Botanica Hair + Body oil - Island Perfume aromatherapy

Sargasso Trading Company

Regular price £6.00

With warmer weather comes the risk of irritation . . . bugs and plants for starters. Keeping the pests away is one job, but calming skin irritated by pests is quite another. Doing both whilst not smelling like a citronella candle . . . is wonderful stuff.

To make sure this oil really works as an insect repellent and skin soother, we've asked our friends and family in the tropics to trial it. They are very happy and bug-free. 

Our formulation contains a blend of three key plant seed oils and glides on, moisturising deeply and soothing inflamed skin:

  • Rosehip mosqueta oil (left) - a true healer, improves the appearance of damaged skin; this South American oil is a staple of Chilean skin care
  • Jojoba oil - a skin comforter, it's a molecular love match for human skin, so it's easily absorbed. High in monounsaturated fatty acids, Vitamin A, B1, B2, B6, and E. Treats dandruff with natural antibacterial properties. High fat content helps to strengthen hair follicles.
  • Grapeseed oil - light, non-greasy oil with a consistency similar to jojoba oil. Rich in Vitamin E and linoleic acid, which strengthens hair follicles. Reduces dandruff and dermatitis. 


With a bouquet of eight essential plant oils that uniquely keep bugs away, this oil smells gorgeously fresh, like summer. On an island. Not like bug spray.

  • Lemongrass leaf
  • Rosemary leaf
  • Cedarwood bark
  • Patchouli leaf
  • Ylang ylang flower (left)
  • Lavender flower
  • Cajeput leaf
  • Citronella

    Finally, a few drops of vitamin E (tocopherol), which is fantastic on skin, naturally preserve the oils so that they stay fresh for more than one season. You've got a 12-month shelf life on the oil, from the time of opening.

    A few more tidbits about this product:

    • You'll love this bottle. The snap-on spray cap is made of flexible plastic, so it won't crack. The 50ml size is small enough for a purse or carry-on; if you've got a few bodies to protect (certified safe to use on 3 years+), our larger 100ml size is what you need.
    • We've had the unhappy chance to test this oil out during a head lice infestation, and we've been using a light spray of it in hair (mine included) to keep the pests away ever since.
    • This product contains a robust blend of essential oils. Although it's the permissible amount, we don't recommend that you use this oil if you are pregnant.

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