Wednesday, 18 September 2013

Sanctuary Spa Body Wash

What I'm about to tell you regarding brand perception probably isn't going to make sense to you, but please bear with me.  I remember hearing about Sanctuary products years ago in my teens and putting it down to being a brand I can't afford.  Now, for some reason I also somehow figured that as I'd only ever seen it in Boots, it was a Boots own brand, like Seventeen and No7 . 

As this is what I thought, whenever I wanted a new body product I steered clear of anything by Sanctuary because I just figured 'Boots is trying to be posh with a bit of fancy packaging to stick a higher price tag on products.'  My husband bought me a Sanctuary gift set last Christmas, I love gift sets but I must admit it sat unloved for quite some time as I lacked enthusiasm for that reason. 

A conversation with bezzie changed my thoughts instantly when she pointed out that Sanctuary wasn't a Boot's own brand and was actually a chain of spas.  With excitement I dragged out the gift set and started using their Body Wash.  Now I think that it's so interesting how you can be drawn and put off brands.  I knew there was nothing against this one but I'd just mentally labelled them the over priced version of something else.

Sanctuary describe this product as:

"Sanctuary Body Wash is an aromatic body wash infused with essential oils and spices to gently cleanse and condition, whilst moisturising capsules of sesame oil and jojoba burst on the skin to help leave it feeling soft, silky smooth and subtly scented."

The scent is gorgeous, it's completely spa-like and I'd say it's definitely unisex which randomly I always think of as 'good for holidays' as you and your other half can always just take one shower gel with you.

The bottom line is.. this body wash is utter luxury.  I feel completely ridiculous for not testing the brand out earlier, I just honestly thought it was just an extension of their Natural Collection but repackaged a little bit fancier.  Now my thoughts are transformed I'm utterly excited to continue trying out the brand.

As for this body wash, I urge you to try it, I think you're going to like it!


  1. You have been missing a trick with this branch its sooooooooo lovely
    I went through a phase about 8 years ago where i would not use anything unless it was Sanctuary! (spoilt brat or what!) they used to have a lovely sugar scrub is a huge glass pot (like a honey pot) that warmed as you massaged it in was a lovely product dunno if they still do it! i think i need to rediscover this as i went Soap and Glory mad for a while! xx

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  3. I love the Sanctuary gift sets, a little bit of everything. A treat!


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