Intimate Organics is a company I’ve had a love-hate relationship with even before trying out any of their products. I loved the fact that they have scents that are unusual – like cocoa bean & goji berry instead of the regular vanilla or cinnamon – but hated the fact that they called themselves “organic” when the only organic ingredients in their products are the essential oils. However, I can get past that since I’m not consuming the massage oil. So when PinkCherry.com offered me the chance to review some I grabbed it up with glee.
I know some people think as we get older our preference in smells is supposed to mature, but I still like anything that smells like candy and the IO massage oil definitely does. I had a preview of what the scent was going to smell like as I received the matching body soufflé from the lovely Wilhelmina Wang the day before, so I already knew I was going to love it. You know the raspberry hot chocolate mix you liked when you were a kid? It smells exactly like that, which is beyond awesome.
But obviously you don’t just want to sit around smelling the stuff, so I’ll tell you how it works. How does it work in a nutshell? Amazingly well. The main three oils it’s made up of are sweet almond oil, sunflower oil and coconut oil, all of which have great moisturizing properties and absorb into the skin well. This does mean that your skin or the skin of whoever is receiving the massage won’t feel as slippery as it would with different, less absorbent oils, but it will be slick enough to provide some glide.
For a short, 10 minute massage I used about 1/2 a teaspoon on my partner’s back. It absorbed after that, so if you’re wanting to do a longer massage I would suggest reapplying when it starts to absorb too much. If you just dump a ton on the person to start with it will be messy, so start with around a 1/2 teaspoon and build from there. It’s better to use less rather than more since you want the bottle to last as long as possible.
Overall, I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend this product to anyone who likes sweet smells and wonderfully moisturized skin. It’s a little pricey, but in my opinion it’s totally worth the extra couple of dollars for a sweet smelling luxurious massage.