Lavender has become one of my all time favorite scents, and until a few years ago I didn’t know what real lavender smelled like. I used to buy “lavender” scented bath and body products, but when I invested in a bottle of good quality lavender essential oil, I was shocked by the difference!
Not only do I love lavender, but I choose personal care products that don’t contain a lot of chemicals. One of the brands that meet this criteria is EO.
EO French Lavender Shower Gel
This product comes in an 8 ounce plastic bottle, with a cobalt blue color and a black lid. The shower gel itself is clear. The lavender plants are grown on small family farms, and I consider their essential oils to be of very high quality. From personal experience, I can say that this is a more concentrated form of shower gel than the typical store brand.
Natural ingredients are very important to me, and this French Lavender Shower Gel gets high marks with their quality ingredients: Coconut cleansing complex, sodium myristoyl sarcosinate (made from coconut oil), sodium cocamphoacetate (made from coconut oil), guar (plant resin), wheat amino acids, lavender essential oil, tocopherol (Vitamin E), ascorbyl palmitate (Vitamin C), sodium hydroxymethylglycinate (Amino Acids). Methyl and propylparabens are added as a preservative, but in minute amounts, in this case less than 1%.
Using chemical preservatives is a trade off. Some products I’ve used that are 100% natural have been very unsatisfactory, because they turn rancid and go bad before I have even finished using them! I think the small amount of chemical preservatives that EO uses is healthy for product integrity.
I love products such as this, because it’s versatile! I can use it in the shower, and it produces a nice soft and gentle lather. Considering it is more natural, I was concerned about the amount of suds it would provide, but this one performs nicely.
There is a nice soft lavender scent, but it’s not overpowering. The suds rinse off easily and cleanly, leaving the body and mind feeling refreshed and relaxed. Another way to use this shower gel is to pour a cap full under running water when I want to take a bath. It doesn’t make as many bubbles as the typical bubble bath, but it still softens and scents the water, and makes for a nice relaxing bath. I like to take a bath with the French Lavender Shower Gel just before going to bed.
I consider this a very pure and natural shower gel, and love that it does not contain any artificial colors or fragrances! In the past, lavender scented products often had a purple or violet color to them, but this is not natural, and is simply added for eye appeal. I feel these dyes are, for the most part, unnecessary. (Some companies do find all natural ways to dye their products).
EO French Lavender Shower Gel is soothing, moisturizing, and cleans very well without stripping the body of it’s natural oils. The gentle scent lingers slightly, without being overbearing. It’s a great product, and if you like the smell of real lavender, I think you will enjoy this one! The 8 ounce bottle retails for around $7 and is found in natural food shops, and in many online stores as well. I feel it is a good value for the quality you get!
About The Company
EO is a family owned and operated business, which was founded in 1995. EO stands for “Essential Oils”. They produce products in their 22,000 square foot organically certified facility. EO does not test on animals.