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Pangea Indian Lemongrass & Rosemary Body Wash

June 3, 2008

Pangea Organics Lemongrass and Rosemary shower gel is amazingly refreshing, synthetic free and rich in natural oils.

This was the first natural shower gel I bought and has to be one my favorites!

Pangea are based in America so it’s not so good (for me) in terms of keeping my air miles low as the products have to be flown/shipped over to the UK. I have only managed to find a small handful of UK retailers that sell Pangea products. I’ve also found that if there are products you want from this range that you cannot avoid buying from America then the postage can be extremely high making the cost of a shower gel a bit too pricey, so it’s really worth searching around for UK based online retailers.

The scent of this shower gel is perfect – I was a bit worried the rosemary would be too strong but if anything I could smell more lemongrass, making it great for mornings. Although it contains two quite strong smelling ingredients, the overall scent of the product is very subtle, but not weak.

It doesn’t foam like most shower gels because it is free from SLS, synthetic foamers and is largely made of natural oils. Despite this, it still feels very ‘light’ and left my skin feeling very soft and moisturised. Instead of producing masses of bubbles, it turned into a very fine oily lather which was very easy to rinse away. My partner and I used this shower gel every day and one bottle lasted about 2 months. So even though it is more expensive than many high street shower brands, it does last much longer.

Summary

  • Pros: Smells amazing, great company and solid ethics
  • Cons: As I’m UK based it can be hard to get hold of and can be a little pricey depending on where I buy it

Ingredients

Purified water, organic coconut oil, organic extra virgin olive oil, organic hemp seed oil, organic jojoba oil (all oil saponified with retained vegetable glycerin), vegetable gum (guar), certified organic aloe vera, glycerin.

Organic oils: Lime, Bergamot, Rosemary, Verbenon, Lemongrass.

Organic herbal extracts: Burdock root, Elderflower, Fennel Seed, Witch Hazel Bark, Yarrow; Rosemary extract.

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