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I love the scent of lavender,so when I first saw the Palmolive and chamomile hand wash on offer for just £1,I bought a bottle. I was also attracted by the lovely bottle that makes this hand wash look like a premium brand. I think it has a Victorian look about it and thought it would look good in my period house.I much prefer liquid hand wash to bars of soap as I think they are less messy and more hygienic with 2 boys in the house!
I usually buy whatever hand wash is on offer ,but would probably have paid more than £1 for this on the looks of the bottle alone. However looks are only skin deep,so what is the actual soap like? The pump action dispenser works well,dispensing just the right amount of liquid soap. It doesn't dribble either unlike some brands I have tried! I really like the pale lavender colour of the soap that is visible through the clear plastic bottle. However I was really disappointed by the complete lack of lavender scent. Try as I might I really couldn't detect any discernible scent at all. I would say there is slightly sweet scent;not unpleasant but nothing special either.
The soap does lather OK and gets my hands clean without making them feel dry and it doesn't irritate my sensitive skin or leave any residue. Overall I probably wont buy this soap again,even though I really love the packaging! However the complete lack of any lavender scent lets it down as far as I am concerned!
Palmolive Lavender & Chamomile Hand Wash
I saw these in the supermarket a few months ago and was quite surprised to see that they were made by Palmolive, not because Palmolive isn't a good brand, but they look very fancy and much like something you would get from a counter in Debenhams or somewhere alike.
The Palmolive brand is part of the Colgate-Palmolive Company, the company was founded in 1806, with the Palmolive soap made of palm oil and olive oil created in 1898. It is a worldwide successful soap manufacturer.
Palmolive Authentics - Lavender & Chamomile Hand Wash
The hand wash comes in a lovely designed bottle which I feel makes it look a lot more expensive than it actually is. The bottle is a tall see-through plastic bottle that has an upside down tear shape to it and a curved base. The Palmolive branding and design on this bottle is quite vintage in style with a nice floral design on the front.
At the top of the bottle is the dispenser which is a dark navy colour which you push down to release the hand soap. The dispenser releases a pea sized amount each push - just enough for a suitable hand wash. The bottle is a 250 ml size.
Inside the bottle you can see the hand soap, which is a lovely light purple colour to match the ingredients, particularly lavender. I use one squirt of this with warm water per hand washing event and this is plenty. The hand soap lathers up nicely without too much effort and cleans your hands really well.
The lavender and camomile ingredients smell lovely during use and after washing your hands; they are not excessively overpowering but are strong enough for you to benefit from their fragrant and sweet smelling aromas. Lavender is definitely the overriding smell to this hand wash, with the calmer and
relaxing camomile coming through.
The hand wash smells have a decent staying power on your hands after washing, but obviously this doesn't last that long. They are delicate to use and although do not contain particularly softening properties are gentle and soft on hands.
Overall I cannot fault this hand soap - it looks lovely in my white bathroom as well as smelling delicious, washes hands well and it is an inexpensive price at £2 for 250 ml. It has to have 5 out of 5 stars.
I absolutely adore beautiful toiletries and prior to my self-imposed ban from purchasing anything new until I've used all of my current supplies, I stumbled across the recently launched Palmolive Authentics range of caring and aromatic hand washes. To my sheer delight I was able to purchase the lavender and chamomile fragrance and as I regularly use lavender due to its' calming and relaxing properties my purchase was made.
~~ Appearance of the product ~~
It was the appearance of the 250 ml of hand wash that initially caught my eye, as Palmolive have considerably updated their packaging. Long gone are the stumpy circular shaped dispensers and instead we have a slender and curvaceous transparent container, which displays the lilac contents. The eye catching text on the label offers a luxurious appearance together with the dark purple flowers that are displayed around the edges.
~~ Using the hand wash ~~
Whilst I generally decant all of my hand washes into a china dispenser I decided to leave the product in the original container as it blends in beautifully with my bathroom décor. The large black pump dispenser easily releases the good consistency hand wash, which offers an aroma identical to the lavender flower. I'm often a little dubious when purchasing lavender fragranced products as many brands are unable to capture the natural fragrance, but this hand wash receives top marks from me. According to the blurb on the back of the bottle the hand wash contains natural lavender oil from Provence together with chamomile extract, so there is no artificial fragrance.
The aroma of the lavender plant is fairly powerful, which is something I favour and whilst the fragrance within the hand wash is considerably evident the delicate hint of chamomile offers the perfect partnership and together they deliver a wonderfully calming aroma. Only a small amount of the hand wash is required to create a good lather and enables me to effectively cleanse my hands of any dirt and impurities. It is easily rinsed away without leaving any sticky residue and what I adore about this product is that the beautiful lavender and chamomile fragrance lingers on my skin for a good while after use. A huge plus point is that the dispenser does not drip, so there are no soap splodges to continuously clean away from my sink.
The hand wash is gentle enough for every day use and does not cause my skin to suffer from any adverse affects. Unfortunately, my hands considerably suffer during this time of year and are prone to splitting and bleeding and whilst the hand wash is fairly moisturising it is not effective enough for me, so I need to apply my favourite hand cream. This hand wash comes will my full recommendation as it is such a beautiful fragrance. I have not removed a star due to it not being moisturising enough for me, particularly as my husband does not feel this to be the case with him.
~~ Ingredients and other information ~~
I do not believe in copying long lists of ingredient into my reviews unless I feel there is something of importance that the reader should be made aware of. The hand wash should be used within 12 months of opening and the container can be recycled once empty.
~~ Price and availability ~~
Palmolive Authentics Lavender and Chamomile Caring and Aromatic Hand wash is available in most supermarkets and costs £2.03. There are a few fragrances within this range and I was fortunate enough to obtain them on special offer at £1 per bottle.
I hope you found my review useful and thank you for reading.