Friday, 29 May 2020

Bodhi & Birch Tomato Seed Cleansing Oil

Anyone who knows me will know just how much I adore tomatoes, for me, the scent of them growing is one of life's pleasures and there isn't a year that goes by that I don't grow my own, in fact, this year, we have managed to plant a whole host of veggies, but perhaps that is for a different blog post.  The fabulous Elijah, from Bodhi & Birch, who make some of the most amazing products, kindly sent me the Tomato Seed Cleansing Oil and wow!
Bodhi & Birch Tomato Seed Cleansing Oil

As with all products from Bodhi & Birch, they look just stunning and I so luxurious when sitting on your shelf, though admittedly, this beauty has not been sitting still for that long! The Tomato Seed Cleansing Oil is part of the Superfoods Series which makes them mixable, multi-use, essential oil-free skincare featuring potent superfood ingredients and pure natural minerals.


This Cleansing Oil is described as being a gentle cleanser that is packed with a whole list of incredible ingredients. For me, the joy of using a product is understanding what ingredients it uses and why they are used - whether it is an essential oil, Hyaluronic Acid or even a Retinol, I want to know what its purpose is and why I should be using it on my skin. It will come as no surprise that making an appearance within this oil is Organic Tomato Seed Oil. Tomato Seed Oil is packed with Vitamin E, antioxidants, minerals and phytosterols. On the skin, these all help to smooth out fine lines and diminish age spots to give the skin that fresh glow. However, it also helps to promote the quick healing of scars. Further ingredients within this cleansing oil include:
  • Organic Plum Kernel Oil - This is so incredibly nourishing and rich in oleic acid, linoleic acid vitamin E, B and pro-vitamin B5. With its ability to also moisturise, protect and support the health of your skin, Plum Kernal Oil has a scent you might not be expecting to find associated with it and that an almond marzipan scent, which whilst I hate Marzipan as food (it is vile so don't @ me), I absolutely adore its scent.
  • Organic Rosehip Oil - One of my favourite oils to use on my skin and it is which is known for its skin regenerative, softening and moisturising properties. It is also said that Rosehip Oil helps and is proven to decrease signs of premature skin ageing and thanks to its broad spectrum of essential fatty acids and vitamins help the skin against surface blemishes, skin pigmentation and it also helps with restoring the skin back to its radiant youthful glow.
  • Organic Pomegranate Seed Oil - Helps to fight free radicals as well to add protection against sun damage. Used because it helps to fend off free radicals to keep skin ageing at bay as well as providing protection against sun damage. This oil also contains punicic acid which is a unique omega 5 fatty acid which acts as an anti-inflammatory. This oil also has the ability to stimulate the production of keratin which in turn strengthens the skin.
  • Organic Cranberry Seed Oil - High in the Vitamins of A, C, E and K which together work to improve the firmness and elasticity of the skin. Powerful antioxidants and phytosterols work to protect the skin from free radical damage,, before Omega 3, 6, and 9 fatty acids help keep skin feeling hydrated.
  • Organic Camellia Oil - This is a cold-pressed oil from the seeds of the tea plant and in turn is a rich source of Omega 3, 6 and 9 which along with Vitamin E works to deeply moisturise the skin to leave it feeling soft, smooth and looking radiant.


What I love, despite all of these oils playing their part within the cleanser, is that on the skin, you don't have a heavy product, it is much more lightweight than you expect, but still does an amazing job at cleaning the skin.
Bodhi & Birch Tomato Seed Cleansing Oil
Bodhi & Birch Tomato Seed Cleansing Oil
As you can see, the cleansing oil is bright tomato orange and on the skin, it actually doesn't turn you into an Oompa Loompa, but, I would advise you to use a darker cloth to wipe your face with because it does stain white muslin cloths. That aside, my skin absolutely loves this cleanser, it is calming and soothing and does an incredible job at removing pretty much everything in its path and for those of you, like me who love to double cleanse, then this is a great product to start with.

When I apply this oil, I do so using my hands by warming, as advised, 4 to 6 pumps between palms and then gently massage into skin.  As I massage the oil onto my skin, my cloth to remove is sitting in a sink of hot water and then, using the steamy cloth, I place it over my face for a minute or two before gently removing the cleansing oil. It is such a treat every time I use the cleansing oil because the scent is one that I can identify with reference to freshly growing tomatoes in the greenhouse, so with it comes that earthy scent that I just adore and there is just a slight hint of fruitiness, which is unsurprising given the other oils that are used.

I was also kindly gifted a Bodhi & Birch Cleansing Cloth with this oil (£15) and it is described as being a luxuriously soft organic cotton cleansing cloth specifically designed for use in the Superfoods Series cleansing ritual.
Bodhi & Birch Tomato Seed Cleansing Oil
What makes this cloth all the more special is that they have been crocheted by hand and it is so soft and smooth and just an absolute delight to use. It also works really well with the oil and it doesn't show any of the stains that I found on my white muslin cloths.  I have also washed this cloth 5-6 times now and as you can see, it looks just as good above as it does when it first arrived (first pic) because I have followed the washing instructions by Bodhi and Birch.

You can find out more about the Bodhi & Birch Superfood series online and see what other products are within the series, for me, this Cleansing Oil has been an absolute delight to use and I love, having now read further about the range, that it can be used with others in the collection.




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7 comments:

  1. Oooo this sounds different! I don't think I've seen the brand before, but it looks really cool!

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  2. This sounds so interesting - I love the idea of superfood skincare range! I'll have to check it out <3

    Claire, G is for Gingers

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  3. I've never heard of this brand, but it looks super promising. And the idea of a crocheted face cloth seems so luxurious and interesting!

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  4. Now this sounds right up my street and how I haven’t heard of it before, I don’t know! X

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  5. This sounds like a beautiful oil to use. I do love the scent of tomatoes. That crochet cloth is gorgeous too and great to know it last well

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  6. Sounds great. I've been looking at makeup and skincare on my blog.

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  7. Have you seen the oil cleansing for 15 minutes method? It hurts your hands so much but the results are incredible, this sounds perfect for it x

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