Review: Bodhi & Birch Body Oils Mini Collection

I’m a huge fan of aromatherapy and incorporate it into my daily life.

When I want to escape our hectic modern world and create the ultimate spa like experience at home, one of my favourite eco-luxury brands is Bodhi & Birch.

Bodhi & Birch is an award-winning British eco-luxury brand specialising in aromatherapeutic bath, body and skin care products.

Founder Elijah Choo is a man after my own heart. His creativity and passion for aromatherapy is evident in his spectacular creations. His range of bath, body and skincare is designed to awaken your mind, indulge your senses and enlighten your skincare ritual.

His creations draw inspiration from the healing power of nature and traditional botanical remedies, bringing together Eastern and Western skincare and well-being philosophies.

What I love most about Bodhi & Birch is that all the ingredients are ethically sourced and the products are formulated with the finest quality essential oils that are potent and highly effective.

All Bodhi & Birch products are free from harsh synthetics, petrochemicals, sulphates, parabens, synthetic colours, synthetic fragrances or animal ingredients.

 

They recently launched a new range of body oils and I was very excited when Elijah sent me the Body Oils Mini Collection to review.

The new body oil collection is an aromatic trio of organic body care created by Elijah to celebrate the scent, colour and culture of Europe.

 

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Three piece set containing mini bottles of the new Body Oils Collection.

Includes:
• Sicilian Rose Body Oil 15ml
• Nordic White Body Oil 15ml
• Chinois Blue Body Oil 15ml

 

Bodhi & Birch Body oils mini collection

Made with 100% natural botanicals, the range is handcrafted in microbatches to ensure the utmost quality.

 

 

Sicilian Rose Body Oil is inspired by an elusive lemon scented rose chanced upon on the island of Sicily.

The uplifting scent evokes the warmth and beauty of the Mediterranean with an opening burst of juicy Lemons and vibrant Verbena, before revealing a floral heart of Rose and Geranium. A sprinkling of warm Pink Pepper over a dry base of Ho Wood completes the exuberant scent journey.

“Creating a rose body oil has been on my mind for years.” says Bodhi & Birch founder Elijah Choo.  “It has to be unique and special, and unlike any other rose oils available on the market.  Sicilian Rose is a bright and uplifting rose body oil with an unexpected edge to it.”

 

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Ingredients:

Carthamus Tinctorius (Safflower) Seed Oil, Macadamia Ternifolia (Macadamia) Seed Oil, Rosa Canina (Rosehip) Seed Oil, Mixed Tocopherol (Vitamin E), Rosa Damascena (Rose) Flower Extract, Cymbopogon Martinii (Palmarosa) Oil, Pelargonium Graveolens (Geranium) Flower Oil, Cinnamomun Camphora (Ho) Wood Oil, Citrus Paradisi (Grapefruit) Peel Oil, Citrus Limonum (Lemon) Peel Oil, Rosa Damascena (Rose) Flower Oil, Hippophae Rhamnoides (Sea Buckthorn) Fruit Oil, Schinus Terebinthifolius (Pink Peppercorn) Seed Oil, Kaempferia Galanga (Galangal) Root Oil, Laurus Nobilis (Bay) Leaf Oil, Thymus Hiemalis (Lemon Verbena) Leaf Oil, Valeriana Officinalis (Valerian) Root Oil, Citral, Citronellol, Eugenol, Geraniol, Limonene, Linalool

96.5% CERTIFIED ORGANIC | SUITABLE FOR VEGANS | NOT TESTED ON ANIMALS

 

 

Nordic White Body Oil  is an homage to the beauty of Scandinavian forests, lakes and mountains.

Nordic White is a curative tonic of Spruce, Cypress and Pine, enlivened with the freshness of Sweet Fennel with soothing undertones of Frankincense. The fragrance is clean and reassuring, balanced with a soft lingering sweetness.

 

 “Nordic White Body Oil is rather special to me.  It is my interpretation of a moment when everything about the world is right.  There is an open quality about it.  A certain candidness that alleviates fatigue and clears the mind” says Bodhi & Birch founder Elijah Choo.

 

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Ingredients:

Carthamus Tinctorius (Safflower) Seed Oil, Vitis Vinifera (Grape) Seed Oil, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Oil, Borago Officinalis (Starflower) Seed Oil, Mixed Tocopherol (Vitamin E), Picea Mariana (Black Spruce) Leaf Oil, Cupressus Sempervirens (French Cypress) Leaf Oil, Pinus Sylvestris (Pine) Leaf Oil, Boswellia Carterii (Frankincense) Oil, Juniperus Communis (Juniperberry) Fruit Oil, Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) Leaf Oil, Citrus Aurantium Amara (Petitgrain) Oil, Eucalyptus Globulus (Eucalyptus) Oil, Lavendula Augustifolia (Lavender) Leaf Oil, Ocimum Basilicum (Basil) Leaf Oil, Citrus Bergamia (Bergamot) Peel Oil, Foeniculum Vulgare Dulce (Sweet Fennel) Oil, Illicium Verum (Star Anise) Fruit Oil, Laurus Nobilis (Bay) Leaf Oil, Eugenol, Limonene, Linalool

 

98% CERTIFIED ORGANIC | SUITABLE FOR VEGANS | NOT TESTED ON ANIMALS

 

 

Chinois Blue Body Oil  is a play on 18th century French Chinoiserie, flirting with the European interpretation of the exotic Far East.

It captures the heady hues of Hyacinth and Honeysuckle tempered with nuances of Ginger and Blue Tansy to create a sensual Oriental scent. Spicy Gingerlily and Pomegranate completes this enigmatic fragrance, softening to a smooth powder finish of Valerian.

Bodhi & Birch founder Elijah Choo says, “Chinois Blue Body Oil is perfume in a skin-loving dry body oil form.  Its opulent aroma envelops your skin and senses in a silken robe of exotic blooms while the nourishing dry oil gently cocoons the body.”

 

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Ingredients:

Camellia Oleifera (Camellia) Seed Oil, Persea Gratissima (Avocado) Fruit Oil, Prunus Armeniaca (Apricot) Kernel Oil, Calophyllum Inophyllum (Tamanu) Nut Oil, Mixed Tocopherol (Vitamin E), Hyacinthus Orientalis (Hyacinth) Flower Extract, Lonicera Caprifolium (Honeysuckle) Flower Extract, Zingiber Officinale (Ginger) Root Oil, Kaempferia Galanga (Galangal) Root Oil, Cananga Odorata (Ylang-Ylang) Flower Oil, Punica Granatum (Pomegranate) Seed Oil, Valeriana Officinalis (Valerian) Root Oil, Citrus Aurantium Amara (Petitgrain) Leaf Oil, Hydicum Spicatum (Gingerlily) Root Oil, Tanacetum Annum (Blue Tansy) Flower Oil, Eugenia Caroyphyllata (Clove) Bud Oil, Piper Nigrum (Black Pepper) Fruit Oil, Benzyl Benzoate, Eugenol, Limonene, Linalool

 

96.8% CERTIFIED ORGANIC | SUITABLE FOR VEGANS | NOT TESTED ON ANIMALS

 

 

 

My thoughts

These body oils are not your typical oil blends.  All 3 body oils are luxuriously pampering on the skin and intoxicate the senses.

Fragrance is a wonderful and powerful thing.  Our sense of smell often triggers a feeling of nostalgia and it is amazing how quickly it can change our moods.

Each body oil has its own distinctive scent and take you on their individual journeys.

My favourite so far is Chinois Blue.  It has an alluring and addictive scent which draws me in, making me feel empowered and confident.

Nordic white has a comforting and relaxing vibe to it.  It has a sweet and fresh scent and makes me feel balanced.

Sicilian rose is not your usual dainty rose.  It is rich and complex…it has the softness of rose, feminine and floral with a zesty and fiery twist and creates an aura of femininity.

All 3 body oils are packed full of nourishing oils which leave my skin soft, moisturised and glowing.  They are the perfect treat after a shower or bath.  I like to apply them to damp skin to lock in the moisture.  They absorb well into the skin without any greasy residue.

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Oh and my hair gets to have some love as well.  I love that you can also use these oils as a hair treatment.  I like to apply it from root to tip and gently massage my scalp.  It helps to relieve tension and improve circulation.  I like to leave it on overnight and then shampoo as usual.  My hair looks and feels healthier.

 

The Body Oils Mini Collection retails for £20 and with Christmas fast approaching, they make the perfect gift.

 

The full size 100ml bottles retail for £42 each.

I have thoroughly enjoyed using these body oils but don’t just take my word for it!

Go on treat yourself, immerse yourself into the world of Bodhi & Birch…trust me your entire being will thank you for it.

 

Have a lovely weekend.

Lola x

 

 

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