Tammy Fender Bulgarian Lavender Body Oil

A lavender oil for the disenchanted. Surely, you will tire of this spirituous herb but not its relaxative effects, but to source a truly mesmerizing one is a rare feat for the huile aficionado. After all, you’re the one who can sniff out a synthetic additive and point fingers at that clumsy mark of a shameless craftsman. Fret not, as Tammy Fender, founder of the stunningly glossy brand of organic skin care, won’t fake you out. Her Bulgarian Lavender Body Oil ($68) has a surprisingly soothing blend that balances the edge between the modern avant-garde and the classicism of aromatherapy. It's this mastery of perspective, which can also be found in her luxe line of balms. Never gauche, but always flush with extraordinary rich energy.

The whole elixir is certified organic, richly pronounced by the Sunflower Oil as its core. Rose Hip Seed complements the carrier quite comfortably, though the burst of pure Bulgarian Lavender oils create an arresting motif of luxury huiler-y. First off, this has to be the first of very few full-bodied oils experienced. Most tend to sway between a semi-dry and medium viscosity.  This is the most voluminous of body oils you’ll likely try and more likely love. It’s so wondrously rich, your gleaming legs will feel moisturized even a full 24 hours later.

Add to this Rose Hip Oil’s reputation for being an excellent rehydrator. As we age, oil glands calm down in activity. Did you know people produce 10 times more oil at age 25 than at age 50. This condition is exacerbated by climactic and environmental conditions such as dryness and air toxicity. Due to a lack of oil and depleted moisture, the skin starts to show off unsightly signs of aging & crepiness. Rose Hip Oil, with its high content of Vitamin C and levels of linoleic and linolenic fatty acids, penetrates the skin almost instantly to strengthen underlying collagen and reduce scarring and promote regeneration of skin cells. And, what's interesting to note is how Bulgarian Lavender has cytophylactic properties that promote rapid healing of irritated or even cut skin (think shaving nicks) and help reduce scarring.

You’ll like the inherently serene oil at first, but then love it for its fervent strands of meticulously sourced Lavender creating an enigmatically yet comforting scent. So effervescent are the broad lyrical sweeps of Bulgarian and every day Lavender, so smooth is its intelligence, it possesses the swooshingly enthusiastic power to stir and revive the senses.

And, that’s what any great oil should do.