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When I placed an order through my mothers Avon brochure recently, the one thing I knew that I wanted was a room spray, as my last one had run out. Those of you who are Avon reps or are related to/friends with an Avon rep may be aware of the 'Hello Tomorrow' brochure. This is a brochure given to reps featuring many products at knock down prices, the idea being that reps purchase them to demo with customers. Although I hadn't particularly wanted a lavender fragrance, I noticed it was on special offer in my mothers Hello Tomorrow brochure for just 90p, so asked if I could get one...at that price it would have been rude not to!
The Avon Naturals range is primarily a range of body products, but they do make a range of room sprays too which I know are really popular. I have previously purchased the Coconut and Lemongrass scent which I loved, but I had also used the Lavender and Chamomile scent I am about to review, as we have used it at work before. Other fragrances currently available are Juicy Watermelon, Lemon Blossom and Basil, Strawberry and Guava, and Black Cherry and Nutmeg, but as with most Avon products the range chops and changes frequently.
The room spray comes in a clear bottle with a pump action spray, so no aerosol. There is a picture of some lavender sprigs on the front, and the back has clearly printed instructions, plus a warning that this is flammable.
This product can be sprayed either into the centre of the room, or directly onto linen. I have tried the product in both ways, and will tell you my findings below....
---As a room Spray---
Although, of course, I do like to keep my home smelling fresh both for my own personal pleasure and in fear of unexpected visitors, I prefer scented candles or plug ins to do this. In general I don't like sprays at all (although I do use Febreze mist and refresh from time to time), so it is quite rare that I will use this product as a room spray.
When I do, I simply spray it 2-3 times into the centre of the room as instructed on the bottle. I find that the spray comes out in a very fine mist, which settles quickly and does not leave any residue or marks on my laminate flooring.
I have to admit with this sort of product I would normally spray more liberally than just 2-3 sprays, however in this case I find the suggested amount is just right. The lavender and chamomile scent can be smelled straight away and I find it fresh and inviting. I am always a bit wary of lavender scented products, often finding them overpowering or old fashioned, but this one is just lovely. The chamomile tones down the scent and makes it smell soft, homely and welcoming without even a hint of 'granny'! I also find the scent lasts well as a room spray, and I can often smell it several hours after it has been sprayed.
---As a linen spray---
Although it doesn't say so on the bottle, before using as a linen spray I would suggest spraying onto an inconspicuous corner of your fabric just to make sure this has no effects - especially if using on a delicate fabric.
I probably use this more as a linen spray than I do a room spray. I have rather heavy curtains in my living room and although they're machine washable, it's a real chore to get them dried and ironed. For these reasons I try to leave it as long as possible between washes and a quick spritz of this keeps them smelling fresh.
Another use I've had for this, although it's not strictly linen, is spraying onto my fabric sofa. The covers on my sofa are dry clean only and it can be a chore keeping them looking and smelling nice. I often spritz a bit of this over the sofa before I go to bed, as I find the fabric really retains the scent and I can usually still smell the spray the next morning when I come into the room.
Being an insomniac I am well aware that lavender is often used to aid sleep. I have therefore spayed this lightly over my bed linen several times now in the hope that it will send me off to sleep. Unfortunately, whilst I do find the scent relaxing and also think there is something about getting into a fresh smelling bed which makes it more inviting, I have not noticed this helping me to sleep.
A 125ml bottle of this spray costs £4.00 and can be purchased from your local Avon rep or online at www.avonshop.com. I have already noted that I purchased mine much more cheaply than that and being honest I don't think I would spend a full £4 on this despite how much I like it. Regular Avon shoppers will know however, that there are very regular special offers on Avon products and so it should be very easy to pick this up for less than the full price.
Overall I am very pleased with this spray. The bottle is relatively small however only a small amount is needed so it lasts a long time. The scent is fresh and relaxing and it lingers for a long time too. The only downside is that I feel the full price is too much for what the product is, but other than that I have no complaints and would certainly have no hesitation in recommending this product.
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I bought this spray a while ago from avon but have only just started using it as I had other room sprays already on the go. I use lavender a lot in my home and I like the soothing, calming and cleanliness that this spray has to offer. I found that the spray is- as with most of the other avon room sprays-quite concentrated so you don't need much as the aroma does definately linger around your home once sprayed. I found it really soothing when lightly spritzed over my bedding just before climbing in for the night. The lavender essence seemed to help both my husband and myself sleep much easier. The packaging is now a clear plastic bottle however when I purchased it it was sold in a silver metal type tin, which I think actually looks classier and more expensive, but it's the product that counts at the end of the day and even though it costs on average £3.50 I would recommend this.
I got given this spray as a gift from a friend who bought a couple and then didn't like the scent. It's lavender of course but I have to admit it is very strong.
My bottle is in a metal container, the picture appears to be plastic, so it's a silver bottle with a grey, plastic pump action dispenser. The bottle is 125ml and as it smells so strongly you don't need much so it lasts ages. I have no idea of the cost as I didn't buy it but as it's Avon I doubt it's very expensive.
As far as room sprays go I don't use many, I don't think my animals and tropical fish need air fresheners spraying around them, but if I do use one I prefer the scent to be fresh. Lavender is a very pungent scent that doesn't make you think of the word fresh.
So I've sprayed mine onto the duvet cover before, it doesn't mark fabric and the idea was the lavender might help me sleep. It's quite nice when used this way and does leave a fragrance on the material for the duration of a night but after that it's gone.
I've used it once or twice as a room spray in the bedroom too but you do have to be careful not to go overboard, it really is a very strong smelling spray and if you spray too much you can end up choking!
Overall I'd say this is ok as a linen spray for your bedding, I doubt many people would want it on their clothes! It's fine as a room spray as long as you limit it to a couple of squirts and it does smell as you expect it to, very strong lavender.
I wouldn't buy this myself but I'm happy to use up the bottle I have. If you like lavender this spray is for you!
I don't really like using air fresheners in my house as I don't really like the chemicals in the air around Harry, I just prefer to open a window to let the fresh air in! But occasionally, especially when the weather is bad and I can't open the windows, it does get a bit stuffy and I need a little something to freshen the place a little bit. I got this in a Christmas present last year, and while I don't usually like Avon products, I was very impressed with this product.
This product is made by Avon and is called Lavender Linen and Room Spray. It is for use both in open rooms and onto linens as well. The products is suitable for being sprayed onto sofas and other linens as it does not stain at all. It's part of the Aromatherapy range, because it contains calming lavender, and is a soothing spray.
The product comes in a clear plastic bottle, with a spray top, and also a clear plastic lid which I've since lost (Harry probably stole it!). It has a rectangular label on the front, with pictures of purple lavender, with Avon Naturals at the top of the label, and the name of it, Lavender Linen and Room Spray, at the bottom. The back of the bottle has usage instructions and ingredients, too many to mention here.
Using the product is very simple. Simply hold out your arm, and press the spray button down a couple of times, as much as is required. I usually stand in the middle of the room and spray 4 times turning around as I do so ensuring the spray is evenly around the room. The nozzle never leaks and it doesn't get clogged up either, so that's a good thing about this product. I smelt the fragrance straight away, it is quite a strong lavender smell but not unpleasantly strong. After 5 or so minutes, the smell had faded a bit but not completely gone. After about 35-40 minutes, I found that I couldn't really smell it anymore so I sprayed it again.
One thing I have noticed is that it doesn't taste so good. No, I didn't drink it, I'm not stupid. But once after spraying it, I had to shout for Harry to stop him running up the stairs, and I got a load of it in my mouth, and to be honest it was foul. Since then, I've made sure I don't spray it near Harry at all, I make sure he's out of the room and then spray and wait a few minutes for it to fully disperse in the air before letting him in. After its dispersed fully, I don't taste it when I talk, but just beware of that before using it near children.
It is a pleasant room spray, which isn't too pungent and strong smelling and is quite a relaxing scent too. You don't need too much of the spray to fragrance your room nicely for a good half and hour or so, and it doesn't stain fabrics either (I have tried it on a white pillowcase and there was no visible stain which is great). It definitely is a restful spray, it leaves me feeling nice and relaxed after I've sprayed it in my rooms in my house.
You can buy this spray for £3.49 a bottle from the Avon website, or from your local Avon lady. The bottle size is 125 ml, I've been using mine for a couple of months now, a few times a day and mine is only 1/4 gone, so its good value and I am sure a bottle will last a long time. There is nothing about allergies on the bottle, so I presume it is safe for use for pretty much anyone (Except young children obviously).
Other fragrances available in this type of product are:
* Black Cherry and Nutmeg
* Strawberry and Guava
* Vanilla and Soy Milk
* Coconut and Papaya
* Tangering and Aloe
All sprays are £3.49 each on the Avon website, although a current special offers 4 bottles for just £5, a real bargain! Overall, I'd really recommend this as a nice room refresher spray which smells delightful, and does leave you calm and relaxed. It's a fine mist spray which is easy to use, doesn't dribble, and leaves your room smelling lovely. For more information see the Avon website, http://avonshop.co.uk/shop/search.asp.
Thank you for reading.
Keeping my Avon representative Paula in 25% commission I think has turned into a hobby these days and I can never leave the book on my doorstep without leaving her an order, whether it be for a couple of pounds or in the region of £20 to £30, which it has been known when I have been feeling a little flush.
I often try various different things out to see if I like them however with Avon Lavender Room and Linen spray it is something that I purchase religiously and have done for the past couple of years now.
I first came across this a couple of years when a friend of mine started selling Avon herself and instead of saving her commission, it used to go all back into Avon and she would spend it on products for herself. Whilst around her house, she was always spraying something or other and seemed a little obsessed with these kind of products, however when she sprayed this into her living room, I instantly liked the smell and she gave me one to take home with me.
The room and linen spray is in what called the aromatherapy and sleepatherapy section with the Avon catalogue. It only consists of a handful of products that all help you to relax and can be easily overlooked as they don't stand out a great deal. They also seem to discontinue these products and bring them back again, something that Avon is terrible for doing when a product is in demand, it just disappears.
The product itself comes in a chrome cannister with a blue / lilac theme to it. Its very basic and to be honest it looks nothing like the picture above, i'm not sure whether that is an old picture or not and the product has been rebranded. It has a pump action on the top to spray this either around your room or on your linen.
Lavender is something that I have never been fond of to be honest. A lot of people crave over the smell of this, but I have my reasons as to why I dislike it. So when I realised this was Lavender fragranced, I was quite surprised initially because it doesn't smell like the Lavender fragrance that I have always hated. Even though you can distinguish between the two, the fragrance of this in my opinion is a lot sweeter and likeable, not like the kind of Haze Lavender air fresheners that you can buy.
You really don't need to go over the top with this product. Two squirts in an upright position in the air into your room is enough and the fragrance seems to last for quite a while. Its obviously a nice smell because people always comment when they walk into my house, and I have recommended this product to many people.
The best bit has got to be when used as a linen spray. This product has been developed to help to aid a good nights sleep and it certainly does work. I spray this on my pillows an hour before I go to bed and when you get into the bed, the smell certainly enables you to relax and help you drift into a deep sleep. Its a delightful fragrance and I will continue to use it.
Its costs around £4 from the Avon catalogue, sometimes it is on offer but not as often as majority of the other products in the Avon catalogue. Its worth the money on all accounts and because you only have to use a little bit of it, it seems to last quite a while too.
I am one of those people who cant switch off. When I get home from work I find that my mind is still thinking of things that need to be done. Its not uncommon for me to telephone my works number late at night, and leave a message for myself on the answering machine to pick up the next morning sad but true!
I occasionally need something to help me sleep, that doesnt involve taking pills and potions. This is what I found.
The product I decided to try was from Avon. It is in their aromatherapy range and is called sleep therapy linen and room spray. It comes in a 125ml bottle and cost when I last purchased £3.50. Looking on Avons website today, it has gone up to £4
I like the packaging on this. It comes in a silver bottle with a small plastic lid that just fits over the pump spray, similar to the type you find on bottles of gel spray. Instructions for use are printed on the back.
TESTING THE PRODUCT
The back of the bottle tells me to spray 2 to 3 times towards the centre of the room, away from your face and body. I duly follow the instructions.
When pressing the button the spray comes out in a powerful jet towards the middle of the room. I sometimes find with air fresheners or perfume, when you press the button the spray dribbles rather than anything else and you end up with it all over your hand. With this that wasnt the case. Not one bit did I get on my hands.
Even though I have sprayed into the middle of the room away from myself, I can immediately smell the fragrance of this and it is quite strong, although not overpowering.
The fragrance is lovely lavender is the primary smell, but I think there may be something else mixed in with it, although Im not sure what, and there is no information on the back of the bottle.
After about five or ten minutes the fragrance starts to wear off slightly, but you can definitely still smell it.
I close my eyes and as I breathe in this wonderful fragrance, I can feel myself relaxing.
As I mentioned I purchased this from an Avon catalogue. They also sell online. Their website is www.avonshop.co.uk
I have thoroughly read the back of the bottle and I cannot see anything of note for allergy sufferers. Please check beforehand though, as I am positive that this bottle used to be in a box, which I threw out, so there may be something printed on there.
I was really surprised that this actually worked. You tend to find that there are lots of things currently available on the market to help you do this and help you do that, and not all of them work.
I found this really easy to use. The pump spray did not require a huge amount of pressure to be used to make it work. The spray was quite forceful and sprayed out directly in front of the bottle, rather than dribbling down the side.
When sprayed I also discovered that it was a very fine mist that came out. I find that some air fresheners when sprayed can make any clothes of furnishing they land on slightly wet. This one didnt. I have in the past squirted a bit of this spray on my pillow before getting into bed, and when I have gotten in, have found that my pillow is dry and not wet from the spray.
I was surprised that you did only need to use the required number of sprays to get a strong fragrance. With lots of air fresheners that say to use a few sprays, I tend to find that I need to add an extra one or two to smell the fragrance. With this one I found that I didnt. The maximum three sprays were adequate to provide a good strong fragrance.
Even a good twenty minutes after spraying this into the room I can still smell it, although it has faded quite a bit, but I can still just about detect it.
The fragrance of this was lovely. The smell of lavender was strong, but not too overpowering. I am sure I can detect something else mixed in as well, but I am unsure.
I found that by spraying this in my bedroom as I was about to get into bed, helped me to drift off to sleep naturally. I could just spray, get into bed and breathe this in and then drift off to sleep. It has saved me from many hours of clockwatching when I was having problems sleeping.
This spray is really great, but there is one downside, and that is the price. It is slightly expensive at £4 a bottle. When I first started buying it, it was £3.50. Avon used to have offers where you could buy three bottles for £5. Needless to say, when this happened I would stock up and buy three or six bottles.
Because of my mass purchasing, I havent bought any for a while, so was shocked to find it had gone up to £4, which is expensive.
When you look at it though, if you bought some herbal tablets to help you sleep, I would imagine you would look at paying about £4-£5 a bottle. When I look at it in this perspective then it doesnt sound so bad.
WOULD I RECOMMEND
Most definitely yes. It is a natural remedy that actually works in helping you get to sleep. Will buy again when all my stocks have run out!!
Thanks for taking the time to read my review, Cath. xxx
Pure. Soothing. Sensual. A field of fragrant florals warmed by the sun. Brightens your home with the clean, pure scent of lavender. 4.2 fl. oz.