Tuesday, 24 June 2014

Nourish organic fresh fig body butter review



I first came across Nourish organic when I was searching for a decent deodorant. With my love for fruity scents I gravitated towards the fresh fig. While the deodorant was not a perfect match, there was no denying that it smelt incredibly delicious. I didn't take long for me to order a fresh fig scented body cream. Unfortunately it did not smell nearly as good.

I was missing the scent so much, that I was contemplating ordering another deo, when it dawned on me that they have a body butter version, and due to the similarity in texture, I thought it might smell the same. So I crossed my fingers and hoped for the best. For once my weird logic paid off, and it turned out that they do share the delicious scent that I have been lusting after.

Nourish Organic is an American, USDA certified brand (not to be confused with the Nourish skincare British brand), that uses at least 25% of post-recycled content in their packaging (and all the packaging is recyclable). They specialise in organic body care products at very reasonable prices. I absolutely adore the containers, with their cute prints of fruits and flowers.

The fresh fig body butter comes in a fairly small jar 102g, which is probably the reason for such a good price. The ingredient list is pretty simple and along the lines of what you might expect in a body butter, a blend of shea and coconut butters, sunflower and olive oils, with additional vitamin e and organic fragrance. The consistency is pretty solid at room temperature (I am guessing it will become softer when it gets hot), once you scoop a little bit out it melts into the skin. It leaves my skin super soft, but so do other similar products.



What makes this butter stand out is the relatively short ingredient list, the quality of raw materials and the absolutely gorgeous scent. Many body products have a predictable essential oil combinations of rose, lavender and peppermint, ylang ylang and patchouli, and they all have that essential oil mix smell (which I do enjoy, but it can get a little samey). This smells like real fruit, it took me a little while to figure out what fruit it was reminding me of, the smell was so familiar, but I just couldn't put my finger on it. Until I had a punnet of fresh strawberries sitting on the counter, I realised that is exactly what my body butter smells like ( I had the eureka moment, running around sniffing strawberries, than sniffing the butter). The fragrance lasts a fairly long time, but because it is light and fresh I welcome it. In fact I rarely wear perfume during the day so this is a perfect two in one, makes you smell good as a bonus to velvety skin.

The fact that the jar is small also works for me. It makes it a great choice for travelling and as I have a few products on the go, I am not worried about the expiry date (in fact I wish more companies would do slightly smaller sizes). If we are not counting a certain soap, this is the most used body product in my collection to date, and something that gets repurchased as soon as I run out. Although I am very tempted to try the wild berries version.


6 comments:

  1. I have the fig smell in their hand soap and REALLY like it. I also have their pure shea butter and love it as well, can only imagine this affordable body butter is divine. Great review :)

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    1. Thank you, i am very tempted to try the shea butter.

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  2. It's funny how Nourish's scents will vary a little product-to-product, I've noticed that too! The body butter is great though, I completely agree :)

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    1. Few, so glad it is not just me! I love the body butter if the shower gels smelled the same I would be tempted to cheat on soap :) xx

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  3. Where did you purchase the Nourish products? I cannot find a UK site :( Thanks!!!! XX

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    1. Unfortunately they don't have a UK stockist, I got it from iherb, they have really inexpensive shipping and lots of discounts on products so it works out to be a really good price xx

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