Cardamom Orange Lotion by Wash the Day Away is my favorite skincare find this winter. It’s unabashedly spicy with a fervid dosing of cardamom and the sharp effervescent of lime. If you love cardamom, and by this I mean the vibrant scent of freshly chopped pods, Cardamom Orange will send you into blissful olfaction as its spiciness is more akin to adventurous culinary pursuits rather than a gentle hint or suggestion of the seasoning.
Its piquantness settles after a half hour or so as the sweetness of orange becomes more apparent and the kick of cardamom and lime recede into backnotes. The hydrating properties of Cardamom Orange last much longer than that since it’s loaded with powerful healers like calendula, aloe vera juice and aloe vera gel (the first three ingredients) along with shea butter and wheat germ oil (the next two ingredients).
This lotion is surprisingly light for how well it moisturizes and completely absorbs into the skin within seconds. I’ve been keeping my sample jar in the car for a quick fix, and can grip the steering wheel moments after application without feeling like I’ve greased it with butter. Kind of a silly example, but you get the point.
If you’re interested in Wash the Day Away’s Lotions, but cardamom isn’t quite you’re thing, I highly recommend the Bergamot Coriander Lotion as well. It too is redolent of kitchen spices, but it’s toned down and has a floral facet thanks to the always lovely neroli. The formula of Bergamot Coriander is a tad thicker than the Cardamom Orange, but it absorbs just as quickly.
Wash the Day Away has many lotions to choose from, and Lavender Lemondrop and Warming Mandarin Rum are next on my list to try. You’ll find many more enticing products at the Wash the Day Away etsy shop. Both lotions are $14.75 for an 8oz jar or $7.75 for 4oz.
Disclosure: Samples were provided to me by Wash the Day Away. Opinions in this review are my own. I was not financially compensated for this review or any other.
4 thoughts on “Soft Skin by Wash the Day Away”
I just ordered the Cardamom Orange scent-I can’t wait to receive it! I have been following your blog for awhile now and have found some products I truly love. Thankyou so much for all the wonderful reviews and not forgetting the “little” companies. I love this site and missed you not posting the past couple of days! Thank you again-Danielle
I hope you enjoy the lotion Danielle! And thank you so much for the kind words, I’m glad my blog has helped you find some new loves 🙂
I wish there were more time in the day so I could post more frequently, but thanks for hanging in there with me!
Both of these sound lovely. I must pop them on my list for next time I am buying moisturizer. I normally opt for unscented, but lately I have been reaching for more scented lotions. I think it’s part of winter — it’s so dry that both the moisturizer and the smell usually disappear long before they have the chance to interfere with the smell of any perfume I’m wearing. Thanks for the reviews!
These look great, and the price is right. Love the whole fruit and spice thing.