Wednesday, 2 January 2013

Review: Treacle Moon Bath & Shower Gels

Before I go any further with this review, I just want to say 2 things:

Happy New Year (and a belated Merry Christmas)
How nice does my blog look now?! I was put in contact with the lovely Steph on Twitter and she designed it for me. Make sure you check her blog out ( ) or say hello on Twitter @sbramhamxo

Anyway now that it's a new year and I have a lovely fresh layout, i've decided to make a real go of my blog. I want to work on my Youtube too, but sadly i'm computer-less (i'm typing this on my mum's little netbook, which isn't really suited to video editing!), so until I get that sorted my blog will (hopefully) be my main focus. Make sure you let me know what kind of posts you like and i'll try and do them for you.

But back to the matter in hand, i'm a bit OCD about having a shower every day, and love smelling fresh and clean. I usually just use the Imperial Leather shower gel that my mum buys, but when I was in Tesco last week, I came across these bath/shower gels by Treacle Moon:

I'm a complete sucker for anything vaguely pink and girly, and will not deny that it was the gorgeous little illustrations on these bottles that first caught my eye.
That, and the fact that these bath/shower gels are EXACTLY like the Philosophy bath and shower gels that are so popular in the blogging community, but about a quarter of the price - Philosophy shower gels are around £14 for 480ml, these are £2.99 for 500ml. Bargain!
I was actually stumped as to what 'flavour' to get as there was so many available:
That Vanilla Moment
The Raspberry Kiss
One Ginger Morning
My Coconut Island
Those Lemonade Days
The two I picked up - Iced Strawberry Dream and Warm Cinnamon Nights - are actually limited edition, although i'm not entirely sure for how long. According to the Treacle Moon website they work on Limited Edition products twice a year, and welcome ideas for new scents etc.
I'm rubbish at describing scents, but basically these two smell exactly like they say on the tin.
Iced Strawberry Dream is like having a shower in a strawberry Milkshake (in a good way) - think Lush's Snow Fairy - and Warm Cinnamon Dream is actually not too Cinnamon-y (as I can't actually stand cinnamon!) but very comforting in smell if that makes sense!
I would recommend that you give them a sniff next time you're in Tesco.
They lather up really well and fill my bathroom with the most delicious scents, but sadly the scents don't last long on my skin (then again I do apply copious amounts of body lotion and perfume afterwards so maybe that's why!). Really this doesn't bother me though as they're so inexpensive and make for a lovely shower experience (...that sounds odd).
Also unlike the Philosophy shower gels they can't be used as a shampoo, but I don't really know of anyone who uses the Philosophy products for this purpose - i'd much rather use a seperate shampoo/conditioner.

The shower gels are alcohol free, and are not tested on animals (only on those who work at Treacle Moon apparently!) which earns them an even bigger thumbs up from me.
Body scrubs, body lotions, hand washes and hand creams are also available in the same scents in the range, and are also very reasonably priced.
As far as I am aware Treacle Moon products are only available exclusively from Tesco - both instore and online -but I would definitely recommend you try them out. They would also make lovely wee presents - it's a shame christmas has passed now! 
Have you tried any of these?


  1. I love the sound of Warm Cinnamon nights! I'm going to have a little scout for these as they are much cheaper than the Body Shop ones I'm currently addicted to!

    1. Yeah you've got to love a bargain! :) xxx

  2. those look gorgeous, i love cheap alternatives :)

  3. I love the new layout! I've had many treacle moon shower gels before now and really liked them, but never seen anyone else post about them. They're really lovely xx

    1. What other kinds do you like? Xxx