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      28.11.2014 13:33

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      • "no petroleum based oils"
      • "no SLS"
      • "no parabens"
      • "NOT tested on animals"
      • "organic ingredienst"
      • "natural plant based ingredienst"
      • "Ethical company"

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      • "Ouch at the price!"

      Rose scented gel from Aromatherapy Associates for pampering the body naturally

      This is another of my treats that I got in one of my many beauty boxes I buy from time to time.

      This is not a company I had previously heard of but I did do a course on Aromatherapy and love the fact that essential oils can be so beneficial to our bodies and minds and also smell so great too.

      The company state that:
      "We love the inexhaustible variety of plants and flowers and the healing properties of their natural oils and extracts. There’s an art and a science to working with them. Taking the purest natural ingredients, we create blends that enhance the oil’s inherent properties, turning them into rich, beautifully scented products that deliver fantastic results."

      This is a truly luxurious product and I wish I was rich enough to buy it regularly but sadly my small tube is going to be it for me I fear.

      This comes in an upside down squeezy tube and you get 200 ml. I am not sure of the price as it is out of stock now and mine was part of a beauty box so I didn't buy it individually.

      This body gel is full of the lovely hydrating and softening ingredients. It has rose, geranium, evening primrose and jojoba all of which help the skin keep moist, naturally healthy looking and soft while also smelling fabulous too.

      I love products that smell naturally of rose, not those that are sickly sweet and granny rose smelling. This is perfect as the rose water and geranium blend to give that fabulous rose geranium scent.

      The body gel is quite soft and I find it was very quickly absorbed into my skin. You don't need t smear it on thickly as once it has been absorbed it is doing its job on the layers under the top of the skin. It isn't greasy at all and leaves my skin feeling so healthy and smelling really great. I sometimes put it on my arms and just sit and sniff them!

      Because this is an all natural product it does have a limited shelf life so once opened use within 6 months and store it somewhere cool and dark. This should be kept away from children and avoid the eyes which is obvious really.

      I love this and feel quite sad that mine is now finished as it is not only our of stock but I fear Ii probably couldn't justify buying it at its full RRP.

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      28.11.2014 12:24
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      • "no petroleum based oils"
      • "No parabens"
      • "no SLS"
      • "fair trade ingredients"
      • "organic ingredients"
      • "Not tested on animals"
      • "Ethical company"

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      • Price

      Naturally fabulous Aromatherapy relaxing oil from Aromatherapy associates

      This is one of the beautiful products that I have been able to try because I am a member of a number of beauty trial sites. I have never heard of the company until I got to try a few of their products in different beauty boxes.

      The company state that:
      "We love the inexhaustible variety of plants and flowers and the healing properties of their natural oils and extracts. There’s an art and a science to working with them. Taking the purest natural ingredients, we create blends that enhance the oil’s inherent properties, turning them into rich, beautifully scented products that deliver fantastic results."

      This is a body/massage oil that has essential oils known for their relaxing properties and these are camomile, vetivert and ylang ylang . The carrier oils are also all natural plant based oils which are easily absorbed by the skin. In this the carrier oils are coconut oil, peach kernel oil, jojoba seed oil.

      They suggest using some before a bath or shower but personally I use mine afterwards and apply it to damp skin as the oils go further and also trap the moisture into my skin.

      I find this is a great one to use after my bedtime bath as it helps me to relax and makes my skin feel great, not greasy just healthy and well moisturised.

      Because this is an all natural product it does have a limited shelf life so once opened use within 6 months and store it somewhere cool and dark. If the product goes a bit cloudy or there is sediment that is fine as this happens with natural oils. This should be kept away from children and avoid the eyes which is obvious really.

      This costs around £40 for 100 ml so it is not a cheap product but you don't need to use loads to get good results. If you apply it to damp skin the oil spreads easily and I tend to use mine around my neck area. That way a massage of my neck relieves any tension there and because it is close to my face the scents carry and do the job of relaxing me at bed time.

      I thoroughly recommend this even though it is a bit expensive . I save mine for special relaxing treats and it lasted me about two months doing that.

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      27.11.2014 23:06
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      • "natural product"
      • "Smells wonderful"
      • "Not tested on animals"
      • "Ethical company"

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      • "Does have surfactants"
      • "only available from lush kitchen ocassionally"
      • "limited release product"

      Sonic death Monkey - smells of choc coffee orange

      A few months ago in the Lush kitchen they made this wonderful retro shower gel again. I was in there quick as anything as if you see something in the Lush kitchen you can't think too long as they sell out within the hour at times. They are very limited releases.I hate the Lush kitchen as they bring out great products but I often miss out or get tempted then reason takes over and I decide I do not need another item!

      This shower gel is a classic Lush product that lushies rave over. it is a sort of chocolate orange but far deeper than that.It is a blend of coffee, chocolate, hemp oil and citrus oils.

      It smells great and quite a strong smell and is one of their more unisex scents like Tramp.

      The shower gel is a brown liquid that lathers up well so you need only as small amount to get a lather and the scent is string so a little goes a long way. I use this as a shower gel and also love it as a bubble bath as well. Lush do say that it can be used as a shampoo as well but I prefer to use a shampoo rather than a multi purpose product for my hair. I have tried it once and it did clean my hair but it felt like it needed a lot of conditioner.

      I have a huge collection of Lush shower gels and this is one of my favourites
      and it it the one that my husband chooses when he steals my bath treats.

      When my son cam back from Toronto earlier in the year he tried it ans was all for stealing it but I did rescue it.

      This is not a cheap shower gel as a 100 ml bottle is around £6 and the 500 ml one is around £20 . Mine was the 250 ml one and I think it cost me about £13 and then postage was on top so it was a real naughty treat for myself. Now you see why I hate the temptation of the Lush kitchen!

      I still have quite a bit of mine left and I have some shower gels from last year as i save them for my little personal special bath times and as I have so many I find that I can use a bit of each and still they last well.

      I love this Sonic death monkey, I have no idea where that name sprung from but the scent is truly great It is a kind of grown up choc orange with coffe and the earthy hemp as well - divine in my view.

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      27.11.2014 21:44
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      • "easy to find in most shops selling bath stuff"
      • "lots of bubbles"
      • "helps relax you"
      • "smells nice"
      • "good price"

      Disadvantages

      • "may dry out skin"
      • "may irritate skin "
      • "not natural"

      Relax its Radox to wash away your stress

      This is one of the basic bubble baths I buy from time to time as they are not expensive and are often on special offer.

      Radox have a number of different bubble bath products but this one is designed to relax you and soothe aching muscles.

      It smells great, I love eucalyptus and rosemary, neither are sweet and feminine scents but they do remind me of gardens and Australia sort of earthy herby scents.

      This gives lots of bubbles and does not claim to be a natural product so be aware that bubble making ingredients can be skin irritants. they do say that there are natural ingredients in there for relaxing the mind and body.

      This is a bright blue colour but in the bath this fades and the water is not remarkably blue and you don't need to use a lot to get a nice scent filled bath with a decent amount of bubbles. We are lucky as we have quite soft water but even in hard water you will not need a lot.

      This costs about £2 for a bottle that I think is about 300 ml so it is not expensive compared to a lot of bubble baths.

      This is no luxury product but it is a nice fresh, natural smelling bubble bath that I enjoy from time to time. It is not moisturising at all so if you have dry skin you will need a moisturiser after using this. I tend to use a lavender scented one before bedtime as that also helps relax me as well as this does.

      This is a good family bubble bath suitable for all and great for that before bedtime bath as it does help to sooth the muscles and relax the mind ready for sleep.

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      27.11.2014 20:57
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      • "helps skin repair itself"
      • "feeds the skin"
      • "uses natural plant based ingredients"
      • "ethical company"
      • "natural body oil"

      Disadvantages

      • Expensive

      A great natural plant based skin oil to help improve elasticity and tone

      I have tried a number of body oils in the last year or so and when I went to a Weleda day I learned that natural plant based oils feed the skin far better than petroleum based ones as the plant based ones are absorbed rather than sitting on the skin's surface.

      This is one of the oils I received from a beauty box as a sample and if it was not quite so expensive and I didn't already have several others in my drawer I would have rushed out to buy a big version.

      This costs around £17 for 75 ml which is a fair price for something so good.

      The oil is designed to help reduce the appearance of stretch marks. Not only the Blackthorn but also birch leaf and St John's Wort are some of the lovely plant based medicinal ingredients in this which work to help the skin keep its elasticity and tone.

      If you are pregnant or have gained weight then massaging this into the stretched areas will help reduce any stretch marks. If you are fat and want to lose weight then it is also a good idea to massage your skin so that it can maintain its tone and stretch or shrink back without becoming saggy.

      Even if you are neither fat not pregnant this is a lovely toning and relaxing massage oil that keeps your skin looking healthy and supple. You don't need a lot as it feeds the skin and soaks in to do the job. You don't feel greasy as you only need enough to get absorbed any more is wasted with natural oils.

      I find this is best applied after a bath or shower and I just pat the excess moisture off my skin then apply this oil trapping the moisture on my skin from my bath.

      It smells natural and pleasant but not fruity despite the blackthorn oil , there is no sloe scent, it is more a herby aroma I think and one either males or females would be happy to use.

      I used this on my shoulder scar and on my stretch marks and although neither have gone - they are pretty old now - they don't seem to stand out as much as they did.

      I would certainly recommend this. It is far superior to Bio oil and a similar price. Bio oil is NOT all natural so beware and read the labels carefully.

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    • Badedas Original Gelee / Bath & Shower / 5 Readings / 4 Ratings
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      27.11.2014 20:28
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      • relaxing
      • "has been around for years and easy to find in shops"
      • "colours the bath water green"
      • "unisex fragrance"
      • "lots of bubbles"
      • "Smells great"

      Disadvantages

      • "outer box unnecessary packaging"
      • "Quite expensive compared to others around"

      German Quality bubble bath with a unisex appeal

      This is one of the old classic bubble bath products that I can remember from years gone by. It has always been quite expensive and a treat for me. In fact compared to years ago it is more reasonably priced these days.

      This is a product designed to create bubbles so it has got bubble surfactatnt type ingredients in the product and these are not natural and can cause skin irritation. The scent is designed to be a relaxing one and it will appeal to both men and women I think as it is quite forest pine sort of scent and does remind me a bit of Radox relaxing bubble bath. It is not pine like a toilet cleaner though so don't be put off.

      The price always makes me think twice with this as it is about £5 for a 300 ml bottle and the price goes up with the bigger sizes. I have only ever bought this smaller sized bottle as I find that lasts a good long while.

      Thee horse chestnut in this is supposed to help keep the skin moisturised and it is certainly not a product that irritates my skin but I don't find it specially moisturising though.

      If I had very dry skin this is not the product I would choose. This is one I use for relaxing, after a day walking or in the garden and it does allow me to float in the bath surrounded by bubbles with a lovely outside natural, leafy, pine forest- like scent.

      After the bath I feel quite mellow and the scent can be smelled on my dried skin. The scent does carry into the bathroom too which I always like. My skin does not feel tight and dry but it also does not feel that moisturised either so I do apply body lotion after using this.

      The product is quite concentrated so I find that a little does the bubbling job for me. Unless you like a bath where you can disappear in bubbles then a small amount under a running tap will give you enough bubbles and scent to give a nice relaxing bath I find.

      The gelee is a green colour but the bath water doesn't go a really dark green nor are the bubbles green.

      This is a nice bubble bath that does for both me and my husband as it is not one of the fruity sweet ones he objects to.

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      27.11.2014 19:13
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      • "can get more than one bath from each bar"
      • "Not tested an animals"
      • "Okay for vegans"
      • "lots of bubbles"
      • "Smells great"
      • "Ethical Company"

      Disadvantages

      • "Not cheap if you use the whole bar in one bath"

      Hot toddy in my bath with candles but no alcohol so I could drive !

      This is one of Lush's limited edition products that they released a few Christmases ago but from time to time they also release retro products in the new Lush Kitchen but you have to be really speedy to grab them I have found.

      This cost me around £3 I think which I still think is a lot to pay but Lush products are not cheap and you are paying for their ethical standards and innovative great smelling products.

      I found I could get 3 or 4 baths from this as our water is quite soft. If you have a bubbly spa bath then that should be plenty as it really bubbles up then.

      The smell is lovely; it reminds me of Christamas when you might drink a hot toddy or mulled wine. It is orange and cinnamon like. Kind of like the pomaders you make with cloves stuck i them combined with mulled wine. It smells sort of sweet mulled wine and it still smells lovely and string in the bath too.

      I left the remains of my bar in the bath room and it really filled the bathroom with its great scent. I also store bubble bars in my drawers and they make my clothes smell nice too. It is always a nice surprise when you find one you had forgotten about too.

      I got plenty of bubbles and the water not only smelled warm and cosy and spicy but the water felt silky too.

      After the bath the scent hung around the bathroom and beyond for quite a while and I could smell it on my skin too after I dried off.

      I hope they bring this one back again soon. This year they have Hot Toddy shower gel which is a similar scent and I have bought that already as I love the bubble bar so much before.

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      17.11.2014 23:03
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      • "ethical company?"
      • "you don't need a lot to get a lather"
      • "smells like starwberry"
      • "does not irritate my skin"

      Disadvantages

      • "nothing special as a shower gel"
      • "expensive compared to other brands"

      Sweet strawberry fruity shower gel that is a bit pricey at full price

      I have my doubts as to how natural and fair trade Body Shop is since they sold out to L'oreal. When you look at the contents of the products many are far from natural and I think they are expensive at full price so I only ever buy anything from Body Shop when they have their half price sales.

      I got this for about £2 which I feel is just about okay for this but at full price forget it.

      This is a sweet scented, fruity strawberry shower gel. It is a clear pinkish reddish liquid . I have used this as a shower gel and as a bubble bath and it works well as either.

      The scent is not my favourite but it is what is is - strawberry and sweet so not a surprise really given the name.

      I honestly don't feel this is any much different from cheaper brands of shower gel. It is nice enough but nothing special or original in my view.

      I think it might appeal more to the younger females and I can't see the men going for this one much at all.

      This comes in the standard Body Shop recyclable plastic bottle which is quite short and fat and this is okay to hold when in the shower or bath but if you have small hands it could be hard to hold when slippery and wet.

      After I have used this gel in the bath or shower and then dried myself off my skin feels fine, neither overly tight and dry nor specially moisturised either.

      The scent doesn't linger long on my skin but it does fill the bathroom with the scent when I use it.

      My verdict would be okay if you can get it for half the price but not worth paying the full price as there are just as good ones for a lot less money.

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      17.11.2014 22:25
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      • "Reasonable price at half price"
      • "feminine and floral"
      • "light and rereshing"

      Disadvantages

      • "quite sweet"
      • "doesn't really last long"

      A light floral refreshing spray from Body Shop

      I bought this with the body lotion of the same scent when Body Shop had a half price sale. I tend to only ever shop at the Body Shop when they have half price sales as then I feel their products are about the right price.

      As you might expect from the name this fragrance mist is floral, sweet and does smell like Cherry blossom and is light and uplifting. It is very much a pink and feminine scent and in no way unisex at all.

      This is not a perfume , it is more like a body spray. I like this kind of fragrance for summer as it refreshes, cools and gives me a nice light scent as well without being heavy and overwhelming.

      The bottle is plastic and has cherry blossom images on the outside. the spray is a press spray and the amount that comes out is quite generous so you get a good dosing which is cooling as well as adding the lovely floral scent.

      I have used this to spray on my clothes when wanting to freshen them up. It is also great on my pillows just before going to bed in the summer.Also spray on bed linen when you have guests to give a lovely flora; welcoming freshness to the bed.

      I paid about £4.50 for this so I guess the original full RRp is around £9. Now at the price I paid I was happy but at twice that I am not sure I would buy this. I will be waiting for their half price sales to pick up another of these.

      They have a body lotion and I think there is an eau de toilette which is probably a bit stronger and longer lasting than this fragrance mist.

      A nice summer scent to spritz any time of day. Suitable for women of any age but probably not for men!

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      17.11.2014 21:34
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      • "Little waste"
      • "moisturises and protects hands"
      • "soaks in nicely"
      • "Smells pleasant"

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      • "strange metal tube"

      Natural herby smelling, deep moitsurising quality hand cream from Body Shop

      Body Shop have a small range of handcreams all in similar metallic squeeze tubes, a bit like old toothpaste tubes. I am not convinced these are the best form of packaging for these. These would be just as easily packaged in plastic recyclable tubes and the metal crinkles up and gets squashed easily.

      I am not Body Shop's biggest fan as II feel they kind of sold out to L'oreal whisch is under the P&G umbrella and I am not convinced by their ethics and stand on animal testing.

      I do however get tempted by the bargains in Body Shop when they have sales and so i do have quite a few of their products. These handcreams I do really like and I have small tubes of them all.

      This one I have in my handbag as I always like to have handcream handy when out and about.

      This hand cream is a pale green colour and quite thick and rich but once applied to warm hands it kind of melts into your skin . I find I only need a small pea sized amount for my hands. You may need more if your hands are very dry. I also pop a small amount on my elbows as it does a good job of keeping them soft too.

      The absinthe scent is a fresh herb -like quite neutral, unisex scent which I quite like as it soon blends and fades and I can't smell it for ages on my hands. I find that useful when wearing perfume as I don't like handcream fighting with perfume.

      This kind of reminds me of the Body Shop Hemp handcream but this scent is milder than the hemp.It is full of lovely shea butter which melts really easily and absorbs into the skin so perfect for handcream and body lotions

      The good thing about the scent is that males would be happy to use this and the hemp one as they are not sweet and flowery at all.

      You can buy this in two sizes and the 30 ml smaller size is usually about £5 so not the cheapest one you can buy and the larger size is nearer the £10 price. I never buy mine when full price so look out for the sales and get a better price.


      I like the fact that this does absorb easily and I have no nasty tacky feeling on my hands. The cream sinks in and really deeply protects the skin as when I use this and go out in the cold or do some gardening or similar then come in and wash my hands I can still feel the cream protecting my skin as the water kind of slips off and my skin feels soft and well protected.

      I would happily buy this and do regularly when it is on special.

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      16.11.2014 22:14
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      • "gentle on the skin"
      • moisturising
      • "handmade product"
      • "pretty item"
      • "natural ingredients"
      • "not tested on animals"
      • "ethical company"
      • "smells delicious - choc orange"

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      • "makes the bath very slippery"
      • "leaves a greasy tide mark in the bath"
      • "expensive for a small item"

      Lovely chocolate orange smelling bath creamer but you do get a greasy bath to clean

      Bomb Cosmetics are a lovely ethical company.Their beautiful and quite different bath products are all handmade. They are carefully mixed, then pressed, moulded, rolled and shaped by hand. Their products contain only natural cocoa butter and essential oils or the finest perfume oils. 

      No products are tested on animals and the company have a commitment to not damage the environment with any of their product ingredients.

      This little creamer is full of cocoa butter and smells of chocolate orange.On the outside it has bits of chocolate vermicelli stuck into it and these just dissolve as the creamer fizzes away in the bath releasing all its lovely moisturising buttery goodness.

      I am not impressed with Bomb Cosmetic bath bombs but I do like their creamers as they leave my skin feeling lovely and soft and moisturised after the bath. This also smells pretty reasonable too when in the bath which can be a fault with Bomb Cosmetics products.

      When you pop this in the bath iy gently and slowly fizzes away in the bath. I like the fact it fizzes slowly as I can lie in the bath and enjoy the aroma as it fizzes and also enjoy the buttery goodness melting in the bath.

      Sadly while in the bath the butters do gather at the tide line and leava greasy mark. While in the bath I swish the water over the tide line and keep the butters in the bath and wipe it onto my skin.

      When I get out and dry myself my skin feels well moisturised and very comfortable. The smell doesn't really linger on my skin much which is a shame in my mind.

      The bath however is very greasy and slippery once the water is out. You absolutely have to give the bath a good clean as it would be dangerous not to. this kind of negates the relaxation benefit you had from the bath.

      So while I do like these creamers for how they make my skin feel, I am not so thrilled with the greasy after effect in the bath.

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      16.11.2014 16:47
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      • "softens bath water"
      • "not tested on animals"
      • "smells lovely when unused"
      • "natural ingredients"
      • "ethical company"
      • "Pretty product"

      Disadvantages

      • "small for the price"
      • "doesn't smell much in the bath"

      A pretty bath treat but disappointingly subtle smell when in the bath

      This little bath bomb is a lot smaller than those you buy from Lush and so you need to use the whole one in a bath and at around £2 a bath I think that is quite expensive.

      This looks cute with its bit of honey comb in the top and Bomb cosmetics are very good at the design and creativity for their products I think. They make perfect gifts as they are so pretty.

      They are all hand made and finished hence the unique look to these.They are all natural ingredients and they are not tested on animals nor are any of the ingredients either.

      Bomb Cosmetic not only do not test on animals they also are proud of the fact that all their ingredients are natural, eco friendly and biodegradability.

      This turned the bath water slightly cloudy and very pale yellowy colour as soon as it started to fizz in the water I could detect the toffee honey scent . Once it had finished fizzing the scent was barely noticeable which was disappointing.

      The water felt silky because of the bicarb in the bomb. I don't like that despite saying all the ingredients are natural Bomb Cosmetics do not list the ingredients on any website for any of their products in their entirety which always makes me a little suspicious.

      This was an okay product, pretty and did a good job of making my drawers smell nice when I stored it in one but as a bath treat it was a bit underwhelming. The water was silky and soft but the scent just didn't do it at all and I wished I had just kept it in my drawer to scent that rather than use it in the bath.

      It didn't cause me any allergic reaction not make my skin feel dry but I would like a bit more scnet to my bath bombs than this

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      16.11.2014 15:25
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      • "not as pretty as some of their other creamers"
      • "moisturising and gentle"
      • "smells creamy and sweet"
      • "natural ingredients"
      • "not tested on animals"
      • "ethical company"

      Disadvantages

      • "Can build up in the plug hole - the greasy butters"
      • "small and so quite expensive "
      • "leaves bath rather greasy after use"

      Simple creamer from Bomb Cosmetics that moisturises more than it smells

      This was in my chocolate ballotine gift box and I do find the Bomb Cosmetics products a bit disappointing in the scent. The bath creamers are far superior to the ballistics they make which are beautiful but the scent disappears in the bath water.

      This is one of the plainer creamers as it is just a cream ball and mainly cocoa butter. It smells vanillary and creamy and very tasty but I didn't try eating it!

      It fizzes gently as you pop it in the bath and the water goes cloudy and feels nice and gently soft and moisturising. I do find you tend to get a greasy tide mark so I keep washing that back into the bath and onto me as I lie in the water.

      These creamers are very similar to Lush's bath melts but this fizz a bit too. I actually make similar to these using bicarb, cocoa butter and cream of tartar I think - it is a while since have done these. basically they two powders fizz and the cocoa butter gives the moisturising element and you add whatever scent you fancy.

      Once out of the bath and dried my skin felt nicely moisturised and soft but the scent wasn't very evident. I do find if I use these bath creamers a lot I have to put bicar down the plug hole and clean it regularly as it gets quickly built up and could end up blocking it.

      All the ingredients are biodegradable , eco friendly and human friendly but being a butter it is greasy so care needs to be taken not to let it happen.

      Bomb cosmetics do not test any products on animals and their scents are natural too.They also have a commitment to not damage the environment with any of their product ingredients.

      All their bath products are all handmade. They are carefully mixed, then pressed, moulded, rolled and shaped by hand. Their products contain only natural cocoa butter and essential oils or the finest perfume oils. 

      This little bombs are made with moisturising cocoa butter and shea butter which is well known for its skin softening properties. They also all contain bicarbonate of Soda will acts to soften your bath water and make it feel really silky. 

      The creamers from Bomb Cosmetics are far superior to the ballistics so if you want to try any of their products choose the creamers. This is one of the simplest they do and is a very nice moisturising bath treat but don't forget to clean the bath afterwards!

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      16.11.2014 15:04
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      • "not tested on animals"
      • handmade
      • "they smell great when in the box"
      • "they look beautiful as a gift"
      • "natural ingredients"
      • "ethical company"

      Disadvantages

      • "Box a bit underwhelming plain and cheap"
      • "Expensive for the size"
      • "lots of bits float and left in bath"
      • "leave the bath rather greasy"
      • "they don't smell much in the bath"

      Pretty little bath treats but the scent when in use is disappointing

      I was given this set as a gift as my children know I love bath treats. Bomb Cosmetics make the most beautiful looking products and give them lovely names. They smell gorgeous when new and unused but are quite small.

      The bath melts are better than the ballistic generally but they do leave the bath greasy when the water is let out and all these have biodegrable bits that get left behind and stuck on the greasy bath meaning you have to clean it after your relaxing bath which kind of loses the point for me.

      These are all chocolate scented in different ways and mainly I think it is cocoa butter but once in the bath the scent almost disappears which is very disappointing.


      I was delighted to find that these beautiful and quite different bath products are all handmade. They are carefully mixed, then pressed, moulded, rolled and shaped by hand. Their products contain only natural cocoa butter and essential oils or the finest perfume oils. 

      No products are tested on animals and the company have a commitment to not damage the environment with any of their product ingredients.

      This was my second experience with this brand of toiletries and they not only look good but also contain only natural ingredients which has to be a positive vote for them. The smell of the products is lovely and they scented my drawers nicely before I used them. I was however a little underwhelmed by their fragrance in the bath. I am used to Lush stuff which has a good strong aroma in the bath and then the scent lingers to fill the entire room afterwards. This was not the case with these products, they were nice and gentle with a subtle smell which was only just detectable in the bath.

      I would say these make lovely gifts as they are so unusual and very well presented but I'm not sure I'd buy them myself unless they were on a special price as they are quite expensive for what you get. 

      On Amazon this box is £9.99 at the present time but it has been more previously. It is worth looking around as prices do vary quite a lot.

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      Advantages

      • "not tested on animals"
      • "doesn't mark my clothes"
      • "can be taken in hand luggage when flying"
      • "no added water"
      • "lasts ages"
      • "smells pleasant"
      • "stops me smelling"
      • "no aluminium in this"
      • "from an ethical company"

      Disadvantages

      • "Does not stop you sweating"

      Sandalwood block of goodness from Lush to stop my pits smelling

      Lush used to make two solid deodorants this and aromaco. This has been discontinued in the UK for about four years but when I went to the USA in 2012 I found some in the Chicago store so I grabbed a chunk.

      This smells of sandalwood and a hint of lemon. It looks like a chunk of dark cheese a pretty dull browny colour and not that attractive.When you first get this it has sharp corners from being cut so i find I have to wear it down a bit to be comfortable rubbing it under my armpits.

      You have to remember that this is a deodorant NOT an antiperspirant. It does NOT stop you sweating which is a natural bodily function but it does stop you smelling unpleasant.

      I use this or aromaco which is more patchouli scented than this and a creamy colour. I like both and find both equally effective at stopping me smelling.

      I like the fact that this is based on natural deodorising ingredients and that they do actually stop smells developing. Sometimes I do get a bit damp under my arms but considering I take this with me when travelling and we have been to tropical countries and I used this. I never found that my clothes smelled unpleasant despite being very hot at times.

      This deodorant block contains Propylene Glycol, Fresh Lemons, Sodium Stearate, Cleavers Infusion, Witch Hazel Infusion, Oakbark Infusion, Sodium Bicarbonate, Perfume, Sandalwood Oil so nothing nasty at all. It is gentle , smells great and does stop my smelling.

      I find that sometimes the block dries out a bit so all I do then is apply when my armpits are damp. I also sometimes dip this block in water and I always keep it in a empty Lush pot to stop it losing its scent and effectiveness.

      The scent of the block I have has not faded at all and I bought this in the summer of 2012 and it is still effective and only half the size that I originally bought. You can see from this that this deodorant is excellent value for money.

      I wish Lush still sold this here in the UK but it may come back into the Lush kitchen at sometime in the future and I will have to stock up then.

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