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May 13, 2014

beauty scoop | laurel whole plant organics california body oil

Anybody who knows me well knows that I have a soft spot in my heart for California — and now California is keeping my skin soft every single day.

Laurel Whole Plant Organics’ California Body Oil brings a bit of golden state goodness to my skin that I just can’t get enough of each morning.

laurel whole plant organics california body oil

{Laurel Whole Plant Organics sent me a sample of its California Body Oil. It costs $80 for a 100 ml glass pump bottle.}

The newly rebranded line — formerly known as Sequoia Beauty — is packaged in chic Miron glass draped in a minimal crosshatch-pattern label bearing a strong font with founder Laurel Shaffer’s name on it.

I must say that the new look of Laurel’s creations appeals to me; it looks beautiful on the vanity and feels incredible on the skin.

Though I never tried Sequoia Beauty before it evolved into Laurel Whole Plant Organics, I believe Laurel made the right decision in her rebranding!

The ingredients she uses in her collection are luxurious, and her philosophy behind using whole plants in her creations is smart; this now comes across beautifully in the new packaging and design.

laurel whole plant organics california body oil

But besides how pretty the outside of Laurel Whole Plant Organics’ products look, we all know what really matters is what’s inside each Miron glass jar.

When it comes to California Body Oil, it’s a stellar lineup of ultra-hydrating and nourishing oils such as:

  • Tamanu oil (a favorite of mine thanks to its natural healing properties)
  • Avocado oil (a luscious oil that I love for its thick moisture yet light feel — straight avocado is incredible for your hair, too!)
  • Rosehip seed oil (a staple especially for those with scars and wrinkling — hello, boosted collagen!)

laurel whole plant organics california body oil

Here’s everything that’s inside Laurel Whole Plant Organics California Body Oil:

Organic Avocado Oil, Organic Rosehip Seed Oil, Organic Sunflower Seed Oil, Organic Safflower Oil, Organic Tamanu Oil, Organic Red Raspberry Seed Oil, Organic Rosemary, essential oil blend of Organic Rose, Organic Sandalwood, Organic Vetiver, Organic Scotch Pine, and Organic Cedar, and organic flower and gem essences

The combination of floral, woody and earthy scents makes for an interesting scent that’s feminine yet grounded — and perfect for every day.

I find that it doesn’t compete with my daily natural perfume (typically rose or some other floral-based scent), which is one reason why I’m constantly drawn to this body oil out of my vast collection.

Another reason I may be drawn to Laurel Whole Plant Organics California Body Oil every day is because the formula includes a house made gem essence to encourage self-love and acceptance.

For those of you who think that gemstones and crystals and gemstones are for kooks, you can stop reading right now.

I used to raise my eyebrows at it, too, but I’ve become very drawn to the physical and spiritual healing powers of gemstones and crystals.

I’m a firm believer in the idea that the body and mind gravitate to what it really needs at any given point in time — mine tend to be more yoga for opening the mind and heart and more avocados for healthy fats and a feeling of indulgence.

My gravitation to Laurel Whole Plant Organics California Body Oil’s formula may just have something to do with my focus on opening my heart chakra and nurturing it a bit more.

The heart wants what the heart wants, right?

My heart is definitely with California.

And while you can’t buy love, you can buy Laurel Whole Plant Organics California Body Oil. I know I will be repurchasing it!

Have you tried anything from Laurel Whole Plant Organics? What do you look for in a body oil? Tell me in the comments section!

 

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  • http://www.mademoisellenature.blogspot.com Mademoiselle nature

    Me too, I love california :-)! Nice review!
    This brand is on my wishlist. x

  • http://www.thenaturaljunkie.com/ The Natural Junkie

    haha I know what you mean about avocados. I love them too! Great review!

  • http://www.laurelskin.com Laurel Shaffer

    Thank you, Kim!! I am so glad you loved it — and yes, loving our bodies more is definitely a personal mission! xo Laurel



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