“ Brand: Waitrose / Foam / Type: Bath Melt/Foam / Subcategory: Foam „
I recently chose a bottle of Waitrose bubble bath to try for a change. I normally use either Badedas, or little pieces of Lush bubble slices, but for a change I thought that a more citrus based product would be good to try.
Waitrose Lemon and Amber bubble bath is currently retailing for 98p for a large bottle if you purchase from the online retailer Ocado, who sell some Waitrose products at slighter cheaper prices that you may find in their high street stores. Having said that it is only 1p more at Waitrose, as this is part of their "Essential" range of products designed to keep shopping costs down.
The bottle itself has a simple screw top and has a rather plain, but very tasteful, design on the front. This design has a lovely white close up image of a lemon blossom flower. For such a cheap product this is indeed a good attribute.
To use the product you simple pour into running water. I was very impressed by the foaming aspect of this; it did indeed create a mountain of bubbles which were scented with a delicate citrus aroma.
My husband and I have been doing some massive tidy up jobs over the last few weeks as we have tackled some of the debris from 2 girls at or recently finished university. This situation (using our house like a storage facility) has caused an avalanche of items which have no real home. This exhausting work has really made me love the bath even more, so I have been able to use all this bottle up quickly with no problem at all!
I like this product, I don't love it. It is certainly very pleasant to use and it has a lovely lemon fragrance, but you can certainly feel the difference on your skin compared to the way it feels if you use more expensive products. With repeated uses over a short space of time, by that I mean daily, I have found my skin in much greater need of moisturiser after I have dried. I think these kinds of bath products are actually fine to use once in a while, and probably brilliant if your skin does not veer towards the dry side. For me though I think they lack nourishment when used too frequently.
On the plus side I didn't suffer any reaction to this as sometimes I can be allergic to bath products, especially those made with cheaper ingredients.
I liked the way my skin was perfumed afterwards, it was lovely and clean and fresh, and I think I would favour this product after say a gardening afternoon where I wanted to remove all traces of dirt, but for a treat I would not buy this as it is not a premium product in any way mis-labelled as a cheap one!
It does leave a delightful fresh scent in the bathroom though, and the bath is easy to clean afterwards.
I found it lasted a long time as it pours at a sensible rate being quite gloopy. I had 14 baths from this bottle, so it represents excellent value for money.
Waitrose also make a hand wash and a shower gel in the same collection, which I am planning to purchase as certainly I think these have a lovely fresh appeal to them. They are both currently under the £1 mark too.
Many people think of Waitrose and think one word -expensive, however the store has recently changed and is catering for all aspects of the market beautifully now. You don't have to spend a fortune to shop there, and some products I have recently discovered are working out to be better value than those found in The Poundshop!
This is a low cost budget product which performs up to expectations. Don't expect it will be moisturising, but it certainly leaves you feeling fresh and clean. I love the bottle and it reminds me of spring days to come, it has cheerful image to see in your bathroom on a miserable dark November day.