I’m very much a morning person. As soon as I get out of bed, it’s all go go go. Until evening comes. By then, my energy is really low, and I’m pretty much useless. All I want to do is sit back, close my eyes, and do nothing.
Bar relax. And do you know a better way to relax than with a hot bubbly bath? I don’t. So, I head to the bathroom, fill in the bathtube, and pour in a little of Calcot Manor The Lazy Evening Bath Essence.
Calcot Manor is a lovely little line I discovered last month. Sold exclusively at Tesco, it aims to bring a taste of the luxurious Calcot Manor hotel and spa, located in Cotswalds, home.
The Lazy Evening Bath Essence is one of my favourite products. Orange in colour, it has a thicker consistency than most bath gels, and produces a bit less foam. But it still cleans skin very well.
Sodium Laureth Sulfate (not to be confused with the harsher Sodium Lauryl Sulfate) and Cocmidopropyl Betaine gently remove all traces of dirt, sweat, and other impurities from the skin, without drying it out. A generous dollop of hydrating glycerin ensures skin stays soft and supple both during and after the bath.
But what made me fall in love with Calcot Manor The Lazy Evening Bath Essence is the scent. The bitter smell of orange mingles with the softer aromas of flowers, almost entirely crushing it. And, of course, the whole thing smells a bit soapy. But in a good way.
As I lay there, head slightly reclined and eyes closed, the scent transports me to an orangerie on a hot but breezy summer day. It’s so delightful and relaxing!
And did I mention the Bath Essence is only £4.99 (currently on offer at £3.99)? Calcot Manor isn’t one of those spas that makes you pay a huge premium to buy their products. Anyone can enjoy a taste of it at home. But be warned, you’ll want to visit the spa too if you do!
Aqua (Water), Sodium Laureth Sulfate, Cocamidopropyl Betaine, Sodium Chloride, Glycerine, Cocamide DEA, Parfum (Fragrance), Glycol Distearate, Laureth-4, Polyquaternium-7, Propylene Glycol, Magnesium Nitrate, Benzyl Alcohol, PEG-40 Hydrogenated Castor Oil, Formic Acid, Sodium Benzoate, Camellia Sinensis (Green Tea) Leaf Extract, Chamomilla Recutita (Matricaria) Flower Extract, Citrus Aurantium Amara (Bitter Orange) Flower Extract, Magnesium Chloride, Rosa Centifolia (Rose) Flower Extract, Carica Papaya (Papaya) Fruit Extract, Ficus Carica (Fig) Fruit Extract, Methylchloroisothiazolinone, Tocopheryl Acetate, Potassium Sorbate, Methylisothiazolinone, CI 15985 (Yellow 6), CI 19140 (Yellow 5)
THE BOTTOM LINE
Pros: Cleanses skin well; Gentle, leaves skin soft; Beautiful, not too strong, fruity floral scent; Pretty Packaging; Affordable.
Cons: If you don’t like citrusy scents, this is not for you.
Summary: Infused with a delightful citrusy floral scent, Calcot Manor The Lazy Evening Bath Essence cleanses skin without drying it out.
Price & Avaibility: £4.99 at Tesco