Bodhi & Birch Desert Rose Facial Oil

Bodhi & Birch Desert Rose Facial Oil
Bodhi & Birch Desert Rose Facial Oil

Hi Loves

Back in 2015 I wrote a post about Bodhi & Birch when I first discovered them, it is a love affair that has grown and I can't see ending anytime soon.  In that post I wrote about Desert Rose Oil which I loved, anything Rose fragrance is always a favourite, this time around Bodhi & Birch have re formulated the Oil, it includes oils of Argan, Rose, Prickly Pear and Starflower, the smell is out of this world, fresh and at the same time super soothing and relaxing.

Bodhi & Birch Desert Rose Facial Oil
Bodhi & Birch Desert Rose Facial Oil

I use this oil predominately at night as I love to breathe in the fragrance when falling asleep, but I have noticed that this formulation seems to be much lighter and finer making it really easy to use during the day, it is now possible to use this as your main moisturiser, if you are an oil lover, your make up will apply easily and not dissolve unlike heavier oils. 

One of my favourite ways to use Desert Rose Oil is to have a no make up day with just this one product, it really feels as though you are giving your skin a massive moisture drink. Suitable for Normal to dry skins and especially suited to ageing skin as it works to diminish age blemishes and produce a more even skin tone. 

Bodhi & Birch Desert Rose Facial Oil
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Another use is to warm a drop or two in the palms of your hands and apply to hair ends to smooth away any frizzies, I have tried this on both dry hair and towel washed hair, both giving great results, use ONLY a small amount, you will end up greasy otherwise, there really is no need to overdo it, you would be wasting your oil. As always with Bodhi and Birch only the finest ingredients are used, and not tested on animals, 95% organic. 

On speaking to the founder of Bodhi and Birch Elijah Choo on why the re-formulation his answer was this "As for the reasons behind the reformulation, it allows me to select and increase the organic ingredients, omit wheatgerm which can be too "heavy" especially for those with normal or sensitive skin, remove strawberry seed oil which has a light musky scent and improve the formulation with the addition of prickly pear oil. Overall I wanted to make our hero product the best it can be! "

When I asked about the product being 95% organic, he was kind enough to give me this explanation about Organic products. " In order for an ingredient to be certified organic, the crop of plants has to be checked that they are grown to organic standards. Weirdly enough, if an ingredient is wild grown, for example in the Amazonian jungle where fertilisers and pesticides have not been used, where it isn’t farmed organically, it cannot to classed as organic. Brazil nuts and its oil are one such example.
Also not all plants grown for food nor beauty can be viably certified organic; rose for instance. There is organic rose oil but you are looking at a small fortune considering Bulgarian Damask Rose Otto costs £8K per kg. That means, as a skincare formulator, the palette of ingredients you can use is suddenly reduced to a tiny fraction should you use 100% organic ingredients. Bodhi & Birch is first and foremost a natural brand that creates eco-luxury skincare with complex emotive scent journeys using rare aromatics and botanicals. To attain 95% organic ingredients is in itself quite an achievement let alone create products that are original and not “same-y” as often found in most organic skincare formulations. It is very easy to create a 100% organic product; especially if the product is just one or two organic carrier oils. However it doesn’t use any brain cells to create that! I have come across some and I think it’s just plain lazy :) With Desert Rose Facial Oil, the other 5% non organic ingredients are Vitamin E at 2% and some of the oils. Our body oils are remarkably higher with Sicilian Rose at 96.5%, Chinois Blue at 96.8% and Nordic White at 98% (meaning it is mostly organic except for Vitamin E)."
Check out Bodhi and Birch Desert Rose Facial Oil Here 

Lyn 💋

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  1. Hi Lynne
    I've been using Clarins Blue Orchid Face Treatment Oil on and off for years and fancy a change

    Read this with interest. Great that you can buy travel sizes so I'm going to get Neroli Lucé Revitalising Face Oil and Desert Rose Facial Oil

    1. I love anything that does trial sizes I think it shows confidence in a brand, hope you love them. Lyn x


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