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Escentia Natural Cream Base

Escentia Natural Cream Base

Regular price R 279.00
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Escentia Natural Cream Base is specially formulated using only natural and naturally derived ingredients to enable DIY enthusiasts a multi purpose, thick cream base for addition of essential oils, tinctures and infusions. It is non-fragranced and readily absorbed in to the skin, without clogging pores. It is 100% non-GMO.

We love Ecentia's cream base because it is the perfect natural base cream to use on its own or customise. It is great as a general body cream, which can be customised for your unique skin needs. It is completely neutral and fragrance free.

Sizes: 500ml, 1L or 5L.

Read more: Quick Guide To Working With Bases

Use as is or simply add a few drops of essential oils or a therapeutic combination of oil blends of your choice to make it your own! Store in a cool, dark place. It is recommended to add an additional preservative if adding an aqueous phase such as aloe vera.

To customise it to your unique needs, add in the essential oils, carrier oils, conditioning agents and/or actives of your choice.

Aqua, high oleic sunflower oil, coconut oil, olive oil, grape seed oil, sweet almond oil, glycerol stearate (non-GMO coconut sources), stearic acid (non-GMO coconut sources, sodium benzoate, and potassium sorbate.
Country of origin: South Africa

This natural product can vary slightly in consistency from batch to batch.

Product rating: Green.


Contains sodium benzoate and potassium sorbate.

This cream base is intended to be used on the body not on sensitive areas such as the face.

500ml Escentia Natural Cream Base
1 T shea butter
1/2 T coconut oil
1 - 2 drops natural vitamin E
2 T carrier oil of your choice (apricot and almond absorb easily into the skin, whilst rosehip or tamanu oil provide intense moisture and healing effects)
5 - 10 drops essential oil(s) of your choice

Melt the shea butter and coconut oil in a pot on a low heat and then remove from the heat. Add the vitamin E, carrier and essential oils and whisk in the neutral hand and body lotion base (whisking increases the ‘fluffiness’ of the lotion). Once fully combined decant your mixture into a glass jar and enjoy.

For Your Safety

This natural product is for external use only. Please exercise caution and do not ingest or take internally. Store away from children, animals, sunlight and heat. If pregnant or breastfeeding, please consult with your medical care-giver before use.

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Customer Reviews

Based on 26 reviews
Prabha P.

This cream has a smooth , light texture. A perfect vehicle to add your own blends . Perfect body cream. Softer and lighter than the Shea butter cream.

Abigail B.S.

I bought this cream recently,love how fluffy it is but it has a funny musky smell,like old oil- oil that's not fresh,is this normal or should I throw it away? I can smell the essential oils I added to it not it leaves a slightly musky scent..

Hi Abby, it is likely just the scent of one of the oils contained in the cream - some unrefined oils do have 'interesting' scents which can come through in the final product.

The cream definitely isn't old as we have a high turn over of this product, so it is guaranteed to always be fresh.

Thabiso C.
Escentia Natural Cream Base

I love this cream base i used it in my facial mask, cleanser moisturiser and body lotion formulations. will definitely buy more

Heloise R.
Severe allergic reaction

Although I like the consistency of the product and the way it feels on the skin, I had a SEVERE allergic reaction within one minute from applying it. I still would recommend this product but definitely not to people with sensitive skin types.

Beware the preservatives

Please note the preservatives in this base if you have sensitive skin...I had an allergic reaction within 1 minute of putting it on my face. The Nautica base works really well on my skin .