The Herb Boutique Pink Rouge Body Oil

Tuesday, December 06, 2016

The Herb Boutique Pink Rouge Body Oil

I am not an all year around body oil user. Its something that I only use during the winters that too just before taking a bath. It's more of an habit that I have grown into since my childhood all thanks to my mother who made sure that we were all messaged well with a body oil before taking a shower. As I grew older, the habit grew with me. Also the preferences of oil changed as well, from Jac Olivol body oil, to more fancy ones from Ananda Spa or something like the one I am going to talk about today. 
The Herb Boutique specializes in organic and vegan skincare only. And all of their products are handmade. To know more about the brand please visit their site, and I why I support brand like this is more mentioned in my previous post on their Charcoal and Green Tea Soap.

This body oil is an after bath oil and claims to moisturize your skin, balance hormones and relieve anxiety. 

The Herb Boutique Pink Rouge Body Oil
The Herb Boutique Pink Rouge Body Oil

This body oil is all organic and vegan made of organic coconut oil with added rose extracts, rose hip oil and vitamin E. I must say I am very much intrigued with their packaging. The glass bottle with a cork looks like something out of an apothecary. Comes in an 100 ml bottle and retails for Rs 1349. You can buy from their website only HERE


The Herb Boutique Pink Rouge Body Oil
The Herb Boutique Pink Rouge Body Oil

My experience and thoughts

I absolutely love this. That's a bold statement to start the review it but its true. Though I have some concerns which I am coming to later, but I really love this. 

I detest oils which feels heavy and leaves behind a sticky residue. Such oils, I apply pre-shower and wipe off excess with a towel after shower. But this one, is extremely lightweight, has a texture of a dry oil and gets absorbed into the skin without any sticky residue. On moist skin it gets absorbed even better. So can be easily applied post shower. It's best that way too. It feels as if I have applied a facial oil, but only for the body. The after effect is just like that. My skin does not feel dry for the whole day even though I stay almost 10 hours in AC in office. I do not even need to apply any body lotion or body butter. This smells of a mix of coconut and scent of  dried roses, an unique fragrance which I am just in love with. Unlike many other body oils, the delicate scent of roses does linger on skin for quite some time. I think the dried rose bud which is immersed in the oil, makes the rose scent more pronounced. Definitely very relaxing and mood uplifting. On many occasion I have even used this on my hands and feet before going to bed as well, to relax my senses. It does gives an aromatherapy effect. I have used this oil every day since the day I got this in mail and almost finished more than half the bottle. I reckon, an 100 ml bottle would last you for 2 months top. Thanks to this the skin of my body which is exceptionally dry looks and feels healthy and radiant. But not sure about its claims on balancing hormones, how does one test that !

Now comes my concerns, firstly the price. Its super expensive, and makes this a luxury item. I myself not sure if I can afford to purchase this for its premium price tag. With this price tag, I expected this to contain some more mix of healthy oils like sweet almond oil, sesame seed oil or jojoba oil, that could have justified the price some more. Only coconut oil as a base, just doesn't cut it for me ! Secondly, during winter the pure coconut oil will solidify making it difficult to use. So you need to store it in sunlight to keep it in liquid form. I personally do not like to store my skincare on direct sunlight.

The Herb Boutique Pink Rouge Body Oil

Product sent by brand for consideration. But my views are honest.

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