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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:
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by Kathleen
on 9/29/2015
Even though I am a longtime and faithful BB customer, as I rule I just do not leave reviews, however, I just spent the day working with this product for the very first time. I have been wanting to make some really luxurious butters and scrubs, but have not been happy with the many DIY recipes I have tried over the last few months. When I saw that BB has this Shea Butter Base, I knew I just had to give it a try!!! This product is very easy to work with. Wanting to make several different projects with the one bucketful that I ordered, the first thing I made was a very luxurious, yet very rustic Oatmeal Body Polish in Pumpkin Spice Latte (BB's Turkish Mocha and Pumpkin Spice FO's) After I did the whole melting and fragrancing thing, I let it cool and added very finely ground oatmeal, sugar and BB's Walnut Powder...OMGOSH!!! It is to die for!!! Special tip...use a stick blender to whip it all up...It really improves the texture and consistency and blends this together really well!!!
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by jennifer
on 9/15/2015
Very smooth and non greasy, a bit slippery until it absorbs into my skin, but once it does, my hands are soft and silky. I am used to making my own body butters, and they are usually a thicker consistency. Can I add anything to it to make it slightly more thicker?

Terah from Bramble Berry replies...
Hi Jennifer! I'm so glad you like our Shea Body Butter! All of our Bramble Berry lotion bases have been formulated to accept up to about 5% of additional oils, extracts, or fragrances by weight, including small amounts of silicones like Cyclomethicone. The easiest way to add in oils is to bring a measured amount of your lotion base up to about 110-130°F until it begins to liquefy (almost like a melted mixture). Add the calculated amount of "extras" then stick blend until smooth. Finally, pour into bottles and let sit, uncapped, for 24 hours. I'm not sure how much this base will be able to be thickened but if you want to give it a try I would start with a hard butter, like Cocoa Butter.

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by Della
on 8/15/2015
At what rate to Add extra oils?
Does this product contain extra emulsifier? Can I add extra oils/butters? If so, at what rate? Thanks, Della

Terah from Bramble Berry replies...
Hi Della! All of our lotions, including the Shea Body Butter, do have an emulsifier surplus meaning it is ready to mix in extra oils. The bases are formulated to accept up to about 5% of addition oils or extracts, including the fragrance, by weight. The easiest way to add oils is to bring a measured amount of your lotion base up to 110-130°F until it begins t liquefy. Then add the calculated amount of your desired liquid and stick blend until smooth. Finally pour into bottles and let sit, uncapped, for 24 hours.

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by Shelly
on 6/28/2015
Love, Love Love this Base!
I love the convenience and ease of this product. Love the feel of my skin after using this lotion, but am wondering if I HAVE to heat the base to 130 degree before adding scent and color? Can I just add them to the base without warming???

Terah from Bramble Berry replies...
Hi Shelly! I'm so glad you love our Shea Body! For best results we recommend heating the base 130 degrees F. This allows the base to become a thinner consistency, making it easier to mix the fragrance and scent in. Without heating the Shea Body Butter first the fragrance and color would be difficult to easily and evenly incorporate into the base.

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by Vanessa
on 5/18/2015
Where have you been all my life?!
This base is absolutely amazing! I used a coconut fragrance oil and it smells like you are putting on suntan lotion. My parents recently bought a very expensive product for their dry skin that is brought on by the chemo treatments; it is ok. However my mom tried this and says it is so much better! My only regret...not buying a bigger container. I will be making that purchase now.
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