Proper Raspberry Scrub

body shop raspberry scrub

You may like or loathe the Body Shop, but they know how to throw a decent sale. I was a little disappointed with the January sales this year (perhaps dear brands, it would help not to start discounting somewhere in October), but not this one. I received a lovely voucher for my birthday, wandered into the store on my way home, and walked out with a great tub of scrub for a mere two euro!

This was a great deal, but I will be very honest with you. When I came home and opened it, I thought they had mistakenly given me some jam instead of a scrub. This stuff truly looks like a raspberry jelly, down to the pips they have used as scrub particles. I totally get the label warning you not to eat this on the side.

body shop raspberry scrub

It doesn’t just look like raspberry jam, it smells like it as well. The fragrance is a tad more synthetic that I had hoped, but nicely fruity nonetheless. It also does a great job as a body scrub, but this is not for the faint of heart. Spreading this stuff around in the shower reminded me vividly of the famous scene in Psycho. All I was missing was the creepy music, because I looked covered in blood and go.

If you get over the slightly horrific look of this (or if that idea just makes you want to try it more), this is a decent scrub. No fancy components or special characteristics, but it does its job wonderfully.


body shop raspberry scrub

Je kunt veel zeggen over de Body Shop, maar ze weten hoe je een goede sale moet geven. Ik was nogal teleurgesteld in de Januari uitverkoop dit jaar (misschien beste winkels, helpt het als je niet al begint met aanbiedingen in oktober), maar deze was prima. Ik kreeg een leuke voucher voor mijn verjaardag, wandelde de winkel in op weg naar huis, en liep weer naar buiten met een pot scrub voor maar twee euro!

Echt een goede aanbieding, maar ik zal wel heel eerlijk tegen je zijn. Toen ik thuiskwam en het potje openmaakte, dacht ik dat ze me per ongeluk jam hadden meegegeven in plaats van scrub. Dit spul lijkt echt op frambozenjam, zelfs de scrubdeeltjes zien eruit als pitjes. Ik snap nu ook waarom er een waarschuwing op staat dat je het niet moet eten.

body shop raspberry scrub

Het ziet er niet alleen uit als frambozenjam, maar ruikt ook zo. De geur is misschien n tikkeltje synthetischer dan ik had gehoopt, maar lekker fruitig. Het werkt ook prima als scrub voor je lichaam, maar is niet handig als je snel schrikt. Toen ik het spul de eerste keer opsmeerde in de douche moest ik meteen denken aan die bekende douche scene uit Psycho. Alleen het enge muziekje ontbrak nog, want ik zag eruit alsof ik onder het bloed zat.

Als je over deze smerige blik heen kunt stappen (of als je het daardoor juist nog meer wilt proberen) dan is dit een prima scrub. Geen luxe toevoegingen of speciale eigenschappen, het werkt gewoon.

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19 thoughts on “Proper Raspberry Scrub

    • Anne February 22, 2016 / 10:22 am

      I had to sneak that in: it was the first thing that came to mind when I rubbed it on!

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  1. Lifestylebites3 February 5, 2016 / 4:20 pm

    Thank good, it is not edible, otherwise I will pop it straight onto my mouth. So ravishing!

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  2. Amelia Vesper February 5, 2016 / 8:39 am

    Whoa, it does look extremely gooey for a scrub! I haven’t been to the Body Shop in awhile but I will always have a special place in my heart for their satsuma body butter. I just love the scent!

    xo Mil
    https://southbynorthwestblog.wordpress.com/

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  3. stashmatters February 4, 2016 / 9:27 pm

    I would EAT this if not for the label warning me! πŸ˜› Put it on some toast – YUM! πŸ˜‰
    I bought one of those big apple tin things with a bunch of the Glazed Apple holiday products inside. It was on for 75% off. This thing:

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    • Anne February 5, 2016 / 9:42 am

      I know the apple thing you mean, I bought it as a christmas gift for my sister in law. That tin is so fun!

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        • Anne February 9, 2016 / 11:10 am

          Oh yes and I think it will look lovely in the background of blog pics as well πŸ™‚

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    • Anne February 4, 2016 / 8:49 pm

      It just looks soo much like jam…makes me hungry every time πŸ˜‰ Great scrub though πŸ˜€ xo Anne

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  4. fivezero February 4, 2016 / 3:37 pm

    I gotta say, I kind of want this just because it looks just like a jam. Not usually a huge fan of TBS (I agree, I tend to find the scents a touch synthetic) but sometimes they have some nice products, and for cheap!

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    • Anne February 4, 2016 / 8:51 pm

      Same here, many of their fragrances are a tad to synthetic and sweet. They still have some great stuff though, their new skincare ranges are looking great as well.

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  5. Yiota February 4, 2016 / 12:50 pm

    Body shop scrubs and lotions are great! Love them!
    Yiota
    pinkdaisyloves.blogspot.com.cy

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    • Anne February 4, 2016 / 8:51 pm

      Absolutely, they make great affordable products πŸ™‚

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    • Anne February 4, 2016 / 8:51 pm

      Any particular favorites?

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