I’ll admit, when this body cream came in Boxycharm, I was not terribly enthused. part of my lack of excitement was that in Boxy Choice it was the only option I was sort of okay with. The other reason is that I am about body creamed out.
I know that I have been using up a lot of body cream and hand lotion. And to be honest a lot of my body creams have been rolled into the hand cream arena as it keeps my hands from drying out completely due to hand sanitizer use. But even though I managed to clear out my previous stockpile, a new one is rising in it’s place.
Also I can’t say that I’ve ever really thought of geranium as a scent i was really keen on wearing. And in the jar, this Stone Street Soaphouse Geranimo Wholesome Body Cream was intensely geranium scented. I will admit, I was prepared not to like it. But try it i would.
The Stone Street Soaphouse had this to say about it.
OK, we know the limelight often shines on this body cream’s famous little sister (that’ll be the Hay Ho! version), but Geranimo’s quiet, complex charms are beyond dispute.
With a heart of geranium flower oil, her light scent is a little floral, a little herbal and so VERY moreish, once you get to know it.
Natural oils including jojoba, argan and almond, nourish the skin, without making it greasy.
Free from artificial silicone and colours, parabens, SLS and microbeads. Cruelty free. Made with 100% responsibly sourced natural oils. Made in England. 250ml 8.46 fl ozStone Street Soaphouse
I have been using this since it’s arrival and I have found it far more interesting than I initially thought i would. While it is knock you over the head geranium scented in the jar, it isn’t always so intensely floral.
Unsure if i wanted to coat my entire body with this cream, I tried it out as a hand lotion first. I also figured that if it was going to cause a reaction it was better to find out on my hands than anywhere else. So my first use was dry and on the hands. The scent when applied was as intensely geranium as expected. After a while it did fade, but when applied to dry (as opposed to wet) skin it does take a while to fade.
The cream, however thick it looks in the jar has a thinner consistency than I first thought it did. This cream applied quickly and lightly and absorbed into dry skin beautifully. It wasn’t at all greasy and the speed with which it absorbed was quite surprising. I could apply it to my hands and then go immediately about by business without waiting for absorption.
Having no issues with the dry skin application, I took it into the bathroom to try as a full body lotion after my shower. On wet skin the body Cream formula of the Stone Street Soaphouse absorbs just as well as it did on dry skin. It sunk in and moisturized excellently. In addition, the scent faded back to a lighter note, leaving behind more herbal notes than the floral bombardment i had when I applied it to dry skin.
I don’t know if it is the presence of water, the post shower steam of the bathroom or my warm from my hot shower temp of the skin, but using this after my shower still had the cream absorbing well, but it knocked back the floral scent. As I did find the floral scent a bit hard to take and was pleased that it eventually faded after i applied it to dry skin, I was thrilled by the even more rapid floral descent when used right after the shower.
On dry skin, all I noted was relief that the geraniums were fading. On damp skin the geraniums faded swiftly, but the herbal notes remained noticeably longer and sort of stayed with my skin as I dressed and went about my day. While this is a cream that can be used as a hand lotion in a pinch, he moisturizing and nourishment working well, where it shines is on damp skin fresh out of the shower, used as the body cream it was designed. I am very pleased that I gave this cream a chance instead of just sniffing and passing it along because of the florals. It will be staying in my bathroom until the jar is empty. And yes, I believe I will be ordering this again when my body cream supply once again dips low enough that I can consider placing an order and possibly looking at other products while i am there