Doesn’t the sleek, minimalist bottle look so pretty? If I had to give an award for the chicest packaging of a body oil, Elemis’ Frangipani Monoi Body Oil ($53) would score it in a second. I couldn’t have guessed Elemis iss a high-end, professional spa-therapies brand based in the UK by any telltale signs on the packaging. But, it is – the entire luxe line is the kind you’ll only find on lavish cruise line spas and luxurious 5-star spa resorts. In other words, the places I’d never be able to afford.
Appealingly packaged and affordably priced, a big part of what sells me on this sweet-scented ‘dew’-gooder is the full-blown intoxicating Frangipani blended with Gardenia flowers that have been steeped in the Coconut oil. Perfectly soft in their lushness, the universally appealing fragrance is a tropical one; whiffs feel sensual and creamy and bob contentedly with a slight lift of naturalistic flowers. And, thankfully lacks that unforgiving suntan-y synthetic type of smell you spot and cringe from a mile away. A quick read of the label shows the body oil is free from parabens, SLS, DEA, mineral oil, artificial colours and silicones, which explains why the oil is favoured by pregnant women needing a remedy for their stretch marks.
Like a tropical rainshower, it’s a no-brainer to use this oil on the cuticles and post-shaved legs, but it also doubles as a weekly hair treatment. Did you know used regularly Coconut oil helps reduces protein loss whether you use it as a pre-wash or post-rinse grooming treatment? Coconut oil -which should work its way into your arsenal of hair care - is one of the few natural oils that has been proven to penetrate deep inside the hair where it can strengthen from within while offering up antioxidant benefits to skin. Hair rinses clean with one shampoo rinse and feels gloriously silky afterwards.
It's just the sort of Coconut oil that wins on all counts.
Scent Classification: Floral
Viscosity: Ultralight Viscosity