Bodhi & Birch Rosemary Chi Himalayan Detox Salt Scrub – 250g (£35.00)
This is my first review of a product from Bodhi and Birch. A young English brand using all natural ingredients and made in England. Attracted by the ingredients and being in the market for a really gritty body scrub, I thought I’d give this Rosemary Chi Himalayan Detox Salt Scrub a whirl.
When you unscrew the heavy 250g black glass jar, you are first hit with the aroma of Ayurvedic Indian oils, like from a newly lit censer. Sink your fingers into the pink/peach coloured salts and scoop out a small amount. Then massage onto damp skin (not the face).
My tip and stay with me for this, is to do this process whilst stood in the bath with the hot clean water around your ankles. Oh and don’t put any bath product into the water. Trust me!
The first thing that impressed me was that the salts didn’t dissolve away. The grittiness remained and whilst massaging, the salts released more of their natural aroma and essential oils. Dry elbows and knees drink up the oils like a sponge. Dull looking skin on arms and legs become glossy and rehydrated. Tired aching rough feet become smooth, energised relaxed and sweet scented.
Then, just when you’d usually rinse the salts down the drain, instead, lower yourself into the bath water and watch. The salts instantly dissolve releasing their essential oils into your bath water. Take time to relax in this most indulgent and opulent bathing experience. Your entire bathroom fills with the heady aroma of mixed essential oils. A treat for the mind, body and soul. If you think I’m over exaggerating, I encourage you to try this for yourself.
When your much deserved ‘me time’ is over, pat the skin dry. Your skin will feel like you’ve slipped into a pair of silk pyjamas and socks. Even your towel will become scented with the aroma of the oils and you’ll look forward to the next time you treat yourself to the Bodhi Salt Scrub again.
My ingredient purists among you will adore this little lot. The biggest ingredient in the pot is Himalayan Salt Crystals, Organic Shea Butter, Grape Seed, Sweet Almond and Olive Oil. Then we find Rosemary, Geranium, Cedar wood and Red Mandarin oils. Where most other salt scrubs would have stopped, we then find Clary Sage Oil, Tea Tree, Galangal Root and Vetyver oil. In short, not a single ‘dud’ ingredient in the entire pot.
To conclude. So far, the ultimate ‘Rolls Royce’ of salt scrubs on Del Brown Approved! and proof that all salt scrubs are NOT created equal!
Ingredients: Sodium Chloride (Himalayan Salt Crystals), Butyrospermum Parkii (Organic Shea Nut) Butter, Vitis Vinifera (Grape) Seed Oil, Prunus Armeniaca, (Apricot) Kernel Oil, Prunus Dulcis (Sweet Almond) Oil, Squalane / Olea Europaea (Olive) Fruit Oil, Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) Oil, Pelargonium Graveolens (Geranium) Flower Oil, Tocopherol (Vitamin E), Juniperus Virginiana (Virginian Cedarwood) Oil, Citrus Nobilis (Red Mandarin) Peel Oil, Citrus Aurantium var. Amara (Petitgrain) Leaf Oil, Salvia Sclarea (Clary Sage) Oil, Melaleuca Alternifolia (Tea Tree) Leaf OIl, Alpina Officinalis (Galangal) Root OIl, Vetiveria Zizanoides (Vetyver) Root OIl, Citral*, Citronellol*, Geraniol*, Limonene*, Linalool* *natural constituents of essential oils