Product Rating: 4.6/5 (As per 50 Customer Reviews)
Quality & Regulatory Documents
NOTE: The 8.4 lbs size of this product is for final sale (non-refundable) and will be discontinued once out of stock.
Feed your skin with our thick, rich, moisturizing body butter. It penetrates deep to rejuvenate and nourish the skin without feeling overly greasy. This base has been specifically formulated to be extremely robust. Essential Oils, fragrant oils, botanical extracts and various raw materials can be added in order to customize each product.
Usage: We recommend that no more than 1% or 10 ml of any essential oil be added to a Liter our cosmetic bases. Exceeding this amount may destabilize bonds between the ingredients. Over time this may cause our bases to lose some of their luxurious properties including viscosity, smooth feel and rate of absorption.
Drum Orders: • Price is FOB from our warehouse. UPS does not ship drums so shipping charges will be calculated in house with another courier or customers can request their preferred courier. • Price includes bulk open head drum with plastic liner. • A lead time of 3 weeks is needed in order to fill a drum order. • A non-refundable 50% deposit is required. • Special orders for drums cannot be returned. We encourage our customers to try the smaller sizes before placing a special order for a drum. Our return policy is applicable to regular orders only.
IMPORTANT: All New Directions Aromatics (NDA) products are for external use only unless otherwise indicated. This information is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease, and it should not be used by anyone who is pregnant or under the care of a medical practitioner. Please refer to our policies for further details, and our disclaimer below.
Though many of our products are produced to Food Grade standards, we are not yet certified as a Food Grade handling facility. Until such time, we are not authorized to sell our products as Food Grade. All of our products currently are for external use only.
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Rating: Having been disappointed by the texture of the Lavender Blend Butter I had purchased here prior to this, I was a little hesitant to buy others. It is another customer's mention of Body Shop in her review that convinced me to buy this and I am glad: I just used it as is for the first time, and my very irritated hands stopped hurting immediately. (Something that my favorite Body Shop Hemp Butter never managed to do without burning like a mother first.) As it is, the texture is only minimally sticky. MUCH better than any of the commercial body butters I've tried besides Body Shop, AND it even has a neutral taste (yes, these are the lengths I'll go to for a review: you may not want to eat it, but at least if you kiss someone after they just applied it, there will be no bitter faces). I have not yet tried to mix it with my favorite EOs, but I have a feeling I will make very small batches at first in order to keep as much of it as is if my favorite conditioner mix does not work quite as well as a body butter. LOVE! :)
Rating: I was hesitant at first to purchase this base, as I also focused on some of the negative reviews. I did not notice any strong chemical smell--just smelled fresh to me. I prepared a sample batch to take to work for the girls to try. I added a small amount of avocado oil, color, and strawberry fo and whipped it for a few minutes. So light and luscious and very moisturizing but not greasy. I ended up with 4 orders immediately, with more orders pending. This is great stuff. I am back ordering more..
Rating: This body butter is extremly moisturizing! My customers cannot get enough! I do find it hard to scent it with some of the FO's however some work better than others at scenting it. I would suggest EO's rather than FO's. All in all my customers seem to really love it and I can't keep it in stock. Thanks NDA
By:Alece, West Orange, New JerseyDate: Loyal Customer Since: 2009
Rating: ordered this with my first order of oils to indulge in a new hobby, i just couldnt be more amazed. skin felt soft and wonderful after bathing in a spa tub with alot bubbles but rinsed with no residue...thanks and 5 stars on a great product
By:Ruth, Wildorado, Texas Top ReviewerDate: Loyal Customer Since: 2010
Rating: seems pretty nice--rich, as nice as anything from L'Occintane, etc.
Rating: I have been a customer of NDA since 2006 and have been using the body butter all along and have never been disappointed. Have you changed the formula recently NDA? I feel that this batch is different in a better way. It is Superb! I add some glycerin, fruit or vegetable extracts, essential oils, and end up with a miraculous cream for dry skin. The product flies off the shelf.
Thanks again NDA
note: this product does't contain paraben, which has been linked to breast cancer in studies performed in the U.K. Paraben is a preservative found in MANY beauty products.
By:Colleen, Brimfield, Massachusetts Top ReviewerDate: Loyal Customer Since: 2006
Rating: After 5 months of using this Body Butter base as a custom product for my business, I now am giving it a 5 star rating. This "Best Seller" has grown my product line immensely and is everyone's favorite. Thanks so much NDA!
By:Lisa, Oakdale, California Top ReviewerDate: Loyal Customer Since: 2007
Rating: Thank you, thank you, thank you New Directions for an AWESOME product. This truly is the best butter body base out there by far at an AMAZING price. My order came yesterday and I made up 6 different scented body butters and put them in the jars I also purchased from New Direction. My customers were absolutely ecstatic. So much so I am going to have to re-order some more to keep up with the demand. You can NOT go wrong with this base. I added an oil of my choice, colorant and scent and that is all this base needed. The reviews from my customers says it all!!!
Rating: I have to say WOW!! When it comes to this Body Butter. I had ordered your body butter for my company's new line body products. I decided to use the body butter first before I offered it to my customers. I added some of your Essential Oils and my daughter and I tried it. I have to say from the moment we put it on we feel in love with the product. My daughter and I have very dry skin in the cooler months and we found that the body butter really eliminates our skin from drying and feeling itchy. I must say that my partners love this as much as I do and I can be sure to say that it will be a hit with my customers.
Rating: I don't usually write reviews; but i must now. I had purchased this product a couple of months ago in the summer. Not wanting to be too "oily" for the summer, I put it down and waited untill Sept. That's when my skin gets very dry and flaky. Boy o' boy, what a wonderful product you have here. I put some in that cut lil verve gold jar you sell. I added some eo, can't remember which, but the effect of the cream really had me going. It relieved my itchiness one night and then I was really hooked! I made a jar for my daughter, which she keeps at her desk at work. Now that the days are getting a little cooler for sure, I'm going to package some jars for some nurses who are interested in my products, which I was only making as a hobby. I use this straight out of the jar and have no problem with the aroma. I see why you have so many positive reviews on this item. Thanks for the time and effort you put into your products.
By:Marie, Bronx, New York Top ReviewerDate: Loyal Customer Since: 2009
Rating: This is an amazing quality body butter, it's about as thick as vaseline but not greasy!!! I had to cut down on things that I wanted to add to it because it's texture, level of absorption and moisturizing was better than any body butter i've ever used before including the one from the body shop which was my favourite. I tried a bit with mango extract, but I think a little f/o or e/o and maybe a little colour ( it's pure white) is all that should be added if anything. Takes very nicely to Sweet orange e/o and butter cream icing f/o
Rating: I was a little nervous trying this body butter because I spent so much time dwelling on a couple of the negative comments mentioned earlier. But I tried it and I LOVE it!!! I love how my skin feels. I can't remember the last time my skin ever felt this wonderful! I don't find this greasy at all. As far as smell, yes it has a faint smell when I first opened it but its not a bad smell at all! I added some of my favorite FO's and oils and whipped it. It smells awesome and feels even better!
By:Donnetta, Cleveland, New YorkDate: Loyal Customer Since: 2009
Rating: This is an amazing Body Butter Product. I used it for several products. My son and husband loved it too! I have at least 75 customers already asking for Holiday orders that are so significant I will have to order some each month to get enough to fill all the requests--and I just ordered it a month ago. It foams nicely, it takes to the fragrance and holds! I only wish I would have discovered this along time ago! Lathers well!!!!
By:Lisa, San Antonio, TexasDate: Loyal Customer Since: 2008
Rating: I love this product! I use it when I make my bath and body products and I find that it mixes very well and takes scent very nicely too. I made a Strawberry and a Peach body butter and body butter scrub. They are awesome!
By:Meagan, East Lansing, MichiganDate: Loyal Customer Since: 2009
Rating: I received my order and opened the body butter. It has the most pleasent fresh scent to it. It's thick and creamy and doesn't take very much to cover your skin. I love it!!
Rating: Absolutely love this body butter base! It's thick and creamy, doesn't dry sticky. Absorbs well but also provides a bit of a barrier like a body butter should. Blends well with EOs.. it's great!
Rating: I love this product. This is the first year that the sides of my thumbs have NOT cracked and bled all winter because I used this body butter all winter. Nothing else has worked!!!!! I'm lovin' it.
Rating: Also not sure whether to give this 4 or 5 stars...
Good review: Not to much liquid, not to thick, easy to mix up, moisturizes GREAT and doesn't leave oily film on top like other BB, great price!
Bad review: Smells like a chemical so I'm afraid my customers wont like the manufactured smell, you have to add a TON of FO to cover up the smell...
The base is great...just the smell is a toss up.
By:Lisa, Oakdale, California Top ReviewerDate: Loyal Customer Since: 2007
Rating: Toss up as to wheather to give this 4 or 5 stars.
POSSITIVE: Very thick, absorbs very well and very fast. Not greasy but very moisturizing. Great price.
NEGATIVE: Has a scent that I am not use to with most body butters. Hope it will go away with enough fragrance. The jar was dirty at the top even though the taped seal was in place. Looks like another dark base of some sort was at the top of the jar along with a black piece of something. I took a picture should New Directions want to see this.
By:Lynda, Birmingham, Alabama Top ReviewerDate: Loyal Customer Since: 2008
Rating: I absolutely adore this product! Yes, it is very thick! However, this makes perfect for blending with floral waters, rose being my favorite to make a wonderful, lightly scented blend. I have psoriasis, and within a few days, my itchy, scaly skin was much softer and beginning to heal. I never realized how soft my skin could be. I highly recommend this product!
By:Holly, Glendale, Arizona Top ReviewerDate: Loyal Customer Since: 2008
Rating: This body butter gives me the convenience I need in making individual personal products for various needs of clients. It works well with essential oils for pain creams or essential oils for skin problems or relaxing oils for body creams. It blends wonderful with the additions of small amounts of base oils and floral waters to make it truly an unique and effective product. I would recommend it for all your needs and it is the best base I have ever tried.
Rating: This body butter is amazing. I love mixing some peppermint, bergamot, grapefruit and lemongrass e.o.'s into it. It is so refreshing and it really works. I have always suffered from dry skin in the winter until this year. I've been telling everybody about it.
Rating: I was skeptical about trying this body butter base. Soon as it arrived I opened it and tried it - it's amazing. As far as the consistency of the product, it's silky and smooth. Feels great on the skin. The scent isn't the greatest, but that's why it's a "base." Just an amazing texture/feel to this body butter.
Rating: Deeeelicious. I was expecting a thick-ish lotion base but this is more like cake frosting! Its incredibly thick but very easily absorbed. I gave some samples to my coworkers to get their feedback: We call it the Mr. Burns effect because we are all walking around the office slowly rubbing our hands together because we can't believe how soft they feel! It's cold in NY! but my skin is sofffffffffft. *yum*
By:Coleen, North Baldwin, New YorkDate: Loyal Customer Since: 2008
Rating: Very oily/greasy feeling...might be from the petrolatum in it. Takes a WHILE to absorb into the skin. Slight chemical odor (not very pleasant).
Rating: It's an excellent product that is extremely popular amongst my customers. However, I wish that there was a version free of shea butter so those with latex allergies would be able to use it.
By:Anastasia, Minot, North DakotaDate: Loyal Customer Since: 2007
Rating: The Body Butter Base is the best, we love it and best of all so do our customers. My business partner and I have been looking and searching for a product that is as close to all natural and still stand and deliver the excellent quality that we require in anything that we put our name on!! THANK YOU NDA for carring and shipping so quickly, with your very nice personal touch in your shipping.
Rating: I really like this product, but I must say that I am quite disappointed, as some of the other comments below have stated, this product does have a chemical odor. I also noticed that after weeks have passed, the odor is persistant and the only way to cover the scent is to use an entire bottle of Fragrant or EO's. I love the consistancy of this products, however I think it needs to be modified and created with Organic or a different kind of preservatives to avoid this chemical scent.
Rating: I use a wide range of your products with great results.
This butter gave me a drying allergic reaction, certainly due to the mixing of plant based oil and mineral oil.
Having used for years only 100% pure plant products, my skin tells me immediately that the quality of this body butter is not of high standards. Through a reaction and perspiration my skin tries to reject this product. Not surprisingly, as plants usually detox the body from synthetic components.
By:Daphne, New York, New YorkDate: Loyal Customer Since: 2005
Rating: this product is so rich and creamy, perfect for cold, dry winter!
By:Ariel, Astoria, New YorkDate: Loyal Customer Since: 2007
Rating: This is an amazing product. My customers rave about this product and many of them have commented that they like this body butter than the body butters sold at large department stores. I have not noticed a chemical smell.
Rating: I love this Body Butter and so does my customers, I whip my body butters and This base is wonderful for whipped body butters, my customers just love this. I have not had a problem with the cemical smell all my customers love this body butter.
Rating: After reading all the reviews we thought we would give it another try. We added just a little more fragrance and it did the trick. That chemical smell was masked. With the those cold dry winter days ahead, my customers will sure love this butter.
By:Satira, Centereach, New YorkDate: Loyal Customer Since: 2007
Rating: We have tried several products and this is one of the better ones. However, we decided not to go with it because we can't seem to get past the chemical smell that comes with it. You can cover it all you want but that smell is still there.
By:Satira, Centereach, New YorkDate: Loyal Customer Since: 2007
Rating: Wonderful product. Could even be called a "Body Frosting"...goes on so light & creamy and is non-greasy! Love it!!!
Rating: Wonderful, wonderful, wonderful! Once, again, I'm blown away by the quality of a New Directions' product! This feels fabulous and readily accepts EOs. I can't wait to add it to my body care line (always assuming I can keep from using it all up, myself!).
By:Marith, Berea, West Virginia Top ReviewerDate: Loyal Customer Since: 2007
Rating: I just have to say that this product is awesome! This product can stand alone by itself. If you have a very high standard on the quality of your products that you are making, this one will definitely exceed your expectations... Highly recommended and very affordable.
Rating: I have tried a lot of pre-made bases and this is by far the best! I don't go a day without slathering it on to survive the dry winter here. I wanted to make sure I liked it personally before offering it to my customers. No worries, this is a superior product I am proud to share with everyone :-)
Rating: The thickness is nice, very butter-like. However, I can't put a word to the slight smell that it has. Almost chocolately, almost chemically...I put it on my fiance and he described it as aspirin/chocolate. But the smell is very slight and can be covered with FO or EOs.
Rating: This body butter is to die for!! SO much thicker than a lot of body butters that I have seen in stores. It leaves my skin feeling so wonderful. A+!!
By:Elizabeth, Columbia City, IndianaDate: Loyal Customer Since: 2006
Rating: I can't seem to get the clumps out of the body butter.... Hmmm.......
New Directions Aromatics Response:
We have formulated this Body Butter Base using as many natural ingredients as possible. Because many of these are natural butters, there will be occasional clumping. A smoother product may be possible with more commercial ingredients, but we believe the positives from using natural ingredients outweigh the alternatives.
By:Darya, Park City, UtahDate: Loyal Customer Since: 2006
Rating: The body butter is loved my my clients for its nourishment. "My skin has never felt so good". Unscented they care wear thier favourite fragrance without clashing.
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Please note, the International Federation of Aromatherapists do not recommend that Essential Oils be taken internally unless under the supervision of a Medical Doctor who is also qualified in clinical Aromatherapy. In addition, Essential Oils must be properly diluted before use in order to avoid any damages to property or adverse physical effects (including injury or bodily harm).