Wednesday, 25 March 2015

The Body Shop Fuji Green Tea: A Ritual

Rituals. We do them everyday, even when we don't think about it, even if its not strictly a ritual, more of a habit, a necessity. We get up, wash, go to work, check emails, get the bus, sit in traffic, come home, bath/shower, go to bed. It varies, but its mostly its the same and mostly its mundane and we do it without thinking about it.

One of the girls standing still in the midst of the bustle of everyone.
I love that I managed to capture this

We are so used to being bombarded with images, videos, twitter, instagram, emails, requests, tasks, information, that we don't fully immerse ourselves in one task at a time. We are forever multi-tasking. Generation X is great at multi-tasking, but our attention spans are shortened and we very seldom give our full attention to anything. I find this a bit sad. Mindfulness can be gloriously peaceful and refreshing. Which is exactly what The Body Shop had in mind (hehe) with their new Fuji Green Tea Range.

Generally green tea, when brewed on its lonesome  in a cup isn't the nicest smell (well not to me), but The Body Shop has blended Japanese green tea with other ingredients to create a scent that is relaxing, calming, centering, refreshing and invigorating, all at the same time. Citrus and fresh, but with a deepness to it, TBS Fuji Green Tea reminds me a lot of CK One. And puts me in mind of Crabtree & Evelyn Tarocco Orange. And Eau de Cologne. They aren't all exactly the same... but the similarities are there and this makes me incredibly happy.

I was invited to the Grafton street store to help christen their new treatment room, which is upstairs and is pretty amazing. Clean lines with a distinct eastern feel that is calming and relaxing. If you have a chance, pop in and get your brows threaded, your nails done or get an update on your make-up routine. And we were sent home with a few bits of the new Fuji Green Tea range to try. And it is perfect for blowing out the winter cobwebs and clearing the mind for spring.

The Body Shop Fuji Green Tea Bath Tea and Bath Tea Infuser is gorgeous and it is my favourite thing of the range. The salts smell quite strongly, strongly enough to make you cautious, but a generous tablespoon of the salts into the infuser and swished through the water or hung off the overflow valve under the running water (like I did) perfumes the air and fills it with that heady, sharp citrussy herbal scent that chases away worries and brings you into the moment. I love it. I love the scent. I love the ritual of it: opening the infuser, dispensing enough salts, closing the infuser, running the bath and then enjoying it. Fuji Green Tea Bath Tea is calming and refreshing all at once. The water is softened by the salts and the perfume hangs on to your skin for ages after. And its not just your skin, the bathroom smelled like Fuji Green Tea for a week after I used it.

And to keep skin soft and smooth The Body Shop Fuji Green Tea Body Scrub contains little granules suspended in a hydrating gel to buff away dry skin. And once again the scent lingers on your skin long after you have rinsed it off.

I can only imagine how lovely the actual Body Mist and the EDT smells, and it is on my wish list along with the incredible Body Sorbet which is going to be AMAZING for summer. I think that Fuji Green Tea is my favourite of all The Body Shop scents. I really love just immersing myself in the smell of it and leaving all my worries outside of the bathroom door for a few minutes, taking the time to just be.

The Body Shop Fuji Green Tea range will be on shelves by the end of March 2015, its worth checking out if you are looking for a fresh summer scent or a new bathing ritual to bring you back to yourself.

**PR Samples Gratefully Received, Opinions my own


  1. Great pics, I LOVE the infuser idea!

  2. The infuser sounds brilliant! I really wish The Body Shop would organise online shopping for Ireland, it really bloody annoys me that I can't buy from them locally or online. Parcel Motel worked once for me and never again, it's disastrous.

    1. sharon are you Northern or southern?

    2. Im petrified of using parcel motel because of the stories... I just make up a list and when I manage to get in to Dublin then I get the things I can afford to get that are on my list. I do wish that The Body Shop would ship in Ireland too!!!

  3. Great review and photos!! I really want the infuser now ;) ;)


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