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I’m back with another review from Odylique (by Essential Care) – remember their mascara? Today I’m sharing with your their Aloe Vera Bodywash and their Gentle Herb Shampoo.
All Odylique products are natural, hand-made and free from synthetic chemicals. Their philosophy is: All ingredients must have therapeutic value, and the product must be a joy to use.
Both these products have a very similar scent so I’ll talk about that first. It’s very natural and herbal – but more plant-ish, if that makes any sense. There’s almost a floral/sweetness to it that doesn’t really make it quite a grassy scent, but I just can’t pinpoint the exact scent. I like it though.
The scent comes from the ingredients – Odylique does not add any fragrance to these products.
Aloe Vera Bodywash
This bodywash uses a mild cleansing agent (derived from corn sugar), so I wasn’t really expecting much of lather from it – and it doesn’t really have one either. I mean, it does lather up, but it’s not that crazy massive lather you get from products that use sodium lauryl sulfate. It’s a very mild lather.
I use cleansing/exfoliating gloves with my bodywash and with this one I use two pumps to wash my torso, two more to do my arms, and then two more per leg for a total of eight pumps per shower.
It leaves my skin feeling clean, and it feels kind of in between squeaky clean and moisturizing. I prefer a moisturizing bodywash, but this one is not too much squeaky clean so I don’t mind using it.
Gentle Herb Shampoo
I was very excited to try this shampoo because it has won a few awards. You are meant to massage this shampoo into your hair and scalp, then leave for 2-3 minutes for your hair to absorb it, and you’re not supposed to need any conditioner after that.
I was not expecting this product to really lather up either because it is free of all sulfates, but it has a nice lather (more than the bodywash). I usually leave my conditioner in while I wash my body, so instead I just let this shampoo do its magic while I washed my body then I rinsed everything off. I could tell right away that it did not detangle my hair as good as a conditioner does – I could tell it was all knotted back there (I have long hair).
I have to say though that as knotted as my hair was, it was easier to comb through than I expected. I still had to work at removing the knots, but it just seemed easier than it should have been.
Since my hair is so long and naturally wavy/curly I always use styling products to tame my mane, otherwise it’s just an ugly mess. This shampoo got rid of all my styling products really well.
An odd thing I noticed is that as I combed through the knots my hair seemed to drip more than usual. It’s kind of weird to explain, but it’s just something I really noticed when I used this shampoo.
I use 5-7 pumps of shampoo per wash depending on if I have products in my hair or not.
My hair felt really soft when it was dry and styled.
Both these products work well, and I have to admit better than I expected. I do need to add a conditioner with the shampoo though because it leaves my hair a bit too tangled for my liking. And I prefer a more moisturizing bodywash, but that is a personal preference (my husband prefers the ones that leave your skin feeling squeaky clean).
What do you look for in your shampoo and bodywash?
Have you tried products from Odylique? What about natural products in general?
– Chantal 🙂
Computer geek by day and super mom by night, Chantal loves to try products of any kind and share her thoughts with the world.