The Body Shop Earth Lovers Apricot and Basil Biodegradable Shower Gel

The Body Shop Earth Lovers Apricot and Basil Biodegradable Shower Gel

Hi Girls, This is my latest purchase from “The Body Shop,” which was about four months ago and this is my very first review on a Body Shop product. I was just browsing the store and my eyes fell on the Earth Lover’s range. As someone who is really concerned about pollution, I was quite attracted to this product.  This range from The Body Shop is free of sulphates, parabens and colorants.

The Body Shop Earth Lovers Apricot and Basil Biodegradable Shower Gel

This range had six variants:

  • Pear and Lemongrass Shower Gel.
  • Fig and Rosemary Shower Gel.
  • Lemon and Thyme Shower Gel.
  • Watermelon and Eucalyptus Shower Gel.
  • Cucumber and Mint Shower Gel.
  • Apricot and Basil Shower Gel.

Why Did I Choose Apricot and Basil Shower Gel over Others?

I love the fragrance of apricots:) I’m not very fond of eating apricots though.  I sniffed all the testers from this range and felt this variant best suited my personality. The fragrance was very fresh and vibrant. When I tried this tester, I found that the smell of apricots was strong and there was a hint of basil as well.  I bought apricots from the store especially for this photo :preen:

body shop earth lovers shower gel

Product Description from The Body Shop:

  • 100% Biodegradable shower gel.
  • 100% recycled plastic bottle.
  • No sulphates.
  • No parabens.
  • No colorants.
  • Soap free.


Around $14 (cheaper than other TBS shower gels).


Aqua, Sodium Lauroyl Menthyl Isethionate, Cocamidopropyl Betaine, Sodium Cloride, Glycerin, Parfum, Polyglyceryl-4 Caprate, Sodium Benzoate, Citric Acid, Sucrose Laurate, Trisodium Ethylenediamine, Disuccinate, Salicylic Acid, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice, Helianthus Annuus Seed Oil, Sodium Hydroxide, Prunus Armeniaca Fruit Extract, Ocimum Basilicum Leaf, Tocopherol.

What the Product Claims?

Your skin will be left soft and smooth thanks to apricot and basil extracts, and Community Fair Trade Aloe Vera. Community Fair Trade aloe Vera from Guatemala is renowned for its incredible soothing, hydrating and moisturising properties – perfect for sensitive skin.

Directions for Use:

Lather up in the bath or shower using hands or a bath lily. Rinse thoroughly.

My Experience with The Body Shop Earth Lovers Apricot and Basil Biodegradable Shower Gel:

The product itself is transparent and not too runny.  It comes in a green transparent bottle with a flip-flop cap. The label has been kept simple.  I use this in the morning to wake me up. The apricot fragrance is so refreshing and has a yumminess to it. I would also describe this fragrance as cute and young. When I use this in the morning, I feel happy and energized.  My bathroom smells wonderful for at least five minutes after I use it. I like the fact that no colorants or sulphates are added, so it makes me feel less guilty using it.

The body shop earth lovers apricot shower gel

I like this product even more when I think that even without harmful chemicals, (SLS for lather and colouring to make it attractive), it works well and smells great.  It lathers well enough for me; however, you can’t get away with using too little quantity and because of that, might not last too long.  Also, this does not moisturise your skin, so a body lotion is definitely needed.  This smell lingers in your body only for about 10 minutes, so it won’t clash with the body lotion that you will use.

What I Love about The Body Shop Earth Lovers Apricot and Basil Biodegradable Shower Gel:

  • The fragrance, fragrance, fragrance :balle:
  • No harmful sulphates, colourants, so does not harm the user nor the environment.
  • Very refreshing.
  • Quite cheap compared to the other TBS shower gels of the same size.
  • I love the simple yet sturdy packaging with the flip-flop cap, only the amount needed can be taken out without wastage.
  • Does not dry nor tighten the skin.

What I Do Not Like about The Body Shop Earth Lovers Apricot and Basil Biodegradable Shower Gel:

  • Not an ideal product for those who don’t like fruity fragrances.
  • Does not moisturise skin, but this is not exactly a con because the product does not claim to moisturise skin.

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Will I Purchase The Body Shop Earth Lover’s Apricot and Basil Biodegradable Shower Gel Again?

Definitely yes. This is the second best thing for my mornings after my cup of tea.  I feel this product is good value for money; however, I wish Body Shop introduces more products to the Earth Lovers range.

The Body Shop Earth Lovers Shower Gel Pear & Lemongrass
Lakme Earth Rose Blush Trio
Beauty Benefits of Fuller’s Earth
Earth Therapeutics Loofah Exfoliating Scrub
The Body Shop Earth Lovers Fig & Rosemary Shower Gel
Himalaya Herbals Gentle Exfoliating Apricot Scrub
Jovees Apricot and Almond Facial Scrub
St Ives Apricot Whitening Scrub
Biotique Apricot Body Gel
Margosa Holy Basil Body Scrub Soap
Biotique Basil and Red Sandalwood Body Talc
FabIndia Lavender and Basil Calming and Relaxing Bathing Bar
The Body Shop Aqua Lily Shower Gel


24 thoughts on “The Body Shop Earth Lovers Apricot and Basil Biodegradable Shower Gel

  1. sounds like a good shower gel..but is it really cheaper than the other shower gels??cos the regular ones are for Rs340 and earth lovers for Rs395..

  2. Nice Review Supriya :yes:
    I’ve the “Lemon and Thyme” one from this range and that smells awesome ..will try this once am done with the current one !!

  3. Thanks guys :toothygrin:

    Hi Shanaiia,…….this is around $14 here but most others are $16 and some are $21.

    We can only get the smaller sized bottles for a cheaper price

  4. Hi shanaiia,

    Im in Australia,… it is in AUD.
    Most of the products from TBS, Loccitane etc are bit pricier here in Australia compared to USA /UK :headbang:

  5. Surpiya I have used two of these and I sooo loved these. Infact for summers I especially enjoyed using these because these dont dry out skin and i could skip moisturizer easily. 😀 Nice review. :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo:

  6. Thankyou so much Rati, :yahoo:

    Yes I read your reviews when I searched IMBB for “Body shop earth lovers” just in case so I dont write a review if there is one up already….. Since You had two other variants I went ahead and wrote the review,,,,,…. I absolutely love it…..Actually this is the first time I got hold of a “Apricot” shower gels ….the fruity ones I have used in the past were either Orange/Mandarin berry…..

    Nice to know that both of us love this range :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo:

  7. APRICOTS! :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: I love em so much!…well…the dried ones. :shying:
    And this seems pretty amazing! I’ll check it out soon. :preen:

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