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I tend to swap and change my shower gels, because usually by the time I get to the end of a bottle I have seen something else that has caught my attention and I am desperate to use! This is exactly how I ended up with 'Those Lemonade Days' by Treacle Moon. I was perusing the different products at Tesco as I usually do, and I ended up seeing the Treacle Moon range on offer. Having previously used their Raspberry body scrub I knew the scents were divine, and so I began un-flipping lids to get a nose full of what we had on offer! Once I caught a whiff of this body wash I was sold. The lemon scent is very fresh, and not too overpowering or sickly. And so, the nice big bottle ended up in my trolley. The bottle for this wash is 500ml, so a very good size. At full price this costs £3.99, but on this occasion I believe I paid £1.50 (so excellent value!) It is a clear bottle which shows the product through, in this case, a vivid and inviting yellow colour. The bottle has the usual print on the back (how to dispose, ingredients etc) and states the life once open is 12 months. This is a great length of time if you do not use it often, although mine lasted nowhere near! There is a little bit of blurb on the back about Treacle Moon which adds a personal touch from the company. It is humorous and sweet. The front has the name of the wash and Treacle Moon's usual accompanying paragraph (there are different ones for each scent) "that warm sunny feeling...you know the one...when for no reason your tummy just goes all weird and you grin like a silly hen." I like these paragraphs, they make me smile. And this particular one gave me a positive feeling about this wash - clever package design by the company. The lid is a simple flip top black one. It isn't very sturdy though and I have found it has snapped half way off. This hasn't made it un-useable, but it will only take a little pull for it to come off completely and be lost. For £1.50 it did not really bother me that the lid broke, but for £3.99 you would expect a little higher quality. Also, towards the end of the bottle it is very hard to get the last of the contents because of the shape and I have found that I am throwing away a small amount (maybe only one more use's worth but still waste all the same!) Using the wash itself is lovely. The scent of lemon fills the shower and the wash lathers nicely. A little goes a long way, so economically this product is great. When I have used it I feel very clean, even after along hot day by the ovens at work! Hydration-wise, my skin feels ok after using it, but not particularly soft - a moisturiser is definitely needed. The smell of lemon left on my skin is very faint, but definitely there. To be honest though, I use a scented body lotion everyday so I am not able to say how long the fragrance would last! Overall, I would recommend this product. It has a lovely scent and definitely makes me feel squeaky clean! Even though the bottle is a little less than perfect for getting the dregs, and the lid is a little flimsy, I will still be buying from the Treacle Moon range again. I will take a star for the cheap plastic though, as at £3.99 it should be a more solid lid.
I have used Treacle Moon bath and shower gel for a few years now and love it as much as when I first used it. Treacle Moon is based in England and comes under the umbrella of the Blue Orange Company. They provide a select range of products like the bath and shower gel, hand wash, body scrub body lotion and more. Better still they don't test on animals either! www.treaclemoon.net *****THE PRODUCT AND WHAT I THINK**** The bath and shower gel I am reviewing is the lemonade day's variation. It comes in a clear 500ml plastic bottle costing around £3, so already you can see you are getting a fair amount of product for your money. The clear bottle is ideal as you can not only see the fantastic bright yellow gel inside but it gives you an accurate guide as to when to buy your next bottle - and you will trust me - plus being plastic it also means you can recycle it easily as well! The lid is black on all the bottles and is a simple flip top action with a small hole to squeeze out the gel. On each bottle is a different paragraph about the designated flavour, lemonade day's says about "warm sunny feelings" which I have to say is a fairly accurate concept of how I feel when using it. This could be noted to be similar to the Philosophy range bottles with their sayings but Treacle Moon is far more purse friendly. The instant you open the bottle and squeeze the gel out you are hit with an instant smile on your face. The smell is gorgeous, very lemonade strong, zingy and fresh. In the morning when I use mine it gives me a lift for the start of the day even on dreary winter ones! It lasts on your skin too over the hours, which is nice and could be easily used by any member of the family old, young, male or female in my opinion. A very small amount of the gel goes a long way, whether that is in the bath or used as a shower gel, again making it very cost effective. It gives plenty of rich lather on the skin and bubbles in the bath, however it is simple to rinse off your skin and leaves a gentle softness however I do still use a body lotion personally. With regards to clean up - it washes away down the plughole fairly quickly same as many other bath foams I guess and leaves no residue behind that I can note. They look brilliant on the bathroom shelf, especially if you have a range of colours/flavours; and are great gift ideas for family and friends. Available from the internet Ebay, Amazon and most large Tesco's. Overall, I am in love with the Treacle Moon! Review maybe posted on ciao and dooyoo under the same user name.
Treacle moon make a reasonably priced range of bath and body products all with delicious and different scents. You can buy this bath and shower gel from Sainsbury's and possibly other larger supermarkets for around £3 for a 500ml bottle. This particular "flavour" is a bright yellow coloured gel with a consistency similar to that of your normal shower gels - viscous but with a slight fluidity to it. The bottle is clear plastic with a nice little story written on the front with a flip-cap lid. It mimics the presentation of other more expensive brands which it is actually a relatively cheaply priced product. Nothing wrong with that I'm sure you'll agree! The gel has a beautiful sweet lemon smell. It's citrus based but it's not hugely zesty like you would get with e.g. an original source lemon showel gel. It's like a subtle version of that with a sugaryness to it. Kind of smells like a lemon cake frosting tastes if that makes sense! The gel lathers well in the shower (not used it in the bath as I always shower) and gives lots of scented foamy bubbles. It leaves a very delicate trace of fragrance to the skin but this doesn't last (I've yet to try a shower product that does - it just doesn't happen). That said, it's still a lovely product to use and makes the bathroom smell delicious. It's not drying on the skin and it's quite gentle too. For the price, I think this is fantastic value. Ok, so it's not got any top-class active ingredients in there and as far as I can see it's all synthetic ingredients but this is no different to other shower products in this price range. It makes a nice change to the standard showel gel scents you get as they all smell pretty much the same. It lasts a long time too as it's a huge 500ml size. And importantly, it's not tested on animals either.
Why this product ****************** I bought the lemonade day's shower and bath gel to use at the gym after I had been swimming. I wanted something that had a bit of zing and that would take away the smell of chlorine. Who are treacle moon ******************** Treacle Moon is a brand owned by a company called Blue Orange. The company is very experienced and has created and managed brands such as The Sanctuary, Nicky Clarke, Umberto Giannini, Elle Macpherson and Normandie. What is it? **************** This is a bath and shower gel. It comes in a clear plastic bottle that is recyclable. It has a black flip top cap for dispensing. The bottle design is trying to be funky with black typing writing on the front and back about the product and directions for use. All the Treacle Moon products have this style and it is part of their brand image. All the products have a little saying on the front this one reads: "That warm sunny feeling......you know the one....... When for no proper reason your tummy just goes all weird and you grin like a silly hen" The gel itself is a bright yellow color think the color of Birds custard and that's the one. The consistency is nice and thick and as you squeeze the bottle it comes out in a nice gloppy blob. The smell was the main attraction for me of this product; the smell is nice and strong and smells in my nose not so much of lemons but the limoncello liqueur. In use ******** Shower ********** I have mention I wanted this product to be strong smelling to combat the smell of chlorine from the pool so on the first time of using this I had high hopes. The gel came out in a nice blob and lathered up well. The smell of the lemons hits you straight away and does linger on your skin afterwards. Both my husband and I have used this after swimming and found that it leaves our skin felling nice and soft and it has taken away the chlorine smell. My husband also has commented it has left his chest hair soft and fluffy! Bath ********* I used this for the bath for the purpose of the review but really I prefer it as a shower gel. When the gel mixes with the water it makes lots of nice light bubbles these are white bubbles not yellow like the gel. The gel doesn't change the water color either. I have to say the scent of the product doesn't appear to linger on your body after a bath to the same intensity as it does from a shower. As this is a very fresh and lively scent it is not the best bubble bath to relax to on an evening as the smell is so zingy and wakes you up. Ingredients for those with allergies ********************************* Aqua (water), Sodium laureth sulfate, Cocamidopropyl bethaine, Cocamide DEA, Glycerine, Parfum (fragrance), Citral limonene, Linonene, Linalool,Styrene/acrylates copolymer, Polyquarternium-7, Denatonium benzoate, Xanthan gum, Sodium Chloride, Citric Acid, Magnesium nitrate, Magnesium chloride, Benzyl alcohol,Methylparaben, propylparaben, CI 19140 (yellow 5) One of the things I like about the company is that none of the products have been tested on animals. Also none of the ingredients have been tested on animals or are from animal derivatives so they are also suitable for vegetarians Where from *************** I picked mine up at Tesco's for £2.98 the 500 ml bottle still is only half way down after using this at the gym for 2 adults weekly for about 8 weeks so I definitely think it represents good value. If you don't live near a Tesco's you can buy it from the Treacle moon website which is www.treaclemoon.net Overall ************ This is a lively smelling product that lasts ages. I personally prefer to use it in the shower as it such a wake up smell and the scent seems to last longer on the body that way.
I am a big bath fan so I do like to have a wide variety of nice bath foams to use. This is one which I spotted on the shelf in my local supermarket and I have to say I chose it as it was such a nice bright colour. ~~THE BOTTLE~~ The bottle is a clear plastic and has a black plastic flip lid. The clear bottle is excellent as it means that the nice bright coloured bath foam can be seen and it also allows me to see how much of it I have left. On the front of the bottle is a label which has the product name at the top and the Treacle moon logo at the bottom is black writing. There is a saying in the middle of the label as with all the other bath foam in this range, this one reads, That warm sunny feeling......you know the one....... When for no proper reason your tummy just goes all weird and you grin like a silly hen. I do enjoy these sayings as they always give me something to ponder over when I am having a nice long soak. On the back of the bottle you can find a label which has all the relevant product information including, ingredients, directions for use and contact details for treacle moon. ~~USE AND RESULTS~~ This is for both bath and shower use but as I do not like having showers I only use it for my bath. I like to squeeze a generous amount under the running tap. The consistency of the gel is quite thick and does remind me of hair conditioner. When the gel reacts with the water it makes lots of nice light bubbles but it does not change the water colour. The fragrance from the gel does in fact smell of lemonade. Not the old traditional type but the plain basic clear stuff. The smell is not overpowering when you lift the lid and it is only very faint when you use the gel. I think I would have liked it to have been a stronger smell so I could have smelt it more whilst I was bathing. There is no smell left on my skin after getting out of the water and drying off. If using this in the shower then it is recommend that you light massage into the skin and rinse off. After using this as a bath foam I have noticed it did leave my skin nice and soft and hubby has used this in the shower and he too was left with nice soft skin which did not irritate him with his sensitive skin. ~~INFO~~ One thing which I like about this product and all of the others in this range is that they are not tested on animals. The product ingredients for those who wish to know are:- Aqua (water), Sodium laureth sulfate, Cocamidopropyl bethaine, Cocamide DEA, Glycerine, Parfum (fragrance), Citral limonene, Linonene, Linalool,Styrene/acrylates copolymer, Polyquarternium-7, Denatonium benzoate, Xanthan gum, Sodium Chloride, Citric Acid, Magnesium nitrate, Magnesium chloride, Benzyl alcohol,Methylparaben, propylparaben, CI 19140 (yellow 5) The bath foam comes in a 16.9 fl. Oz / 500ml bottle which for me is a great size and this does last me over 2 months but this is because I have so many others on the go at the same time. I would estimate that with regular daily use this bottle would last about 2-3 weeks. ~~PRICE AND AVAILABILITY~~ I purchased my bottle from Tesco for the price of £2.98 which for me was quite good. I have seen this available in other supermarkets and Asda do occasionally have this on offer with 2 bottle from the range for £5. ~~OVERALL~~ I have to say that I was really looking forward to using this as the smell was quite good. It does look very nice sitting in my collection in the bathroom but I just felt it could have been so much better if the fragrance was stronger. I will recommend this but only if you prefer lightly fragranced bath and shower gels. If you would like any further information about this or any Treacle Moon product then you can find them at www.treaclemoon.net
Last week my boss gave each of us a shower gel as a little present - maybe she wanted to say that we need to shower more often but I hope that she just wanted to be nice. My shower gel was 'Those Lemonade Days' by Treacle Moon, something I always wanted to try. I love yellow, limoncello and in general everything with lemon - so there is really no better shower gel for me. ------------------------ Look & Smell The shower gel comes in a big, round bottle and you can see the lovely yellow colour of the gel. The first time I saw I instantly had to think of limoncello - an Italian liqueur made from sunny Sicilian lemons. The colour is absolutely stunning and I'd love to paint the walls of my room in exactly this shade of yellow. The smell is even better, a lovely smell of lemon with a light sweetness similar to the smell of a good quality lemon curd. With this look and this smell it's no wonder that the label tells us "Please don't eat this product ... it's for your skin only" When used as a shower gel it creates a lovely foam and just makes showering even nicer through this refreshing smell; great when you have to face a hot summer day in your office. My skin feels very soft after using it and there was no burning or rush whatsoever. You can also use it as a bath gel; again it easily creates lots of foam and smells lovely. I am absolutely convinced by 'those lemonade days', not only does it make my skin very soft, has a lovely refreshing smell and is not too expensive but it also wasn't tested on animals! ------------------------ Price & Value Treacle Moon products look just so great on the shelf that every time I'm doing my shopping I'm finding myself in front of it wanting to buy everything - literally everything in every colour and with every fragrance. They always seemed to be so expensive - 2.89 for a bottle of shower gel is just too much. But - and here's the big but - it's for 500ml. In a normal bottle of shower gel you have 250ml and I happily pay over one pound for that, so it is the same as if I'd buy the 500ml TR shower gel. If you are quick you can get the Treacle Moon products for 2 Pound at Tesco's at the moment; the offer is valid until the middle of September and covers all TM products. 2 pound for 500ml of shower gel is a good price - not unbeatable but nonetheless good. It just looks great and the smell is fantastic; it really smells like pure limoncello on your skin. Well worth the price and absolutely recommendable! For me it's 09 out of 10! ------------------------