Review – The Body Shop Early-Harvest Raspberry Body Scrub

Grab a spoon, guys!  The Body Shop’s latest collection is so deliciously fruity, you’ll find it hard to resist scooping this jam-textured scrub into your mouth.

I mentioned this Raspberry collection from The Body Shop in this blog post, and I already knew whilst writing that blog post that I would make a point of getting my hands on the body scrub from the collection.  So a couple of weeks ago, I trotted off to a The Body Shop store in Pretoria and picked up this little guy.  It’s unlike any other body scrub I’ve experienced before, because it’s not 100% a sugar- or sea salt scrub, it’s a proper fruity jelly scrub with little raspberry pips inside.

What The Body Shop says:  This exfoliating body scrub contains raspberry extract and has a gorgeously jammy texture. It leaves skin feeling softer and smoother.  Seasonal early-harvest raspberry scent, removes dead skin cells, leaves skin feeling softer and smoother.

My review:  I adore a true, juicy raspberry scent and this collection did not disappoint.  The reason why this collection is called ‘Early-Harvest Rasberry’ is because these beautiful berries were picked earlier than normal, this means their antioxidant properties were kept intact.  What it means for your body, is it will be hit with a fresh raspberry scent that helps to keep your skin radiant, youthful and glowing.  Deliciously fruity and sweet (if only this was edible), it jiggles like a jam with real raspberry seeds acting as an exfoliant.  I’d be lying if I said the temptation to taste it didn’t cross my mind the first time I tried this.  It also contains tiny sugar granules for added exfoliation, which means it’s quite a textured body scrub and yet not abrasive at all.  Don’t be fooled, though, this leaves the skin feeling smooth and free of flaky skin.  As mentioned before, it’s not your average scrub because it doesn’t lather at all but the seeds do a great job of exfoliating effectively, leaving behind a hint of raspberry scent.  It makes for a welcomed change from the usual creamy / oily formulas – it truly is something special.

The pro:  The sweet smell and seedy texture is extremely comforting, making my tummy rumble every time I use it.  The formula helps to gently exfoliate the skin (it’s not a harsh scrub at all), making it suitable enough for daily use.

The con:  I personally don’t have any cons to mention but if you like a scrub that lathers up, then this scrub is probably not for you.

The tip:  Follow up with the Early-Harvest Raspberry body butter to enhance the scent and make it last on your body throughout the day.

The price:  R 90,00 at The Body Shop stores (I haven’t seen these at Clicks stores).

The Body Shop’s Early-Harvest Raspberry Body Scrub is so fruity, it should be one of your 5-a-day!

I’m really enjoying using this scrub because it’s the perfect amount of scrubby-goodness (my skin is quite sensitive when it comes to body exfoliators, and I can’t use ones that are too harsh / abrasive).  If you are in the market for a new body scrub, give this a go – it’s limited edition, though, so hurry!



  1. Clara Dinkelmann 22 April 2014 / 09:36

    Oh wow, this stuff sounds amazing!!!!!!!!! >trots off to Body Shop< 😉

    • Luzanne 23 April 2014 / 12:17

      I hope you enjoy the body scrub, Clara! Let me know what you think… 😉

  2. adajeannie 22 April 2014 / 09:45

    on my way to the body shop…… xxx

    • Luzanne 23 April 2014 / 12:16

      Haha! Love it, Ada! 😉 x

  3. Melissa ❀ 22 April 2014 / 10:28

    Ooooh *hearty eyes* This looks delicious! 😛

    • Luzanne 23 April 2014 / 12:16

      It’s mouthwatering, Melissa. And I love how it fills the bathroom with the fresh raspberry scent while I’m in the shower. 😀

  4. hildegarde_k 22 April 2014 / 10:44

    I love the texture of this, but I think I like the smell of the blueberry one more (same texture). I seem to be the only one! :)

    • Luzanne 23 April 2014 / 12:15

      Haha! I didn’t really get a blueberry scent when I sniffed the blueberry one…it smells more like granadilla to me. 😉

  5. Bianca 22 April 2014 / 10:46

    Just received my Body Shop voucher – think this will have to be the next purchase!

    • Luzanne 23 April 2014 / 12:14

      That reminds me….I also have a voucher that I need to redeem. Might pick up the body butter too! 😉

  6. Dee 22 April 2014 / 10:46

    I have enjoyed this scrub so much since I bought it, it feels like I’m washing and scrubbing my body with a jam heheheheee!

    • Luzanne 23 April 2014 / 12:13

      Haha! So true – at first it feels a bit strange because it doesn’t lather up, but the scent is so intoxicating! :)

  7. Shelley 22 April 2014 / 14:11

    I just bought this while on my lunch break thanks to your review and it smells heavenly.

    Great review, Luzanne.

    • Luzanne 23 April 2014 / 12:12

      Yay! So glad to hear that, Shelley! 😀

  8. Holly Morello 22 April 2014 / 17:19

    Beautiful photos as always, Luzanne! This scrub does look good enough to eat…hhhmmmm

    • Luzanne 23 April 2014 / 12:12

      Thank you, Holly – you’re so right, it really reminds me of a good raspberry jam…yum! 😉

  9. Lily 22 April 2014 / 18:10

    This sounds wonderful!! I can just imagine the delicious scent, I love raspberries!
    Thanks for sharing with us, Luzanne!

    • Luzanne 23 April 2014 / 12:11

      Pleasure, Lily! :)

      I’m really enjoying this scrub at the moment. x

  10. Zee Mohlapi 22 April 2014 / 20:21

    You make this sound so delicious. Adding this to my shopping list fo sho! xZeex

    • Luzanne 23 April 2014 / 12:11

      Great to hear you’ll also be getting one of these, Zee. It. smells. awesome! x

  11. Tjoppie 23 April 2014 / 13:39

    Looks and sounds delicious! Had a proper look at your latest instagrams, very cute and colourful (especially the cute little girl in the pink dress!)

  12. Michelle 6 May 2014 / 13:15

    This just looks so delicious. I knew I had to have it after just looking at your photo and before reading anything. It sounds great!

    • Luzanne 8 May 2014 / 08:17

      It is delectable, Michelle! I hope you get your hands on it soon… 😉

  13. Sanaa 12 June 2015 / 10:35

    I absolutely love this scrub. It leaves the body feeling clean. Bonus is that your body will smell amazing throughout the day.

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