Saturday, July 24, 2010


I'm a lotion junkie.  So for me, slathering on luxurious sweet smelling lotion after my morning shower does wonders to waking me up! So you can only imagine how delighted I was when I discovered bodyFood, where they design custom scented lotions!

Earlier this month, I visited Irene in her boutique shop in Liberty Village where she created a unique blend just for me. Irene uses real essential oils and explains the therapeutic value of each.

Here are just a few basic and most popular scents, but Irene has many more stashed away!

Citrus: the zesty burst of orange, lemon and grapefruit combats fatigue, relieves stress and anxiety.
Lavender: feminine and refreshing, most known for its relaxing properties, it is also effective for dry skin and calms your senses for a good night's sleep.
Mint: stimulating and uplifting, promotes healthy circulation, relaxes muscles and an invigorating favourite for the sporty active girl.
Bergamot: sensual and earthy, uplifts the mood, soothes chapped dry skin and it's also a natural deodorant.
Rose: posh and pure, hormone balancing (ideal for relieving PMS and menstrual cramps!) and tightens skin bringing on a healthy youthful glow.

Irene placed about 15 bottles in front of me and told me to just use my sense of smell to decide what I like. She then mixed a few drops of the oils into a base. They were all delicious smelling but I finally ended up choosing a blend of eucalyptus, bergamot and lavender.  The blend offered a nice cooling sensation while rejuvenating the body and repairing the skin.

bodyFood prides themselves on carefully formulated, cruelty-free and natural nonirritating products. They also carry a wide selection of shampoos, soaps, scrubs and bath products.

It has been about three weeks now since I first started using my bodyFood lotion and I must say that there is definitely a noticeable difference. The texture of the cream is quite rich so a little goes a long way.  The amazing thing is that the product is not oily and absorbs quickly leaving the skin baby smooth! The scent is not overwhelming and does not have that same fake smell you get in drug store brands. bodyFoods is definitely one of those small luxuries in life that you must pamper yourself with!

Each custom lotion retails for $30 but just for being a "HUG", you can grab a bottle at full price and then chose anything else in the store for 50% off!

Also offered this summer is a detox body wrap special: chose from the Dead Sea Mineral Mud Wrap, Thai Seaweed Wrap or Botanical Stress Alleviating Clay Wrap. All of the wraps pull impurities out of the body and help to reduce cellulite in the body. Valued at $125 but come in on Tuesdays and get half off ($62.50).

Offers ends August 31, 2010.

bodyFood Boutique
171 Liberty Street East
Unit 110
(416) 588-8282

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