Once in a while a product comes along and the scent is unlike anything you’ve ever experienced- in a good way. That’s exactly how I feel about this J.R. Watkins Lemon Cream self-care line. I was originally sent this line to try out and decided to share as the scent is just SO unreal it cannot be missed. Some products stood out more than others, so read on for my review of the J.R. Watkins Lemon Cream collection.

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This brand was on my radar for a number of years but I’d always kind of pass by it and hadn’t tried anything until this collection. I did some research and learnt that J.R. Watkins is a natural remedy oriented clean body care brand that has been around since 1868!! Nuts hey? Their products are formulated without parabens, dyes, phthalates, and formaldehyde. The brand is available at the drugstore and some health-oriented grocery stores. For my Canadian audience, I’ve seen the products at Shoppers Drugmart and they are in the $10 range. The brand is also widely available on Amazon.

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As you would see form most drugstore body washes, the J.R. Watkins Lemon Cream Bodywash comes in a standard large format squeeze bottle and you get 532ml, which is a good value for the roughly $11 it costs (depending on where you shop). The scent is consistent with the rest of the line- I hate when you try multiple products from a collection but the scent isn’t quite the same across the board.

This body wash doesn’t have a super rich lather unless you use a loofah, but it’s still effective. I’d rather have less of a froth but know there’s no harsh chemicals that will dry out my skin. The body wash is also formulated without the horrible SLS aka ‘Sodium Laureth Sulfate’- a known skin irritant and drying ingredient that creates a rich lather in many shampoos and body washes. Shop it here.

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Now this is where the collection really shines. The Lemon Cream Body oil is absolutely phenomenal. I would chose this over many other body oils I have used before and this isn’t overly greasy and heavy. I love that is has a spray bottle because those dropper-style bottles for body oil are nothing short of a mess! This oil has the richest scent of the whole line and is an absolute experience- I’m hooked! As you can see in the photo, the bottle is empty already. J.R Watkins Lemon Cream Body Oil is also formulated with almond oil, apricot oil, rosemary and Vitamin E. Shop it here.

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I’m big on ingredients lists and it’s so refreshing to see that shea butter, cocoa seed butter and macadamia nut oil all at the top of the ingredients list. There’s nothing worse than spending the big bucks on a body product only the see their advertised ingredients way at the bottom. This hand cream is super thick and actually reminds me of L’Occitane’s creams, but just a tad lighter. If you’ve tried L’Occitane and found it too heavy but don’t want a cream that feels like nothing, you’ve probably really enjoy this. Shop it here.


While the hand soap is a lemon-scent and not ‘lemon cream’, I still thought I’d include it. I don’t know how, but they’ve managed to create a wonderfully foaming hand-soap with this product! The pump creates a rich foam and my hands don’t feel stripped dry or like there’s product residue on them. I definitely would re-purchase this for my home in other scents and it lasted me about 1.5 months before I ran out. I’ve tried slightly thicker foaming hand-soaps before from big drugstore names but again, this is a natural brand.

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I really love the scent of these products and for the price you really can’t complain. The oil is the absolute knockout must-have product of the bunch, followed by the hand cream and then the body wash. I found the body wash to be super gentle and it could’ve had more of a froth, but again this is a natural no SLS brand. The hand soap is a great basic staple, it did the trick and was pleasant to use. Overall I’m glad I’ve been trying these products and the Lemon Cream scent is absolutely delicious!

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  1. Melissa Kacar
    May 5, 2020 / 12:27 am

    This scent sounds amazing! I’d love to smell this in person one day! Thanks for sharing your review, I loved reading this! ๐Ÿ™‚


  2. May 8, 2020 / 12:30 pm

    Oooh! I haven’t tried any products from JR Watkins before but sounds like they have some pretty cool products. Wow! They really go way back! It is great that they are affordable as well. Gotta check them out!

    Nancy โ™ฅ exquisitely.me

    • May 10, 2020 / 10:34 am

      Yes these smell legit amazing! Def give the body oil and hand cream a try ๐Ÿ™‚ xo

  3. May 10, 2020 / 12:39 pm

    I discovered this brand through my friend but I havenโ€™t tried it ! I donโ€™t know if itโ€™s available in France. Thanks for sharing this Review ๐Ÿ‘

    • May 16, 2020 / 12:27 pm

      Of course! If you can get your hands on it give it a go!

  4. aimsysantics
    May 10, 2020 / 12:54 pm

    Oh, I bet these smell absolutely amazing! There is something about lemon cent that really uplifts you, isn’t there? I haven’t heard of this brand before, but if the hand cream is like L’Occitane then I need to give it a try!

    Thanks for sharing!

    Aimsy xoxo
    Aimsyโ€™s Antics

    • May 16, 2020 / 12:28 pm

      These do smell incredible! Yes try it out, the hand cream is def a rich but affordable option ๐Ÿ™‚

  5. nortoncharity
    May 10, 2020 / 1:07 pm

    Oh I bet these smell amazing. I love anything lemon scented during the spring. I will have to try these out. Thanks so much for sharing!

  6. May 11, 2020 / 12:11 pm

    Lemon cream sounds delightful! And I’m sure it smells wonderful. Thanks for sharing ๐Ÿ˜Š

  7. May 11, 2020 / 1:32 pm

    The oil sounds amazing! The fact it’s in a spray bottle is genius, you’re so right about the droppers getting messy. The whole line sounds lovely x


    • May 16, 2020 / 9:44 am

      Yes a spray for a body oil is so life changing! ๐Ÿ™‚

    • Prettysam
      May 16, 2020 / 8:50 pm

      I love lemon scents!! And lemon cream body wash it sounds so good๐Ÿ‘

    • May 23, 2020 / 3:50 pm

      It is literally a dessert experience!

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