ESPA Soothing Body Oil

Body oils are a thing of luxury. They give a silkiness that most body creams just can’t achieve. ESPA do a big range of aromatherapy body oils to suit most needs, everything from detoxifying,  or fitness (for stiff muscles) to nourishing, and they all smell divine.


Having a it of an obsession with ‘calming and relaxing’ body products, I have been using the Soothing Body Oil. It’s a blend of at least 15 different oils, ranging from coconut, avocado and sweet almond as nourishing carrier oils, to sandalwood, rose geranium, lavender and frankincense to help to calm and destress. It is perfect for using at night to help you drift off to sleep while feeling quite spoilt! I personally notice a citronella scent coming through quite strongly, so this may also be a great oil to take on holiday to warmer climates to keep mosquitos at bay (!).

The texture is quite rich and nourishing, and leaves skin feeling hydrated and supple, but not oily or sticky – and of course beautifully scented. My only gripe would be that you need to take the lid off and pour the oil out into your hands through an open top – a pump would be a welcome addition and make application less messy. Otherwise the bottle does look quite beautiful on my counter!

Liberty has a great ESPA selection, you can find it and the rest of the range in store or online at Liberty or the ESPA website for £32 (100ml).