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Crabtree and Evelyn Avocado Olive and Basil Bath & Body Products

Gee, it’s about a month ago that I went on a business trip to Indianapolis. It was the first time I visited the downtown area, and the city was striking with lots of monumental architecture. There were a couple of war memorials, the huge state capitol building, the Scottish Rite Cathedral for the Masons. The temperatures were frigid, so I didn’t get to walk around. ¬†Instead, I viewed the city from my hotel window, the car windows and from the big windows of the Skyway, an enclosed walkway that links many of the downtown hotels, restaurants and stores.

credit: Lori via Flickr under Creative Commons

credit: Lori via Flickr under Creative Commons

My clients and I stayed at the Embassy Suites, and the hotel provided very nice amenities in the bathroom. What a fun way to try new bath and body products!

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Embassy Suites stocked the bathroom with Crabtree and Evelyn’s Avocado Olive & Basil line:

  • Moisturising face soap and body bar soap
  • Revitalising shampoo
  • Revitalising conditioner
  • Skin Revitalising Body Lotion.

Crabtree & Evelyn Avocado Olive & Basil Body Bar


Crabtree & Evelyn Avocado Olive & Basil Revitalizing Shampoo & Conditioner and Body Lotion

The collection also includes shower gel and hand lotion, but Embassy Suites didn’t provide those, boo hoo.

The Avocado Olive & Basil scent was a good choice for a hotel since it has a mild herbal scent that’s gender-neutral. Although I prefer something a little more floral or a citrus, it was a pleasant fresh scent that doesn’t linger.

The soap was wonderful, making lots of lather, and it was very moisturizing. I like it a lot.

Crabtree & Evelyn Avocado Olive & Basil Body Bar

The shampoo also made a lot of lather, and I felt like it got my hair really clean. I like an almost squeaky feeling, and the shampoo provided that sensation without making my hair feel like it was stripped. The conditioner was thick enough and very moisturizing. I noticed that the “Conditioning” version of the shampoo and conditioner (rather than “Revitalising” is now on sale on for $12.50 rather than $18).

The body lotion, however, was my least favorite product. It was not quite thick and moisturizing enough for my dry skin. And the moisture it did provide did not last long enough, in spite of the fact that it left my skin looking shiny in an unattractive way. Also the lotion’s scent was stronger than the other products, and I didn’t love it. The avocado olive and basil fragrance didn’t go with my perfume, but thankfully the herbal scent faded fairly quickly.

Even though I wasn’t a big fan of the lotion, I took the extras of the other products home! Thank you, Embassy Suites!


And goodbye, Indianapolis, till next time :)



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