[unpaid/sample/affiliate] I’m swapping my regular skin supplement, Imedeen, for something else – it’s high time I explored other options so as soon as I’m out of it I will move onto the new one. But, I’ve taken it for years because it by and large eradicated the absolute ‘need’ for body lotion or cream, most noticeably on my legs. No dry shins or skin shedding. I am fairly sure that the swap will see that coming back although this winter I have noticed my body skin is more dry in general so I am very much enjoying all the new body products that I’ve been reviewing. One such is Tea & Tonic High Spirits Body Oil that is an absolute treat. I need to say that the box came into contact with some khol – it doesn’t come with a mark on it like you see in the pictures.
The list of ingredients is long and impressive (I’ll leave it at the bottom because there is just about everything you would ever want to see in a body oil in there) but I’ll highlight Camelina Sativa (wild flax), Crambe abyssinica (you will more commonly see this in face oils) and blackcurrant seed oil. Those, and their companions provide a big dose of vitamins C & E, omega fatty acids, phytosterols and antioxidant so while it feels good, it’s also providing real benefits for the skin. Tea & Tonic also uses adaptogens.
I’ll put my hands up to finding it hard to get my head around adaptogens, but I think you’re either on board or not so I’ll give a brief explanation and leave it there. Adaptogens are ingredients – such as ginseng and turmeric – that are thought to have benefits for your wellbeing by helping your body adjust itself to emotional and physical circumstances. Tea & Tonic is a small brand so everything is made in regular, sparing batches so freshness isn’t compromised. The Tea & Tonic High Spirits Body Oil is honestly divine – it’s not a greasy oil but its skin softening properties will stay with you all day (or all night). It’s light feeling but deep reaching both in scent and soul and if you do like a quality body oil, this will tick all of the boxes. Another thing you can do is add a few drops to a body lotion (any) – a double dose of hydration and softening and a good pre-holiday routine to get into if you want skin to look and feel conditioned. I’ve got a code for you – BBB15 for you to get 15% off (any product) so with that in mind, I’d also recommend the Bright Awakening Facial Oil and the White Mint Tea Bags because I’ve used and loved both. The body oil is £39 and the promised ingredient list is below. Head HERE.
Crambe Abyssinica Seed Oil, Camelina Sativa Seed Oil, Carthamus Tinctorius (Safflower) Seed Oil, Ribes Nigrum (Blackcurrant) Seed Oil, Papaver Somniferum (White Poppy) Seed Oil, Bacopa Monniera (Brahmi) Leaf Extract, Centella Asiatica (Gotu Kola) Leaf Extract, Panax Ginseng (White & Red Ginseng) Root Extract, Eleutherococcus Senticosus (Siberian Ginseng) Root Extract, Phyllanthus Emblica (Amla) Fruit Extract, Ocimum Tenuiflorum (Holy Basil) Leaf Extract, Schizandra Chinensis (Schisandra Berry) Fruit Extract, Tocopheral (Vitamin E), Mentha Piperita (Black Peppermint) Oil, Lavandula Angustifolia (Lavender) Herb Oil, Eucalyptus Globus Leaf Oil, Litsea Cubeba (May Chang) Fruit Oil, Citrus Limon (Lemon) Peel Oil, Piper Nigrum (Black Pepper) Fruit Oil, Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) Leaf Oil, Boswellia Carterii (Frankincense) Oil, Amyris Balsamifera Bark Oil.
Allergens: Coumarin*, Geraniol*, Limonene*, Linalol*, Citronellol*, Eugenol*, Citral*, Farnesol*.
*Natural Essential Oil Contents
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