Crabtree and Evelyn Hand Therapy Tin


I bought myself this gorgeous tin full of fragranced hand creams a while back and I have not posted about it. How remiss of me! ;) The reason I am mentioning it now is because I found the musical Christmas tin with 12 hand therapy creams is presently on sale for $55.30.

I have been using this hand cream for several months now and it is far and away the best hand cream I have ever used. I think it is a decent deal at that price tag, especially when you get a keepsake tin as well and 5 tubes of 25g would normally cost you around $50, here you are getting 12 tubes for just $5 more. I’m not so sure on the musical tin thing. But they have some other good specials as well, including 25g of various flavoured hand creams for just $7.

My keepsake tin with a rainbow floral and fruit theme on the outside measures 27cm by 37cm. Open it up, and the rainbow theme continues.


Let us take a closer look at the scented hand creams contained inside.


In this row we have – Pomegranate, Argan & Grapeseed – Tarocco Orange, Eucalyptus & Sage – Somerset Meadow – Citron Honey & Coriander – my favourite scent on this row is the Citron Honey & Coriander.


In this row we have – Lily – Avocado, Olive and Basil – La Source – Himalayan Blue – with Avocado, Olive and Basil being my favourite scent on this row.


Finally – Lavender – Iris – Evelyn Rose – Rosewater – with Lavender being my favourite here.

About the hand cream –

They are not kidding when they say ultra moisturising. For me that is a good thing because I wash my hands more often than a human should. Also, a tiny little dab of this cream goes a long way. I usually use a dab about half the size of a 5 cent coin. It absorbs into the skin super fast and does not leave a sticky residue. It feels quite silky and it stays feeling silky for longer than you would expect.

The scent is intense when first applied – for example the lavender smells like you just took dried lavender and smooshed it with your palms. What I really enjoy about it is that the scent changes over time and you get different hits from the various notes. When you open the tube and smell it, the scent you first smell is not necessarily the scent you will get once you apply the cream.

Some of the scents I am not a huge fan of, though none of them are unbearable to me. My least favourite is the Pomegranate, Argan & Grapeseed. There’s a note in there I don’t like. If you have a Crabtree and Evelyn store near you I would strongly recommend you drop in and try the creams to find which scent is your favourite before purchasing.

If you are willing to take a gamble and risk having a tube or few you don’t love the scent of, the tin of different scents is good. My experience has been you really need to trial each fragrance separately. Id suggest choosing one tube each day for 12 days and apply it 2-3 times across the day.

I bought mine online without having tried it and the only hand cream I have ever used that I like as much as than this one is the Hemp Hand Protector from The Body Shop. However the Hemp cream tends to be a little sticky and takes longer to absorb, and if I use that then I can’t type or touch things for at least 5 minutes, so I mostly save that cream for bedtime.

These little tubes are perfect for me while working at the computer and I’ll even use up the scents I don’t like as much just because the cream is so good. Because there are so many different scents, I like to mix it up and not use the same one each day. And though I have been using these regularly for some months now, these tubes show no signs of my using them. It is almost like a magic trick.

You can find a slightly different version of my gorgeous rainbow tin here –
Crabtree and Evelyn Hand Therapy Tin.

I should mention that I also purchased some biscuits which were amazeballs but I bought them for The Other Half so I only got to eat one. They were not cheap, nor did they taste it. He loves a shortbread and they had an orange one.

I purchased my own products and I am reviewing this product here because I love it. If ever I do a review where the products are supplied to me, I hope you all know I would disclose that very clearly at the top of the post, plus whatever I say will always be my own thoughts and opinions. :)

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4 thoughts on “Crabtree and Evelyn Hand Therapy Tin

    • Some of them do sound very tasty.. but some of them are just odd. I am having a Himalayan Blue day today and I had zero idea what that is meant to mean, until I did a google and found this –

      Crabtree & Evelyn launches a new fragrance collection, Himalayan Blue, which evokes the legend of undiscovered beauty and inspiration from the early British expeditions. The fragrance takes you to the heart of the Himalayas, following a path of the mystical traces of blue poppy.

      Himalayan Blue is dedicated to women who stand out from the others, characterized by independent minds and adventurous spirits. Essence of the Himalayas is captured by fresh citruses in the top; there are mandarin, orange leaf and lemon. The perfume’s heart is made from ginger, smoked black tea, rose absolute, pink pepper, Himalayan golden champaca and wild flowers. Its smoky and sensual base includes accords of sandalwood, patchouli and leather.

      I can actually smell all of that, now that I know it is there.. :) I will have to google all of them I think.

  1. I know about Crabtree and Evelyn products, my daughter used to buy some of the soaps and hand creams. Mostly as gifts for others at Christmas or Birthdays, it’s too expensive to buy on a regular basis. I’ve never bought any myself. They do smell wonderful though, I like the Evelyn Rose, I smelled it in the shop once and then put it back on the shelf.

    • I’m having a Himalayan Blue day today.

      I probably would not have bought them myself if not for the fact I was going through that tough time at work and I used it as a reward – don’t call in sick for 4 shifts, and I can order that. And I didn’t call in sick, so order it I did.

      I don’t have a shop anywhere nearby or else I would likely drop past and keep an eye out for specials, because the hand cream is excellent. And I have tried a lot of different creams over the years. The closest thing to this that I have ever tried of is Silicone Glove by Avon which does have that silky feeling but it does not have all the moisturising properties – you use that over the top of a moisturiser and it locks in the moisture so you can do messy jobs and the Silicone Glove cream acts like a glove.

      I don’t go in for much of the face creams – just a basic toner and moisturiser for me – and I don’t wear makeup at all. But I do think my hands work hard for me, so they deserve a regular treat. :)

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