Product Type: Radox Bath / Shower
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A short lived scent from Radox
Radox Muscle Therapy Bath Soak
Member Name: alyson29
Radox Muscle Therapy Bath Soak
Advantages: Creates a mountain of bubbles and offers a relaxing bath
Disadvantages: Scent vanishes as soon as bath soak is added to the bath
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.
Summary: A relaxing bath soak, but the vanishing scent is disappointing