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I make my own concoction of massage oil but for the first time I wanted to give a try to commercial body oil and since I like the SheaMoisture brand, I bought the one which has the goodness of olive oil and green tea. Keep reading to know more about it.
SheaMoisture’s Olive & Green Tea Bath, Body & Massage Oil helps deeply hydrate and repair dry skin. Helps prevent signs of early aging. Creates a fragrant spa bath, relaxing mind and body.
My Take on SheaMoisture Olive & Green Tea Bath, Body & Massage Oil:
The body oil I make at home is a mixture of several oils, including but not limited to, coconut oil, olive oil, jojoba oil and several essential oils. They work just as well but I wanted to indulge in something I can purchase right off a shelf and is not heavy on my pocket.
Packaging: The product comes in a 8 fl Oz bottle which looks like The Body Shop massage oil bottles and even though does not look fancy, it serves the purpose well; I know when it’s time to purchase again as the bottle is clear.
Consistency: It is a massage oil, so has a runny consistency but that works better for me because it gets easily spread on my skin and gets absorbed after rubbing on the surface, a few times.
Fragrance: I love the fragrance – nothing particular I can pin point but still it is very mild and pleasant and lingers for a while.
Efficacy: This massage oil is devoid of all the harsh chemicals and contains no parabens or sulphates which we all detest. After I massage it into my skin, it leaves my skin soft and supple till after shower. It can be reapplied in small quantities after a hot shower just to add a bit of moisture to the skin and eliminate the use of a body lotion. It can be applied on scalp, used during manicure or just a regular spa session and would still work just as well. For a scalp or body massage, it is recommended to heat it up before application so that it gets easily absorbed by skin/hair and makes it soft and shiny. Just follow it by a hot body wrap to ensure that all the oil gets absorbed by the skin.
Conclusion: It is a good and relatively affordable massage oil and is a better option than The Body Shop oils which have the same ingredient list but cost way more.
Pros of SheaMoisture Olive & Green Tea Bath, Body & Massage Oil:
• Packaging – clear plastic bottle – just like The Body Shop bottles.
• Does not make skin overly greasy or oil.
• Very soothing aroma – reminds me of face and body lotions.
• Does not contain sulphates or other harsh chemicals.
• Leaves hair and skin shiny and soft.
• Can be used before or after shower.
• Has goodness of all the essential oils and is not as expensive as other massage oils in the market.
Cons of SheaMoisture Olive & Green Tea Bath, Body & Massage Oil:
• Can’t think of any.
IMBB Rating: 5/5
Would I Repurchase SheaMoisture Olive & Green Tea Bath, Body & Massage Oil?
Yes, I would buy this product because it performs well and also because my skin loves it. I recommend it to all the readers – it can be used all over the body except the face (might clog pores); it is affordable and smells amazing.
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