When it comes to total-body cleansing , I love a good lather.
The scrub of a good soap is always refreshing, but when it comes to big bubbles, I’m never without a great body wash in the shower.
And when I find a great body wash that’s made with jasmine essential oils, you know I’m going to be hooked. red flower’s Purifying Body Wash in Indian Jasmine is the base layer scent I’ve been looking for!
If you’ve been around for a while, you know I have this thing with jasmine. The scent seduces me (clearly, as I’ve devoted my “12 Days of Jasmine” series to honor my favorite aroma!), and for the longest time I’ve been trying hard to create my jasmine fragrance wardrobe.
What’s a fragrance wardrobe, you ask? Well, basically, I want to smell like jasmine (and all the other pretty flowers), and I want that scent to last all day.
The best way to achieve this is to layer your scents — think soap or body wash in the morning, hand cream throughout the day, body lotion before bed), and it’s taken me a bit to find that “base layer” jasmine scent in a cleaner beauty product from a brand I love.
red flower obviously came through as a lovely green spa brand that understands how to blend science with spirituality. Its nature-infused line brings beauty to everyday care, making it a joy to do something so simple as washing. From its pretty, practical packaging to its comforting copy (the bottle says “flowers hold life”), red flower just seems to get it.
The product itself has a nice, thick-ish weight to it — never runny, but not too thick that it just feels difficult to work into your skin. It deeply cleanses and hydrates, never stripping the skin of moisture, and you just need a nickel-sized amount to work into your loofah in order to get a good lather.
In an everyday product like body wash, I still desire luxury, but I don’t think that feeling should be cost-prohibitive. While at $22, it’s a higher-end product than what you may pick up at the health food store, it’s not grossly out of reach for someone who wants to treat herself and is a diehard jasmine enthusiast.
Which leads me to the actual scent of red flower’s Purifying Body Wash in Indian Jasmine — there is no mistaking this for anything else! red flower definitely did not skimp on the star scent, making this body wash a top pick for me. It delicately scents the skin, never overwhelming the nose, and makes your hot, steamy shower smell like a field of jasmine.
Here’s the full ingredients list from the red flower website:
Algae extract, aloe barbadensis (aloe) leaf gel, apple certified organic extract, benzoin resin extract, celery seed oil, chamomile flower certified organic extract, cucumber certified organic extract, ginger root certified organic extract, glucono delta-lactone, green tea leaf certified organic extract, jasmine fragrance & whole essential oil blend, lauryl betaine, mandarin peel oil, orange flower oil, parsley leaf oil, potassium sorbate, sodium laurylglucosides hydroxypropyl sulfonate, sodium methyl cocoyl taurate, vegetable glycerin, water
If you look at other retailer sites, though, you can get a more detailed ingredients list that includes what essentials oils make up this heavenly smell (neroli, ylang ylang, jasmine grandiflorum and tangerine!):
Biodynamic honey infusion; saponified oils of olive, coconut, palm, and castor; sugar beet (cocobetaine), cocoamphodiacetate, aloe vera , vegetable glycerin, cold pressed neem oil, olive extract, fragranced oils, essential oils of neroli, ylang ylang, jasmine (jasmine grandiflorum) and tangerine, grapefruit seed extract; and rosemary extract, natural preservative (glucono delta lactone, sodium benzoate, calcium gluconate).
I’m not quite sure why this isn’t all detailed out on the official red flower product page, but I do appreciate that red flower links every ingredient used to explain its function and benefit, which aligns with its mission of long-term quests for wellness. I hope to see the full detailed ingredients that names the essential oils used in the blend on the red flower website soon!
In addition to the Indian Jasmine Body Wash, I’ve got my eye on the Moroccan Rose, French Lavender and Italian Blood Orange to try next. It seems that these are the classic base scents that my nose loves.