Sensual massage oil

Oil by Kama Sutra

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A massage therapist's take on KamaSutra's Sensual Massage Oil

This is a good overall oil. It glides well, and shouldn't go rancid on you anytime soon. You won't feel greasy for hours, but it won't absorb so quickly that you can't massage with it either. If you only want natural ingredients, you might look somewhere else because this one has quite a few synthetic ingredients.
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Pros:
glides well, absorbs well,
Cons:
the smell can be a turn off
Rating by reviewer:
4
extremely useful review
I received this massage oil as a gift from my sweetie. I was excited because I am pretty obsessed with massage oils, and love trying out new ones.

When I saw that my oil said it was sweet almond oil, I was expecting simply a bottle of sweet almond oil because it is a very common oil in massage. Normally, sweet almond oil has very little scent so I was surprised when I put a little on my hand and it smelled like almond extract. It wasn't an overwhelming scent, but it did not smell natural to me. I am very picky about scents, and this one just didn't do it for me.

When I looked at the ingredients, I realized that it was actually a blend of carrier oils and not just a bottle of sweet almond oil with some fragrance. The carrier oils in this are soybean oil, grapeseed oil, pistacia vera seed oil (I believe this is pistachio oil), and sweet almond oil. So, if you are allergic to nuts you will want to skip this oil. These are all light to medium weight oils which means that they are less "greasy" than other oils and will absorb slightly faster. There are also some preservatives in this oil, which I felt were unnecessary since the oils tend to have long shelf lives anyway. I wouldn't use this as a lube, due to some of the ingredients that are in it.

The glide of this oil is good. It's a pretty standard massage oil, so you should be able to get a good massage in, without reapplying too often. Since it is an oil and not a lotion, you don't need to use very much. Since oils are light, they will absorb fairly quickly. If you have oily skin to begin with you may feel greasy for a time, but for me they absorbed into my skin in about 20 minutes. My boyfriend has very dry skin so it didn't last as long on him. Your skin will feel soft and moisturized with this. There is no stickiness, or anything like that, with this oil, and it doesn't clump up like lotions sometimes can.

I don't believe this is a water-dispersible oil, so you may want to be careful using too much in the bedroom. Massage oil can be difficult to wash out of sheets and can occasionally stain, though I haven't had too much trouble with this particular oil.

Other good uses for the oil would be as a moisturizer, or as a bath oil. It will leave your skin feeling soft, and if you like the scent you can use this oil in instead of a perfume.
Experience
We like to put some oil in a small bowl and heat it up in the microwave for a few seconds. The heated oil makes a great massage feel even better.

I would also recommend keeping the bottle upright when you're not using it. The oil can sometimes leak from the container.
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My Sensual massage oil tags
  • Who / How / What
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    Who might this product be best for? How is it best used? What are the best circumstances or situations for using this product?
    • Couples
    • Massage
    • Temperature play
  • Where
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    Where / what types of places can this product be used?
    • Bath / shower
    • Bedroom / on a bed
    • Tub/shower/pool
  • Body / part areas
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    What areas on the body can this product be used / what areas does it stimulate best?
    • All over body
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Comments
  • Airen Wolf
    Airen Wolf  
    It has a tendency to irritate broken skin or rashy skin where a blended massage oil with less synthetic oils and fragrances won't.
    Thanks for the professional take on this lovely oil!
  • Selective Sensualist
    Selective Sensualist  
    Wonderful job on the review. Welcome to Eden!
  • Taylor
    Taylor  
    Yes I should have mentioned more about sensitivities. I usually tend to go for the more natural stuff myself, but then again I have much more exposure to oils/creams than the average person.
  • Airekah
    Airekah  
    Thank you for the review!
  • PassionQT
    PassionQT  
    Good point on the nut allergies!
  • Adriana Ravenlust
    Adriana Ravenlust  
    I REALLY enjoyed your take on this. I recently received the same product and I do enjoy the almond extract scent but I noticed it changed after application.. turning almost like baby powder. Ick
  • Taylor
    Taylor  
    Thanks Adriana! yeah I'm really picky about scents, and this one didn't really do it for me. Maybe sometime I'll try some of the other scents to see if I like them better
  • Crystal1
    Crystal1  
    Thanks for the review! I like the tip about warming it up a bit!
  • dhig
    dhig  
    Thanks for reviewing
  • Elnoa
    Elnoa  
    Looks like a great one. Thanks for the review!
  • drock
    drock  
    thanx
  • U3H
    U3H  
    thanks
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