Lemon Drizzle Afternoon Tea

lemon drizzle bath oil

I have an unhealthy obsession with the smell of lemons which means that anything even bordering on citrus smelling is right up my street (yes this even includes those multi surface wipes which are lemon scented). For Christmas and various birthday’s I whip up batches of my lemon drizzle cake which is literally demolished by everyone in my family within seconds.

I was contacted by the lovely people at Cognito Spa about their new brand of Afternoon Tea products and one of them was a Lemon Drizzle Bath and Body Oil* which I felt I instantly needed in my life. Flash forward a week and a package dropped on my doorstep ready for me.

First of all let’s get the obvious out of the way, yes it did smell insane, stronger than pretty much any lemon based product I’ve tried before, and yes if I closed my eyes it did make me want to eat some. I promise I didn’t! I have a little self control.

I’ve never really been one for oil based products, no real reason why but I’ve not but with my slightly dry skin when I applied this directly to my body it was hugely nourishing, how had I not worked this out before?! My skin not only smelt amazing afterwards but looked healthy and glowy (and not at all shiny or oily).

As well as using it on my skin I have used it in my bath routine although it was tough holding myself back from throwing in a trusty Lush bomb. I only used about a cap full but this was more than enough for the bath to be soothing on my skin without drenching myself in product.

It was initially the lemon smell which drew me in but I am so glad that I tried it because I am now converted to using more oil based products on my skin, especially in the evening when there’s time for it to sink in.

January 28, 2016
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  • Reply Stella Olojola

    Love lemon based products so I sure I would love this

    January 28, 2016 at 5:26 pm
  • Reply Halima Khan

    I've recently started to appreciate the scent of lemons and anything citrus-y. It's such an uplifting scent. The body oil sounds pretty darn divine!


    January 28, 2016 at 8:38 pm
  • Reply ana de jesus

    This sounds delicious I have never had afternoon tea before and this looks pretty cool.

    January 29, 2016 at 7:37 am
  • Reply Elizabeth

    I am a fan of the lemon scent too. I bet this product makes you smell amazing afterwards!

    January 29, 2016 at 8:08 am
  • Reply Rachel Spiteri

    This sounds amazing! I love lemon scents so this is something I would love 🙂

    Rachel | Beauty and the Bird

    January 29, 2016 at 9:32 am
  • Reply Leanne Dolan

    I remember I used to have a lemon flavoured lip balm by Natural collection (I believe) way way back in the day. It was my favourite!! X

    January 29, 2016 at 10:44 am
  • Reply Life-As-Mum

    This sounds really amazing. I usually like the smell of lemon!

    January 29, 2016 at 11:02 am
  • Reply Sarah-Louise Bailey

    Ohh this sounds amazing – I would love to give it a try, there is something about the scent of lemon. x

    January 29, 2016 at 1:32 pm
  • Reply Sarah Cogin-Smith

    Thanks for the lovely review Rhian 🙂
    Glad you love the scent (and product) as much as I do x

    January 29, 2016 at 4:03 pm
  • Reply Claire Cly

    I love the scent of lemon, so fresh! I would love to try some in a hot bath 🙂

    January 29, 2016 at 6:58 pm
  • Reply Angela Milnes

    oh I love these type of bottles and buy them quite a bit. It smells so so fresh and im a bit obsessed with it too! lol I haven't tried this brand yet!

    January 29, 2016 at 7:01 pm
  • Reply Emma Drew

    Oh this sounds lovely! The packaging is great too (I'm a sucker for packaging) and I could imagine a beautiful hamper made up to include this.

    January 29, 2016 at 8:34 pm
  • Reply Katie Elizabeth

    This sounds so tasty! I love lemon products, especially for the morning to wake me up! Beautiful packaging.

    January 29, 2016 at 9:15 pm
  • Reply Emma White

    OH my this sounds and looks so amazing you could actually eat it I so need this in my life

    January 29, 2016 at 10:33 pm
  • Reply Emily Underworld

    Ooh this sounds lovely! Afternoon Tea products sound right up my street.
    Emily from http://www.emilyunderworld.co.uk

    January 30, 2016 at 2:21 am
  • Reply kirsty ralph

    I love lemon. It's so clean and fresh! Sounds like a great product xx

    January 30, 2016 at 9:27 am
  • Reply fashion-mommy

    I love zesty lemon scents too, and this sounds fabulous, will need to take a closer look. (and smell!)

    January 30, 2016 at 10:52 am
  • Reply beautyqueenuk

    I can imagine this sounds just absolutely divine x

    January 30, 2016 at 11:56 am
  • Reply Working Mum Blog

    I can almost smell it as I read your review. This sounds lush. Great review

    January 30, 2016 at 3:54 pm
  • Reply Rebecca Smith

    This sounds like a fab product, may have to pick it up!

    January 30, 2016 at 4:29 pm
  • Reply Kacie Morgan

    What could be better than a range of bathing products inspired by afternoon tea?! Sounds amazing!

    January 30, 2016 at 7:30 pm
  • Reply Kacie Morgan

    This looks lovely, I don't know what could be better than a bathing range inspired by afternoon tea flavours 🙂

    January 30, 2016 at 7:30 pm
  • Reply Rebecca Powell

    I've always shyed away from oils but I'll deffo have a look into them now!


    January 30, 2016 at 10:11 pm
  • Reply Kristina Maggiora

    I do love lemon scents as well haha this sounds fabulous. I'm starting to use more and more oils lately so I'll pop it on my list of things to get soon x

    January 30, 2016 at 10:35 pm
  • Reply Philocalist

    Oh wow this sounds incredible! It's not often to come across good bath oils these days.


    January 31, 2016 at 11:04 am
  • Reply bloggingastrid.com

    I've rarely used bath and body oils. This one sounds good and I think I'd like the lemon scent too.Btw, I was confused since I thought initially you were going to write about a brand of tea.

    January 31, 2016 at 8:38 pm
  • Reply Zoe IKIWN

    This sounds lovely, I m such a fan of lemony scents. It's been a good while since I've used a bath oil, but they are sooo good for your skin 🙂 xx

    January 31, 2016 at 8:50 pm
  • Reply Charlotte

    I love Lemon Drizzle cake so I am sure I would love this too! X

    January 31, 2016 at 8:55 pm
  • Reply Zoe Lester

    This sounds lovely, I'm not overly keen on too much lemony scent but would be keen to see what its scent is like.

    January 31, 2016 at 10:22 pm
  • Reply Georgia C

    This sounds fabulous and like you I absolutely love lemon scented anything!!! I've not tried any oils on my skin but I'm intrigued now because I should take more care of my body overall.

    January 31, 2016 at 11:05 pm
  • Reply MissPond

    I love lemony scents and I find bath oils lovely and not drying like bubble bath, will have to try this out!

    February 3, 2016 at 9:40 am
  • Reply Eve Redmond

    This sounds amazing. I LOVE lemon scents and lemon drizzle cake is amazing. We're having that flavour for our wedding cake lol. I need this in my life!

    February 3, 2016 at 8:40 pm
  • Reply Donah @ SweetJellyBean

    Bath and body oil sounds amazing, indeed since I am a fan of skincare oils in general. Not sure about lemon scent though since I find it to be a bit strong for my liking. There are citrusy scents that I can stand to some extent but lemon scents is a no unfortunately.

    February 4, 2016 at 1:00 pm
  • Reply Sara-Jayne Jones

    I love the lemon scent too – it's so refreshing and all I could bear to smell in my third pregnancy!

    February 8, 2016 at 11:10 am
  • Reply Laura Ferry

    I love the smell of lemon so this definitelyy sounds as though it is something that I would enjoy using xxx

    February 12, 2016 at 11:27 am
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