The Shadow of Desire Massage Oil
A Heady and Intoxicating Massage And Body Oil

The Shadow of Desire Massage Oil

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Rich and sensual, this skin-replenishing body and massage oil is handmade in small batches with warm, resinous amber, exotic neroli extracted from the blossom of the bitter orange tree, and golden Moroccan argan oil.

How To Use

  • Use allover the body to hydrate and replenish skin or as an intoxicating massage oil.
  • For a lighter, more subtle everyday body oil, add a few drops in Jojoba Oil or Argan Oil


Argania Spinosa (Argan) Kernel Oil*, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil*, Citrus Aurantium Amara (Neroli) Oil*, Pinus Succinefera (Amber) Oil*. *Organic

Sizing + Info

Approximately 50 ml / 1.7 oz
Store in a dry place away from heat and direct sunlight. As with any of our Slow Beauty, please spot test this oil for adverse reactions before use and discontinue use if irritation occurs. Please consult with a physician before using if pregnant or breastfeeding. We recommend using this product within a year of opening. Opened Slow Beauty products are final sale.

The Bottle

Each bottle is a distinctive work of art, hand blown by a master glass artisan in Canada, and shipped using the ancient method of cork and wax sealing.

The Shadow of Desire Massage Oil Refill
Approx. 50 ml / 1.7 oz

$10 standard shipping, free shipping on orders of $100 or more

The Shadow of Desire Massage Oil

The base of this rich body and massage oil is a blend of pure Argan oil from a women-owned and operated collective in Morocco and fresh Sonoran jojoba oil from the American Southwest. A natural pairing, both vitamin rich oils absorb quickly and leave skin soft and moisturized with a healthy glow.

The Shadow of Desire Massage Oil

One of the most precious and extravagant essential oils on earth, neroli is extracted from the blossom of the bitter orange tree and has been used since ancient times to relieve “nervousness” and as an aid to spiritual healing. A seductive, naturally aphrodisiac oil, aromatherapists use neroli to calm the mind and body, and to relieve tension, making space for intimacy, arousal, and sensuality. 

The Shadow of Desire Massage Oil

Warm, mellow, and leathery, amber oil is thought to be naturally aphrodisiac, increasing circulation and stimulating the libido. 

The Shadow of Desire Massage Oil


The name “neroli” harkens back to the late 17th century when the Italian royal Anne Marie Orsini, Duchess of Bracciano and Princess of Nerola, fell in love with the ambrosial air that wafted off of the orange groves in the spring. So enamored with the scent, she had the blossoms from the bitter orange trees distilled into oil and used the extracted concentration to perfume her gloves and scent her bath water, creating a craze for the honeyed perfume at her court.