Review | The Body Shop French Lavender Massage Oil*
I was recently very kindly sent a product from The Body Shop's new Spa of the World range to try out; the French Lavender Massage Oil*, which is part of the Relaxing Ritual product range. Now I'll admit straight off that this isn't a product I'd have chosen for myself as Lavender is never my first choice of fragrance and, being single, a massage oil isn't a product I'd have chosen. That said, I have actually quite enjoyed using this, which just goes to show you can always be surprised!!
I really like the bottle, which is an unusual shape, and the gold labelling makes it look that little bit more luxurious and high-end than The Body Shop's usual offerings, in my opinion. I have to say, the packaging of the whole Spa of the World range is gorgeous!! The cap screws on tightly to prevent any accidents, and unscrews to reveal a small aperture so you don't end up with way more product than you need. "In the 14th century, King Charles VI of France demanded pillows filled with lavender to soothe him to sleep. Lavender essential oil has a natural relaxing scent which promotes a sense of well-being. Focusing on tensed areas, massage onto skin to help relax body and mind."
The oil is quite thin in consistency, which makes it easy to spread onto the skin, and it has a silky rather than greasy or sticky texture; I've found it actually absorbs into the skin as you massage, so you'd hope it will have some moisturising properties alongside a nice relaxing massage! With a base of Sweet Almond Oil, Sesame Seed Oil and Jojoba Seed Oil, alongside the Lavender Oil which offers a subtle but definitely noticeable scent, these are all skin-friendly ingredients - although, as always, you can be allergic to anything so don't take it for granted. I really like using this Massage Oil on my lower legs at bedtime, as I often have tired, aching calves, so this is a lovely soothing treat to myself.
All in all this has been a lovely way to treat myself at the end of a long shift at work and I have found the scent really quite soothing and relaxing, although I never need any help dropping off to sleep! The Body Shop Spa of the World French Lavender Massage Oil is priced at £14 for 160ml, which I do think is a little on the pricey side for what it is. However this would make a lovely gift for a special someone, and with the frequent offers at The Body Shop, you can usually save a few pounds by shopping at sensible times! Have you tried any products from the Spa of the World range? Any recommendations for me? I really like the sound of the Lemongrass Massage Oil as well!
[*Product provided for consideration. Post contains affiliate links.]