Battle of The Body Oils

I'm currently suffering from the notorious Norovirus, the one that drains you from every angle and takes no mercy on your body. The whole family has it at the moment and I'm feeling weak as hell. I came home from work on Friday and haven't stopped vomiting until today. Food feels impossible to eat, water takes disgusting and I know for a fact I'm going to be at least 4 lbs lighter by end of today. Luckily for you, I had already started writing parts of this review before I came ill and I thought it would be a shame of wasting my bed bound day without attempting to continue this post, especially when body oil can be quite therapeutic in times like these.

Today I'd like to introduce you to my two favourite body oils on the market - The Organic Golden Carmellia oil and the Oil Arganic from the Tan Organic range. Being completely honest I've never really tried any body oils before these came through the post, but ever since using them for the first time I'm completely hooked.

Both oils can be used for the hands, feet, hair, stretch marks nails, bodies and scars making them very versatile products, however after using both the products I've realised that the strengths differ between the two. The *Organic Golden Camellia oil is fantastic for the skin and I love how it effortlessly penetrates the body without leaving too much residue. I have been using this product on my stretch marks and although my stretch marks are beyond repair, i've noticed my skin have felt a little bit softer and it's gaining a little bit of vitality. If you're a lover of animals, you will be pleased to know that this product is vegan and does not test on animals making this the perfect all round natural product. If there's any criticism and there's very little, I'd say it doesn't have much of a scent and I like products that leave me feeling fragrant. The Organic Golden Camellia oil is so gentle that I've recently been using a tiny amount as a makeup base and i've noticed my foundation glides on a lot smoother and that my pores don't feel as blocked.

The Golden Camellia Oil can be purchased from for £19.99. 

When I first used the Tan Organic, one of the sister products of the *Oil Arganic, I was left pretty disappointed. I still believe it was due to my limited experience with fake tan at that time period, but unfortunately when I first applied the Tan Organic I looked like I had a skin disease where the oil had crusted over my body. Due to my past unpleasant experience I was pretty hesitant about using this product. I worried whether it would make my skin look too oily or bring me out in spots, but I couldn't be more wrong. I'm absolutely in love with this oil and can't use it enough. The Oil Arganic is full to the brim of exotic oils that work together to deliver a gentle oil to give you softer skin. For fake tan addicts out there, the Oil Arganic works well to prolong the Tan Organic to give you a longer lasting tan for the autumn as well as making your skin softer and more vibrant. I've been using this oil mainly in my hair. A few sprintz of this oil with my conditioner makes an excellent conditioning treatment and after blowdrying, my hair is softer and shinier. I also use this oil after shaving to give my legs a shinier, softer complexion. I've realised that the Tan Organic releases more oil than the Camellia so I'd be reluctant to use it on my face or somewhere that I could be prone to get spots, but for everything else, this product is spot on.

The Oil Arganic can be purchased from the Tan Organic website for approximately £14.

In this battle of the body oils, I'd have to say they are both winners. I'm using them both the same amount and I'm really surprised with my recent obsession with them. Like all skincare, it's all about choosing the correct product for you and in this case, I've got two products perfect for many different things.

Which would be your winner?


  1. I've never tried a body oil but really want to after reading this, I've heard good things about ones from The Body Shop :)
    I bet they'd be amazing for my eczema! :)

    Jess xo

  2. Thank you for this post! I've been wanting to try a body oil but not sure where to start!

    Kallie @ But First, Coffee

  3. This post has definitely inspired my to finally try a body oil (:

  4. Fab post hun, I love body oils! Really hope you and your family get better soon, that virus is not fun...i've had it :(


    Em’s Mixed Bag


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