From Across the Pond
By Tonie Minsal
From merry old England comes
Wow - what nice ingredients this line has. They have several
ranges within the line, but for this article, I reviewed their
Absolutely Organic range.
They have great glass packaging
(naturally), and wonderful fragrances. Circaroma’s site will automatically convert
their prices, which are
dependent on the current exchange rate, into American funds.
I tried all three of Circaroma’s Floral Waters: Orange
Blossom, Lavender, and Rose (100ml spray bottles) - man are they
nice! The Orange Blossom one is just heavenly, so sweet and
Orange blossom is one of my favorite fragrances,
and this floral water is easily THE nicest one I have ever
smelled. The only negative thing about this product was that ¾ of
the way through it, the spritzer pooped out!
That was a bummer, because it’s such a beautiful product.
always like to have a floral water on hand- you can use them anytime,
anywhere- as a body mist, to
refresh you when you’re hot, even to cleanse and moisturize!
The Organic Rose Floral Water smelled just like being in a
rose garden on a hot day after it’s been squirted with the
hose - really nice and relaxing.
The Lavender smells like a
good lavender should; clean, fresh, and outdoorsy without the
slightest hint of camphor. The word lavender comes from the
Latin lavare - “to wash”; people used to spread their freshly
laundered clothes over Lavender bushes to dry, imbuing the
laundry with the scent of the lavender… that’s what Circaroma’s
lavender reminds me of.
Circaroma’s Absolutely Organic Body & Bath Oils (100 ml
bottle) are great! They come in three blends: Stimulating, with essential
oils of cardamom (kind of a weird, warm cinnamony smell),
grapefruit, rosemary and peppermint; nourishing, with
essential oils of lavender, mandarin, frankincense and vetiver, and Unscented.
I used these both as an after shower
oil and as a bath oil, and - Wowee - I didn’t even have to
moisturize after my bath!
Very nice blend of oils: sunflower,
safflower, sesame and jojoba. I used the Stimulating blend after my
shower on a particularly sweltering day - the peppermint essential oil really cooled me off, and the
cardamom left such a nice, warm smell on my skin.
I found the
aroma of this oil to be very mood lifting and cheering - it
reminded me of Christmas and peppermint sticks! The Nourishing
is just that- nourishing! These oils get an A+ rating - great
organic ingredients, packaging, texture and fragrance!
I highly recommend this line - it has first rate ingredients
and the products are a treat to use; another thing that really
impressed me about Circaroma: all of the writing on the
bottles is etched on - no smearing or washing off! How cool is
that? I like to read ingredients while I shower - is it just
me? Ahh - the little things in life! Available at