Product Review: Soapwalla Luxurious Moisturizing Body Oil
Good news, folks: Soapwalla is no one-trick pony! Not that I thought she was (obviously) but we’ve gone on and on and on about her deodorant, which was such a revelation for us that we sort of forgot that there was a whole line of affordable, handmade products that we might love, too.
We have long talked about the benefits of using pure plant oils on your skin. We’ve also told you about how much we love using pure organic coconut oil as an easy, multitasky and affordable all-over moisturizer. Neither of us is big into body lotion, per se, but oil? Yes please.
And that’s why I was super keen to crack open my Soapwalla Luxurious Moisturizing Body Oil.
While I do enjoy using pure coconut oil, there’s something very utilitarian about grabbing the jug from the kitchen and slathering it on my just-washed skin. I was ready to start pampering myself a little more, and was craving a well-crafted oil that felt, well, special…and then there it was!
It’s made of jojoba, sweet almond, grapeseed and coconut oils, mowrah butter (which, I’m told, reduces the degeneration of skin cells) and it’s scented gently with pure oils—though the smell does not linger.
It was love at first rub.
A word about the grease factor: When you’re using well-chosen, well-blended oils, they actually absorb very quickly and don’t leave a lot of residue. A dab will you ya in all cases, and especially with this one. One or two drops are enough for your lower legs, another two for thighs, another two for your arms. A little goes a very long way, and it costs $25. I feel like I’ll have this bottle for about four months, easy.
As an experiment, yesterday I wore this pretty light-blue shirt that I love. It’s vintage and the tags are gone, so I’m not sure what it’s made of, but it’s the kind of thing that everything shows up on. If I sweat, the shirt makes me look like a hot mess. If I get salad dressing on it, it screams at me in navy blue. Anyway, yesterday, about 10 or 15 minutes after applying the oil, I plucked Old Blue from my closet and lo and behold: nothing happened! No spots or stains.
I’ve been using it for a little over a week now and my skin has a sort of glow to it—the telltale sign of true hydration.
Have you tried her body oil? Found another you love?
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