When I read the description to the limited edition body oil collaboration between Rachel’s Plan Bee x Kimberly of Kimberly Loc, you should have seen the way my eyes lit up! I was instantly magnetized and desperately wanted to get a whiff of it. After all, how does one resist a blend of jasmine, vanilla, rose and sweet orange oils? Does this not sound intoxicatingly delicious or what?! It smells like an exotic floral (hello, jasmine!), a slight nuttiness, enveloped in a creamy sweetness with a touch of smokey sensuality. A BATHTUB WORTH for me please, thank you!
Mixed in a base of nutty apricot kernel, sunflower seed, meadowfoam and grape seed oils, this body oil is packed full of essential fatty acids, vitamins A, C and E, all of which are very nourishing and moisturizing for the skin. The wonderful thing about using good quality oils is that they are gentle on the skin, light and non-greasy in texture, yet remain ultra hydrating and highly absorbent – the main reason why I prefer oils to lotion.
I apply the body oil straight out from my shower while my skin is still damp as this helps the oil to absorb better, and because I am indulgent I sometimes apply a little more than necessary. But oh, how luxurious it feels to slip under the covers, my muscles all nicely warmed up from massaging and smelling like an Egyptian queen! Which is why I had to make a second purchase of a back-up bottle, because at the rate I’m using it I will be done in no time.
Unfortunately, this limited edition oil is now sold out (please don’t hate me!), BUT, the signature body oil (an uplifting scent of citrus and vanilla) is still available here. Tricia from Nihao, New York has written a lovely review of it here which you can check out.
I also included in my order a purchase of the mini collection gift set which I am saving for Christmas. I love the versatility of being able to purchase the minis in this set individually or as a complete collection, which makes it wonderful for traveling or as a gift for loved ones. This set is valued at USD$39 which (in my opinion) is a great price for a decent sampling of 5 lovely products!
I loved the idea so much I included in my second order the mini Bee Cream as well as full sized tubs for myself and my sister who suffers from brutal winter months in The Netherlands. You’re welcome, Joany!
At the very heart of what I love so much about Rachel’s Plan Bee is Rachel’s heartfelt sincerity and the touching story behind her brand. Rachel’s Plan Bee was born out of Rachel’s love for her son, Ric, who has special needs. Her solution to bring relief and comfort to Little Ric’s very dry and sensitive skin was to formulate her own line of natural skincare products which are free of chemicals, artificial fragrances, preservatives, GMOs, and all the nasties.
On a deeper level, the reason why Rachel’s story resonates with me is because my little niece, Anne (my only niece whom I love so, so dearly), is a child born with special needs too. Though the circumstances and struggles may be different, I can understand and relate to the immense amount of love, patience and dedication required. It requires a special kind of love to raise a child with special needs; a mother’s love. I have deep respect for these women.
The heartfelt love and intention is felt through her line of carefully crafted skincare products. One which you will find yourself taking the time to slow down, nurture and nourish yourself with.