Camden Grey’s Butter Madness Creme is one of our best selling unscented bases due to its richness and moisturizing properties. It is not a pourable creme, but rather a slightlythick crème with a wonderful aroma of cocoa butter (due to its high cocoa butter content). The product is manufactured in the U.S. for Camden Grey, using our own specifications and ingredients.
We get a lot of questions on how best to work with it, and here are some guidelines we have drawn up:
Essential oils are more potent than fragrance oils, and the amount of those to add requires a little additional care as well. Here are some guidelines we offer our customers:
Performing a Patch Test – To perform a patch test, dilute one drop of the essential oil you are testing into ½ teaspoon of a carrier oil such as sweet almond oil, olive oil or jojoba. Apply this to your inner elbow or your forearm and wait 24 hours.
If no irritation occurs, it should be safe to use the diluted form of this essential oil in skin care products for yourself.
So – how much should you dilute it?
Dilution for Sensitive Skin (1%) – The dilution for the most sensitive of skin is approximately 6 drops of essential oil per ounce of finished product. 1% dilutions are generally suitable for natural body products used by those with sensitive skin, as well as by pregnant women. (Please be aware that there are some essential oils which are contraindicated for use in pregnancy, and make sure the essential oils you are using are safe in pregnancy as well as sufficiently diluted).
General Use Dilution (2%) – The dilution for general usage is approximately 12-14 drops of essential oil per ounce of finished product. 2% dilutions are generally suitable for body care products used by healthy adults on healthy, unbroken skin. (Avoid use on irritated or injured skin).
Special Use/Occasional Use Dilution (3-4%) –
A 3% dilution is approximately 16-20 drops of essential oil per ounce of finished product
A 4% dilution is approximately 24-26 drops of essential oil per ounce of finished product
3% and 4% dilutions are generally reserved for products created for a small and specific area of the body – such as a foot butter or a muscle rub. They are also generally too potent for daily usage and are designed for just occasional