8 June 2014

Leap Organics Eucalyptus, Mint & Anise Body Wash

Photo from Leap Organics
I'm a big believer in changing your skincare routine with the seasons, but I think Leap Organics' Eucalyptus, Mint & Anise Body Wash is the first time I've encountered a true, "summer only" body product.  It's marketed as a cooling blend of eucalyptus, mint, and anise, but my sniffer really just picks up the peppermint...and a lot of it.  It's an invigorating, minty scent that'll really wake you up.  

The body wash itself is a gentle, castile-based soap made with organic coconut, olive, and jojoba oils.  It lathers well - even more so on a loofah or konjac sponge - and rinses clean.  It never leaves my skin feeling dry, tight, or irritated.  

Why is it a summer only product for me? Three words: the peppermint tingle.  I first tried this baby in the dead of winter, and boy did I freeze!  The body wash leaves your skin feeling slightly cool when you first rinse it off, but it's when I'm toweling off that I really feel it.  In the winter - even in my reasonably warm house - it felt like torture by peppermint oil, but since the weather's warmed up, it's actually pretty refreshing.  It's also perfect for cooling off after a hot, sweaty workout.  

The Bottom Line
A great body wash for summer or post-workout, but I'll be opting for another scent come fall/winter.  Not for the peppermint faint of heart!


Ingredients: Purified Water, Organic Coconut Oil, Organic Olive Oil, Potassium Hydroxide (Not In Final Product)*, Vegetable Glycerin, Organic Guar Gum, Organic Jojoba Oil Clear, Organic Jojoba Oil Golden, Peppermint Oil, Organic Eucalyptus Oil, Organic Aloe Vera, Star Anise Oil, Organic Rosemary Extract

16 comments:

  1. Ooh the peppermint sounds really nice for the summer! I've been using Nubian Heritage Green Tea and Aloe body wash and I really like it. I like to switch around body washes though, so maybe I'll try this one out before the summer is up.

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    1. I'm the same way...body wash is probably the product I switch around the most! If you like peppermint, it's definitely worth a go :)

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  2. That's so interesting! I've seen this in nature stores dozens of times, but the "anise" description has always put me off. I love peppermint though. thanks for the review!
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    1. It's definitely pepperminty! I don't actually smell the anise at all, but maybe give it a sniff first, in case it's just my bottle :)

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  3. Love the sound of this, the fragrance is right up my street and that cool label is calling to me! x

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  4. Sounds lovely, I really like the labelling too :)

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    1. It is...I think you'd enjoy it :)

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  5. You said the magic word: peppermint! Thank you for introducting this brand, I had never heard of it. I also like the labelling with the octopus ;) x

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    1. You're welcome! All of Leap's stuff has these great labels. I kind of want the hand soap next, just so I can put it on my counter. Haha :)

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  6. This sounds so good! I love peppermint scented stuff. Lovely review xo

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    1. Thanks! If you like peppermint, it'd be right up your alley :)

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  7. Looks like a mouth wash to me :)) But it would really come in handy right now, it's so hot were I live! :) xx

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    1. Too funny! Now that you mention it though, I can see where you're coming from :)

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  8. I love the mint body wash from Bodhi & peppermint from Dr Bronner's so I'm attracted to this one plus how awesome is the labelling :-)

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    1. If you like those two, I'm sure you'd get on really well with the Leap. The artwork on the label is pretty fab, isn't it? I love when brands go above and beyond that way :)

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