By Anjana Muralidharan
The Body Shop Olive Shower Gel
I like calming fragrances for my night shower. They help rejuvenate me after a hard day. The TBS Olive shower gel is one such soothing fragrance.
About The Body Shop Olive Shower Gel:
This soap-free bath and shower gel contains organic, cold-pressed olive oil. It has a neutral scent.
- Neutral olive scent
Our Community Fair Trade organic olive oil comes from southern Italy. The Nuovo Cilento Co-operative uses traditional production methods. The fruits are shaken from the trees and caught in nets to prevent bruising, then washed and cold-pressed. The co-op also runs courses on traditional cooking, as well as farming and nature-education programmes.
(I feel like having some pasta now!)
Price: Rs. 425 for 250 ml
You can buy The Body Shop Olive Shower Gel from Flipkart.com here
My experience with The Body Shop Olive Shower Gel:
Texture: It has a semi runny consistency.
Smell: Since smell is what mainly makes us choose between the different TBS products, I will really elaborate on this one.
You may expect the dry, old smell you get off olive bottles but this has the fresh, leafy, green smell of olive oil. TBS calls it a green scent which may cause us to assume it’s something like an ayurvedic medicine. But it is not. It does not have any medicinal smell whatsoever.
While TBS Satsuma, Strawberry are sweet, Shea and vanilla are warm, Olive comes under the category of Moringa – fresh scent. The smell unfortunately is not long lasting and goes off within a few minutes. Sigh :-\
Color: Jade green and being a gel it is transparent.
How it works: It lathers very well with a loofah. A small amount goes a long way. I have not tried using it directly onto my skin and then lathering up. It exudes such fragrant notes as it lathers *ahh*. It doesn’t dry the skin at all even during winters (being soap free and having olive oil .
Packaging: It comes in the usual transparent packaging of TBS shower gels with a flip cap.
What I like about The Body Shop Olive Shower Gel:
- Smells very refreshing
- Lathers well
- Doesn’t dry out skin
- Contains pure olive oil known for being an emollient
What I don’t like about The Body Shop Olive Shower Gel
- I would have liked the smell to linger on for more than just a few minutes.
Would I Repurchase/Recommend this? Yes. It is a mood lifter with its refreshing soothing scent.
Have you tried The Body Shop Olive Shower Gel?
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