Friday 7 May 2010

Savonnerie Sleepy Boudoir Body Oil

If you haven't already read my review of Savonnerie's deliciously decadent Love Soak bath soak, I suggest you start there, to find out a bit about the company. Having been wowed by the gorgeous scents and the totally natural and handmade products, I came to the Sleepy Boudoir body oil with high expectations. Would it live up to them ?

Well, it's one of those products that makes me feel all smiley before I even open it. The transparent bottle means you can see exactly what's inside so you'll get no nasty surprises. You can see from the lovely bits and pieces floating in the oil that this is a totally natural product - I recognised the lavender petals and the orange rind but needed to check the (reassuringly short) list of ingredients to know that the white flowers are chamomile flowers. Ahh chamomile, that's supposed to be nice and calming, as is lavender, hence the Sleepy Boudoir name.

A quick sniff test made me go hmmmm lavender - the smell is strong but not overpowering and is totally natural, reminiscent of when I stick my head above the lavender patch on our patio ! As I've already mentioned, the fragrances are all natural, there is nothing artificial added, and you can tell that straight away.

The other ingredients are listed on the bottle : Sunflower Oil, Grape seed oil, Sweet Almond Oil, Essential oils of Lavender, Chamomile Roma and other 100% natural sleep-promoting plant oils, Orange Rind, Chamomile flowers and Lavender Buds. They clearly state that their products are totally natural but it still impresses me to see such an additive-free list.

I must admit, I was slightly bemused about how to use it though. The website doesn't help, calling it "Sleepy Boudoir Bath & Massage Oil" whereas the label on the bottle (including the bottle in the picture on the website) says body oil and never mentioning baths again ! The label says it's "a light easily-absorbed oil for massage & moisturising made with 100% pure essential oils to help you sleep". The website explains, "Sleepy Boudoir provides the perfect escape to ease away the tension of a hectic day and relax the body and rejuvenate the mind for a peaceful evening of relaxation. Blended oils of Grape seed, Almond and Sunflower smooth and soften skin while pure essential oils of Sweet Orange, Lavender, Patchouli and Chamomile Roma lightly scent it with sweet, warm sensual aroma. Use as a light massage oil to enhance skin tone, sooth stiff or aching muscles and feel the beneficial effects of improved circulation. A delightful and romantic treat to unwind and relax before bedtime."

It is a lovely naturally-scented, relaxing oil that is great for winding down after a stressful day but, as the name and the list of ingredients would suggest, it does leave the skin feeling a bit greasy so don't slather it all over your body before jumping in between your white silk sheets or wearing your flimsiest pure silk nightie. If you're planning on using it to give your poor overworked hubby (who has just finished cleaning the bath after your Love Soak bath ! see here if you haven't got a clue what I'm on about !) a lovely relaxing backrub, make sure you have a towel handy to wipe off the excess oil before he rolls over and gives you a load of laundry to do first thing in the morning !

star rating : 4.5/5

RRP : £16.95 for 250ml, £4.95 for 28ml

1 comment:

  1. This article presents an amazing remedy for relaxation and relaxation - Savonnerie Sleepy Boudoir Body Oil. Obviously, such an oil can be an excellent choice for the mother of a child, who, of course, often experiences fatigue and stress. This oil promises to improve the quality of sleep and provide a pleasant rest after an active day. However, in addition to using products like Sleepy Boudoir Body Oil, it's a good idea to look at other ways mom can relax. One of these ways can be a visit to the spa. Many spas offer special treatments and services to alleviate the fatigue and stress that often comes with motherhood. A visit to this spa salon will allow the child's mother to disconnect from everyday worries and devote time to herself. Professional massages and body treatments will help her relax, restore energy and give a pleasant feeling.


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