Natural Empathy Top To Toe Wash – 200ml (£12.00)
This is my second review for Natural Empathy, this time their ‘Top to toe wash’ for all skin types. As the name suggests, this shower gel is designed for use both on the body and hair.
If you’re a lover of shower gels that foam, then this one is for you. The foaming agents found in this bottle are naturally derived, avoiding the use of synthetic skin irritant sodium laureth sulfate. The fourth biggest ingredient is Aloe Vera, then we see Quillaja Saponaria, more commonly known as Chilean Soap Bark. Now Chilean Soap Bark is as you’d expect, extracted from an evergreen tree, native to central Chile. The application of this ingredient are vast and it has been for hundreds of years. It is used in this shower gel for its natural foaming properties.
Cold pressed extra virgin rapeseed oil is the base oil to which Lavender, Cedarwood and Patchouli essential oils have been infused. Finally a couple of natural preservatives (no synthetic parabens here) and natural source vitamin E.
The gel is clear thanks to no added colourings and it quickly foams up when added to water. The natural cleansing and foaming agents leave the skin feeling clean and fresh and the blend of essential oils has created a primarily lavender fragrance, leaving the skin faintly scented. The fragrance is clean and fresh and is a pleasure to use. I’ve been using this as a body and beard wash, highly successfully I hasten to add!
Ingredients: Aqua, Caprylyl Capryl Glucoside (naturally derived surfactant), Cocomidopropyl Betaine, Aloe Barbadensis (Aloe Vera), Xanthan Gum (natural viscosity agent), Quillaja Saponaria (Chilean soap bark), Brassica Campestris (cold-pressed, extra virgin rapeseed oil), *Juniperus Virginiana (Cedarwood), *Lavandula Angustifolia (Lavender), *Pogostemon Patchouli (Patchouli), *Natural Parfum, Citric Acid, Sodium Benzoate, Potassium Sorbate, Tocopherol (naturally derived Vitamin E) (*denotes 100% organic essential oils), **Citral, **Citronellol, **Coumarin, **Eugenol, **Geraniol, **Limonene, **Linalool (**from essential oils)