Bodycare Review: Crabtree & Evelyn Somerset Meadow

July 3, 2013
Getting washed is a regime I enjoy; I love waking myself up with a revitalising face scrub and come the end of the day there’s nothing better than the feeling of fresh, clean skin when you head off to bed.  I both shower and bath, using soaks and cremes to soften my bath water and cleanse my skin wearing exfoliating gloves with body washes and gels.

Shopping for shower gel isn’t a fail safe task if you’re wanting something really good and long lasting.  Qualities I judge in a good body wash include: how natural and realistic the scents are, the consistency, lather and effect on my skin.  I’ve used some dreadful ones that have lost their foam on contact with water and some that have dried my skin out.  I don’t think anyone finds these characteristics particularly endearing!

Crabtree & Evelyn is one of those quintessentially British brands that I’ve used on occasions.  I’ve had some shower gels, shampoo and hand creams before and also their Iris eau de toilette which was a gorgeous scent, so I’m fairly familiar with the brand.  Recently I was lucky to win a little bottle of Crabtree & Evelyn’s new Somerset Meadow bath and shower gel in a competition so I thought I’d give a review on it.

Somerset Meadow bath and shower gel comes in a clear rectangular bottle with a white lid that flips open to dispense the gel which means no screwing off caps.

The scent of Somerset Meadow is very light and ‘green’ – think along the lines of freshly cut grass, but it’s much more than that.  A sniff of the deeply fragrant perfume conjures up breezy, lush grasses, dewy hedgerows and an abundance of wild flowers; buttercups, ivy and apple blossoms.

Pouring a small amount into my exfoliating gloves, I rubbed my hands together to generate a froth and massaged it into my skin.  The gel felt light and refreshing, but I found it didn’t create much of a lather which meant I used quite a bit more product than I usually would.  It went much further when I took off my gloves and washed with just my hands.  After drying my skin felt soft and cleansed with a hint of floral perfume.

Somerset Meadow really does appeal to me, it has that type of scent that I really like and look for in my refreshing body products.  If I were to change one aspect it would be to increase the bubble factor!  I adore natural perfumes that smell realistically floral and as Somerset Meadow contains many naturally derived plant extracts it makes me feel extra good to my skin.

Becky x


  1. Gemma T

    July 3, 2013 at 9:09 pm

    This sounds so lovely.. πŸ˜€ I’ve never tried anything from the brand before xx

    Gemma | ♥ Miss Makeup Magpie

  2. Becky Boudoir

    July 3, 2013 at 9:13 pm

    It is Gemma, trust me! In fact I could do with this in a perfume and body lotion too. πŸ™‚

    Becky x

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