Friday, January 29, 2010

Another Great Green Giveaway From The Body Shop! Welcome Back to the Originals!

Ah, memories... What's old is new again!

I remember many weekends during my high school days, strolling through the local malls with my friends. One mandatory stop each trip was at The Body Shop.  We each had our favorite products, and I'm so happy that The Body Shop has brought back several of their "Originals"!

Eleven favorites are back, and better than ever!  Each one comes in a 100% recycled PET bottles, and contain The Body Shop's signature Community Trade ingredients, including organic aloe.  I'm glad to see more of The Body Shop's products sourcing organic ingredients, like the Nutriganics line that I reviewed.  These are the great classics of the Originals line:
  • Banana Shampoo
  • Banana Conditioner
  • Dewberry Body Lotion
  • Dewberry Bath and Shower Gel
  • Fuzzy Peach Bath and Shower Gel
  • Green Apple Bath and Shower Gel
  • Carrot Moisture Cream
  • Cucumber Freshening Water
  • Cucumber Cleansing Milk
  • Passion Fruit Facial Cleansing Gel
  • Ice Blue Shampoo
These brought back so many memories, and they truly live up to the ones I remembered using years ago.  One sniff of the Fuzzy Peach shower gel was enough to take me back to another decade ;)  One major difference that I noticed, however, is that the shampoos and cleansers seem more concentrated, and easier to lather up.  A little bit really goes a long way, yet they are gentle and non-drying.  My daughter and I absolutely love the Banana Shampoo and Conditioner.  Green Organic Girl described the scent in one word: "Yum!"  My hair, especially, which I heat style, came out so amazingly soft and silky.  I was surprised just how little of each product I actually needed, for my long hair.

Another stand-out product I have to mention is the Carrot Moisture Cream.  I used this for several years, way back when, and this new version is even better than ever.  It's silkier, and easier to apply than what I remember using in high school.  I've been using it as a night cream on my combination skin, and I absolutely love it.  I've been using this in conjunction with the Passion Fruit Facial Cleansing Gel; another favorite blast from the past.  Like the shampoos and shower gels, this one also seems more concentrated, and easier to lather up.  It's gentle, yet removes all of my makeup at the end of the day, and leaves my skin soft, fresh, and clean.  No drying tightness, and no residues.  Just pure and clean.  I love this stuff!

Just in time, there is a special sale going on: enjoy any three of these products from for $20, and free shipping on orders over $60!  I think I may have to stock up on those four favorites of mine ;)

But here is a chance for one lucky reader to win two of these special Originals to enjoy!  One brand new set of the Dewberry Bath and Shower Gel, and Dewberry Body Lotion will be awarded to one reader of this blog :)  

Thank you to everyone who entered! This giveaway has come to a close. Please click here to see the results of our drawing and to congratulate our winner!

Please be sure to read the complete rules:

To enter this contest, first visit and check out their wonderful array of  products. Then, come back here and please leave a comment below, letting our readers know what Originals product at The Body Shop is your favorite (or one that you would like to try). Please be sure to leave your e-mail address, so I may contact you if you're the lucky winner.

Want extra chances to win?

For additional entries, please first leave a comment about a product you'd like to try from The Body Shop, and then do any of the following, for a maximum of 7 (seven) total entries in this giveaway contest [please be sure to come back and leave a follow-up comment for each of these completed tasks, in order to be counted as an additional entry]:
By entering this contest, you have read and understand the rules and fine print of this contest:
  1. Contest ends Sunday, February 7th, 2009 at 4:00PM EST
  2. Contest open to U.S. residents, and Canadian residents
  3. Giveaway prize pack consists of one (1) bottle of Dewberry Bath & Shower Gel and one (1) bottle of Dewberry Body Lotion, to be awarded to one (1) randomly selected winner.
  4. One (1) winner shall be chosen from the pool of valid comment entries, using
  5. Winner will be contacted via e-mail, and will provide a U.S. or Canadian mailing address, for the purpose of directly mailing one giveaway prize pack to the winner.
  6. If Winner does not respond via e-mail within 48 hours of the prize drawing, another winner will be selected via, and new winner will be awarded the prize package.
  7. Approximate retail value of the prize pack: $18.00 USD.
  8. Winner will be announced here on this blog, and on Twitter, and on FaceBook.
  9. No promotional consideration was paid for this post.
Good luck to everyone!! :)

No promotional consideration was paid for this review.
Full-size bottles of all eleven Originals products were provided for free by The Body Shop USA, for the purpose of this review and giveaway.


  1. Nutriganics™ Foaming Facial Wash
    is one I would like to try

  2. I think their Cucumber Freshening Water sounds refreshing for my face. =)

    Ldylvbgr AT

  3. They are trying to make ALL of their bottles recyclable material.

  4. I follow along with RSS email feed and google friend =)

  5. I'm a facebook follower too!

    (oops the above comment, I follow in reader and google friend)

  6. I follow on Twitter @MommyImHungry and I tweeted this w/your button!

  7. I have your blog button here

    and here

  8. Hi Faye!
    I need to visit you more.

    Jenn aka Alice aka Sookie

  9. I like the Fuzzy Peach Bath & Shower Gel. Fuzzy peach has always been my favorite scent.

  10. the body shop gives back by being committed to becoming Carbon Neutral by 2010.

  11. passion fruit facial cleansing gel!

  12. My favorite product is the Originals Peach shower gel. It smells so yummy. I also adore (favorite perfume of all) the Satsuma perfume oil. Divine! I would love to try the Carrot moisturizer.

  13. i'd like to try the banana shampoo.