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Woods of Windsor – Pomegranate & Hibiscus Range: Review

Woods of Windsor Pomegranate & Hibiscus

When I was contacted by Woods of Windsor and asked if I would like to try out there new for 2014 range, of Pomegranate & Hibiscus, I jumped at the chance of trying something I hadn't before and with it coming from such a well-known name as Woods of Windsor, I just knew it would be something special.

If you have never heard of Woods of Windsor, their routes started back in 1770, as a local apothecary that served not only the local community of Windsor, but royal visitors as well.

Fast forward to 1970 when Roger and Kathleen Knowles, acquired a rundown pharmacy called Woods Pharmacy as they went through over two decades of old recipe and prescription books as well as medical artefacts all left behind by the previous management, they found some of the books contained recipes for perfumery products, which gave them the idea to start producing products using these original formulas.

The brand quickly took off and by 1974 was being sold in stores such as Harrods and Liberty's. Between then and now a lot has happened to the brand, including a relaunch in 2013, which saw the introduction of the new fresh designs you see on the Woods of Windsor products today. Even now the brand is still run from the original pharmacy in Windsor, which now acts as the brands headquarters and flagship store.

Woods of Windsor – Pomegranate & Hibiscus Range.

I was kindly sent the bath & shower gel and hand & body lotion from the range, both of which I couldn't wait to get trying, as soon as the landed on my doorstep.

Pomegranate & Hibiscus Moisturising Bath & Shower Gel

Each item in the range contains ingredients that make it just perfect for its job, the bath and shower gel in particular contains added Vitamin E to help leave your skin smooth, soft and protected.  In use the gel is quite jelly like in texture, which works with the design of the bottle allowing you to easily dispense just enough, to wash a section of your body at a time. The fragrance is fresh, fruity and floral and hits you with its scent as soon as you dispense it, though thankfully not in an overpowering way. The gel lathers well and is easily washed off – leaving your skin feeling clean and moisturised with a slight fragrance – a complete pleasure to use.

If you want to try the Pomegranate & Hibiscus Moisturising Bath & Shower Gel yourself you can buy it online from the Woods of Windsor website where it costs £8.50 for 350ml.

Pomegranate & Hibiscus Moisturising Hand & Body Lotion

The hand and body lotion offers a wonderfully complementary product to the bath and shower gel, this time containing keratin to help strength nails and shea butter and grape seed oil to help smooth, nourish and moisturise the skin. It offers of course the same fruity, floral scent as the bath and shower gel, meaning you could use these as laying products to help ramp up the scent if you wanted (the range actually included a perfume as well). The lotion has so far been easy to dispense from the pump bottle and offers a silky luxurious cream that is quickly absorbed into the skin without leaving behind a greasy residue and leaves your skin feeling well looked after for a number of hours after application.

You can buy the lovely Pomegranate & Hibiscus Moisturising Hand & Body Lotion from the Woods of Windsor website where it costs £8.75 for 350ml.

I think both of these products make for a wonderfully luxurious pampering session and are great, both to have in the home just because, or I personally would be over the moon to receive them as a gift.

What do you think of these two products, have you ever tried anything from Woods of Windsor?

*PR Sample

This article has 23 comments

  1. KATE SARSFIELD

    Got a prezzy of their lavender EDT a while back – brilliant for spraying on pillows, sheets for a good night’s sleep. Just back from a deep tissue massage & she used lavender oils – so relaxing. All the chores are done, it’s pouring rain so might crawl under the duvet for a bit!

  2. Chavonne H

    I haven’t tried any of the Woods of Windsor products but the Pomegranate & Hibiscus Moisturising Bath & Shower Gel sounds great! I like how you described the scent as fresh, fruity and floral, I love body washes that smell like that! After checking out their site I’m curious to try the Lavender and Cedar Woods Bath & Shower Gels.

  3. Robin (Masshole Mommy)

    Hmmmm, I wonder if we get this brand here in the US. It sounds like it smells wonderful!

  4. amanda ripsam

    we need screens with smellavision. I bet it smells great.

  5. lawna

    I love unique scents, so I bet I would love this one. Plus my skin could use some moisture, since Spring is here!

  6. Lindy Hine

    This looks lovely – pretty packaging and I think it would smell gorgeous!

  7. valmg @ Mom Knows It All

    I haven’t heard of this line before. I think my Mom would enjoy the hibiscus scent.

  8. Marielle Altenor

    Hmmm I wonder what Pomegranate & Hibiscus smells like together! Now I’m really curious! I bet they leave your skin sooo smooth too!!!

  9. Kirsty Mills

    Never heard of this brand but sounds lovely, thanks x

  10. Rachel Craig

    I do love toiletries, especially those with a nice scent which are kind and gentle on the skin. Would love to try out these products.

  11. Curby Aardvark

    I love the smell of pomegranate, it’s just so strong and goood.

  12. Trinity Axelson

    I love the smell of Hibiscus and pomegranate separately, they must smell gorgeous together!!

    Woods of Windsor products are brilliant!!!

    xxxx

  13. Jemma @ Celery and Cupcakes

    I bet these smell lovely! I have never tried any of these products myself though.

  14. Terry

    I haven’t heard of this brand, but I know everytime I get Pomegranate Shower Gel in our house, my Hubs takes it. I need to see if I can locate the Pomegranate & Hibiscus Moisturising Bath & Shower Gel.

  15. Marni | Love and Duck Fat

    These look so yummy! I would totally use these in my bath…

  16. Tough Cookie Mommy

    These products must smell delicious. I love trying out new bath products like these in exotic scents.

  17. Michele

    Have to check out whether they ship to the US. I love bath & shower gels–and am always trying new ones. I sometimes pour some right in the bath-some bath & shower gels can be used as bubble bath as well!

  18. Ashley Gill

    I love the smell of pomegranate! This lotion would be absolutely perfect for me. Thank you for bringing this company to my attention!

  19. Diane Estrella

    Such pretty bottles and I love the scents. Will have to check these out more. Very elegant sounding!

  20. Rosey

    This is a scent I already know I would love! It sounds perfect for summer too because the fruit scents are always nice and light. I’d love to try the bath gel or the lotion!

  21. YOLANDA DAVIS

    sounds amazing; i really want to try it.

  22. Amber NElson

    These sound pretty amazing. I would love to try them.

  23. Kim W

    Have never tried any Woods of Windsor products but they look fabulous for presesnts.

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