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Warming fondue body scrub

We all know that my beauty regime goes no further than a shower and deodorant. But I have been known to exfoliate on occasion, so I thought I’d try some body scrubs. I’m a huge fan of citrus smells, so when I saw the Organic energizing warming fondue body scrub (from Intimate Organics) in fresh orange and wild ginger, I immediately requested it for review.

Interestingly enough, the scrub smells more lemony to me than orange-like. In fact, I’m strongly reminded of lemon drop candies. Believe it or not, I’m not really familiar with the scent of ginger, so I can’t tell if the scrub’s fragrance is reminiscent of it or not. Regardless, I like how it smells.

I won’t comment on the product’s organic claim. To be perfectly honest, I don’t care about organic anything. But if organic is your thing, then you’ll want to consider this scrub.

Shall we do the ingredients? I think we shall.

Sucrose, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil, Prunus Amygdalus Dulcis (Sweet Almond) Oil, Parfum, Methylisothiazolinone (and) Phenethyl Alcohol (and) PPG-2-Methyl Ether, Certified Organic Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil, Certified Organic Lycium Barbarum (Goji Berry) Fruit Extract (and) Certified Organic Cymbopogon Schoenanthus (Lemon Grass) Leaf/Stem Extract (and) Certified Organic Aloe Barbadensis (Aloe) Leaf Extract, BHT.

That was actually my first time reading the ingredients thoroughly. The lemon grass explains the lemony scent, but nothing seems to indicate why the product is labeled “fresh orange.” Granted, I don’t know what most of those ingredients are, but something just doesn’t add up. Mistake, Intimate Organics?

The scrub itself has large–what I assume to be–sugar crystals. I have another sugar scrub that I bought from Wal-Mart and its texture is much coarser; the crystals smaller. The oil settles to the bottom, so you are instructed to shake the container (holding 8 oz.) to distribute the oil. Once that’s accomplished you’re supposed to apply it to your damp skin and rub in a circular motion. Unfortunately, the large crystals make this difficult to do and then they tend to fall off your skin in clumps, so you tend to use more. Not good. Also, I find myself using a lot because I have a lot of area to cover. Honestly, the stuff from Wal-Mart works better in that regard. Also, I don’t get the “fondue” bit nor did I notice any warming sensation as promised on the container.

As for the oil, it is a rather persistent presence. It remains on my body once I’ve washed away the excess and after I’ve toweled off. I’m used to feeling squeaky clean after a shower, so my oily skin was a bit disconcerting. Not saying it was bad for my skin, just that I’m not used to feeling that way. However, my skin was super soft and smelled delightful.

During one shower, I accidentally dropped a sizable glob of the stuff on the bottom of the tub. The glob dissipated, but the oil covered my bath mat, would not wash away, and made it super slippery. So, I was left to very carefully finish washing off. I was moving in tight circle under the water spray, barely moving more than an inch at a time; it was that slippery. I fear falling. It’s certainly not an experience I’d like to repeat.

In summary, this supposed warming fondue scrub smells wonderful and leaves my skin super soft and smooth, but the large sugar crystals make it difficult to maneuver around my skin and the oil makes my bathtub dangerously slippery. I doubt I’ll use it again.

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