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      12.02.2013 19:40
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      A beautifully fragranced anti-bacterial hand wash from Original Source

      Since my early teens I developed an obsession for beautifully fragranced toiletries and over the years I have loved trying and testing out new products. I've always enjoyed using Original Source shower and bath products and as I found the Mint and Tea Tree Shower Gel wonderfully refreshing, I decided to try out the Anti-Bacterial Hand Wash in the same fragrance with this review discussing my thoughts.

      I would advise that the packaging has been considerably updated from the image as shown above as we are provided with an opaque sturdy plastic bottle containing 250 ml of hand wash, which is considerably appealing to the eye, particularly due to its almost rectangular shape. The Mint and Tea Tree fragrance makes a bold statement due to its vivid green contents and is highly visible on the supermarket shelf. Whilst the front of the bottle can be described as "busy" due to its fairly large bold text, I feel it works well for the Original Source brand. The claim is that the bottle of hand wash contains 4,896 tingling real mint leaves, which is obviously a statement that I am unable to evidence.

      The standard black dispensing unit looks absolutely stunning with the contrasting vivid green contents and is easily operated with one press where an adequate amount of product is released. The dispensing unit is drip free, so there's no waste or messy blobs on the sink following each use. The hand wash is of a good consistency, as one would expect from the Original Source brand, which I consider to be of a superior and high quality. Identical to that of the shower gel, the aroma is considerably powerful and extremely uplifting with tea tree being the most prominent fragrance.

      I find that a single whiff of the hand wash clears my nasal passages within seconds and it reminds me of a cold winter's day when there is a strong nip in the air. You need to be a fan of the aroma of tee tree to enjoy this hand wash, particularly due to its high level of strength, which is very authentic and it is an aroma that I adore as I always associate it with cleanliness. The true aroma of mint works in perfect harmony with the tee tree and reminds me of freshly hand picked mint.

      The vivid green wash is easily applied onto the skin with the aroma considerably intensifying following its introduction to water. A point I favour with all of the products manufactured by Original Source is that they are natural and are not tested on animals. Whilst Original Source claims that the hand wash offers the tingle factor, I cannot admit to witnessing this sensation. However, this is not an issue as far as I'm concerned, as I'm more interested in its overall hand washing qualities as opposed to feeling the tingle!

      The hand wash is effortlessly rinsed away without leaving any stickiness or residue and I adore the factor that the tee tree and mint aroma remains on my skin for a good while afterwards. Due to its anti-bacterial properties and the fact that it is such an uplifting and refreshing fragrance, I prefer to use the hand wash in the kitchen as opposed to the bathroom where I favour something a little more delicate. I had anticipated the hand wash to be a little drying, particularly due to its ingredients, but I cannot speak of any issues whilst using. The reverse of the bottle displays the usual blurb where it should be used within 12 months of opening and the bottle being suitable for recycling once empty.

      The only downside with this hand wash is the price, which is £2.30, which I believe to be excessive despite it being a very favourable product. However, I was fortunate to purchase mine from Boots a couple of months ago when the entire Original Source range was selling for half price.

      I can highly recommend Mint and Tea Tree Handwash although I have removed one star due to the price.

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        29.08.2012 22:20
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        I'd buy it again if I saw it on offer

        This handwash was recently on a half price offer at Tesco, costing £1.10 for 250ml instead of the usual £2.20. Hence it ended up in my basket, along with another one from the Original Source range. Checking online, it is still on offer, but the offer has changed so you can now buy two for £3.

        ==The Brand==

        Original Source are a fairtrade brand, using natural ingredients. According to their website, all their products are made from either pure and natural essential oils, or extracts from different parts of fruits, roots, trees, leaves, stems, flowers, fruit peels and plants. This means that not only should their products smell good, but they should have positive effects on the skin at the same time.

        More information about the Original Source brand can be found at www.originalsource.co.uk. Their webiste contains some interesting information about their ingredients, and also about their products as I wasn't aware quite how extensive their range is.

        ==The Handwash==

        The handwash contains mint and tea tree, in fact we are told on the front of the bottle it actually contains 4896 real mint leaves! The packaging has changed from the current Dooyoo picture, and is quite quirky in nature, with blocks of writing telling us about the ingredients, and the shape of the bottle is unusual being triangular almost. It is very similar to the shower gels in the same range. I don't normally go on about packaging, but they've made an effort to make the bottle about as interesting as handwash gets.
        It's very vibrant green in colour, and has a pump dispenser.

        The handwash is antibacterial with tea tree being the antibacterial ingredient, and they also advertise the mint as having cooling and skin-tingling properties. To be honest, I wasn't sure what the appeal of this was, as having my skin feeling tingly isn't top of my list of priorities when looking for handwash, but it was on offer so I was willing to have my hands tingled.

        ==My Experience==

        The best thing about this handwash, which makes up for any shortcomings, is the fragrance. I'm not keen on the smell of tea tree, but it's barely noticeable, and the overriding smell is mint. It smells like spearmint, and everyone who comes to our house and uses it always comments on it. It lingers on your hands for a little while after using it, and I often find myself sniffing my hands to get a whiff of it! This is made even stranger by the fact I bought another handwash from this range at the same time, and that hardly smelt of anything.

        The pump dispenser seems to work well, although I find one press of the pump doesn't give quite enough handwash, and two pumps gives too much. I don't mind this, however, because it means I can control how much handwash I use, rather than being encouraged to over-use and waste product in an effort to make me spend more as is the case with some brands.

        Cleaning wise, the handwash seems to perform adequately. Nobody ever really knows whether handwash kills all germs on your hands, and this one doesn't lather too well which makes me wonder if it's doing its job properly. When I have make-up on my hands and wash them with this, it doesn't leave make-up coloured marks on towels like some handwashes can. From this, I can tell it's cleaning them properly.

        Being antibacterial, you'd be forgiven for thinking this handwash might be harsh on the skin. But somehow, the mint does seem to have a cooling effect and my hands just feel really nice and refreshed after using it. I've not noticed the skin on my hands being any drier than usual after using this handwash, although I do use hand cream on a daily basis.

        Overall, I really like this handwash, and if I see it on offer I'll be inclined to look out for it in future. I wouldn't pay full price for it though, as it's something we get through so much of in our house.

        (This review may also appear on Ciao under the username Gingerkitty)

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          16.07.2012 14:32
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          We always have Handwash in the bathrooms and kitchen. Just a lot easier than rubbing a bar of Soap between your hands isn't it? Normally we just stick to a Supermarket own brand version but I spotted this in Semi Chem about 2 weeks ago and decided to buy this. I do like the Original Source products but very rarely use them thesedays as there is so many different products to use.

          This comes in a 250ml bottle and I got this for £1.69. I don't know what the right price of this is but I would imagine it would be a bit more than that price.

          You can see the colour of the Gel through the bottle and it is a bright Green colour - it is the same colour as on the picture here. I was imagining that the scent of this would be pretty strong and it is, but I do like the scent on Mint. On the bottle it states that there is 4896 Mint Leaves in this very bottle - who's counting??

          You just need 1 pump of this and the thick Gel will lather up well and produce lots of fine Bubbles. This rinses off easily as well and the tingly Minty scent is left behind on your hands but not quite as strong as it was before. Hubby doesn't like the scent quite as much as what I do as he thinks it is too strong, but I think it is a nice scent to have lingering around.

          All in all I think this is a nice Handwash. It is the first time I have used a Handwash from Original Source and my hands feel soft after use, with a lovely lingering scent and my Hands feel nice and clean too.

          Try the Minty madness

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          13.06.2012 12:39
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          a 'tingly' minty anti-bacterial handwash

          I always have a bottle of liquid handwash by the kitchen sink, as I'm forever washing my hands anyway, and even more so when I'm cooking. I've got a massive hygene obsession, or ocd as my husband always laughs and says!

          For the kitchen handwash I always choose an anti-bacterial handwash as I will be handling and preparing food. I'm a huge fan of the Original Source range, and the handwashes in particular (the only handwash that I don't really like is the White Pear & Avocado), and I do normally buy the Original Source Mint & Tea Tree anti-bacterial handwash for the kitchen.

          As with most of the Original Source products this handwash has a quirky little comment about the product, this one being that '4,896 tingling real mint leaves are packed into this handwash'.

          The handwash is a luxurious thick creamy consistency, and it's a gorgeous bright green colour.
          It smells absolutely divine, it smells just like cool fresh mint. It's a really invigorating and stimulating fragrance, it's a kind of a clear your sinuses kind of scent! This leaves my hands both feeling soft and smelling fresh, and the refreshing cooling mint fragrance lingers on my hands for absolutely ages after washing them. I also find that this handwash gets rid of any strong smelling odours on my hands when I'm preparing food, such as onions or garlic.

          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. This leaves my hands feeling very clean and refreshed, and I find that it actually is a bit 'tingly' as I wash my hands. I really like this sensation, but my husband says that it's odd and he doesn't like it!

          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.

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          11.06.2012 09:15
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          Nice wash that cleans well.

          Original Source is a really good brand, it produces lots of products which I like quite a lot. I know when I buy this brand that it is going to work well. There are so many hand washes in supermarkets and shops, it is quite hard to sometimes choose one.

          The hand wash is housed in a clear plastic bottle, it has a pump dispenser which is easy to press. The bottom of the bottle is flat and sits on the sink well without tipping over. The wash is a bright green colour. It is very rich consistency and not a runny wash. A nice texture and one that is soft and smooth.

          With this liquid, just a couple of pumps is enough to lather the hands. It lathers extremely well and feels creamy on the hands. It has a nice smell to it, one that I find more of a minty smell than a tea tree one, I can smell the tea tree but I find I can smell more of the mint. The smell is really refreshing and nice. It is a fairly strong smell and one you can smell as soon as you pump it onto the hands.
          I can feel a little tingling on my hands while washing them. I like this feeling and can feel it is cleaning really well indeed. It's easy to rinse from the hands and just leaves them feeling very clean.

          It contains lots of mint leaves and tea tree oil, all natural ingredients and all good for the skin, so it does moisturise the hands well. It says on the bottle it contains 4896 mint leaves, such a lot of leaves. I do know lots of leaves are in the liquid because of the strong smell of the mint. It does leave my hands feeling soft after washing. I have quite rough skin on my hands but it does help to soften them a little bit. Leaves them perfectly clean.

          The bottle size is 250ml and I paid £2.20. For this price I think it is a good price for the way it washes hands. It is worth the money and good value for the price. It is a very good quality too. This amount of wash does last a very long time because of the small amount needed to thoroughly wash hands. No having to add a little extra to give a good clean, like some other brands.

          It's a nice wash for all the family to use, it leaves children's more delicate skin feeling soft to the touch, my grandchildren and myself have not experienced any irritations using this wash. It is a nice gentle wash, which washes really well indeed.

          I will buy it again and I highly do recommend it to anyone who likes the smell of mint and wanting to buy a good quality hand wash. I have often seen this one on offer, so next time I will buy it on offer and save some money.

          The bottle after use can be recycled.

          I rate it 5 stars.

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          07.03.2012 11:43
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          Natural ingredients that leave skin feeling soft and clean

          I love the Original Source range of products, as they are cruelty free and they are created from natural ingredients. Their products are packed with essential oils, and are bursting with colour and fragrance. Best of all their products are affordable and are comparable in price to other everyday hygiene products. I regularly buy their shower gels and I always go back to them, as they are a high quality product at a low price.


          Just recently I noticed that Original Source had expanded their range and they are now offering liquid hand washes in some of the great fragrances as their shower gels. I was mightily pleased to see the Original Source Tea Tree and Mint hand wash, and I wasted no time in purchasing a bottle. I didn't need to waste time looking at the information on the bottle, as this is a brand I trust and have used many times before. Their products are natural and are suitable for vegetarians and vegans.


          The mint and tea tree fragrance is a firm favourite with me, as it gives a tingling sensation that leaves me feeling clean and refreshed. The 250 ml bottle of hand wash comes in their recognisable packaging, with the bottle being semi-transparent to see the wonderfully vivid green gel within. The bottle tapers out at the bottom to give it a wider base. The pump and text are in solid black to give great contrast against the product within. This makes it stand out on the shelf and easy to recognise as an Original Source product.


          I'm a bit of an obsessive hand washer, and having a toddler to care for means my hands are in water more than I care for. As my hands get washed regularly through the day I like to use a kind and gentle hand wash that isn't going to strip my hands dry, or leave them feeling irritated. As such, I carefully inspect the hand washes before selecting the right one. However, with Original Source I know their products are kind to the skin and planet, plus I know they leave my skin feeling soft and clean. Their hand washes are available in mint and tea tree, vanilla milk and raspberry or Shea butter and honey. They retail at approximately £2.20 a bottle, and can often be found on offer.


          I often opt for the mint and tea tree and this is my third bottle of this particular hand wash now, as it provides great results and it has become a firm favourite. I did wonder how well it would work as a hand wash, and thought that it may leave my hands tingling or smelling strong after use, however, I found this wasn't a problem at all. The nozzle dispenses a reasonable size globule that is rich in consistency and colour. It massages over the hands with ease and forms a creamy white lather. Rinsing is a doddle, and giving my hands a good rub under warm running water removes the soap with ease, leaving my hands feeling refreshingly clean.


          Whilst the bottle only contains 250 ml, it actually lasts a good amount of time. I find that my hands are in better condition using this than other brands, and my skin is left feeling soft. I'm not particularly keen on buying singular pump dispensers of hand wash, as I don't like to think of the packaging going to waste, even if recyclable, resources are still needed to be used to recycle the plastic. I generally opt to buy large containers of soap to refill my large dispenser. I hope that they make large bags of the hand wash to be able to refill the bottles in the same way they do with some of their shower gels.


          However, I will still buy this hand wash from time to time, as it is handy to have on the sink for occasional use and I love the vibrant colour. Just as expected the bottle is packed with an outstanding amount of mint leaves and is infused with tea tree oil which is a natural antibacterial. The gel gives off a wonderful minty aroma that tantalises the senses and awakens the mind. It leaves my hands feeling soft and clean without causing a drying effect like many other antibacterial products do. This is a fantastic product at an affordable price, and one I hope to see in larger containers or bags.

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            26.07.2011 01:58
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            A really nice hand wash from Original Source

            For years I have been a user of Original Source shower gels, and I recently saw that Original Source had released a whole range of hand washes. The best bit is that these handwashes are in the same scents as their shower gels!!

            These were on a special offer at my local supermarket a short while back, for just £1 a bottle, and at such a bargain, I grabbed a couple of different bottles to stock up in my bathroom. One of the scents I picked up was the Tea Tree and Mint Hand Wash. I have used this scent as part of their shower gel range, and I really liked it, so I was happy to use this hand wash.

            The bottle is a thick, plastic one, with a black pump dispenser that is easy to press down, and just one pump will disperse the perfect amount I need to ensure I have clean hands. You can see the hand wash inside the bottle, and it is a vibrant green colour, which I think is quite a nice shade of green.

            The handwash itself is thick and creamy, and when it is mixed with water, it spreads and lathers easily and quickly. You can instantly smell the wonderful scent of this handwash, and you are first hit by the smell of Tea Tree, and then the smell of the mint creeps up on you. It is a strong smell, but not one that is overpowering. It is fresh and you can feel it tingle on your skin.

            I find my hands are lovely and clean after using this, and I am very particular about how clean my hands are. I am happy to keep using this, as I do not find any faults with it, and it is always nice to have clean smelling hands, as well as clean looking hands.

            I also find that this handwash does not dry my hands out, which is something I have found from other products I have used in the past. It does not add moisture in anyway, but it does not strip any moisture or cause dry skin on the hands. The bottle has been on my bathroom sink for over a month now, and it is still only half empty, so I believe these are great value for money.

            My partner also likes this handwash, and I think when I have run out of my stock of handwashes I bought, I will happily buy this product again. I am unsure as to how much these cost when at full price, but I believe they would be worth anything up to £5 a bottle and still be great value for money.

            You can buy these in places like Superdrug and Wilkinsons, and it may also be found in larger supermarkets. I hope everyone enjoys this handwash, as it really is great and I totally recommend it to everyone 100%. I give this handwash a 5 out of 5 stars.

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            26.04.2011 13:51
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            A really refreshing handwash.

            I bought this particular handwash in Tesco last week as it was on offer a £1 for 250ml. I have used the shampoo and shower gels for years and loved the minty smell, so thought I would give this handwash a go.

            The bottle is rectangular in shape and has a pump dispenser at the top. The bottle has the Original Source branding as well as the word 'antibacterial' across the bottle. The handwash is described as invigorating, stimulating and sensational. It says on the back of the bottle that each handwash contains 4896 mint leaves. The mint used in the handwash is peppermint which is known for it's antibacterial properties as well as having a unique ability to clear your lungs and mind. The wash also contains tea-tree oil which is also anti-bacterial as well as anti-fungal, anti-septic and anti-viral. It is also known for it's purification properties.

            To use this wash you simply wet hands, pump out a small amount of wash, lather and rinse. The wash itself is green in colour and has a thick gloopy consistency. As soon as you start to lather the wash you can feel it tingling on your hands, it also smells really fresh, I didn't notice the scent of tea tree, just the mint which smelt really natural. The wash lathered really well and rinsed cleanly.

            After using this my hands felt really clean and refreshed. I also noticed that this handwash was particularly good at removing the smell of garlic and onion off my hands something that other handwashes have failed to do! so it is a must in the kitchen. The handwash also left my hands smooth and moisturised.

            I would recommend this to anyone looking for a natural product that kills germs and removes odours from hands while leaving them soft and moisturised. I will definately be buying this one again!

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            19.05.2008 13:22
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            Hate it!

            I bought this ages ago more out of curiosity than anything else, but I wasn't very pleased with it.

            It's a foaming handwash that comes in a clear plastic bottle with a black lid. It has a pump dispenser where you press it down and it gives you a set amount. But the difference between this and normal handwashes is that it comes out of the bottle as a foam rather than a liquid.

            It seems like you're getting loads out because it's a quite large amount of foam, but it's actually hardly any of the liquid at all, so the bottle lasts a long time.

            It smells of tea tree, not very pleasant, but not too strong or overpowering. It feels nice enough when you use it, and the amount it gives you is easily enough to do your hands with. It feels nice and smooth and it does feel like it's doing a good job of cleaning your hands, and because it's tea tree it has antibacterial properties.

            The probem with this handwash is that it really dries out my skin really badly. I don't normally have any problems with the skin on my hands but this made them feel extremely dry, tight and itchy, and the feeling didn't go away. I ended up having to use shedloads of hand cream to get them back to normal.

            It costs £2.49, which I personally think is quite expensive for a handwash, and I really don't think it's worth it.

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            For refreshing, soft feeling skin