What: Delicious, zingy & creamy bodywash
For: All skin types, use in shower or bath
Review: Every wondered what it was like to shower in freshly squeezed orange juice? I hadn’t either, but after using this divine bodywash I am one step closer to knowing what that would feel like! This bodywash by Weleda is a divine way to start the day - it smells like fresh zesty oranges, and is creamy and moisturising. I’m loving this in winter to get me up & ready for the day, but imagine that it would also be delicious and refreshing to use in summer.
Verdict: It’s the Sunday brunch of bodywashes - 10/10!
Make your own clean version of luxe face oil Rodin Olio Lusso!
I’ve been lusting over Rodin Olio Lusso for months now. And I’m not alone, everyone in the beauty industry seems to be obsessed with it. Into The Gloss* did an interview with Linda Rodin (the creator of Rodin Olio Lusso) last year and she talks about how the oil was created in her home. Inspired by Rodin Olio Lusso’s DIY roots, I had some fun yesterday making my own oil. As Ms. Rodin points out in her interview, you really do get what you pay for, there’s a reason a small bottle of the Rodin Olio Lusso costs $140. Rodin uses top of the line oils and I’m sure it smells amazing too. Below is the super easy recipe I came up with and some things I’ll do differently next time.
All these oils should be available at any well-stocked health food store and are readily available online. I purchased the Grapeseed Oil, Vitamin E Oil and Sweet Almond Oil online from Mountain Rose Herbs.
Sweet Almond Oil
Vitamin E Oil
Almond Extract/Essential Oil for scent
Leaving a small amount of room at the top (about 1/8 of the bottle), fill the bottle with equal parts of Olive Oil, Grapeseed Oil and Sweet Almond Oil. Top the bottle off with a small amount of Vitamin E Oil and add Almond Extract for scent. To use wash your face and spread a small amount over a damp face.
Next time I make this, I probably won’t use the Almond Extract. I love the almond scent, but Almond Extract is alcohol based and made the oil emulsify - kind of like salad dressing. The emulsified oil mixture still works and feels great on my face, but wasn’t exactly what I wanted. I ordered some jasmine essential oil online this week and will probably try that or a lavender essential oil to give it a pleasant scent. Certainly there are many other oils you can use and it’s worth experimenting with what works best for your face and reading up on the effect each oil has on the skin.
So I already disliked Emily Weiss from the beauty blog ‘Into the Gloss’ because she is completely gorgeous & devastatingly chic, but now she also has to go and use some fantastic clean beauty products… To see her annoyingly perfect regime, click the picture above.