Sunday, April 3, 2011

The Body Shop Earth Lovers Lemon & Thyme Shower Gel

The Body Shop recently had a special preview of their Earth Lovers Shower Gel($12) for some of their Love Your Body Members. I was allowed to pick a shower gel of my choice. I picked up Lemon & Thyme. Check out the other scents available here. They are free of Sulphates, Parabens & Colorants. So, here is my quick take on this shower gel.

What I like about this shower gel:
  • Smells true to its scent. Lemon & Thyme smells totally divine in the bottle - very fresh and real. I don't detect any plastick-y/artificial scent.
  • I find most Sulphate-free cleansers have a lathering problem. This colorless gel lathers very well and does not leave a film behind. 
  • Cleanses really well without drying. Depending on the weather, you don't even need a moisturizer afterwards.
  • Packaged really well.
  • Free of Sulphates, Parabens,Colorants and 100% biodegradable.

The not-so-great things about this shower gel:
  • The smell does not linger around for a long time.I am not sure if that's the case for all the scents in the Earth Lovers range. Usually, TBS shower gels have a nice aroma that stays. So, if you are looking for a strong burst of fragrance, this might not be the one for you. The smell is very mild once it lathers.
  • The texture is quite watery.
Overall, I would say it's a great buy especially if it's on sale. If you are looking for a sulphate-free alternative and not particularly looking for a super strong scent, give this a shot. They also have a fragrance-free version. I am pretty keen on trying out the other variants as well.

Available online now and in-stores from April 4th, 2011

What do you think of sulphate-free body cleansers? Are you planning to try this? Let me know your thoughts.


  1. hmm seems good, am a sucker for shower gels. might try this

  2. these have been just launched in India ..i am going to try them this summer:)

  3. @Anju - I am a sucker for shower gels too!! Try this one for'll like it :)

  4. @Anamika - Oh Wow...they'll be a great pick for summer!!!

  5. I dont mind tbs shower gels, the smell is not overpowering and they dont dry you out. Might try this one soon, if its on sale ;) Thanks for the review Appu.

  6. You're welcome babe :) Let me know if you like it :)

  7. I bought the FIG & ROSEMARY one yesterday and I can't believe how good it felt having a shower with that. Specially the whole thing which is earth friendly to your body and the environment. I felt clean with that shower gel. I just hope they make this into a permanent line later like they did with the LEMON line. Or else I'm gonna stock up lol.

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  8. Thanks, Crazypoplock! I am so glad you like them :)As far as I know, I think they are permanent. And TBS did a good job with these so, I'll try a flavor or two more :)