As it turns out, 80 Acres Hand and Body Lotion is made from organic, extra-virgin olive oil that’s cultivated and harvested right at the Northern California organic olive ranch started by grandmother Nan McEvoy nearly twenty years ago. (Read the McEvoy Ranch story – it’s actually very cool.) Olive oil is nourishing and rich in antioxidants, making it a perfect lotion base. But don’t expect some oily result – the lotion was light, the smell was mild and inviting and if I kept a bottle in the bathroom, I think my guests might be more willing to forgive the boxer shorts on the floor.
There’s also a really indulgent 80 Acres gift basket that makes a nice big-ticket hostess or thank you gift and a smaller hand and body gift set at about half the price. Any future house guests of mine coming to visit? Feel free. I’ll share. –Liz