I am sure everyone must be tired of reading about the Body Shop Spa of the Worldrange but it is one of the best ranges (in my opinion) that Body Shop has launched. I love how Body Shop has totally revamped some of their ranges, packaging and formulas. The Spa of the World range was launched during Summer and I was lucky to get to try the African Ximenia Body Scrub* and the French Lavender Massage Oil*. Before I got the package, I had been in-store to check the entire range out and I was already obsessed. There is a wide range of products to choose from which you can find here. I hear some of the products are limited edition while others will be permanent. I just hope they make everything permanent because the entire range is fantastic.
Spa of the World Overview
The Body Shop Spa of the World range is designed to deliver a luxurious "me-time" spa experience all in the comfort of your own home. The ingredients used in the formulation of various products within the range have been hand-picked from all around the world which makes it a really exotic range. I am not surprised because Body Shop always uses high quality ingredients and I admire them for that. The range is categorised into various experiences that the products provide. These categories include:
It's very hard to explain these things but I suggest asking for a small sample when next you are in Body Shop (they are always good with giving out small samples). I start off with using a small amount and rubbing it in gentle circular motions around my hands (elbows), knees and my décolletage. These are the areas that need gentle exfoliation and this scrub has been so helpful in smoothing these areas out. The good thing about this scrub is it also has a moisturising element to it so it does not strip your skin out or leave it oily; it just leaves your skin supple. Lastly, it smells so divine. I know this sounds weird but I find the smell very relaxing and even when I am not using it, I just have a little sniff (sounds so wrong but I am telling myself it's normal). I can't think of anyone saying anything bad about this scrub as it's just so lovely. Plus, it's of African Heritage so I am super proud !!
I love how easy the fragrance travels as I can feel its relaxing effects quite quickly. Sometimes, I use a few drops in between my palms and give a little rub and inhale it. It really helps me relax which is why I reserve it for night time and/or pamper session. I don't use it every day but it's always a treat each time I use it. It's also perfect for massaging but massages are only fun when someone else gives it to you. I am not good at giving massages at all but the BF had some pain around his legs and I used this around the area with a damp cloth and he said it was deeply relaxing. Maybe I am getting better or it may just be down to the French Lavender Massage Oil. One thing I really like about it is the texture which does not feel greasy at all. As much as I love oils, I prefer really light ones or dry oils and this oil feels super light (not drying though) and gets absorbed easily.
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