Sliquid massage oil – which one is for you?
That question has a very simple answer – all of them 🙂 We actually owned the Tahitian Vanilla scented oil before we were lucky enough to be sent all versions by the very lovely folks over at Sextoys.co.uk so we were super excited to try out the other scents, collectively known as the Balance Collection to see how they all compare.
Before I tell you all about the scents, I want to tell you about the actual oil itself first and why we love it so much.
First of all, they are made of all natural ingredients. No nasties appear in the Sliquid massage oils and they are 100% vegan-friendly, made from a unique blend of natural nut and seed oils. These seed and nut oils are combined with hand selected organic botanical extracts. According to the sliquid website, they are “all chosen for their natural skin healing and soothing properties. Each massage oil is infused with scents particularly designed to align your mind, body, and spirit.” Now how relaxing does that sound?
This makes me happy for several reasons –
1) I don’t have to worry about washing them off prior to sex as there is nothing more mood-killing than worrying your massage oil will result in a UTI/Yeast infection tomorrow.
2) They absorb into my skin and leave no tacky residue.
3) My skin actually benefits from the oil as well as enjoying a sexy rub down.
4) The scents aren’t overpowering and I enjoy the smell and they contribute well the atmosphere rather than giving me a headache.
5) We love the packaging and how elegant and expensive they look. There is a flip style lid on it and they work really well. Just the right amount comes out so you don’t have to worry about the product getting wasted. The Balance Collection is made up of Tranquility, Serenity, Rejuvenation, and Escape. Each has their own scent with the exception of Escape as this is an unscented version of the oil.
Sweet Almond Oil, Coconut Oil, Grape Seed Oil, Sunflower Seed Oil, Macadamia Nut Oil, Jojoba Seed Oil, Mango & Shea Butter, Vitamin E, USDA Certified Organics Extracts of Flax, Green Tea, Hibiscus & Aloe Barbadensis, Natural Essence.
Sliquid breakdown these ingredients and explain what each does.
Cellulose (made from Cotton) is plant matter, used to create the body and thickness of the lubricant.
Aloe Barbadensis (Aloe Vera) & Hibiscus: are plant derived extracts, that moisturize and sooth the skin
Cyamopsis (Guar Conditioners) is a non-toxic additive that enables the plant cellulose fibre to move and feel incredibly slippery.
Flax and Alfalfa softens the skin, restoring elasticity to the skin.
Green Tea is added as an anti-inflammatory.
Sunflower Seed is used as a cleansing and calming tonic.
Nut and Seed Oils are used to create an ultra-luxurious glide for the most sensual massage ever. – taken from the sliquid website.
iOur experiences with each:
The mains scents of the Tranquility oil are coconut, lime, and verbena. It claims to “de-stress and relax with every application. Calling to mind visions of relaxing in a sunny paradise, Tranquility will allow you to forget the stress of everyday life” and yes, actually it really does what it says on the tin. I fell asleep during the massage. I love the scent of this but my OH wasn’t so keen when I mentioned coconut as he isn’t one to favour that scent. The coconut, however, isn’t overpowering and he actually quite liked it which worked to my advantage as I didn’t need to convince him to use it.
This is our very favourite – the main scent of this type is Tahitian Vanilla. It is bloody glorious. According to Sliquid it is made from “natural extracts of the richest and most vibrant strain of vanilla”. But please don’t start to imagine that sickly, sweet vanilla smell as you couldn’t be more wrong. Think of a heady mix of coffee, dark chocolate, and vanilla. It is sooooooo good. The room and sheets smell so good after it even the following day. Like my OH has been known to rub himself just in it and he would usually hate oils and lube. These oils absorb so well you’d never really think you had it on. We owned this previously to this bottle and will repurchase again.
The Rejuvenation scent is a mix of mandarin and basil and while I definitely get the citrusy mandarin scent, I’d love if there was more basil as I love the combination of these two. There is a very slight hint of basil but you really need to tune into the smell to get it. It’s still a happy, uplifting scent and Sliquid claim it’s “known to revive and restore vitality” and to be fair, I’d agree.
This one is completely scent free if none of the above take your fancy and is still made with all those lovely natural ingredients. We use this version as a carrier oil and add our own scents to it.
Overall, I can not praise the Sliquid massage oils enough. They are amazing. We have no reactions to any of them and a little goes a long way. I know they can be a little pricier than some other oils but you are paying for body safe, natural, high-quality items. The vanilla-scented one, Serenity is a staple on the bedside locker. <3
If interested you can purchase any of the Sliquid Massage Oils here
I would like to take the opportunity to thank Sextoys.co.uk for sending me Sliquid Massage Oils in exchange for an honest and impartial review – this however in no way changes my opinion on the item. What I honestly think, you read! All images displayed of Sliquid Massage Oils are taken by myself.
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