You may know that I love a good body oil. And this is so very nearly a good body oil.
It’s the first Fushi oil I’ve tried and it’s not going to be the last. I must confess that I bought it AGES ago and started using it about 3-4 weeks ago when I had a bit of a bathroom audit and realised it was going to be out of date in a couple of months. It’s a nice light oil, although not a dry oil so you will need to leave it for 5 minutes to sink in before getting dressed. It smells light, fresh and slightly sweet.
Did I feel as if my purity had been thoroughly revived? Nearly. The ingredients, while boasting of such intriguing things as Gold of Pleasure oil, also include Butylphenyl methylpropional. It’s a synthetic fragrance ingredient that has been shown to cause irritation and possible allergic reactions. Now, I have fairly sensitive skin and didn’t have any problems at all and I’m sure there are only very small amounts present. But the natural beauty purist in me wishes it wasn’t there at all, particularly when the rest of the ingredients are rather lovely and Fushi have otherwise excellent eco-credentials.
Fortunately, having had a poke around on Fushi’s website, it’s clear that there are plenty of other products in their range that don’t include the synthetic fragrances. The Arnica Sports Massage Oil looks like it contains a very similar blend of base oils, although the fragrance (which appears to be based on essential oils of eucalyptus, rosemary and black pepper) will be quite different, if equally nice. Fushi also do a great range of organic base oils including some of my absolute favourites, jojoba, camellia and calendula. So I will be going back, just for slightly different things.
Ingredients: Prunus amygdalus dulcis oil (Sweet almond oil), Vitis vinifera seed oil (Grape seed oil), Camelina sativa oil (Gold of pleasure oil), Olea europaea oil (Olive oil), Borago officinalis seed oil (Borage oil), Limnanthes alba seed oil (Meadowfoam oil), Butyrospermum parkii butter extract (Shea extract), Rosa canina fruit oil (Rosehip oil), Tocopherol (Vitamin E), Parfum (Natural Fragrance), *Geraniol, *Hydroxyisohexyl 3-Cyclohexene Carboxaldehyde, *Butylphenyl Methylpropional, *Linalool, *D-Limonene