Product Type: Radox Bath / Shower
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Radox Relax Herbal Bath
Member Name: luigi0778
Radox Relax Herbal Bath
Date: 20/04/09, updated on 20/04/09 (206 review reads)
Advantages: Great if you like pine smells, it has minerals which relax (allegedly)
Disadvantages: How much to use? the cost, smells awful (in my opinion)
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!
Summary: Not something I would use again, perhaps a cheaper brand would do the same job!