Body Oils have become one of my many new obsessions during my hiatus from Product Girl. I was never a body oil kind of girl, the idea of slathering myself in any kind of oil was completely unappealing… which is odd when I consider how much I love perfume oils! One day I was in a pinch and wanted a big dose of moisture to pamper my skin with and reached for a gift with purchase from the Jo Malone counter, my beloved Nectarine Blossom & Honey in Bath Oil form. I was instantly hooked and wondered why I didn’t try this before. It was one of those “D’oh!” moments.
Besides leaving my skin super soft and glowing, I realized that the scent that lingers on my skin long after the oil has absorbed lasts practically all day. I do not need to layer on any additional scents to get all day wear. I’ve been a hardcore layering girl for some time now so using one product to scent my skin was a revelation. And a nice added bonus? Using a body oil right before bed also scents your linens. I can’t tell you how much I love getting into bed at night now, I lay my head on my pillow and I can smell Amazing Grace on my sheets. Even doctor’s such as Dr. Angelo Cuzalina recommend oils at night because your body has the most time to fully absorb the moisturizing benefits with no chance of having it be washed/wiped off.
When I was little, I use to steal my mother’s Lancome rose scented lip balm. I loved it so much, she kept replacing it and I kept taking it as the one I swiped ran out. It’s been discontinued for some time now but I think I found a suitable replacement.
Dr. Hauschka’s Lip Care Stick is an excellent lip balm and it’s the one I’ve been using non-stop lately. This lip balm features jojoba wax and shea butter to nourish your lips and is rose scented just like my old favorite. The texture is fantastic, it’s thick and a little waxy but it really coats lips well and soothes them instantly. Since it is on the thicker side, this lip balm really hangs on to lips so I haven’t had to reapply as often. Which is another thing about this lip balm, you’re as dependent on it because this improves the condition of your lips. I can certainly attest to that. And… it’s spreads nicely, which I was surprised with because the last lip balm I tried with shea butter was on the tougher side. This lip balm also leaves a nice soft shine on lips too so I’ve been using it quite a bit with a stain or lip pencil lately.
Thanks goes out to our reader Anna. She emailed me wanting us to feature some of Dr. Hauschka’s products so I reached out to the line and they were kind enough to send some products for me to test and review (which we will feature very soon). Had she not done that, I would have never tried this!