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Neals Yard: Soothing Massage and Bath Oil Review

Neals Yard: Soothing Massage and Bath Oil Review

i tend to stock up on Neal Yard items in the UK, for some reasont hey are more expensive in the USA so I was super happy that they gave me two new product testers. The Soothing Massage Oil and the Soothing Bath Oil easch in the 9ml (0.30 fl.oz) size. 

Let's take a look at both of these organic products. So, its worth noting that the UK and USA approach to essential oils in beauty care is very different so in the UK our essentials oils are mainly diluted in a carrier oil. The choice for both of these products was Soya oil as a carrier base. 

SOOTHING MASSAGE OIL (99% organic, vegan)

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Opening the bottle you instantly get a yummy scent of flowers, with particularly strong notes coming from the lavender and bergamot, which are both relaxant aromatherapies. The vitamin base which includes almond and jojoba leaves skin feeling supple and fresh, whilst the aromas do a fantastic job of unwinding your mind to the point of de-stress. I find that the scent doesn't linger too long on the skin, which is a shame, i personally like scents to stay with me for a while. At 100ml (3.38 fl.oz) costing 14 GBP (18USD) I don't think I would buy it as a staple in my bag but it certainly is a nice treat if you feel a bit stiff.

Ingredients: Glycine soja (Soya) oil*, Simmondsia chinensis (Jojoba) seed oil*, Prunus amygdalus dulcis (Almond) oil*+, Tocopherol, Helianthus annuus (Sunflower) seed oil*, Lavandula angustifolia (Lavender) oil*, Persea gratissima (Avocado) oil*, Pelargonium graveolens (Geranium) flower oil*, Citrus aurantium bergamia (Bergamot) fruit oil*, Cymbopogon martini (Palmarosa) oil*, Cupressus sempervirens (Cypress) oil*, Citral, Citronellol, Coumarin, Farnesol, Geraniol, Limonene, Linalool. *Organically produced ingredient. +Nut based ingredient.

SOOTHING BATH OIL (84% organic, vegan)

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From the same range, the bath oil contains many of the same ingredients but has a slightly softer scent to it, which comes from the higher amount of sunflower oil. You only need a few drops swilled into your bath tub (along some candles, crystals and music... remember ambience is important) to feel yourself drifting away on this aromatherapeutic journey.  Slightly more expensive of the two products at 100ml (3.38 fl.oz) for 15 GBP (19USD), however I'd probably be more inclined to purchase this product out of the two. 

Ingredients: Glycine soja (Soya) oil*, Helianthus annuus (Sunflower) seed oil*, Apricot kernel oil polyglyceryl-10 esters, Prunus amygdalus dulcis (Almond) oil*+, Tocopherol, Lavandula angustifolia (Lavender) oil*, Persea gratissima (Avocado) oil*, Pelargonium graveolens (Geranium) oil*, Citrus aurantium bergamia (Bergamot) oil*, Cymbopogon martini (Palmarosa) oil*, Cupressus sempervirens (Cypress) oil*, Citral, Citronellol, Coumarin, Farnesol, Geraniol, Limonene, Linalool.

*Organically produced ingredient. +Nut/seed based ingredient. Natural constituent of essential oils listed

Have you tried any of these products, or other Neal Yard products - what have your thoughts been? 

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