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Moisturizer Cosmetic Base

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Product Rating: 4.8/5 (As per 18 Customer Reviews)


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Our Moisturizer Base is lighter than the Lotion Base. It is a non-greasy formula which absorbs quickly, and glides on easily. It spreads evenly to condition and hydrate skin, leaving it feeling soft and smooth. 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 0.5% 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.

Emulsifying Wax
Cetearyl Alcohol
Isopropyl Myristate
Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea Butter)
Caprylyl Glycol


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: Star
This is a really good base, thick and creamy. Takes scent and color very well, no greasy after feel, likely due to IPM, which I am not too crazy about since it is a pore clogging ingredient. Absorbs nicely into the skin.

By: Lisa, Pellston, Michigan
  Top Reviewer
Loyal Customer Since: 03-May-2008

Rating: Star
This is an amazing and luxurious moisturizer. Your body and hands feel like silk after using this product. My customers love the non-greasy, soft feeling. You can use this alone or mix with your favourite EO's and/or FO's. The price is definitely a plus.

By: Cindy, Angus, Ontario
  Top Reviewer
Loyal Customer Since: 09-Nov-2005

Rating: Star
The moisturizer is much thicker than I was expecting. I felt the consistency is closer to a "cream." Keep that in mind when purchasing. Of course, you can add distilled water or a hydrosol to thin it out, and have a multipurpose base. I've found it absorbs well into the skin, and creates a long lasting barrier.

By: Jason, Calgary, Alberta
  Top Reviewer
Loyal Customer Since: 09-Nov-2005

Rating: Star
You could say I am new to the Natural Body Product creation, but N.D. makes it pretty easy. After 3 years of study and experimentation I can say.. 'This by far is the best Moisturizer Base'. I added some essential oils, silk powder, honey powder, zinc oxide, meadowfoam oil, and Sandalwood Hydrosol... and now have a beautiful facial moisturizer that I use for hands and body too. Do I love this? You betcha! All of the ingredients I mentioned above I purchased from New Directions... the best in the industry! Thanks ND!

By: Linda, East Jordan, Michigan
Loyal Customer Since: 15-Jun-2009

Rating: Star
I'm new to this and this was my first base I decided to try. I love it!! I added some EO's and it glided on so easily and absorbed right into my skin leaving it so unbelievably soft without feeling greasy at all....and no break outs!! which is kinda huge for me :)... I was thinking it might not be thick enough for my mom (she has much drier skin than me) but she loved it too. She said it was perfect. This was my very first time making a face cream and it was a huge success. I also love it for my hands as it makes them really soft and moisturized without that greasy after feel. This is for sure a base I will always keep in stock. Thank you so much NDA for taking the guesswork out of this

By: Abbie, Chester Basin, Nova Scotia
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Loyal Customer Since: 09-Nov-2005

Rating: Star
Goes on thick, but absorbs quickly and does not feel heavy or oily. Blends well with other creams. I found that my skin felt a little dry in my usual problem areas after a couple of hours, but perhaps some additives or EOs would alleviate this. I also imagine that EOs would thin the base out a little bit. Will have to experiment...

By: Terri, Atlanta, Georgia
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Loyal Customer Since: 06-Aug-2009

Rating: Star
Truely a wonderful moisturizer!!! I like it with chamomile, lavender, rosewood eo's......with a bit of ricebran oil!!! My clients love it and so do I!!!

By: Carrie, North Fork, California
  Top Reviewer
Loyal Customer Since: 16-Aug-2009

Rating: Star
This base is wonderful! It works wonderfully on the face and can be adjusted with extracts, eo, and fo to meet any skin's needs!

By: Cara, Mooresville, North Carolina
Loyal Customer Since: 08-Feb-2007

Rating: Star
Great product! I love it.

By: Kevina, San Jose, California
  Top Reviewer
Loyal Customer Since: 25-Nov-2009

Rating: Star
I added Shea butter and favorite essential oils to this Moisurizer! Super!

By: Elena, Jersey City, New Jersey
Loyal Customer Since: 30-Sep-2009

Rating: Star
This moisturizer is excellent! I just added my favourite essential oil - 5% of the weight and I have a favourite moisturizer! There is no sticky residue and my skin feels soft and silky.

By: Yellena, Toronto, Ontario
  Top Reviewer
Loyal Customer Since: 09-Nov-2005

Rating: Star
This is the best moisturizer base I have tried. A little additives and fragrance and it is perfect. Goes on nice and a little goes a long way!

By: Deborah, Roswell, New Mexico
Loyal Customer Since: 24-Nov-2008

Rating: Star
Absolutely THE preferred product with which to create fully custom lotion products. Takes fragrances nicely, nice texture for lotion, moisturizes well, takes colors evenly. What more can I say about it? It is my lotion base of choice!

By: Jacquelyn, Dayton, Ohio
Loyal Customer Since: 08-Jun-2007

Rating: Star
Hands down, this is the best moisturizer I have ever tried. It goes on a little thick, but disperses well, absorbes quickly, and doesn't leave your hands greasy. It takes fragrance oils very well, with about 24-48 hours curing time, and doesn't have a chemical under-smell. I've tried lotions from other online retailers, but I will continue to use only New Directions for my moisturizers.

By: Brooke, Asheville, North Carolina
Loyal Customer Since: 14-Jun-2008

Rating: Star

By: Toni, Hyde Park, New York
Loyal Customer Since: 12-Jun-2008

Rating: Star
Another Great product. I made some face moisturizer for my mom, sister and of course myself and we absolutley LOVE this!!!!! Our faces do not feel greasy and we all have this radient glow : ) Thanks ND for another awesome product. : )

By: Nikki, Columbus, Ohio
  Top Reviewer
Loyal Customer Since: 25-Apr-2008

Rating: Star
Of all products NDA carries, this one seems to puzzle me the most. One the one hand, it's works so well as a moisturizer; it's light, it's silky smooth, and it penetrates into the skin quickly. But on the other hand, there is this faint chemical smelling scent. I wonder if NDA can try to improve their formula a bit so when it's unscented, it would smell more natural? Thanks!

By: Tily, Palo Alto, California
  Top Reviewer
Loyal Customer Since: 25-Sep-2006

Rating: Star
I make specialized moisturizers with essential oils and have found that this is the best base. It's not too oily, it absorbs nicely into the skin and everyone loves it. Great products at affordable prices.

By: Nicole, Yonkers, New York
Loyal Customer Since: 26-Feb-2006

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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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Further, New Directions Aromatics is not responsible for the comments made in the customer reviews, nor when products are used in ways not suitable to their purpose (for example, fragrance oils in toothpaste; bath salts in metal containers; additives used in larger amounts than recommended).

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.

The liability of New Directions Aromatics Inc. is limited to the value of the goods and does not include any consequential loss. New Directions Aromatics Inc. shall not be liable for any errors or delays regarding an order, or for any actions taken in reliance thereon. 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).

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