Alba Botanica Very Emollient, Sparkling Mint Bath & Shower Gel, 32 Ounce

Check your hot water tank before you lather up with these skin-pampering potions because you may never want your shower to end. Hypo-allergenic and packed with pure botanicals, these richly hydrating bath gels cleanse, soothe and soften skin. Since 1979, Alba Botanica has offered 100% vegetarian personal care products that do beautiful for you, your friends and the animals and Earth you love. We make a full range of products packed with potent, botanical ingredients that are formulated to nourish the individualized needs of your skin and hair. Because we are committed to the health and happiness of all furry friends, we never test our products, or the ingredients that go into them, on animals. We recognize the need to be good stewards of all natural resources. So we try to do beautiful by reducing our environmental impact in everything we do as a business. With our products, the way that we make them, and how we treat others, we want to inspire and uplift women from head to soul.

Key features

  • Hypo-allergenic formula packed with pure botanicals, richly hydrates while it cleanses, soothes and softens skin
  • Rich gel with cooling fresh mint and aloe vera for normal to dry skin
  • 100% vegetarian ingredients
  • No animal testing
  • NO: parabens, phthalates, or synthetic fragrances

Honest reviews


Company worthy

This is a wonderful superior bath and shower gel. The scent is close to addicting in that it is a gentle, pure fragrance.It lathers beautifully and is a non irritating wash for allergy and skin sensitive skin.A little goes a long way and it is worth every penny.

Florine Syosset, NY

Great Line (Alba) Not so great product for my skin…

I ordered this product. Used it a few times. The first time I did feel a slight tingle of refreshment. The other few times not so much. My fiance and I shower together, and he seems to love this one. I have dry skin so the Honey mango is my absolute favorite. I am going to write a 5 star review for that one. Each person is different and so is our body. It is good product just not for my skin, I will continue to support Alba, I will not bash one product like most reviewers do. If you do not have dry skin, you will be fine using this. If you do have dry skin use the Honey Mango, you will love the smell as well as the moisturizing benefits. When i step out the shower with the honey mango my skin feels so soft, bit oily, like I dont even need to add lotion. When I step out the shower with this sparkly mint, I feel like I do. That’s the difference 🙂

Selina Chestnut, IL

Wow what a shave

The best I have tried. My favorite scent and it’s great. The mint gives you a slightly cool experience and the aloe feels soothing. This is their best variety I have tried. If you want a great shave without the burn then this product is a must have.

Jeannette Dunnellon, FL

Pleasing, well-priced bath gel

I like this bath gel a lot.Most bath-gels are heavy with cloying perfumes (thanks, but I’m a guy and I REALLY don’t want to smell like lavender and vanilla all day) or heavy musks (because it’s for a guy, it has to smell like woodsmoke and musk??), and excessive other ingredients (I’ll moisturize later thanks).Unlike all of those, THIS gel smells nice but neutral (no lingering perfume at all), it’s reasonably priced at about the third the price of products from Bath&Body; Works, it makes you feel clean. It’s not drying, doesn’t leave any coating on your skin, the pump is easy to use. Straightforward, effective, and while it’s neutral enough for the guys, it’s pleasant and gentle enough for the girls.In my mind, this puts the Alba gel somewhere between soaps and the traditional fragrance-and-moisturizer-laden gels aimed at a female demographic. Kudos to them for making a product that fills that gaping hole in the market that everyone else seems to ignore. The local natural grocer is often sold out of this Alba gel, so apparently others feel the same way. Try it and see if you do!

Ora Biscoe, NC

Spakling Mint is Great, but French Lavender is HORRID!

Has a great mint scent and your skin feel smooth, tingly, and clean when you dry off.Definitely my favorite shower gel so far. Others have made me feel like I had a residue left on my skin, but not this stuff! I had bought a cheaper bottle of some other stuff, but this is worth the extra money. I clean my face and upper body with this and my butt and lower body with the cheap stuff until that runs out…I would have given 5 stars instead of 4 if it would lather a bit more. I saw some reviews saying you only need one pump to wash your hole body. Well that may be true is you are small. I’m 6.2 and it requires a pump and a half to 2 pumps to get a good lather on my whole body. Still love it though and don’t plan on getting anything else in the future. You won’t be unsatisfied.This is coming from a 35 year old male that doesn’t really care too much about beauty products, its just that much better that it is noticeably a superior product to the competition in my opinion.Update 5/21/13 – DO NOT BUY French Lavender. I wanted to try it cause I liked Sparkling meant. Like other reviews I read, it has a nasty chemical smell to is. I would never buy it again.

Lorie Gulfport, MS

A great, invigorating body wash…

I am pleased to say that there hasn’t been an Alba product I’ve used that hasn’t been of great quality and equally great ingredients. Their Sparkling Mint Shower Gel does not pale in comparison to any of their shampoos, facial skin products or moisturizers. The gel smells great and wakes your skin up with a wonderful mint fragrance and emollient consistency. I feel like I can properly start the day, after a few pumps worth of this shower gel and a hot shower. Truly like no shower gel I have tried before. It cleans, makes you feel refreshed and does not dry your skin out. In fact, it leaves you feeling soft and moisturized. Well done, Alba. Well done!

Eva Upper Sandusky, OH


I have received this product a couple times now on the autodelivery option. It’s a very refreshing and soothing scent, and my husband even loves it.

Rosalia Elk Mountain, WY

Alba Bath Gel

I really like all of Alba’s bath gels, and this one was good too. However, my one complaint is that the mint in this bath gel can be a bit overwhelming, so careful as not to use too much. It gives me a good clean feeling and I also like using this in my bubble baths. For the price, you can’t beat it, one will pay far more at Whole Foods! I’d say try this and see for yourself.

Clarice Clyman, WI


Love love love this shower gel! Nice, light, refreshing mint scent. Great big bottle made this a real bargain too!

Odessa Walnut Springs, TX