Spicy Vanilla Chai Hand and Body Lotion
Love this lotion!
This is my favorite lotion. It smells wonderful. The ingredients are not toxic. It is nice and creamy and rubs in well, not too heavy or too oily.
March 14, 2014
I really don't know where the negative reviews are coming from. The fragrance is wonderful and it moisturizes extremely well. I don't feel at all greasy after applying it. This is my go-to wintertime hand lotion. I prefer the coconut aroma in summer. Good stuff and I highly recommend it!!
November 24, 2013
I have used Desert Essence body lotion in the past and absolutely loved it. However, this particular one left my hands greasy requiring me to rinse my palms with water and pat dry so not to leave a film on anything I touched. The fragrance I found mild and welcoming but unfortunately that was about it. I did not find this lotion to leave my hands feeling moisturized at all. In addition the natural brown coloring to the lotion left my white sheets stained when applied prior to bed. I had such high hopes for this lotion but it did not meet my needs in a body lotion.
November 1, 2013
Smells like chai tea
This hand cream smells like a food-drink product. While the cream absorbs and makes my skin smooth, my olfactory sense is saying, "You smell like a big cup of chai tea." Some people may find this OK. I would rather have a floral, spice or herb fragrance that was not straight from the kitchen.
July 24, 2012
Dessert Essence Vanilla Chai Hand and Body Lotion
I use alot of Dessert Essence Hand and Body Lotions. This fragrance is "a little bit of heaven" for me. It is probably my fav.
May 29, 2012
Desert Essence Vanilla Chai Hand & Body Lotion
This is a great product to use. Smooth, creamy and smells great!
March 19, 2012
don't like new frangrance
I really liked this product before they updated it and gave it a new fragrance which to me smells like rubbing alcohol or fingernail polish remover. It had a nice fragrance before as other reviewers noted but due to the new fragrance I won't buy this again.
July 22, 2011
it does have a nice scent. but this is all it has to offer. i suppose it's hard to make an all-natural cream, i don't know. maybe it's as good as it gets.
nevertheless... it's greasy. it doesn't get absorbed at all. it leaves greasy film, after you wipe off the excess. it does nothing for moisturizing in the long run. nothing at all.
I only use it because of its nice soothing scent, so it's more of an aroma therapy item for me, hence 3 stars in overall rating.
January 5, 2011
I love this lotion for several reasons not the least of which is the fabulous fragrance. When I use it I receive many compliments for the scent's flavor as well as it being delicate. This is a long lasting fragrance as well as long lasting feel.
June 27, 2010
This has such a lovely, spicy scent. It absorbs quickly and leaves no greasiness behind. And as always, the price through Swanson's is incredible.
September 1, 2009
This lotion is so wonderful; it moisturizes well and it's not greasy. The smell is not too strong and delivers a perfect chai scent.
January 6, 2015
I am a body lotion junky and this lotion is one of favorites. The scent is wonderful and it moisturizes my skin very well. I have picky sensitive eczema prone skin that is very dry on my legs and arms. I have never had an issue when using this lotion & I feel that it greatly improves the look and feel of my skin. I have tried so many natural/organic lotions and this one is hard to beat. I will continue to buy this as long as its available.
February 3, 2013
Everything about this product is wonderful, the texture and it's moisturizing properties. It does not leave me feeling greasy. It is not the true vanilla scent I had originally hoped for, but spicier...think Christmas-y smells, like ginger/nutmeg-y. But a nice smell when not used in large amounts.
March 12, 2012
Yummy smelling superior moisture
After all these years, this is wonderful. I only wish they make an essential oil or spray to use as a perfume. I just smell my arm when I am under stress and relax....
November 22, 2011
I love this lotion soo much, one of course the smell like everyone mentioned, but also I noticed a difference in my skin. I use to hvae sort of a rough feeling neck but now it's completely smoothed, it also started clearly up some little ance, and repaired some stretch marks. Over all fantastic!
September 29, 2011
I have to start off with the scent--it is absolutely amazing! If you love the smell of chai tea, you will not be disappointed at all. Its just one of those smells that makes your eyes roll back. Its very warm, calming and sensuous. Its just as great as a moisturizer as well! I'm usually impartial to body butters over lotions, however this lotion moisturizes just as well as any body butter! Its a very silky texture, I don't want to call it greasy because it is not, but it does linger a bit (which I personally love). Overall, it's just fantastic! I've paid triple for lotions not nearly as good as this. Great value, even greater product. DESERT ESSENCE PLEASE MAKE THIS SCENT IN A PERFUME!
July 12, 2011
one of my favorite scents!
This lotion has a nice texture that isn't too heavy. Also, it isn't watery either so it moisturizes quite well. I LOVE LOTION and ALWAYS have some handy as I love to pamper myself after the bath or after sunning. My only quibble is that I wish it came in a larger size since I use it so often. I also really wish Desert Essence made this perfect chai scent in an oil or perfume. that would be amazing! I get lots of compliments when I wear this lotion. The scent is warm and exotic and spicy ( but not overpowered by clove) simply perfect! PLEASE never stop making this. Thanks! :)
May 11, 2011
I'm so glad I found this lotion a couple years ago in my local organic grocery. This is the best lotion I've found for my skin other than shea or coconut butter, particularly for New England winters (where I'm from originally). I used to use Nivea, but after a while, I couldn't stand the smell. Vanilla and chai spices never get old! It's also great for right after a shower when your skin can get really dried out. The one thing I like most about it may also be a setback for others and that is that it feels oily when first applied, but once it's been absorbed, it leaves your skin feeling dewy and healthy. Vanilla + Chai + Organic = Win
January 12, 2011
great lotion for chai lovers
What I love most about this lotion is the scent-- spicy and warm, making it perfect for fall and winter. I am also very happy with how well it moisturizes and how quickly it absorbs. I would definitely purchase this product again!
October 21, 2010