Now, we don’t mean literally, but it WOULD do you well to make sure no kind of spillage ever happens- this particular potion, unlike your everyday body product, is made with 24 Karat Gold. It’s rich feeling – a combination of sesame seed, wheat germ, rice bran as well as cold-pressed sweet almond oils; it’s aromatic – one whiff is enough to transport you to a spa in upscale Thailand. It is so luscious it even contains whole cream, cow’s milk (who’d have guessed!). In short, Forest Essentials Soundarya Beauty Body Oil is just what you need when your skin is cringing from the dry heat that the Delhi summer is.
That’s right. In the capital, winter is the time to layer up, be it on garments or lotions. But come summer, the populace tends, very often, to throw caution to the hot, afternoon wind. It is no wonder then that most of us, even as we sweat vats, end up with chapped skin. Clearly, we can’t be loading up on moisturizer. Sunscreen can only get you so far. This kind of extreme situation can only be combatted with skin balance- something that can be achieved with regular at-home massages using a good quality body oil. And Forest Essentials Soundarya Beauty Body Oil, bar its potent aroma that might pose a problem for some, is the ideal solution.
According to the Forest Essentials official page, Pure Gold Bhasma is prepared according to traditional Ayurvedic methods and infused in a mix of oils, herbs and whole cream Cow’s milk. It is simmered over a slow heat and left to cure in copper vats, which impart their own properties to the Massage Oil. Our experience matched the effects one would expect from said description. The fact that the product contains so many elements means you aren’t missing on any essentials.
Usage – The bottle advises warming the oil a little. And we’re pro pre-bath application.
We were left with a radiant glow, supple skin, lustrous hair even! Although, we did end up smelling like its herb and floral infusions several days in. Luckily for us, we’re into that sort of thing, especially when in the interest of improved circulation and firmer skin.
Price – INR 2,295