If you like the smell of geranium (as I do) you will LOVE this (as I do)! We read a lot about handmade natural soaps but there aren’t many handmade natural body washes for those who prefer using liquid soap (as I do 😛 ).
I like my handmade soaps but I’m more into body wash so trying this was a treat. The body wash foams up satisfyingly and you don’t need very much to get clean. In fact, the instructions on the bottle tell you to “Use a small amount” and you get very clean in the shower. Point to note: There is no sodium laureth sulfate nor parabens in the ingredient list since its supposed to be natural (thought the “natural” label made it clear but perhaps I should mention it anyway)
The scent is strong but I love the smell of geranium so I’m happy with it. It leaves my shower smelling lovely after use and it calms me down at the end of a long day so I feel more relaxed before bed.
I also like that it is non drying. I don’t leave the shower feeling like I have to moisturize or crack. That’s good news for lazy people like me who tend to not use body lotion regularly. I tried using it as a shampoo as well and I must report that it works just as well – perhaps a little drying for the hair but used once in a while or at a pinch, its great.
Did I mention how lovely it smells?! 😛
You would do to pay attention to the label that tells you to “Shake before use”. When I shake it up, the body wash comes out watery but if I don’t, it comes out like a gel mixed with water. I think the shaking of the bottle breaks up the gel. This extra step doesn’t bother me.
After about a months use, I do find the smell of the underlying oils getting a little stronger. Perhaps this can be addressed by the company in future? Or this might just be a natural occurrence since its a natural product.
A 250ml bottle of body wash is priced at RM26. Not overly pricey to me. Only problem is, you can only get it at very selected places where Indochine Natural is sold.
Pros: Non drying, Lovely scent, Natural, Relaxing, Cleans well, Affordable
Cons: Not easily accessible at time of writing
Indochine Natural is a Malaysian brand that makes handmade natural soaps mainly for export. I love supporting local ventures and I do hope to see more of the brand in more accessible locations or online in the near future. I hope they come up with more yummy body washes too! I’ll be sure to repurchase when I’m done with this one because this one just works for me – a good night’s sleep is testament to that! 🙂
They do soaps too. Which would you like to read about? Take your pick and I’ll oblige! 🙂
I’ve been using the Star Anise & Coffee. It makes a great scrub!
Body Wash Ingredients: Sodium Soybeanate (soybean oil), Aqua (purified water), Sodium Cocoate (coconut oil), Sodium Palmate (palm oil), Pelargoneum graveolens (Geranium Bourbon) essential oil.
The Geranium Body Wash retails at RM26/250ml. Indochine Natural products can be purchased at these retail locations but I can confirm seeing them for sure at the Tiny Tapir Baby Store at Ampang Park and Kiosk at Bangsar Village II.