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A delicious-smelling massage oil for ~ $11, so it's not a bad deal if you prefer to keep your massage sessions short or like to take showers right afterwards. I didn't feel more relaxed than I normally would, but the tingling sensation did help things along. It's a bit sketchy if someone has a nut allergy of any sort, always test a tiny amount on your skin if you're unsure.
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Pros:
Smells amazing, good size bottle, really affordable.
Cons:
Smells like soap after a while, takes some time to absorb into skin, possible allergy risk.
Rating by reviewer:
4
extremely useful review
I was looking forward to reviewing this after a long weekend staffing at one of the local nerd conventions as a chance to unwind if you will. That wasn't an option on Sunday as I just got into the apartment and slept for 12+ hours after only being able to open the box.

A picture comparing the size of the bottle with a razor.


Suddenly, a call from a 'special friend' of mine woke me up. He was coming over and wanted to know what we'd be doing. I informed him that I'm trying out a product to review, the Sweet Almond massage oil. He was more excited than I expected. He slathered the oil on my back as if preparing me for the oven (in other words, used a bit too much [about a half-dollar size], a little goes a LONG way with this massage oil) and marveled at the fact that we smelled like almond cookies!
He double-checked the ingredient list and was amazed at its miniscule size (compared to other ones he's used in the past):

Glcycine Soja (Soybean) Oil,
Vitis Vinifera (Grape) Seed Oil,
Pistacia Vera Seed Oil,
C 12-15 Alkyl Benzoate,
Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride,
Prunus Amygdalus Dulis (sweet Almond) Oil,
Lecithin,
Fragrance,
Tocopheryl Acetate.


About 20 minutes or so after the beginning of the massage, the smell of almonds started to fade, and a generic soapy scent took its place. By that time, most of the oil had soaked into my skin with no adverse effects (my skin's a bit on the sensitive side and prone to acne) other than a slight slickness from having used too much at the start.

With the massage complete, we took a shower to remove the excess left behind on the surface of the skin, and to give the soapy smell a reason to be on my body.

Even a few days later after applying it on my back again and letting it sit, it didn't cause me to break out or get irritated. The smell of it does fade over time into a faint generic soapy scent(I have a sensitive nose, so I pick up on smells sooner than others).

I wouldn't use this on a regular basis as a moisturizer, the wait time for absorption is too long and most lotions can get the job done better.

The bottle doesn't leak, as far as I'm aware of, but I keep it upright regardless if it can be sealed completely or not, and if you're traveling with this, put it in a ziplock bag to prevent any leakage.

The texture of the oil is just a little thicker than any standard oil you'd cook with and runs away from you rather quickly, so it's best to have the person or part of the body being massaged in a horizontal state.

As for taste, it's VERY soap-like. It may smell delicious but it's rather jarring and reminds me of my childhood, having soap in my mouth every time I used a curse word. Unless that's your kink, wash off the oil afterwards or do all licking and tasting before applying the oil.

Massage time: 20-ish minutes
Sensations Experienced: Delightful smell at first, tingling, and softened skin.
Side Effects: Slick skin and mild tingling.
Cleanup Level: Easy, a short shower with soap and warm water got all of it off.
Amount Recommended For Use: A nickel size or quarter, add more if needed. (My partner ended up using well over a half-dollar size amount.)
Follow-up commentary
It still smells great, even with the slightly soapy after-smell. It has not spilled once, but I always keep it upright on a flat surface. I've only gone through 1/3 of the entire bottle after doing massages about 1-2 times a week after getting it.

My new friend with benefits doesn't really like it used on him, but he will bear with it to massage me. He only has one request: that I shower afterwards so that he can come near me without his sensitive nose crinkling.
This product was provided free of charge to the reviewer. This review is in compliance with the FTC guidelines.
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    • Bachelor/ bachelorette party
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    Where / what types of places can this product be used?
    • Bath / shower
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    • Back
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  • sweetiejo
    sweetiejo  
    Wow good j0ob on the review i liked your size comparison that sure put it into perspective
  • Mizery Moon
    Mizery Moon  
    thanks for reviewing
  • deltalima
    deltalima  
    Thanks for the review
  • CuteDee
    CuteDee  
    Great review!
  • Beneath The Bed
    Beneath The Bed  
    Thanks for the review!
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    Wonderstruck  
    Thanks for the review!
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    namelesschaos  
    Thanks for the review.
  • travelnurse
    travelnurse  
    Great review, thanks for the pictures!!
  • ConnerJay
    ConnerJay  
    Thanks for the review
  • Archery
    Archery  
    Thanks, great review!
  • amenti
    amenti  

    Thank you for your super helpful review! I'm disapointed in the almond scent seems i could just buy almond oil from whole foods and get a much better result smell and taste wise.


  • PassionCpl
    PassionCpl  
    Nice review, thanks
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