This luxurious body butter base is full of skin nourishing oils such as shea, avocado, and rice bran. As if that wasn't enough, we also included calming chamomile extract and vitamin E for even more skin conditioning benefits! This body butter absorbs easily leaving skin hydrated without a greasy feel.
Our creamy body butter base is unscented, uncolored, and waiting for your personal, customizing touch! As with any lotion base recommended fragrance usage rate is 1% - 2% or about 0.2 oz in 16 oz. of lotion.
We've packaged this base in a wide mouth container making it easy to scoop out and repackage. It is definitely too thick to use with a pump so we recommend a jar for packaging. We love how classy this body butter looks in our 8 oz glass bail jar or short 8 oz plastic bail jar.
To use this lotion base - Warm the lotion base to 130°F in a fully disinfected container (5% bleach water or rubbing alcohol will disinfect your mixing containers). The lotion base will become the consistency of a melted milkshake. Add your fragrance at the recommended usage rate (typically .1 ounces of fragrance per 16 ounces of lotion) and stir until fully incorporated. Pour carefully into your containers. Let the lotion sit until it is room temperature prior to putting the cap on. The preservative system in this lotion starts to degrade at 176 degrees. Please ensure your lotion gets no warmer than 130°F during the heating phase.
Formula Updated December 2014
This product is sold by volume.
Ingredients: Common Name: Water, Rice Bran Oil, BTMS-50, Avocado Oil, Coconut Oil, Glycerin, Shea Oil, Stearyl Alcohol, Sodium Lactate, Chammomile Extract, Preservative, Vitamin E OilBotanical Name: Aqua/Water/Eau, Oryza Sativa Bran Oil, Behentrimonium Methosulfate (and) Cetyl Alcohol (and) Butylene Glycol, Persea Gratissima Oil, Cocos Nucifera Oil, Glycerin, Butyrospermum Parkii Oil, Stearyl Alcohol, Sodium Lactate, Anthemis Nobilis Flower Extract, Phenoxyethanol (and) Caprylyl Glycol, Tocepherol
Terah from Bramble Berry replies...Hi Sarah! I'm so glad you love our Shea Body Butter! We do too! We recommend using our fragrance oils within a year of purchase. However, they will not go bad in the sense that they will grow mold, bacteria, or go rancid (since they are not diluted in carrier oils). After a year, the scent may start to change, losing its top notes first (think citrus and floral). If the scent does start to change years down the road it's still 100% safe to use. I will email you personally to discuss this further.
Reply from Bramble Berry Hi Marcie! I'm so glad you love our Shea Body Butter! You can definitely add Colloidal Oatmeal to this base! For creams we have a recommended usage of 1% for the Colloidal Oatmeal, which works out to be about 1 tsp per pound of base. I will email you personally to discuss this further!
Reply from Bramble Berry Hi Niccola! I'm so glad you love our Shea Body Butter and how thick and moisturizing it is! We do too! Though, I'm sorry you're having a problem with covering its scent. In our tests and recipes we found the slight scent of fixed oils to be unnoticeable when essential/fragrance oils were added. You should be able to get a strong scent that will cover the shea smell with .16 oz of scent per pound of lotion, which I found using our Handy Dandy Fragrance Calculator. I will email you personally to discuss this further.
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