Raspberry jam always reminds me of fruit picking in the woods when I was a child. We’d come back covered in blackberries, strawberries and raspberries, looking like we’d literally walked through a berry bush backwards. The sweet smell and seedy texture is extremely comforting, evoking childhood memories and making my tummy rumble. In recent months The Body Shop have been pulling out all the stops, launching innovative and fun products that appeal to both our indulgent and scientific sides. With these ‘Early Harvest’ body products they’re really onto something great – the luxurious raspberry body butter has a sweet scent to be adored, while the body scrub looks and feels like jam. Mmmmmmm.
I’ve always been a big fan of The Body Shop’s body butters, as they provide a serious hit of hydration combined with a luxurious and indulgent texture. Although they are a little too rich for the day, they make a great bedtime accompaniment when lathered over limbs. The raspberry version smells extremely rich so may be a little too sickly for some, but used sparingly it’s a great comforting indulgence as we move from one season to the next.
The body scrub has a jelly-like texture, moving as one in the container. When a small handful is picked up and applied to the body, it feels like you’re smothering yourself in jam! The formula contains a great deal of sugar crystals to help gently exfoliate the skin, as well as seeds to buff away dead skin. This isn’t a harsh scrub, making it suitable enough for daily use, but it is a fun indulgence to perk up your morning shower routine.
If you’re a fan of The Body Shop and love jam as much as me, then you’ll want to rush out when they launch in April. They’re limited edition products too, so they won’t stick around for long. Will you be picking up these sweet smelling treats?
The ‘Early Harvest’ body products launch on 15th April into The Body Shop stores.