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    Escentia Natural Cream Base

    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. Great as a general body cream, or it can be customised to make a unique facial cream. It is completely neutral and fragrance free.

    Sizes: 500ml, 1L, 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.


      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.

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        Enjoy free delivery nationwide when you spend R400 or more

        Our delivery options:

        > Door-to-door courier delivery: nationwide shipping with The Courier Guy, Dawn Wing Express, CourierIt or FastWay

        > Delivery to your nearest Pargo Point

        If the value of the goods in your cart is less than R400 then a shipping fee will be applied. You can select your preferred option by rate or what is most convenient for you.

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        Shipping Rates:

        Local (Cape Town Main Areas)
        R400.00 or more Courier Door to Door Delivery FREE
        R399.99 or less Courier Door to Door Delivery R55.00
        Main Centres
        R400.00 or more Courier Door to Door Delivery  FREE
        R399.99 or less Courier Door to Door Delivery R80.00
        Regional & Outlying
        R400.00 or more Courier Door to Door Delivery  FREE
        R399.99 or less Courier Door to Door Delivery R100.00

        Please remember: our couriers can only deliver to street addresses and they do not deliver to embassies, malls and chain stores, plots, farms, mines and to some outlying towns and townships. If our couriers can't deliver to your address we'll contact you to make alternative arrangements. There are no deliveries on weekends or public holidays. 

        One of our courier partners – The Courier Guy, CourierIt, Dawn Wing Express or FastWay - will deliver to your physical address, Monday to Friday, 8am to 5pm. If you are at a business address during working hours then please register these details for your courier delivery unless someone is at home to sign for your parcel.

        If you live in a main city centre then approximate shipping time is 1-3 working days, nationwide. If you live in an outlying area delivery may take up to 7 working days. The shipping time of heavy goods, bulk purchases and to regional areas is generally 3-5 working days.

        Please do not hesitate to contact us or our courier partners directly if you would like to try and get a more precise estimate of delivery date.


        Shipping time to a Pargo point takes approximately 3 to 5 working days. 

        *Late Deliveries

        Unforeseen circumstances like adverse weather, load shedding, hijacking, strikes, pandemics or supplier issues could prolong the delivery time. It's rare, but it can happen. Late delivery is not grounds for refund or cancellation of already shipped orders but if you are in any way concerned about the current location of your parcel and ETA of delivery, please contact us with your order number so that we can follow up for you.

    Customer Reviews

    Based on 20 reviews
    Megan C.
    natural cream

    LOVE this - no chemicals, no alcohol etc. I use this if I'm staying indoors and know I'm not going outside so I don't need my factor 50 face cream (as that is pricey) so this is an affordable, clean, natural cream to use on your face or body (I also mix in some oil before putting it on) I change between rose hip and jojoba. Love it. Also I must say - the delivery of all my products was great - perfectly packaged and great customer service. Thank you - will definitely be using you for the rest of my life

    Maxine R.
    Excellent base cream

    I love this cream, it is perfect for use in my Aromatherapy products. It is clean, fresh, natural, absorbed by the skin easily & can be used by all age groups. I am yet to experience such fantastic service elsewhere! Thank you so much, keep up the great work it is an absolute pleasure to deal with you!

    Mirjana S.
    Base cream

    Excellent cream, I just add my choise of carrier and essential oils.

    Tanya S.
    Natural cream base

    Lovely light and moisturising cream. Easy to customise or use as is. Speedy service and received a gift with purchase.

    B F.
    Not quite as expected ..

    This is a beautiful product. I do find it thinner in consistency than prior supplied which was a little disappointing

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