As I have mentioned before, my partner and I are currently in a long-distance relationship, which means that the time we do get to spend together is precious. We have found that our intimate time often includes massages, as they make us feel closer together and more connected, but this means we run out of oils quite often. When I saw this Earthly Body Gift Set I knew instantly that I had to get it as I absolutely adore this company and everything they stand for. Scroll down for the facts in this quick review or read on to find out more!
This set is presented in a small, brown, patterned box which sticks with their natural branding and it’s more than nice enough to be given as a gift without any further packaging. It even has a ‘to’ and ‘from’ tag on the side that you can fill names in on, so there’s no need for a gift tag, which is a nice touch. The back of the box just lists a couple of the key ingredients and a brief description for use. The individual bottles are just as tasteful in design as the outer packaging they arrived in, continuing with the same brown, natural theme. Each bottle also has the same brief description, but they feature a full list of ingredients rather than just a couple of them.
The only downsides to these bottles is that they all feature a screw cap and stopper, which both need to removed in order to dispense the oil, which puts you at risk of knocking bottles over and wasting product or accidentally pouring a larger amount than required.
When I used them for the first time, I overestimated how much I’d need, because the consistency is slicker and thicker than I had anticipated. Less is more when it comes to these oils, even when you’re planning on doing a full body massage. We have found that these oils glide easily on the skin, warm up quickly to body temperature and leave the skin feeling relaxed, refreshed and smooth. They have no stickiness or tackiness to them, which is a huge bonus for us as it means we don’t feel the urge to go for a shower the second the massage is finished.
In terms of scent, we like all three of these oils, despite them being very different to each other. My favourite is definitely Skinny Dip, as it has obvious vanilla tones, but there’s something slightly musky and earth-like underneath it that smells absolutely amazing. Naked In The Woods is the second best for me, as it smells as it sounds, which results in a truly relaxing scent that makes me feel at one with the world. The last scent is Guavalava, a sweet, fruity scent that doesn’t appeal to me as much as the others. My partner has a sweet tooth though, so this was naturally his favourite of the three.
Overall, these massage oils are fantastic for sensitive skin and haven’t caused any irritation for either of us, which can be a common problem with massage materials, but we did partake in a patch test beforehand, just to be sure. I love this set so much, but I do wish that the bottles had a dropper for easier application, as this would avoid waste and mess, but this is a minor niggle and something I’m happy to look past. I’m definitely going to be getting another one of these sets soon as well as stocking up on bigger bottles of the glorious Skinny Dip.
Product name? Earthly Body Hemp Seed Massage Oil Gift Set
Type? Massage Oils
Which oils are included? Skinny Dip, Naked In the Woods and Guavalava
How much in a bottle? 3 x 60ml
How does it dispense? Unscrew cap, remove stopper and pour
Does it contain Parabens? No
Does it contain Glycerine? No
Vegan friendly? Yes
Cruelty free? Yes
Ingredients? Prunus Amygdalus Dulcis Oil, Prunus Armenica Kernel Oil, Vitis Venifera Seed Oil, Cannabis Sativa Seed Oil, Sesamum Indicum Seed Oil, Persea Gratissima Oil, Fragrance, Tocopherol, Rosmarinus Officinalis Leaf Oil.
You can purchase the Earthly Body Hemp Seed Massage Oil Gift Set (£14.99) at Lovehoney. Affiliate links have been used in this review.