Hello, I’m Gio and I’m a workaholic.
Writing and blogging are my biggest passions in life. There’s nothing I’d rather do than researching the truth about a new anti-aging ingredient, writing a review of the latest hyped-up serum and reply to all your emails and comments.
I could literally do it all day. Every day.
Actually, I do it all day. Every day.
That’s what happens when you turn your hobby into your job. You forget you need time off to unwind and relax. It’s a lesson I’ve learned the hard way.
After a big burnout that almost caused me to stop blogging last year (no worries, this blog ain’t going anywhere 😉 ), I realised it was time to inject more me time into my day.
One of my fave ways to relax is a hot bubble bath. I fill the bath tub, pour in some salts and relax for the next couple of hours (I don’t do short baths).
Lately, I’ve put the salts aside and opted for an oil: Elemental Herbology Wood Rejuvanation Bath & Body Oil. Here’s why:
- What’s In Elemental Herbology Wood Rejuvanation Bath & Body Oil?
- How To Use It
- Performance & Personal Opinion
- Who Is This For?
- Who Is This NOT For?
- Does Elemental Herbology Wood Rejuvanation Bath & Body Oil Live Up To Its Claims?
- Price & Availability
- Do You Need It?
- Dupes & Alternatives
What’s In Elemental Herbology Wood Rejuvanation Bath & Body Oil?
SWEET ALMOND OIL TO MOISTURIZE SKIN
Did you know that sweet almond oil is the most common oil used by massage therapists? There’s a reason for that. Well, more than one reason:
- It’s easily absorbed by the skin
- It isn’t greasy
- It’s super moisturizing
- It reduces the effect of UV light induced photoaging (wrinkles + dark spots) on the skin.
Talk about multitasking!
JOJOBA OIL TO MOISTURISE SKIN, TOO
Out of all the oils, jojoba resembles human sebum the most. What does it mean?
Well, jojoba oil is a magician that tricks the skin into thinking it has already pumped out all the oil it needs, stopping excess production in its tracks. If you have oily skin and what to go down the natural route, jojoba oil is your new BFF.
It’s very moisturizing, too. It forms a barrier on the skin that prevents moisture loss, keeping your skin hydrated for hours.
Related: 6 Ways To Use Jojoba Oil In Your Beauty Routine
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ROSEMARY OILS TO PREVENT WRINKLES
There’s not much research on rosemary oil. But the few studies I’ve found are promising:
- Rosemary oil has antioxidant properties that fight free radicals
- Rosemary oil has anti-bacterial properties that help treat acne
Oily (duh!), but not greasy.
Very masculine. The herbal scent of rosemary mixes with the spiciness of nutmeg and the citrusy crispiness of lemongrass.
There’s nothing sweet here. It’s a woody herbal scent that soothes the whirling mind and reinvigorates the senses. But, it’s not for everyone. If you leave masculine scents to your men (I steal them all the time, ahem…), you won’t dig this. Not a bit.
How To Use It
It’s so versatile, you can use it both in and out of the bath (or shower, if that’s more your thing). You can:
- Apply 2-3 pumps to your torso before stepping into your shower
- Pour 2-3 pumps into a hot bath (my fave way to use it)
- Slather it on your clean, dry skin after bathing
Performance & Personal Opinion
I’ve never used Elemental Herbology Wood Rejuvenation Bath & Body Oil in the shower. I have one every morning, obvs, but I just want to get in and out of there asap.
Instead, I always pour a few pumps in my bathtub when I decide to treat myself to a pampering hot bath. This particular scent, Wood has a masculine vibe that makes me feel energised and invigorated.
If masculine scents are not your thing, this oil comes in different variants. You’ll find one you dig. It’s worth it.
When I get out of the bathtub, I feel much more relaxed and – more astonishingly – my skin isn’t as dry as it usually is. A hot bath can be very drying but this oil seems to limit the damage. Yay!
Just to be on the safe side, I slather a few drops all over my skin afterwards. It keeps it soft and smooth for hours. Now, what scent to try next?
Who Is This For?
Most people can use it, but it’s more suitable for dry skin.
Who Is This NOT For?
Sensitive skin. The fragrance may be irritating for you.
A dark bottle with a pump applicator. Simple and practical.
Does Elemental Herbology Wood Rejuvanation Bath & Body Oil Live Up To Its Claims?
|Invigorate body and mind with the rejuvenating combination of essentials oils to relieve aches and pains and restore clarity.||The oil relaxes you and energises you, but it can’t give you clarity.|
|Lemongrass: Works as an anti-inflammatory and helps to clear the mind.|
Ho Leaf: Helps to warm and relax tight muscles.
Nutmeg: Improves circulation to ease aches and pains.
|Notice how they say these ingredients have these benefits, not that the oil does. Let’s say they don’t work their best in an oil…|
Price & Availability
£28.00 at Wolf & Badger
Do You Need It?
If you have dry skin and love masculine scents, this is a great pampering treat.
Dupes & Alternatives
Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride*, Prunus Amygdalus Dulcis (Sweet Almond) Oil*, Prunus Persica (Peach) Kernel Oil*, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil*, Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) Leaf Oil*, Cinnamomum Camphora Linalooliferum (Ho Wood) Wood Oil*, Cymbopogon Citratus (Lemongrass) Leaf Oil*, Myristica Fragrans (Nutmeg) Fruit Oil*, Tocopheryl Acetate*, Citral*, Eugenol*, Isoeugenol*, Geraniol*, Citronellol*, Limonene*, Linalool*. *Ingredients derived from 100% natural source.