“ Brand: Tesco / Type: Bath Products / Suitable for: Body / What it does: destresses, „
Whilst wandering the aisles in Tesco a few weeks ago, I found myself gazing at the multitude of beautifully arranged bottles and tubes contained within the shower and bath section. The first product that captured my eye was that of Radox foam bath, which is a gorgeous purple colour. As I carried out the sniff test my mind was whisked to a place of total tranquillity and relaxation until I was swiftly brought back down to earth and realised I was stood in a hectic supermarket!
I then noticed an almost identical product named Sleep Therapy, which is Tesco's own brand. The compulsory sniff test proceeded followed by my dithering; after which I returned the Radox bottle to the shelf and placed the Tesco product in my trolley. It has to be said that the Radox won top marks on fragrance, as it was marginally a more prominent aroma than the Tesco brand.
However, it lost on price as the product that I am reviewing today contains an additional 250ml of bath foam for a considerably lower price. I would have to state at this point that following my sniff tests I always replace the lids tightly. Don't you hate it when you pick up a product from the shelf and get covered in its' sticky contents?!
Tesco Sleep Therapy is contained within a rigid plastic bottle, which is almost identical in shape to Radox. However, whilst Radox provide you with 500ml of bath foam, Tesco give you 750ml. The appearance of the product is first class, as the illustrations of lavender and floating bubbles conjure up images of calm, peace and relaxation. As this bath soak contains lavender and ylang ylang we are advised to close our eyes and relax when using as this product will assist to relax both the body and mind and ease us into a good night's sleep.
I hadn't realised until I started studying the product for the purpose of this review, that on both sides of the bottle is the word "Mind", which has been written in raised plastic.
The bath soak is easily dispensed via the large purple screw off lid and only a tiny amount of the reasonably thick liquid should be poured under warm running water. As for the fragrance - I have to be honest, I have taken several sniffs whilst writing this review and I am now of the opinion that this is more favourable than Radox. Both the lavender and ylang ylang are clearly evident and there is something so calming and relaxing with its' beautiful aroma.
I have to admit that I am the type of person who simply cannot sit down doing nothing, as I always have to be busy. As well as driving hubby mad by not resting, I find I am getting completely exhausted and wake up feeling as though I haven't slept all night. Consequently, I'm experiencing those horrible lack of sleep headaches that feel like hangovers without the alcohol! My problem in the past with bathing has been wash quick, out then dry. I am now ensuring my bath times are longer and that I attempt to relax and this product has most definitely allowed me to achieve this.
The moment the bath soak hits the water, there are dozens upon dozens of bubbles, which feel soft and are beautifully fragranced. The water is also soft and the whole bathing experience is extremely calming and relaxing. Zzzzzzzz Ooops, sorry, but that is how this makes you feel. A huge positive with this product is that the bubbles do not vanish half way through your bath and are evident the whole time.
Whilst I lay in my warm and comforting water I was able to witness the gorgeous aroma of this product, which transferred a light fragrance to my skin and was apparent for a short while following my bath.
I did not suffer any adverse reactions when using this product and felt that it was extremely caring towards my skin. However, I would state that I always apply moisturising creams after my baths and showers. As with other similar products, you should avoid contact with your eyes and if this occurs, immediately rinse with clean water.
Whilst this is never an issue in my house, once opened the bath soak should be used within 24 months and as this is a plastic bottle, it can be recycled once empty.
If you are interested in purchasing Tesco Sleep Therapy I would advise that whilst it normally retails at £1.07 for a 750ml bottle, you are able to buy two for £1.50 until 31 December 2010. Also, Tesco offer a money back guarantee if you are not happy. What more can you ask for? I cannot recommend this product highly enough as in my opinion, it gives first class results at an extremely low price. Consequently, it receives 5 out of 5 dooyoo stars from me.
I hope you found my review useful and would thank you for reading.
My partner and I use this bath product to help with a sleeping routine. My partner needs a solid routine or he gets sleep anxiety and is up most of the night. I had heard that Lavender in particular helps with sleeping and when I saw this product I thought it was worth a try.
What is it?
Mind and Body Sleep Therapy is a bath soak is simialr to an ordinary bubble bath, except it doesnt bubble, but rather fills your bath with a soak containing Laveneder, one of the best and most trusted Aromatherapy oils designed to relax body and minf and also Ylang Yland which smells nice and has relaxing properties.
How to use
Add a cap full to running water. It was spread throughout the whole bath filling it with ingredients to aid your relaxation. Due to it's relaxing properties I would only recommend using this before your going to bed and definitely not on a morning.
Tesco herbal bath soak costs £1.07 (14p per 100ml) compared to it's biggest competitor Radox 'Sleep Easy' which costs £1.52 (30p per 100ml. I often get it on offer for 2 bottles for £2 or buy one get one free. I often mix and match with the muscle ease soak which I also like.
It comes in a decent size plastic bottle which shows its rich lavender colour. It can be recycled afterwards. It is sturdy enough to be stored on flat surfaces.
I like the rich colour and the packaging is attractive too. I felt relaxed when using this, I dont know if it was a mental trick or whether it worked but either way I use it every night to relax me. It has a nice scent and isn't too oily and doens't dry my skin out.
After a long hard day at work, there's nothing quite like relaxing in a steaming hot and bubbly bath and forgetting all the troubles in the world. In the past, I always thought it was worth spending a little extra on the items that were considered treats, especially since having bought cheap versions of bubble bath to try and save some money, only to find it lasts for about 10 seconds before its all disintegrated into nothingness. I was, however, pleasantly surprised after trying this 'cheaper' version and found it was as good quality as the leading branded items.
The 'Sleep Therapy' version of the bath soak has a very relaxing and pleasant aroma, and is great to put you in the mood for a long night sleep. It contains extracts of Lavender and ylang ylang (although I'm not quite sure what ylang ylang is) and comes in a very nice lavender like purple colour. Unlike the other cheap bath soak items I have tried in the past, this herbal bath soak lasts far longer, comparing the the more expensive branded products and therefore you use a lot less for each bath full.
The packaging is very well designed, coming in a 750ml container which is slightly larger than the main competition, Radox, which is typically 500ml and comparing prices the Tesco herbal bath soak costs £1.07 (14p per 100ml) where as the Radox equivalent 'Sleep Easy' costs £1.52 (30p per 100ml) which proves the Tesco product to be under half the price.
There are various other versions of this product for sale in Tesco, for example, Muscle Ease, Moisture care, Radient glow and stress release. There are also two cheaper bubble baths available from Tesco, one of which is the 'Value' branded item and the other is slightly more expensive than the value version but cheaper than the sleep therapy type. Both of these are not as good though.
Overall, this Tesco Sleep Therapy herbal bath soak is an excellent quality product which is definitely on a par with the branded competition. It smells and feels great and will with out doubt be purchasing again in the future. It is a product I would recommend to all of my friends and family.
I like millions of people enjoy a nice long hot soak in a bath full to the brim with fragrant bubbles and a sometimes a big glass of wine if my day has been a bit crap. That was a while ago though as I moved home 18 months ago and sadly now only have a shower. Showers are great dont get me wrong but I miss baths and long for the day when I can hop in the tub again on a regular basis.
Anyway, one of my fave places to buy bath products from is Tesco due to the fairly decent selection, keen prices and the convenience. I was going through a difficult time about two years ago trying to sell my flat and was having trouble sleeping most nights, I needed something to soothe my troubled mind and help me drift off that didnt involve pills or a visit to the doctor, thats where this bath foam comes in....
I had had read about a Radox bath foam that was meant to have relaxing properties in it and was all set to buy some when my eye was caught by the Tesco version instead, they call this a bath soak but to me it's still bath foam just with a more fancy name. On reading the blurb on the bottle my attention was grabbed by the inclusion of lavender and ylang ylang essential oils which are well known to be aidful to restful sleep, it was also half the price of Radox so into my trolley it went.
That evening I ran a hot bath and poured in a good capful of the bath soak/foam as the taps were running, the room was instantly filled with a strong scent of lavendar which was quite heady and at first a little overpowering. Once the bath was full and the water temperature had dipped a little the strong scent died down slightly prompting me to step in for a well deserved soak.
The water felt soft on my skin and very moisturising and breathing in the lavender oils did make me feel ever so slightly chilled out, saying that though most hot baths make me feel that way. Later on that evening as I went to bed I did feel a little more relaxed and ready to sleep soundly, was that the effect of the bath foam or was I just expecting this stuff to work? well the next morning I awoke feeling no different that normal though I wasnt yawning as much through the morning.
I never did find out the long term effects of this stuff as my flat sold shortly after and I had to leave my beloved bath behind. I think this product is worth a go however due to the cheapness of it and the moisturising effects on the skin.
I love having a good bath at the end of the day, especially to unwind and destress ready in time for bed. Sometimes if it's on offer I willl buy more expensive products like Radox that claim to help me unwind and so on.
When I saw this cheaper Tesco alternative (£1 ish) I was very keen to test it out because I felt that it could save me a lot of money and I would be able to enjoy a bath more often!
The bottle is simple, which is fine, and you can see the product. It's smell is nice enough I would say but nothing special. The other more established brands seem to pack a bigger punch in terms of smell. The main noticable thing about it is that I really didn't feel that I was being given any mind body or sleep therapy, it just didn't do anything for me. I'm not asking to nod off straight after a bath, but it would be nice to feel some effect!
The bubble bath itself is also pretty liquid and I think you end up using so much more of it for the same effect that it becomes more sensible to use the more expensive stuff!
It's okay as a bubble bath but nothing else really.
Tesco Mind and Body Sleep Therapy is a bath soak (fancy name for bubble bath) with natural essences of Lavender and Ylang Ylang. The bubble bath is the Tesco alternative to Radox, it even has embossed writing on the side saying "Mind" and "Body" which is very similar to the embossing on the side of the Radox bubble baths. The bottle contains 750ml.
It is a herbal bath soak which is meant to indulge your body and mind and help you to relax and get a good nights sleep.
To use the bath soak is really quite simple, unscrew the cap and pour a little of the bright purple coloured product under some running water. The bubbles quickly foam up and the smell fills the bathroom. The smell is really nice, it isn't too strong a smell of lavender, it might be the Ylang Ylang which you can smell (I don't actually know what it smells like) but the scent would appeal to both men and women. My husband uses this bath foam and he doesn't complain that it smells too girly!
I don't feel that the bath soak makes any difference to my skin, it doesn't make it softer or more moisturised but at the same time it certainly doesn't dry it out at all.
The bath soak costs 88p for a 750ml which is really good value when you consider Radox herbal bath soaks cost about £1.58 for a 500ml bottle.
I like this product. It smells nice, it gives you lots of bubbles which last throughout the bath. I can't really comment whether it helps you sleep better as I usually get a good nights sleep regardless of the type of bubble bath I have used. I would buy this one again as its cheaper than Radox and just as good.
A herbal bath soak for relaxing and easing the mind and body /