Elevating Your Body Care Routine- My Review of the St Ives Soothing Body Wash Oatmeal & Shea butter

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Using a body wash is one easy way to step up your body care routine. I used up the St Ives soothing body wash Oatmeal and Shea butter this month and really enjoyed it. This short post contains my review of it, so keep reading for the details!


It has 2 sizes and mine was 473 ml. The bigger size is over 600ml. St Ives has a wide range of variants so I’m keeping an eye out to try another from their brand. The plastic bottle is transparent which lets your gauge how much product is still left. I love the brown and cream color of the tag on the bottle representing the star ingredients.

It had a characteristic cream color with a fragrance that wasn’t overpowering. I loved that the fragrance lingered during my bath.  The texture is slightly runny.

Claims/ Ingredients 


According to their site, the St Ives soothing body wash oatmeal and shea butter is “made with 100% natural oatmeal and shea butter extracts”. They also claim that “it soothes the mind, body, and soul while cleansing the skin with a sudsy sumptuous lather” which leaves the skin feeling smooth.

The star ingredients are oatmeal and shea butter. Oatmeal is known to cleanse and moisturize the skin, while shea butter works as an emollient that improves the smoothness of the skin. These two already give you an idea that this body wash is one to try!

Other ingredients listed include:

Water (Aqua), Sodium Laureth Sulfate, Sodium Chloride, Cocamide MEA, Glycerin, Fragrance (Parfum), Glycol Stearate, Tetrasodium EDTA, Methylchloroisothiazolinone, Citric Acid, PPG-9, Propylene Glycol, Stearamide AMP, Methylisothiazolinone, Blue 1 (CI 42090), Red 33 (CI 17200), Yellow 5 (CI 19140).

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My experience 


The fragrance is easily one of my favorite things about this body wash. I also love the ease of dispensing the product unto my sponge, by just flipping the cap open. It lathers beautifully as it claims, and a little goes a long way.

True to its claims, this body wash felt moisturizing and didn’t strip my skin. I would notice how smooth my skin felt after a shower and I love that it doesn’t leave that “slimy” feel some bath washes do, despite it being very moisturizing. 

Another thing I enjoyed about the st Ives soothing body wash oatmeal and shea butter was that it always left my space with the fragrance. Although the smell doesn’t linger on my skin for long, it’s just soothing to enjoy it during the shower.

How I used it 

  • Apply a sufficient amount on my wet sponge and let it lather before using it on my skin.
  • Rinse off and repeat the step if need be.


  • It’s a big bottle that lasts.
  • It’s gentle on the skin and leaves it moisturized.
  • Suitable for all skin types.
  • Leaves the skin feeling supple and not stripped or tight.
  • Can be used daily.


  • The fragrance doesn’t linger after a bath.
  • It doesn’t lather if it’s not on a sponge/ loofah.
  • Not travel-friendly because it’s huge.

Where to shop

I got mine at a supermarket close to home.


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This product is a yes for me! The only reason I am not repurchasing currently is that I want to try the other variants from St Ives. My score for it would be a 4.5/5 because it’s affordable, easy to use, and leaves my skin feeling moisturized.

Have you tried this body wash before?

What is your current body wash?

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Comments (6)

  • Miriam 1 year ago Reply

    I currently use the Pink Mandarin and Lemon one but it’s almost run out and I already got the Oatmeal and Sheabutter one. Can’t wait to try it!

    Iruoma Osonwa 1 year ago Reply

    Hey Miriam! That’s awesome and you would love it! I need to try their other variants too. Thanks for sharing!

  • ANN NWANDIKO 1 year ago Reply

    Would like to try this body wash. Can I use to wash my face when bathing .

    Iruoma Osonwa 1 year ago Reply

    Can’t wait! I would advise not to use on your face as it contains fragrance and may not be gentle on the facial skin.

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