“ Brand: The Body Shop / Subcategory: Home Fragrance / Type: Fragrance Oil / Category: Home Fragrance „
This has to be my favourite of the burner oils. It is so strong, but in a good way. Its really uplifting and sunny smelling. It really does smell just like a satsuma, and not like artificial made up satsuma...
I find that its best if you put a little water in your burner, and drop between 8-10 drops into your burner.
Given the price of the product, the size is a little disappointing, but deceiving! Its amazing at how much you can squeeze out of one bottle! The bottle has a baby proof style top, with a dropper type dispenser in the bottle to easily control how much of the scent you would like.
It is sometimes considered a treat item, but I think that considering how long this bottle lasts, it is most certainly worth the money...if you like orange that is...
Just don't let your burner run dry, otherwise it could start burning onto the burner, and not come off!
~ The Body Shop Satsuma Home Fragrance Oil ~
After reading a review on this oil just yesterday I really really wanted it. So when in town today paying some bills I happened to pass The Body Shop shop and I instantly remembered about this oil so I went in to see what they had to offer.
My local shop is really small but I was pleased to see that they did indeed stock these oils and they were available in a few different scents but as I had read good things about this particular scent I knew it was this one that I wanted so I did indeed buy it.
The oil comes in a little 10ml bottle which looks different to what Dooyoo have pictured above, the bottle is clear with a black lid. I handed over four of my hubbies hard earned pounds for this small bottle but I knew it would be worth it! So indeed this did cost £4.
Upon arriving home I got out my oil burner and scraped out the Pink Sands Yankee Tart that I had previously been burning, I then filled the little dish half full with water, placed a tealight underneath and added 3 or 4 drops of oil, before adding the oil I did have the shameful task of opening a child proof cap, these things just get me everytime, however once opened I took a little sniff and was pleased with the sweet citrusy burst that escaped up my nostrils. I knew it was going to be a scent I loved but I didn't count for just how much!
So after dropping the oil into the burner I let it heat up and infuse the room with the delightful scent. Pretty quickly the room filled with the satsuma scent and it traveled around the downstairs and even eliminated the pet smells from the puppy. I really was happy.
My son came in from school and commented that the house smelt fruity and asked had I been eating oranges, I told him no and he was quite disappointed as he said he really fancied one! I told him it was the oil burner and he said it was lush ... Yay! One thumbs up!
About half an hour later my cousin came up with my other two children, she had collected them from school as her little girl wanted to come up mine for tea and they all commented on the scent too, I think they had all gotten a little too used to my house smelling of Yankee Pink Sands and I do think they thought this was a nice welcome change.
The last person to get in and notice it was my hubby, he too asked if we had been eating oranges or tangerines and was surprised that it was simply oil.
I have since put this in the oil burner on the landing, and it has added the fresh juicy aroma to the upper floors of the house too.
As I have only used a few drops, 7 maybe 8, I do think that this little bottle will last a good while. I may even try it on the decorative grey and black pot pourri and see how well it last there.
Overall I am very impressed with the deliciousness of this oil and I think it was a great purchase.
Thanks for reading :o) x
The Body Shop Satsuma Home Fragrance Oil - £4 available in store and on line
I'm a massive fan of the Body Shop home fragrance oils. They are generally nice and strong so when you use them they tend to last and spread through the house well. The body shop satsuma oil is a nice shade of orange, and comes in a bottle with a floral design on it (a slight change to the picture).
I personally use it in oil burners, after you have placed a lit tea light under the dish with water with a few drops of this in it it the heat causes both the water and the oil to slowly evaporate spreading the wonderful scent throughout the house.
I have used other fragrance oils and have to say that the Body Shop ones are comparable in strength, although some of them can smell a bit on the 'funny' side. Not so with this one. I find citrus scents to be wonderful and refreshing throughout the year, and this is no exception. I live in a small two bed room terrace and if I use this with all the doors open downstairs it can filter nicely up stairs and spread the scent throughout.
I used to live in a ten bed terrace house and received comments from others in the house that it could be smelt outside when approaching the house when the windows were open so it can be potent stuff. You only need to use a little of this and as such a bottle will last a good long while. It isn't too cloying and overpowering at all.
The fragrance comes in bottles of 10ml size, which seems to be standard for essential oils, the oils from the Body Shop are priced nice and low but the quality of the product is great.
I'd highly recommend this to all as it is frankly lovely to smell and lasts a nice long time if you alternate your scents as I do.
I love to fragrance my home with scented candles or home fragrance oil and so I was really pleased to receive some home fragrance oils from The Body Shop as a gift from my daughter.
She bought three different oils for me and since receiving my gift I have been steadily working my way through the oils with mixed views on the different fragrances.
Satsuma oil was the only one out of the three which I knew I would definitely like, as I tend to like all things orange or citrus fragranced.
The Body Shop invite you to 'fill your home with the zesty citrus aroma of satsuma' by using this oil and indeed as soon as you twist off the top of the small bottle, the citrus scent of Satsuma is immediately released and I was excited about adding a few drops of this to my oil burner and enjoying the fragrance around my home.
The fragranced oil comes in a 10ml bottle which costs £4.00 from The Body Shop, both in stores and online at www.thebodyshop.co.uk. Until recently these bottles were £3.50 which I did think was a lot to pay and so £4.00 is definitely quite expensive in my opinion, especially when it is possible to pick up bottles of fragrance oil around 99p or less from gift shops and also large stores such as Asda.
I hoped these oils would prove to be well worth their price tag and I thought that if this Satsuma oil turned out to be a fragrance I loved, then I may splash out and treat myself to a bottle now and then as a special treat.
As well as actually liking the fragrance, you do want it to give off a decent 'throw' when burning some in your oil burner, as no matter how nice it smells on opening the bottle, I would not be able to justify paying £4.00 for it if it did not perform very well.
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 Satsuma fragrance oil. After a few minutes I can begin to detect the fragrance in the room.
The key ingredient of this oil apart from Satsuma is Community Fair Trade soya oil which comes from organic, non-GM soya beans, grown in southern Brazil using traditional farming methods free of harmful pesticides and fertilisers. The beans are hand-harvested and pressed to extract the oil.
The fragrance isn't too heavy but will fill your room with its orangey-satsuma scent. What I liked the most is that it doesn't smell artificial and actually has a real citrus fragrance.
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 of oil when the fragrance begins to disappear.
You can use these oils with any oil burner but you shouldn't mix the oils. Fragrance combinations can be achieved by using split dish oil burners if this is what you'd like to do.
Overall I am happy to recommend this Satsuma home fragrance oil from The Body Shop. In terms of the fragrance and how long it lasts, I suppose it does represent fairly good value for money and it is a good quality product, just as you would expect from The Body Shop. I will treat myself to this in the future.
As you only need to use a few drops, the bottle does last a long time. I have tried a few different fragranced oils from various places over the years and this is one of my favourites. It is also superior to some of the other Body Shop's home fragranced oils in my opinion, as sadly I have not been impressed with them all.
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I recieved a four little bottles of The Body Shop fragrance oils a while ago now as a gift and despite quite regular use I still have two bottles left as well as a half full bottle - these are brilliant as even a few drops provides a very intense and reasonably long lasting scent meaning that you do get your money's worth.
As I recieved mine as gifts I was unaware of how much these retail for, but for the purpose of this review I had a look on The Body Shop's website to see what the current retail price is. I was pleasantly suprised to find that a 10ml bottle retails at just £4.00 which may seem a little pricey initially but I assure you it is well worth it as a bottle lasts for ages!
It's worth looking out for offers too as The Body Shop often have fifty pecent sales - I know that I'll be stocking up when there is one! There are plenty of different scents to choose from in The Body Shop's fragrance oil range with most being fruity (lemon, raspberry etc) and the fragrance that I'm reviewing is the satsuma one, which is my current favourite.
This is described by The Body Shop as having a 'zesty citrus aroma', which sums it up perfectly. The citrus isn't too strong or overwhelming as there's a subtle sweet edge to it and I find that although it's quite a refreshing scent, it's also one that we often use in the oil burner while relaxing and watching television during the evening.
It creates a very fresh, clean scent while not smelling like cleaning fluid/artificial (like some fragrance oils in the same price range as this can do) and I find that the smell quite warm and homely. Using the oil is really simple - I use my yankee tart burner, fill it halfway up with water and place a lit, unscented tealight underneath.
I then add a few drops of this and I find the design of the bottle really handy as it dispenses the oil drop by drop, ensuring that not too much pours out at once. It takes a matter of minutes before the scent is noticeable and it soon fills the room. We have an open plan downstairs area (living room diner) and the scent is noticeable as soon as you enter the room.
Although this is a nice fragrance to burn while relaxing, I use this mainly when we have visitors and I want the house to smell nice and fresh; it covers up any cooking smells and as I have dogs it also stops the house from smelling like a giant kennel! The water evapourates after a few hours and the tealight burns out but the scent lingers for 3-4 hours afterwards depending on the amount of drops of oil that I use (usually 3-4).
Overall, highly recommended.
In the Body Shop Christmas sale I bought a festive oil burner set. The oils that came with it were really nice and so I have since bought many more, in various fragrances.
You fill the little well on the top of your burner, add a few drops of your chosen oil light it and pop it inside the 'body' to heat the water and release the fragrance.
The tiny 2 inch high clear glass bottle comes with a child proof lid, it's not difficult to open you just push down, turn and off it comes. Underneath the lid is a spill proof opening which allows only a few drops out at a time. The oil comes in 10mls at a cost of £3.50. It has had a face lift since the orange labelled bottle shown above, it's now clearer and more exotic looking (not so easy to spot on the shelf). The label peels off to tell us about the usual cautions etc.
This particular one has a very strong smell, it scents the room as soon as the water starts to heat up and reaches full aroma after around 15 mins. If I put too much oil in it, sometimes only 4 drops, I have to blow it out, this is a bonus though it just shows how little you need to use therefore prolonging it's life. The little bottle I'm using at the moment has lasted a couple of months, I probably light it about once a day. Sometimes I only refill the water and not add anymore oil, the remnants are enough for another go. It really does smell citrussy and orangery it has a nice summery fresh smell. It can be sickly but I just add more water to it to calm it down.
It's not my favourite one and won't buy it again unless it's on offer.
This oil is the sort that you use in oil burners (which you can also buy from the body shop). The scent of this oil is really strong and as such only a few drops are needed when using it you add it to water to ensure that it lasts longer. These oils are designed to be used on there own and shouldnt be mixed with any other oil and should not be used for your skin. When they are burned the smell is amazing and it lasts for a long time even once the oil has been used up. It is a very uplifting scent and smells just like satsuma's and doesnt have that awful manufactured smell that you can some times get from these oils. The other great thing with these oils is the price they are really cheap (less than £3.00 at the time of writing this!) and last a long time so you can treat yourself to other fragrances as well
I have an oil burner in my bathroom, my lounge and in my bedroom and I have a whole array of various fragrances to choose from because what I like depends on my mood and what kind of scene I'm wanting to set! One of the fragrances I have is the The Body Shop Satsuma Home Fragrance Oil which I bought primarily because I really like the fragrance in the shop (there was a tester), coupled with the fact that it was pretty inexpensive. A 10ml bottle costs only £3.50 and as I only use about 3 drops mixed to some base oil in the oil burner at any one time, the 10mls lasts ages. Certainly a little does go a long way.
The aroma is overwhelmingly of citrous, and unsurprisingly particularly of sweet zesty oranges. It's a very sweet summery fragrance and is something I will burn when I'm wanted to feel refreshed and revitalised rather than when I'm looking for something relaxing or sensual. I use it in two ways. As I mentioned before, I primarily use it in my oil burner where I mix this with some fragrance-free base oil. A few drops is plenty and the aroma released is just gorgeous. On occasion, I have also added it to pot pourri - again just a few drops and this revitalises the pot pourri and it lasts a lot longer. Another use is to add this to some water spray for when you're ironing and this gives my clothes a lovely summery smell which will last for a few days.....this is particularly nice on bed sheets.
I do recommend this product and really don't feel that at £3.50 anyone can go wrong if you're looking for a citrousy fragrance to lift your home.
I have a whole little stash of Wax melts and fragrance Oils and although I do like to use them I can often be a bit lazy about putting them on at home. Especially when i've used a Melt and then I have to scrape it out of my Burner in order to use it again.
I have been using The Body shop Oils for years and usually buy a few when I go over to the shop. The last time I bought some Oils was probably around Christmas time and I got a few of them on a special offer. Can't think what the offer was but it was at my friend's Body Shop party, and I think I got 5 Oils for £19, which was a little saving.
This comes in a 10ml bottle which you could say isn't that large, but you only need a few drops of this. You use these in a Candle Burner and you put some Water into the bowl at the top and then pour some drops of this into the water. You can see the Oil settling into the water and it sort of swirls in the water. You can smell the Satsuma when you open the lid of this and this is a nice tangy and fruity scent. The good thing about an oil is that you can just add a couple of drops of this or if you want a stronger scent then just add more drops. The bottle makes it easy just to put drops in here as there is a plastic bit on the top of this and there is just a little hole so you can tip this up a bit and the drops just come out.
Although you will find that the scent evaporates over time I still think that you can smell this a good few hours later. Since this is constantly getting heat from the Candle which is below it and the heat stays in the Ceramic burner for a while so the smell seems to scent a room just right.
I have used this bottle quite a few times and still have about a third of it left and I will be buying this one again. It is just the kind of scent that I go for, which is a nice tangy, citrus scent.
I'm a big fan of The Body Shop products, especially the scented fruit products. I bought the Satsuma perfume oil a year or so ago and was a big fan of that. The smell was just delicious and I got compliments whenever I wore it! When I saw that they had it in a Home Fragrance Oil, I decided I would just have to buy it! The thought of having my house smell fresh and fruity was exciting!!
The bottle itself is about 7cm high, and contains 10ml of fragrance oil.
It was quite tough to open the bottle. You have to really FORCE the lid down and then twist... I guess this is for safety measures, but I actually struggled a bit to get it off! As soon as you remove the lid the beautiful fragrance of satsuma appears and it smells amazing!
i use this oil in oil burners and to use you simply put a little bit of water in the top of the burner, add a few drops of oil and light a candle underneath.
The oil is extremely strong. I was sat close to the burner, but within about 5 minutes my eyes were starting to hurt and i had to move it further away from me. A few hours later I had a dreadful headache that stayed with me for the rest of the day. I won't be using this oil again... It is far too overpowering and really hurt my head. The smell is lovely though! It's probably best used in a large room so that the fragrance can disperse more and not stay as concentrated!
I went to a Body shop party in my neighbours house last November. I love body shop parties, and was keen to sample some of the newer products in the bodyshop range. I was particularly intrested in the Christmas inspired products. That used certain scents and ingredients in order to capture the festive seasons magic.
I was totally hooked when I first sampled this satsuma home fragrance oil. I do use oil burners at home on an occasional basis. However, I particularly enjoy lighting candles and oil burners in the home during winter months. I had used The body shop fragrance oil in the past in a different scent. So I was confident that this fragrance oil would be of an excellent quality.
The fragrance oil comes in a cute little 10ml glass bottle. The packaging is very simplistic with an orange paper label covering the middle of the bottle. I love the oversized screw top lid as it gives the whole appearance of the product a more retro feel.
The screw top is easy to remove. When you remove the lid, you will find a plasic dispenser which gives more control over the amount of oil that comes out. As soon as I unscrew the cap, I am always totally mystified with the gorgeous, juicy citrus scent. It is so light and not cloying and overpowering as some oils can be. I find that this oil really does help transform me into the festive spirit. It has certainly captured and bottle the scent of Christmas. The sharp and sweetness of the satsuma smell is so pleasing. Which creates a cosy and wintery atmosphere.
I have found though, that you do not need to use too much oil in order to create an effect. Three drops of oil is more than enough in my opinion to get the perfect scent. I have used more than this in the past and I found it became too heavy and intrusive. I personally rather this oil when it gives a gentle underlying scent to the room rather than hitting you over when you come through the door. I found when I used around 5 drops of oil It created a really sickly scent which was far too strong for my liking. When it comes to this oil, I certainly believe in the concept that less is more!
I also find when using this oil, That it does linger in the air for a good while after it has been burning. The smell remains fresh though and does not become stale or annoying. I have had lots of positive comments off friends who have visited when Im burning this oil. Although, it has to be mentioned that my husband is less enthusiastic about the oil as he finds it too intense a scent.
I have had my satsuma home fragrance oil for a year and it still remains fresh and effective. I think because this product is oil it will last for a long time. Which is great as it is the sort of product that you may only use a couple of times through out the year. I don't think this oil lends itself too being used in the summer, although that is according to my tastes. I feel this satsuma oil is too heavy and spicy to suit being used in summer months.
All in all, I totally love this body shop oil. It is certainly up in the high standard of quality that I have learned to expect from body shop. I would say that I do think that this satsuma oil has a somewhat marmite effect. Youll either love it or hate it. It is very distinctive and sweet. I can understand how some would find it too heavy, but I love it. Can't wait for the nights to start drawing in so I can start using it agin.
In the after christmas sales I picked up a lovely ceramic oil burner from the Body Shop's home fragrance range, while the oils were also discounted I picked up a couple to try at £2 a bottle, including this Satsuma one. I ordered them online so I did not have an opportunity to try them first but knowing how reliable the Body Shop usually is I guessed it would be nice.
The bottle that arrived is small, only about 2 inches high, and it has a safety cap which means that I find it actually quite difficult to open because I always seem to struggle with these ones where you have to push and turn them at the same time. I guess this is to ensure that children cannot accidentally consume any.
Once I am into the bottle, it is handy to find that it has one of those restricted pourers (like you get in the top of bottles of spirits or oils) which means that you can only shake out a few drops at a time. This stuff is very potent and you literally only need a few drops to get the desired effect.
I filled the little bowl on top of the burner with water and then added a few drops of this oil, which is a pale yellow colour. Almost immediately you can smell the oil which is an incredibly fresh and citrusy aroma. Once the burner was lit the whole room filled with the scent within as little as a few minutes.
Although this is satsuma, I could detect other aromas within this oil, which to me smelt like a sandalwood behind the satsuma. The overall effect is very nice and freshens a room up very effectively. This is not a fragrance I would use particularly for relaxing but it is one I would use if I knew I had people coming round. The scent will last for a couple of hours after the burner has gone out.
This bottle is very good value for money (even at full price which is £3.50) as it will last a very long time, you need to use so little to get the desired effect. I am very impressed with this fragrance and it is one I will use again and again round the home.
The Body Shop have a range of home fragrance oils in different scents that can be used in oil burners to fill your home with a delicious scent. This one is Passionfruit scent and is so fruity and fresh you won't be able to resist. It is great for creating a sensual or romantic mood.
A 10ml glass bottle costs £3.50 but you can get 10% off with a Love your Body Card (please view my review for full details). It has a screw top which is easy to use and it pors slowly so you don't waste or spill any. Both parts of the bottle can be recycled.
How and where to use
I use a traditional oil burner (The Droplet burner by The Body Shop which I also reviewed). I fill the water compartment in my oil burner then add 12 drops of oil. I have a large open plan Terraced property but I would recommend 5 drops for a smaller room, but you can trial this out so you know you get the desired effect. You light the candle and leave, supervised. Never leave the candle lit or near children or pets which could knock it over.
What is the effect
The room will filled with the fruity citrus scent of Satsuma's. The scent lingers a long time and really puts a smile on my face when I smell it. This scent suits any room but particularly bright rooms.
I love this product. It is a good price and lasts months. It saves me from buying expensive candles that don't really have a scent. It is easy to fill the whole room with a great scent, this one in particular smells fruity and cheerful and very much like their best selling Satsuma range of bath and shower products.
The Body Shop Satsuma Home Fragrance Oil - 10mls for £3.50.
I bought this Body Shop item just before Christmas - for my birthday I had been given an oil burner and tealights from the Body Shop and some Exotic Fragranced Oil. I really liked the Exotic fragrance and decided as soon as it ran out I would treat myself to some more.
Saturday came and off I went to my local Body Shop. I viewed the fragranced oils and started smelling the testers - the only one I really liked apart from the Exotic was the Satsuma Fragranced Oil so I decided to try the Satsuma Fragranced Oil this time.
The Satsuma Oil looks quite orangy in colour. It is in a small plastic bottle which contains 10mls of the oil. It costs £3.50 per 10ml bottle.
You do not need to place very much oil in your burner for it to work - but like lots of other things in life quantity does matter and the more oil you place in the burner the greater the smell.
The first time I used the Satsuma Oil my house smelt like Halloween - it was lovely and the next morning I could still smell the Satsuma Oil only noth anywhere near as strongly as it was the night before.
It works well as an air freshner and it would be a good thing to use if someone in the house smokes or if you have a dog. Please note I am not implying dogs are smelly - we had a Yellow Labrador for 14 years, often when she was out for her walk she would come back and if it had been raining then her coat smelt like an old Duffle Coat!
The important thing to remember with this product is that under your oil burner is a burning tealight and the oil and water in the top heats up to expel the fragrance. This should be kept well away from children at all times and extinguished when you go to bed or leave the house.
Notes of fresh orange, pineapple, apple peel and grapefruit - these combine to create the fresh and zesty top notes which awaken and stimulate the senses.
Notes of orange, and sherbert - these combine to create the sweet and fruity heart notes and are the dominant notes of the fragrance.
Notes of mandarin and plum - these combine to create the fruity base notes which tend to linger for longer than the other notes.
Use with any Oil Burner. Half fill the well with water and add a few drops of Home Fragrance Oil. Place a tea light in the opening on the base and light. Do not leave the tea light alight for more than 20 minutes. Never mix oils. Fragrance combinations can be achieved using a split dish oil burners. Ensure that the well does not dry out.
All in all I really like this Satsuma Fragranced Oil - I find it's fragrance very uplifting and refreshing. I will continue to buy it in the future but because of the £3.50 price tag I am really going to have to keep a look out to see if it is ever on special offer.
The Satsuma Fragranced Oil along with an Oil Burner would make a lovely birthday/Christmas gift.
Whilst having a wonder round body shop the other day I came across their scented oil section for oil burners, Id totally forgot that they even did oils so decided to get myself one and to go home and dust off my oil burner from the back of the cupboard.
To be quite honest it was probably luck that made me pick up the Satsuma one as I'd spent about 10 mins smelling all of the different oils and had lost all sense of smell by the end. I was very pleased when I got it home though.
The bottle looked small for the little over £3 that I spent, but actually I soon learnt that you need very little of it. Just put a few drops into the water, light the candle and sit back and enjoy. The smell is fresh and uplifting, not at all heavy. I'm really not a fan of air fresheners etc, I find that they 'sit' in the air and give me a headache. The Satsuma Oil definitely didn't do this, I find it quite hard to describe a smell but it really is lovely, just like the smell that you get when you walk into bodyshop, it must be the scent that they use in their shops.
Like I said before, a little really does go along way, although you can make the smell stronger by adding more oil if you wish. I find that the smell lingers for at least a day after using it. It keeps the house smelling clean and fresh and filtrates the whole house so is nice as a summer smell, but at the same time I can imagine getting it out once the Christmas tree is up too. It deserves 5 stars just for managing to cover up the smell of 'au du puppy' lingering in our house at the moment.
I'm glad I found this and dusted off the oil burner, it's stayed out since then and I have even treated myself to different oils. This is a much nicer option than plug in room fresheners as you can pick and choose what scent you want and when and it doesn't have that chemical smell that some air fresheners have.
Well done Bodyshop.
Home Fragrance Oil