Is there a job out there where you can get paid to sit in a bath with lovely, smelling bath products? If there is, put me down for 40hrs and sign me up! That literally would be my dream job because I adore a good bath. I’ve probably used the majority of bath product types on the market twice over over the years. But there is one I hadn’t used but somehow it was in my possession for months! I bought Beauty Laundrette’s Soft Soak Moisturising Bath Milk Powder last year from Superdrug for £1.99.
Why did I buy this?
At the time I bought quite a few products from this range online from Superdrug. It was a range I had never tried before and I wanted to see what it was like. But this particular one grabbed my attention (and credit card) because of what it was. A bath milk powder! Doesn’t that already sound amazing, relaxing and total luxury? THAT’S why I bought it!
What is this?
This bath milk powder is suitable for all skin types, and is designed to create a milky bath soak which is floral in scent, provide relaxation and contains soothing and caring ingredients to the skin such as oat kernel flour.
There are 6 sachets of bath milk powder providing 6 baths. Each come in a long, thin sachet. Baby blue in colour with a slightly psychedelic looking ‘Soft Soak’ lettering on it. Instructions are on the back. These sachets are housed in a cardboard box with the colouring, design and overall look identical to the sachets. I love the packaging of these bath milk powders. I would say there’s something fun and quite youthful about how this looks. It would be appealing to most people in my opinion, not just the younger age range.
The Bath Milk Powder
Before I opened one of the sachets I just assumed this would be a white powder, but it’s more oaty in colour, a soft kind of beige. Thinking about it, it does reflect one of it’s ingredients, which is the oat kernel flour. It is a powder. Not totally smooth as if sieved and light and airy, but more like a fine crumble, with some bits of it finer than others with the occasional lump and bump present.
This didn’t have a noticeable fragrance to it. It reminded me of sniffing a bath bomb when you get that chalkiness in the nostrils. There is a little sweetness in there but it isn’t particularly clear what the smell was when I initially opened it.
How to use
Under warm running water, pour one sachet into bath.
In the bath
I used one sachet under warm running water, and was surprised that there was some bubbles being created. In my mind I didn’t expect this to foam but it was a nice surprise. There wasn’t a colour change to the water, it just looked a little less clear and a touch murky. What I was hoping for was a fragrance to hit me in the face while this bath ran, but it didn’t. Again, like when I opened the packet, there wasn’t a strong enough scent for me to describe. There was something incredibly light there but non descriptive.
While sat in the bath I genuinely couldn’t say this product helped with relaxation. I was reading and quite chilled anyway, but this bath milk I didn’t feel added anything to how I felt. My skin was comfortable, but I didn’t think to myself ‘wow, I’m really enjoying this bath!’ I also found the bubbles that initially were created disappeared soon after, leaving the bath water as bath water.
In and out of the bath my skin felt normal. I was hoping for something moisturising but I didn’t feel my skin gained anything from using this. But it also didn’t suffer in anyway either.
It’s important to mention first I think this product has been discontinued or at least isn’t sold on the Superdrug website anymore. I can only assume it’s not in store either, but can’t be sure unless I physically look. So when I talk about recommendation, bare this in mind.
So let’s start off with the good points. Packaging is great! Ideal to give as a gift and I love the fact there are 6 baths you can get of this box, with each in it’s own sachet. Much easier not to overuse if in a jar or bottle. And this being in powder form is different and interesting. The price I paid was cheap, so I wasn’t spending a small fortune on it.
Now to the not so good points. I expected this to be relaxing and luxurious and it wasn’t anything special. Fragrance was barely there, bubbles didn’t last long and overall it didn’t add to my bath time experience.
I totally appreciate the fact this was less than £2.00. But I’ve had bath gels and soaks costing less than this and they did a better job. So how could this be better? More fragrant, creamier bath (if it’s called a bath milk powder I’m thinking Cleopatra!), more moisturising. Bubbles could leave or stay that didn’t bother me. But the bath itself would need to scream a fabulous soak which, unfortunately, this didn’t. The idea of this is brilliant, but if I could I wouldn’t repeat purchase this myself. My 10 year old would probably like this, even some of my friends. But for me this isn’t memorable. I will continue using the other 5 sachets and that would be my experience closed on this bath product chapter.