HOLY GRAIL: L'Occitane Shower Oil

Monday 11 February 2013

Hey Ladies,

Another holy grail post for you today and I never thought the day would come where I would declare a body product to be irreplaceable in my routine but I was very wrong.

L'Occitane Almond Shower Oil*

'L’Occitane Almond Shower Oil transforms into a lavish, softening foam that leaves a satin-like softness all over your body. This popular shower oil is rich in almond oil and nourishing lipids that cleanse and impart a delectable perfume.'

I don't really know why this is marketed as a shower oil because I almost always use it in the bath, this is part of my Sunday pampering night which consists of a bath, hair mask, face mask and full body exfoliation.

I use the oil in a few different ways during my pampering session; Firstly for the main purpose as a body wash, you only need a small amount and I spread it over my skin and once you mix it with water it emulsifies into a milk and you just wash it off. Secondly I use it as a shaving oil, it makes your razor glide on your skin beautifully and I tend not to nick myself with the blade at all when I use this. Finally I use it as a bath oil, I only picked this tip up when I watched a QVC presentation but when you add a little bit to running water it foams up a dream and the oil in the water nourishes your body in areas you might neglect (ie the unreachable parts of your back).

This stuff is incredible because it makes your skin feel like silk, I have never found a body wash where I don't have to moisturise after using, I can quite happily skip moisturising after using this if I am in a rush. Also the smell is amazing, I don't really think it smells of Almonds (read: Marzipan) it just has an incredibly rich smell & when you use it your skin smells lovely afterwards as well as your bathroom.

It is pricey at £16.50 however because I use it as a weekly treat it will last a long time plus I don't think you'd see the benefits of using it every time you shower as it moisturises your skin so well once a week is all you need.

You can get it from LookFantastic for £16.50.

Have you tried this or any other L'Occitane products? What are your favourites?


  1. I even love the packaging and it sounds so great! xxx

    1. i love it too, looks lovely on my dressing table!! :) xx

  2. I've heard amazing things about it - being allergic to almonds suuuuuck!

  3. This sounds amazing! I have always wanted to try it
    Carissa xx
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