Tuesday 29 November 2011

Review: The Body Shop Coconut Body Scrub

Using a body scrub is part of my daily routine and I am constantly looking to try new scents and formulations to jazz up my shower. I picked up this Coconut Body Scrub form the Body Shop a couple of months ago as I love the smell of coconuts -it reminds me of holidays in dreary, winter weather. I went through a phase of not buying anything from the Body Shop for quite some time as I used to own practically everything from them in my teenage years (does anyone else remember the small balls filled with bath oil you could get for 20p?) but I am now rediscovering some of their range and have been pleasantly surprised.

What strikes me immediately when I open this scrub is the overpowering scent of coconut. The consistency of the scrub is fairly gritty but not so gritty it will take half your skin off with it! It is also not too runny either, with more of a creamy consistency, as I have found that some scrubs can be too thin and just end up sliding down the plughole before I have had a chance to work them in.

Whilst using this, the scent of coconuts fills the bathroom and it can still be detected an hour later. The overpowering scent of the product is the main reason I wouldn’t repurchase this. Yes, I like a strong scent in many products, and it is nice for it to linger but I could still smell it at lunchtime, and it was overpowering my perfume! All I could smell all day was coconuts and not my Lime, Basil and Mandarin Jo Malone!

As a scrub it is pretty average, and it performs its duties in a perfunctory manner. I wouldn’t repurchase this as although I liked the scent, it was overpowering and was all I could smell throughout the day. However, if you like strong coconut fragrances, you will probably enjoy using this. I may be tempted to try some of the other scrubs from the range as there wasn’t anything particularly bad about the product, it was just too strongly scented for my sensitive little nose!

Price –£12.50, 200ml
Where to BuyThe Body Shop


  1. I love the smell of coconut! I remember the wee bath oil balls - they were really popular. x

  2. I didnt know they did a coconut scrub i love the coconut body butter i must go and get the scrub now as i love the smell of coconut :) x