Time For Tea

Lavender? Done.

Rose? Too picky.

Tea, Olive, Lime? Get.

It’s no surprise the oil world is full of Lavender and Rose renditions. But, you ought to know there are some serious, profound blends out that are just as fresh and lively. Caldrea’s Tea, Olive, Lime Body Oil ($24) is a fantastically priced treat for regular skin maintenance. I say regular because oils truly are the new lotion; if you’re not using one to help re-build those age-defying lipids, well then you’re not doing justice to your skin.

Lavender often catches flak for its banal ways. And Rose can very well lead to floral fatigue after just a few days of use. Now’s the time for change. And, there’s no place better to start than with Caldrea’s well-appointed and sumptuous body oils.

Tea Olive Lime is a fresh medley of notes; a lively and luminous citron opening, with a cologne-like scent from the Lime and Mandarin. A heart of tea segues into the charms of Vanilla giving a sea-breezy green effect on skin. The citron becomes even sexier with sneak sliver of Sandalwood, which makes this Apricot Kernel oil warm and comforting. A little splash on your wrists and you’ll be smitten with the stunningly blended scent, which is also available in a perfume oil.

Caldrea isn’t some obscure brand. I say it’s rather unappreciated for its aesthetically pleasing and organic approach. They know their oils and they know them well. Apricot Kernel is the key carrier, giving you Vitamins A & E to prevent free radial feasting on mature and sensitive skin types. It’s blended with Sweet Almond, Grapeseed and certified organic Avocado oils to give you a semi-dense treatment, which is easily absorbed after a bit of gentle massaging. The star surprise - the super hydrating Chia Seed oil, which is being billed as the new wonder ingredient. If you tend to experience dry, itchy skin after showering, this is the perfect oil to lightly apply to damp skin before toweling off. And, there’s always other uses for a prettily scented oil; cuticles, elbows and feet will also appreciate the extra boost of moisture.

There aren’t any phthalates, parabens, or artificial colours in the vegan blend either, which matters to some of you looking for near natural formulations. But what gets oil enthusiasts really excited is how the exceptionally sophisticated, very Mediterranean scent is a real find. As far as scented body oils go, I might even say the resonance citron makes this a thing of perfection.

Price: $
Scent Classification: Citrus
Viscosity: Slightly viscous