I was really excited when I had the opportunity to test out some products from The Body Shop Brazil Nut range as I had only heard good things about the scent. I received three products and I decided to review them altogether. They are: Brazil Nut Body Butter*, Brazil Nut Shower Cream* and Brazil Nut Body Scrub*.
All three of the products I tested from The Body Shop Brazil Nut range are also available in other scents, so I’d tried them before, although I think I’ve only tried the normal shower gel and not the shower cream. But anyway, I guess you could say I sorta thought I knew what to expect–– I was wrong. When I unscrewed the first lid, I was transported. Even my boyfriend, who was sitting beside me, said they smelled delicious.
So what does The Body Shop Brazil Nut smell like? Nutty and delicious and with some kind of vanilla. And somehow, I finally thought I was getting better at describing scents?
I adore The Body Shop Satsuma, but it’s a bright, citrus sense while Brazil Nut is warming and nutty and I think that makes it a richer, wintery scent. So yes, my massive tub of Satsuma has been put aside until the weather warms up and my heart is no longer stolen by Brazil Nut.
The Body Shop Brazil Nut Body Butter really surprised me with how thick and rich it was. I usually use the satsuma body butter, and it’s a lot more runny and more like a lotion than this one is. Hopefully you can tell from my photos, but this is incredibly creamy and thick. Possibly because of this, but I find that it doesn’t leave that hint of oily residue that satsuma sometimes does. It really absorbs well and feels very nourishing on the skin. I know I’m going to love this on my legs during the winter. The scent also sticks around for a bit after you apply this, which is great considering how amazing it smells.
The second product I tried was The Body Shop Brazil Nut Shower Cream and again, this feels more rich and nourishing than the normal showergel I use from The Body Shop, but that’s likely due to the fact that it’s a cream. It works up to a fantastic lather, and overall I think it’s quite moisturizing. It’s probably only slightly thicker than a showergel, but I think it’s a great option for winter months and drier skin due to the creaminess.
The final product I tried was the The Body Shop Brazil Nut Body Scrub which is actually described as a “cream body scrub”. Last time I tried a scrub from The Body Shop I was super disappointed (see my June empties when I finished it for more on that). I just expected it to be more scrubby than it was. Well, I can’t say for sure that this one is better although it does feel that way, but maybe after using other, harsher, scrubs I can appreciate the value of something a little more gentle. This helps smooth out your skin without totally exfoliating it all away although it still leaves a mess in my bathtub with the little bits. So not my favourite product from the line, but great if you’re looking for a gentler scrub and also great for layering scent so that my brazil nut love lasts forever.
Overall, I’m definitely in love with these The Body Shop Brazil Nuts products. If I had to pick a favourite it would be the super creamy and moisturizing body butter, as I think the consistency on this one is even nicer than usual. I like combining it with the shower cream so that the scent lasts longer, and it’s nice to be able to get products in the same scent for that reason.
You can check out the full The Body Shop Brazil Nut range on their website here, but yes, the rest of it is on my wishlist, especially the Brazil Nut Eau de Toilette so I can make this scent last as long as possible. I’m also really intrigued by The Body Shop Brazil Nut Define & No-Frizz since I have curly hair and if the scent is anything like the other Brazil nut products I tried, I bet it’s delicious as well.
I highly recommend checking The Body Shop Brazil Nut products if you’re interested in sweet, nutty scents. If you do, definitely let me know what you think, cause I kinda want Brazil nut everything now… I might even have to track down one to eat!
What’s your favourite nut?