Liz Earle Orange Flower Botanical Body Wash Review

Thursday, April 26, 2012

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I haven't done a bodycare product review in awhile, so I thought maybe I'd start again with one of my favourite bodycare brands - Liz Earle. Orange flower is one of my favourite all-time scents (almost all the perfumes I like have some derivative of the orange flower scent inside, like Annick Goutal's Neroli), so I was pretty excited to be able to take it one step further and not just spray the orange flower scent on myself, but bathe in it too!

The Liz Earle Orange Flower Botanical Body Wash is a body wash that toutes itself as being naturally-formulated and free of sodium lauryl/laureth sulphates, and gets a lot of raves from people with sensitive body skin who can't stand SLS. While I myself don't personally have sensitive body skin (facial skin? Oh yeah. But not body.), I appreciate that this is a viable alternative for those who want an alternative. It comes in the standard Liz Earle packaging - fuss-free blue bottle with a flip cap.

The Orange Flower Body Wash seriously smells heavenly, and is very aromatic. The moment you pour it out of the bottle, you are met with a very intense, heady orange flower fragrance - and I mean that in a good way. This isn't your average drugstore artificial-flowers-and-fruits type of scent, this is a little bit more special than that - there are a number of essential oils in the product, and they contribute to the scent. For those who don't like strong scents, it may be a turn-off, but for me personally, I love the scent, and it makes me feel like I'm being treated to a spa experience rather than just a shower, you know?

liz earle orange flower body wash

One of the things I really liked about the Liz Earle Orange Flower Body Wash is the ability to lather. Of course, being free of SLS, it doesn't lather as much as your average drugstore body wash. However, even with me just using my hands and some water, you can see soapy bubbles. I imagine that if you really want a greater lather, a washing mitt or glove would help greatly.

liz earle orange flower body wash foam

All in all, I really like the Orange Flower Botanical Body Wash. It isn't the cheapest body wash around, but I can see why someone would want to buy it over cheaper alternatives. If you generally like Liz Earle products, then this is pretty much in the same vein, so you'd probably like it too. If you are looking for a SLS-free body wash, or a body wash with a gorgeous, aromatherapeutic fragrance, or if you like essential oils in your skincare, then this is just the body wash for you.

(Product was sent for review. Review is my complete and honest opinion. I am not affiliated with/compensated by the company.)

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