Before using this oil, I had a quick look at the label and was pleased with what I saw. A base of sweet almond and jojoba oils, aromatherapy grade essential oils, & a luxury rose & oud scent to sign seal & deliver it.
I was pleased to see sweet almond oil & jojoba oil in the base as they are lightweight oils that are easily absorbed into the skin. Slippery and not thick or sticky- making them ideal for massage. They are also favourite oils for use with aromatherapy essential oils, & generally double up as good moisturisers for skin with multiple skin benefits & general wellbeing benefits too, such as emotional and mental uplifting properties.
The use of rose geranium oil & rosemary essential oil give the oil a fresh, citrus, earthy and woody undertone. The ginger & clove essential oils turn the heat up a little and bring warmth & spice to the party, whilst the final scent is rounded off with an aroma of floral rose & woody oud.
I like the blend scent wise – it has just the right dose of ingredients with scent properties to promote relaxation, without going overboard on the relaxation bit. There are other ingredients with a bit more heat, spice, & kick to stimulate & energise making the oil ideal for tired, overworked people who not only need to relax but need to re-invigorate themselves also.
I really enjoyed the physical warming properties of the oil, which are felt after skin has been massaged with the oil continuously for a minute or two.
Another plus point of using an energising and uplifting massage oil, compared to one that is designed to relax alone, is that it makes it ideal for couples to use. It has a sensual, stimulating scent in which your partner is less likely to fall asleep after their massage, and more likely to return the favour!