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Thursday, May 29, 2014

Inspire Me Dry Oil | Beauty Kitchen

Inspire Me Dry Oil * £14.95
Very recently I was given the opportunity to work with Beauty Kitchen and they sent me a surprise product in the mail, and man was I sure excited when I opened that package up. I saw the words "Dry Oil" and went ooooh and sprayed it on myself, as I don't own a dry oil and then the scent hit me. HOLY MOLY.

It's described as a lemongrass and spearmint scent, but that doesn't even do it justice. It is like this invigorating citrusy scent that comes off as refreshing, but not smelling like floor cleaner like many products do. The spearmint just brings the scent up a notch and makes it smell so wonderful that I honestly think anyone who tries the scent would love it.

Although it is described as a lemongrass and spearmint scent, if you don't like the smell of spearmint, I still think you would like this. The spearmint isn't a scent you can place when you smell it, but when you read the label you almost think "AH! That's what it is!" It's just a really refreshing and beautiful scent that doesn't smell like a lemon mint cough drops, doesn't smell like floor cleaner, and doesn't smell fake which is what I find with 99.9% of citrus based scents especially in body products.

To apply, you just spray it on and rub it in, and as soon as you rub it in your hands and body are completely dry (I guess that's why it's a "dry oil") which is nice because the bottle won't slip out of your hands if you spray it on one arm, rub it in, and then when you go to spray your other arm the spray bottle doesn't shoot out of your hand.

The spray is not a fine mist, but I almost prefer that because you will be spraying JUST your arm and not the entire floor or counter around your arm. The oil absorbs INSTANTLY and the scent lingers for ages, but isn't so strong that it's overpowering and gives you a headache. 

A main thing that I love about this brand is their main mission is to make affordable, and all natural ingredients that are packaged in ethical packaging (you can read all of what they say about it here) The ingredients in this dry oil are:

Ingredients: octyldodecanol, olive oil, caprylic triglyceride, jojoba oil, quinoa oil, evening primrose oil, rosemary leaf extract, mandarin green, orange sweet, grapefruit, benzoin resinoid, lemon, palmarosa.

The two you may be unfamiliar with are octyldodecanol (which is a type of alcohol, I think it is responsible for the quick drying qualities of this, but the product is still moisturizing and doesn't dry your skin out due to the alcohol), caprylic trigliceride (basically a better version of coconut oil that absorbs more easily into the skin and are derived through esterification for all you chemistry nuts out there), and benzoic resinoid (a resin from a specific tree bark which has a beautiful smell and does a whole load of good things for your skin). So all of the ingredients are 100% natural and I feel much better putting that on my skin. They also managed to make a scent that sticks around which is usually something you forfeit when going for a natural product (and most body products never stick around on my skin).


I absolutely love this scent as it makes me feel squeaky clean and wonderful, and is perfect for summer as it's a fast absorbing moisturizer. Gone are the days of thick gloopy winter body butters and time to bust out the dry oils! Beauty Kitchen has SO many other scents that you can look through here and I want to try more of them! They have such a nice wide range of scents that are perfect for pretty much anybody during any season. Hope you check them out and love them as much as I do!


  1. You've made this sound really appealing! I love the all natural approach of this product.

  2. Stephanie's LookMay 29, 2014 at 10:02 AM

    me too! a big reason to love this company :) and their products are wonderful xx

  3. This sounds lovely - i've always been tempted by dry oils but yet to give them a try, you've persuaded me!

    Josie xoxo Fashion Mumblr

  4. Stephanie's LookMay 29, 2014 at 11:34 PM

    oh they're fab! one thing I forgot to mention is that they can break down fake tans, but other than that they're literally liquid gold (and it didn't break down mine-the palmers one) :)

  5. I haven´t even hear of dry oils before (I guess I´m late to that party). This post really makes me want to try it out as I love how body oils moisturize my skin, but they take ages to sink in.
    xx Lisa

  6. Stephanie's LookMay 30, 2014 at 7:28 PM

    it's okay I was late to try them because I didn't think they were that common/hadn't ever seen one! it used to be only super expensive brands making them!

    If you like normal body oils you'll LOVE this


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