Product Type: Radox Bath & Shower
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Relaxation in a bottle!
Radox Sleep Easy Herbal Bath
Member Name: angeldelightful
Radox Sleep Easy Herbal Bath
Date: 20/03/13, updated on 03/09/13 (70 review reads)
Advantages: Calming, relaxing, lovely aroma, abundant bubbles and good price.
Disadvantages: Can be drying if used too often.
Like many people, I do love a nice warm bubble-bath before bed: there's something very soothing about it. It's a bit of a cliché to say you can feel your troubles being washed away, but if you're a 'bath person' you'll probably agree that a bubble-bath is a great way to unwind and relax.
Part of the bath experience is the product you use - some people like oils, some favour salts, and some go for bubbles. I do like salts and essential oils added to baths, but my favourite product to use is bath foam. I'm not a brand snob when it comes to toiletries, but I have a preference for better-known makes as I have a (probably ill-conceived) idea that they are somehow less likely to cause skin reactions.
Anyway, Radox, which is my preferred make, is arguably the best-known brand of bubble-bath; indeed, they have been creating bubbles for more 100 years, and now do so as part of the Unilever group.
Radox make many varieties of bath foam, as well as a range of shower products, hand wash and bath salts. The bath soak range includes many permutations, such as Relax, Original, Moisture Soak, Muscle Therapy and Stress Relief, but the one I'm looking at here is Sleep Easy - my personal favourite, containing chamomile and jasmine.
Sleep Easy comes in a transparent bottle containing 500ml of the royal blue-coloured liquid. There are no instructions on the label, but most bath aficionados will know to pour a slug of the product under running water, then froth up with your hand. I use quite a generous amount per bath, which results in an abundance of bubbles. This is just the way I like it, although it's rather extravagant - it's doubtless possible to get more baths out of one bottle than I do! The bubble-ability of this bath soak is excellent, but it's the smell which appeals to me most - I don't know whether it's an authentic chamomile and jasmine scent, but it's absolutely lovely and, just as Radox claims, very soothing.
I usually spend at least 20 minutes soaking, and the bubbles are still going strong when I get out. The fragrance still lingers in the bathroom for quite a while after I've let the water out. Fragrance and bubbles therefore get top marks from me. The only reason I'm not giving 5 stars is that it can be a little drying on the skin if used too often.
As far as I'm concerned, it certainly lives up to Radox's claim to relax and soothe, and I can highly recommend this as a lovely product to help you de-stress and prepare for bed.
Radox bath soaks are generally priced between £1 and £2 for a 500ml bottle, but are regularly on offer for £1 in many shops. They are widely sold in supermarkets and pharmacies.
Thank you for reading!