The Dona by Jo Sensual Massage oil is inclined to be used as a sensual massage oil for couples, but really it can be used massage oil no matter if you have a significant other or not. It absorbs nicely into the skin and doesn’t leave a sticky I need to shower residue, as well as leaving the skin feeling very soft, and not at all shiny looking once it has settled into the skin.
The bottle which weighs in at 4.7 fluid oz is designed so that you have to squeeze it so that you can get the oil out. This happens to be my favorite feature of the whole product as I have used massage oils in the past that have spilled everywhere and that is just no fun alone or with someone else. If you squeeze it lightly it really comes out in small drops so you are able to control how much you want to use. The texture is about the same as baby oil would feel, and while it runs slightly it absorbs fairly quickly into the skin as stated before. This is in part to the ingredients which are natural and paraben free. The only aphrodisiacs that it has in it as far as I could find out of the ingredients was the passion fruit seed oil. Though many of the ingredients are perfect for moisturizing and conditioning the skin.
Ingredients: Glycerin, Panax Ginseng Root Extract, Ginkgo Biloba Seed Extract, Centella Asiatica Leaf Extract, Paullina Cupana Seed Extract , Ptychopetalum Olacoides Root Extract , Turnera Diffusa Leaf Extract, Arnica Montana Flower Extract, Pausinystalia Yohimbe Bark Extract, PPG-26 Buteth-26, Hydrogenated Castor Oil, Garcinia Mangostana (Mangosteen) Fruit, Fragrance
Now, while there is no taste. There is a VERY strong aroma. So strong that it lingered on my skin for about 6 hours after applying it. Which would have been great if it wasn’t for the fact that it went from smelling like a slightly citrus fruit punch to a way too sweet bubble gum smell that made me think of the line from Mean Girls of “You smell like a baby prostitute.” I figure this had a lot to do with the oils reacting to my skins own natural ones and turning it into the bubble gum of doom smell. Which for me is sadly not sensual or alluring at all. Thankfully after a quick shower with soap it came out very easily. But I would rather use a massage oil that was unscented or that had a scent reacted better with my body then one that will end up turning my stomach.
As for packaging it came to me in wrapped plastic with a purple sticker over the top to prevent spillage. The bottle itself is done up with the lace pattern in orange and red, which looks rather attractive when you have it sitting near the other Dona by Jo products. It gave the listing of the ingredients and how to use on the back, as well as labels showing that it is natural, cruelty free, paraben free and petro derivative free.
Overall this product was not for me, but if you are a fan of super sweet smelling oils that are natural and parben free, this one could work well for you.