I think that I was initially drawn to Living Naturally's Coconut Rose Milk Bath Powder because the name includes so many things that I love: coconuts, roses, milk. This is exactly the experience I want from a luxurious weekend bath - a momentary Cleopatra type existence.
This bath powder is perfect for anyone who has a ingrained suspicion of bath products - as I am - believing as a child that I was allergic to gelatinous bath pearls and glitter laced bath bombs, when in actuality they were full of inflammatory ingredients. The ingredients are flawlessly clean, simply: coconut powder, sodium bicarbonate, soapnut fruit powder and rose petals.
The scent from the tin is heavenly: such a sweet, natural, coconut fragrance. This scent fades when used in the bath, but could only really be kept by the addition of essential oils or fragrance; which would compromise the simplicity of the natural ingredients (and make the product less suitable for those with sensitive skin). Living Naturally also have a Coconut Chai Milk Bath, which is lightly scented with cinnamon, ginger and clove. Surely this must be like having a bath in a creamy chai latte?
Surprisingly, there are also other uses for this bath powder: it works as a gentle exfoliator. I like a tablespoon mixed with frankincense serum for my body (elbows, hands, heels, décolletage). I've even mixed a teaspoon with my Pai Camellia and Rose Cleanser as an exfoliator for my face: I wouldn't usually use bicarb of soda there, for fear that it would be too abrasive; but for some reason this works. Possibly due to the soft coconut or soapnut powder.
This bath power looks so pretty, as you can see from the photographs above. The rose petals look luxurious scattered in the bath, so much more so than humdrum bubbles. I'm not particularly fond of the packaging; but when I buy this again I will simply decant the powder into a glass Kilner jar.
A good test (when considering a repurchase of a beauty or bath product) is whether you miss it when you have used up every last trace).
I miss this coconut rose milk powder.
p.s I've also reviewed Living Naturally's Herbal Hair Rinse Conditioner in a previous review...take a look, if you want.