I don’t shop much at The Body Shop. There are only a few things I like from there – the Tea Tree Oil face wash is fast becoming a necessity – and this shower gel is one of them.
The Lavender Body Wash by The Body Shop is one of the nicer lavender based body washes or shower gels I’ve tried.
I like the smell of lavender. It relaxes me especially if I’ve had a long day at work. So, having a nice lavender infused shower gel is really useful. The smell of lavender in this body wash from The Body Shop is strong and smells pure not powdery. I realised that pure lavender oil has a sharp but soothing smell, after purchasing a bottle of pure lavender essential oil from Australia once. It told me that those powdery smells I’d been smelling before weren’t quite 100% essential oil as claimed.
Despite the strong smell in the shower gel, it doesn’t linger much on the skin which is a pity because I rather like the smell on the skin. It does however, leave the bathroom smelling really good. The shower gel is thick and lathers up nicely so you don’t need much to shower with, and it doesn’t leave my skin feeling dry either. That’s good because this doesn’t come cheap either!
A 250ml bottle retails for about RM36.90 at all The Body Shop stores. Pricey, so I only use it sparingly and only occasionally.
Pros: Nice lavender scent, lathers up well, not drying
Cons: Smell doesn’t linger on the skin, quite expensive