gel does indeed have a lovely smell - not as intense as I had expected but pleasant nonetheless. It is distinctly fresh, sweet and floral. To me, the scent is underpinned by a hint of roses and a warming spiciness. I tried hard to identify the orange blossom fragrance - but found I couldn't. I would agree that this gel is floral - with a hint of exoticism, but it is difficult to pin down further as I am not familiar with scent of the lotus flower that this gel contains. The exotic floral scent coming through in this must be the Nelumbo nucifera or Indian lotus which is listed in the ingredients.
A small amount of gel makes a good lather and when rinsed away, leaves my skin feeling soft. The shower gel did not irritate my slightly sensitive skin. The fragrance of the gel did not seem to linger on my skin with this product. Perhaps, a good shower gel to use before going out and applying a separate perfume, then. I found showering with this gel quite refreshing.
Ingredients:Aqua, Sodium Laureth Sulfate, Sodium Chloride, Cocamidopropyl Betaine, Parfum, Sine Adipe Lac, Nelumbo Nucifera Flower Extract, Citrus Aurantium Amara Flower Extract, Citric Acid, Glycol Distearate, Limonene, Sodium Lactate, Polyquaternium-7, Steareth-4, Hexyl Cinnamal, Linalool, Tetrasodium EDTA, Butylene Glycol, Sodium Benzoate, CI 16035, CI 16255.
Manufactured by Unilever.
I would recommend this shower gel. I hope Radox continues to make it.
Currently £1.90 per bottle or 3 for £4 at Sainsburys.
As I like to get a shower at least once a day I work my way through quite a lot of shower products, one of my favourite brands is Radox. In my opinion Radox make excellent products that are usually on some sort of special offer virtually all the time.
Quite a while ago I spotted Radox Eastern Spirit on offer for less than a pound in my local Morrison so I popped one in my basket as I was enticed by the promise of 'A rejuvenating blend, with oriental lotus flower & orange blossom'. I am also told that this is a feel good fragrance and a limited edition.
The packaging is the usual Rodox shower gel packaging, the clear bottle allows me to view the product inside and I like what I see. The bottle is of the top down variety, which I like as this helps me to use as much of the product as possible without having to balance the bottle upside down as the product starts to run out. The bottle also has a hook that can be flipped out so the shower gel can be hung up in the shower.
The shower gel smells rich and fruity; I can definitely smell the orange blossom with a hint of floral that must come from the lotus flower. The consistency of the gel is excellent; it stays on my shower flower and does not run all over the bottom of the shower. The shower gel foams up well and produces a nice strong foam; it is not creamy foam but it feels nice on my skin. While washing the scent of the shower gel is nice and strong, as well as orange blossom and lotus flower I can now smell white tea, although this is not on the label description I am sure it is there. I find this fragrance does make me feel refreshed.
Once out the shower and dry my skin feels soft and does not need moisturising, I can only detect a slight hint of the shower gel now, which is fine by me as I like to wear scented deodorant or body spray.
I personally feel that this shower gel is aimed at the female Radox buyers, I only say this as I see a lot of there products as being suitable for men and women. Overall this is a shower gel that I am happy to buy regularly when I see it on offer. I enjoy the fragrance, it leaves me feeling refreshed and clean after a shower and as it is from Radox I know that it will be gentle on mine and my family's skin.
Thank you for reading.
I first found this product as part of an offer in the supermarket but since then have been hooked! I often flit from shower gel to shower gel, depending on the offers but not anymore! All of the Radox products are fantastic, but this one makes you feel pampered.
Appearance and Smell
This shower gel states that it combines Lotus flower and the oil of orange blossom, neither of which I can say I could explain as a smell, but when mixed together they create a shower gel which has a relaxing smell about it. It reminds me of the smells of a beauty salon, the smells they use to create a calming, relaxing air. The bottle is the usual standard for a Radox product, with a hanging hook, if needed.
When using this shower gel I only had to use a small amount, as it lathered well with the use of a shower puff. It created a foam which spread across the body well. When washed off it left my skin feeling clean and refreshed. It also left a lingering smell on my skin which was very faint, but pleasant.
This is a product I have used again, and will continue to use as it is the best quality product I have used in a long time which leaves your skin feeling fresh and smelling like you have paid a lot of money for a pampering treatment in a salon.
~ Radox Eastern Spirit Shower Gel ~
Boots have had a half price offer on selected Radox products so I do admit to going a tad over board and have bought quite a lot! To make the half price offer even better they were also on a 3 for 2 offer as well!
I know the savings weren't huge but I can't resist a bargain!
The only reason I bought this particular shower gel was because the gel is such a pretty colour, through the see through plastic bottle you can see a delightful shade of shimmery pale coral and it just looks nice and girly!
Just like the other Radox shower gels this one comes in a curvy plastic see through bottle allowing you to see the gel inside. The bottle stands on it's black plastic flip top lid and at the top is a flip over hook for hanging the bottle in the shower.
The flip top cap is easy to open even with wet hands and once open you can see a small rubbery covering over the hole, this stops the gel leaking out whilst it is hanging up in the shower yet doesn't make releasing the gel any more difficult. A gentle squeeze will allow a nice amount of gel to be squirted onto your hand.
There is sticker on the front of the bottle telling us all the relevant information and that this particular shower gel is infact a Limited Edition fragrance.
The picture shows pretty pink and white flowers with the shadows of an eastern picture. Very pretty indeed.
Whilst in Boots I will openly admit that I flipped open the lid and gave the bottle a little squeeze so that I could smell what this shower gel well, smelt like and I was quite impressed. It has a gentle floral freshness and I quite liked it!
Radox says Eastern Spirit is "A rejuvinating blend, with oriental lotus flower and orange blossom"
Like I mentioned already the scent to me seemed floral yet fresh. I can't really describe it any way other than that! It's quite a girly scent and my son won't touch it!
I have used this a few times whilst in the shower and I have to say that I am impressed with it. I squeeze a little bit out onto my shower puff (thingy!!) and after giving it a quick squeeze the gel really lathers up well, I then proceed to wash myself (as you do....) and the scent whilst still quite strong does seem to disperse into a lighter scent which is still very nice. I find that after having a shower the scent doesn't linger for too long, probably about an hour and then your just left with a nice clean feel/scent.
I don't feel particularly moisturised after using this but then again it isn't for that so as a shower gel which gets me clean and fresh this is certainly a product that works.
Before submitting this review I scrolled down on the dooyoo page and noticed that the first review was written in May 2011 so maybe it's not that much of a limited edition seeing as it has now been around for over a year!
I do quite like this shower gel and will certainly buy it again in the future, at the moment my hubby is having fun trying out the rediculous amounts of gels, foams etc that I have bought but he did say that this was too girly for him!
Ladies I think this may just be a shower gel for us!
I often buy radox shower gels as they're often on buy one get one free in the supermarket and I'm always generally happy with them!
I picked this one in particular because it has a really lovely scent when I smelt it in the supermarket. It certainly does the job a shower gel does and smells good. It also hangs very easily in the shower or can be stood upright.
A couple of slight issues to bear in mind is that it usually runs out very quickly, I often find you need to use quite alot to get a lather. It sometimes also comes out very quickly meaning you use more than you actually want to which is probably why it runs out quicker than other shower gels. Finally, this scent isn't really a unisex one, so it might be better to buy one of the other varieties if you want one suitable for both men and women.
I don't normally use Radox products but I bought this the last time I was in Morrisons because it was on offer for 91p. This seems like pretty good value for a 250ml bottle.
The bottle is as pictured above, a see through plastic bottle so you can see the pink gel through it which means you can always easily see when you're running out. It has a hook wrapped around the top which you can pull out to hang it up in the shower. I don't use this as there's nowhere on my shower to hook it from but it's definitely handy if you do have somewhere to hang it. At the bottom of the bottom is a flip top lid which makes it easier to use especially when your hands are wet.
The main reason I chose this particular Radox gel was the scent, when I sniffed it in the shop I thought it was absolutely divine. The scent is of oriental lotus flower and orange blossom, and it's quite a fresh and subtle flowery scent that I really love.
The gel is quite thick and a deep pink colour (much deeper than in the above photo). I don't imagine you would need to use a lot of this at once because it's so thick, but I have a tendency to always use a lot more shower gel than I need and so with this it's no different, I squeeze out a large amount onto a shower puff and use that to lather up.
It lathers up really well and gives a nice thick lather which feels soft and silky against my skin. A big disappointment for me is that I don't notice the scent at all while I'm using it, it's such a shame as it really is a beautiful smell. It does leave my skin feeling nice and soft, but this feeling wears off as soon as I've dried off after my shower.
I really thought I'd love this shower gel but it's left me feeling very disappointed. It was nice enough but I was expecting something a bit more special and the fact that I didn't notice the scent while i was using it was a big downside for me.
Last time we needed shower gel I chose this one because it was on a BOGOF offer. When I got it home and tried it, however, I soon realised why! Don't get me wrong, this shower gel does the job that you need a shower gel to do, but I personally didn't like the smell at all. We try to get gender-netural products for the shower so we can both use them, but this just smelt like men's aftershave mixed with herbs and reminded me of a strong bath lotion. To me it was very strong and overpowering to my delicate senses.
The shower gel is orangey pink in colour, so looks nice and vibrant. The packaging is quite classy looking and has a hook to hang it from your shower shelf or tray. The lid is a flip lid, which makes it easy to use in the shower. It lathers well although I think the layout of the bottle means I usually end up dispensing more than I normally would when using shower gel.
The smell of this was the only thing I found off-putting, and to be honest, it didn't really stay on my skin once I'd dried off so it didn't really turn out to be that big an issue. I'm still using it, but am looking forward to finishing them so I can get a nicer smelling shower gel. My other half likes this shower gel which I think is a good indication that it's quite manly because he's not a fan of anything remotely feminine (not including myself obviously!).
I didn't notice any difference in the condition of my skin after using this shower gel, but I don't use shower gel for this reason and I tend to use body lotion afterwards anyway. Sometimes you can feel your skin is softer after using certain shower gels, but that wasn't the case with this one.
This shower gel is currently on sale for £1.75 for 250ml, and they are still buy one get one free at Tesco. I probably won't be buying this again for myself, but I might pick and mix it with a more feminine one so my partner and I have a shower gel to ourselves.
When it comes to shower gel, I usually buy things that are around the £1 mark, as I'm on a tight budget and expensive toiletries are a luxury that I can't really justify at the moment.
However, my mum gave me this Eastern Spirit shower gel from Radox. It's not a brand I normally buy so I was interested to see what it was like. This costs around £1.75 normally but the fact my mum got me it makes me think that it may be on offer in Tescos, as she has an eye for a bargain and will always get me bits and pieces while she's shopping to help me out.
This shower gel is limited edition. It comes in a clear plastic bottle which slopes diagonally at the top. The lid is black plastic, and is on the bottom so you can stand the bottle on its end, meaning the shower gel is easily dispensed even when there's not much left. Handily, at the top is a black plastic hook-shaped handle so you can hang it up in the shower for convenience - I'm not sure why more shower gels don't have this!
As the bottle is clear, you can see the shower gel inside, and it's a pinky-orangey colour. The drawing on the front is of a pink Lotus flower, and indeed Radox claim that this contains 'a handful of Lotus petals' and 'a few drops of orange blossom oil'.
The smell is very flowery and perfumey; almost spicy. It's pleasant enough but not really for me; I much prefer fruity, natural smells when it comes to shower gels.
When dispensed onto a facecloth or puff, the gel is thick but then becomes quite runny. It lathers up reasonably well and you do feel very clean after using it. The smell of the shower gel fills the bathroom too.
This is pH balanced so it didn't dry my skin out at all. My skin feels very soft and the scent has lingered on it.
Radox are a great brand, with nice packaging, effective products, and a decent price. However I wouldn't have bought this myself as the smell just wasn't to my tastes - so it all comes down to personal choice with this one.
This also comes in a 500ml bottle of bubble bath.
When it comes to shower gel, I pretty much use whatever is brought for me - regardless of the smell. Although, I've started to enjoy buying bits for myself occasionally.
On a trip to Wilkinsons, I picked up this shower gel (and the bubble bath form) as it was only £1 - which is quite low for a shower gel nowadays.
The gel is in a clear bottle with a flip-top cap at the bottom that is black and a black bit on the top. Its only recently that I realised this can be pushed up to form a hook. The hook is incredibly useful as you can hang it from a shower caddy or anywhere relevant. I used to hang mine from my shower caddy until I got rid of it, now it just sits on the side of the bath.
The bottle is quite a stylish curved shape and is new to Radox - but it makes you know which brand it is instantly.
The gel itself is a pearlescent pink which shimmers in the light, very feminine! It reminds me of a tropical island - especially with the flowers and image on the front and the idea of it being an 'eastern spirit'. The gel is quite thick but a little runny, it smooths onto the skin easily and lathers up well.
Radox claims that the product will rejuvenate your senses, sending you to a tropical paradise while softening your skin and refreshing your body.
Just in case you have any allergies or were wondering, here are the ingredients:
Aqua, Sodium Laureth Sulfate, Sodium Chloride, Cocamidopropyl Betaine, Parfum, Sine Adipe Lac, Nelumbo Nucifera Flower Extract, Citrus Aurantium Amara Flower Extract, Citric Acid, Glycol Distearate, Limonene, Sodium Lactate, Polyquaternium-7, Steareth-4, Hexyl Cinnamal, Linalool, Tetrasodium EDTA, Butylene Glycol, Sodium Benzoate, CI 16035, CI 16255.
I hate shower gels that smell bad. When I originally saw this product I assumed because it looks so good, it wouldn't smell nice. It smelt gorgeous! I couldn't wait to get home and try it out.
It smells very sweet and floral, but in a non-musty way. The gel is infused with lotus flower and orange blossom, both are very prominent in the scent. If I shut my eyes while I use this in the shower, I almost feel like I'm in an eastern spa paradise!
I have to admit, I love that Radox always give the nicest smells to their products as it relaxes me before a (possibly) stressful day ahead.
I would recommend this product highly. It does claim to be limited edition but I think due to how quickly it goes down in my local Wilkinsons - its here to stay and making a profit! It left my skin feeling soft, smooth and well moisturized - as well as making me very relaxed and calm.
I have stocked up and until something nicer comes along, its here to stay!
I saw this bottle of Radox Eastern Spirit Shower Gel in our local Tesco the other day. I was originally looking for some different looking item to put together in a hamper for my eldest daughter for Christmas this year but when I got it home and had a sniff of what it smelled like I decided to keep it and use it myself and get her another one when we next go up the shops.
The shower gel is said to be a limited edition so if you would like to try this you would be better off having a look for it sooner rather than later. It is a lovely orangey pink colour and it has a picture of a pink lotus flower on the front. It costs £1.99 for the bottle in Tesco at the moment which is not a bad price for a decent make shower gel.
It is a 500ml bottle so will last quite a while. The gel which comes out is nice and thick and really goes over your body easily while showering. It smells really nice, the perfume in the gel consists of oriental lotus flower and orange blossom which really makes you feel oriental and you can smell the orange blossom a lot in the gel.
After rinsing off the gel and drying yourself you can still smell the scent of the orange on your skin, its is a lovely smell, very citrusy but with a flowery scent to it as well, more flowery than fruity.
My other half says this gel is a bit feminine for him to use which is ok by me as it means I can just share it with my daughter and it will last a bit longer. I really hope they still have some more of these when I go up the shops next time as I would like to get a couple more bottles in for when this one finally runs out.
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It's not often these days I get a nice relaxing time in my shower. With a toddler and one on the way any day now it's more of a quick flash under the hot water but I still like to use a nice shower gel. Radox make some of my favourite shower gels and one of the ones I rotate in and out of my shower is the Eastern Spirit shower therapy gel. In 2010 Radox shower therapy shower gels were voted product of the year by a consumer survey of product innovation. It was the winner of the body care category and I can see why. They are always good quality with lots of different unique smells and this one is no different.
Radox say that their Eastern Spirit shower therapy gel will rejuvenate your senses with the beautiful smell inspired by the Orient with a combination of delicate Lotus Flower and the oil of orange blossom to help soften the skin. In fact, the bottle itself has a lovely picture of an open Lotus flower (very apt for me at the moment as my yoga teacher has likened a certain part of the female anatomy used in the birth process as like the opening of a Lotus flower so I can't help but think of that whilst I have my shower and laugh a little bit!!)
The smell is fruity and you can definitely smell the orange blossom but it is not overly circusy so I think the lotus flower maybe calms down the orange flavour a bit which is nice. The shower gel itself is a lovely bright pink colour and probably more suited to a woman although my husband does use it in the shower too. It lathers up really well and does make my skin nice and fresh and well washed. Afterwards my skin feels really soft and I think that is down to the orange oil as it has quite a sleek feel to it and does work well on my skin.
Radox saw this shower gel will rejuvenate yourself and help you escape to an Eastern paradise so if you want a bit of an exotic trip in the mornings try this shower gel.