Dona massage oil by System JO - review by ScarletFox

Dona, No

If you are looking for a natural and paraben free massage oil that absorbs into the skin easily, and you love super sweet scents, this is for you. However, if you are not a fan of super sweet scents and have a sensitive nose, look else where.
Absorbs easily into the skin, spill proof cap, moisturizing
Super sweet smell, not good for people with strong senses
Rating by reviewer:
useful review
The Dona Sensual Massage Oil by System JO is intended to be used as a sensual massage oil for couples, but really, it can be used as massage oil no matter if you have a significant other or not. It absorbs nicely into the skin and doesn't leave a sticky "I need to shower" residue, as well as leaving the skin feeling very soft - and not at all shiny looking - once it has settled into the skin.

The bottle, which weighs in at 4.7 fluid ounces, is designed so that you have to squeeze it to get the oil out. This happens to be my favorite feature of the whole product as I have used massage oils in the past that have spilled everywhere, and that is just no fun alone or with someone else. If you squeeze it lightly, it comes out in small drops, so you are able to control how much you want to use. The texture is about the same as baby oil, and while it runs slightly, it absorbs fairly quickly into the skin, as stated before. This is in part to the ingredients which are natural and paraben free. The only aphrodisiac that it has in it as far as I could find out from the ingredients was the passion fruit seed oil, though many of the ingredients are perfect for moisturizing and conditioning the skin.

Ingredients: Glycerin, Panax Ginseng Root Extract, Ginkgo Biloba Seed Extract, Centella Asiatica Leaf Extract, Paullina Cupana Seed Extract , Ptychopetalum Olacoides Root Extract , Turnera Diffusa Leaf Extract, Arnica Montana Flower Extract, Pausinystalia Yohimbe Bark Extract, PPG-26 Buteth-26, Hydrogenated Castor Oil, Garcinia Mangostana (Mangosteen) Fruit, Fragrance

Now, while there is no taste, there is a VERY strong aroma. It is so strong that it lingered on my skin for about 6 hours after applying it. This would have been great if it wasn't for the fact that it went from smelling like a slightly citrus fruit punch to a way too sweet bubble gum scent that made me think of the line from Mean Girls - "You smell like a baby prostitute." I figure this had a lot to do with the oils reacting to my skin's own natural ones and turning it into the "bubble gum of doom" smell. For me, that is not sensual or alluring at all. Thankfully, after a quick shower with soap, it washed off very easily. I would rather use a massage oil that was unscented or had a scent that reacted better with my body...not one that will end up turning my stomach and giving me a headache.

As for packaging, it came to me wrapped in plastic with a purple sticker over the top to prevent spillage. The bottle itself is done up with the lace pattern in orange and red, which looks rather attractive when you have it near the other Dona by System JO products. It gave the listing of the ingredients and how to use it on the back, as well as labels showing that it is natural, cruelty free, paraben free and petro derivative free.
Follow-up commentary
I haven't been able to pick this up since I first reviewed this product. The smell is still overwhelming to the point that I can smell it with out it even being opened. I have taken to keeping it under my sink so that it doesn't overwhelm my other products. I am hoping to still get this in a scent that I do like, because I really still love the consistency of the oil.
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My Dona 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?
    • Anyone
    • Massage
    • Mood enhancer
  • Where
    [ ? ]
    Where / what types of places can this product be used?
    • Bath / shower
    • Bedroom / on a bed
  • Features
    [ ? ]
    What kind of features does this product offer?
    • Travel friendly
  • Body / part areas
    [ ? ]
    What areas on the body can this product be used / what areas does it stimulate best?
    • All over body
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  • Zombirella
    I'm sorry this wasn't a great turn out for you. I like the Dona products I have but I haven't had this scent. I'm a big fan of the Camu Camu and Acai.
  • Ashley2012
    Thanks for the Review.
  • ScarletFox
    @zombirella Me too, I have tried the body wash in Acai and loved that. I think I will have to stick with that one as it seems to be the lighter of the scents.
  • ginainohio
    thanks for the reveiw
  • Master DarkWolf
    Good review...
  • DreamWolf
    Great review!
  • Rey
    thx for sharing!
  • MissCandyland
    Thank you for the review!
  • gypsymama
    Great review, sorry you didn't like the scent!
  • Feisty
    Sorry it didn't work out for you, thanks!
  • CountryPrincess
    Thank you so much for your great review!!
  • Mrs.Tee
    Lingering on your skin for 6 Sounds like a good product but the smell could probably be overwhelming. Thanks for sharing.
  • jjis123
    Thanks for your review
  • Septimus
    Thanks for the review. I'm looking for a good massage oil, but I don't want to smell like it all day!
  • Wicked Wahine
    I have a very sensitive nose & I am so glad you mentioned the problems with how strong the smell is & how sweet! I've read good things about the oil in reviews, but you saved me from wasting my money! I always prefer a company offer one unscented version. Then I can add an essential oil if I want. Thanks for the review!
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