It’s nice to have something to put in the bath or use in the shower that’s different. There are certain products I repeat purchase but once and awhile there comes along something that stands out. I shower in the morning and have a bath in the evening, so if I can use the same product for both it makes my life easier. And that’s why a shower and bath gel or cream are perfect. So going back to products that are a bit different to the norm….how about a limited edition winter inspired shower and bath gel with an unusual fragrance (compared to the usual ones on the shelves that is)? Well I found one! A frantic dash to my local ASDA store last week resulted in me leaving the building with Treacle Moon’s Limited Edition Spiced Plum Frosting Shower & Bath Gel. £1.50 for a 500ml bottle.
Why did I buy this?
I’ve bought and used different products from this brand and I’ve enjoyed every single one of them. Seeing a new fragrance, limited edition and seasonal, was a no brainer to buy and try. I love my fruity fragrances anyway, and this just seemed so appealing sat on the shelf. And £1.50 for a bottle is the lowest I’ve seen their shower & bath gels so even more affordable than usual.
Simple but beautiful. 500ml of product sits in a plastic flip top lidded bottle. It’s clear because you can see the gel in it as it’s coloured. What makes this striking and stood out for me was the label. Mostly white in detailing with wintery looking leaves, dots and a large festive looking plum to finish it off. How could you not be drawn to this?
This sounds silly to say but what exactly does a plum smell like? I can’t say I’ve ever grabbed a plum to sniff it! So saying this smells like plum wouldn’t be totally accurate if I can’t think of what the fruit smells like. But what this does remind me of a little is dark cherries. Dark cherries which isn’t harsh or sharp but quite creamy with a hint of spice at the back of it. It’s a beautiful scent and one I don’t think I’ve smelt in a shower or bath gel before. Very different yet very seasonal.
Look & Consistency.
This is a gorgeous shade of an almost burgundy red. Very striking! Smooth, glossy, opaque and thick. But of course it is a liquid and similar to many bath or shower gels in consistency.
In The Shower.
On a sponge this created a very creamy foam. I didn’t need to use a lot, and it washed my body well and I really enjoyed using this. The fragrance was very noticeable and I know this is one of the reasons I loved using this because of how it smelt.
In The Bath.
A small amount under warm running water created lots and lots of bubbles! Bubbles that lasted a long period of time and didn’t disappear straight away. The water underneath at first was slightly coloured, but became clear quite quickly. Like in the shower, the fragrance was there. It’s one of those scents that was comforting and lovely. I forgot it was there and then I had to remind myself where the lovely smell came from when my nostrils got a whiff of it. This was a very relaxing bath that helped me unwind. This shower and bath gel didn’t dry my skin out or irritate it at all.
If you don’t like fruity scents this probably isn’t for you BUT if you do this is a must! The scent is gorgeous, it foams up fabulously, comes in a great size and is only £1.50! And the packaging screams winter which is perfect for this time of year. So do I recommend this? Oh yes I do! In fact, I wish I picked up two of these.
If like me you have a fruity side when it comes to your bath products and want to grab this for yourself or as a stocking filler, there are a few places you can get this from. I’ve seen these on the shelves of both Tesco and ASDA, and I believe Waitrose stock the Treacle Moon range so this maybe there too. But ASDA do have this for the best price so check there first if you can.
Happy plum picking!x