Product Type: Original Source Hand & Nail Care
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Original Source Tea Tree & Mint Handwash
Member Name: Autarkis
Original Source Tea Tree & Mint Handwash
Date: 07/03/12, updated on 02/06/13 (106 review reads)
Advantages: Wonderful scent that leaves hands feeling refreshingly clean
Disadvantages: Small size bottle can seem wasteful. I hope they make refills.
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.
Summary: Natural ingredients that leave skin feeling soft and clean