It usually takes me months and months to get a solo review up of a product, even if I really like it, simply because I change my mind and flit between products so often everything just piles up in an unorganized mess. It's this reason that I know this product must be pretty special, because it's only been in my grasp for two weeks and here it is on the blog. We're on to a winner people!
The Metta Skincare Body Butter in Lavender* is the body butter you've been dreaming of, it's actually like butter! It melts into a beautiful oil on contact with body heat and is easily massaged into skin; another bonus, it sinks in sharpish and tacky, greasy limbs aren't something to worry about here.The lavender scent is absolutely beautiful, not too overpowering but enough to have you sniffing your arms for a few hours afterwards. It's a true lavender too, not artificial or sickly in any way and one of the reasons this is currently living on my bedside table, it's a dreamy nights sleep in a jar. If you're not a fan of lavender though (what?!) then the vanilla scent will just have to do (I kid) I imagine it smells like creme brulee, or cake, either works for my sweet tooth. I'll be trying that scent next time for sure.
I've been applying this when out of the shower, taking a few minutes to massage the oil all over for a lovely calming experience or before bed on my hands so the lavender can send me off to the land of nod.
We also need to take a quick moment to mention the packaging, with a glass jar so big it could be a weapon, or a soup bowl once you're done. 135g doesn't sound like much but this is a hefty amount of product, enough for a good few months use, if not more.
This is my first introduction to Australian brand Metta and I've fallen head over heals. The collection is small, but perfectly formed, with only 5 products in the range. Everything here has been well considered and carefully constructed to be the most effective and eco-friendly product possible, from 100% natural, ethically sourced ingredients, recyclable packaging and made in small batches by hand. It's currently exclusively available at The Detox Market in the US and will hopefully be a little easier available in the UK soon, too.
Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter*, Vitis Vinifera (Grapeseed) Seed Oil*, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil, Theobroma Cacao (Cocoa) Seed Butter*, Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Oil*, Lavandula Angustifolia (Lavender) Essential Oil* (contains linalyl acetate, linalool and limonene as naturally occurring components of lavender essential oil) * denotes certified organic ingredient