Crabtree and Evelyn Body Essential Review *


We love beauty products and often get sent various products for us to feature on our blog. We were recently sent some products by Crabtree & Evelyn to test and review. These products included the Pomegranate & Argan Oil Body Cream, Goatmilk & Oat Soothing Bath Milk as well as Refreshing Body Wash. Crabtree & Evelyn has been a popular brand which has a strong following for nearly 50 years and their brand continues to expand in Asia, do read on to see what we thought of it.


Goatmilk and oat bath milk

Eager to channel my inner Cleopatra, I unscrewed the cap on my Crabtree & Evelyn bath milk and sloshed it under the warm running water. Sadly, I had no grapes to hand (and no-one around to feed them to me) and my bath is considerably smaller than the one the legendary Egyptian ruler would have no doubt bathed in. But as the gentle aroma of the creamy liquid filled the air, I closed my eyes and transported myself to Ancient Egypt and the time of the pharaohs. Legend has it that Cleopatra bathed daily in asses’ milk as part of her beauty regime. And while there was no donkey’s milk for me, I had Crabtree & Evelyn’s luxurious and creamy goatmilk and oat bath milk to soak in.

The product

The formula has been produced with sensitive skin types in mind. It uses free range goat’s milk sourced from a family-run farm. Combining gentle oat kernel oil and honey, it treats the skin to a deeply soothing, silk-like bath.

The price

£28 for 500ml (£19.60 if on sale)

The verdict

This is the perfect antidote to a long, tiring day juggling work and parenthood. And with the addition of a few candles, you have your very own home spa. The bath milk provides a soothing soak, and I love that the aroma isn’t sweet or overpowering, but rather gentle and relaxing. Of course, it’s not cheap. But who doesn’t deserve to spoil themselves just like Cleopatra every once in a while?


La Source – refreshing body wash

I’m a fan of any beauty product that reminds me of the sea, and this refreshing body wash does exactly that. Part of Crabtree & Evelyn’s seaweed-rich La Source collection, it offers an in-shower wake-up call, any time of the year.

The product

Enriched with ocean goodness, the body wash cleanses, conditions and moisturises in one step. It features Crabtree & Evelyn’s refreshing marine blend of anti-oxidant-rich green seaweed extract and purifying brown algae extract. Plus, it’s formulated with mineral-rich Dead Sea salts.

The price

£16 for 250ml (£12.80 if on sale)

The verdict

I couldn’t quite hear the soft sound of waves lapping the shore, but the reviving scent certainly conjured up happy memories of days at the seaside. I’d recommend this body wash, particularly as part of your morning cleansing ritual – if you can afford the price tag, of course!


Pomegranate and argan oil body cream

Like many people, I’m prone to dry skin, so I’m a firm believer in the benefits of moisturising. Among my favourite products are body creams – the more intensive the better. So I couldn’t wait to try this pomegranate and argan oil moisturiser.


The product

This pot of hydrating goodness invites you to give your body an intensive dose of moisture, banishing dry skin and restoring silky softness. Featuring soybean oil and shea butter, together with pomegranate seed, grapeseed, argan, pistachio and sweet almond oils, the luxurious cream works to soften skin.

The price

£28 for 250ml (£19.60 if on sale)

The verdict

As soon as I unscrewed the lid, I knew I was in for a treat – the scent is glorious! Some intensive body creams can be too greasy and take a long time to absorb – but not this one. It’s easily absorbed, while at the same time not losing any of its luxurious properties. This product is a wonderful, indulgent treat, especially after a long soak in the bath.


About Crabtree & Evelyn

Crabtree & Evelyn is an international retailer of body, fragrance and home care products with stores globally. Founded in Cambridge, Massachusetts in 1968 by Cy Harvey, who first set out on his travels across the globe 45 years ago. Driven by a belief that he could improve lives by the discoveries he made and the experiences he crafted. These explorations led to products and collections that were as much about storytelling as they were about wellbeing and beauty.  He was inspired by the philosophy of their namesake – 17th century horticulturist John Evelyn. One of the first naturalists and conservationists, Evelyn was a visionary of his time. He recognised the need for humans to commune with nature in order for them to connect with themselves. A journey of growth that he thought would ultimately benefit society as a whole.  This same journey continues to happen today. But now we live in a super connected world, our personal connections – to ourselves, each other and natural world – risk getting lost in the noise. Evelyn’s mission was to explore everything and kept the best. Harvey’s was to make everyday life better. Ours is to empower everyone to explore and grow. Redefining what beauty means along the way. Beauty takes many different flavours. It’s more than what you put on your skin. It’s how you feel. Your attitude to life. And they want to explore this in a multitude of ways. Because it’s only when you really explore that you can truly grow. The brand was acquired in January 2016, by Nan Hai Corporation of Hong Kong.

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* We were sent these products from Crabtree & Evelyn in return for a review. All opinions are our own.



  1. June 13, 2018 / 8:07 pm

    I love Crabtree and Evelyn products and that bath milk sounds just gorgeous! I love a soothing bath!

    • yeahlifestyle
      June 13, 2018 / 8:27 pm

      Yes its so relaxing Ali x

  2. June 13, 2018 / 8:17 pm

    Oh the scent of the body butter sounds lovely. I haven’t tried Crabtree and Evelyn products in a while x

    • yeahlifestyle
      June 13, 2018 / 8:26 pm

      We love Crabtree and Evelny and having been using their products for a while now. The scent is so wonderful!

  3. June 13, 2018 / 8:36 pm

    I haven’t heard of this brand before, I must have been living under a rock! It sounds great and something I would definitely use!

    • yeahlifestyle
      June 13, 2018 / 9:19 pm

      Yes its a fabulous brand Laura, do check it out when you can, you would love it

  4. June 14, 2018 / 3:07 am

    It sounds so lovely! I love Crabtree and Evelyn’s goat milk, it smells amazing! These products are all worth a try especially if you love taking good care of your skin.

    • yeahlifestyle
      June 14, 2018 / 6:49 am

      Yes totally agree with you there Alison, we love their products as well

  5. June 14, 2018 / 8:36 am

    The bath milk sounds amazing. I always use Crabtree and Evelyn hand creams, but not really tried many of their other products

    • yeahlifestyle
      June 14, 2018 / 8:56 am

      Yes we love their hand creams too Natasha, the fragrance smells so good. Hope you get a chance to try their other products.

  6. Jemma
    June 14, 2018 / 9:56 am

    I’ve never tried anything from this brand before, but always hear great things about them. These products look like must trys.

    • yeahlifestyle
      June 15, 2018 / 9:47 am

      Yes totally a must try Jemma, hope you give it a shot

  7. June 14, 2018 / 12:42 pm

    The prices are quite high, but I do love their products – definitely real luxury so a treat from time to time is nice 🙂

    • yeahlifestyle
      June 15, 2018 / 9:46 am

      Yes it is expensive but so worth every penny Rebecca

  8. June 15, 2018 / 6:31 pm

    I love Crabtree and Evelyn but only get them for special ocassions x

    • yeahlifestyle
      June 15, 2018 / 8:10 pm

      Yes we agree, these last forever as well so you don’t need to keep buying them

    • yeahlifestyle
      June 16, 2018 / 7:51 pm

      Hope you do get a chance to test it

  9. Lynne Harper
    June 16, 2018 / 10:19 am

    I absolutely love their hand cream need to expand a bit more and try a few other bits from their range x

    • yeahlifestyle
      June 16, 2018 / 7:26 pm

      Yes they have such a wide range of beauty products, we need try the rest as well

  10. June 17, 2018 / 7:58 am

    Oh, the Goat Milk and Oat bath cream sounds fantastic. Goats milk is amazing for eczema so I think this could do the skin really good!
    C x

    • yeahlifestyle
      June 17, 2018 / 2:38 pm

      Yes definitely Charli, great for obtaining soft skin

  11. June 17, 2018 / 1:29 pm

    I am liking the sound of the bodywash. It has been some time since I have used any products from Crabtree & Evelyn.

    • yeahlifestyle
      June 17, 2018 / 2:35 pm

      They are great Stephen

  12. June 17, 2018 / 1:34 pm

    I am a big fan of Crabtree & Evelyn hand creams, though it has been a while since I have used anything from the brand x

    • yeahlifestyle
      June 17, 2018 / 2:34 pm

      Their other products are really great as well Rachel

  13. June 17, 2018 / 2:45 pm

    I absolutely love La Source, the smell is divine and always transports me to the beach. Lucky you, Mich x

    • yeahlifestyle
      June 17, 2018 / 3:02 pm

      Thank you Mich, yes we loved it!

  14. June 17, 2018 / 7:07 pm

    I love the sound of the body wash. If it reminds me of the sea, I’m in!

    • yeahlifestyle
      June 17, 2018 / 7:19 pm

      So glad to hear that Becky,it does for us

  15. June 18, 2018 / 2:04 am

    Using the bath milk sounds so relaxing, I’d love to give it a try xxx

    • yeahlifestyle
      June 18, 2018 / 6:38 am

      Hope you do Laura

  16. June 18, 2018 / 9:27 am

    Oh wow the goatmilk and oat bath milk sounds absolutely amazing! Sounds like it really helps to relax you x

    • yeahlifestyle
      June 18, 2018 / 10:32 am

      Yes it did Louise, we totally loved it

  17. Daydreams of a mum
    June 18, 2018 / 12:35 pm

    Crabtree and Evelyn is such a treat !!! The sound of the milk bath sounds like the height of luxury but I think the pomegranate body cream may be the one to tempt me!

    • yeahlifestyle
      June 18, 2018 / 3:56 pm

      Yes they both are so wonderful if you ask us. And Crabtree and Evelyn Products are so luxurious to use

  18. June 19, 2018 / 8:00 am

    I love Crabtree & Evelyn, but I’ve not tried any of these products before! I think the body cream sounds right up my street. I’m going to pick one up to try next time I’m in store 🙂

    Louise x

    • yeahlifestyle
      June 19, 2018 / 8:53 am

      Hope you do Louise, there is no turning back after you have tried it, we love their creams!

  19. June 22, 2018 / 3:35 pm

    I love the sound of the bath milk, very decadent! There’s a Crabtree & Evelyn store in Cardiff, I’ll have to pop in and pick some up 🙂

    • yeahlifestyle
      June 23, 2018 / 1:29 pm

      Hope you do Gemma, you won’t regret it

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