My love affair with The Body Shop first began when I was a pimply tween just awakening in my passion for all things beauty and skin care. I fondly remember not leaving my house without a generous daubing of their dewberry or white musk perfume oil, which at that age, was my go to signature scent.
Fast forward several decades, and kilos later, and I still love the brand. Every night I diligently slather on their body butter, after washing my hair with their hair care range, and every Christmas I order their advent calendar as a little gift to myself. This trip down memory lane has a point, just be patient and give me a moment to get to it.
The point is that I am obsessed with the brand, so when I heard that they were launching their new and improved wellness range, I just had to be the first try it out. The new range is vegan-certified and made with 100% natural, biodegradable and potent essential oils, that have been carefully crafted into three unique blends, and come in sustainable packaging, using premium glass and aluminium materials.
The Body Shop’s Wellness range is sourced from nature, and comes in three variants – Sleep, Boost, and Breathe.
The Body Shop’s new Sleep range is herbaceous and aromatic, infused with lavender from the plateaux of Haute-Provence, produced without fertilisers or irrigation, and vetiver from Madagascar introduced to help diversify local production.
If you have trouble sleeping or you just love the scent of French lavender like I do, I would recommend massaging in the Balmy body cream $49/200ml after a shower at night, and/or spraying their Calming pillow mist $35/100ml on your pillow, blanket and room a few minutes before bed.
The brand’s new Boost range will energise your mind and get you ready to take on the world, with its sunny, uplifting and delicious blend of citrus oils of mandarin and bergamot, harvested from the shores of Calabria, and crafted by traditional Italian producers.
I would recommend starting off your day with their Hair and body wash (coming soon), or applying some of their Essential oil blend $35/20ml to your pulse points, to shake the cobwebs away.
And finally, my favourite item from the new Wellness range is from their Breathe line, made with eucalyptus from plantations in China’s Yunnan province that support smallholder producers, and organic rosemary from a family-owned cultivator in Spain.
I fell in love with their eucalyptus essential oil blend $35/20ml, which smells absolutely amazing. While the rest of the range smells wonderful, their essential oil blend is my favourite, and something I would definitely recommend you try, especially if you have sinus, asthma or any breathing issue.
THE BODY SHOP LOVE YOUR BODY™ CLUB MEMBER EXCLUSIVE From 21 July – 14 September, members can enjoy exclusive in-store promotions when they shop in their pyjamas and purchase any product from The Body Shop’s new Wellness range!
Members also stand a chance to win an Oasia signature wellness stay for two at Oasia Resort Sentosa (worth more than $1,200) or an exclusive The Body Shop Wellness pack (worth more than $250). The Body Shop Wellness Range is available at its official flagship store on Lazada, Shopee and The Body Shop stores island-wide.