Elemental Herbology Fire & Earth Body Ritual*

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One of my resolutions this year was just to take more care of myself. Nothing drastic: eat well, exercise, moisturize, the usual. Elemental Herbology’s gorgeous Fire & Earth oils is helping me keep the latter up.

DSC04179Packaged in a golden jewel box are two of the most gorgeous body oils – Fire and Earth. The idea of the duo is that if you need a little perking up you use ‘Fire’, and if everything feels like it’s a little out of control head for ‘Earth’. I love how well thought through the idea is, and it is such a decadent ritual, since the oils feel so wonderfully hydrating.

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The oils come in the most adorable old-school bottles which look like you’ve discovered some wonderful little backdoor apothecary; I am in love with the simple styling of them as they just look so chic sitting in the bathroom. To use them, after I come out the shower, I pour a little into my palms, warm the oil, and then just rub it all in. I tend to go for ‘Fire’ in the morning. Containing (amongst others) Basil, Sweet Orange, Tangerine, Ylang Ylang and Rosemary this is perfect for setting you up for the day. It has a bright, citrus scent which is anchored down with the Ylang Ylang and Rosemary. It just smells so fresh and clean, and as the day progresses I just get subtle whiffs of the oil which dries down to a light green fragrance. For day-use the oil is perfect – after application, I give it about 10 minutes to fully sink in (usually I just carry on with hair and makeup) and by the time I need to get dressed, there isn’t the faintest possibility of smearing oil all over my outfit.

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Once I’m back in and had my evening bath or shower, I have been religiously turning to ‘Earth’. The oil contains Cedarwood, Madarin, Lime, Bergamot, Frankincense and Geranium, so it is the heavier scent of the duo, but it really is divine. The Lime and Madarin keep the scent fresh and clean, but there is a darker backdrop which is completely sublime. This really is one of those products that transforms your bathroom into a 5 star spa. Once applied, the scent dries down a little, but you keep smelling incredible all night! As if the scents of the two oils aren’t perfect enough, my skin has really felt the benefit of my regular use – absolutely no dry skin, instead I just have silky feeling limbs which smell divine!

As if the duo wasn’t perfect enough, it’s on sale for  £22.50 here.

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