A bottle of Hinoki oil on an orange background.
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A Cult-Favorite Body Oil, Made From California Olives

Olive oil is the key ingredient in Wonder Valley’s hinoki body oil.
By Aileen Kwun
October 24, 2020
1 minute read

Wonder Valley’s hinoki body oil—a cult favorite among beauty and wellness bloggers—is formulated around a simple moisturizer that’s been embraced by various cultures for centuries: extra-virgin olive oil. It’s an ingredient that co-founder Alison Carroll takes seriously. Carroll, who’s based in Joshua Tree, California, and runs the company from there with her husband, Jay, previously worked at the California Olive Oil Council, where she acted as an educator, advocate, and quality-control keeper for the state’s domestic agriculture industry. For its line of products, the brand hand-harvests and mills premium olives from its own groves in Northern California. Scented with soothing notes of Siberian fir and Japanese hinoki, with additional extracts of sea buckthorn, rosemary leaf, and rice bran, Wonder Valley’s body-oil formula smells enticing enough to taste—but you’d be better off savoring the precious drops for massaging into your skin for an all-natural glow, especially as the colder, drier weather picks up this season. We suggest making it part of your morning ritual: warm, slather, soften. Repeat.