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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 13 reviews)

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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.
by Sarah
on 5/7/2015
Shea Body Butter Base
Love, Love, Love this Base! It is a little greasy when you first put it on but once it soaks into your skin, OH what a luxurious feel. My husband even noticed how soft my skin was and couldn't stop rubbing me. Will buy more:). Thanks for the free sample of Island Escape FO. Smells of pina colada and lasts. Yummy. Made a small batch of lotion by just mixing the FO directly into the base and mixed well and it turned out great! No heating required. It is real warm here in Texas so it may have been a temperature issue with the butter but it was just right for mixing :). Thank you so much! Quick question here: How long do the FO's last if kept in a cool dark area? Thanks, Sarah

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.

by Lynn
on 4/14/2015
I love it!
Body butter is rich and silky. Soaks right in. Not greasy. And now that I can personalize it with my favorite fragrances it is perfect! What a nice gift set this would make with matching soap.
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.

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