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I never really like using smellies or any kind of bubble bomb or bubble bath in my baths, I just like scorching hot water, however I noticed the bathroom always smelt really nice after my my mum had had a bath and when I asked her what it was she was using it was this bubble bath so at first, being a bubble bath hater, I wasn't sure about it. Then I read that it was supposed to be calming and relaxing and help you get to sleep better, I am very bed sleeper and so decided to give it go that night.
You pour in a small amount with the running tap and let the bath fill with bubbles, when using this more often I usually used more than usual as I started to really like the bubbles and wanted more! By time the bath is ready to get in, the water has a slight green hue and is full of white lovely smelling foamy bubbles. The smell is decribed as 'herbal' I have no idea what the smell actually is but it did smell very calming and pleasant and not at all overpowering. The smell doesn't fade and lingers in the bathroom after you have finished which is nice too.
So after my soak I got out the bath and dried off, the smell lingered nicely on my skin and skin felt extremely soft. It did make me feel ready and relaxed for bed but I'm not entirely sure it helped acctually getting me to sleep, but it definately relaxes me after a tiring day/week. I started using this bubble bath less and less as the smell mixed with my bodyscrub and I prefer cleaning myself to soaking myself but would treat myself to a bubblebath bath with this once a week when I wasn't doing anything the next day, usually a friday or saturday for an end of the week treat.
I have no idea how much this cost as my mum bought it but seeing as she'd get it with another bottle I'm guessing they were usually on offer. The bottle didn't tend to last long as my mum used it most days but I'm sure if you used it as often as I did it would last for much longer!
This wasn't my favourite in the Radox range, but I picked tis up without smelling it first, which was a bit stupid. It looked alright and I've used lots of Bubble Baths in the Radox range.
This is in the usual 500ml bottle and cost me £1. The right price of Radox Bubble bath is nearer the £2 mark, but can often be found on a £1 offer. The bottle is a clear plastic and a tall enough and quite thin rectangular shape. It doesn't look too modern and as far as I can remember the bottles have always looked this way. Perhaps they need to be modernised, but then again they are doing their job and also it's what inside that counts!
This does have a harbal scent to it. It smells a bit Forest like as well, and it isn't exactly the kind of smell I would go for. It is too woody and green like for me, but that serves me right for not smelling it.
I could say that it is relaxing, but I think any bath tends to be relaxing lying in the warm soapy water. I don't know it the Herbs are meant to aid relaxation more but it didn't seem to leave me feeling any more rested.
If you like crisp, woody, forest kind of smells then i'm sure you will love this, but it's just not my kind of smell.
When it comes to bath foams and bubble baths I am something of a mad fiend for purchasing them. Anyone who regularly peeks at my reviews will know all to well by now that I prefer my baths to showers as its my me time and I love relaxing!
I do get bored though using the same bath products day in and day out so I like to have many around me to choose from and this was one of my latest purchases and in fact I used this today!
500ml see-through plastic bottle with the words Radox are embossed to each side of the oblong shaped bottle and it has a plastic screw on/off green plastic cap to the top of it. On the front of the bottle I am told that it is Radox 'Original' Bath Therapy 'Relax & unwind, with juniper & thyme bath soak' and there is a picture on there of what I think is a sprig or thyme and I am told that Rodox have been blending natural herbs since 1908. Other information on the back of the bottle includes being told a bit about the product and ingredients are listed, the size is stated and contact details for H&BC UK Ltd are listed (the manufacturer of the product). This is a plain and simple looking bottle but it is unisex enough in its appearance, informative enough and is easy to handle and I do appreciate being able to see through the bottle so I can see when the product needs replacing and/or how much I have used etc.
The bath foam is a dark and transparent runnish dark green liquid and you don't need very much of it all per bath. It has a wonderful fresh and clean aroma that is entirely unisex with what I would describe as an alpine fragrance with a nice but still natural sweetness within it. Of course the juniper and thyme within this are what help to give off this fragrance and although it is rather pungent it isn't at the time too strong but subtle enough and well blended with nothing added being too heavy so it is balanced in scents.
This turns the water slightly green and gives off a nice amount of frothy, rich bubbles which although I can bathe for well over an hour stay put really well indeed. It makes the water soft enough but not one bit greasy feeling and the smell lingers in the bath for the duration of my stay in it along with the bubbles!
This really does relax the senses! I didn't expect it to, in fact it being plain and green I didn't expect very much from it at all and usually this bottle looks so plain and there are so many more fancier bath products to choose from on the market that I would bypass it but my word....am I glad I didn't!
This is simply a superb bath product! It cleanses, refreshes and the fragrance stays hovering on my skin for a good few hours and my skin feels really soft. I also felt less congested after bathing in this for some reason although I couldn't detect any sort of menthol notes within it and all round I felt more at ease with the world after using it! This gets a mighty big thumbs up from me for being an all round nice bath product! Well done Radox I say!
This is available in all good chemists and supermarkets and if not on offer would normally cost about £2.60 a bottle though I bought this on offer in Boots at a pound a bottle.
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I like many women these days enjoy a bath and with the stresses and strains of modern day life I find it hard to not only unwind but fully enjoy a bath to its fullest.
With a massive relief I found Radox and the many different varieties in the range that help to relax me and help me enjoy bath time all the more.
Radox Relax Herbal Bath is green and comes in a 500 ml bottle like all the other varieties of Radox, the branding is very recognisable and the bottle shape and everything is very 'Radox'.
The liquid itself, is dark green, almost what I would call racing green. The consistancy is rather thick and gooey and it is not too solid.
The smell is mainly of Rosemary this is the main ingredient as the experts say this helps to relieve stress and tension.
I like to add rather a lot to the bath water whilst it is running and let the fragrance flow throughout the room. The smell fills the air and does definitely have a relaxing affect on me. The smell soothes and generally creates a relaxing environment.
As with any Radox product the bubbles do not disappoint, they also contribute to the relaxing atmosphere within the bath and they do also soothe.
The 500 ml bottle costs around the £1.50 mark and you can even buy a litre bottle for less than £3, so it does work out as better value for money.
I always buy Radox and will continue to do so, I may change to another variety or fragrance but I will probably come back to this when times are indeed stressful. Baths are important to me and this product as well as the Radox range in general helps me to enjoy it more.
I am not really a bath person, I find them too time consuming, I hate sitting in water (unless im swimming) and I personally dont find baths particularly relaxing neither. My other half loves baths, and swears by Radox, so seeing as I have been doing alot of decorating, the benefits (potentailly) of having a soak in a hot bath to sooth aches and relax the mind seemed (at the time) alluring.
Here are my opinions of this Radox product.
-Packaging and Cost-
Although it is fair to say that most people (probably) buy this product when it is part of a multi-buy deal or a buy one get one free (bogof) , most times we have purchased them, we have always paid full price. The current cost according to "mysupermarket" is £1.52 across the four main supermarkets. (at time of writing this review for the 500ml bottle).
The particular bottle purchased was 500ml, and to be honest looked rather uninspiring. The contents look a sickly dark green, and rather reminscent of something we would pour down the toilet to clean it and is contained in a plain thin (too thin) plastic bottle, with a tatty label, and plain screw top lid. Which seems poor, considering the price.
OK here is my gripe, I am no dummy (honestly) yet the instructions just say pour under running water (or words close to that). So exactly how much? Half a bottle? The whole bottle? a capful? who knows?
Answers on a postcard please.
Now im not being pedantic, im being serious. If your using shower gel, its obvious, you just use as much as you need to wash with. Bath foam however, (I believe) should come with guidelines for how much to use. I know its not rocket science, but to a non-bathy person, it is a mystery.
So after settling (unknowingly) to using just a few "glugs" of this gloopy stuff into the running water, I was instantly hit by the aroma of the "secret" blend of herbs and minerals that allegedly relax you "the radox way". To my taste however, it was not that pleasant, and the thoughts of laying in that heavily scented "fog" didn't really appeal. I have no idea what Juniper should smell like, but it basically smelled like a Pine/Conifer type smell. I am sure that if I was a lumberjack, i'd have enjoyed it, to me however like I said, it wasn't that pleasant.
-The Foamy Bubblyness-
Now I am not mad on bubble baths, but if I was, I would not be dissapointed. Assuming I didn't go overboard by chugging a couple of glugs of this into the bath, I would say it bubbles up pretty well, even considering that I live in a hard water area, so from that perspective this does the job.
However, I am not sure if this is universal to all bubbble baths, at the first moment you use "soap" this stuff magically vanishes away, and your left in what looks like 'The Incredible Hulks' urine.
Not for me this one, the horrible pine smell, and general Radox smell did nothing to relax me. If anything I actually got out the bath sooner because I couldn't bare the smell. I am not sure why anyone would find a pine smell, relaxing.
SUMMARY :- If your really into your baths, and you like funny smells and green water, you will probably enjoy this. I am not sure it would relax you, albeit this is allegedly proven to work. To my mind, I would not recommend this to anyone, and would (if I had too) choose a cheaper brand!
In this stressful world we live in what could be nicer at the end of the day than a long hot, relaxing bath, a long hot relaxing Radox bath!
I have been a fan of the Radox products for a long time as my mum used to use them when I was little to probably get rid of the stress I caused her! She used to use the powder form but I am a big fan of the liquid form as I think it foams and bubbles up better.
I buy the bottles of Radox Herbal Bath Relax but I like the fact that they do a range of different products to suit the needs of everybody differently. For example they also have a stress relief formula, a sleep easy formula and a muscle soak formula to name but a few. A 1 litre bottle cost £2.39 at Sainsburys and a 500ml bottle cost £1.58. In my opinion both are quite a bargain and not too expensive. I find a 1 litre bottle will probably last me for between 15 to 20 baths so it does go a long way.
Radox is a very easy product to use. Basically once the taps are running pour some under the taps so the liquid foams up. I tend to use quite a bit of the liquid because I like it really foamy but you can use just a cap full if you want just a nice aroma and not too many bubbles. I don't recommend adding it to the bath after it has run as this does not really allow it to foam up.
I like the Radox with rosemary fragrance added as they say this is renowned to relieve restlessness and tension. The blend of natural herbs and minerals definitely give a really nice relaxing aroma to the bath and I find I sometimes want to fall asleep as it is so relaxing. I think the herby smell is a welcome difference to more of a fruity bath product as it tends to remind me of healing and soothing. Radox also contains essentials iols that are meant to calm you and I believe it works.
Radox are sponsors of the Spa Business association so it proves that they are offering a spa type experience when you are taking a bath and offer a truly relaxing product.
If that is what you want your bath to do then these Radox products are definitely for you.
You'll never guess what I've tried - actually you may well be able to guess given the title of this category!!!
Yes, I have finally got round to trying Radox Herbal Bath Original with Junipers. Trust me to be awkward and try all the others first and then try the 'original' last! Oh well as a friend of mine used to say 'What's the point in being awkward if you don't show it?'
Anyway I'll get on with the opinion - about time too I hear you cry.
Radox Herbal Bath Original with Junipers is a beautiful deep green in colour with quite a delicate fragrance of the Radox 'secret blend of herbs and minerals'.
Juniper is known for its soothing effect on the emotions, whilst having a cleansing effect on the skin.
Just fill the bath with nice warm water diluted with a generous helping of Radox Original, get in, lie down and relax in the resulting bubbles.
I found this one nice enough but, for me, it doesn't come close to the Time Out with Lavender variety. I suppose it is because I love the fragrance of Lavender, but each to his own and the light juniper fragrance of this one is certainly not unpleasant.
Radox is made by a firm called Sara Lee, a part of H & BC UK Ltd. Incidentally the same people who make the gateaux - an odd mix of products for the same firm to make don't you think? Anyway it did surprise me as I expected it to be made by one of the big firms in the 'washing' field such as Proctor and Gamble. Oh well, at least writing all these opinions has taught me something. It might be useful one day - you never know when the £1,000,000 question is going to be 'Which firm makes Radox Herbal bath?' - I'd be the friend to phone wouldn't I?
There are many different varieties of Radox Herbal Baths, each advertised for use on a different occasion. All of them are designed to 'relax tired muscles and unwind tired minds'.
Each one also carries a warning to avoid getting it in your eyes - if you do wash out immediately with cool, clean water, obvious I know but worth a mention just in case.
It is also worth mentioning that expectant mothers should use them with caution, as with any product containing essential oils.
They all cost pretty much the same - about £2 per bottle, but there are often two for the price of one offers at the supermarkets so keep your eyes peeled and stock up for yourself and for your Christmas presents - I do!
So there you are yet another of my reviews on Radox bath and shower products. I wonder if there are any I haven't yet tried. I must have a look the next time I am in Boots!
In conclusion I would say that whilst this one isn't my favourite it is very nice and the relaxing effect is much appreciated!
So there you are - grab your loofah and off you go!
I do like to have a good soak every now and again especially with a nice glass of chilled white wine by my side and Radox relax herbal bath is a lovely companion as well. find I can trust the Rdo brand and their products rarely let me down.
This particular bubble bath comes in a large plastic container and is a blue green colour to it. The active ingredient in it is juniper hwever I have no idea if the smell I got is that of the juniper berry as I have no idea what they smell like, anyway this particular bubble bath has a sweet aroma with slightly musky overtones to it.
I find that you do not add a lot of the bubble bath to create an impressive amount of bubbles. It is certainly very relaxing settling both in the hot bath and I find that he bubbles stick around for a long time. I also foun that my skin feels softer and very smooth to the touch after using this product and I would definately recommend it to others.
Well I bought two Radox bubble baths at Sainsburys when they were on a buy one get one free offer. This one is the Relax range and is with Juniper.
The bubble bath comes in a clear plastic bottle with green lid and contains 500ml of a lovely emerald green coloured bubble bath. It looks good and makes you want to try it.
It is available from most supermarkets and chemists. I bought mine on a buy one get one free offer and it was £1.75 in Sainsbury's, prices probably vary from shop to shop. I like buying them when they are on a BOGOF offer.
What's Different from any other Bubble Bath?
Radox is well known for its relaxing bubble baths having made them for years. This particular product has new formula which gives even more bubbles. It contains calming essential oils and claims to have a "proven-to-relax" formula. Whether this is real or just meant to try to persuade you to buy it I dont know, there is certainly no evidence for this proven formula on the bottle.
What is in it?
It contains Juniper. Juniper isn't something you tend to see in bubble baths so what is it used for? Well it's Latin Name is Juniperus Communis and it is an evergreen shrub with needles which has small flowers and round black berries. It is used as a diuretic (makes you pee!).
I also read on one website that Juniper can stimulate the uterus and therefore should not be used when pregnant. There are no warnings on the bubble bath therefore this may mean that the actual amount of Juniper is miniscual. However if I was pregnant I wouldn't be too keen on using it just incase so I am slightly disappointed that there wasnt any information regarding this on the bottle.
Juniper oil can be used in skin problems as it helps dry skin and also in stress related conditions therefore makes it a good ingredient for a bubble bath.
What I think
Well I have had some good experiences of Radox products and was looking forward to trying this. I opened the lid, took a sniff and thought "Hmm, Toilet Duck!" Not really the experience I was hoping for! Its not an unpleasant smell, it smells quite fresh but to me it reminds me a little too much of the pine smell of toilet cleaner. It made lots of bubbles in the bath, so scores points in that department. The bathroom smelt fresh after using the bubble bath. After washing and drying you still can smell a light fresh fragrance on your skin.
However I have to say that this product wasn't really to my taste and I won't be purchasing it again. But if you like a pine fresh smell then this is the bubble bath for you!
Relax herbal bath with juniper, well known for its soothing effect to leave you feeling relaxed and clean /