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I bought this Radox bubble bath when my boyfriend was looking to move in with me.
I didn't have a working shower at the time and so I knew we would both need to have a bath every day and I was a little worried about him using my normal girly bubble baths that I tend to like.
I was attracted to this fragrance - black pepper and ginseng - because it sounded more masculine than the usual flowery things I go for. The packaging too looks quite masculine, with the liquid inside being a nice dark red colour. This comes in a clear plastic bottle so the product is visible inside and has a black twist off cap, the same as other bubble baths in this range.
The fragrance is definitely aimed towards men and my boyfriend has no problem in using this (even though he does raise an eyebrow when I ask him if he would like "a nice hot bubble bath"). It is not sweet or floral at all - I would say it is quite spicy i fact. It is a very rich scent that fills the whole bathroom when he uses it.
I bought this from Tesco and the 500ml bottle was £1.90 which I didn't think was at all bad for a brand such as Radox.
Whilst this is undoubtedly a very male fragrance, all in the name of dooyoo I have of course tried this out for myself. I found the bath foam bubbled up nicely when rub under the hot tub and I did have a nice soak.
The only thing that some people may find a little off putting is that on pouring this into the bath the water does turn quite red and depending on how much you like to pour in this can resemble something from a horror film!
All in all though I like this bath soak and it will probably be a regular item I buy for the other half.
We cycle a lot as a family and go out and about on our bikes in all weathers. My grandchildren love the outdoors and love cycling to keep fit and to get some regular exercise instead of sitting indoors playing computer games etc. I go to the gym and when I get home from either working out or from cycling I like to take a long soak in the bath.
This product comes housed in a clear plastic bottle. The liquid is a red colour and it has a spicy kind of smell to it, quite a relaxing smell and I do like the smell of it. It is quite a strong smell but not too powerful that it isn't nice to soak in the bath.
The liquid is quite rich and a soft consistency but not runny. To use it I just turn the tap on and just run the water into the bath and pour a small amount of the liquid into the water. The liquid soon begins to create bubbles and foam in the water while the tap is still running.
When I get into the bath, the bubbles remain in the water for all the time I am in my bath. The bubbles don't fizzle out of the water like some other bath products, the bubbles never diminish with this product. I sometimes like to soak for at least a full hour before getting out and dried and the bubbles last all of the full hour I am soaking in the bath.
This product is very relaxing and the spicy smell just helps ease my aching muscles really well indeed. It helps soothe my aching joints and helps take any of my pain away if I have cycled a very long way that day while cycling with some friends. Sometimes I can cycle for up to 10 miles, maybe more on a sunny day and this product just helps release and ease any tension I may be suffering after cycling or from the gym when I have had an intense work out or for when I just want to lie in the bath at night time and relax before bed. It helps me have a good night's sleep and a good product to use just in the evenings. I don't use it in a morning because I like to take a shower in the mornings to help wake me up a little bit more. So I would say that this one is more ideal for using in the evenings.
It cleans my body really well indeed and leaves my skin not too dry and when I come out of the bath looking like a prune from soaking too long, my skin doesn't feel too rough.
It contains ginseng and black pepper, natural ingredients which are good for the skin and help it stay in a good condition as much as a product can.
The bottle is 500ml and it costs £1 and I think it is good value for the price. The quality is really good indeed.
I love this bath soak, it helps with relaxation and aching muscles and I will buy it again, it is a favourite of mine and I like it a lot. Suitable for all the family.
I rate it 5 stars.
Black pepper and ginseng? When I first saw that listed I thought of some exotic flavouring. Perhaps a health boosting pro-biotic drink or a high-class set of potato snacks. But no, this was a bubble bath.
More precisely, it was one of the Radox range of bath products. Now, I am a great believer in using the Radox products, ever since the days of the bath salts. Now, I am a great lover of sitting in the bath for a good relaxing soak and often use the time to catch up on my reading. As my shower went to appliance heaven, I was having these every day instead of less frequently. As a result, I was going through a lot of bubble bath.
The thing I like about the Radox range is that they are a thick fluid, which does not need a lot to get a decent set of bubbles. Therefore, the bottle tends to last longer than some other alternatives. The bottle is the standard Radox shape which tapers down until broadening out at the base. It is made of clear plastic, enabling you to see the enclosed liquid. In the case of this one, it is a vibrant red. It is marketed as part of the, "Muscle Therapy" range and I do like to have a good soak after the gym or a game of rugby.
This is not one I normally use but I decided to give it a try as a change. Unscrewing the cap, I was pleased by the aroma. I am not sure that I could detect distinct fragrances but there was a slightly spicy type of scent, with a hint of what could be pepper - though not enough to make you sneeze! It is fairly strong when smelling it direct from the bottle but is distinctly more mellow when mixed in the bath.
Now for the bath itself. They claim that there is a perfect PH balance and that it warms your muscles and ease the aches out of the body. Now, I have always noticed that pretty much any bath eases my aches and it was a little hard to ascertain how much of the warming was done by the bubble bath and how much by the fact that I was obviously sitting in hot water! Sadly, I had no litmus paper available to test the PH theory (though thinking about it, I have some at school...)
Having said that, the fact was that I did emerge from the bath refreshed. It was a pleasant aroma and I always find this does add to the relaxation element of any bath. On top of this, I managed to pick this bottle up at the bargain price of £1 for 500ml. It is often on sale at supermarkets, so I tend to stock up, as I resent paying £2 for the same bottle. I don't really measure but I find that each one this size lasts a good 2 weeks even with a bath every day and a good sized splash of this.
Overall, this is one that I would use again. I don't think I would use it every time but it does make a pleasant change from my preferred Clary Sage and sea minerals, with its slightly spicier bouquet.
I love to have a long soak in the bath and I'm forever trying out different bath products but I always revert back to my good old reliable Radox! There's nothing quite like relaxing in a bath after a long day and so although it seems a little bizarre I do look forward to my evening bath, it's a chance for me to unwind and to have some time to myself therefore I take the quality of bubble bath seriously!
I chose this particular flavour of radox because it looked different with being red- how many other deep red bath products are there out there? It certainly caught my eye on the shlef and I was curious to know what it smelt like- black pepper and Ginseng. Definitely a different flavour to have in the bath, far from the likes of rose and lavendar that's for sure!
This bottle is tall and slim which I like. I like the fact it's this shape as it means that it doesn't take up lots of room on the shelf and it looks quite elegant especially with the deep red liquid inside. The lid is a screw cap which is only small so it's not a problem to get on and off and isn't even a problem if you have wet hands either it's very simple to use.
You don't need very much in your bath at all, I am always suprised by just how little you need to get a good amount of bubbles- I tend to use just one 'drop' of it, by this I mean about the size of a 50p and so long as the taps are running when it goes in you don't need to interfere, none of the whole splashing around the water to try to lather up bubbles, instead you just leave it to it's own devices and a very large amount of bubbles soon appear!
The bubbles are large and crisp, they're the kind that when you lie back into them they fluff up around you and don't just disappear after a few seconds, they are bubbles which stay right to the end of your bath!
The smell of this is very different to other bubble baths that I have used before and I think maybe it's more marketed with men in mind but this doesn't mean that us girls can't enjoy it too, it's certainly not a 'male only' kind of smell! It's a rich, spicy smell which isn't over powering but still a strong smell all the same. The black pepper isn't an obvious smell which is good! I didn't want to emerge from the bath smelling like I had just been seasoned!
I find that when I use this bubble bath that the water in the bath seems slightly softer and a lot more relaxing. I don't know whether it's the smell, the bubble bath itself or the ingredients used or maybe just a psychological reaction but it does make me feel a lot more relaxed.
I really like this product, I like how the bubbles are really impressive and it does result in a very relaxing bath. After having bathed in this you don't come away carrying the aroma of spices behind you but it does make you feel refreshed yet relaxed in a really satisfying way.
You can buy Radox from most stores and if you're lucky you can buy it for a bargain £1. I do recommend this if you're after something slightly different and enjoy having a good relax!
I find my self buying lots of the Radox products these days and one of them was the muscle therapy. I'm totally not a fan of the scent of this product and the smell is very strong however I really like the colour. The colour in the bottle is different than what it looks like in the bath, in the bath its a light pinky colour that I also love. It produces plenty of bubbles witch is amazing as I feel more safe when they are bubble over me, I'm not really sure why.
It claims to be good for your muscles, I don't know how but it works and makes your muscles relaxed like never before. I have back aches at times and when I use this product it just vanishes. The lid is very easy to open even with wet hands so you don't have to ask someone else for help ect.
I run it under running water for maximum bubbles and once I have turned the tap off then I pour a tiny bit more just for a darker colour. This is another product that makes you feel pampered. It kind of does moisturise my skin and I love this product and will be hunting for other bath soak ranges.
I have been using Radox bath products since I was a teenager and I used to spend my pocket money on Radox products in Boots on Saturdays with my friends. As I have grown older, I continue to use Radox products - they are like my faithful old friend. Nowadays however, I use them for different reasons and you'll often find me buying the muscle relaxing sort of bath treatments as I do suffer from a persistent lower back problem.
I only ever have a bath on Friday, Saturday and Sunday evenings. The rest of the week I only have time for a shower, so by the time Friday's come round again I am really ready for my nice end of week soak. For the last few months I have been using my Radox Herbal Bath Muscle therapy. I did fancy trying the Fenjal one I found in Boots but this was a fraction of the cost so I opted for the cheaper version. This large sized 500ml bottle cost only £1.89 so I thought that seemed like really good value for money.
I have used this particular bath product many times before and though I have tried lots of others in the Radox range I tend to go back to this one. The colour is a rich and vibrant ruby red and the bottle states that it contains herbs and spices which are meant to penetrate deep into the muscle and help to relax me and help me unwind after a hard day. Sounds perfect.
I tend to use a bit too much of this bath product and I pour it under running water for maximum bubbles. It does leave the water looking a light red / pink in colour but as I fill my bath to the brim, the colour fades out as the water depends. There are undoubtedly a ton of bubbles with this product and it does have a rather nice sort of spicy smell to it. I don't the fragrance is overtly feminine and it could be used by either a man or a woman. My husband is happy to use this and doesn't complain that it smells of perfume, so it must be fine.
As for relaxing my muscles, well .... It does work but I'm not sure whether or not that it just down to me lying flat on my back in a tub of hot water for half an hour or longer, to be honest. I feel that the hot water itself is doing most of the work, rather than the Radox. It is a lovely smell though and it does make my skin feel nice and silky smooth and it's certainly not a product that leaves residue or dries my skin out at all.
I must like it as I keep on buying it. I feel more relaxed after I've sued it and the smell lingers for a little while on my skin after I am out of the bath, dried and PJ's on.
I like it and recommend it - whether you have achy muscles or not, it's a nice treat that doesn't cost the earth.
I love my Radox. In the evenings I like to unwind in a hot bath with plenty of bubbles. I haven't come across any brand as good as Radox as far as the bubbles are concerned. I have tried various 'flavours' and this one I currently have but it is not one of my favourites.
Radox make a variety of bathroom products, I have a few of their shower gels and plenty of their bath foam. The bubble bath comes in a tall thin bottle so it doesn't take up much space on the shelf which is good considering I currently have three bottles of the stuff! It is see through and the bubble bath is always a really rich colour which looks lovely on the shelf with the sun shining through it!
This one my husband bought me but I actually am quite disappointed by it in terms of smell. It's very rich in spices and has more of a 'manly' smell about it, it's not zesty and soft like the other flavours that I previously have used. This I think is probably more geared towards men which is perhaps why my husband bought it, maybe he smelt it and thought it was nice. It isn't my taste though.
It does make lots of bubbles, a little bit does go a long way and because it's such a deep red it also turns the water slightly pink which my grandchildren love so I tend to use this for bathing them, they seem to like the smell and they are impressed with how bubbly it gets!
I won't be buying this one again, I will stick to the flavours I know I like in future.
Radox Herbal Bath Muscle Therapy
Are you like me and suffer from back pain and achy muscles? For me, its sitting at the desk at the wrong angle constantly balancing my phone on my shoulder and having my arm extended so I can use the mouse whilst typing with the other hand, this does not make for a relaxed back, neck and shoulders at the end of the day...I know I don't need to explain about the aches and pains of continued commuting to you either!
I have tried a large number of "remedies" - deep heat patches and gels, going to the osteopath, hot water bottles, memory foam pillows...then I saw this. I thought, ever one of the aforementioned go some way to relieve the aches and pains, but I wondered if I could add something ease to my daily even routine that would add muscle relaxation. Generally I am a shower-person, but I saw this and the words "muscle therapy" drew me in.
At first glance this product seemed rather unimpressive, lets face it, its essentially a bubble bath, but then it made me laugh! I read stimulating words such as "black pepper and ginseng" and it conjured up images of marinating ones self in a vast pot of spices before being eaten! Truly, the fact that this product made me smile made me pop it in to my basket; rather than the belief that this would make me feel too much better.
The Ingredients: (this is taken from the Boots website, just so I am not accused of copyright!):Aqua,Sodium Laureth Sulfate ,Cocamidopropyl Betaine ,Sodium Chloride ,Hylocereus Undatus Fruit Extract ,Panax Ginseng Extract ,Piper Nigrum Extract ,Parfum ,Citric Acid ,Sodium Lactate ,Polyquaternium-7 ,Linalool ,Propylene Glycol ,Dipropylene Glycol ,Coumarin ,Limonene ,PEG-40 Hydrogenated Castor Oil ,Trideceth-9 ,Lactic Acid ,Sodium Benzoate ,Caramel ,CI 16035
Meh...I am not such a 'frilly female' that I can honestly say I can distinguish between very many scents at all with these kinds of products. It was not unpleasant but it did not evoke feelings of "oooh, im so relaxed and this scent is just the ticket" - actually it was rather nice as it did not smell terribly strong, but relaxing enough I spose.
Pretty. It reminds me of Christmas, all red with green leaves on the front, the child in me enjoyed that it happened to match my nails as I popped it in to the basket...did I say I wasn't frill? Hee hee. I like the fact that this is clear so you can tell how much you have left, and if you have visions of replace this bottle before it runs out you know you wont be caught short! It comes in a 500ml so if you live with more than one person it's a good size and will last a while.
I believe that the correct measurement is a capful - not in my bath sister! - I poured that bad-boy in until it had glugged a few times! After all if I was to give it a fair chance I thought I may as well go the whole hog. It foamed up beautifully, you know when you sink in to a bath so full of bubble that it makes that delightful crackling noise as you submerge yourself. And the scent once it was in bubble form was really rather lovely, again relaxing but not overpowering.
Overall feeling after my bath:
Relaxed, as one often does after such an activity, floaty-like. The heady combination of the bubbles, the steam, the coziness and the delicate scent left my skin feeling soft and moisturized and really sleepy. Lovely. However, once I got dried, drained the bath (a most un-relaxing noise, don't you think?), put on my PJ's, opened the window to clear the steam, all the relaxed sensation was gone. The only thing that remained was nice soft skin. Unfortunately it did nothing to relax my muscles, maybe I just have too many knots. But either way, my neck, shoulder and back were still pretty tight and sore.
Everywhere I have looked, under £2.
Where can you get this from:
Boots, Superdrugs, Lloyds, supermarkets etc
An enjoyable bath-time experience. Relaxing and 'nice' and not therapy for the muscles.
Radox have made this wonderful natural bubble bath to aid aches and pains after a long days work.
There are many products like this on the market however I have not found something thats works half as good as this.
What's in it?
You have ingredients such as
hydrogenated castor oil
This isn't even half of the ingredients.
Radox muscle therapy also contains ingredients like lactic acid, however they have managed to turn this amazing liquid into a healthy PH balance.
So the best bits..
Personally I alternate between baths and showers. I have found this works just as good when using it in the shower. All you have to do it use it like a soap and massage in.
The natural PH balance is perfect for me as I suffer from very sensitive skin. It's hard to find soaps that want harm my skin. I have had no problems with using this.
A bubble bath relaxes you anyway however this is like an extreme bubble bath, I was surprised to find that this product actually works. I just tried it as a stab in the dark, for the price, I wasn't going to get let down if it didn't work.
A smashing price for what you are getting.
This product has long lasting bubbles to it, so if your like me and you can spend hours in the bath, you won't run out of bubbles quickly.
The not so good bits..
I'm a real girly girl, I like things to smell girly. But I did find that this bubble bath actually had quite a masculine smell to it, which I didn't like so much.
The only other thing I can mention is that for me I would of preferred to pay extra and get a 1litre bottle instead of the 500ml.
What did I think?
Personally, I loved this product for the benefits it gives, however I do think they could of sweetened the smell up a little more. Radox once again, deliver what they promise.
As previously mentioned I am not a bath fan but since moving into the new house I have no choice as there is no shower fitted. I like to have bubbles in the bath and always have since being a child, I don't know why but I hate sitting in a clear bath. I thought I would give Radox a try as this is a well known brand, I chose muscle therapy as I run at least three times a week and thought the blend may help to sooth my tired legs.
Radox first started producing salts for a foot bath in 1908 to cool and soothe tired housewives feet, now they are a worldwide brand owned by Unilever. Radox not only produce bubble baths but also shower gels, liquid soaps and deodorants.
This bubble bath is in a clear plastic bottle, measuring 23cm tall with a black screw top lid which is easy to open. I think the slim tall bottle looks very nice on the bath side especially being able to see the deep red gel inside, its a very rich and classy looking colour. The front label is clear with white writing and an image of leaves infused with pepper and ginseng. The back label describes the product, ingredients and has the barcode.
The muscle therapy contains what is described as a stimulating blend. The scent is slightly masculine with a hint of spice and warmth, to sit in I feel a warmth not only from water temperature but from the mixture even as the water cools. The fragrance of the ginseng and pepper really do open the airways and help when I have a cold.
The bubble bath is thick in consistency and bubbles up nicely the best when poured straight under a hot running tap. The soap suds feel luxurious and for £1 a bottle this is well worth it.
I generally use the Radox bubble bath that relaxes (the purple one) but since living with my boyfriend, I have used the Radox Herbal Bath Muscle Therapy instead. He runs a lot and works out so his muscles get quite achy which is why he buys this instead of any other variant. Anyway, I sometimes work really long hours and I do ache when I get home so I figured that using this one wouldn't do me any harm.
As with other Radox bath products, this comes in a clear plastic bottle which lets you see the colour of the liquid inside. The bottle has on it the Radox logo and product information which states which variant is inside and what the product does. There is also a picture of some of the ingredients on the front of the bottle. While the bottle is see through, the plastic twist cap is black. The back of the bottle has a list of all of the ingredients.
To use this product, all you need to do is unscrew the cap and pour a bit underneath hot running water in the bath. You can put this in before and after the water but the bubble effect isn't nearly as good as when you add it under running water. The liquid is really thick so you don't need to use much at all. My first time using Radox, I used loads as this is what I was used to doing with a cheaper bubble bath and my bath was overflowing with bubbles. Also, the colour of this bubble bath is a bright red but the colour disappears once it is in the water and mixed in.
The smell of this bubble bath is quite strange compared with others I have used before. The smell, without a better way of putting it, is pretty manly. I'm used to bubble baths smelling of lavender or something just as girly so this one was a refreshing change. The black pepper and ginseng smells mix really well together and it really is lovely. The smell also lasts the whole of my bath time and fills the bathroom, giving a very relaxing feelings.
This is what Radox have to say about this product:
There's nothing quite like a hot soak to ease the aches out of your tired body. Taking a bath in Radox Muscle Therapy Herbal Bath, with our blend of black pepper and ginseng will help gently warm your muscles and revive your body and mind. Just sink in, lie back and feel rejuvenated.
I'm not too sure about the muscle relaxing claims with this one. As I said before, I normally use a different Radox product and I couldn't tell the difference between how I felt after using each one. Yes, I was relaxed after using this one but I think the heat from the water would have helped this at the same time. Still, this is a lovely bubble bath with a great smell so I would definitely use it again.
At the minute, Boots have these on offer for £2 and BOGOF (for a 500ml bottle) so really, they're only £1 each which is a bargain.