4.27.2014

Osmia Organics Body Oils

I love a lot of products from Osmia Organics, but their body oils are among my favorites. The oils are comprised of eleven oils, nine of which are certified organic. They are meant to be applied to wet skin, as this allows the oil to spread much more easily and requires less oil overall. I slather it on immediately post-shower and allow it five or so minutes to dry down. Once dry, my skin feels unimaginably soft and supple and remains in this state all day. It doesn't transfer onto clothing at all. Available in seven intoxicating scents, as well as unscented, my personal favorite among the four I've tried (Light, Stream, Sunset and Forest) is Light

Flower - "The scent is floral and earthy, and instantly soothes the senses, bringing a feeling of timeless femininity."

Forest - "Precious ambrette seed oil and invigorating evergreen oils provide a clean, green scent - excellent for use when you are completely run down and need a little boost."

Light - "Fresh lemongrass is the first note, with a wisp of sweet ylang and just a touch of balsam of Peru."

Night - "Made with organic essential oils of lavender, roman chamomile, and wild atlas cedar, all of which may have a soporific (zzzzzz....) effect."

Stream - "Formulated with essential oils designed to help relieve water retention (such as organic geranium and jumper berry), this oil is especially comforting during the "bloated" days of the month, and smells incredible."

Sunset - "Organic vanilla and jasmine extracts combine for a warm, feminine scent that lasts all day on your skin. The quiet spice of coriander, and the lift of Italian bergamot make this oil anything but plain vanilla."

Water Lily - "It [vetiver] is a deeply calming and grounding oil - sweet, rich, and sensual. Wild-harvested juniper oil and ginger lily add a gentle spice, and lift the vetiver up to meet them."

These are completely unlike other body lotions and moisturizers I've tried in the past. The scents are earthy and empowering, and when I first started using them, I was pleasantly surprised by the fact that my skin didn't feel oily or greasy at all - just hydrated and soothed. In the winter, when my skin is drier than dry, I often have to layer a heavier body moisturizer on top of an Osmia oil for good measure, but during the rest of the year, my skin is happy and content with just the daily dose of oil.

The Osmia Organics Body Oils are available in two sizes: 2 oz. bottle with a screw top (ranging from $20-30, depending on the scent; $18 for unscented) and a 7.5 oz. bottle with a pump (ranging from $65-85, depending on the scent; $60 for unscented). They're a bit pricey, but if you're someone who likes to indulge in luxe body care, these are absolutely worth every penny.


ingredients [*=certified organic ingredient]

caprylic/capric triglyceride (fractionated coconut oil), simmondsia chinensis (jojoba) oil*, aleurites molaccana (kukui) oil, prunus amygdalus (sweet almond) oil*, rosa rubiginosa (rosehips) seed oil*, cannabis sativa (hemp) seed oil*, persea gratissima (avocado) oil*, borago officinalis (borage) seed oil*, oenothera biennis (evening primrose) oil*, hippophae rhamnoides (sea buckthorn berry) CO2 extract*, rosmarinus officinalis (rosemary) CO2 extract*


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