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Tulsi and neem are two ingredients which instantly make us nostalgic about childhood, isn’t it?
Those “Dadi maa ke nushkhe” (grandmother’s remedies) – from tulsi tonics for cold and cough to neem infused bath water for skin allergies… Those were some good old days! ❤
I have always had a special place in my heart for natural, traditional ingredients… And so, when I came across this tulsi and neem infused shower gel by Soul Tree while randomly browsing the brand’s website, a few months back, I just knew I had to try it! 😛
Today, I am going to review the same for you all! Read on…
SOUL TREE TULSI & PROTECTIVE NEEM SHOWER GEL
DESCRIPTION: Cultivated organically in the Himalayas, leaves of the Neem and Tulsi plant are hand-picked and processed in-house. Their extracts, rich with cleansing and antioxidant properties, are combined with moisture-rich Aloe to give you a soap-free bath gel that nurtures and protects your skin.
Truth Inside: Inspired by and rooted in nature, we believe that Truth is the real aesthetic. The ingredients we source and the processes we follow are all part of a bigger cycle of goodness.
Vegetarian product. Cruelty-free. Certified by BDIH Germany. Contains no Parabens, Silicones, Lead, DEA/TEA, Phthalates, SLS/SLES, Mineral Oil, Petrolatum, Fragrance.
INGREDIENTS: Aqua, Coco Glucoside, Lauryl Glucoside, Ocimum Sanctum (Tulsi) Infusion*, Glycerine, Azadirachta Indica (Neem) Infusion*, Aloe Barbadensis (Aloe Vera) Juice*, Caprylyl/Capryl Glucoside, Sodium Gluconate, Xanthan Gum, Sodium Levulinate, Citric Acid, Potassium Sorbate, Parfum**, Linalool**, Geraniol**, Limonene**, Citral**, Farnesol**, Citronellol**.
* From certified organic farms.
** From essential oils.
Preserved with Potassium Sorbate.
An Ayurvedic Product, each 100ml contains:
Gwarpatha-4g, Neem-3g, Tulsi-3g, Base-QS.
COST: Rs. 425 for 250ml
SHELF LIFE: 30 months
MY TAKE ON THE PRODUCT:
Soul Tree tulsi & protective neem shower gel comes in an amber-coloured, translucent plastic bottle with a sturdy pump dispenser on the top. The dispenser has a clip which locks it in place and prevents accidental leakages and the bottle is really tough and durable… However, the overall packaging is quite bulky, making it unsuitable for travel purposes, and this particular variant is also not available in Soul Tree’s travel kits…
The bottle is covered with blue-coloured labels which contain all the necessary details about the product, including the claims, list of ingredients and shelf life…
The shower gel is transparent and has a brownish-yellow tinge to it. It is quite viscous and has a non-runny consistency… The fragrance of this shower gel is mild and really natural… It smells like a mixture of tulsi, neem and some other herbs! I quite love the fragrance and I don’t think that it is going to bother the sensitive noses at all… ❤
This shower gel lathers quite well when used with a loofah and 4-5 pumps (approx. 2/3 tsp.) of it are enough for one use… It cleanses the skin really well and removes all the dirt, oil and impurities… The shower gel leaves the skin absolutely clean and fresh and it also makes it a little fragrant. However, the smell vanishes within just a few minutes of use! 😛
Now, during the summers, due to the heat and excessive sweating, the areas under my knees, ankles and arms start itching… So, when I came across this tulsi & neem shower gel, I had really high expectations from it and I started using it with high hopes in May (2019)… I used it regularly for the entire month and have been using it on and off since then… But, sadly, this shower gel did nothing to soothe or reduce my itching… It also didn’t do anything for the few zits that I had on my back… 🙁
So, in my opinion, if you are looking for something to calm down your back acne or itching or rashes or anything as such, this shower gel is not going to help you…
However, if you are just looking for a comparatively natural, organic and safe bath care product, I would say that this is a good choice! 🙂
Also, I have a normal skin type right now and the shower gel doesn’t leave my skin dry or stretchy at all… However, it also doesn’t provide any extra hydration/moisturization to my skin! Therefore, I think that this shower gel is most suitable for normal-dry to extremely oily skin types and may strip the moisture off drier skin types…
(Also read my review of Biotique Bio Apricot Refreshing Body Wash here!)
SUMMING UP PROS AND CONS:
1. Available online on Amazon, Nykaa and Soultree.
2. Quite affordable when compared to similar products from other certified-natural brands.
3. Cruelty-free and devoid of harmful chemicals.
4. Enriched with tulsi, neem and aloe vera extracts and several essential oil derivatives.
5. Natural, refreshing fragrance.
6. Lathers well and cleanses the skin of all the oil and impurities.
7. Leaves the skin clean and fresh.
8. Best suited for normal-dry to extremely oily skin types.
1. Doesn’t come in travel-friendly sizes.
2. Doesn’t soothe or reduce back acne/itching/rashes.
3. May leave the drier skin types even more dry and stretchy.
FINAL TAKE: Soul Tree tulsi & protective neem shower gel is an effective body cleanser that is free from all sorts of harmful chemicals and is enriched with naturally derived ingredients…
So, if you are looking for a safe and natural shower gel and your skin type isn’t too dry, you can give this a try! 🙂
Hope it helps! ❤