Erotic massage oil organica by Shunga Erotic Art - review by LivingandLoving

Erotic massage oil organica

Oil by Shunga Erotic Art

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Great massage oil, okay scent

All in all, Shunga made an extremely high quality massage oil that many people will probably love. I found the scent more grape-y and less floral/green tea, so it's not my favorite smell, but the feel of the oil on my skin and the slickness still makes it worth it. Also, the bottle is a bargain considering how much oil you get, and not much is needed for a great massage.
Texture/viscosity, Great value for bottle size
Different scents at different times
Rating by reviewer:
extremely useful review


Shunga's Erotic Massage Oil Organica is excellent for its intended use, massage. In fact, it's the highest quality massage oil I've used since my husband and I started doing back rubs when we were still dating. Since it's organic, I'm pretty sure it's safe for everyone. I wouldn't recommend it for anything else, though, so keep it for foreplay and massage relaxation, not lubrication or oral use.
    • Foreplay
    • Massage

Texture / Consistency / Thickness / Viscosity

This particular massage oil excels because it's thin and spreadable enough that you don't really need a lot to cover your whole body. It glides a bit more than "natural" oils, which I tend to like better, but it's not a greasy kind of feeling. As for viscosity, it's a bit more slippery than Good Clean Love (though it absorbs faster), but thinner than Sensuous Oil. Both of those are some of my favorites, and this oil is right up there with them. The oil absorbs very nicely when rubbed in as well.
    • Oily
    • Thin
    • Velvety

Taste / Aroma

Everyone's senses are different, which of course makes it difficult to tell you how it will smell to you. For both me and my husband it smelled strongly of GRAPE at first! No green tea, no citrus, no lovely garden floral was all grape in the bottle, on me, and on my fiancé’s skin, too. It's weird, because usually massage oils smell slightly different on my skin or his. Still, it's smelled just like fresh grapes when you are canning grape juice or like the scent of a fresh concord grape when you bite into it.

Now that we've used it a few times, it's mellowed a little to include some floral scent mixed in. I don't know what's going on with that, but it's not a terrible or bothersome scent.

As far as strength goes, I think it's pretty strong as well. I'm not usually sensitive to smells, but this one can be overpowering if you use too much oil. My husband doesn't seem to mind it much. My solution is to use a small amount and reapply only if the friction builds up and makes it difficult to slide my hands on his skin.
    • Strong smell


I think the texture is the best feature of Shunga Organica Oil, though many folks would argue that the scent is the best part. Because of its ability to absorb so well, I don't think there's much clean-up needed. In fact, you could also use it as after-bath oil, and I'm sure it would make your skin feel great.

We've barely put a dent in this bottle, and we've used it about 8 or so times on each of us. Despite the stronger, mostly-grape scent, I think it's a wonderful bargain for how much oil you get.
    • Absorbs into skin nicely
    • Feels natural


The recyclable, plastic, bottle with a snap-top cap makes this oil very easy to dispense, though the snap-top lid sometimes makes it messy when you put the bottle back. I would NOT recommend putting the bottle anywhere on wood or somewhere you want to keep nice. I use a small plastic bin like you would use for collecting rubber bands or paperclips to keep all of our oils off the night table. Then I just wash the bin and the outside of the bottles occasionally to deal with this issue.

Also, given the size of the bottle and the image of a couple entwined on the label, I don't think this oil is good for travel, and it's not terribly discreet either. Keep this one at home, and get a smaller bottle of another oil for vacation (especially for carry-on luggage).
    • Can be opened with one hand
    • Messy dispenser
    • Recyclable
Follow-up commentary
Besides the persistent grape scent, we still LOVE this massage oil. It's second only to my favorite Good Clean Love Indian Spice oil, and that's saying a lot! It's organic, absorbs nicely, doesn't leave much residue, and give a really nice glide. I personally think of all the massage oils I've tried, this is a great bargain for what you get. We haven't even used half of our bottle yet. If only they had some more scents, I'd be a happy camper. And if anyone knows why our bottle (and some others from the comments, it seems) smells so different from others, I'm all ears.
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  • K101
    Yay! great review, and I am so glad to hear that you love this so much. I do too! I agree, this is a very good quality oil with a lot of product! Mine is still nearly full and I predict it has at least another year left before I run out. I also have to agree on the scent. I thought it was just me, but I too thought the scent was fruity and not at all tea-smellin'. I would have liked it better if it had had a nice green tea scent. I love the clean, energizing scent of teas. They can be relaxing too! Thank you for sharing. I enjoyed reading your review very much.
  • deltalima
    Thanks for the review.
  • LivingandLoving
    @kendra Thanks for the confirmation! After reading so many rave reviews about the scent, I was disappointed at first, but then it changed into a nicer scent. I'm glad it's not "just me" either.
  • MK434
    Thanks for the review!
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    Thank you for the review.
  • Gettinmymojoback
    Tyvm! Excellent
  • MissCandyland
    Thank you for the review!
  • TheirPet
    That's so strange it smelled like grapes!
  • roskat
    I have to get this. Thanks for the review.
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  • Rosen Rot
    Thank you for the insight~!
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    thanks for the review
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    Good review.
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