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Alba Botanica Hawaiian Body Wash Passion Fruit Review Caulfield's Counter

Alba Botanica Hawaiian Body Wash Passion Fruit

Alba Botanica Hawaiian Body Wash Passion Fruit Review Ingredients

Alba Botanica Hawaiian Body Wash Passion Fruit Ingredients

Overall Rating: ★★★★
Price: $$ ($10-$20) – Available at Vitacost.com and iHerb.com.
Scent: Tropical passion fruit
I Like: the light texture of the body wash. Effectively cleans. Cruelty free.
Not a fan of: the synthetic fragrance ingredients.

Alba Botanica’s Hawaiian Passion Fruit Body Wash effectively cleans without leaving your skin overly dry. The body cleanser has a relatively intense tropical fragrance – something to keep in mind if you’re sensitive to strong scents. However, the smell doesn’t linger after washing. This product does not produce a lot of lather, but it does leave you feeling island fresh. Alba Botanica’s Hawaiian Passion Fruit Body Wash is certainly worth trying if you’re seeking a reasonably priced tropical-scented body wash.

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Aesop Catherine Oil Burner Blend

Overall Rating: ★★★★
Price: $$$$ ($30-$40) – Available at Aesop.
Scent: Warm blend of orange and cedar wood with a hint of clove.
I like: the multi-functional aspect of this essential oil blend. In addition to its use as an aromatherapy burner oil, the blend can be added in very small doses to carrier oils for skincare.

Aesop’s Catherine Oil Burner Blend is a lovely proprietary mix of essential oils. Made primarily with essential oils of orange, cedar wood, and clove, Catherine Oil warms the senses and settles the mind with its distinct complexity. Though Aesop markets the essential oil blend for burner use, I experimented with the oil by adding three drops of the blend to one ounce of a carrier oil for use as a body moisturizer. (Note: always take a look at an essential oil blend’s ingredients list before using them for skincare. Some essential oil blends offered by not-so-natural companies may contain synthetic ingredients not suitable for use on the skin. Thankfully, Aesop has a strong reputation for using natural, plant-based ingredients in its products.) The body oil blend turned out beautifully with a relaxing, subtle scent. When used as an adjunct in skincare, Aesop’s Catherine Oil will add a pleasant, relaxing aromatic dimension to plant-based carrier oils like argan oil, pomegranate seed oil, camellia oil and sweet almond oil. When used in an essential oil burner or diffuser, Catherine Oil Burner Blend will make your home smell like a relaxing, luxurious spa.

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