So this is something a little neato I’ve been wearing for a few months now. Instead of wearing and carting around a big ol’ bottle of perfume, I’ve been wearing a mix of Kiehl’s Essence Oils in Cucumber and Grapefruit. The cucumber oil gives a nice earthy base, the alkaline note of cucumber balancing the sharp, acidic tanginess of grapefruit. It’s a good combination, uplifting and refreshing without being sweet or too sharp.
Kiehl’s essence oils are packaged in tough brown glass vials with rollerball applicators. They’ve survived bouncing around in my handbag for months without any breakages, and I’m not exactly gentle when it comes to tossing my phone/iPad/laptop/wallet/life into my bag without looking first. Application ain’t rocket science: a dab on my wrist usually suffices, or I get saucy and apply both oils to my décolletage for extra oomph.
What I’m digging most of all about these oils is the convenience factor. A dab of oil keeps its scent for hours, and by using something without alcohol I can be sure I’m not irritating my skin. Also a key point to note is that these Kiehl’s oils aren’t essential oils and as such are totally safe to be applied directly to your skin even when pregnant or breast feeding. Nice!
Kiehl’s essence oils in Cucumber and Grapefruit are each AU$25 for 7ml, available from selected Myer and David Jones stores and from Kiehl’s Australia.