Exotic Love Oil is made by Hathor Body, a Canadian company run by a mother and daughter duo who have a passion for aromatherapy, herbology and massage. Upon receiving the Exotic Love Oil for review, I decided to do some more investigation about Hathor Body as I had not heard of the company before. Their entire line consists of lubricants, lotions, oil and lickable products. All of their products are formulated with natural and vegan ingredients. They also pride themselves in using organic ingredients when possible.
I was very excited to open and smell the oil as the ingredients really sounded wonderful. The oil base is pecan, which I found interesting since most nut-based massage oils are based in almond. The essential oils are ylang ylang, cedarwood, geranium, cinnamon and ginger, as well as a healthy dose of vitamin E to make your skin soft (and to minimize scars if you happen to have any!). Well, wanting to smell it was the right thing, because it smells heavenly! It’s very earthy and even a bit herbal, but with a hint of spice from the cinnamon and ginger. If you like natural smelling products rather than products with artificial scents (think green apple and strawberry) this is totally the product for you. Imagine walking into a marketplace somewhere in Asia and smelling all of the spices, wooden handcrafted bowls and fresh flowers for sale. Now imagine that scent all compacted into a 4 ounce bottle – yeah, it’s pretty fabulous.
The packaging of the bottle itself is minimalist, but I like it. It’s a basic apothecary deep blue glass bottle with a black screw on cap and the golden label common to all Hathor Body products. It lists the ingredients as well as touts the skin smoothing benefits of the oil. At the bottom of the bottle is also the tagline “All we need is love.” I personally think they should change it to “All we need is love and 100,000 bottles of Exotic Love Oil.”
And now the good stuff! We decided to put the oil to use and my boyfriend gave me a massage after my long day in classes. He used about a teaspoon of the oil for my entire body. He did mention to me afterwards that he thinks he could use less and it would work just as well, so that is something to keep in mind. It smoothed on like silk and made his hands glide gracefully all over my body. The smell instantly filled the room and made me relax even more. The oil stayed slick and never greasy through the entire 45 minute massage. I felt pampered instead of like a squeaky door hinge smothered in WD-40, which some oils in the past have done to me. The oil absorbed into my skin by the end and left it soft and smooth. I didn’t have to shower at all and my boyfriend didn’t have to wash his hands off. I’m currently sitting here and touching my back constantly to feel how smooth and moisturized it feels! I also still smell like a heavenly, spice filled paradise. A massage with this oil works better than any moisturizer I have tried, and trust me, I’ve tried a ton.
I couldn’t recommend this product more. It’s amazing and definitely worth the price. If you don’t have this in your cart on EdenFantasys yet, you’re making a big mistake.