The Body Shop Spa of the World Tahitian Orchid Massage Oil Review

Hello gorgeous ladies,

Today’s review is on The Tahitian Orchid massage oil from The Body Shop. I totally love the “French Lavender” and the Thai Lemongrass versions. Let’s find out if the Tahitian Orchid version was yay or meh!
The Body Shop Spa of the World Tahitian Orchid Massage Oil

Product Details:
Throughout the sensuous rolling hills of Tahiti, vanilla orchid oil is treasured in traditional massage. Blended with ylang ylang and patchouli, its exquisite scent tantalizes with unrivaled enticing and sensual properties. Use the pleasure-enhancing Tahitian Orchid Massage Oil as part of our blissful ritual when your body is in need of luxury. Discover more about the Spa of the World Body Care Collection:

  • Sensuous massage oil.
  • Entices body and mind.
  • With vanilla orchid from Tahiti.
  • Complete your blissful ritual with our Polynesian Monoi Radiance Oil and Hawaiian Kukui Cream.
  • Enriched with Community Trade Olive Oil.

Massage oil bottle

Price:
INR 1695 for 170 ml.

Packaging:  The packaging is good – it’s a tubby dark tinted plastic bottle with a wide base. This ensures that the bottle stands well, not likely to topple over and spill the oil. The dark tint of the bottle hopefully ensures that the product remains stable and also this bottle is safe from breaking. There is no cardboard box or anything with it, just the bottle. It’s got a screw on cap.
Cap

Once opened, it reveals a plastic stopper with a small hole – which gives sufficient control on the liquid being dispensed.  I wish it came with a pump, but that seems to be my general grouse with pretty much all oil products.
Massage oil packaging

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My Experience with The Body Shop Spa of the World Tahitian Orchid Massage Oil:

For reference – my skin is parched, pretty much so dry in summers, you can imagine how bad the winters must feel. Using a good moisturizer is a must for me and I seem to find that the new-age oils do a better job of this, than the traditional creams and lotions. So, when the Body Shop released the new “Spa of the World” range, I ended up picking up quite a handful of products, including 3 massage oils – French lavender, Thai Lemongrass and the Tahitian Orchid. The only one I didn’t pick was the Monoi one which seemed distinctly thicker than these three and wasn’t something I was willing to work with.
The Body Shop Spa of the World massage oils

The “Tahitian Orchid” oil actually reminds me more of Thailand than the Thai Lemongrass oil!! This may well be due to the presence Orchid oil fragrance, which is used in most Thai spas to create a certain ambience.

This, by the way, is my most favourite fragrance amongst the three, probably because of the mix of oils in it. I am so used to the Clarins Orchid Face Oil that this serves as a reassuring reminder to me. While Ylang Ylang is my most favorite essential oil fragrances, patchouli is a fragrance I generally enjoy, even in the perfumes I use. The woodiness, the earthiness of this mix is quite heady and exquisite. It is definitely enticing and heightens your senses.

The oil itself is colorless, lightweight, and absorbs easily into the skin, leaving a lovely sheen on top. There is no greasiness or residue left behind. It moisturizes the skin and makes it feel soft and supple. It does not stain the clothes either.
Swatch

This oil, from the Blissful range of Spa of the World products, is probably the most suitable for a couple massage! Or something to treat your partner with!

Again, as mentioned in my previous review of TBS French Lavender massage oil, these oils aren’t very thick. So, you don’t really need to spend a lot of time “massaging’ it in unless you take a substantial amount, which you probably would if you were doing a massage with it. However, if used as a post-shower moisturizer, a little goes a long way.

To sum this up for you:

Pros of The Body Shop Spa of the World Tahitian Orchid Massage Oil:

  • Sensual, enticing, orchid oil fragrance, yes, it is subjective.
  • Heightens the senses.
  • You get the feeling of pampering your skin.
  • Leaves body feeling soft, supple, nourished.
  • Lightweight, absorbs fairly quickly.
  • Can be used all year round.
  • Does not stain clothes.
  • Stays liquid, through the year.
  • Did not break me out – none of the oils did.
  • Works very well even in these hot summer months.

Cons of The Body Shop Spa of the World Tahitian Orchid Massage Oil:

  • Nothing really.

IMBB Rating:
A definite 5/5 product.

This one is absolutely amazing. I totally love the fragrance of this one. I feel that the quality of all 3 oils is consistent and they perform really well. So, you can pick either one and you would love it. So, how do you choose which one to try? I think there there are only two criteriorns here:

1. The fragrance itself. If that doesn’t agree with you, rest of it is pointless.
2. What do you need it for – if you want to make it a part of your bedtime ritual, go with lavender. If it’s a morning “pick me up,” with lemongrass. And if you want to use it for a sensual massage – go with Orchid!

So, having tried the 3 oils, I am absolutely in love with the brand, I am a convert! And seriously contemplating picking up Monoi oil too! Next, I will try the scrubs and the clay mask, which has already reviewed on IMBB.

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4 thoughts on “The Body Shop Spa of the World Tahitian Orchid Massage Oil Review

    1. I was pleasantly surprised! The whole noise on the blogosphere about these products is genuine! You must try them!

  1. Awesome review KK, really well explained 🙂 I am going to go for this one and the lavender one for sure 🙂 Thanks a ton for sharing these luxurious oils reviews with us 🙂

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