Liz Earle Botanical Shine Shampoo


There’s not much quite as satisfying as wondering who smells so good and realising it’s you. A feeling I had to get used to once I started using so many Liz Earle (LE) products. As I’m sure you know by now, I live on the sunny Isle of Wight on the south coast of England, and we have a huge amount of local businesses to be proud of, Liz Earle being one of them.

Their products launched in 1995 with the legendary Hot Cloth Cleanse & Polish, which I’m sure anyone interested in natural cosmetics and skincare will have heard all about. After becoming a complete addict, I hope to be doing a series of Liz Earle product, and hope that you can all come to love the brand as much as I do!

Botanical Shine Shampoo
Botanical Shine Shampoo

I will be starting with the Botanical Shine Shampoo, just because I think it is probably my favourite product at the moment. I have the pleasure of using this beauty every day and I’m completely in love with it.

There is something that feels so indulgent about all of the Liz Earle range; it probably has something to do with the amazingly high quality ingredients they use. This shampoo boasts presence of (and brace yourself there’s quite a list): Patchouli, Sweet Orange, Lemon, Carrot Seed, Rosemary, Cedar wood and Geranium Essential Oils as well as Aloe Vera, West African Shea, Vanilla Absolute and Apple Fruit Extract, so it is absolutely packed full of natural goodness to help cleanse our hair whilst adding shine and lifting our spirits! The smell is absolutely gorgeous, and it really doesn’t fail to fill me with energy in the shower each morning. I have been using this shampoo every day for around a month now and the smell is still as exciting and beautiful each day as when I started.

The results definitely don’t let you down either, LE really aren’t kidding when they talk about shine. I’ve had so many compliments on my hair since I have been using this shampoo about how shiny and soft it looks, and I have to agree! Even on my blonde hair the shine is beautiful, and it leaves my hair light and manageable all day, with a boost of volume too.

So without rambling on too much, all you have to know is this shampoo is amazing. I absolutely love it and feel like it has permanently worked its way into my everyday routine. I cannot recommend highly enough! Please see below for a summary and pros and cons!


  • Beautiful scent
  • Great texture – foams up a treat, a little goes a long way
  • Amazing shine even on unlikely hair tones
  • Buy a triple set and save yourself some cash
  • Comes in a handy travel/try me size (50ml) for only £5
  • Sodium lauryl/laureth sulphate free, but still very foamy!
  • Incredible ingredients list with plenty of health benefits


  • The size for me is a little too small! It would be great if it could come in a 500ml+ bottle with a pump for everyday use
  • At £8.75 it is a little pricey – but great for a little bit of indulgence every day

Keep your eyes peeled for my next review of the Botanical Shine Conditioner!

Full Ingredients List

Aqua (water), Sodium lauroyl methyl isethionate, Aloe barbadensis (aloe vera) leaf juice, Sorbitan sesquicaprylate, Glycerin, Cocamidopropyl betaine, Sodium methyl isethionate, Lauric acid, Vitellaria paradoxa (shea butter), Pyrus malus (apple) fruit extract, Citrus aurantium dulcis (orange) fruit extract, Tocopherol (vitamin E), Phenoxyethanol, Panthenol, Citronellyl methylcrotonate, Trisodium ethylenediamine disuccinate, Sodium chloride, Limonene, Sodium cocoyl glycinate, Parfum (fragrance), Guar hydroxypropyltrimonium chloride, Xanthan gum, Linalool, Citric acid, Methyl hydrogenated rosinate, Phytantriol, Methylisothiazolinone, Biosaccharide Gum-1.

Liz Earle Botanical Shine Shampoo

The Pocket Cow

The Pocket Cow


The packaging was amazing 🙂

This week at work something amazing happened. My friend Lizzie got a little confused with how leaving presents work. She got me a present on her last day…. she was so excited with the launch of my beauty blog and knew that Cowshed was one of the product lines on my hit list, so she thought she’d treat me. Thank you Lizzie!

The thing I love about Cowshed products is the branding, I think they have it spot on. They are a Spa company based in Soho, London that make and sell their own products too. They have a dedication to natural ingredients, and have a ‘No Nasties’ policy, which means they don’t contaminate their products with parabens, petrochemicals, sulphates, animal ingredients, artificial colours or preservatives and they don’t use animal testing ever.

Lovely branded carry case


I got treated to a Pocket Cow, which is a selection of miniature body products designed for travelling as they come in a handy carry case, which is always useful to reuse as a make up bag or wash bag for weekends away. We went out for Lizzie’s leaving do last night, so I tucked three of these little beauties in my bag for my shower in the morning. I packed the Wild Cow Invigorating Bath & Shower Gel (thinking I’d definitely need it this morning!), Cowlick Gentle Shampoo and the Saucy Cow Softening Conditioner. I’ve never looked forward to a shower so much!

Using the products is such a joy. They smell so amazing and herbal. The scents are so strong and uplifting, perfect for a morning shower as they are so awakening.

The Shampoo was excellent, with natural Soapwort which helps to maintain a balanced PH for your hair, and Carrot Seed Oil to help soothe the scalp, so perfect if you sometimes experience irritation. I followed this by the Cowlick Conditioner, which me and my fiancé concluded definitely smells like refresher bars, interesting for a natural conditioner, but very welcome! The Evening Primrose Oil nourishes your hair and helps to keep it silky soft and smooth. It was a joy to use, leaving my hair very soft and de tangled. The texture may take some getting used to, but nothing strange! What I loved about the Cowshed products, is that sometimes with natural haircare, it can leave your hair feeling like it needs a little more oomph and a little dry and just feel ineffective, but these did not leave this disappointment!

The Invigorating Shower Gel simply does what it says on the tin! All of the products foamed sufficiently, so a little can go a long way. Again, it smells amazing and left my skin feeling very soft. The smell sticks around for a while which is also a great feeling. With Ginger, Rosemary and Lemongrass essential oils this again was an uplifting, spicy and awakening frangrance – perfect for my rather sore head this morning! Rosemary is actually one of my favourite essential oils and herbs, it has such amazing properties, and really important for PCOS sufferers as it can help relieve anxiety, fatigue and feelings of depression.

Overall I love the Cowshed products, amazing packaging, quick delivery, uplifting and beautiful scents, health benefits and a definite feel good factor – would definitely recommend to a friend!

Anyway, apologies for the posey pictures, but I thought I’d show you the results on my hair so you can judge for yourselves! One has the flash on so you can fully appreciate the shine it left on my hair 🙂



The Pocket Cow