Thursday Plantation Nurture Oil - review


You'll have to forgive me for the scratched packaging above: I bought this oil on clearance so it had a big sticker on it that I had to pull off, and no matter how careful I was, I couldn't do it without damaging the box.

Hoh well. This oil. I haven't tried much from Thursday Plantation but when I saw this on sale for five dollars, I thought I'd grab it because I was low on body oil and could always do with another one.

While it's ok, I think it's expensive for the amount you get and I've used other oils that do more for me, so I wouldn't buy it again.

Thursday Plantation claims/product details:

  • A blend of nature’s most nutritious plant oils to deeply nourish the skin and help minimise the appearance of scars and stretch marks
  • Rehydrates and replenishes ageing, sun-damaged and dehydrated skin
  • With regular use you’ll see and feel the difference
  • Protects the skin from the ageing effects of stress and UV exposure
  • Improves the appearance of pigmentation and uneven skintone
  • Fast absorbing and suitable for all skin types, including sensitive
  • May be used during pregnancy
  • 100% naturally derived; no nasties
  • RRP $9.95 AUD for 60ml, but do shop around


Since this is meant to work on scars and stretch marks, I've been using mine exclusively on my thigh and bum region, plus because there's only a measly 60ml in this (not enough for a body oil), I thought I'd better ration it or otherwise I'd have burned through it in a week or two.

It's a thick, yellow oil with a strong scent (I mostly smell lavender). I find that I need to use a lot of product because it's so thick and it doesn't spread as well as I would like - indeed, I'm using at least fifteen pumps just to cover my thighs and bum. Oh dear.

While I do think it's a very nourishing and hydrating oil, it hasn't done anything for my stretch marks or scars etc so I don't think it's particularly effective. By comparison, Bio Oil (reviewed here) does reduce the look of scarring and other skin imperfections, so I would go for that over this any day. Plus I don't need to use as much Bio Oil per application so the bottle lasts a lot longer.

Do note that you can use this on the face and I tried it twice that way, but found it was too thick and heavy for that - and I have dry skin, so if you have oily skin then I would steer clear. It's incredibly rare for me to say that a product is too heavy for me, so if this one is, that says something.

Overall I think this oil is ok and I do like how nourishing and hydrating it is on my body, but it doesn't do anything else and I don't think it meets most of its claims. Also, the bottle is too small for a body oil so I don't think it's good value, even though it's reasonably priced in theory.

I've used better.

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