Monday, 7 January 2013

Lou's Reviews || Original Source Mint & Tee Tree


Aloha Sprinklerinos,

I'm an exciting kinda gal. I like to live on the edge. I do fun and thrilling things.

Sometimes though, I just want to talk about soap. Today is one of those days. 


Hand soap in our bathroom is never something I over think or bother about too much. Usually I just pick up whatever is on offer in the supermarket and be done with it. 

Recently, I picked up this handwash- The Original Source Mint and Tee Tree Anti-Bacterial Handwash, for £1.15, and it's love.


This liquid soap feels all kinds of good on your hands. It's minty freshness leaves you squeaky clean and it smells huh-mazing. Seriously, guests have commented on this soap. Matt said, (brace yourselves now),  "I like it". High praise indeed.

I love the funky packaging, the pretty colour (you know my love for pastel greens), the smell (that's my favourite bit) and the fact that it serves it's purpose and washes your germies away.

I know, hand soap isn't exactly thrilling stuff, makeup and skincare is far more interesting, but I truly love this stuff enough to consider it review worthy. I would encourage you to give it a little wiff next time you're in the hygiene aisle and try to resist it!

Am I over excited for soap? Do you stay loyal to one brand or do you choose things that are on offer?

Toodlepip!

xx


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115 comments:

  1. This stuff is amazing!! I love it. The bodywash in the same flavour (flavour?! scent?) is also pretty darn good.
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  2. I love Original Source soaps! They smell lovely .. I have a pretty large stash of them actually! Haha.

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    x

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  3. I have the shower gel like this, it is gorgeous!!

    xx

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  4. I hI have the lemon scent Original Source shower gel and I love it! It's so zingy and refreshing, I'd love to try the soaps! Congratulations on reaching 20'000 followers! Thats amazing! x

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  5. All of the Original Source products smell amazing so I might have to check this out! :) xxx

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  6. Im always stealing my OH's original shower gels in the shower. The lemon ones is lovely for a wake me up morning shower :)

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  7. This looks great! Definitely going to look into trying it out. x

    Tanya from Cats and Clothing
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  8. I think we dont have this here in germany :(
    But it looks great!
    <3

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  9. Hi use the hand gel on my feet as it tingle and great to use when have aching sore feet.
    BTW this frame or border, is cutting of the comment box, you might need to widen it.

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  10. Haha I'm also very excited when it comes to soap. I never stick to one kind but I rather try them all out. I love soap that smells like peaches & things like that. I really want to smell this one and I love the colour! I can imagine how the minty thing makes your hands tingle :D would definately buy this!

    xx

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  11. I love this brand- also they last really well and smell incredible- try the shower gels! woweee!!

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  12. Louise! Have you tried tried their shower gels? I have to resist smelling my arm after I've used it because I look a bit strange...I don't think it's weird to love your soap because after all, you're the one who had to use it. The jazzy bottle just makes them top the chart.

    I'm glad you wrote this review, soaps aren't often appreciated.
    I love your blog, Louise. xx

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  13. Ooh i love the shower gel of this, no idea they did a hand soap, sounds fab!

    Sophierosehearts x

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  14. I actually had that for a while but after using it for a while I realised it was more of a summer thing to use, especially because it's refreshing that it's almost too much in an early winter morning haha! :) Great post though! Xxx

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  15. Louise....only you could write a review on soap and make it funny. :) x

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  16. Haha this review made me giggle! I love this hand wash, my mum bought it! I wasn't sure at first but it has grown on me :)
    LaceyLoves x

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  17. Ohhhh, i wish here in Brazil we could have all thos things! Like Lush things, omg ♥
    Amazing post babe, lots of love!

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  18. I love the mint and tea tree products anyway, never tried the hand soap though xx

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  19. I have the shower gel of this - Louise you are totally justified in getting over excited by soap in this instance! xxx

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  20. Bet that stuff smells amazing :) We always just get whatever's on offer haha! Well done on reaching over 20,000 followers Louise, you deserve it :) xx

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  21. aww I don't think we have that here in New Zealand. I always like to switch up my soaps though.Pretty coloured soaps excite me. :D

    ♥ Anusha

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  22. I haven't used the hand wash but the shower gel in the same scent is amazing! So refreshing, best antidote to a long hot summer's day!

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  23. I use the shampoo version of this, and I love it! Makes you feel really clean with that lovely fresh scent :D

    And I recently got an Original Source chocolate and mint shower gel for Christmas - can't wait to try it, really love their products :)

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  24. Oh man I LOVE this scent, it is so gloriously fresh and it sticks around forever. My ex used to buy the shower gel just for the tingly feeling in his mans area which I always found a bit odd, but there's a reason he is my ex after all!
    Poppy @ lets drive far away x

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  25. This stuff is amazing! The body wash is great too, everyone in my family uses it!

    Grace x

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  26. Ooh I love this, i love this brand, I've had the shampoo version of this before and i know what you mean about it leaving you squeaky clean! Xxx

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  27. This sounds lovely, I love original source shower gels too! x

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  28. This brand is pretty good, I will have a sniff of this next time I am in the supermarket, it looks like it smells nice.. is that odd? Haha good post as always Louise xxxxx

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  29. I really like tee tree - Timotei shampoo is really good :)

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  30. i love original source too, especially the lemon shower gel!
    bargainous!

    x

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  31. If you're not already, then try the mint shower gel. Never felt more clean!x

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  32. Chocolate and Mint Shower Gel... Ooooo Wow!

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  33. I would like to try someof their products, but unfortunately they are not aviable in my country..

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  34. We're exactly the same in our house - me and my Mum grab whatever is cheap and cheerful during our food shop but when I got her to give this a whirl we were SO impressed. Gorgeous stuff.

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  35. I have this haha, my dad picked it up when he was shopping because it was cheap and I love it! xxxx

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  36. The raspberry and vanilla original source handwash is amazing too :) xx

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  37. Oh I love the shower gel of this! I never realised they had hand soap!! I may have to buy this.

    xx
    - Keeley
    Walking-Fashion

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  38. Ah, I have the shower gel & it brings me strange joys every morning. No you are not too overly excited about soap... My dad, however :/ hehe

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  39. Love original source, they do another fab handsoap which i have a sneaky feeling you may like, i think it's white choc and raspberry! Smells delish and it's my favourite, we have it in my Uni house :)

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    x

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  40. I have tried the Original Source shower products but never knew they did hand soaps! I love the scents so i'll definitely be trying this out :)
    Sophie
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  41. It's not weird to get excited over soap... Especially really minty soap :) This stuff is amazing and I always get it if i can find it cheap it smells deeeelicious :D
    x
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  42. I use the shower gel version of this, and my god it's lovely! Deffo worth a review;)x

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  43. omg i love that stuff! except i have only used the body wash of that in mint tea tree and lemon :)

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  44. Ohhh the raspberry and vanilla one and the shea butter ones are amahzing. Leave me sniffing my hands all day like a crazy person. x

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  45. LOVE IT!! plus oh my gosh Lou you really do make me laugh whenever I read your blog posts!! <3
    Lots of love from
    Annabelle
    TheCurleyGirl
    xoxoxoxoxoxox
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  46. We normally just pick up whatever is on offer! Right now we have one which smells of CHOCOLATE ORANGE - what?? Haha!

    I would definitely like to try this, I love the smell of mint! <3

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  47. Haha, love the way your write your posts, you really make soap sound SO exciting!

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  48. Lovely review, will deff check this out :)


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  49. i feel like antibacterial soaps tend to dry out your skin. hope this doesn't.
    xx

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  50. I like the shower gel from this range, the mint one with the scrub is pretty good too very refreshing! x

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  51. It looks great, I love a change so I might try it out:)

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  52. Theres a shower gel version of this, and it's so refrshing you should try it! :) Just remember to warn matt not to. One of my boy friends tried it and it burned his bollocks. (lol, apologies for profanity :))

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  53. I love a soap with a mint scent :) x

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  54. I haven't tried this one but I use their shower gel's and they're amazing. I absolutely love all the different ones to pick from!

    Vanese
    x

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  55. I've had this in the shower gel before and it is SO minty fresh! :) Just like the smell of the soap; this post is lovely and refreshing!
    Frankie xx
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  56. I have a bit of a thing for hand soap too Louise, you're not alone! I actually have this one in my bathroom, it's so nice! xx

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  57. love the smell of this!

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  58. I've used the shower gel of this before and I LOVED it so will definitely give this soap a try! I didn't even realise there was a soap for it. The shower gel is perfect for in the mornings when you need an extra 'get up and go' and the smell is just DIVINE! :) x x x

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  59. I want to try this, it sounds lovely, I have the Soap and Glory hand wash at the moment hehe xx

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  60. this stuff does smell amazing :)
    i do love a good smelling soap, leaving your hands smelling beautiful for the rest of the day :) ahaa
    xx

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  61. Ahh I love their whole range of products with a passion! this really does smell amazing, i also highly recommend it!

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    xx

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  62. this looks great, i bet it is, i must try it when mines ran out and i didnt realise how affordable this brand is!:)

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  63. I'm so glad you mentioned this! I've had a very happy relationship with the Mint & Tea Tree shower gel for the past two years and literally will not even consider using anything else. It's always on offer too! It's just so fresh and minty that it's impossible to still feel sleepy after using it in a morning shower. x

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  64. I love Original Source products; the lemon one is very zesty and fresh which is great for the mornings! Fab products.

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    x

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  65. I will definitely try this Louise! The fact that you are posting about soap must mean that its good haha!


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  66. I do exactly the same thing! I buy whatever's on offer all the time so don't feel cheeky, we all do it.
    xx

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  67. Mint & Tea tree shower gel is also really good, i love it. )

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  68. This sounds amazing!! I love this brand, the honey body wash is absolutely gorgeous! It smells divine! :) ♥
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  69. Loved this, most of your favs are mine too!

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  70. I enjoy this hand wash too! The shower gel is lovely in the summer as it's so cooling and fresh!
    Rachelle
    x
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  71. oohh.. the shower gel version of this is lush especially in summer. I can imagine the soap being just as nice. x

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  72. I think you are the only person who can make me genuinely laugh out loud at a hand soap review! :)
    You should definitely give the Vanilla Milk & Raspberry a try, it smells like bonbons. So good! x

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  73. That looks lovely, I like the idea of a mint and tea tree scented hand wash! haha x

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  74. Wish we could get this in NZ, looks amazing! x

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  75. I love Original Source! Just bought a mint and walnut scrub and it smells soooo good, great for using in the morning to wake me up haha! :) x

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  76. Always loved the smell of there shower gel but never purchased, think it may be time too, definitely a good wake me up in the morning :)

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  77. I usually use Bath and Body Works foaming hand washes but this one is much less expensive with all the qualities I like.

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  78. I love original source products they're cheap yet smell amazing!
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  79. ahh I've used their shower gel of this fragrance and I ADORE IT :D

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  80. I'm definitely usually a grab whatever is on offer person, but I might keep an eye out for this when I need a new soap :) xx

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  81. That sounds really lovely. I bet the smell is wonderful. I wonder if it's available in the States. Hope you had a lovely day!

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  82. I went through a phase where I had an obsession with all things tea-tree.. kinda wanna try this now! x

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  83. I love the way that stuff smells!!

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  84. I had the either the strawberry or raspberry one because I liked the colour but I really liked how it worked as well! It moisturises, cleans and smells good! xx

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  85. If it's anything like the shower gel, it must be worth buying! I love anything minty x

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  86. Original Source is wonderful! We have used the shower gels for years but I didn't even know they did hand wash!? My fiance loves the minty one and my favourite is the Vanilla Milk and Raspberry...it is so good! It smells kind of like the little milk bottle sweets lol.

    Elle xx
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  87. My brother uses the shower gel version of that, and sometimes I do too (mostly when i'm all out of Soap & Glory), the smell is amazing, i love it!

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  88. I love Original Source, its amazing. I love all the scents and the texture, if thats not weird to say.
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  89. I love this brand! They're strawberry and vanilla smoothie is AMAZEBALLS!!!!!!!
    Well done for reaching 20,000 subs :D

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  90. I've heard so many good things about this range, but never ever tried them. I think it may have to go on my to do! x

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  91. Just wanted to tell you, that I think you're super funny :)
    You brighten up my day!
    Big hug for you! :D

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  92. Glad you have done something different and it is good to get excited about anything!
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  93. I LOVE Original Source! I use their shampoo and conditioner a lot because, well, it's in the store for a start, with a reasonable price tag, and (my favourite bit) they're really natural products, so I feel like it's a nice treat for my hair, rather than using something that's full of chemicals and any other science-y things that I probably can't even pronounce. And you know it's good'un if Matt says he likes it ;) Might just buy it with the excuse of 'I'm thinking of using this exact shade of green to accessorise my room with when I do it up'- Good plan, no?
    I love reading your blog because your personality just comes through so well and it just feels so happy and comforting, and you really seem to love what you do and your readers honestly, no just pretending to get more followers or being completely up yourself. Never stop being you, Louise! x

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  94. They also do a shower gel in the same flavour! I love it, especially after a hot day (it's summer here in Sydney)the cool minty freshness is so lovely and you feel so refreshed afterwards. :)

    Love Joyce

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  95. I've got the original source lime shower gel. It's amazing! It's so nice and zingy and really wakes you up in the morning when you have a shower. They also have a lemon one that I want to have a go with.

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  96. This probably makes me very sad, but it's always nice to have a good hand soap. I like to try different brands and I'm always badgering my Mum to buy different ones when they're on offer. I really enjoy original source shower gels but have found the shampoo to be not so good just because they don't do my hair justice but I really think they're a good brand. Before your post I was completely unaware of them producing hand soaps, so thank you for the review because this will be my next soapy purchase. It's always a plus side finding a good soap that leaves your hands feeling fresh and smelling amazing.

    Tara x

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  97. Love the shower gel to this its so refreshing :)

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  98. I tend to stay loyal to one brand, but I love original source it always smells amazing and is so fresh!

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  99. I like to pick new brands or ones that smells good

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  100. It's smell is really amazing...i love it.
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  101. Our handw are precious! Therefore, we have to choose not only the perfect hand cream but also find and the perfect hand soap!

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  102. Louise, you are just such a happy character,overall... I can't imagine if you are ever in a bad mood.

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  103. aw louise you're so lovely, and i have this shower gel! so nice!:)

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  104. ive only ever seen this in the shower gel form!
    this would be lovely!

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  105. I've never seen this as a hand wash, that's so cute! I absolutely love mint! I'll have to try this out! :)

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  106. I currently have 4 of the Original Source body wash's in my shower, they are perfect. I have the mint body scrub of this, so good xo

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  107. We have this at home as a body wash, it is ah-mazing! It's especially good for morning showers as it brightens and freshens the beginning of your day!
    You have a gorgeous blog and I love your Youtube channel so much! Thank you for bringing such cheeriness to the internet!

    Hope you're having a lovely day! :)

    Tiana (From Australia! Wooooo!)

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  108. I love all of the Original Source products, especially this one and the mint and chocolate one! Louise, you inspired me to write my own review of my favourite hand sanitiser (random, I know!!)

    xoxo,
    Ruth

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  109. Need to try this, sounds lovely!
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  110. I used to just buy whatever handsoap was cheapest, usually Dial aloe something. They have refill bags, so it's cheap. Then this past June I discovered Bath and Body Works handsoaps. I am loving Candy Cane Bliss and wishing I had bought more. I hope they make other minty ones soon.
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  111. I LOVE LOVE LOVE this brand! I have tried all the shower gels. Peppermint is my favourite but I also love the lime one and the lemon one. I want them to make a raspberry one next.

    I love reading your blogs and watching your youtube channel, you are so cheery and bubbly and I'm always in such a great mood for the rest of the day after watching them.

    Bri x
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  112. I absolutely love Original Source, especially the mint and tea tree products... they smell incredible!

    I love watching your youtube videos too, especially the ones with Zoe and Baby Glitter...Keep doing what you're doing!

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  113. This soap looks amazing, I'll have to try it. Good luck to you!

    xoxo, HELLOH MOLLY

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  114. I usually just grab the soap on offer too - but it always has to be green so that it coordinates with the bathroom accessories and towels!

    So this one would be perfect for me - i'll give it a try! x Jayde

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  115. I normally just grab whatever aswel, but I do love this brand the shower gels are amazing too!
    Check them out Louise! C x

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