Rated 5 out of 5 by TobythePirateQueen Summertime luxury!
I am a long-time fan of all of the Body Shop's Olive line, which is a big deal for me to say as my husband is the head soap-maker for an independent, all-natural aromatherapy company. He is picky about what products I put onto my skin, and rightfully so. (It's made me a snob about ingredients and scents, myself...) He looks at ingredients, and he analyzes not only the scent of the product but the way it interacts with personal body chemistry. He approves of The Body Shop, and especially the Olive line for me!
I ADORE this new beautifying oil! The scent straight from the bottle is fresh with a rounded, almost earthy note. I especially love applying it to my legs right after shaving them-- it only takes a few drops per leg, it soaks in quickly, leaves my legs sexily smooth and moisturized, and gives me a peaceful and calm feeling throughout the day both from the feeling and when I catch the scent. The way the earthy note reacts with me personally-- it makes me feel grounded.
For the reviewers who thought the product is too pricey or too small, I have a few recommendations. One is that The Body Shop *always* has coupons and promotions going on, so if you're curious to try something, keep your eye out for promos. That's how I discovered the oil-- I wanted to order an Olive Body Butter (which I love for winter) and happened upon a great discount for the oil! The second is, be good to yourself. When you actually take the time to give time to yourself, you will be amazed at what comes of it. If you allow yourself five more minutes in your routine, you won't just schlepp products around and waste them-- you'll savor them, enjoy them, be in tune with your body, and you'll be in an all-around happier place.
Give the Olive Beautifying Oil a try. For me, it has reminded me to keep a fresh and positive attitude during this oppressively hot summer!
July 8, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by Sallyb Amazing product
I love this dry oil. I use it to combat dry winter skin each time I dress in the morning and night. After a shower, I need to use my heavy duty moisturizer, but this product is wonderful for quick moisturization. it absorbs quickly and never ever feels heavy or greasy. I've also patted it on my face and rubbed it on the ends of my hair.
The olive scent is so clean and bright. It's slightly fruity but you don't smell like a piece of fruit. I would really like to see this product in body spray and/or toilette.
February 16, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Jujubee great body oil
I am officially in love with this oil. I also have the olive body butter, and I like the butter, but I love the oil, it leaves my skin feel moisturized and clean, the butter feels a little bit sticky, the smell is heaven, wish it lasts longer, why doesn't TBS have this in mist and toilette???
December 18, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by busybrunette wonderful
I have tried alot of oils in the past for my super dry and itchy skin. This dry oil is AWESOME! I mix it with my usual, unexciting, serious dry skin-body lotion from the drugstore. You can get dressed immediately, this oil really does soak right in. Makes my skin soft and happy. I'm not as scared of wintertime eczema since I have this in my stash.
If you are not familiar with Body Shop's Olive, it's herbal smelling, like plants or fresh cut grass. You will not smell like the vegetable crisper or a salad dressing. Clean and herbal is the best way I can describe it. If you like to smell like food or fruit, keep looking....
I have not tried it on my face but I have put it on the ends of my hair sparingly. True love.
October 15, 2012