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New Product Alert: C.O. Bigelow Mentha Body Collection

One of C.O. Bigelow's most popular products is its Mentha Lip Shine (and since Fab is a fan, you know it's good stuff). This week, the apothecary is introducing Mentha Body, a collection of mint-infused soaps, creams and lotions. I got a sneak peek at the products and I like them quite a bit. The fresh, invigorating scent is reminiscent of a candy cane, but it's not so overwhelming that you'll walk around smelling like one of Santa's little helpers. For a rundown of my favorite products, and to find out why guys will like them too,

I tried a few items from this line, and I would recommend them for anyone who likes to "wake up" in the shower rather than wind down. My favorite was the exfoliating soap ($7.50), a bar soap with crushed walnut shells to exfoliate dead skin. (If you're not a fan of bar soaps, you might like the Smoothing Body Buffer ($14), which uses sugar crystals to slough away flakes and dull skin.) I also liked Vitamin Body Lotion ($14). It's a good moisturizer for average skin; I keep it at my desk so I can keep my paws soft throughout the day. And then there's the Vitamin Body Wash. I had mixed feelings on this one. The scent is wonderful and it's a big pick-me-up when I'm sleepily showering in the morning. But, like so many minty products, you really don't want to use this stuff on the, er, sensitive body parts. So just be careful with it around your nether regions.

Overall, the Mentha Body line is great to stock in the shower—especially if you live with a guy roommate, a boyfriend or a husband. The fragrance is minty, and in my completely unscientific test, it pleases the male beast. After I quietly put this in the shower, a freshly washed Mr. Bella specifically mentioned that he liked the body wash. The body wash is launching with a special promotional price of $5, which is reasonable, so why not give it a whirl?

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Nickey Nickey 9 years
I just bought the body wash and smoothing buffer and I love it! It definitely wakes me up in the morning with the scent and the tingling feeling after you get out of the shower.
slumberlite slumberlite 10 years
I definitely want to try this. Sounds like it might be cooling for summer. I used to use a peppermint foot soap from the Body Shop (not even sure if they still make it)that felt cool. But it's embarrassing to tell people you bathe with foot soap 8-\
City-Love City-Love 10 years
I read about this in Lucky Mag today. It sais its make your whole body tingle!
colormesticky colormesticky 10 years
I swear by the lip shine. One on my desk at work, one in my purse, one on my dresser. I even got my sister started on it. I'll definitely be trying the soap.
Nickey Nickey 10 years
Love the lip shine so I've excited about the body line!!!
ms_mags ms_mags 10 years
Be careful around your nipple area too with citrusy/minty washes. I learned that the hard way. I'm excited about these products though. Thanks for the review!
helenette helenette 10 years
want to try!
lemuse20 lemuse20 10 years
LOL, "smelling like one of Santa's little helpers". That made my night. Sad? Maybe, but thanks for the laugh. LOVE C.O. Bigelow's stuff.
dcmurray1970 dcmurray1970 10 years
this sounds good. i like the low prices
lovemarimekko lovemarimekko 10 years
I went to a Bath & Body Works last weekend (New York City) to stock up on the C.O. Bigelow Mentha Lip Shine ($1/tube, girls!) and when I was checking out, the cashier handed me a coupon for a free Mentha Body product with a purchase of $10 or more starting today. They might be handing out those coupons, keep an eye out.
glam-sugar glam-sugar 10 years
Cool, I already love the lip shine so I think I really want to try the body collection.
CestLaVie CestLaVie 10 years
An excuse to use the $10 off cards I got when I hit up the sale last month- gaahhhhH!!!! Oh well it's stuff that I use up and it's certainly yummy and nice to get little luxuries sink and bath side.
tickintime tickintime 10 years
I can't wait!
Beauty Beauty 10 years
Yes indeed! The line will be available at Bath & Body Works and C.O. Bigelow stores this month!
madhatter madhatter 10 years
EEE! Special promotional price, eh? How can you say no to that? Do you happen to know if this stuff will appear in Bath & Body Works like the lip shine?
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