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Product Rating: 4.8/5 (As per 25 Customer Reviews)
Paraben Free, Gluten Free, and SLS Free
Our Ultra Premium Cream Base is a luxuriously rich, creamy moisturizer that melt into the skin leaving it with a silky, soft texture. This new formulation is faster absorbing, leaves no sticky feeling, robust enough for complex customizations and is easier to spread while still maintaining the look and feel of a premium product.
Made from some of the most natural and mild ingredients, our Ultra Premium Cream Base does not compromise on quality. It has been carefully formulated to be extremely robust and receptive to essential oil, fragrant oil, natural botanicals and colors. Users will find our Ultra Premium Cream Base easily absorbs into the skin.
Usage: We recommend all additives not exceed 0.5% percent of the total volume.
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.
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Rating: This is an amazing product! All I did was add some carrier oils and essential oils and have this thick moisturizer that isn't greasy and absorbs quickly. I have whipped some up for my co-workers and they really love it too! Will definitely buy more!
New Directions Aromatics Response:
Thank you, Sherilyn, for taking the time to share your experience with us and for shedding light on the quality of our products. We love hearing from all of our customers, and it pushes us to do even better when we hear such positive feedback. Your loyalty is much appreciated! We look forward to doing more business with you. Enjoy the goodies!
By:Sherilyn, Albuquerque, New Mexico
Date: Loyal Customer Since: 27-Oct-2009
Rating: I have bought this product and writing my review after personally using it for over 2 years. The same batch has stored well in a cool place without going rancid. By itself, it is a very thick cream and will not spread easily on skin but it mixes well with EOs and carrier oils to give it a softer and spreadable consistency and I use it everyday especially in winter. It does not leave any greasy residue on the skin and absorbs well.
Rating: I am very happy with this cream. My skin feels like sandpaper during the winter months and this has helped significantly. Wonderful as a foot cream. It isn't sticky but it definitely coats your skin. A bit of a chemical smell but it covered beautifully by fragrance oils or strong essential oils. I did have a little problem with the less fragrant essential oils. Highly recommend. Did I mention it was great for the feet!
By:Cheryl, Charlotte, North Carolina
Date: Loyal Customer Since: 10-Nov-2005
Rating: Two stars because the addition of Dimethicone makes it so this product not penetrate the skin well. It leaves an initial soft feel on the skin that then remains on the skin, with a greasy feeling. Dimethicone makes it so the other ingredients you may be adding to your product will not penetrate the skin well. Otherwise a beautiful white color, easy to work with though not very water soluable, takes scent nicely. I will be ordering something without Dimethicone next time.
By:Kirstin, Olympia, Washington
Date: Loyal Customer Since: 27-Sep-2014
Rating: I bought the 2.2 lb. jar more than 3 years ago with the intention of making a lot of 1.7 ounce jars of scented creams as presents. I loved the cream and made some scented gifts with it by adding essential oils and a bit of emulsifier, all highly rated by the recipients, but then I was distracted by a new job. Time passed. A couple of weeks ago, I was looking for a new moisturizer for my kind of dry skin, doing research, watching YouTube videos, and feeling frustrated. I went into our storage room looking for something else and there was my 2+ pound jar of ultra premium cream base that I'd forgotten about. I immediately slathered it on my face and stopped researching moisturizers. I've never found a moisturizer as perfect as this cream. You can add essential oils with an emulsifier if you want, but you don't need to add anything to it. It has a slightly pearl-ish appearance but on my face it creates a smooth, non-shiny, non-greasy surface, like having instantly great skin. It isn't "wet" so you don't need to wait for it to soak in before applying foundation. It's kind of magical, and for less than $10 you get 2.2 pounds of it, which is too good to be true except it is true. You could spend $100 for a tiny jar of high-end face cream and I believe you'd still prefer this cream base. I've never met its match. I don't know how long it will take to use up this jar or what kind of shelf life it's supposed to have, but I bought it more than three years ago and I don't detect any deterioration in the product. Many, many thanks to NDA for this fantastic cream.
By:Lori, Overland Park, Kansas
Date: Loyal Customer Since: 16-Sep-2012
Rating: I originally purchased this cream base to create scented moisturizer. However, the quality of this product is so wonderful that I now use it as my facial moisturizer with great result. I have adult acne and this cream soothes my skin as it moisturizes. It also leaves my skin very soft and not greasy. This is a fabulous product. My skin has never looked better.
Rating: This is the only cream base I will use, I have tried all of them and this is by far thee best ever, thanks again ND!!!!!
By:Jennifer, Billings, Montana Top ReviewerDate: Loyal Customer Since: 05-Jan-2012
Rating: It feels great, but I felt it had a chemical smell to it that I didn't like and couldn't seem to hide with fragrance. I was disappointed because the reviews were so good. I bought the smallest size to test it out and have passed on using this as my base. I really wanted to love it.
By:Kelly, Washougal, Washington
Date: Loyal Customer Since: 16-Jan-2013
Rating: Love the base and so do my customers but many, including myself, are concerned where the palm oil is coming from. is it approved by the members of RSPO?
Rating: I tried this product for a test batch of high end face cream and it whipped up to a luscious texture. I reordered it to make another version of the same face cream and put it into your magnificent gold jars. The reviews are in and it is wonderful to have found such a great base for my formulations.
Next month I am going to make batch body lotion as well as a body scrub with your products. Based on present reviews, we are going to be good friends.
By:Manuel, Paterson, New Jersey
Date: Loyal Customer Since: 15-Oct-2012
Rating: I ordered to the 2.2lb jar of this base to try it out before ordering a larger quantity because I wanted to compare it to the base I currently use from another supplier. I must say that I was very pleasantly surprised at the quality of this base! It's very, very thick and rich without leaving behind a greasy or tacky residue on the skin. It sinks right in and moisturizes very well. I love it!
Rating: I use this product as a base for herbal tinctures. It's thickness means that you can add liquids and it never gets watered down. I will buy this again as it is a great product.
By:Cathy, Selah, Washington
Date: Loyal Customer Since: 21-Apr-2009
Rating: I've been happy with all of your products, but this one is super fantastic. I've always been leary of products with the shea butter, many are far to greasy for me. This product blends right in with the skin, incorporates EO's very well and is definitely high quality. 10 stars.
By:David, Los Angeles, California
Date: Loyal Customer Since: 08-May-2011
Rating: Indeed! This is thick and very creamy. That's why I love it so much. Add some essential oils, and a few other beneficial ingredients purchased from this site, and Wa La! a cream that heal the weary gardener hands. For women and for men. Oh and don't forget the feet! Very healing and so soothing. My hands feel like they just had a cool drink after a long day at work. You will love this... just rmember it's thick, wonderfully thick. Perfect moisturizer hands down. Thanks ND!
By:Linda, East Jordan, Michigan
Date: Loyal Customer Since: 15-Jun-2009
Rating: I love this cream. Wonderfully non-greasy. It's too thick for a squeeze bottle (unless you want to add liquid plus preservative), so I put it into jars. Takes scents very well. I'm handing this out to family and friends, and they love it.
By:Stella, Toronto, Ontario Top ReviewerDate: Loyal Customer Since: 09-Nov-2005
Rating: My rosasia has gone away with the use of this1
By:Melynda, New Bedford, Massachusetts
Date: Loyal Customer Since: 23-Dec-2009
Rating: this is wonderful boosted with hemp oil and fo...my skin drinks it up after a relaxing hot whirlpool bath. another wonderful product nda!
By:Ruth, Wildorado, Texas Top ReviewerDate: Loyal Customer Since: 02-Apr-2010
Rating: Love it! It's thick and rich. Will need a little thinning to be a squeeze-bottle cream, but it's lovely unscented and is non-greasy! Will definitely purchase more.
By:Ellen, Thornhill, Ontario Top ReviewerDate: Loyal Customer Since: 09-Nov-2005
Rating: I love the quality of your Cream Base. I get this one mixed up with the Body Butter, they are so close, but both high quality. The cream base is just that - ncie and creamy and again, important to me - NOT greasy. I use this to mix your various carrier oils and essential oils for my own special blends of lotion.
By:Kim, Plano, Texas
Date: Loyal Customer Since: 28-Apr-2009
Rating: I love it! i use it for my son's eczema with lavender essential oil... it works amazing!!
By:Melina, Edmonton, Alberta Top ReviewerDate: Loyal Customer Since: 09-Nov-2005
Rating: You know, I absolutely adore this creation! I like the cream with jojoba and this one is so much more ...elegant is the best word to describe it. Holds scent, either fragrance or essentials and other oils extremely well. I really love the preservative!!!
By:Evelyn, North Olmsted, Ohio Top ReviewerDate: Loyal Customer Since: 18-Aug-2008
Rating: I actually got this by mistake but i have to tell you it's FANTASTIC!!! So smooth and non greasy at all. Holds scent very well and I've used EO's and FO's with it. Wonderful for those stubborn dry areas like feet and elbows and knees. Absorbs very quickly. Just soft smooth skin. Keep up the good work NDA!!! You ROCK!!
By:Evelyn, North Olmsted, Ohio Top ReviewerDate: Loyal Customer Since: 18-Aug-2008
Rating: This cream base exemplifies every excellent quality one could hope for: rich, non-greasy, holds scent well, excellent moisturizing properties, chemical-free. It's perfect! Please don't change/discontinue it!
By:Karen, Portugal Cove, Newfoundland Top ReviewerDate: Loyal Customer Since: 09-Nov-2005
Rating: I have tried many products from New Directions, and many of them are good. However this product far out weighs any other products that I have tried. It's out-standing!! I love it, It makes a wonderful base. And leaves my skin smooth and moisturized.
I am able to mix natural herbs, oils and other ingredients with it, to creat a wonderful thick moisturizing skin cream. What more can I say other than this product is great!! The best product that I have found at the New Directions company, and I have tried so many others. This product is very very thick and it stays solid even with-standing weather of 104-107 degrees during the shipping of this product. Amazing!! Great Stuff.
By:Raenah, Kennewick, Washington
Date: Loyal Customer Since: 17-Feb-2009
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Customers may purchase products from New Directions Aromatics Inc. only with the clear understanding that all products must be used at their own discretion, and only after referring to the Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS) and all other relevant technical information specific to the product. New Directions Aromatics Inc. shall not be held responsible for any damages to property or for any adverse physical effects (including injury or bodily harm).
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As with any manufacturing process, New Directions Aromatics strongly recommends small lab scale testing for evaluation purposes prior to full commercial manufacturing. As the ordinary or otherwise use(s) of this product is outside the control of New Directions Aromatics Inc., no representation or warranty, expressed or implied is made as to the effect(s) of such use(s) (including damage or injury), or the results obtained.
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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).