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Must-have Shower Gels and Oils
Health and beauty
August 2021
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Scented gels and unctuous oils you need to try now

Scented gels and unctuous oils make for a shower that’s every bit as relaxing as a bath.

Subtle scents of cherry and cherry blossom in this concentrated, biodegradable, versatile and effective liquid soap make it a lovely way to wake up. Made with organic and certified fair trade ingredients, these18-in-1 pure-castile soaps are good for just about any cleaning task. Cherry Blossom Liquid Soap, £8.49 Dr Bronner

An uplifting blend of therapeutic essential oils make for a moment of mind reset. This oil-to-milk formula, with rose and plamarosea, helps clear the mind as well as cleanse the body. Rose Shower Oil, £26 Aromatherapy Associates

Refreshingly different, meadow foam seed gently cleanses as this crystal clear gel transforms into a deliciously scented creamy lather. Wood Sage & Sea Salt Body Wash, £32 Jo Malone London

Decadently creamy and delicately scented, this hydrating blend of shea butter, sunflower oil and vitamin E promises to leave skin hydrated for up to 12 hours. 12 Hour Shower Cream, £6.50 Sanctuary Spa, Boots

This skin nourishing cocktail of coconut, argan and sunflower oils will hydrate as it gently cleanses skin. Shower Oil, £23 Le Labo

Warming spicy notes of pink pepper, ginger and patchouli are great to wind down with. Fiery Pink Pepper Bath & Shower Gel, £22 Molton Brown

This soothing gel moisturises as it cleanses, and, with 98 percent natural ingredients, is suitable for the most sensitive skin. Néroli Bigarade Bath & Shower Gel, £12 Decléo

When this luxe almond oil comes into contact with water it instantly turns into a thick, luxurious foam that leaves a satin-soft, softly scented sheen. Almond Shower Oil, £19 L’Occitane

With organic wild rosehip seed oil and sweet almond oil to intensely nourish the skin. Wild Rose Shower Oil, £19.50 Neal’s Yard

Great for dry skin, nourishing camellia, macadamia, jojoba, oat kernel and wheatgerm leave skin satin soft and supple. Skin Nourishing Shower Cream, £29 Elemis

Natural oil cleansers magically transform into a soothing, milky emulsion which cleanses without disturbing the skin’s protective barrier, and helps to reduce the appearance of scars and stretch marks at the same time. Super Berry Bath & Shower Oil, £24 Evolve Beauty

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