“ Brand: Waitrose / Type: Hand Wash / Suitable for: Hand „
Sweet Plum and mimosa handwash is part of the 'essential' Waitrose collection. I have always found the 'essential' Waitrose products to be of really good quality, equivalent to the "normal" own-brand products in many of the other supermarkets.
The handwash is in a 300ml clear bottle with a push dispenser. The handwash itself is nice and thick and creamy in consistency, and a sort of a light purple-pink colour. It smells really nice of sweet plums, a bit like the homemade plum jam my mother makes, however not sure if I can smell the mimosa, which I know is a type of plant, but then again I don't know what mimosa smells like!
I also use two of the other scents available in the collection, ginger and clementine and cinnamon cakes. Out of the three I have tried cinnamon cakes has the strongest scent, ginger and clementine and sweet plum and mimosa have more delicate aromas. The other handwashes in the collection are:
Green tea and apple
Camomille and vanilla
Olive and jojoba
Sea salt and kelp
Green tea and apple
Lemon blossom and amber
When using the handwash it lathers nicely and makes my hands feel smooth, soft and very clean after washing. A scent of plum can be smelled on my hands after I have dried them, which I rather like.
A bottle costs £1.11, but at the moment there is a deal on to get two for £2. I think this is really good value, and as I have two sinks and two kids we get through quite a lot so buying two at a time is often required.
I have been using this handwash for quite a few years now and over the past year or so noticed that the push dispenser has been getting rather stiff to use, especially when it is new. I had one bottle which I could not get the dispenser to push down at all and in the end swopped it for the dispenser off the old bottle.
All in All
Great product, great price, but it loses one point for the dispenser issue as its quite frustrating trying to get it to work.
I've just recently bought this Sweet Plum & Mimosa handwash from Waitrose, it's part of the 'essential' Waitrose toiletries collection. and there's an offer on at the moment whereby you get 2 of the products in the range for £2.00. The range includes handwashes, shower gels and bubble baths. I bought the Sweet Plum & Mimosa handwash and the Cinnamon Cakes handwash. I did have a little sniff of a few of the other products in the range and all of the ones that I smelt were lovely. This is the first time that I've used any of the products in the essential Waitrose toiletries collection, but it definitely won't be the last.
The handwash is in a 300ml bottle, and if bought with another product in the range it costs just £1.00. The handwash is a luxurious thick creamy consistency, and it's a gorgeous creamy pale purple colour. It smells lovely and fruity, it smells just like sweet and juicy ripe plums. I can't say that I can smell the mimosa in this, but then I don't know what mimosa smells like anyway! To me this literally just smells like sweet plums. This handwash leaves my hands feeling lovely and soft, and smelling fruity and sweet, and the sweet plum fragrance lingers on my hands for a little while after washing them.
The pump on this handwash has been a little bit stiff, and I have found that it is easy to knock the bottle over as the pump doesn't always depress properly. This is my only gripe with it though as the handwash itself is fine. One pump of the handwash is plenty to adequately wash my hands, it lathers up really well on my hands with just a small amount of water. It is really quite gentle and it doesn't dry out my hands like some hand washes can, even with constant daily use. This leaves my hands perfectly clean.
I wouldn't hesitate to recommend this handwash, and I'd certainly buy it again, however I think that I'd like to try some of the other handwashes in the range first. The other handwashes available were; chamomile & vanilla, olive & jojoba, sea salt & kelp, ginger & clementine, green tea & apple, and lemon blossom & amber. Along with the two that I purchased; the sweet plum & mimosa handwash, and the cinnamon cakes handwash.
We have a new local branch of Waitrose which I am very excited about! (No more 20 mile trips for me!). I have been making an effort to try lots of the essential products from the company and this week I have been checking out the toiletries in particular.
Personally, I think that this hand soap is well worth the 99p. It is a non - drying soap which produces a good lather. You only need a small squirt of the product to get your hands really clean.
The fragrance is lovely and alot less sickly than some of the hand soaps from more well known brands.
The range includes many hand washes which I am eager to try. Although the packaging is simple, I have not been disappointed by the quality of the pump dispenser or the appearance of the label. It doesn't scream `value range` at me at all!
Since I'm moving out of my flat very soon I'm trying to rush to review all of the things that I won't be taking with me. This mainly includes foodstuffs (as I'm not taking home loads of tins or anything from the freezer) but also things like this hand wash which aren't really worth the bother of packing. My bottle of this Waitrose hand wash is almost finished anyway, so it seems to be the perfect time to review it and then chuck it.
Essential Waitrose Plum and Mimosa hand wash was one that I picked up a few weeks ago when browsing in Waitrose. I was very interested to try their 'Essential' budget range as the cheap versions of items in shops such as Asda and Tesco are often sub-par though there is the occasional excellent item, and I wondered if the cheap range from a quality shop would equal something average. It was only 99p for a bottle of hand wash which I thought was fairly reasonable, though probably three times the price that you'd pay for a Tesco Value hand soap.
I've been using it for a couple of months now and have to say that I am neither impressed nor disappointed. This hand wash is pleasant enough to use as it lathers up fairly well, rinses of fairly easily and as far as I can tell cleans your hands to an acceptable standard. There isn't, however, anything about this hand wash that makes me desperate to buy it again or able to get even vaguely excited about it. It isn't particularly moisturising, unlike the Dove hand wash I reviewed recently, nor does it have a noticeably nice smell. In fact to smell the scent of this wash at all I have to put my nose right up close to it, whereas with any other liquid soap I've used the smell is noticeable as soon as you start lathering it up. If you practically have your nose in it you can detect a lightly floral scent which I assume is the mimosa, but never having smelled mimosa before I can't be sure. The smell is pleasant enough but ridiculously subtle and I have to say that I am fairly disappointed about this. I like to wash my hands with something which smells amazing and that I can still detect on my hands an hour or so after washing them. Unfortunately, that didn't happen with this one.
While this was, in general, a fairly nice hand wash, I was a bit disappointed by its shortcomings in the olfactory department. It is aesthetically pleasing; however, as despite its simple label it does look better than Tesco Value items, for example, as it has a nice picture of plums on it. The wash itself is a pale purple colour which would look nice in a lilac themed bathroom, but perhaps a bit odd in one of a clashing colour. In short, while for something costing 99p this was an acceptable thing to wash your hands with, I probably wouldn't buy it again since there definitely are nicer hand washes available.