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Review | Coola Body Lotion Bar & Hand Lotion Bar

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In the kitchen I like to keep things light and fresh – add too much butter or cream to my food and my appetite is ruined – but in the bathroom I believe in the creamier the better! I really love rich creamy body products and I’m just crazy about things like body butters, whipped body creams and other extremely nourishing treats. So you can imagine how excited I was when I got the opportunity to test an organic Body Lotion Bar and Hand Lotion Bar from Coola. Have a look!

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Coola Body Lotion Bar Grapefruit Peppermint

The Coola Body Lotion Bar Grapefruit Peppermint is a solid body lotion. That means that it’s solid at room temperature, but becomes soft and starts to melt when you warm it up in your hands. In addition to grapefruit and peppermint that give the product a subtle sweet and at the same time fresh scent, the formula also contains organic shea butter and almond and avocado oil that make it deliciously rich and nourishing.

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The texture of the Coola Body Lotion Bar Grapefruit Peppermint is a bit greasier than that of your average body lotion, which is why it takes a little more time for it to get completely absorbed by the skin. So it’s not exactly the ideal body lotion for when you want to quickly moisturize in the morning and immediately get dressed. But for when you want to treat yourself to a little quality me-time after a late-night shower the Coola Body Lotion Bar Grapefruit Peppermint is just perfect. It also works very well as a massage bar by the way, and because it comes in a practical tin it’s super easy to store and take with you.

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Coola Hand Lotion Bar Lavender Chamomile

The Coola Hand Lotion Bar Lavender Chamomile is basically the mini version of the Coola Body Lotion Bar. It contains the same organic shea butter, avocado oil and almond oil as its bigger brother and has the same rich nourishing texture. The difference is that the Coola Hand Lotion Bar Lavender Chamomile is delicately scented with lavender and chamomile, and that it’s meant to be used as a hand lotion instead of as a body lotion.

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Just like the Body Lotion Bar, the Coola Hand Lotion Bar Lavender Chamomile isn’t absorbed straight away after you apply it, so it’s not the most practical hand lotion for on the go and I personally prefer to use it at home. But I’m okay with that, because it’s thanks to that super rich texture that the Coola Hand Lotion Bar Lavender Chamomile is so amazing at hydrating my skin and keeping my very dry hands soft and nourished.

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The Coola Lotion Bar Grapefruit Peppermint and the Coola Hand Lotion Bar Lavender Chamomile are available in the Coola online store for respectively 26 and 14 CHF.

Have you tried a solid hand or body lotion yet? What do you think of the Coola Body Lotion Bar and Hand Lotion Bar?


  1. Ik vind de verpakking erg leuk en het klinkt ook nog eens goed!
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  2. Aaaaah wat ziet de verpakking er uber schattig uit. Zelf heb ik zo iets van de Lush, vind ze erg fijn in gebruik :)
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  3. Sounds great!
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  4. I love the idea of a bar lotion! it should be pretty good for travelling.. no bottles and tubes! :-)
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  5. Die met peppermint lijkt me ook lekker voor mijn voetjes ipv handen!

    Ik heb een tijd lang een lush solid massage bar gebruikt als bodylotion. Werkte echt heerlijk, en de geur was subliem :)
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  6. This is so cute, I have never tried something like this. Will see if I can get my hand on it here in India !
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  7. alleen de verpakking al ♥

  8. Wat een leuke verpakking! Ziet er erg fijn uit :)
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  9. Wat een schattige verpakkingen zeg! Ik heb zelf nog geen vaste body lotion geprobeerd, maar ik heb wel een massage bar van Lush; die smelt ook als je hem in je handen opwarmt!
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  10. Ooh, I love using moisturising massage bars after a late night shower (after a dungeon raid) :-D So relaxing and lovely. These sound really nice!
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  11. OOO these look like fun! I can almost imagine the rich texture! The scents also sound really good!
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  12. ik hou van dit soort producten! erg leuk!!
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  13. Omg, dit spul lijkt me suppppper werken! Vooral
    dat er pepermunt is in verwerkt, I love minty stuff c:
    Eerst dacht ik dat er ‘cola’ in zit maar er stond dus
    ‘Coola’ de naam dus :P Xx
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  14. I’ve never tried or saw a product like this.. you always have the most unique items.. oh and I’m with you, I love body butters… it makes my skin feel amazing too ♥
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  15. I actually like products that are bit more greasier coz I have super dry skin. Thanks for this review, Melissa. We don’t get this brand here, but it’s still good to know:)
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  16. Die eerste bar is een stuk groter dan ik in eerste instantie dacht, als ik ‘m zo op je hand zie haha. Ik kende het merk nog niet maar lijkt me wel lekker. X
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  17. ik kende dit merk niet en wel een leuk idee om zo body lotion in een ‘zeep’vorm te gieten, ligt ook makkelijk in de hand dan.
    Niet ideaal om snel even in te smeren, maar voor beauty moet je altijd een beetje tijd vrij maken é ;)

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  18. I like solid lotion bars! I’ve only ever tried the ones from LUSH though. These look great! I like the brand Coola-they make awesome sunscreens.
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  19. This looks like such a cool product. I think it would be perfect to apply at night time.
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  20. nog nooit geprobeerd maar het lijkt me wel superhandig voor zeg maar of reis ofzo, da’s toch al een product minder dat kan uitlopen :p
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  21. Dat klinkt heel fijn! Wat een mooie verpakking, mooi om cadeau te doen!

    X Sara
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  22. No. Never heard of it! But it sound’s great! Just he price is a bit high. Live organic stuff.
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  23. Wat een leuke verpakking! Klinkt als een superfijn product!
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  24. Klinkt echt goed :) de verpakking is ook echt mooi :)
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  25. Super handig met die blikken verpakking. Deze klinken wel fijn, lekker frisse geuren :)

  26. These sound so fun plus they look too cute! I would totally love to try them out!
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  27. They sound more like right before bed treats then practical day items.
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  28. Hey!

    Net je blog ontdekt. Een leuk artikel, en vooral de verpakking is leuk.
    Het oog wil ook wat natuurlijk maar toch ben iik benieuwd deze ook eens te testen ooit.

    Veel groeten en een fijn weekend!

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  29. Seems tempting to try. Nice review dear. Happy weekend :-)
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  30. I’ve been getting Coola products in ipsy bags, but I didn’t realize they had solid body and hand creams. How cool and great for travel since they’re solid.
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  31. Wat een leuk concept voor je body en handen, het lijkt mij een heerlijk fris geurtje!
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  32. I had no idea Coola made these! I’m familiar with their SPF products, but I had no clue they made moisturizing bars. These look fabulous!
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  33. Klinkt als een heel fijn product !

  34. Lush makes a similar concept that I’ve been wanting to try forever. Oily products are great when you are pregant or loosing wait to avoid the dreaded stretch marks!

    Unfortunately grapefruit oil is photo sensitizing I would avoid putting it in exposed areas.
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