I had never heard about Weleda, till a friend from Zurich, when on a visit to my home presented me with some amazing products. She got a Lavender Massage oil and Cream-douche. I had to google about the product, because the info and the brochure was in German and I could just figure out that it was an oil and a cream-douche. While understanding how to to use the latter was not really an iussue, the former was, because I needed to know if it was a massage oil for the hair or the body!
Now, I don’t really know the cost of these products in India. But they are available abroad for the following rates:
- Lavender Oil – $ 15.00 ( roughly INR 800)
- Cream-douche – $ 10.00 ( roughly INR 550)
Here are my reviews:
I could not undertsand anything in the literature that came with it, because everything was in German :)It has a strong lavender fragrance and it comes in a glass bottle. When I first opened the bottle and smelled it, the fragrance for me was a bit sickly sweet. It is not sticky, which I really like. It absorbs in your skin quickly leaving it moisturised. Now, this is not really a mosturiser, but since it is highly absorbent, it makes your skin soft after application.
You can also use it when you want to calm your senses. The night I used it to massage it on the nape of my neck, hands and rubbed a bit to the temples, I did feel a bit relaxed. After a while, the fragrance gets a lot milder and begins to smell nice. Since all the ingredients are natural, there is no harm to your skin, unless you are allergic to any of the ingredients used.
I also used this post a shower by massaging it and letting it seal the moisture in the body. The benefit was that I did not need to use my usual body butter post the shower. It also left the skin soft and silky for about 8 – 10 hours.
Would I buy it again? Yes, provided I know where I can buy it in India 🙂
This is what the Weleda site says about the oil :
Lavender Body Oil softens and moisturizes the skin with soothing and calming oils of Sweet Almond, Sesame, and Lavender. A gentle massage with this delicate oil leaves the skin feeling soft while the aromatic scent of French Lavender helps you to unwind.
Ingredients: Sweet almond oil , Sesame oil , Lavender , Fragrance (natural essential oils)
It is nice, creamy and a rich moisturising body wash. It smells exactly like the lavender body oil. When I say that, yes, I do mean that the fragrance of Lavender in this is also a bit strong, but tends to get milder once you have scrubbed the wash off your body. Now from what I know Lavender is typically used to relax you and calm the senses. So I guess, this is best used for the night showers so that you can relax under a hot shower. What I really liked about this body wash is that since it is so creamy, it tends to moisturise your skin as you shower.
Will I buy it again? Maybe no. I’m not a very huge fan of lavender and honestly, I like to try different body washes.
This is what the Weleda site says about the body wash:
Weleda Lavender Creamy Body Wash is a gentle pH balanced creamy wash, with the delicate, therapeutic scent of organic lavender and eco-friendly cleansers derived from sugar and coconut.