The Herb Boutique Sweet Jasmine Body Polish

Wednesday, December 28, 2016

The Herb Boutique Sweet Jasmine Body Polish

Sweet jasmine, a name of a product which much appreciates my love for this divinely scented flower. And I always find myself hunting for bath and body products either in rose or jasmine. Over the years after trying so many varieties of products in these scents, now I can make out the fragrance of an essential oil or a synthetic one. I have been sharing some of The Herb Boutique's products on my blog and today is the turn of this body polish. It is 100% organic, vegan and cruelty free.



" Sweet Jasmine Body Polish is made to give you a baby soft skin after bath. What you get is a smooth and healthy looking skin with this body polish. Made with 100% organic oils, you get nothing, but the best. "

Packaged in glass jar and silver screw lid looks very elegant and pretty. It comes with a wooden spatula. The tub is quite small and I reckon it is a 50 gm product since no where quantity is mentioned in the tub nor in their website.

Retails for Rs 1349. But they are running a sale and it is priced Rs 1146 now.
Available only on The Herb Boutique Website


The Herb Boutique Sweet Jasmine Body Polish

Unlike many body polishes and scrubs that I have tried in the past this one in a complete oil based one, coconut oil being its base. It also has organic sugar, organic raw honey, jasmine extracts, citrus juice and vitamin E oil. If you want my honest thought then I am not much wowed with the ingredients list. I expected more mix of oils, since it does not have any moisturizing butters like shea or cocoa or kokum etc. The sugar granules are pretty smaller like castor sugar or super fine sugar. I feel the sugar granules should have been bit more larger for even better exfoliation.




The Herb Boutique Sweet Jasmine Body Polish

 When I opened the tub, the oil was floating on top and the sugar sunk at the bottom. With the wooden spatula I mix the product well before use. When kept idle on its own it does separate. The heavier part sinking at the bottom and the lighter one swimming on top. So every time before use you have mix in with the spatula. Even it has coconut oil, surprisingly, the product has not solidified during winter. The Pink Rouge Body oil lies unused now as it has solidified completely, and in early morning I do not get much sunlight to melt it, neither do I have time to keep the bottle sitting in hot water.

Since I am lover for the jasmine scent, I was shocked when this smelled so synthetic. It smells of Keo Karpin Hair oil. I don't know if you are aware of this oil, but if you are Bengali then you are surely aware of how Keo Karpin smells. Being an organic product I expected this to have natural fragrance. But it smells of synthetic jasmine. That's a definite let down for me.

The Herb Boutique Sweet Jasmine Body Polish

The texture is that of  super fined sugar mixed with oil and feels sticky. Does not spread easily. When applied on dry skin it is a bit difficult to spread and then you would be requiring quite a bit of product to apply all over your body. On my dry skin, I have notice that the oil content sort of gets absorbed into the skin, again making it harder to scrub.

The Herb Boutique Sweet Jasmine Body Polish


If you apply to wet body, like we usually do, splash mugs of water all over and then take out scrubbing products to scrub, then this fails is massive proportions. On wet skin the sugar dissolves very quickly, like within seconds and you would not get any scrubbing action out of it. Application on dry skin also has its issues as mentioned earlier. The best way to apply the body polish is to scoop some product on to your palm, add a couple of drop of water and then apply to scrub with it. The oil with little bit of water emulsifies and spreads easily. The superfine sugar surprisingly exfoliates well and the coconut oil hydrates the skin well. Once washed off there is no stickiness, the skin feels soft and smooth. My skin did not feel dry afterwards and I could skip body lotions. Since it has honey, that also adds to its hydrating properties.

I have used the polish only thrice till now and half of the jar is finished. So a full jar would last you for at max 6 applications, if used not too generously. I understand that sourcing organic products can be expensive, but I truly do not understand the price tag of most of this brands products. There are so many niche brands nowadays offering organic products half the price of this one. It has a premium price tag, which makes me expect more from it, like may be some more exotic ingredients or may be more quantity. Some how I am not very wowed by the product. Honestly as a customer, I would have thought to purchase it, if the price was within Rs 700. What do you think ? I would suggest you to buy this only if the brand is offering a 50% discount. Otherwise, if you want to splurge on your skin and have a luxury feel, then it is a great option.


The Herb Boutique Sweet Jasmine Body Polish

Product sent by Brand for review. My opinions are honest and unbiased.

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2 comments

  1. Nice review and a lovely product :-) I got cocoa body polish from herb boutique :-)

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  2. I am a fan of natural smelling Jasmine products but the synthetic ones are not good at all, I also remember a perfume that smells of synthetic jasmine smell and brings a headache, wish this had more natural smelling jasmine scent, but loved the color of the scrub and yes I feel the price tag is bit higher

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