Qet Botanicals Fresh Body Oil Review

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Written by Leigh Matthews, BA Hons, H.Dip. NT

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Leigh Matthews, BA Hons, H.Dip. NT

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Leigh Matthews is a sustainability expert and long time vegan. Her work on solar policy has been published in Canada's National Observer.

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Qet Botanicals Fresh Body Oil for Shaving, Showering & Massage is EWG-Verified™ as safe and non-toxic. It is formulated entirely with natural ingredients, including organic and non-GMO oils, and can be used for dry brushing, shaving, showering, and massage.

Qet Botanicals Fresh Body Oil

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Highlights: Formulated entirely with natural ingredients. Can be used for dry brushing, shaving, showering, and massage. Ideal for dry skin types.

Qet Botanicals Fresh Body Oil at a glance:

Country of Origin:USA
Ingredients:Vitis Vinifera (Grape) Seed Oil*, Olea Europaea (Olive) Fruit Oil*, Helianthus Annus (Sunflower) Seed Oil*, Brassica Oleracea (Broccoli) Seed Oil, Tocopherol (Non-GMO Vitamin E), Lavandula Angustifolia (Lavender) Flower Oil*, Mentha Piperita (Peppermint) Leaf Oil*, Rubus Idaeus (Red Raspberry) Seed Oil, Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) Flower Oil*, Jasminum Sambac (Jasmine) Flower Oil.
*Organic Ingredient
Certifications:EWG-Verified™
Member of the Campaign for Safe Cosmetics®
Certified Green Business with Green America®
Table of Contents
  1. Qet Botanicals Fresh Body Oil
  2. Overview
  3. Qet Botanicals vs. Badger vs. Amanprana Razoli

Overview

Ideal for dry skin types, this oil helps to soothe skin before shaving and offers daily anti-inflammatory protection and hydration. By providing a thin layer of lubrication, this oil helps your razor glide across the skin for a close, comfortable shave. 

Best applied to warm damp skin after showering or cleansing, this oil helps to lock in moisture and prepare hair for a smoother shave. 

This formula is very concentrated, with no water, synthetic chemicals, or fillers. It contains no parabens, phthalates, sulfates, PEGs, or fossil fuel derivatives; no artificial fragrances, EDTAs, gluten, contaminant residues, fillers, slipping agents, glycols, silicones, dyes, ureas, or extenders; and no acids, extracts, or alcohol.

Qet (“keet”) Botanicals was founded in 2013 by Lisa Brill with the aim of producing fresh and effective products for face, body, and hair free from toxins, synthetics, and harmful chemicals or preservatives. Qēt Botanicals products feature plant-based ingredients and are hand-made in small batches. The company is part of the Environmental Working Group Verified program and is a member of the Campaign for Safe Cosmetics, strictly avoiding ingredients listed at the Red List Chemicals of Concern

Qēt Botanicals use minimal packaging and recyclable containers, never test on animals, use no animal parts or by-products, and create formulas using organic and sustainably wild harvested ingredients certified by Oregon Tilth Certified Organic (OTCO) and recognized by the National Organic Program for the USDA. All ingredients are 100% natural, nontoxic, and always fully disclosed and all products are ranked in the safest category of Environmental Working Group’s Skin Deep® database.

The company has received Earth Day Beauty Awards in 2018, 2017, 2016, 2015, and 2014 for skin care and hair products, Editor’s Choice Beauty Shortlist Award, and received the 2014 GDUSA Package Design Award for Sustainable Packaging. They introduced their ‘Half-Box’ design to further reduce materials, ink, and waste, offer recyclable tree-free labels made of stone, print all materials on 100% post-consumer recycled paper, offset carbon footprint from shipping and even use renewable energy powered web hosting.

Qet Botanicals vs. Badger vs. Amanprana Razoli

There’s not a lot to choose between Qet Botanicals Fresh Body Oil for Shaving, Showering & Massage and Badger Pre-Shave Oil or Amanprana Razoli Shaving Oil. All three get top ratings from EWG and all three companies are environmentally and socially engaged. 

QET’s oil is a slightly more versatile choice than Amanprana and Badger as it can be used for dry brushing, shaving, showering, and massage. It is also very concentrated, with no water, synthetic chemicals, or fillers. Qēt Botanicals use minimal packaging and recyclable containers, never test on animals, use no animal parts or by-products, and create formulas using organic and sustainably wild harvested ingredients certified by Oregon Tilth Certified Organic (OTCO) and recognized by the National Organic Program for the USDA. All ingredients are 100% natural, nontoxic, and always fully disclosed and all products are ranked in the safest category of Environmental Working Group’s Skin Deep® database.

The company has received numerous awards for their products and for their sustainable packaging, and they offer recyclable tree-free labels made of stone, print all materials on 100% post-consumer recycled paper, offset carbon footprint from shipping and even use renewable energy powered web hosting.

Badger Pre-Shave Oil (View on Amazon) also has a top safety rating from EWG, is certified organic, cruelty-free and vegan, with Leaping Bunny and PETA ‘Caring Consumer’ seals of approval and offers a great shave. The company is a B Corp and products are made in the USA using Fair Trade and organic ingredients where possible. Badger have an impressive array of energy- and water-saving initiatives and environmental practices at their offices and manufacturing facilities, and their manufacturing processes do not create any toxic waste that could get into the local water system. They also package products in recyclable and reusable tins and use mostly recycled and recyclable packaging, with products shipped UPS carbon neutral.

Amanprana Razoli Shaving Oil also gets a top rating (1) from EWG, contains natural organic ingredients and poses little to no risk of environmental toxicity or harm to human health. It offers a smooth shave and can be used on both face and body without clogging pores or causing irritation. The oil is vegan-friendly and comes in a recyclable glass bottle as the company eschews the use of plastics. 

Amanprana also use sustainably sourced and recyclable packaging, including organic paper, glues and inks, and they promote awareness and raise funds for the Save the Sea campaign to reduce overfishing and support the oceans. The company also encourages employees to cycle to work, and even their offices are sustainable and ecologically sound, constructed using FSC wood and heated and powered with renewable energy.

Any one of these three shaving oils would be an excellent eco-friendly choice. If you plan on using Badger Shave Soap (View on Amazon), however, this pairs nicely with their pre-shave oil. If you’re planning on using oil alone, Amanprana’s oil may be the best option. And, if versatility is what you’re after, QET’s oil is a top choice.

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