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Review: Dr Organic Aloe Vera Body Wash

You all know I like Dr Organic as it is easily available on the high street at my local Holland & Barrett store. It fills the gap when I am waiting for online orders or run out of things unexpectedly. I think it is fair to refer to the brand as Free From because most of the common nasty ingredients are absent from their products (parabens, sls, artificial colours and fragrances). 

Last time I was in store grabbing a few free from food treats, I picked up the Aloe Vera Body Wash. As you may know the Dr Organic range has core products in a variety of fragrances. The Aloe Vera appealed to me for the fresh scent and the fact that aloe is a nice ingredient for sensitive skin. 

I have noticed a discrepancy between the ingredients on my bottle and the H&B website, they look slightly different. 

Ingredients from my bottle - Aloe barbadensis leaf juice extract, Aqua, Cocamidopropyl betaine, sodium lauroyl sarcosinate, sodium cocoamphoacetate, lauryl glucoside, coco glucoside, glyceryl oleate, disodium lauryl sulfosucciante, capryly/capryl glucoside, parfum (natural & food grade) sodium hydroxmethylglycinate, limonene, linalool, citric acid 

Ingredients from website - Aloe barbadensis leaf juice extract, Aqua, Coco-glucoside, Sodium coco-sulfate, Citric acid, Cocoyl proline, Glyceryl oleate, Sodium chloride, Sodium benzoate, Potassium sorbate, Parfum*, Citrus medica limonum (Lemon) oil, Citrus aurantium dulcis (Orange) oil, Linalool, Limonene. 

I will not be buying this again as I have concerns with some of the ingredients. Cocamidopropyl betaine is a synthetic surfactant which has been associated with allergic reactions and sodium lauroyl sarcosinate is a restricted ingredient. Seeing parfum listed never makes me happy, even if it is food grade it's important to know all the ingredients in a product. If I refer to the website I have a mini heartache seeing orange oil listed as it is one of my allergens but it is nowhere to be found on the bottle, it may be lurking in the parfum so not listed separately. 

My beloved Deep Steep has cleaner ingredients so I will continue to purchase that when I am needing a budget alternative to my luxury favourite BodhiI am sure those who do not choose to monitor ingredients will enjoy this product. I guess those of you would follow a natural lifestyle will raise questions depending on your standards. At the end of the day the decision is yours, I certainly have no complaints with performance. It has a pleasant fresh fragrance and lathers well, everything you can expect from a body wash.

Sarah x