Zen Zest Aromatherapy Lavender & Rosemary Calming Massage Oil
I like having small bottles of massage oil at home because they make giving and receiving massages even better, plus the scent can be quite relaxing to the senses. One bottle we have here is the Zen Zest Aromatherapy Lavender & Rosemary Calming Massage Oil. I received this as a gift some time ago.
The light, floral essence of wild lavender flowers that bloom in Provence, southern France every summer is captured in this soothing massage oil. It is a perfect companion to the fresh, woody-balsamic essence of uplifting Rosemary flowers and leaves. Both essences work in harmony to give you a relaxing, purifying massage just right before bedtime.
The bottle I have is 50 ml. I really for the life of me can’t remember if this came in a set, so I’m not sure if this particular size is available. I do know though that the massage oils come in 100 ml size, and that those are priced at around PhP 150.
The Zen Zest Massage Oils are available in three variants, with different scents and supposed aromatherapy effects. There’s Uplifting, which contains bergamot and neroli, Stimulating, which has tangerine and peppermint, and finally, Calming, the variant I have, which has lavender and rosemary extracts.
The scent of the Lavender & Rosemary Calming Massage Oil is rather mild. I actually wish it were stronger. For most of my skin care products I prefer them unscented or gently scented, but for massage oils I do like some scent that I can detect throughout the massage because it makes me more into the massage.
This smells to me mostly of lavender, whose scent is known to have a relaxing, calming effect. I used to have a bottle of lavender essential oil, which I’d put a few drops of on our pillow before bed time. They helped make me sleepy. I can smell the lavender here, but again it’s not so strong. There’s also a bit of rosemary, which to my nose makes the scent of this just a little minty and herbal.
This is not a heavy oil, though it doesn’t have a very thin consistency either. It sinks into my skin after about five minutes, so if you want a massage oil that doesn’t leave your skin feeling too oily or greasy, this one would be good to try, just don’t use too much of it.
Zen Zest Aromatherapy Lavender & Rosemary Calming Massage Oil – Likes:
- Doesn’t leave my skin terribly greasy, or dry.
- Doesn’t irritate my skin, but to let you know, I’ve only used this on my arms and legs. I always forget to bring my own oil when I go to a spa.
- It’s very affordable.
- It’s locally available, found at most malls.
Zen Zest Aromatherapy Lavender & Rosemary Calming Massage Oil – Dislikes:
- The scent could be made stronger.
- The cap on the bottle I have doesn’t twist completely shut.
This is an okay choice for a massage oil, especially if you’re under a budget. It’s not too greasy and it hasn’t irritated my skin so far. However, since this product is under an aromatherapy line, I’d really prefer if it had a stronger scent, to provide a more relaxing feel.
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