Body butters are an absolute must-have for me. I kid you not, it's like the body butter version of Jenga on the sides of my bath right now - I'm obsessed. I often have a few on the go at the same time and new to the towering stack is Organic Surge's 'Lavender Meadow' Super Rich Body Butter (£15.75*). As winter takes its toll on my skin, I often find myself searching for something slightly richer than your average and Organic Surge's offering sounded sure to be just the ticket. Enriched with natural oils and with a super-thick, buttery consistency - it's the perfect treat for dry, thirsty skin.
The butter itself seems to have a pearlised effect when you take off the lid - it really is quite inviting and looks luxurious. I have to say, the lavender scent really is quite strong. Now, I love a dose of lavender as I find it helps me to sleep, but even for me - this is quite overpowering and floral. It's not one that I'd apply before a night out as it could have a tendency to completely take over your perfume - but it's lovely for use in the evenings after a bath before you go sleep. It's very soothing to the senses. The butter itself is very thick in consistency and feels very rich - almost like a moisturising paste. Personally, I found it took quite a while to get it to massage in but it doesn't leave a greasy residue whatsoever - in fact, it doesn't leave any sort of tacky feeling on the skin at all. It's not what I expected and usually I do prefer for my skin to feel a little more 'quenched', but if you're the type who likes to moisturise and go then this would be perfect.
Although it is without a doubt very moisturising, I'm not sure the consistency is for me. I've been enjoying using it before bed - particularly on my arms and chest as I do find it helps to relax me if I'm feeling a bit stressed but I'm not sure if it would be an instant re-purchase for me. It takes a little more working in than what I'm used to. It's nice little treat to use in the evenings and seems to work best when your skin is a little warmer and you've just got out of the bath, but I prefer something a little more creamy. Overall though - I've enjoyed using it and I'd recommend it if you're really suffering with dry skin and want something a little more sumptuous. You can find the Super Rich Body Butter on the Organic Surge website here, priced at £15.75*.