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As I have probably mentioned before, my daughters aunt works in the nutri-centre in central london, which advocates lots of high quality (and expensive!) Skin care products, many from the Dr Hauschka range. Anyway one of the free products she gave me was a 10ml vial of Rose Body oil for me to try.
*** What it does ***
Made from a precious extracf of damask roses, exquisite natural rose essential oil and moisiture preserving jojoba oil it works to cnourish and protect while helping to relieve nervous tension and emotional exhaustio (oh don't I feel this way sometimes!)
*** Application ***
Gently massage onto moist skin after showering or bathing to seal in moisture and prevent dryness. Also an ideal choice for a baby's delicate skin.
*** My Opinion ***
I do quite like this oil and it has worked well on my skin. It is quite a thick liquid, with a dark yellow/green tinge which reminds me of the appearance of grapeseed oil; an oil predominantly used in aromatherapy. As it is extremely oily and thick not much is actually needed to moisturise the skin hence why i managed to make a small 10ml vial last 3 weeks! Honestly, a few drops is more than enough for an arm or a leg.
The oil is quite thick, but absorbs into my skin beautifully! My skin looks and feels well nourished and hydrated afterwards, and although I do not suffer from particularly dry skin I feel it has kept my skin feeking moisturised and well nourished longer than any other body cream or lotion I have ever used!
From pregnancy I have been cursed with hideous stretch marks on my tummy and the main place I apply this Rose body oil is here (oh yes I'll try anything I can get my hands on to get rid of these things!) And although it hasnt gotten rid of them at all, I have found that it has slightly helped reduce the appearance of them which is a good thing!
One weird thing about this oil is the smell. I can't put my finger on it but it sure DOES NOT smell like roses! It does indeed have a slight musky smell, and almost a subtle mixture of lavender and oranges??? Maybe i'm going mad but its definitely not a smell I find particularly appealing!
In terms of relieving nervous tension and emotional exhaustion I cannot back this claim 100%....I had severe backache for a few days so asked my partner to massage my lower back using this oil and I can confess it felt a lot better! Whether or not this is solely down to this oil I cannot say, as I may have felt better having been massaged with even baby oil as I put it more down to technique rather than the oil being the cure.
Overall, I would recommend this product to anyone looking for a good body oil, to leave their skin soft and amazing. Comes in quite pricey, around £20 for 75ml bottle! So I will try to savour what's left of my vial for now and hopefully get someone to treat me for my near approaching birthday :)
Harmonizes & Calms / This pampering oil harmonises the skin and senses, and is ideal for baby massage.