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I have often purchased the original source shower gels in the past and have always loved the zingy fragrances. This is the first of their range of hand soaps that I have tried and I have been very pleased with this also.
Rather than the usual shape hand soap dispensers, original source has packaged their hand soap in the same slightly angular bottles as their shower gel only smaller and with a pump dispenser lid. With the label also a similar style as the shower gel, this is instantly recognisable as an original source product.
The fragrance I chose to try first was this Shea butter and honey one. Most hand creams I use seem to contain Shea extracts so I thought that this would be a good option as it might be quite moisturising. After washing up multiple times a day, my hands tend to get quite dry. As a mum to three messy little ones, I wash my hands an awful lot so a good moisturising hand wash is a great advantage in combating dry skin.
The blurb on the bottle explains that honey is antibacterial as well as moisturising and that Shea butter will leave your skin cleansed, soft and sweet.
The hand wash is a creamy pale brown colour and the consistency is quite thick. My first impression of the fragrance is that it is quite nutty. It is a soft, comforting type fragrance which I like very much. I can't detect the honey element on the fragrance which I found a little surprising. I was disappointed to find that the fragrance does not last for very long on your skin. Why is it always the fragrances you don't like which longer longest?!
The hand wash leaves my skin feeling clean and doesn't dry out my hands like other washes I have tried. It is not quite as moisturising as I had hoped for given the hype on the bottle but a product which I enjoy using nonetheless.
I would definitely purchase this again and am now keen to try some of the other fragrances available. Another good product from original source.
Cost: £2.30 at boots for a 250 ml bottle
=Original Source Shea Butter & Honey Hand Wash=
I like the Original Source Shower-gels and I was surprised and pleased to see this original source Shea Butter and Honey Hand wash in my local pound shop. Another product for my holidays.
The bottle is a clear plastic bottle, and has a pump dispenser at the top of the bottle.
=The Hand wash=
The wash is a light beige in colour, and is thicker than some other hand washes, and when you push the pump down it dispenses a nice amount of the wash, and it doesn't drip from the bottle.
The texture is so soft, it feels like you have runny honey in your hands, (but thicker), it lathers well, and really gives lots of bubbles. It is soft and gentle to use, I did notice the more that I rubbed my hands together the more the lather was being produced, and it was quite bubbly, I would best say it was like having a bubble bath just for your hands.
This has a really sweet fragrance to it, but it is not over powering, you get the butter smell from the Shea, followed by the sweetness of the honey.
Even though it feels like a bubble bath it does rinse off easily from your hands.
After using this hand wash my hands felt really soft and there was no irritation to mine or my daughters skin. We both are prone to eczema, although we only get occasional flare ups.
=Price and Availability=
The bottle is a 250ml size, and retails in the price range of £2 to £2.50 at supermarkets.
=Would I recommend=
I would recommend this hand wash, it is a touch of luxury. I found it lasted us well, but we were on holiday so therefore it would not have got as much use as a typical day at home. We used it about 4 times a day, for 2 weeks, and didn't even use a 1/4 of the bottle.
=Now on my list=
This does go on to the shopping list, as I try to keep anti-bacterial ones in the bathroom and the "posher" ones downstairs in the kitchen, so this is a kitchen one.
It's the next one to be used!.
Liquid hand wash is what I always buy for washing my hands, I do like a bar of soap occasionally but liquid soap is my favourite way to wash them because I find it a more convenient way of washing my hands. The bars are what I buy for my little grandson because he likes to sometimes use a bar because he uses a bar at his nursery.
This liquid comes inside a transparent plastic bottle and has a pump dispenser. It is easy to press this dispenser to release the liquid onto the hands. It is a light beige colour with a rich consistency, it doesn't drip from the bottle and make a mess all over the bathroom sink. The texture is extremely soft, smooth and really creamy. It also lathers really well too and creates lots of bubbles on the hands. It feels really soft between the fingers while washing the hands too and the more you rub the hands together, the more bubbles it creates.
This one has a really nice pleasant sweet fragrance to it, one I like quite a lot, it isn't too over powering but it is fairly strong and very apparent. It removes all traces of dirt or grime on the hands and leaves them perfectly clean. It is very easy to rinse from the hands and it leaves them feeling nice and soft. I find my hands feel fairly moisturised and not too dry compared to some other brands I have bought. This one is a gentle wash and it hasn't irritated my grandson's skin or my own skin. I have sensitive skin and this one hasn't cause any rashes etc and just been a nice gentle one.
It is a good family wash and suitable for all the family to use. It isn't a feminine one and so males can use it too, some men don't like the smell of a feminine wash but this one I think is more than suitable for males to buy. Only a small amount is needed to create a lather, I use 2 pumps and so a little goes a very long way. The little ones only need to use half of the amount of what an adult would use, using 1 pump but we all know this anyway but if the little ones pump 2 pumps it would still be easy to rinse them in no time. My little grandchildren know Grandma and Grandad use 2 pumps and they uses 1 pump and we sometimes have a laugh together when they pump 2 onto their own hands and love to see my open mouth and surprised face because they have used 2 instead of 1 lol. Just a little game so he has fun while washing their hands to learn them to always wash them after using the toilet and to always wash them to remove germs etc.
It contains honey and shea butter, both really nice ingredients to help soothe the skin and nourish it. both these ingredients work really well together. They work together to form a good moisturising hand wash. Also both ingredients work well help chapped and dry hands. I have very dry skin and these ingredients help my skin to feel a little more softer. I always use a hand cream after washing my hands because they are so dry but I have used this wash without using a hand cream and my skin is still fairly soft but not quite the softness I like my hands to feel but my grandson's skin feels extremely soft after he has washed his hands with this hand wash.
For a 250ml bottle is usually priced around £2.20 but I often buy it for a £1 on special offer. This brand is often on offer quite a lot and so worth buying while on offer to save some money and to buy it for half the price. It is extremely good value for money purchased even at the usual price but obviously better value bought cheaper. The quality is really good and I have no problems buying this one for a full price.
I cannot fault this hand wash and think it is a really nice one for all the family to use. I highly do recommend it to anyone who loves a sweet fragranced one and one which leaves the hands perfectly clean and leaves them feeling soft and moisturised. I will keep on buying this one in the future because it washes hands well and a good family liquid soap.
Also posted on Ciao under my username Pinky50.
I give this one 5 stars.
Thank you for reading my review and I hope it has been of some help.
HOW I CAME TO USE THE PRODUCT:-
We don't usually have hand wash in the bathroom or shower room, preferring to use soap, but before Christmas we had guests visiting and so thought it may be a good idea to buy some hand wash for convenience. We've used various kinds of liquid hand wash in the kitchen - usually the medicated kind - but I wanted something that would be suitable for both men and women and not leave their hands smelling like disinfectant. I'd used Original Source mint and tea tree shower gel in the past and I noticed that the supermarket had some hand wash from the same brand. The Shea Butter and Honey flavour caught my eye because I do like honey - both the smell and the taste. Although I didn't know all that much about shea butter, I had heard that it was good for moisturizing the skin.
Original Source is a British company that has made shower gels for a number of years and is owned by PZ Cussons who make Imperial Leather and Carex products. The company's a member of the Aromatherapy Trade Council and they say that they also work closely with the Vegan Society. All their products contain either natural essential oils or natural ingredients and they claim that their products are tested only on humans.
It comes in a 250ml clear plastic container, through which you can see the rich light brown contents, with a black pump on the top to dispense the hand wash. The label on the front claims that '49 bee miles helped make one nourishing bottle' and that it's 'packed with 'natural fragrance' and contains 'fairtrade ingredients'. The back of the bottle explains further that it contains 2% shea butter and honey traded to Fairtrade Standards.
BEE MILES AND SHEA BUTTER:-
Apparently a hive of bees can travel 90,000 miles to collect nectar and pollen to make 1kg of honey, so the fact that 49 bee miles go into one bottle does seem to indicate that there's not a whole lot of honey in the hand wash, but I suppose if there was more then it would leave your hands particularly sticky which is really not the idea of a hand wash. Original Source use honey supplied by farmers in Chile. Shea butter is a fat extracted from the nut of the shea tree found in Africa and is mainly used in the cosmetics industry, although it can be eaten. The company obtains its supply from Burkina Faso in West Africa which is the third poorest country in the world according to United Nations statistics.
USAGE AND EFFECTIVENESS:-
The triangular bottle isn't a work of art, but it doesn't look out of place in a bathroom. However, I prefer to pour the contents into a pottery hand soap dispenser (you can buy these from many stores and vary in price from a couple of pounds up to £20 and more). The hand wash itself is quite thick and you don't need much as it lathers up fairly well, although you don't get as much lather as with a good bar of soap in my opinion - one squirt should be enough unless your hands are particularly dirty. If you are going to use it from the Original Source bottle, you have to twist the pump about a quarter turn and it pops up, then you have to pump it a few times before the soap dispenses.
Your senses are immediately hit with quite a sweet smell. The strongest perfume is that of butter but there is definitely the smell of honey mixed in. This fragrance does linger on your hands for quite a while afterward (I can still smell it for almost an hour after washing my hands) but it tends to lose the sweet smell and becomes more of a nutty odour. It is quite pleasant, though, and not a 'flowery' smell so I do think it's suitable for both men and women. It works perfectly well as a hand cleanser and I find that it also leaves my hands feeling smooth which is what it claims to do.
PRICE AND AVAILABILITY:-
You can buy this at most supermarkets and pharmacies. The usual price is around £2.20 but Asda currently have it on offer for £1, Superdrug has it at £1.09 and Tesco £1.10. It's therefore worth stocking up at these prices.
This is hand wash does what it claims on the package - it cleans your hands and leaves them feeling smoother. Added to that it has quite a pleasant fragrance, although for some people this could be a little too sweet and overpowering at first. It therefore gets my recommendation
~Original Source Hand Wash~
Original Source is a range of everday beauty essentials including hand wash, shower gel and also hair care products. There are a few different hand washes available but I will be discussing my use of the Shea Butter and Honey hand wash. This particular scent is also available in a shower gel.
The Shea Butter and Honey hand wash is packed full of Fairtrade ingredients and has not been tested on animals. The scent is 100% natural. Original Source claim that this nourishing hand wash will soften rough hands whilst leaving them smelling sweet.
This hand wash is presented in a plastic bottle with a pump dispenser. The bottle can be recycled and this hand wash has a 12month shelf life from first use.
~Price and Availability~
This hand wash is available from supermarkets (Asda, Tesco etc) and Wilkos. The full price for a 250ml bottle is £2.20 but it is currently on a half price offer in Tesco and just £1.00 a bottle in Asda.
I do like the Original Source range and often buy their hand washes when they are on offer. My most recent purchase is the Shea Butter and Honey hand wash. I bought it from Asda as I was running low on hand wash in my bathroom. I only ever buy hand wash when on offer so we often have a different brand in our bathroom each time.
Through the bottle. the hand wash is a creamy, caramel sort of colour. The bottle is very practical and I haven't had any issues with the pump dispenser. Two short pumps releases a decent sized blob of thick, creamy hand wash and this more than sufficient for washing both hands. Although this is quite a cheap hand wash, it doesn't lack in quality. A gorgeously soft, cleansing lather is created with very little effort. It feels quite luxurious.
The scent of this hand wash is lovely but won't be appealing to all. It isn't an overpowering scent but is very sweet. The honey is the main scent but is toned down by a subtle, nutty undertone. I'm not usually a fan of the scent of honey but I do love the scent of this hand wash as it is creamy and sweet. It smells very natural too and the scent lingers on my hands for quite a while leaving them smelling clean and sweet.
The lather rinses well and I find that my hands are left feeling and looking very clean and refreshed. Some hand washes often leave my hands feeling dried out and lacking hydration but this hand wash is beautifully nourishing. It leaves my hands soft, moisturised and any rough patches are smoothed out. I don't feel the need to immediately slather on hand lotion after using this as it is very moisturising. This is a very gentle hand wash and is family friendly. My son and fiance use it too and no one in our home has experienced any irritation or discomfort from using this several times a day.
This is a decent quality hand wash and one which I would happily buy again. Because only a little is needed per use, a 250ml bottle will last quite a while and is an absolutely bargain price. It has a pleasant scent which I find very appealing and it performs very well when it comes to leaving my hands cleansed and soft. I can highly recommend it.
Thanks for reading :)
I bought this hand wash a little while ago, when the Original Source hand wash range was on offer at Tesco, costing £1.10 for 250ml instead of £2.20. I also tried the mint one, which I was very impressed with, but have to say I found this particular one very disappointing.
The packaging for this hand wash is in keeping with the Original Source brand, so you can see the product which is vibrantly orange coloured, and it's triangular in shape with the usual pump dispenser. I have found the pump dispenser to function perfectly, and it doesn't get clogged or messy as the hand wash depletes.
The hand wash is supposedly fragranced with shea butter and honey, but this is one of my issues with this hand wash, which was that I couldn't smell anything at all. I did wonder if it was just me, as my sense of smell isn't particularly good, but my husband said the same and he is the kind of person who gets a headache walking past Lush, or through the perfume department at Boots!
The hand wash feels luxurious to use, and is a lovely thick and creamy consistency. It lathers really well, and leaves my hands feeling moisturised. I think this is one of the benefits of using a creamy hand wash instead of a gel type, as you do get the benefits of extra moisturisation. The packaging tells us that 49 bee miles have been flown to help make one bottle of this, so despite the fact I can't detect the fragrance, I am happy knowing that the ingredients going into this are more natural than most hand washes.
The description of this product tells us that honey helps leave your skin supple and soft, and is anti-bacterial. Shea butter has moisturising and healing powers, and I also found out something interesting in that shea butter is known as "women's gold" in South Africa, because it's one of the few commodities controlled by women in rural Africa. Every day is a school day as they say!
The hand wash is also Fairtrade which is reassuring for those with ethical and moral conscience. Although I was disappointed with the fragrance aspect, I have heard other people comment on how nice this smells, so maybe I just got one from a dud batch. The natural ingredients and moisturising properties still make this a good hand wash, and one I would use again if I saw it on offer.
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Original Source Shea Butter and Honey Hand Wash ~
Currently available in my local pound land and at ASDA for £1
The Original Source Shea Butter and Honey Hand Wash is a Fair Trade product. Which means the farmers that produce the shea butter and honey will be getting fair prices for their produce. As with all Original source products the scent will be made from 100% natural ingredients and will not have been tested on animals.
I'm a massive fan of most things Original Source, and prefer to have nourishing hand washes in the bathroom as I find with sensitive skin this the weather at this time of year can have a nasty drying effect on my hands. This product does indeed wash them well and will help to keep them soft. The shea butter odes it's job well.
The bottle is like all of the Original Source products recyclable and see through so you can see how much of the product has been used, and for me this was telling. When I like the smell of a product I tend to go a bit mad and use it more than I would if I didn't. For me the scent of this product is just a bit on the sickly side. I love the smell of shea butter, and the smell of honey, but put them together and it's just too much for me.
So although it's a great product that does exactly what it says on the tin it's just not one of my favourites. It does still get a four out of five as it's does it's job wonderfully and it's just my sense of smell that is not happy with it.
Interesting fact about the product: it was created by 49 bee miles. (I couldn't resist including that the facts always make me smile).
While I do really enjoy Original Source products I only tend to buy them rarely for some reason so when I do its always a nice treat as they always smell delicious and the scent is always fairly strong which is something I particularly enjoy because other hand washes/ shower gels. They are of a high quality and the price isn't too bad either!
I bought this hand wash recently online as sadly the product has been discontinued for some reason and have used it for around a week. I'm not exactly picky about the type of hand washes I buy and just tend to buy ones that have a nice fragrance and do the job of washing my hands thoroughly, which this product definitely does. It cost me around £1.50 which was very reasonable and definitely something I would buy again especially because of the price.
The colour is a light brown caramel colour which looks less sterile as some other hand washes so I don't feel as clinical when I'm using it. The liquid dispenses easily and applies thoroughly also and so washing your hands quickly (which I always do as I'm forever rushing and fall behind) and it rinses equally as easy also.
The honey and shea butter make an excellent combition and it smells amazing. It leaves my hands feeling nice and soft and I can smell the fragrance on my hands for a while after which is something to enjoy. It lasts for quite a while I have found, which is particularly something I need in my household as there can be as many people as 7 staying over.
Overall I think this is an excellent hand wash that fulfills all of the requirements I would want from a hand wash. It smells excellent and leaves my hands feeling nice and soft and as also Original Source maintains their high quality products. I would definitely recommend and do intend to buy it again if shop online again (because I only tend to do it rarely) especially as the price is pretty decent also.
I quite like Original Source products and have used their shower gels fairly often in the past, but this was the first of their hand washes that I tried. I really liked it!
It comes in a simple plastic pump top bottle as pictured above, with typical Original Source branding. It looks nice enough and you can see the liquid inside, helping me to notice when it is getting close to needing replacing. The pump dispenses just about the right amount of liquid. It also states that the ingredients are fair trade, which is another plus of this product.
I tried this one because shea butter and honey appealed to me as I thought the scent would be nice and I was also tempted by the "nourishing" claim, as shea butter is well known to be a great natural ingredient for softening and moisturising hands.
When I pump some of this out I am immediately hit by the lovely scent - it is even nicer than I had expected when I bought it! This hand wash has such a sweet and warm smell which reminds me of cookies but it is not a sickly and cloying honey smell. In the past I have found a few honey products were too strong, such as the Burt's Bees honey hand cream, but this hand wash strikes the right balance between a nice scent which you can easily detect and ending up with a strong, overpowering scent as if you had smeared your hands in coatings of pure honey. The scent lingers for some time after washing, but subtley.
The hand wash creates lots of creamy lather and makes my hands feel thoroughly cleansed, but also moisturised and softened.
The bottle only contains 250 ml which means it goes down fairly quickly, but I would still be happy to get it again and try some of the others from Original Source.
**Original source hand wash**
I was first introduced to the 'original source' brand when I saw a shower gel on offer in my local supermarket and decided to pick it up as a change from my usual avon and other supermarket branded shower gels. It was the price and quirky packaging that drew my attention to this brand. I ended up really enjoying using my original source shower gel so when I saw this hand wash for £1.10 in Tesco I decided to give it a try as I always have handwash in my university house. Plus - original source pride themselves on being fairtrade which is always a bonus.
As you can see from the picture above the handwash looks somewhat unique and I really like that about the product. The bottle is slightly triangular and unusual and has the text in all different fonts and colours which looks really cool and modern. The colours are great too - creams/browns/blacks which look great in any bathroom.
The handwash is creamy coloured and quite creamy in texture too. I find it to be thicker than other handwashes that I have used in the past but it lathers up so quickly when you rub your hands together and run luke warm water over them. The bubbles are also thick and luxiourious so I really feel like my hands are getting a really good clean.
The smell is worth mentioning alone too - its absolutely fab! It is definitely the best smelling handwash that I have ever come across. As well as smelling fresh and clean it also smells quite sweet but not overwhelmingly so. Even inbetween washes my hands smell great after using this product.
Due to the effects of the shea butter my hands are left feeling soft and moisturised which is a great bonus as primarily I bought this handwash for it's antibacterial effect.
Overall, I really like this product and fail to find any disadvantages to it - especially when it is on offer!
I love Original Source products mosty for their scent. They all smell really strong and just like what they're meant to, and whats great is that they are not that expensive to buy.
I recently purchased this shea butter and honey handwash from my local Asda, as its on offer at the minute for the bargain price of £1 and it is one that I havent tried before.
The hand wash comes in a small 250ml bottle that is triangular in shape and has a pump action dispenser on the top. The bottle is clear with the usual original source style logo on the front, and the handwash itself is an orangy-beige colour. This is good as it allows you to see how much of the product you have left.
The handwash itself is quite thick and foams up easily so yoy only need one or two pumps to get a good amount on your hands. As soon as you add water and rub your hands together the scent hits you, its a very stong honey smell with to me what smells like coconut - although this might just be me as theres no coconut in it. It doesnt smell as sickly as you might expect from a honey and shea butter product but actually quite clean and refreshing. It rinses of the hands easily and leaves them smelling lovely and clean with a slight honey fragrance. The shea butter also leaves my hand feeling soft and moisturised after use, not dried out like I get from some hand washes.
I would definitely recommend this product to anyone, especially at the bargain price of £1. It smells delicious and leaves your hands feeling clean and soft - what more could you want from a hand wash?
I really love Original Source products especially the great range of fragrances that the products come in. I always keep a bottle of liquid hand wash by the sinks in my kitchen and bathroom and although I opt for an antibacterial based wash in the kitchen in the bathroom I like to have something a little more fragranced. This time I opted for the Shea Butter and Honey Original Source hand wash when I spotted it on a half price special offer in my local Asda store as it was one that I had not purchased before.
Original Source toiletry products contain only natural fragrances. The company aims to source as many of its ingredients for its products as it can in the UK and works closely with the fair-trade foundation and the Vegan society. It also only tests its products on people and not animals. To find out more you can visit there very nice website www.originalsource.co.uk.
The hand wash comes in a 250ml pump action bottle and was on a half price special offer at just £1.10 from Asda. In my opinion this was a great price for a hand wash and especially one containing so many natural ingredients.
The bottle is made of a clear plastic and is a sort of triangular shape which is smooth on the front and textured on the back. The bottle allows you to be able to see how much of the beige coloured hand wash is left so you can make sure u replace it before it runs out. You can easily get the hand wash out of the bottle via the black pump action dispenser which is activated the first time by turing it causing the nozzle to pop up. The labels on the front of all Original Source toiletries always have modern block print writing and usually contains a fact about the product inside but the fact about this hand wash was actually on the back of the bottle which I found a little odd. But that aside the fact about this Shea Butter and Honey hand wash is that 'the honey bees fly 49 bee miles to make the fairtrade honey that goes into the hand wash'. I love the addition of these little facts as it makes you aware of just how much thought and hard work goes into making a quality product like this. The bottle is also made out of recycled plastic and also has recycle instructions on the back to allow you to do your bit for the planet too.
The hand wash itself is easy to get out of the bottle using the pump dispenser and it has a rather thick somewhat jellified texture meaning it does not run off your hands as quick as you put it on. This is not the most appealing coloured hand wash with it being a dark beige colour but I tried not to let this put me off using it. You can smell the hand wash as soon as you put it into your hand, as it has a gorgeous very sweet, slightly vanilla fragrance which smells almost good enough to eat! I have found that you only need to use a small amount to give a nice lather when you wet your hands which means that the bottle lasts quite some time. It leaves my hands smelling fantastic and also with the nourishing properties leaves my hands feeling soft and smooth which certainly backs up the statement on the back of the bottle which says that the 'softening nectar will butter up rough hands and sweeten up your skin'. Being someone who often suffers from dry skin and eczema on my hands I have found that using this hand wash has not caused any adverse reaction at all to my skin, which to me is very important as I have had reactions to hand washes in the past.
Overall I would certainly recommend this hand wash to anyone, it does have quite a feminine fragrance so might not be one for the men but certainly lovely for the ladies and makes a welcome change from all the boring hand washes out there. Also keep an eye out for special offers, so many stores now stock Original Source products and if you shop around you can almost always find special offers on somewhere.
I'm a huge fan of the Original Source products, I think that the majority of their products smell absolutely divine, and I think that they are superb quality too. I do tend to only buy their products when they are on offer though, normally one of the supermarkets or Boots will be running some sort of offer such as buy one get one free for example, and I absolutely hate it when I pay full price for something and then see it on offer the following week!
I do really like the Original Source handwashes, in fact the only one that I've tried and not actually liked has been the White Pear & Avocado handwash. And I have to say that I absolutely adore the Shea Butter & Honey Fairtrade handwash, and I buy this one all the time.
As with most of the Original Source products this handwash has a quirky little comment about the product, this one being; ''49 bee miles helped make one skin nourishing bottle of this shea butter & honey fairtrade handwash.'' This particular Original Source handwash also uses Fairtrade ingredients; Fairtrade honey and Fairtrade shea butter.
The handwash is a luxurious thick creamy consistency, and it's a gorgeous creamy pale chocolately brown colour. It smells absolutely divine, it smells just like sweet honey, but a little bit more mellow, a bit creamier (or butterier I guess), and I guess it's the shea butter that just takes the edge off the sweet honey smell. This leaves your hands both feeling soft and smelling sweet, and the beautiful sweet fragrance lingers on your hands for absolutely ages after washing them. I find the smell of this handwash to be quite a calming fragrance, and I love catching a waft of the fragrance on my hands afterwards.
One pump of this handwash is plenty to adequately wash your hands, it lathers up really well on your hands with just a small amount of water. It is really quite gentle and it doesn't dry out your hands like some hand washes can, even with constant daily use. You can definitely feel that this is an indulgent nourishing handwash whilst you are washing your hands, and my hands feel clean and actually feel quite soft and moisturised after washing them with this, I certainly don't feel the need to instantly apply hand cream.
This is an absolutely fantastic handwash, and I wouldn't hesitate to reccomend it. It's in a 250ml bottle, and the regular price is around £2.20/£2.30, but if you shop around then you will normally find it on offer somewhere. I normally wait until Original Source products are on buy one get one free in either Boots or one of the supermarkets and stock up then.
I like a good hand wash, I like a wash that I know cleans the hands well and leaves them spotlessly clean. I buy branded washes and the cheaper ones too. This brand is one that I buy quite often because I like the results.
The wash comes housed in a clear plastic bottle, it has a pump dispenser which is easy to just press the liquid soap onto the hands. The liquid is a pale brown colour. It is extremely rich and a very smooth texture. Just a couple of pumps is enough to give for a good lather on the hands, so a little does go a very long way with this hand wash. It lathers really well indeed because it is of a very good quality.
It feels soft and very creamy on the hands while cleaning them, when I rub the wash between my fingers I can feel it is very rich and a good quality. It is also a very easy to rinse from the hands. It has a sweet kind of smell to it, one that smells really nice indeed. The smell of the fragrance is on my hands a good while after washing them. The smell lingers unlike some other brands.
It moisturises the hands at the same time as cleaning them. It doesn't dry the hands and just leaves them soft. It contains Shea Butter and Honey, these ingredients help to soften the hands to leave them nice amd soft and very smooth. The ingredients nourish the skin to leave it nice smooth. No dry patches have occurred on my hands since using the soap. It is also a very good family wash that all the family can use. It is kind to the hands and is good for children to use to keep their hands soft.
I find this one hasn't irritated my skin or any family members skin. None of my family have complained that it has dried their hands and just commented on how nice a soap it actually is. I really like this soap a lot, it cleans and moisturises at the same time. It is a nice gentle soap for the hands and one that not only cleans well but nourishes the skin at the same time. It is good for delicate skins too and I would say the more sensitive skins too.
For a 250ml bottle it is priced at just over £2. it is available occasionally on offer and is worth the price.
The bottle can be recycled.
I highly recommend this soap if you are looking for a nice quality hand wash that cleans well and lasts for a long time. I will continue to buy it in the future.
I rate it 5 stars.
Having for some time now been a big fan of the Original Source range of products I was shocked to see they were now offering up a range of hand washes and the first one I managed to pick up was the Shea Butter and Honey offering but does it live up to the levels set by the rest of the Original Source range?
This is a hand wash which is designed to be nourishing and so when you use this you do notice that it is a very nice feel to the hand wash. It feels very soft and like it is still managing to do a good cleaning job on your hands so this is a very nice one to have (especially for when you have those guests coming around).
As with all Original Source products the fragrance is very much a central theme to the product as it is designed to be strong yet not overpowering. If you are a fan of the smells of honey and shea butter then you will find this to be a very good hand wash as it smells amazing and the smell remains on your hands long after you have washed.
The bottle is well designed and looks good so is not something you are going to want to hide (know that sounds a bit mad but there are products out there with such poor design you will put them in cupboards or cabinets).
Pump action means that you can get just the amount you need and allows for your product to last longer as you are not using too much each time.
Pump action means that you are not going to have a huge amount of oxygen getting into the product and interacting with it so it will remain the same product as was put into the bottle at the manufacture stage.
The hand wash is of a good consistency so you can easily wash the hands without all everything falling through your fingers.
Great value for money as can be picked up for between £1 and £3 (normally around the £2.25 mark) per bottle and as it lasts so long thanks to the pump action and consistency of the hand wash itself.
Overall I have been very impressed with this hand wash as it gives a great fragrance that lasts so you will make sure you wash your hands (perfect for younger kids as the smell makes sure they are going to wash their hands each time as they will have the smell there on their hands for hours to come). A well designed bottle with an easy pump action so you can easily get just the amount you need so allowing for you to have a great value for money product. Cleans your hands and leaves them with a nourished and soft feel.