Inner Senses SENSUAL Body Oil

February 14, 2018

Hello lovelies! Hope you're all having a great day. Actually when I'll be posting this it will be Valentine's Day, so have a LOVEly day. I didn't plan this but you wouldn't believe that I have a product that is in the lines of this day. I'm going to be reviewing SENSUAL Body Oil* from Inner Senses. This is a new-to-me brand but it really isn't a new brand, not at all. Their provenance started over 20 years ago on the white shores of Barbados, where they lived closely with nature, attending the Jasmine plants and Aloe Vera that grew on the farm. Their products are hand blended in the UK, they are cruelty free and they source the most innovative and ethical ingredients.
Inner Senses SENSUAL Body Oil with Rose, Jasmine and Sandalwood
 Like I said for the first product from them I picked their SENSUAL Body Oil, which marries the King and Queen of flowers – Jasmine & Rose Otto – in combination with Sandalwood to create a luxurious treat for the skin and the senses. These three beautiful ingredients are mixed in a blend of Organic Sunflower Seed and Apricot Kernel Oils. This product is 92.75% organic and 100% natural. First of, this body oil smells wonderful! I've always been a fan of Jasmine, especially in body care products, and perfumes. There is just something about it that I love so much. It's very aromatic and floral. It's a beaut. But the oil doesn't have a strong scent of Jasmine, like some other products in my collection. I don't really have products with Sandalwood but it really goes well with Jasmine and timeless Rose. Talking about Sandalwood, did you know that there are more types of Sandalwood? The Sandalwood used in this oil is Santalum Album or Indian Sandalwood, which is a small tropical tree that takes many years to mature and this fragrant tree has become a target for illegal harvesting of wild crafted sandalwood in India. Due to illegal harvesting and short supply of this plant in its natural habitat, Santalum album is now considered a vulnerable and threatened species of sandalwood tree in India. I'm not sure how they are dealing with this issue in India, but I'm happy to report that in Australia they were aware of this problem and thankfully they planted Santalum Album trees in the early 80s in response to the unsustainable harvesting of Indian sandalwood.

So what's with the Sandalwood oil used in the SENSUAL Body Oil? I reached out to Inner Senses founder Lisa Basso and she kindly and quickly responded. Her answers were thankfully reassuring. At the moment they're still using East Indian Sandalwood (S. Album) sourced fairly and responsibly through a regulated State sponsored auctions in India. That said, they are slowly phasing in two new Sandalwood oils and will be phasing out the use of this particular oil altogether by May/June 2018. They will start using Santalum Album, from a sustainable plantation in Australia, and Santalum Spicatum, also of Australian origin. Both oils have different therapeutic profiles and aroma. With all that being said I'm so happy to support a brand that knows of this issue and is taking steps to find the most ethical and environmentally friendly solutions. Good job Lisa & the Inner Senses team!
Inner Senses SENSUAL Body Oil Inner Senses SENSUAL Body Oil with Rose, Jasmine and Sandalwood
SENSUAL Body Oil has a beautiful scent which lingers on the skin beautifully. I love that this oil is lightweight and absorbs quickly into the skin leaving it soft and hydrated. It is a beaut. I love everything about it but I will say that even though I love glass packaging I'm not the biggest fan of the dispenser. The bottle has that typical "essential oil dispenser" packaging which is called orifice reducer. I mean I'm not that fussed about it to remove it and this way you can't spill the whole oil but I would prefer something else. Not sure about you, but I think that the brand deserves a more chic and beautiful design. But what's in the bottle is really beautiful, so if you're on the market for a new body oil, definitely check this one out.

Get your SENSUAL Body Oil here.

Have a beautiful day!

With love,

Jana xx

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