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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.

Common Name:  Water, Rice Bran Oil, BTMS-50, Avocado Oil, Coconut Oil, Glycerin, Shea Oil, Stearyl Alcohol, Sodium Lactate, Chammomile Extract, Preservative, Vitamin E Oil
Botanical 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


Average Rating:
(based on 10 reviews)

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by Marcie
on 3/6/2015
Love this body butter! I am looking to make an Oatmeal Milk And Honey body butter, can I add some colloidal oatmeal to this, and if so how much per 16 oz. ?

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!

by niccola
on 2/18/2015
weird smell
This body butter is nice and thick and moisturizing but the smell is making it difficult to customize. Ive made 5 batches with 5 diff fragrances and none of them smell like the fragrances i used. They all smell like some bad franken scent of the weird shea smell. I can't even tell what batch has which fragrance. I would like to know what fragrances would compliment the shea smell? Only because I have a big bucket to play with until it runs out. The strong manly scents seem to turn the odor into an extremely offensive one.

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.

by Karen
on 2/9/2015
We are a large family of 9. We spend a fortune on lotions each winter, attempting to soothe our dry, itchy skin and until now we did so with very little relief. I wandered around your site purchasing odds and ends for soap making several times before noticing this body butter. Last Fall I purchased 5 gallons with very high hopes and none of us have been disappointed. My thought was it couldn't possibly be worse than the stuff we were buying from Wally World. We are a multi-cultural family, ages 10 to 59 yrs, and this body butter has worked beautifully for us all! Some of us have tremendously sensitive skin, so the lack of any extra scent or color sold me on rolling the dice. Everyone we share this with raves about it as well. It works so well even on our faces and hair as it absorbs relatively quickly. My brother even uses it to tame his beard. Weird, I know, but it works! We are enjoying soft, smoothe, well-hydrated skin and shiny smooth hair in the dead of Winter. What a relief!
by Mary Jane
on 2/4/2015
I bought this accidentally, I think I thought I was buying just Shea butter. I opened it up and it Smelled funny. Like a bad plastic. I made it with my essential oils and put it in jars. Here's to hoping this unscented lotion doesn't stink anymore!!

Reply from Bramble Berry
Hi Mary Jane!  I'm so sorry the scent of Shea Body Butter wasn't your favorite. We love this luxurious body butter and find that in its unscented state it just has the slight smell of the fixed oils used to make it!  Shea Body Butter does have a slight smell that can be surprising if you're not used to it.  This scent shouldn't linger on the skin and after you add your fragrance/essential oils it will be unnoticeable.  I will email you personally to discuss this further.

by Debra
on 2/1/2015
Hi, I bought some of this anxious to make some body butter. Not to sound stupid, but can someone tell me, how to i make my recipes? I know i add fragrance and or color if I choose. However, Am I supposed to melt it or mix it with a mixer or leave it as is and add my stuff? I bought one of those huge tubs. I just want to make sure that I follow the correct process. Any help or recipes you can give me would be greatly appreciated!! Thank you!

Reply from Bramble Berry
Hi Debra! To add your fragrance to this base you will first want to warm the lotion base to 130 degrees F in a fully disinfected container.  The lotion base should become the consistency of a melted milkshake.  At this point you can add your fragrance at the recommend usage rate (and color if you choose) and stir until full incorporated.  Pour carefully into your individual containers and let the lotion sit until it is room temperature before capping.  I will email you personally to discuss this further!

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