Here at House of Coco we love to support family run businesses which is why we fell in love with OLVERUM. It’s a brand we first stumbled across a few years ago, many years after it was launched back in 1931. Famous for its iconic bath oil beloved by celebrities and the Royal Family, the recent launch of their two exquisite universal body oils is one that made us very happy. As the first new products in many decades to bear the OLVERUM brand name, the timing could not be more perfect. In a world where there is so much noise online and we are all shouting out for ways to care for ourselves, this product is the ultimate self care treat. After a long day at the office, what better than filling your bath tub with copious amounts of this oil and whiling away a few hours, with the candles on, knowing that when you get out of the tub you will be silky to touch.
With so many bath oils on the market, this one really does set the standard. Along with some insight in to their other products, here’s the #TeamCoco lowdown on why OLVERUM is the only brand you need to know. Here’s why…
Olverum’s original bath oil was created in 1931 by winemaker Franz Otto Klein and his wife Edith, an accomplished pharmacologist. Passionate devotees of natural wellness, they curated an enviable library of the world’s finest essential oils. Inspired by the therapeutic blends at their favourite spa in Baden Baden, Franz and Edith combined these with their professional expertise to create the definitive therapeutic oil.
The couple spent two years obsessively experimenting, until they finally arrived at a formulation with the preternatural restorative properties they sought. They gave their creation to friends as Christmas presents and the response was universally rapturous. As word spread, the OLVERUM brand was born and the Kleins became among the earliest pioneers of green beauty. Eighty-seven years later, their closely-guarded recipe has earned its reputation as a cult beauty classic.
In the spirit of the original creators, Dominic Hawksley, founder of the relaunched OLVERUM brand has been similarly uncompromising when it comes to the genesis of the new line. “When your first product is near perfection, it’s daunting to embark on developing your second. Over the past four years, we have tested iteration after iteration until we arrived at formulations we believe are worthy of the OLVERUM brand. The fruits of our endeavours are two innovative body oils – simply called THE BODY OIL and THE DRY BODY OIL.”
Carefully crafted with over 30 premium essential oils, cold-pressed botanical oils, and botanical extracts, each OLVERUM body oil features the unique aquatic botanical Alaria Esculenta Extract to boost the synthesis of Collagen and Hyaluronic Acid and leave your skin feeling smooth, plumped and rejuvenated.
THE BODY OIL
Nourish – Rejuvenate
This deeply moisturizing formula contains Raspberry Seed Oil (a skin-superfood and potent anti-oxidant, rich in Omegas-3,6, 9) which leaves skin feeling smooth, plumped and rejuvenated, and Alaria Esculenta Extract to boost the synthesis of Collagen and Hyaluronic Acid, preserving skin’s firmness and elasticity.
Aromatherapeutic actives include Lavender Flower Oil (to de-stress), Sandalwood and Frankincense Oils (to soothe) and Bergamot and Geranium Flower Oils (to reinvigorate).
THE DRY BODY OIL
Ultra Light – Super Fine
This lightweight, breathable, therapeutic dry oil spray is ideal for on-the-go use. Absorbing almost instantly, it rapidly restores skin barrier function, to promote lasting natural skin hydration. Crafted with Alaria Esculenta Extract to boost the synthesis of Collagen III and Hyaluronic acid, helping preserve skin’s firmness and elasticity.
Aromatherapeutic actives include Atlas Cedar Bark Oil (to uplift), Sandalwood and Frankincense Oils (to soothe) and Bergamot and Bitter Orange Leaf Oils (to reinvigorarate).
LONG-LASTING HYDRATION FROM WITHIN
OLVERUM’s non-greasy oils are easily absorbed into the skin, improving epidermal barrier function to promote natural skin hydration, leaving it feeling exquisitely soft and pampered. When used on cleansed, damp skin, moisture is further and more intensely locked into the skin.
RESTORE BODY AND MIND
In keeping with the original bath oil, and drawing inspiration from its universally adored essential oil blend, each and every OLVERUM ingredient is carefully considered for both its topical and aromatherapeutic benefits. For best results, lightly massage the oil into your skin to revitalize your body, then breathe deeply from your cupped hands to revive and soothe the mind.