I’ve been a fan of Dr. Teal’s as long as I can remember; not to age myself but at least 15 years. Lately they’ve been expanding their product line beyond just epsom salts. My latest Dr. Teal’s collection additions is the Ultra Moisturizing Body Wash (with Lavender) and Olive Oil Bath & Body Treatment. To be completely honest here, I’ve secretly been testing countless brands of body washes and shower gels over the past few weeks but none have been blog-worthy.
Just like with most of the products I test I skip over directions and product descriptions and jump right in, not knowing what to expect and in for surprises.
Dr. Teal’s Ultra Moisturizing Body Wash (Soothe & Sleep with Lavender) $5.99/ 24 fl. oz – I love a big girthie bottle of body wash with a dispensing pump. I’m a clutz in the shower and I’m not a fan of those small slender bottles and flip tops. Most can get away using a single pump but I use 2-3. The formula is low-foaming and the lavender truly does give a spa-like experience while in the shower. I didn’t find the formula to be ultra moisturizing but my skin wasn’t tight by a long shot. Since I really wanted to take in the calming fragrance I extended this shower longer than usual. That night I noticed my sleep pattern to be deeper than usual but didn’t pay it any attention until I read the details of this body wash. It has epsom salt to relieve and soothe achy muscles and provides stress relief. Yasssss! I am here for it! Lavender as the only formula I was able to find, I’m hoping they release other fragrances as well.
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Dr. Teal’s Olive Oil Bath & Body Treatment $6.97/ 10.75 fl oz – Stans won’t like what I’m about to say but Neutrogena Body Oil has some serious competition. This oil is the oil of all oils! It has this really light creamy coco nutty fragrance (that last) which is so addicting, words, simply cannot explain. But best of all it works! Apply a thin layer on damp fresh out the shower skin and luxuriate. I sleep on cotton jersey knit sheets (don’t judge me, I love them) and woke up in the morning with soft well moisturized skin. I didn’t have to reapply and my dry eczema patches are looking better. My elbows no longer look like winter skin struggle and I’m hooked. You can even add a few drops in your bath water. I usually find soybean oil to be heavy (even on my dry skin) but this blend of soybean, shea butter, sweet almond oil, jojoba oil, and safflower oil has shown my skin nothing but love.