And, then I got to thinking about the jars I’ve been dragging along through those invasive TSA checkpoints. You know I have an abstract appreciation for the unexpected. So, imagine my surprise when I came across a first in the world of waxes and oils – a multi-purpose balm with a pump! By Mama Mio, the Omega Wonder-full Balm ($26) helps you travel without the heaviness of a glass jar and transport your comfort cream with an airtight packaged bottle. I’m smitt!
Dry skin is a thing of the past. The usual bounty of carriers makes up the ‘nasties-free’ quencher. You’ve got:
- Meadowfoam’s high Omega content (over 90%)
- Sweet Almond oil bringing more of the Omegas 3, 6, 9
- Avocado oil’s copious amounts of Vitamins A, B1, B2, D, and E (as well as amino acids, sterols, and pantothenic acid)
- Evening Primrose with its added Linoleic Acid
- Carrot Seed oil, which brings Vitamin A and Carotene to help maintain elasticity
Cute fact alert: Manuka has been known to neutralize strong foot and body odors. Applying this between your tootsies can help ward off that jarringly dense sneaker stink you may come to fear.
I quite like the baby fresh sweet scent of the balm, too. There’s a radiant, smooth powdery waft that is quite appealing to my nose, though it ends up very much being a skin scent naturally. I just know it’ll remind you of some scented something you once wore in your late teens while reading one of those romantic novelettes. The hint of Ylang Ylang - clean in its sentiment - is set against the dusky glow of a Rose and becomes very demure, very feminine, and just very pretty.
And, the perfect complement to the balm? A body oil ($35), of course! Also in a convenient pump form, the body oil is made from Sweet Almond, Jojoba, Argan and Safflower oils but has a zestier tang from the juicy redolence of citrus spring. When layered together, the resulting effervescence is promisingly irresistible. The aromatic sunrays of sweetness tempered by the summery burst of lemon-y something makes the mix mastering really kind of fun, almost virginal really.
There’s nothing smug about Mama Mio's branding. No, there isn't any frenzy for the novel here. Rather, skin trifled with a whispery soft scent will be left impressively ultrasmooth with both formulations that are colourant, paraben, petrolatum, and synthetic fragrance free. And, at such happy price points, how can you not try the fun of the brand? Balm or oil? Elect for both to refine your huile diplomacy.
Scent Classification: Soft Floral; Citrus
Viscosity: Ultralight viscosity