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I often buy the BodyShop Home Fragrance oils to go with my oil burner set. The oils are really nice and so I have tried various fragrances. Although more expensive than some oils I find them longer lasting as you don't need many drops as they're strong. The oil comes in 10mls at a cost of £4 (at the time of writing) I paid £3.50 a few months ago. The two inch see through glass bottle comes with a black push down child proof lid, it's not difficult to open you just push down and unscrew. On the label is a picture of Lavender flowers and a peel me with the cautions listed etc. Underneath the lid is a spill proof spout which allows you to control the flow and only pour out a few drops out at a time. The oil itself is clear and has a vegetable oil consistency. It's all good quality. To use: You fill the well on the top of your oil burner (I use already warm water), add a few drops of your oil, depending on how strong you want the scent, light a tealight and put it inside the burner to heat the water and release the fragrance- topping it up with water or oil as necessary. The Scent: A few drops of Body Shop oil goes a long way but this particular one hasn't got a particularly strong smell therefore a few extra drops are needed- if I do too many drops thinking I've not put enough in I just add more water to it to calm it down. It really does have a nice relaxing and calming Lavendery smell that is not synthetic, maybe if it was stronger it wouldn't be relaxing just overpowering. It scents the whole room as soon as the water starts to heat up after around five minutes, it reaches full aroma after around fifteen. I find the smell doesn't linger in the room after it's 'gone out' which is a shame. The 10ml bottle I'm using at the moment has lasted a couple of months, I light it about once a day for a couple of hours at a time. Sometimes I only refill the water and not add anymore oil, the remnants are enough for another lighter go. If I let the water run out the oil can leave a burnt residue which I just wash off with a good scrub. It's not my favourite one but I would buy it again. I give it four stars for having to use more drops than their other oils
The Body Shop Lavender Home Fragrance Oil - currently £4 for 10 ml I am a massive fan of most room fragrance oils and this is no exception. As with many others from the Body Shop fragrance range this is a nice scent that travels throughout the house well. It is scent that can relax me, and I like to light it when I am having a bubble bath. As with other room fragrance oils it is to be used in a burner that will hold water with a few drops of the oil and a tea light under the well to evaporate the water and oil into the air. This particular oil is wonderful as it only takes a few drops to get this scent to travel throughout the house. I find this oil to be really good value for money as a room fragrancer, and the Body Shop often have sales where the product is three for two or half price after Christmas, which obviously makes it even better value for money. The only criticism I have of the Body Shop oils is they cannot be used on the skin which is a shame as Lavender oil can be used to treat burns among other things but I personally always wash this off the skin if I do come into contact with it to avoid any irritation. I know that lavender can often cause irritation (it makes my mother constantly sneeze), however I find it delightful. The smell is true to the natural scent of lavender, and is like bringing a piece of the garden inside. According to the wonders of the world wide web the smell of lavender should help you sleep, and this may be why I find the smell to be so relaxing. I would highly recommend this product as it is a lovely soft scent, although it is not as good as other lavender oils as it cannot be put on the skin. As I am rating it purely as a room fragrance though it gets 5 DooYoo stars.
I enjoy fragrancing my home with scented candles, wax tarts and home fragrance oils and therefore I was delighted to receive an oil burner and some home fragrance oils from The Body Shop as a Christmas gift. Since receiving my gift I have been steadily working my way through the oils with mixed views on the different fragrances. Lavender is not really a favourite fragrance of mine and therefore not one that I would probably purchase myself, however, I don't exactly hate the fragrance I just prefer others, but having said that, I was still curious to try it out. My preference will always be the woody, musky and spicy or oriental fragrances, but now and then I have came across other types of home fragrances I have enjoyed despite initially thinking I would not. So keeping an open mind, I began to use my Lavender Home Fragrance Oil. This fragranced oil comes in a 10ml bottle which costs £3.50 from The Body Shop, both in stores and online at www.thebodyshop.co.uk. £3.50 may seem expensive for a small bottle of fragranced oil, particularly when it is possible to pick up bottles of fragranced oil at a much cheaper price if you shop around. However, I wouldn't mind paying £3.50 for a fragrance I really liked if it gave off a decent strength of fragrance with good longevity. Sometimes they all smell lovely when opening the bottle but if the fragrance is weak when you are actually using it in an oil burner, then no matter how nice or strong it smells on opening the bottle, I would not be able to justify paying £3.50 for it. After lighting a tealight and placing it underneath the well of the oil burner, I then fill the well with water and add 3 drops of this Lavender fragrance oil as directed. After just less than ten minutes I can begin to detect the fragrance in the room but it is fairly weak. Further usage of this oil has seen me having to double the amount of drops to be able to achieve a decent amount of fragrance. Compared to one or two of the other Body Shop Home Fragrance Oils, this Lavender oil is fairly weak. The fragrance is of course Lavender and I feel that this fragrance would probably be more exciting if it had another fragrance blended with it. By this I mean that maybe The Body Shop could have added something extra to this one as you are advised not to mix the oils yourself, but fragrance combinations can be achieved by using split dish oil burners if this is what you'd like to do. If you are a big fan of the lavender fragrance then you will love this, even though it is a weaker fragrance and you must use more drops of oil than stated to achieve a decent strength of fragrance. However, for me personally, I found this fragrance a little boring and would much prefer it to be blended with something else to give it a little kick. You must keep an eye on the well of the burner and ensure it does not dry out. I top the water up when needed and add another drop or two of oil when the fragrance begins to disappear. Despite having to use more oil than I have with other Body Shop oils to achieve a decent amount of fragrance it is still a fairly good fragrance oil. I have read that regular users of this particular oil believe it to be a weaker fragrance than it once was, so maybe it has not always required extra drops to be used. I don't think I would purchase this one for myself as I have preferred others in the range. I haven't used this oil continuously as it is a fragrance I tire of easily and therefore is one I prefer to dip in and out of, but it certainly won't last as long as other oils from this range given that I need to use double the quantity when I do use it. This Lavender Home Fragrance Oil is still available from branches of The Body Shop and from their online store thebodyshop.co.uk, priced at £3.50.
One of the horrid things about having autism (well in my experience) is my hyperactive sense of smell. This is so annoying at times, but also has its advantages. One of the advantages is that because I am so sensitive to smells, if I am feeling wobbly at all (which I am 90% of the time due to my clinical depression and post-traumatic stress disorder PLUS the autism! >:() one whiff of a nice smell can literally snap me out of a panic. One of the most effective smells to do this is lavender. And thanks to Body Shop, I can make sure I stay calm all because of this home fragrance oil. Here is my review for Body Shop Lavender Home Fragrance Oil: 1. The Smell This is the most important thing when it comes to home fragrance oils. This produces a very powerful aroma of lavender in case you hadn't guessed already lol! It is very strong and very calming for myself. Smell gets 5 stars. 2. The Application All I do to apply this is before bed every night I put a few drops on my pillow and a few more on my teddy bear (yes I know I'm 19 but hey, I can't sleep without her) and rub it in across my pillow and teddy, so the smell spreads. What I also do sometimes is if I'm having a shaky day, I put a drop or two either on my wrist or the end of my sleeve and on my collar or scarf on my neck and rub it in like you do perfume. I have never had any skin irritations doing this. It keeps me calm throughout the day. Sometimes it's also nice to put a few drops in a little tray or saucer next to some lit candles on an evening one day and the smell wafts across the room. I simply love the things you can do with this oil so the application gets 5 stars from me. 3. The Result This is of course important. I can tell you, the strength of the lavender in this de-stresses me almost instantly and really does help me drift off at night time. I say if you find the smell of lavender therapeutic as I do, then I suggest you try this oil. It is such amazing stuff and really does make such a positive difference to my anxiety levels, and I really believe it does genuinely help my various mental health problems too! Result gets 5 stars from me. Overall, this is a brilliant Godsend to me. I am just so glad I discovered it. Price wise this is only available from the Body Shop and is usually around £4.50 for a bottle. Plus the bottle lasts for ages so is great value.