I got this product to use with Jason’s Lavender Satin Shower Body wash. I love the Satin Shower so I figured this would be great as well.
This Lavender Hand and Body Therapy is natural and certified organic… the tube is clearly marked 70% Organic. It also says that it is an anti-aging antioxidant blend; sodium hyaluronate helps retain skin elasticity.
The ingredients list is huge so I’m not going to list them all… just what the bottle points out that is special to their formula.
Jason’s Lavender Hand and Body Therapy is formulated and enriched with Green Tea Extract, Alpha and Beta Hydroxy Acids, Vitamins C and E, as well as Evening Primrose. Ginko Biloba, Superoxide Dismutase, Sodium Hyaluronate and Kukui nut oil are included to moisturize and diminish the signs of aging. Lavender is included for its soothing and calming effects.
Jason’s Hand and Body Therapy is also paraben free. Contains NO petroleum or mineral oil and contains no animal by-products. Jason’s also does not test it products on animals.
LITTLE BIT ABOUT LAVENDER
Lavender has many uses. It has been used for centuries to (aid) treat a number of different things. It has been used to aid in removing nervousness, healing burns and insect bites, athlete’s foot, headache and migraine relief, joint and sore muscle relief, insect repellant, sunburn, and to disinfect the scalp and skin. Those are just some of the ways lavender has been used.
It has also been used for thousands of years for bathing, healing and perfumes.
Lavender has the Latin name Lavare, which means “to wash”
PACKAGING & APPLICATION
I have the 8oz size. This comes in a tube with a flip top just like a lot of lotions/ creams do. As I said earlier it is very clearly marked 70% organic on the front of the tube.
Instructions for application say that “for best results apply to slightly damp skin after showering to receive the maximum benefits of Lavender. Concentrate on dry rough spots like elbows, heals, and knees. Reapply whenever extra moisture is needed”.
MY EXPERIENCE & FRAGRANCE
When I first used this I didn’t read the suggestion to use it after a shower….I just put it on. I used it on my hands. I squeezed a pea sized amount and started rubbing it in. I immediately noticed that it was a bit greasy and waxy feeling and the SMELL …UGH!
(I’ll get into that in a minute)
The greasy/waxy feeling continued for a little less than 5 minutes. Although it did bug me a little bit, it was tolerable. Once it absorbed in, it was fine. No more greasy. It did moisturize but I have to admit I was expecting more. It seemed to do only a light job at this point. I mean my skin was smooth but I didn’t FEEL moisturized. (I hope that makes sense)
I then read the package and decided to try it like they suggest, after a shower. I used it this time on my knees as well as my fore arms and hands. (I have psoriasis on my knees and fore arms and wanted to have a little extra moisture there.) Well, it was a bit different than using the product on dry skin. It stayed waxy/greasy for a lot longer and made the skin I applied it to shiny. It was also more difficult to rub in. Once it absorbed, it again was totally fine...no greasy feeling. It left my skin much smoother, moisturized and soft …at first…my skin felt dry again about 40 minutes later. When I say dry, I mean tight and just…DRY. It did not cause any kind of irritation and it did help with any itchiness I had from the psoriasis BUT …One BIG problem … The darn SMELL!!!
I like lavender; it has a variety of different fragrances depending on the blend/products fragrance formula. However I found this one just AWFUL…my best description is that you can smell some of the lavender but there is a “tangy” scent over it … (I have no idea what exactly may be lemon grass?) and oil. Not car oil but cooking oil. At first I thought that maybe the product was old so I checked the expiration date and it was good. The next time I went to the natural foods store I smelled one that was on the shelf and it smelled the same. I was really bummed because I really hate the fragrance.
WHERE TO FIND IT & PRICES
Any natural food store should carry this; stores like Raley’s that have a natural section may also have it. I paid around $8.00 for the 8oz tube. You can also find this easily online.
RECOMMENDATION & MY RATING
If I were rating on smell alone I’d probably give it 1 star, and I’m not really happy with the waxy feeling that sticks around for a bit. I also was not impressed with the moisturization or lack there of. It seems to have no real lasting effect.