New Botanical Garden Oils and Extracts

If you're looking for products to freshen up your recipes, we have just the thing - new oils and extracts from the Botanical Garden Collection. They're perfect for body butter, serum, toner, and more. Find your new favorite below.

Aloe Butter
This butter is unique, to say the least. It's a natural mixture of aloe vera extract and a fraction of coconut fatty acid. It's solid at room temperature, but melts on contact with the skin. 

It has a slightly crumbly texture that's similar to shea butter. Once it's on the skin, it feels lightweight and moisturizing without feeling greasy. We love it in soap and body butter.

Aloe butter is white and has a very subtle vegetable smell, so it won't interfere with any color or fragrance you add to your recipe. 

The shelf life is 1 year. The usage rates are:

  • Cold process soap: 1-12%
  • Lotions and creams: 1-5%
  • Balms: 1-100%

Lime Butter
If you're a fan of citrus, you need this butter in your collection. The lime scent is so refreshing. Of course, the way it feels is most important - it has a lightweight and soft texture that hydrates the skin. It's similar to lavender and avocado butter.

The butter is made with lime peel oil that's cold pressed, refined, and distilled. That process eliminates photosensitivity issues, which means you can use it in leave-on products like body butter and lip balm. It also works well in soap, scrub, and lotion.

Lime butter has a soft ivory color and a characteristic lime smell. That scent will be subtle in finished products, so you can add something like Lime Fragrance Oil to make it more noticeable.

The shelf life is 1 year. The usage rates are:

  • Cold process soap: 1-12%
  • Lotions and creams: 1-5%
  • Balms: 1-100%

Squalane Oil
At first glance, squalane oil looks like water. It's an extremely lightweight oil that absorbs quickly into the skin.

Squalane is gaining popularity in cosmetics and skincare. It has a similar consistency to the natural oil our skin produces, so it helps to moisturize and soften without feeling too heavy. You can add it to DIY moisturizers, conditioners, cuticle oils, and more.

Squalane oil is clear and has a very subtle scent that won't be noticeable in finished products.

It has a shelf life of 1 year. The usage rates are:

  • Cold process soap: 1-15%
  • Lotions and creams: 1-15%
  • Balms: 1-10%

Agave Extract
You need this for all your spring projects. It’s made of agave and fractionated coconut oil. The agave plant is native to hot and dry regions like Mexico. The leaves can be eaten, and the sap is used to create tequila and a liquid sweetener called agave nectar.

In DIY bath and beauty products, it adds a lightweight, soothing, and moisturizing feeling. It's the perfect addition to soap, lotion, scrub, and bath bombs. Start with 1 teaspoon per pound - you only need a little bit of agave extract to add something special to your projects.

The extract is clear and odorless, and the shelf life is 1 year.

Aloe 10X
Add a concentrated boost of aloe to DIY lotion, toner, and more. It makes products feel soothing and moisturizing on the skin. The concentrate is made from the gel of the aloe plant. The leaves are processed by hand within a day of harvest.

Aloe 10X has a light yellow color and mild citrusy scent. At 15% or less, that won't be as noticeable in finished products.

The shelf life is 2 years. Aloe 10X can be used as is or diluted with distilled water. Use up to 15% in water-based products or on its own as a facial spritz.