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I always receive a tonne of gorgeous fragranced gifts at Christmas, and this year was no exception. One of the gifts that I received was this Cowshed Grumpy Cow Uplifting Bath & Body Oil. I received it as part of a gorgeous gift from three very close friends, that consisted of three Cowshed Grumpy Cow products; Grumpy Cow Uplifting Bath & Body Oil, Grumpy Cow Uplifting Bath & Shower Gel and Grumpy Cow Uplifting Body Lotion.
Cowshed products are not especially cheap, the Grumpy Cow body products range in price from £16.00 to £20.00, but they are definitely indulgent and luxury products. They make a gorgeous gift for someone, or a luxurious treat for yourself.
The Grumpy Cow Uplifting Bath & Body Oil retails for £20.00, and comes in a 100ml bottle.
The Grumpy Cow Uplifting Bath & Body Oil is kind of a clear yellow in colour, and it's not actually as thick as some oils can be, it's quite a liquid oil, it's not actually all that greasy either. I do use this sparingly, as although I've just said it's not a greasy oil it can actually leave a slight oily residue if you use a bit too much. And also it's very expensive at £20.00 for just 100ml, so that's another reason that I use it sparingly!
If I use this as a bath oil then I just pour a very small amount under the warm running water, and then soak in the divinely scented, wonderfully soft bath water for a little while. When I step out of the bath I can actually feel that the oil has left a slight covering on my skin. This leaves my skin super soft and smelling gorgeous, it doesn't leave my skin greasy in any way at all. This also leaves the bathroom smelling absolutely wonderful as well. It does leave a slight oily residue in the bath, but then I find all bath oils do this anyway.
If I use this as a body oil then I will just massage literally only a couple of drops into my damp skin after a shower. It soaks into my skin completely and dries without leaving any greasy residue behind. This leaves my skin feeling really soft and hydrated, and locks all the moisture into my skin. This works best massaged into damp skin as it soaks into my skin better this way, it doesn't soak in as easily on dry skin. I use this all over my body, and I don't need to use much of it as a little really does go a long way.
I especially love the absolutely divine fragrance of the Grumpy Cow products. Cowshed state that this is ''a citrus blend that leaves you feeling energised with essential oils of red mandarin, petitgrain and grapefruit. Red mandarin invigorates the senses whilst petitgrain purifies the mind.''
I would say that this is an accurate description, this does indeed have a very strong citrussy fragrance. I can't say that I can pinpoint the mandarin or the grapefruit exactly, and I have no idea what petitgrain smells like anyway! But I can say that it's a divine sweet and yet somehow sharp citrussy fragrance, and that it's a really uplifting and refreshing fragrance. For me this is definitely a morning fragrance, and it really does seem to wake me up and to actually put me in a much better mood in the mornings. I'm actually a real grumpy cow in the mornings, and I suspect that's why my friends chose the Grumpy Cow products for me!
I always layer the Grumpy Cow products, and so I always use the oil with either the shower gel or the body lotion, I do use all three of the products together a lot of the time. I find that because the fragrance in these is so intense if I layer two or especially three of the products then I don't actually need to use any perfume as well. I can catch the divine citrus fragrance wafting off my skin for the majority of the day. Even late in the evening when the fragrance has mainly worn off I can still smell it if I actually sniff my skin.
I would say that because the fragrance is so intense in these then you may find that it will clash or overpower your perfume, and so maybe it's best to just use the Grumpy Cow products alone as I do.
I thought that this was a gorgeous Christmas gift, and I did actually love the 'Grumpy Cow' connotations! I would definitely repurchase this again for myself in the future, and I'll also keep it in mind for a birthday gift for another 'Grumpy Cow' that I know!
Ingredients: Vitis vinifera (Grapeseed) oil, Prunus amygdalus dulcis (Sweet almond) oil, Glycine soja (Soya) oil, Sesamum indicum (Sesame) oil, Calendula officinalis (Calendula) flower oil, Cannabis sativa (Hemp) seed oil, Citrus reticulata (Mandarin red), Vaccinium macrocarpan (Cranberry) seed oil, Citrus sinensis (Orange sweet), Syzygium aromaticum (Clove bud), Santalum album (Sandalwood), Coriandrum sativum (Coriander), Pelargonium graveolens (Geranium bourbon), Citrus paradisi (Grapefruit), Citrus aurantium spp amara (Petitgrain), Elettaria cardamomum (Cardamon) / Limonene, Linalool, Eugenol, Isoeugenol, Citronellol, Geraniol, Citral / potential allergens from natural sources / Due to the high ratios of essential oils used in Cowshed Grumpy Cow Uplifting Bath & Body Oil, a skin test is advisable / If you are pregnant or breast feeding, seek advice when using essential oils / No Parabens / No Petrochemicals / No Sulphates / No Artificial Colours / Suitable for Vegetarians // Cheer up with this energising bath & massage oil / Cowshed Grumpy Cow Uplifting Bath & Body Oil is a citrus blend that leaves you feeling energised with essential oils of mandarin red, petitgrain and grapefruit / Red mandarin invigorates the senses whilst petitgrain purifies the mind / Directions for use: Pour Cowshed Grumpy Cow Uplifting Bath & Body Oil under warm running water in the bath, or massage a few drops into wet skin after bathing to seal in moisture / For body massage, pour a small amount into the palm of your hand and apply to skin /