Beauty,  Cruelty Free,  Skincare


Coming into winter can play havoc with my skin. I need something that will nourish it without being too heavy so it won’t clog my pores and give me breakouts. I’ve tried Rosehip oils before, as they are recomended for sensitive skin, so I was eager to try the Bodhi & Birch Desert Rose Oil, which promises to renew skin’s youthful radiance with age-refining organic oils of Argan, Rose, Prickly Pear and Starflower.

It is an ultra-fine facial oil rich in essential fatty acids and antioxidants, plus potent vitamins to nourish skin and boost cellular regeneration. Powerful nutrients refine skin surface and structure, diminish age blemishes and work to even out skin tone – just what the (skin) doctor ordered.

Immediately after the first time I used it, my skin feels velvety smooth and is cashmere soft with a youthful glowing radiance.

Below I have listed some of the Active Botanicals as listed on the website, which really packs a punch in this gorgeously scented concoction:

Organic Argan Oil
Rich in essential fatty acids (80% unsaturated), Argan Oil contains tocopherols (Vitamin E), phenols, carotenes and squalene to help preserve cell integrity and restore skin’s elasticity. It also helps stimulate skin cell renewal, rehydrates dry, damaged skin and effectively reduces wrinkles to help reverse the ageing process.

Organic Rosehip Oil
Well-known for its outstanding skin regenerative, softening and moisturising properties, Rosehip Oil is proven to decrease signs of premature skin ageing. Its broad spectrum of EFAs and Vitamins are proven to benefit skin against surface blemishes, skin pigmentation and photo-ageing, restoring skin back to its youthful glow.

Organic Prickly Pear Oil
Exceptionally rich in Vitamin E (over 88%), Vitamin K and Omega 6, Prickly Pear Oil is shown to nourish and soften skin to restore elasticity. Its high fatty acid content plumps skin, reducing wrinkles and adding firmness, as well as intercepting free radical damage. It also contains the highest levels of Betalains of any known plant. Betalains are super antioxidants with powerful anti-ageing effects.

Organic Starflower Oil
Cold-pressed from the seeds of the borage plant, Starflower is the richest natural source of Gamma-Linoleic Acid (GLA). It helps restores skin’s moisture barrier and maintain metabolism, keeping skin strong and healthy.

Organic Evening Primrose Oil
Exceptionally rich in Gamma-Linolenic Acid (GLA) to help reduce skin inflammation and support the collagen and elastin structure. Evening Primrose Oil also helps with age-related structural and functional changes in skin tissues, such as redness, firmness, roughness, and fatigue resistance.

Bulgarian Damask Rose Otto
Highly nourishing and an excellent emollient, this legendary oil helps tone, smooth, soften, repair and regenerate skin cells to bring a glowing radiance to the skin.

You can apply morning and night after cleansing and toning, however, I apply it as part of my evening routine – as an oily complexioned gal I stick to La Roche-Posay Effaclar Duo in the AM. Warm one to two pumps of the Desert Rose Oil between your palms and gently press over face and neck area.

Tip: Warm a tiny amount between your palms and gently work it through the ends of hair to protect it.


Bodhi & Birch is a niche, independent, eco-luxury skincare brand, established in the UK since 2010 and has since grown to be a brand synonymous with aromatherapy skincare and wellbeing. They create 24/7 antidotes to modern life – eco-luxury bath, body and skin care to awaken the skin and enlighten your senses.

Founded by Elijah Choo, who originally created the products on his kitchen table, his creations draw inspiration from the healing power of nature and traditional botanical remedies, bringing together Eastern and Western skincare and wellbeing philosophies. The range of bath, body and skin care marries natural and organic ingredients with aromatic essential oil blends to deliver products that are kind to your skin and our planet, and yet delivers a luxurious premium feel. Each product is lovingly blended to harness the finest materials nature has to offer and each ingredient is ethically sourced from sustainable origins.

Bodhi & Birch do not test on animals and this product is vegan.


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