I have a thrifty gripe about shower gels. I think they are far more expensive than using soap.
However one day I succombed to the endless moans from my husband and decided to buy some. Very grudgingly, as I considered it to be expensive - well, at least compared with a bar of soap.
The bar of soap is still sitting in the bottom of the shower and we have now gone through three or four of these "Creamy Body Wash" products by Weleda. That's between two of us over five or six months.
There are three in the range, Citrus, Sea Buckthorn, and Wild Rose.
The Citrus smells very lemony and is great for waking you up. It contains organic essential oils of lemon and orange, and organic sesame oil with vitamin E.
Apparently lemon oil helps with concentration (do I need that), and encourages lymph and blood circulation. It's also a natural disinfectant with antiviral properties.
Sea Buckthorn (whatever that is) smells of oranges. According to the blurb, the body wash contains anti-oxidant rich biodynamic Sea Buckthorn Oil, blended with oranges and grapefruit from essential oils. It works to revitalise and nourish the skin.
I've not tried the Rose one, although I have used the soap which smells wonderful. (I'll do a soap review later). This one is based on Rosehip Seed (Rosa Moschata) Oil blended with organic essential oil of damask rose. It contains vitamins A, B, and E, and essential fatty acids which are great for dry skin and also good for harmonising the balance in normal skin.
Anyway, the Citrus and the Sea Buckthorn are truly gorgeous and definitely very creamy. I finally managed to work out that if you rub the wash onto your body before you get wet - it goes much further. Having looked at the websites, many of them also recommend this.
I think they smell delicious, and feel very luxurious. I walk out of the shower feeling very pampered, so to me they are worth the money, despite my inherent dislike of shower gels.
Incidentally, Weleda products seem to be available worldwide by mail order at vastly varying prices. I've found this at £5.95 UK and $15 on American sites. I pay more than £5.95 in Gibraltar, but in Spain I get it for an equivalent price in euros, say seven or eight euros.
Sunday, January 6, 2008
Posted by Katherine and Pippa at 5:14 PM