Among my friends, I am pretty much known for enjoying anything ginger flavoured. This is probably because my stomache is as soft as tofu so I am sensitive to many foods, and anything ginger will calm me down immensely. I even have a ginger candle at home, thank goodness my boyfriend is ok with it! When I was in Amsterdam, I probably spent a good chunk of money on their ginger tea alone. So when The Body Shop came out with the Ginger collection, I knew I had to try everything.
First, I want to mention that has a ‘Plastics for Change’ initiative;’ 60mL, 250mL, and 750mL bottles are made from 100% post-consumer recycled material. The plastics are picked by waste pickers in India and are paid a fair wage and have better working conditions. The shower gel and shampoo bottles are made from these recycled plastics.
I here have a photo of near-empty bottle of The Body Shop Ginger Shower Gel ($10 CAD,) and it has been my faithful companion in the shower for many days in a row. It has a nice zingy scent that is refreshing after a long day and it has a light lather. It contains ginger root from India organic cane sugar from Paraguay. As this is a limited edition collection, I have already bought a backup.
(The Totally Tangled Ginger products with this fun red packaging are limited edition, the shampoo and conditioner are not.)
Uh heck yes I will rub ginger in my hair too. If I already use essential oils at work, I don’t mind smelling as root-y or herb-y as possible.
The Ginger Dry Scalp Shampoo ($16 CAD) contains essential ginger oil from Sri Lanka, birch bark, white willow, and Community Trade honey. Although I don’t have a dry scalp, I feel it really cleans out when I skip a hair wash day. It has a lighter scent compared to the shower gel but it won’t smell like food if you go out after washing your hair. I would probably only get this when there is a deal, as I typically prefer spending less than $10 for hair care products.
The other three body products are the Ginger Body Yogurt, Ginger Body Butter, and Ginger Exfoliating Body Scrub.
If only I can get a bubble tea that smells like the Ginger Exfoliating Body Scrub ($22 CAD.) The addictive ginger scent is second to none and its tiny scrubby particles make my skin feel smooth. As there is sucrose in the ingredient list, I think it is a sugar scrub. Should you prefer something that feels scrubbier, The Body Shop’s Spa of the World scrubs are are also amazing.
As we are transitioning to a colder weather, I will slowly ramp up my use of The Body Shop Ginger Softening Body Butter ($21 CAD.) The body butter melts into my skin and leaves my skin glowing after application. Again, the ginger smell is amazing; I can’t get enough of it!
The Ginger Body Yogurt ($16 CAD) has been my go to after the shower and it has been a wonderful product during the summer. It’s very light weight and feels more “wet” compared to the body butter. This can also be used on wet skin, so I definitely recommended for those who take quick showers, slap some body yogurt on, then hop into bed (or hop in your commute to work!)
Overall, the Totally Tangled Ginger stuff is up to snuff in my books andddddd there is a sale online right now. My mom and I will be very happy smelling like walking sticks of ginger as Autumn rolls over. Please keep it a regular collection, The Body Shop!
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