Review: Crabtree & Evelyn Aromatherapy Distillations

Thursday, June 18, 2009

Crabtree & Evelyn - Aromatherapy Distillations - Revitalizing Body Care - Muir Woods Keepsake
Aromatherapy Distillations
Revitalizing Gift Box

$29.70 (was $49.50-- save 40%!)
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Every time you turn around, there's another new bath and body line on the market. After a while it's kind of hard to get excited about yet another product release. But, when a bath and body pioneer with a strong-selling stock of core products decides that it's time to release a whole new line... well, then it starts to sound like something worth noticing.

Crabtree & Evelyn, maker of luxury botanical products for over 35 years, has just released the brand new Aromatherapy Distillations collection. This new body and home line combines essential oils and natural ingredients to create a holistic approach to care for both the senses and the skin. The line was created in collaboration with an aromatherapist and international perfumer, following aromatherapy principles, to create three groups of products that are designed to create specific sensory benefits. The line includes Relaxing, Revitalizing and Purifying blends.

Sounds great so far, right? But, as all of us compulsive product whores know, it's easy to get overwhelmed by aromatherapy. So, in the name of shopping journalism, we turned three Stiletto Jungle contributors loose with products from the Crabtree & Evelyn Aromatherapy Distillations Revitalizing and Purifying ranges. And the verdict is...

Po C.
I am a huge Crabtree & Evelyn fan so I was really excited to try the Eucalyptus + Lime Deep Cleansing Body Wash. It came in a very cute cylinder bottle with an easy to use push cap. On my first try, I was somewhat taken aback by the scent-- it was nothing like the fragrant Original Formula smell-- it was a bit stronger with a very heavy eucalyptus scent that kind of reminded me of household cleaners. Nevertheless, I used it daily for over a week, and I have to admit, have really grown to like it. The heavy scent gives me a seemingly authentic "squeaky clean" feeling-- kind of like the feeling I get from using Baking Soda & Peroxide toothpaste versus the standard popular toothpastes. It's great for after a dip in the hot tub/pool because it definitely gets rid of the chlorine feeling and smell, so with Summer on it's way in, I will continue to use this product until the bottle runs empty!
--Po C., Merced, CA

Jennifer P.
I have always enjoyed Crabtree & Evelyn products and once again they have not disappointed. The Lemon + Coriander Conditioning Body Lotion and Body Wash were amazing. The smell was sensational and my daughter commented that I smelled like "lemony soap". The body wash left my bathroom smelling like an aromatherapy session. The lotion was not heavy at all so it absorbed rather quickly and didn't leave a greasy feel to it. Count me in as a repeat customer of these two products.
--Jennifer, Long Beach, CA

Kim Moshtaghi
I absolutely loved the Lemon + Coriander Cleansing Body Polisher by Crabtree & Evelyn. This insanely impressive body exfoliator actually polished my body! I really wasn't optimistic when trying this product because I've tried so many of them trying to find one that manages to smooth my skin and get rid of the dead skin. This stuff works very well! After one use I could tell the difference in my entire body, especially my legs! My entire body felt softer than ever, even before applying lotion! I will definitely continue buying this product and recommending to everyone I know. I finally have found something that doesn't leave a bad after smell, and a product that gets the intended job done! Love it! Two thumbs up and two toes!
--Kim Moshtaghi, Del Mar, CA