holiday essentials: beautifying oil

The Body Shop Coconut Beautifying Oil
The Body Shop Coconut Beautifying Oil

The Body Shop Coconut Beautifying Oil* – £9

There is nothing that screams holiday more than the scent of coconuts. Whether it is the suncream or the sweet scent of your second pina colada of the day, the lush smell of coconuts is the epitome of sunshine and tropical paradise. The Body Shop beautifying oil is a lovely versatile product that can be used on body, face and hair. It is a dry oil made with a lightweight blend of nut oils which gives your skin instant hydration and a gorgeous, shimmery finish.

This was one of the first products I packed whilst whittling down my brimming bounty of beauty items to take away with me. I find it works best when applied to damp skin after a bath or shower. It soaks in beautifully leaving little residue, conditions the skin and leaves it smelling truly tropical. On the skin I really like this product, but found it wasn’t as effective when used on my hair. I felt it was a little heavy and cloying, and didn’t do much for the condition or feel it, so I certainly won’t be replacing my Moroccan Oil anytime soon. But my skin certainly loves this product and the natural coconut scent will continue to bring sunshine into my bathroom long after the holiday is over!

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28 Comments

  1. 27th June 2012 / 5:39 pm

    I ordered this online and received it today, I think it's a bit small for the price, but I agree with you on the skin/hair thing. My skin felt instantly softer, but my fringe (freshly washed) turned into a separate greasy mess! I hardly put any on either! Bit disappointing, but will carry on using on my skin 🙂 Great post x

  2. 27th June 2012 / 5:46 pm

    Great post, you write so well. This product sounds lush. Couldnt agree more about coconuts being the scent of summer. Now i just need a holiday :o) xx

  3. 27th June 2012 / 5:47 pm

    I wanna try this… I love the smell of coconut in the summer! 🙂
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  4. 27th June 2012 / 5:48 pm

    Coconut is one of my favourite scents…. I'll definitely be trying this! xx

  5. 27th June 2012 / 6:08 pm

    I love body oils and the scent of coconut! ♥

  6. 27th June 2012 / 6:11 pm

    Awh, I wish this worked better on hair, my purse doesn't agree with Morrocan oil! It sounds lovely for the skin though. XO

  7. 27th June 2012 / 6:25 pm

    This looks awesome! Perfect for my upcoming hols, bit pricey for me at the moment though, does it last long?

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  8. 27th June 2012 / 6:31 pm

    I recomend you Sanoflore oil Huile Des Delices- it's all natural and smell amazing 🙂

  9. 27th June 2012 / 6:49 pm

    This sounds lovely, I will have to pick it up next time I am at The Body Shop. Your reviews are always so informative!

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  10. 27th June 2012 / 7:02 pm

    Ahh thanks for this post, this looks perfect! Coconut is definitely my favourite scent. x

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  11. 27th June 2012 / 9:21 pm

    I bet this smells gorgeous on the skin! xx

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  12. 27th June 2012 / 10:50 pm

    Really need to try this out, looks great! x

  13. 28th June 2012 / 7:29 pm

    So glad you done this post!! Will deff be picking one up for my holiday! 🙂

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    xx

  14. 28th June 2012 / 9:01 pm

    Really want to try some of these oils out! Love Body Shop products x

  15. 29th June 2012 / 10:19 am

    I love the smell of coconut! It reminds me of last summer for some reason 🙂 xx

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