Meet Soma: An Exceptional Body Oil

Meet Soma. In Ancient India, it was an intoxicating plant juice used as an offering to the gods and as a drink of immortality. At Essentique, it’s a luxurious drink of immortality for your skin. This beautiful new body oil will hydrate, nourish, and smooth your skin, leaving behind a healthy, silky, non-greasy glow.

Soma is composed of a variety of natural, organic plant oils, each of which brings a little something special to your skin. Macadamia nut oil is softening and moisturizing. Abyssinian oil is ultra-light and non-greasy, but contains many fatty acids that deeply moisturize the skin. Jojoba oil mimics your skin’s naturally produced sebum, making it easily absorbed, and soothes dry or irritated skin and helps heal stretch marks. Rosehip oil penetrates deeply and immediately and brings a glowing radiance to the skin. Avocado oil is rich in vitamins A, D, and E and improves skin elasticity. Arnica oil has anti-inflammatory and healing properties that decrease signs of aging, heal bruising, and relieve muscle pain. Apricot kernel oil has high levels of vitamin A which promote suppleness and elasticity in the skin. Hazelnut oil is wonderfully astringent and absorbs quickly without leaving a greasy residue, making it perfect for oily skin.

In addition to all these wonderful oils, Soma has another important player: centella. This herb has been used for medicinal purposes for centuries in China, Japan, India, and Indonesia (where it is native), and is only being incorporated into western health and beauty products recently. High in vitamin A, E, and phytonutrients, it is a highly nourishing ingredient that rejuvenates the skin. Centella is also great for stretch marks and cellulite!

Does Soma sound amazing yet? If your answer is yes, try the bare nude formulation. It has all the amazing ingredients listed above, and no additional scents, leaving it for you to scent with your favorite essential oil or just use it bare nude. If you’re still not fully convinced, know that I’ve saved the best for last.

Besides the bare nude, Soma comes in four distinct scents: one for each season of the year. All of them are natural and 100% pure, but each is carefully scented with the flowers that bloom in that particular season. Spring is magnolia, summer is musk rose, fall is carnation, and winter is cyclamen. All four scents are available for sale year-round, so you can choose your favorite, follow the seasons in their cycle, or buy them as a set to give to your loved ones!

In addition to their delightful scents, these flower oils have a number of health and cosmetic benefits. Magnolia essential oil has been effective in the treatment of scars and hyperpigmentation, as well as helping to relieve joint pain. Its scent is also used in aromatherapy to promote peace and harmony, helping to manage anxiety and depression by stimulating the release of dopamine and other pleasure hormones. Musk rose essential oil is known for improving the elasticity of the skin by building up collagen. It is used to fight against wrinkles and fine lines and has regenerative and healing properties that can be used for the treatment of burns, scars, and even acne. It is an amazing moisturizer for all skin types and helps balance the pH of skin. Carnation acts like a conditioner for for the skin, and has therapeutic benefits for the treatment of rashes. It has been used in a variety of cosmetics for assisting with eczema and calming rosacea, as well as reducing wrinkles. Cyclamen is used for a variety of healing purposes, from the treatment of nervous disorders to relieving congestion and bloating. In aromatherapy, it is used to clear and refocus the mind.  

Inspire your senses with Essentique.


One Response

  1. This is great! I tend to have dry skin on my hands which leaves them feeling rough. I tried this in the store and was so surprised how effective the oil hydration is! Now my skin feels so much smoother and actually healthy. It’s especially cool that this comes in four different scents– summer and fall are my favorites, I think– because then you can play around with which ones you like best. It seems impossible to have something that smells so good and does its job so well, but Essentique has done it again!

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