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A review of the very popular Neal's Yard Wild Rose Dry Body Oil

The Happy Sage purchased this product.

a bottle of neal's yard wild rose dry body oil photographed amongst some small purple flowers on a broken stone wall

If you are a regular subscriber to The Happy Sage, then you probably already know about my love of body oils (the first product range I ever developed was body oils).

Fresh on the heels of testing the Aveeno Skin Relief Body Oil Spray I needed something to make me smile again, so I went straight to one of my favourite websites, Neal's Yard, and bought their organic Wild Rose Dry Body Oil.

You can buy the body oil in 100ml or a very handy 45ml, which is great for travelling. Both come in the well known blue glass bottle with a black pump spray top and a clear cap.

As you would expect from Neal's Yard, the product comes with a good list of credentials, such as being certified organic, cruelty free, vegan approved and clinically proven to moisturise for up to 24 hours (although there are no details of the trial or how many participants took part).

Neal's Yard Wild Rose Dry Body Oil - Ingredients

Ethyl Olivate, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil*, Persea Gratissima (Avocado) Oil*, Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Oil*, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil*, Pelargonium Graveolens Flower Oil*, Boswellia Sacra Resin Oil*, Rosa Canina Fruit Oil*, Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) Leaf Oil*, Cymbopogon Martini Oil*, Olea Europaea (Olive) Leaf Extract , Pogostemon Cablin Leaf Oil*, Geraniol, Citronellol, Limonene, Linalool, Citral, Farnesol *Organic. From Essential Oils

It's a nice list of ingredients although I note that ethyl olivate (derived from olive oil but not as greasy) and caprylic/capric triglyceride (from coconut oil and glycerine) form the larger part of the product. It is advertised as containing rosehip oil (rosa canina fruit oil) and it does, but as an ingredient this is listed after a couple of the essential oils so there won't be much rosehip oil at all in this formulation (ingredients are legally required to be listed in order of concentration).

Despite my being very picky here about the ingredients, there is absolutely nothing wrong with them at all, and on the plus side - it doesn't contain any parfum! Read on for my Neal's Yard Wild Rose Dry Body Oil review!

Neal's Yard Wild Rose Dry Body Oil review

The oil itself is more or less clear and fairly thin and it sprays out of the pump in a nice fine mist but without going everywhere.

It has a very light smell, you can catch the mix is rose geranium and palmarosa (cymbopogon martini) essential oils but it is very subtle, but then you don't want totally overpowering if you are putting it on all over your body. I do however like the scent, very floral.

It sinks in very well and quickly and you can get dressed shortly after application with no clothes sticking to you.

I applied about 3 bursts of body oil to do one whole arm from shoulder to wrist (the pump bursts aren't huge) and once massaged in you get good moisturisation for the day. The scent does linger, but not all day and if you wear perfume you probably won't notice it.

To get the absolute best from any body oil product, you need to apply it after a bath or shower when the skin is dry but still damp. A bit of exfoliation prior to application would also work wonders (see my post on The Benefits of Exfoliation).

The oil has got a very slight sheen to it too which is nice as it makes your skin look glowing and healthy which is a bonus!

It was such a treat using this after the Aveeno Body Oil Spray, it will definitely be going in to The Happy Sage Directory of Recommended Products.

Neal's Yard Wild Rose Dry Body Oil - £37 for 100ml and £20 for 45ml.

If you like Neal's Yard take a look at some of my other Neal's Yard reviews:

If you like body oils, take a look at my review of Wildsmith Skin Body Oil, or my review of Aveeno Skin Relief Body Oil Spray, of you love a good body balm, my Lyonsleaf Body Butter review.

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