Sunday, October 2, 2011

Crabtree & Evelyn Introduce New Pink Collection to Support Breast Cancer Research

Sold in more than 40 countries, and 6,000 locations worldwide, Crabtree & Evelyn blend the very best that nature provides, with science, tradition, and innovation to create luxurious, comforting, and beneficial bath, body, and home care.  They have been leading the way with their amazing botanical creations for over 35 years.  One of their mottoes is "explore everything, keep the best."  This statement was from the namesake John Evelyn, who was a 17th century renaissance Englishman, who wrote one of the first important works on conservation.  You can find more about Crabtree & Evelyn online at, including where to purchase.

This October, Crabtree & Evelyn are excite to launch the new Pink Collection, in support of the National Breast Cancer Foundation.  The NBCF is committed to spreading knowledge and hope in the fight against breast cancer.  They fund free mammograms for women who do not have the means to afford them, and make it a priority to support research programs across the country in the fight against breast cancer.  You can find out more about how to help at

To support this cause, Crabtree & Evelyn will donate $1.00 to the National Breast Cancer Foundation for each specially marked new Pink Rosewater item sold in the United States during the month of October, 2011.  They are pledging a guaranteed donation of $20,000.  Crabtree & Evelyn feel passionately about the mission of the NBCF.

The new Pink Collection features Crabtree & Evelyn's Rosewater fragrance.  Roses are a symbol of happiness and love.  They're the perfect way to tell someone that you care.  The delicate Rosewater fragrance is inspired by English gardens and the hundred petal rose, which is a bloom that has been renowned for it's beautiful fragrance for centuries.  This fragrance captures the scent of violets, peony, fresh green foliage, and musk accords.

Some items in the new Pink Collection include the Rosewater Vanity Case, the Rosewater Round Hatbox, the Rosewater Duo, and the Rosewater Traveler Kit. 

Also during the month of October, Crabtree & Evelyn will be offering complimentary in-store hand rituals.  These will feature their award-winning Hand Therapy, which just so happens to be included in the new Pink Collection.  It is an intensive shea butter rick moisturizer, that will keep your hands soft all day long. 

Crabtree & Evelyn were kind enough to send me a few samples so that I could share my own thoughts and photos with you.  I was able to sample the delightful Rosewater Duo set, and the Rosewater Traveler Kit.

The Rosewater Duo contains full size bottles of both the Rosewater Bath & Shower Gel, and the Rosewater Body Lotion.  You receive slightly more Bath & Shower Gel, at 8.5 fl oz, than Body Lotion, which is 8.3 fl oz.  They are packaged perfectly for gift giving, right down to the lovely pink bow that adorns the top of the rosy pink packaging.  These are a fantastic deal at $36, which is a savings of $10 compared to purchasing these sizes individually (going by prices on the website). 

The Bath & Shower Gel is refreshing, and soothes the skin...leaving behind the perfect amount of the delicate Rosewater scent.  You can use this in the bath, to luxuriously soak in Rosewater scented bubbles, or in the shower.  This gentle, vegetable based formula, contains extracts of rosewater, peony, white magnolia, and elderflower help condition the skin, and has the bonus of being free of parabens, phthaletes, propylene glycol, and mineral oil. 

The Rosewater Body Lotion is dreamy.  It applies smooth and velvety, and it just *feels* luxurious.  It absorbs quickly, but doesn't leave my skin feeling like it's parched and searching for more moisture.  This lotion features a blend of shea butter, evening primrose, almond and coconut oils to moisturize your skin.  It also contains extracts of rosewater, peony, white magnolia, and elderflower which are intended to condition skin.  You can apply any time, but my favorite and seemingly most effective way to apply this is right after a shower.  It's amazing to use right after a shower with the Rosewater Bath & Shower Gel.  It's also free of parabens, phthaletes, propylene glycol, and mineral oil.

The Rosewater Traveler, has been my favorite.  I don't know what it is, but I just love travel size products.  They're just so tiny and cute!  Easy to toss in my purse, to pack in a suitcase (imagine that, using travel size products for traveling!  haha) or even to use in the shower when I'm feeling like a change from whatever full size bottle I currently have in there.  I can use it up in a few days, and not take up valuable shower shelf space.  I think travel size luxury products are a treat, I love to load up on my favorites and totally pamper myself every now and then. 

This kit retails for $20, and contains four of Crabtree & Evelyn's signature items in the Rosewater fragrance, plus the beautiful and reusable carrying case. 

You get a travel size Rosewater Soap, Rosewater Body Lotion, Rosewater Bath & Shower Gel, and Rosewater Hand Therapy.

The Bath & Shower Gel, and the Body Lotion are just miniature versions of the products I talked about already.  I absolutely adored the tiny Triple Milled Soap Bar.  So.CUTE!  It fits right in the palm of my hand (and smells amazing!).  I know I have mentioned here before that I don't normally care for rose scented bath and body products, but this an exception.  It's lovely.  Definitely floral, but not overpoweringly so.  Like walking through an English Garden, and not so much like sticking your nose up to a bouquet or roses.   

The Hand Therapy, is amazing.  Seriously, wonderful stuff.  It's thick and creamy, and absorbs well.  It doesn't leave my hands sticky or greasy, just soft and nicely moisturized and did I mention SOFT?  I love the tube it comes in, and it's so nice to keep in my purse. 

Thank you to Crabtree & Evelyn for supporting such a worthy cause!  You can connect with Crabtree & Evelyn more through their Facebook and Twitter pages.  Be sure to check out their other six new collections, too!

*I received one or more of the products mentioned above for the purposes of this review through the above mentioned company or representing PR agency. In the event of a giveaway, the prize is shipped by the sponsor and I hold no responsibility. Thank you for reading!

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