Greenfrog Botanic Body Wash offers a medium lather and a pretty strong citrus scent, while Greenfrog Botanic Hand Wash gently washes your hands, leaving them soft.
With Greenfrog Botanic products, everything revolves around soapberries, grown sustainably in the mighty Himalayan Mountains of the East, where for centuries they have been used for washing. These magical berries, used in Ayurveda medicine to treat soft, sensitive and dry skin.
First I’ll review the Greenfrog Botanic body wash in a neroli & lime scent, which reminds me of squeezed lemon’s juice, when you’re making a lemonade – the scent is quite strong and if you’re not a fan of citrus scent, and I can’t say I am, it may be a bit off putting. The scent itself, after using the body wash, lingers on for about an hour, but it’s not nowhere near as strong as when you open the bottle. The body wash, given it does not contain harsh foaming agents (though it still contains less harsh foaming non-natural agents), does not offer a strong lather, so in order to achieve that feeling of cleanness, quite a bit of the body wash is needed. The Greenfrog Botanic body wash leaves the skin quite soft and there’s no feeling of the skin being stripped of it’s natural oils.
How about the ingredients?
Ingredients: Aqua (water), Potassium Cocoate, Lauryl Betaine, Coco-Glucoside, Sapindus Mukorossi Fruit Extract*, Glycerin, Xanthan Gum, Aloe Barbadensis (Aloe Vera) Leaf Powder*, Parfum (Fragrance) :Citrus Aurantium Bergamia (Bergamot) Oil, Citrus Limonum (Lemon) Oil, Citrus Aurantium Amara (Bitter Orange) Oil, Levulinic Acid, Potassium Sorbate, Citric Acid. Citronellol**, Geraniol**, Hexyl Cinnamal**, Linalool**. *Certified Organic Ingredient **Naturally occurring within essential oils. 0% Paraben 0% SLS, ALS 0% Phenoxyethanol
The body wash contains foaming agents, aloe vera and citrus essential oils. Aloe vera offers moisturizing properties.
Bergamot oil has astringent and antiseptic and is widely used in perfumes. Lemon oil has astringent and anti-bacterial properties. Bitter Orange oil has antiseptic properties; it rejuvenates the skin and stimulates circulation.
Sapindus Mukorossi Fruit Extract – soapberry – has cleansing properties.
The following ingredients are not natural (even though they are derived from coconut oil), which work as foaming/cleansing agents: Potassium Cocoate, Lauryl Betaine, Coco-Glucoside.
Potassium Sorbate and Levulinic Acid are preservatives.
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The second Greenfrog Botanic product I’ll review is their hand wash, in the scent of geranium & peppermint. The peppermint falls back, leaving the geranium to take the main source of scent – and I like it. The role of the peppermint is, of course, to uplift and refresh – and it does.
The Greenfrog Botanic hand wash, similarly to the body wash, offers a medium leather, and a creamy finish, leaving your skin soft as well. The scent lingers for about an hour, and it is that of geranium. When it comes to cleansing – it does a good job.
The ingredients of the Greenfrog Botanic hand wash are basically the same as in the body wash, only the hand wash contains geranium and peppermint essential oils.
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My final word?
The Greenfrog Botanic body wash and Greenfrog Botanic hand wash are pretty simple products – there’s not much complication with the ingredients and while containing a few foaming agents, which are not natural, they also contain a natural ingredient, which has cleansing properties itself – the soapberry.
The scent of the body wash may be a bit strong, but for those, who enjoy citrus scent, this might be a great choice; I myself prefer the scent of the hand wash and the body wash comes with the geranium scent as well.
Both washes fall somewhere in between when it comes to foaming; the downside of this is you need more of the product. The good side is that both of these washes leave the skin soft and do not dry the skin.
Price? These products are quite affordable – a 300ml body wash is around €9, while the hand wash is around €8. And you know what? You could totally get only the body wash and use it as a hand wash, too.
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Have you tried the Greenfrog Botanic products yet? How did you like them? Let me know!
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Greenfrog Botanic body wash and hand wash have been provided to Nature of Europe by Love Lula for the purpose of an honest review.
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