This was meant to be a New Years post but it never made it so I have re-written it and posted it today.
Just taking a few minutes to review The Olive Branch Shower Gel which I received as a sample from Lush when I placed an online order.
First off the consistency of The Olive Branch Shower gel is not that of an ordinary shower gel. It’s basically water, orange water. But this shower gel is rich in oild which nourish the skin and hair. I#m no a huge fan of the consistency as I feel I would use too much and it doesn’t later up like a traditional shower gel. It also means that you could easily accidentally use too much when you’re despencing it onto your shower puff or sponge. I wouldn’t like to try using this with just my hand as most of it would probably go down the drain
The smell of The Olive Branch is sort of orangey, but not a bright orange though. It has the same smell as The Christmas Penguin bubble bar. Still suitable for a morning shower, though because of all the oild it might make the shower slippery so I’d be careful. After using this I get a sort of a “plastic doll” smell left on my skin. You know like those cheap dolls that everyone had as a kid. Though the smell is not over powering so you could combine it with a lotion or some other scent.
Despite the consistency and the smell, this is actually a really nourishing shower gel, whch is something that you need in the cold winder days. Or even in the summer to keep your skin summer ready. Especially if your skin is like mine and gets dry really easily, as soon as the weather chnaged or I’m in the wrong temperature for too long my skin just dires out like the Saharah.
I can’t see myself buying a full bottle of this at any point in the near future, as the smell and the consistency just aren’t for me. However I think this would be a good bubble bath, as the oils are so good for your skin. Overall The Olive Branch Shower Gel is nice but not one of the better ones that I have used, I would much rather use something else which is a smell that I like and that laters really well and isn’t too runny.