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Cecyhall Thu 13-Aug-15 09:07:13

This is a two parter really-

1. Can anyone recommend a mid priced/cheap body oil that smells really good? I hate the smell of bio oil and I had a Nivea one before that smelled kind of musty to me.

2. If there are no great high street types, can anyone tell me about either the clarins body oils or the elemis frangipani one which I'm tempted by but don't really want to spend a lot of money if I can help it.

I like aromatherapy associates oils as I don't need to wear perfume when I use them as they are so strong but I fancy a change (and again, I'm trying to save money really) so I want a really nice strong scent.

Redrosegirlie Thu 13-Aug-15 09:10:14

Nuxe dry oil is lovely and is maybe considered a bit of a cult product. There is also a perfume in the range. M&S sell it smile

YetAnotherUserName Thu 13-Aug-15 10:00:13

I love the Nuxe oil, delicious! My favourite Clarins oil is the " relax" one. Don't know of cheaper ones in afraid (will keep an eye on this thread!)

Beautifullymixed Thu 13-Aug-15 14:09:23

Have you tried organic coconut oil?
Moisturising and lucious smelling.
Or palmers cocoa butter body oil?
Vanilla smelling heaven. I too love body oil, but as I age , my skin has got more sensitive to certain fragrances. I do love mixing a couple of drops of essential oils into my olive oil though. Smells great and my skin drinks it up.
I am heavy handed though, and would power through the likes of Clinique, making it far to costly to use.

VixxFace Thu 13-Aug-15 15:49:35

Raw organic coconut oil is the best thing imo.

DogLoverFeelingBroody Thu 13-Aug-15 15:52:57

Beautifully Sorry to derail. Do you mean actual olive oil like what you'd buy at Aldi for cooking? Does the essential oil stop you smelling like a chip?

OP, I use coconut oil and I love it although I'm not actually that keen on the smell.

avagosling Thu 13-Aug-15 16:36:09

Camellia oil is lovely and it does not really have a scent... So you can add whatever essential oils you like. My latest discovery is carrot oil which doubles as a fake tan, how cool is that?! Oh and for a REALLY nice smell try rose petal oil - something incredible.

Beautifullymixed Thu 13-Aug-15 17:30:18

Olive oil has a slightly nutty aroma, as far from a chip as you can get. I use it on skin, hair, feet. I love it.
I also love argan oil, leaves skin silky. Fushi (get mine from amazon ) do wonderful oils.
My dry, prone to rashes and excema skin love these oils.

MairzyDoats Thu 13-Aug-15 19:22:44

I just noticed today that the Body Shop have started doing a range of body oils. There's a monoi one that smells divine, but I didn't see the price.

MairzyDoats Thu 13-Aug-15 19:35:21

Just checked, it's £16 for a fairly big bottle. And, I repeat, the smell is incredible. Not overpowering, just gorgeous.

skillsandtea Thu 13-Aug-15 20:09:08

I've just started using the REN Moroccan body oil. It says it smells of roses. I don't think it does but I do like it.

Cecyhall Thu 13-Aug-15 20:18:31

Thanks all.

I'd rather have the oil all mixed for me rather than figure out which essential oils I'd like in the carrier.

I have been using Nuxe recently and I do like the scent but I'm not sure if it's me if that makes sense.

Will definitely check out the Body Shop one and try the Ren, I do like Ren as a general rule so fingers crossed.

LoadsaBlusher Thu 13-Aug-15 20:46:22

I loved the Clarins Tonic Body Oil.
I slathered it on liberally throughout both pregnancies and have zero stretch marks.
It has a gorgeous herbal smell. Felt really. relaxed going to bed after using this.
The first bottle was a gift , then I purchased it from EBay - managed to get a brand new full size bottle for £28 , I think the real price is usually around £40.

I now use a little mini bottle for after my ' once in a blue moon ' child free baths.

LoadsaBlusher Thu 13-Aug-15 20:49:10

Sorry , that didn't really answer your first post

The herbal smell of Clarins body tonic oil is beautiful .
The consistency is thick and luxurious and one large bottle lasted me approx 5-6 months.

Saurus72 Thu 13-Aug-15 21:25:11

Well, I'm not sure that these are the answers you really want as they are both v expensive but...I'm afraid to say that both the Elemis frangipani and Clarins body oils are both absolutely beautiful. I prefer the Elemis one, and I think it it is more moisturising than the Clarins one - possibly because you have to melt it so it is warm when you put it on and maybe absorbs better. It also smells absolutely divine.

If you use other Clarins products, maybe see if the body oil is included in one of the gift with purchase offers? I bought a couple of Clarins products a few months ago and the sales assistant let me have 4 x 30ml bottles of the body oil as my gift.

Cecyhall Thu 13-Aug-15 21:33:25

See that's kind of what I'm thinking- I'd always rather spend a bit extra and really enjoy what I'm using every day than spend less and be a bit meh everyday.

I might fabricate a kids trip out tomorrow so I can go to the big town and go to the proper counters and body shop and have a look at them all.

Saurus72 Thu 13-Aug-15 22:05:21

Totally agree - everyday luxuries are very important I think. Much better than having something lovely that you use once in a blue moon. QVC sometimes does good prices on Elemis.

Callycatsy Fri 14-Aug-15 08:03:37

Check out Champneys citrus blush dry body oil. Smells very uplifting.

It's my second choice after Frangipani Oil and much cheaper.

MaryBerrysEyelashes Fri 14-Aug-15 08:19:39

This works dry leg oil. Very ££

Jaeme Fri 14-Aug-15 19:14:55

I love the shimmery nuxe oil although I'm not keen on the scent. If you're buying that then sell the 100ml size at the price that m&s sell the 50ml size for.

Elemis frangipani monoi melt can be picked up on eBay quite cheaply as it's often part of gift sets and QVC TSVs that people split up.
Timetospa also do 20% off if you use code 'BA2014A'

I heard good things about the garnier beauty oil spray. I've only just started trying it out so haven't used it long enough to know if it's decent but it does smell nice.

MaryBerrysEyelashes Sat 15-Aug-15 08:10:48

Yup. I hate nuxe scent

RavioliOnToast Sun 16-Aug-15 20:03:26

I have the grapefruit body shop oil. It is beautiful! I also stick it on my hair overnight and wash the next day, it feels and still smells amazing!

Did you get on OP?

Cecyhall Sun 16-Aug-15 20:58:01

The weather was rubbish so we only went to soft play at the retail park that only had a Boots- I smelled every single oil they had but none were strong enough (it wasn't a Boots with counters).

I'm definitely going to go the the Body Shop this week though as I'm intrigued but failing that I think Clarins might be slightly ahead in my want stakes!

Coastingit Sun 16-Aug-15 21:30:34

I love Nuxe but it's too ££ for me to use on my legs, I use it on my hair - just the ends after blowdrying to stop them frizzing. I have a dry oil spray from Tesco which is gorgeous, it's called Calcot Manor.

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