Nothing says yummy like The Body Shop‘s line of Sweet Lemon products. I happened upon these creamy lemon products while killing time during an airport layover. While I purchased the lip balm, I waited on the lotions. It’s kind of funny to have a Body Shop at the airport being as any goods you buy over 4 oz. would instantly be confiscated at security. “We can ship to your home,” the lovely Indian Body Shop consultant with long wavy black hair reminded me.
Although I opted to pick up the Sweet Lemon Body Butter and Whip Body Lotion on my return trip, I did enjoy listening as she recalled a childhood memory of women in her homeland spending sunny afternoons picking large ripe lemons straight from the trees and squeezing the juice over their scalps to prevent dryness while adding shine to their waist length ebony locks of hair. The peel of the lemon, she confided, is good for rubbing into the scalp, too. For more on this home remedy visit Dandruff Treatment Using Lemon as well as the Body Shop’s Sweet Lemon Beautifying Oil.
Once back on my home turf, I couldn’t wait to try both the Sweet Lemon Whip Lotion and Body Butter I had purchased. I do love body butters and any lotion with the word “whip” in it conjures up something delightfully light, airy, and sweet. (Wipe out those whipped cream fantasies you thought I was leading up to. Shame on you!)
Needless to say, these products did not disappoint. Both are rich and creamy and quickly absorb leaving one’s skin smooth and moisturized. With a scent that conjures up the freshly squeezed lemons in an Indian woman’s courtyard and the perfume of sweet lemon blossoms, you’ll pretty much just want to inhale yourself all day long!
Lemons. They do a body good.
Note: The Body Shop’s pink grapefruit scent is also intoxicating in its own right. The glycerin-based soap with pink grapefruit seed oil, an essential fatty acid that helps to repair the skin’s moisture barrier, gets my vote for a refreshing way to wake up in the morning shower.
- How to Use Lemon for Natural Skin Care and Beauty Treatment (deebeedeborah.wordpress.com)