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Neal’s Yard Remedies Exotic Bath Oil

October 10, 2008

A rich and luxurious bath oil with almond oil and pure essential oils of geranium, lemon and jasmine.

  • 3% organic
  • Suitable for vegans

I am a huge fan of jasmine, so when I saw this bottle of bath oil I couldn’t resist! I managed to get my bottle for £3 in the sale, just before Neal’s Yard relaunched their packaging. Jasmine is a very expensive essential oil and to buy as an absolute, is usually around £20 per 2.5-3ml.

Neal’s Yard describe this product as:

“A luxurious dispersing bath oil with skin-softening and nourishing organic almond oil is blended with pure essential oils of geranium, lemon and jasmine absolute to bring a feeling of well-being by strengthening and lifting the emotions.”

I love using this product when I am stressed out as the smell is rich and comforting and works wonders for my mood. The rich scent also makes it a great product to use now winter has started to creep in.

Neal’s Yard Exotic Bath Oil contains coconut oil, apricot kernel oil, avocado oil as well as lots of essential oils. I was worried it might be greasy, but this wasn’t the case at all – which I think is partly because it contains natural oils rather than petroleum based oils which just sit on the surface of the skin.

The smell of the oil wasn’t that strong, so I needed to use quite a bit in order to be able to really smell it – which means I’ve used quite a bit of the oil in a few baths.

Overall a fantastic product to use when you feel like you need a bit of pampering or it’s cold and miserable outside. It could be a quite an expensive product to buy if you are using it regularly because you need to add a fair amount to get stronger smelling bath water.


  • Pros: Silky and luxurious
  • Cons: The smell wasn’t that strong, so I had to use quite a bit


Coconut oil, peg-40 sorbitan stearate, tocopheryl acetate, almond oil*, avocado oil, geranium oil*, balsam copaiba oil*, lemon oil*, jasmine absolute, alcohol denat. *Organically produced ingredient.

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