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Original Source Vanilla and Raspberry – I'll have two straws with that
Packed full of natural, organic ingredients
A little thin and watery
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I love Original Source products. I like their simple packaging and organic and natural credentials which separate them from so many other brands on the market. It is rare to find a cheaper end cosmetics brand caring so much for the smaller details such as making sure they are vegan friendly. This is usually the domain of higher end products. But Original Source has a real eye for detail despite its products selling for just a few pounds. I usually have an Original Source shower product of some description on the go but tend to buy one from the citrus range. The Vanilla Milk and Raspberry version is a slightly different scent for me.
The Original Source Vanilla Milk and Raspberry Shower comes in Original Source's typically angular bottle with a black flip top lid on the bottom. The bottle is frosted to allow the colour of the product to show through. Original Source shower gels tend to be bold and rich in colour. This particular one is white with ever such a subtle hint of pink.
Original Source shower product labels are usually free of images and just consist of block capital letters describing the contents and a little slogan at the top describing such and such a number of - and what ever the main ingredient of the shower gel is – went into making this product. This milk and raspberry version is slightly different as it states 82 British sunrises helped make one moisturising bottle of this Original Source Vanilla Milk and Raspberry packed with natural fragrance Shower. It is a slightly different take on their usual style but still stresses the natural and organic nature of the product. The final detail on the front of the bottle is a little Vegan label.
Turning the product around the reverse of the bottle reads the shower gel has 100 per cent natural fragrance. The blurb has a friendly, conspiratorial tone. “We've waited 82 British sunrises for these raspberries to ripen before we squeezed them with vanilla milk into this recyclable bottle. This moisturising shower will leave your skin soft and smelling sweet.”
Next comes a black box with a series of cartoon-like images on, which is dubbed the Original Source Guide. This further emphasises the natural fragrance, it is tested on us – humans I assume – it is recyclable, it is vegan, made in the UK and packed with natural stuff.
The directions for use are similarly quirky - “Original Source and Water equals one softened you.” The bottle contains 250ml of product. The only thing I don’t understand is why they insist on calling this product a shower rather than a shower gel or shower crème.
The shower gel is rather thin on squeezing it out onto my hand and some of the product gets lost on the bottom of the shower when I start to spread it over me. The smell is very much like raspberry milkshake. It is not an unpleasant smell and bathing in milk didn't seem to do Cleopatra too much harm – though I suppose that point is debatable – but it wouldn't be my top scent of choice. I was hoping the scent would be a stronger fruity smell and less like a milky drink.
I am also slightly disappointed that it is not as creamy a shower gel as you would perhaps expect. In this way it is not as indulgent as other similar products.
I do rate Original Source for the healthy and well moisturised effect their products have on the skin and this product is no different. In fact the added milk is extra moisturising if anything so it does live up to its big moisturising claims.
The only other problem is because the cap is on the base of the bottle, if you leave it in the shower, the bottle does slowly fill with water and the product start to get a little diluted.
I am a big fan of Original Source shower products and I still am, but the Vanilla Milk and Raspberry version is not my preferred scent. It is a little too like milkshake and the thinness of the product seems at odds with the creamy look and colour of the product in the bottle. I think I will stick to my citrus scents in future.
Original Source Vanilla Milk & Raspberry Shower Gel is packed with natural goodness ... more
leaving skin fresh clean and soft to the touch. Made with 100% natural fragrances this little pink bottle of joy smells just divine. Smother yourself in this cream to smooth rough parched skin! Now available in a pack of 12.
Original Source Vanilla Milk & Raspberry Shower Gel is packed with natural goodness, ... more
leaving skin fresh, clean and soft to the touch. Made with 100% natural fragrances, this little pink bottle of joy smells just divine. Smother yourself in this cream to smooth rough, parched skin! When we want to be, we can be a patient bunch here at Original Source. For this little treat we were really put to the test. Â Original Source waited 82 British Sunrises for the raspberries to become lovely and ripe before squeezing them with Vanilla Milk for this beautifully moisturising shower cream. Original Source products use only 100% pure and natural essential oils. Essential oils are extracted from different elements of fruits and plants, such as the leaves, stems and flowers in plants or the peel of fruits. As essential oils are naturally extracted from plants and fruits, they have a natural fragrance which you can smell in the products. Â Essential oils are reknowned for physiological and psychological effects which can help improve health. Original Source use essential oils in all their products such as Shower and Shave gels, Bath Foams, Shampoos and Conditioners. Original Source use a variety of essential oils in their products. Each essential oil is reknowned for various properties and benefits.