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Radox is one of those brands that I always end up buying fairly frequently. It isn’t the best brand but it is reasonably priced and for a low price product I think it is fine. If it was more expensive then I would expect more but I think that when you are only paying 1.00 for something then you can’t expect it to compete with brands like Molton Brown for example.
I used to use the bath salts a lot when my muscles were sore and I felt the need for some soothing but I mainly now use the pourable liquid muscle therapy bath soak when I want a long soak in the bath to soothe my muscles.
I think the muscle therapy one is probably the best soak in the entire range as it just seems to work to soothe sore aching muscles and also unlike the majority of bath foams this has a more masculine smell to it instead of being floral scented.
It has a nice spicy smell which is stronger smelling than most of the rest of the range and it smells nice as soon as it is poured under the tap and fills the bathroom with its scent.
It is supposed to be warming but this is hard to tell since it is used in a hot bath but I do have to say that I always feel more relaxed after using it and my muscles do tend to feel more soothed. I am not sure if this is because of the hot water or the radox but to my mind my muscles do feel better using this than when I just have a bath without it.
An added bonus for me is that this doesn’t dry my skin out or leave it feeling itchy which is a problem that I have with a lot of things which produce bubbles. The bubbles are also a bit longer lasting than they are with some of the other bath soaks in the range. Overall I do think that this is good for the money. It doesn’t feel or smell as cheap as it should given the price and I will continue to use it when I feel the need for some soothed muscles.
Tall clear oblong plastic bottle.
500 mls and now made by Unilever but still under the Radox brand name.
Ruby red clear thickish liquid.
'Will leave you feeling invigorated.'
If liquid gets into eyes rinse well.
With black pepper and ginseng.
1.50 at present in Tesco but I bought them on buy one get one free.
Another Radox soak that does not really deliver much of a smell at all. I can appreciate that black pepper or ginseng have strong aromas but it would have been good if they had included an ingredient that did smell pleasantly.
This thick liquid, when added to the hot bathwater does provide copious amounts of bubbles. It also looks quite blood-like when it first enters the water but once blended through the whole of the bathwater it just tints the water a very slight pink – which stays throughout the bath.
The bubbles last very well and there were still plenty of bubbles left after I had finished a very long soak.
Well black pepper does have a therapeutic history so havign this in the bath may be slightly beneficial. Ginseng is also invigorating but I am not sure what qualities it would add in a bath.
This bath soak, although not a creamy consistency does help you skin feel soft and smooth afterwards.
This is a very attractive thick red liquid thoguh I am not sure why Radox gives this soak just a plain black screw top instead of one the same colour as the liquid as with some of the other blends.
Not really a feminine product but the bath water being tinged slightly pink may put some men off.
I was very disappointed at the lack of aroma as it definitely spoilt the bathing experience.
There was plenty of lovely bubbles and they lasted a long time.
The bath soak really does make your skin feel soft and smooth and I have found that the round patches on my thighs are now getting quite smooth without having to use body butter or cream.
I cannot really say that the product itself actually acts as a 'therapy' for your muscles. I had plenty of aches and pains but although the warm bath is soothing and relaxing for my muscles this product did not really add to the experience.
The colour is very pleasant but the product is let down by a lack of aroma.
===Star Rating=== 3 stars. Hardly no aroma and not really a 'therapy' for your muscles.
===Would I Recommend?=== Yes
I was carrying out an online shop at www.asda.co.uk recently when some bath care products from the Radox brand caught my eye. I purchased a few items from the range, with this review outlining my experiences of using the "Radox Muscle Therapy Bath Soak."
The Bath Items were all available for the cost of only £1 each, a price that I felt reflected good value for money, especially considering the normal purchase price of the 500ml bottles is generally nearer £2 from most retailers; certainly, the last time I purchased some Bath Soak from the Radox brand it cost me £2 from Boots.
Radox's bottle has a tall and slender look to it, being a sort of flat, rectangular shape. The bottle is made of thick plastic, so I am able to see the bright red-coloured Bath Soak liquid contained within. The plastic bottle can be recycled after use.
To use, I simply need to unscrew the black-coloured plastic cap from the bottle and dispense a generously-sized 'blob' of the bright red liquid into the bath as it is filling. I find that this is very easy to do, and I have experienced no difficulties with either the density of the bottle's plastic or the bottle's plastic lid being difficult to use, even though I suffer with the strength in my hands at times. As soon as the red Bath Soak liquid is dispersed into the bathtub, the water takes on an attractive pink hue. I find too that an abundance of thick and foamy 'bubbly' lather is easily produced from the liquid when it mixes in the bathwater, and this adorns the water's top layer gracefully, allowing the awaiting tub to look extremely enticing.
The product's scent is quite delicious, and I find it gains strength and intensity as the bathtub fills. Whilst at first the aroma is really quite masculine, I find it seems to take on a 'softer' edge that is understated at first. There is a definite 'spice' within the overall scent that is extremely pleasant, and I like how it never takes on too much 'body' or becomes over-powering.
The aroma is described on the front of the bottle as being a "Feel Good Fragrance" and I feel this is a fair claim, given the uplifting feeling experienced as I bathe in the warming scent. Described as being "A stimulating blend, with black pepper & ginseng", I feel that this combination offers something a little different and innovative to other Bath Soak products that I have purchased before. There is something considerably more 'special' about this Radox offering, and I do have to confess that I feel the warming aroma is perfectly suited to the colder winter months.
As I soak in the warming liquid, I find that the aroma feels slightly more 'unisex' than it did at first, which I think is mainly down to the 'earthy' scent that develops gently, appearing from behind the initial scents that are more heavily spiced than this. The developed aroma feels quite wonderful, and it gently creates a gorgeous fragrant cloud that hangs easily in the bathroom for a short time after bath time is over... lovely.
In terms of the "Muscle Therapy" aspect of the product and its name, I have found that this is where the product falls rather flat. I suffer from a chronic condition that affects my stamina and mobility, and inflicts disabling fatigue upon me every day. In addition, this condition causes my muscles to feel 'heavy' and weak and it inflicts pain to my joints, with it often feeling deep-rooted, as if my bones are aching. These horrid symptoms are unfortunately worsened when the cold weather hits, and my poor muscles and joints often feel very stiff and painful during the autumn and winter months. I was interested to see if the Radox Muscle Therapy would help to alleviate some - any! - of the horrible symptoms that I need to overcome.
Unfortunately, it was not to be. Whilst I can obtain a little relief from a warm bath to the pain experienced at my larger joints, and in particular my hips and pelvis, this relief is only ever temporary. I experienced the same short-term relief when the Muscle Therapy product was used, than with any other bog-standard or 'everyday' bubble bath product is used, and whilst my expectations and hopes of any relief being obtained from the Radox product were low, I couldn't help but feel slightly disappointed that it made no difference whatsoever. Perhaps I was a little naïve, but I do feel the product name misled me ever-so-slightly, and for that reason I am deducting one star from the product rating score to reflect my disappointment.
On the plus side, I find the product's aroma is perfectly suited to the sort of bath time where you want to relax and unwind, and soak yourself in an abundance of soapy bubbles. On that score, I have little cause for complaint.
Additionally, I find that the bubbles remain for quite a long time in the bathwater during my bathing time, and they seem reluctant to disappear when compared to other Bath Soak products that I have used recently. When bath time is over, I find the Radox Soak's fragrant scent lingering on my skin, but it does so rather faintly, so it never feels over-powering or intrusive. Using body care products that have robust aromas scares the scent off altogether, so be mindful of this if you prefer to experience the lovely Black Pepper & Ginseng scent a little longer.
I find that the Radox Muscle Therapy Bath Soak inflicts no adverse effects to my dry, sensitive skin type, and in actual fact I feel my skin has remained largely 'untouched' by the product, even when it has been used quite frequently. Based on these results, I do recommend the Bath Soak as being suitable for those consumers, who, like me, suffer with dry or sensitive skin.
Taking everything into account, I feel the Radox Muscle Therapy Bath Soak is a lovely bath time addition, and I would certainly buy it again on this basis, finding it's lovely spicy scent has a lovely, warming and uplifting feel that is perfectly suited to the cold Autumn and Winter months. I didn't find that the product offered anything beneficial to my sore muscles, however, and I do admit that I felt a little disappointed at this discovery.
I've recently been on a bit of a get fit mission as I am far from fit and healthy. With the increase of exercise I've found myself aching in the evenings and escaping to the bath for a bit of relief. I purchased this Radox herbal bath muscle therapy to see if it could help.
Radox muscle therapy is quite widely available to purchase from supermarkets and normally costs around £1.50 for a 500ml bottle but can quite often be on sale for just £1.
The packaging is typical of a Radox brand bubble bath as it is a long, slim plastic bottle with a screw lid on the top. The bottle is totally transparent so you can see the colour of the bubble bath inside. The front of the bottle features the product name and a little bit about it then the back shows the product information in more depth and a list of ingredients.
To use the bubble bath you simply pour a little in as your bath is running. It's worth mentioning that the opening in the bottle is quite wide so the product does come out quite quickly, the first couple of uses usually involves pouring way too much in the bath in my experience! The bubble bath is a blend of black pepper and ginseng but I'm not really sure that's what shines through scent wise. I was quite put off the first time I used this as the smell is quite masculine but at the same time it's subtle so it doesn't bother me so much now.
I find that a little of this bubble bath definitely goes a long way and I only use one drop in each bath to provide a good amount of bubbles. I pour it in when the bath is running and swish it around a little to get more bubbles. When the bath has finished running I'm met with a sea of nice big bubbles ready for me to get into. The bubbles stay there for quite some time, I hate having a relaxing bath where the bubbles disappear as soon as I get in a squash against some, there isn't that problem with this and there are always bubbles left at the end of my bath.
As far as the muscle therapy goes, I can't say that this bubble bath reduces the amount of aching I have compared to other bubble baths I have used. But at the same time, I do feel like it has loosened my muscles a little and reduced the tightened feeling I have. Again, no more so than other products.
I'm not sure I would buy this Radox muscle therapy again due to the fact the scent is quite masculine and I like pretty feminine scents in my bath. I would definitely recommend it if you are male or prefer more masculine scents. A little goes a long way and the bubbles are of a great quality and last well, definitely worth a pound if you can find it on offer.
I regularly carry out a Boots online shop, particularly for bulky items, which saves me carrying them from a high street store and when I saw that the majority of the Radox range was on a special half price offer I added half a dozen of their bath soaks to my basket. I've always enjoyed using the Radox bath range, as their products are highly scented and offer plenty of bubbles. One of my purchases was their Muscle Therapy, which I purchased in a 500ml bottle and this review discusses my experience with using.
The tall and slim transparent plastic bottle is very appealing to the eye with its minimal marketing text together with the deep red contents, which look most inviting. The fragrance is marketed as "feel good" due to the inclusion of a stimulating blend of black pepper and ginseng. I love nothing better than chilling out in a hot bath tub at the end of a busy working day and whilst I enjoy using Lush bubble bars, due to their price I keep these for special occasions.
The bottle is easy to grip with one hand where I can use the other to unscrew the contrasting black coloured lid. The aroma that greeted me was extremely powerful with its very favourable spicy black pepper and ginseng and I anticipated a relaxing bath as I inhaled the vapours. Whilst I can speak very positively of Radox bath products, I always find them a little difficult to pour, particularly as the liquid is fairly thick with the neck of the bottle being large. As a result, I frequently find myself dispensing far more than I actually need for a single bath.
Despite using too much on a number of occasions, only a small blob is actually required, which immediately begin to create fluffy white bubbles as soon as it hits the running bath water. Unlike a few cheaper brands that I've used in the past, the bath soak does not plop straight to the bottom of the tub and subsequently require swishing around the water. Whilst the fragrance is considerably strong when taking a sniff from the bottle, I was disappointed that it was barely evident once added to the water, which surprised me, particularly as I've not experienced the same issue with any of their other fragrances.
I cannot admit to the bath soak transforming the water into a silky texture, but a mountain of huge bubbles were created and despite introducing my Imperial Leather soap to the water, very few dispersed. In fact, the bubbles are generally an issue for me, as they don't all vanish when I pull the plug out, so I have to sprinkle a little talcum powder on them and swish with the shower head. Prior to using my bottle of Radox I had been using a Tesco branded foam bath, which caused a build up of soap scrum below the bath water line. However, this was considerably minimised when using Radox, so clearly it contains much higher quality ingredients.
I do not generally expect the fragrance of bath products to linger on my skin as I would with shower products and I could not smell anything after I stepped out of the tub. However, I cannot speak of any adverse reactions when using such as dryness or itching although I found it necessary to apply my body cream. Whilst the product is marketed as Muscle Therapy, I cannot admit that it assisted with any aches and pains, but it certainly offers a relaxing bathing experience. The 500ml bottle lasted me approximately one month with bathing every evening, but as previously mentioned, I found it difficult to dispense the correct amount, so I feel the bottle should have lasted me a little longer. Furthermore, I would advise that there was no waste, as I was able to dispense every last drop of the bath soak.
A 500ml bottle of Radox bath soak normally retails at £2 per bottle, which I feel represents good value for money. However, I bulk purchased mine from Boots for just £1 each and at the time of writing you can still obtain them at half price, so now's the time to stock up.
If the bottle had been easier to pour and offered its scent throughout my entire bathing experience it would have received five stars from me. However, due to the reasons discussed, I feel a four star ratings to be appropriate.
I hope you found my review useful and thanks for reading.
I bought a bottle of this Radox Muscle Therapy recently because I was looking for something to relax me and make my bath feel and smell great too. I was attracted to this over other products in the store because I trust the brand name. The product was also very visually appealing as the liquid inside the bottle is a deep, crimson red colour and there is a picture of spices on the front label. This variety of the Muscle Therapy Bath Therapy liquid is called 'black pepper and ginseng' bath soak which sounded unique and luxurious to me.
The product comes in a 500ml sized bottle. I personally would like the bottle size to be a little bigger as I usually buy great big bottles of bath foam or bath soak and tend to use a lot of it. This bottle is just a little too small for me and I've found myself getting through it very quickly.
As mentioned above the bottle is transparent and therefore it is recyclable. The bottle is fitted with a small black cap which is easy to unscrew and which can be secured easily. A label on the back of the bottle provides much product information including full ingredients. Radox also use this space to explain what the product is all about. They claim that this product can 'rejuvenate' you and promise it will "revive your body and mind". They explain that the liquid comprises of peppercorns and ginseng and that it is Ph balanced and approved by "skin experts".
The brand don't tell you what quantity to use in your bath so I initially experimented with different amounts and discovered that my experiences varied according to how much liquid I added to the water. You need to add the liquid to running warm or hot water for best results. This way it melts into the water instantly and turns into bubbles. Lukewarm water does not bubble very well though nor does small amounts of the liquid.
The liquid is very thick and moves like a dense syrup. It very faintly changes the colour of the water but not so much that it's very noticable or dramatic. The liquid will become a foam if enough is added but the foam is comprised of rather thin and small bubbles. The water feels slippery and soft when the liquid is added causing you to relax and let go as the water covers your body.
The fragrance of the product is strong and beautiful. It's like a blend of plants and spices, a mix of sweet and sharp that stimulates and entrances the senses. I find it a relaxing and pleasing fragrance that makes me want to lean back and inhale. The fragrance is such that I'm confident I'll smell great when I get out of the bath too, so this is a big plus for me.
My skin also feels lovely and soft and supple after using this in my baths and I've recently bought another product in this range as I'm so pleased with it. It's definitely a relaxing and rewarding bath soak. I came home from travelling the other day and the first thing I wanted to do was have a bath with this! It did the trick and undid seven hours of being on the road! It literally puts a smile on my face when I get into a bath with this product in it!
I would definitely recommend and think this is a high quality bath soak. My only concern is that it is slightly more expensive than some other products I've used and I tend to use a lot of it to achieve the bubble effects and it is used up quite quickly.
~~Radox Muscle Therapy~~
~~Why I purchased this product~~
I bought this product as by now many of you know I am pregnant, it seems to surround the majority of my reviews now but sorry I am a first time mum and extremely proud and excited! Anyway back to the review, I bought this as I have been suffering with Sciatica with the pregnancy which means I get a lot of lower back and limb pain accompanied with pins and needles and numbness, not pleasant at all, so when I seen this product I thought I would give it a go. My husband also has a very physically demanding job so I thought the product would be well suited for the both of us.
The Radox muscle therapy bath soak comes in a sleek slim line bottle with raised marks on showing the Radox logo on both sides. The bottle itself is transparent and you can see the deep red colour of the product, to me this symbolises warmth and healing, which is what you would expect from a product of its type. The front of the bottle contains a label with the Radox logo, and a brief description of the product, on the rear of the product is another label which gives information on the product, contact details of the company, and an ingredients list. The lid of the bottle is plain black and the neck of the bottle is wide so when using the product I would advise you to be careful as it can come out quite fast.
~~Efficiency of the product~~
I have gone through a full bottle in a couple of months this proves its efficiency, normally with a bath product it sits on my bath shelf for months on end as I never get round to using it. Both me and my husband have had great results from this product. I would ideally recommend that it is used on a night time before bed so that the effects are greater, after soaking in a warm bath with two capfuls of this added to it my back has felt miles better, it loosens your muscles and makes you feel extremely relaxed and has helped me get a better, deeper night's sleep. If you use more than 2 capfuls which is not necessary but does make a more bubbly bath, then it can turn the water a slight red however, it does not dye the skin at all so do not be worried by this as I have done it plenty of times.
The Radox muscle therapy bath soak is scented with black pepper and ginseng; do not be put off by the black pepper part I can ensure you, that you won't be sat in the bath with a box of tissues next to you! I would say the scent is more masculine then feminine yet it does appeal to both me and my husband, it is not overpowering and does not scent your skin for too long after use which I find is a great advantage as some similar muscle therapy products such as the traditional deep heat products have strong putrid smells which linger for a long period of time. The smell reminds me off the sort of aromatherapy oils used in sports massage it is pleasant and subtle and definitely not overpowering.
~~Price (15/08/12) ~~
Boots £2.00 or 2 for 1
I think the price is very good for this product as it does last a long time and does what it claims to.
~~Who would I recommend this product too?~~
Ideally, anyone could use this product as it is a great all-rounder it leaves skin feeling soft and muscles feeling relaxed. However, I feel this product would provide itself to be more beneficial to people who have trouble sleeping at night, people who do a lot of strenuous activity, people who are on their feet all day and pregnant women.
I've been meaning to grab a bottle of radox for a while now as I find their products very relaxing and think there's nothing better than a radox bath. I bought my bottle from bodycare for £1 and was really pleased as I'd just seen them in Boots for £2 a bottle.
The product comes in a tall, curved cuboidal shaped bottle with a black screw lid. It's got the Radox logo in big letters so it's easy to identify the product. The bath soak is a deep red colour, quite unusual in comparison to other bath soaks so it's easy to spot on the shelf. I may sound childish now, but the nice range of colours that radox bath soaks come in kind of attracts me. It's nice to use a blue or red soak compared to the usual white creams.
The bottle states that the bath soak will "help to gently warm your muscles, and revive your body and mind." I don't think I could ask for much more from a bath soak, this sounds like the ultimate relaxation, but does it deliver?
The bottle states that the scent of this bath soak is Black Pepper and Ginseng which I didn't think sounded very appeasing but when I took the lid off and smelt it I was pleasently suprised by its sweet smell. It smells quite perfumed which I like as it lingers after you've had a bath so both you and your bathroom smell quite nice.
The colour of the soak is very nice, but when you're pouring it into the bath under the hot running tap, it does look like you've bludgeoned someone in the bathtub! It also stained my scrunchie thing that I use in the bath. Once it has mixed with the water a little more, you get a good amount of bubbles and the water looks an inviting tranquil red colour. You can smell the soak before even getting into the bath.
I also used this on my scrunchie to clean my arms and back etc, and find that it lathers very well and leaves your skin feeling very soft and clean. The bubbles in the bath lasted very well and I had to wipe some of them off my body with the towel as they stayed on after I had got out the bath.
I found the bath soak quite relaxing as I just lay there nice and warm, surrounded by bubbles and breathing in the nice scent. After coming out of the bath, I was ready for pyjamas and bed, so think this is definitely a good product to use in the evening to promote a good nights sleep as it knocked me out a bit.
I would definitely recommend this product. It feels like a very good quality bath soak, for very little money. I can't grumble about paying a pound for this as it lasts quite well and does what it says on the bottle. Give it a try if you haven't already.
I was dashing round my local Tesco recently and saw they had Radox Bath Therapy Bath Soak on a BOGOF, I quickly grabbed a couple and to be honest I was in such a hurry I just grabbed the 2 nicest colours, pink and a deep red. It wasn't until I got home and unpacked my shopping that I noticed the dark red one had a fragrance called Black Pepper and Ginseng. I didn't like the sound of this at all.
The Bath Soak comes in a tall squarish clear plastic bottle with a black screw top lid, the bottle is slightly curved and has the word Radox moulded into each side. The front of the bottle has the Radox logo at the top in green and white, below this it informs the customer that this is Muscle Therapy Bath Therapy to revive you with black pepper and ginseng. The front also shows a picture of brown leaves and seeds and states that Radox have been blending natural herbs since 1908.
The back of the label gives a list of ingredients and some information about the benefits of the muscle therapy bath soak. Radox state that taking a bath in this will "help gently warm your muscles, and revive your body and mind".
As I mentioned the colour of the bath soak is a deep red, when I finally got round to giving it a sniff I was quite surprised to find it smells sweet and spicy, its a strong smell and overall very pleasant, however it smells like a really nice mans bath product or after shave. There's nothing on the bottle to state this but as far as I'm concerned this is for the men.
That said though I decided to give the bath soak a try after a particularly stressful day when my neck and shoulders were certainly aching. The bottle doesn't actually give any exact instructions for using the bath soak so I just poured some under the running tap where it turned the water a reddish colour, it also stained my body puff red too. The bath soak quickly lathered up and although the lather wasn't overly thick the bubbles did last until I got out.
Once out of the bath after a nice soak I felt clean and refreshed and my aches had considerably eased, whether this was down to the Radox or just the warm water I cant say but I did feel better than I had before my bath. The scent lingered on my skin all evening which would have been nice if I was a man! I suffered no reaction from the bath soak and although it doesn't offer any moisturising benefits my skin didn't feel dried out.
I would recommend the Radox Muscle Therapy Bath Soak but in my opinion the fragrance is aimed more towards men, I prefer something more girly, however if flowery scents are not your thing this may well be for you but in our house its definitely one for Mark who smells gorgeous after a bath in this.
If you fancy trying this Tesco are currently selling a 500ml bottle for £1.90.
I am a huge fan of Radox products as I tend to find them great quality and reasonably priced. Every time I go shopping I find it hard to resist not putting a shower gel or bath foam into the trolley. The good news is that Radox are nearly always on offer which means that I just can't resist a bargain!
I buy Radox for both me and my other half as he likes them as well and when it comes to taking a bath we both find this a relaxing way to end the day. We are both into sports, he was a professional footballer and now teaches football and I ride horses so we tend to pull muscles every now and again so I am always on the lookout for products to relax and ease muscles after a long day. Recently in Boots I saw Radox Bath Therapy Muscle Therapy on offer and I thought I'd give it a go.
*~* What is it *~*
The Muscle Therapy is part of the Radox Bath Therapy range which has several varieties of bath foams. The Muscle Therapy version contains black pepper and ginseng. The combination of these two ingredients are meant to relax the muscles but also to warm your body up at the same time. The bath foam is meant to calm your mind and rejuvenate you.
*~* Packaging *~*
The bath foam comes in a tall slim clear plastic bottle which is the same as the other Bath Therapy varieties. It has a colour matching screw on top. On the front of the bottle apart from the Radox green logo there is an image of a black pepper plant. On the back there is all the usual information such as usage directions and ingredients.
*~* In Use *~*
~ Consistency ~
Muscle Therapy is bright red in colour and does have a decent, thickish consistency which is easily poured out of the bottle. You do have to be careful when pouring this bath foam into the bath as it does come pretty quickly out of the bottle.
~ Aroma ~
When I picked this up I did expect a strong pepper fragrance but what I got was a very mild pepper note and a bit too much ginseng which was a tad potent. I was slightly disappointed that the pepper wasn't more dominant. The aroma does quickly disappear as soon as you have poured it into the bath and the scent is actually quite drab and insignificant!
~ Application ~
This part is easy! You just simply need to pour it in warm running water directly into your bath.
~ Results ~
As with most bath foams you do get a decent amount of soft white bubbles which do certainly last the entirety of your bath which is great. Obviously the more you pour into the bath then the more bubbles you get but with this product you only need to use a little to get a vast amount of bubbles and froth.
One thing I absolutely hated about Muscle Therapy is that it turns your water red which looks as if you have cut yourself in the bath. I really did not like it and it really did put me off from having that nice relaxing bath. The colour of the water belongs on the set of Jaws!
As I said the fragrance once dispersed is a bit pitiful really, it is a whole lot of nothingness if that makes sense. The once potent ginseng aroma disappears and a subtle synthetic scent is left behind in its place.
I have to admit I was desperate to get out of the blood red water and Muscle Therapy didn't do anything for my skin whatsoever but I wasn't really expecting it to as it isn't classed as a moisturising bath foam. But were my muscles relaxed? Well no, not really. They were probably more tense from being so uncomfortable sitting in the red water! My mind was not calmed or soothed whatsoever. I came out of the bath probably more worked up than I was to begin with.
My other half has since carried on using it but I ended up pouring the rest into a shower gel bottle for him which he preferred as again he didn't like the red water but he did prefer the subtle scent.
*~* Ingredients *~*
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.
*~* Price & Availability *~*
It can be bought in most supermarkets, pharmacies and discount stores across the UK. It is a limited edition so who knows how long it is going to be around for. Expect to pay under £2 for a bottle but it is often on offer.
*~* Overall *~*
In my opinion an awful product from Radox which is surprising. I certainly won't be purchasing another bottle of this again regardless of whether it is on offer or not. My skin wasn't affected by it fortunately but it doesn't deliver what it promises. Not recommended.
I have recently joined the gym and have been suffering from stiff muscles so I thought I would look for a nice bath soak which helped to relax them. The one I found was a Radox bath therapy muscle relax and it looks quite nice.
The bath foam comes in a clear plastic bottle which shows off the deep red bath foam inside, this design is great as you know exactly how much of the bath foam you have left. The front of the bottle has the Radox logo on it and the product name and below this there is a picture of some brown leaves. The back of the bottle contains all of the bath foam ingredients, directions for use and a few warnings.
The top of the bottle has a black screw lid which s simple to use but better with dry hands.
~~USE AND RESULTS~~
To use the bath foam you really need to have dry hands, the screw cap smooth so with wet hands it is hard to remove. The bath foam then needs to be poured under running water. The liquid is quite thick so does take a little time to come out of the bottle and I would advise that only a small amount is used as it does make a large lather. Once the liquid mixes with the water it immediately starts to form bubbles and the lather.
You will notice immediately the smell from the bath foam once the screw cap is removed. It smells quite strong and this stays for the duration of the bath and even fills the bathroom with the smell. My first though when smelling this was Lynx deodorant. It is easy to smell the black pepper and ginseng and they do blend well to form a good smell. It is very masculine so I would not advise using this before going out or spraying perfume if you don't want to smell like a man all night. The smell is noticeable on the skin even after you get out of the water and dry off.
I did feel relaxed when using this bath foam but I think the heat helped and I think this is also what relaxed my muscles rather than the actual bath foam. I did find my skin was soft and extremely moisturised and the muscles did feel more relaxed so this is a plus side to the bath foam. The foam did not affect hubby's sensitive skin and I have to say I do enjoy smelling this on him when he has bathed in it.
The bath foam does affect the colour of the water. When I first used this I did not notice the colour as the bath was covered in lather but once I got out and the remaining lather had moved then the water looked dirty. I know I was not dirty when I got in so it had to be the bath foam. I can live with this colour as the results on my skin are so good.
The bath foam comes in a bottle size of 500ml and we have used it about 8 times now and still have half of the bottle left so it is a good size.
The ingredients for the bath foam are:-
Aqua, Sodium Laureth Sulfate, Cocamidopropyl Betaine, Sodium Chloride, Hylocereus Undatus Fruit Extract, Parfum, Citric Acid, Sodium Lactate, Polyquarternium-7, Linalool, Propylene Glycol Dipropylene Glycol, Coumarin, Limonene, PEG-40, Hydrogenated Castor Oil, Trideceth-9, Lactic Acid, Sodium Benzoate, Caramel, CI-16035
The shelf life of the bath foam is 12months once opened and the packaging is fully recyclable.
~~PRICE AND AVAILABILITY~~
The Radox brand is widely available from all supermarkets. I bought my bath foam from Tesco and it was priced around the £1.80 mark. I found the price tag to be reasonable for the results it gives. There are usually offers on the Radox bath foam so try to find this when they are on.
Yes, I am happy to give this bath foam 4 stars. It leaves my skin feeling soft and moisturise and my muscles relaxed. I have had to drop one star though as it has a very masculine smell. I would recommend this more for the male market and say it is definitely worth a try if you can find it on offer.
My one treat that I tend to do daily is to have a long and luxurious bath, actually it probably only feels luxurious by the time I have it, as I am on my feet all day!
After being forced (bloody recession!) to curb my spending habit's a little, I found one of my more expensive treats (Lush) had to go, but still wanted a nice bath product for my ½ an hour a day.
After doing my shop at Asda recently, I noticed that the Radox bath range was on offer, with all the bath creams and gels being sold for £1.00 a bottle, affordable for my budget, and meaning I didn't have to stint too much with the quality of my bath.
After perusing a little (throwing endless bottles into my trolley!), I came to the one I will review last, and was initially reluctant to buy this, loving the colour of the gel but the description of the scent put me off, not really knowing what to expect.
The bubble bath in question is part of the muscle therapy range, with this one being the black pepper and ginseng one.
The bottle is pretty generic through the range, with it being an elegant looking stand up oblong bottle, with the lid being a screw type.
There is all the relevant information present, brand name, product name, description and muscle properties, with this supposedly being ideal for reviving yourself, though after a long soak in a red hot bath nothing can revive me I feel so relaxed.
Finally the bottle is made from a recyclable plastic (of course!) and is clear, perfect for seeing the beautiful shade of scarlet this bath gel comes in.
To use you pour a small amount under a running tap, and agitate a little to produce mounds of thick bubbles, I am good at this as my husband says I am always agitating him!
The water turns a very pale pink colour and really does look incredibly inviting, so of course it would be rude not to, wouldn't it!
Both of the scents mentioned are decipherable, with there being a real kick from the ginseng and there is also a distinctive peppery scent there, but together just makes a really unusual but delightful scent, with the upside being this is definitely a unisex product, my husband always complains that when the urge to take a bath takes him (he is a shower man at heart) he always ends up smelling like a tart, which thinking about it means he thinks I do to!
Once out of the bath I find myself beautifully relaxed, though not revived in an energetic sense, but my muscles felt much easier and rested, so good in that respect.
My skin felt soft and in no way irritated, with a little of the scented bath water still being present on my dry skin, I would be quite happy for anyone in my house to use this bubble bath, with me actually having to hide it from my daughter (she's 9!), as she now thinks that she deserves a nightly soak in the bath, which she can but with other bubble bath!
This is a lovely bubble bath that I enjoyed soaking in, unfortunately so does my family too!
Thanks for reading x
There is nothing like a ice warm bath when you have tired aching muscles and I have often used Radox Muscle Therapy Bath Soak at times like that. I like the aroma of the product when it hits the water and I find it very calming.
Last time I bought some of this I only paid £1 for it. I think that a good price as I got a large sized 500ml bottle. One bottle can last ages depending on how often you use it of course.
The bottle is plastic and has a plastic lid which is easy to get on and off. The bottle is large and so you need to think about where you will store it when not using the Radox Muscle Therapy Bath Soak. I just leave mine out as I have space for it, but as its large it may be too big for smaller cluttered bathrooms.
I have tried a number of the varieties on off and have enjoyed them. The black pepper and ginseng one is a favorite as it adds a spiced feel to my bath water which is good. It gives a warming feeling that is good for tired bodies and can be very relaxing.
I also like the aqua coloured clary sage Radox Muscle Therapy Bath Soak as it offers me something different and still gives me a good soothing soak when I most need it.
When I use the Radox Muscle Therapy Bath Soak I just run the bath water and pour in enough of the Radox to suit my needs. I like to be generous with it, but I think you could get away with using less if you wanted to.
I think if you use the right amount to suit your needs you will get the most out of the Radox Muscle Therapy Bath Soak. I find that one bottle will last for maybe 10 to 12 baths if I am heavy handed when pouring it in, but I can get more out of a bottle if I use less.
I have trusted the Radox brand over the years as its a product I have come to use and know well. I have not had a reaction to this at all and so I know it suits my skin type.
Using the Radox Muscle Therapy Bath Soak can be a good way to unwind and de stress and as the product is cheap to buy I don't have to worry about using it as often as I want to. I would recommend it as it allows me to unwind and relax and I think it works well.
I used to loathe baths, but now I actually enjoy a bath now and again. What I used to dislike about them was the process of soaking in a tub of often-scalding water and watching my finger and toe pads become prune-like. Sometimes I just want to wash my hair and get clean quickly so I can do other things, but it can be nice to allow the warm water to ease my muscles and enjoy the warm vapours unfolding over me.
I often prefer adding a few drops of lavender oil to my bath rather than investing in other bath products. I always get given bottles of lavender oil by others, so have a large supply of it. Also, it helps me sleep and has a lovely relaxing fragrance. However, I saw the Muscle Therapy range from Radox and was particularly intrigued by the blend of black pepper and ginseng. Black pepper especially is not an ingredient I would readily associate with bath products, and I just had to give it a try.
The Black Pepper and Ginseng bath soak comes in a large clear plastic bottle, containing 500ml of product. The word Radox is printed in embossed letters on either side of the bottle and this, combined with the 'ledge' beneath it makes the bottle easy to grip in the often slippery environs on a hot bathroom. This is a great idea, and prevents waste. The bottle is also recyclable where facilities exist. It has a simple black cap that unscrews to reveal a large circular hole through which the liquid is dispensed. I do think the design here could be better, as while you are able to get a good grip on the bottle thanks to the design further down, should you slip with it open a good deal of the product would spill out quickly before you could do anything to stop it. A smaller hole or, even better, a rubber seal with a cross in it that delivers the liquid only when the bottle is squeezed would be preferable.
The bath soak itself is a gorgeous rose/coral shade and has a dark, spicy scent. At first the woody aroma of the ginseng was obvious, but I could not easily detect the black pepper. A second later however, as the initial hit of ginseng subsided, the hot, zesty scent of the black pepper hit me. I even felt it in the back of my throat. The presence of the black pepper in the product only really reveals itself as a fiery nuance however, and it is very subtle in the blend. Also detectable is a soapy smell, which gave the product a synthetic edge I found disappointing. I had hoped the soak would have a purely, or largely, natural/herbal aroma, but some of the chemicals do unfortunately work their way through.
I usually add a capful or two of the product to my bath as the water is running, and leave the bathroom door closed to create a steam room with the pleasant-smelling vapours circling around me as I bathe. The soak does not have the same intensity as the lavender oil I use, and I do not find it as relaxing. However, the scent does linger subtly in the air as I enjoy my bath, and that, combined with the warm water does provide a soothing experience.
This is a good bath soak that attempts to combine a novel series of ingredients. The result is an interesting and calming blend that works subtly. A 500ml bottle will last a good few weeks or months, depending on how much of it you use. I enjoyed using the soak, but would be reluctant to purchase it again unless it was tweaked a little to remove the soapy scent. I will be sticking with my lavender oil for the time being.
I like to have a bath now and again. Nice to relax in the warm water after a day at work. my job is a physical one outside so it's just nice to rest in the warmth of a bit.
We've stocked up a bit with Radox. I sometimes use the wife's bubble bath but that is usually Fruity smelling ones, and at least Radox has a slightly more manly or unisex smell to them. Also they are meant to help with your Muscles as well, so nice but also functional.
These are on offer for £1 a bottle just now in Asda, and it wasn't too long ago that they were this price as well. I think the right price for this is around £2, so half price will do for me. This comes in a 500ml bottle and you get a good few goes out of it.
This is in a clear plastic bottle and it looks like the Dooyoo picture. The liquid is a deep red colour and even just by looking at it I think it looks spicy and would get to work on tired muscles.
The liquid seems quite thick and when the wife puts a good enough sized pour of this in the running water it quickly makes a mound of bubbles. Sometimes she's put too much in, but usually the excess goes down the plughole.
I would say this smells more masculine. It is a rich spicy scent and I would say it has a pepper smell to it. It makes a bath nice and relaxing and I would like to say it helps my cold tired muscles but I would say hot water would do that anyway.
Makes a good bath and just now at a great price.