Product Rating: 4.3/5 (As per 15 Customer Reviews)
Description: Our Stephenson's Body Wash NCO Cosmetic Base contains a natural liquid soap base derived from organic oils, blended with gentle surfactant and skin enhancing ingredients. Pale yellow to light amber in color, it simply requires the addition of fragrance and can readily be thickened with salt. The Body Wash Base not only helps protect the environment from intensive farming methods and chemical treatment of natural ingredients, but also passes these benefits directly to your skin.
Product Benefits: • Contains a true liquid soap derived from Certified Organic Sunflower and Coconut oils. • Blended with gentle surfactants that are approved by the Soil Association, to provide masses of creamy lather. • Contains Organic Glycerin and a skin re-fatting ingredient derived from Palm Kernel, to provide a pleasant skin feel. • Has a clear to slightly cloudy, pale yellow to gold liquid color. • A fully formulated base that only requires the addition of fragrance or essential oils, or color. • Vegetable origin • Readily thickened, if required, by the addition of common salt (Sodium Chloride). To gain organic certification use salt tablets with no anti-caking agent.
• Gently stir the base while adding the other additives. • Always test a small sample BEFORE moving on to larger amounts. • Base and additives should be at about the same temperature. Keep an eye out for layering within the liquid. • Due to the nature of this body wash, and the possibility of developing a cloudy or non-homogeneous appearance with certain additives, it is advisable not to fill into clear packaging. • Let mixture sit for at least 48 hours to check for separation.
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Rating: This body wash had a funny smell to it and I could not add enough fragrance oil to it to mask it completely. I tried adding salt to thicken it, as others had mentioned, but it separated on me :(
I'm really disappointed because I was really excited about the NCO ingredients.
Rating: I like how this product lathers and it thickens nicely with a salt solution when there are no essential oils added. It does not take essential oils as well as the Ultra premium Shower Gel Formula that ND carries. I find that I have to use three times the amount of essential oil with this formula to achieve the scent that I want. Sometimes it will hold up to the elevated amount of essential oils and sometimes the bonds break down and it becomes to liquidy.
Rating: I love that this product is mostly organic. I feel safe using this product on my toddler; I wish I found this product when he was a baby. I like to add some drops of lavender in the body wash but we don't mind using it fragrance-free. Adding salt really does thicken the body wash. However the downside for me is that the wash leaves a scummy film on the bottom of the bathtub, sink, whatever the soap comes in contact with. I need to clean my bathtub and sink more often and it can be annoying. i guess that's what you get when you use a soap vs. detergent body wash but the benefits of healthier skin weight more than the con of having to clean the tub more often. I'm a clean-freak when it come the the bathroom so I have to minus one star.
Rating: I've been using this product a short time bu tit's quickly become a favourite in my home. Love it with vanilla or lavender EO...such a treat!
By:Nadia, Kitchener, Ontario Top ReviewerDate: Loyal Customer Since: 18-Feb-2012
Rating: Love this body wash!!!! It holds scent beautifully and by adding a little salt it thickens quite nice. My boyfriend is very picky with how much something lathers and he just lives this product. He won't let me buy anything else now.
By:Tara, Etobicoke, Ontario Top ReviewerDate: Loyal Customer Since: 12-Apr-2012
Rating: That is a very good base, No bad smell. I had 2 % of essential oils and guar gomme and that is a perfect body wash. C'est vraiment un bon produit. Je l'adore
Rating: I like to use this in the bath, nice on the skin, I just add my EO to the base before adding to the bath water.
nice to know that it is 81.98% organic, every little bit helps
By:Laury, Brampton, Ontario Top ReviewerDate: Loyal Customer Since: 11-Dec-2005
Rating: Excellent product !!! I love it.
By:Silvia, Toronto, Ontario Top ReviewerDate: Loyal Customer Since: 03-Dec-2008
Rating: I really like this wash, it is good; thank you NDA for listing the ingredients. But, the Benzyl Alcohol, that is part of the ingredients is not a fav of mine-really wish it did not contain that.
Rating: It is so nice to finally have an option that isn't latent with chemicals! Lathers great and has a soft natural scent. My sensitive skin loves it and I can feel good about using it on my baby! Thanks for carrying such amazing products ND!
By:Stephanie, Burlington, Ontario Top ReviewerDate: Loyal Customer Since: 21-Nov-2006
Rating: WOW! I love this product. I mix it with a blend of oils and fragrance oils and make a bath milk that is to die for. It feels so silky on the body while you are soaking. Wonderful wdonerful product.
Rating: I love this product! It does not have an overwhelming smell, so it is easy to scent with my own fragrances. And i love the fact that it is organic! I could not ask for better
By:Stephanie, Cochrane, Alberta Top ReviewerDate: Loyal Customer Since: 09-Apr-2007
Rating: I have very sesnitive skin and for the last ten years I have only used one brand of organic shower gel and not one product has convinced to change...until now. I love this organic body wash. Tons of mosturizing suds that did not leave a film on my skin or cause any sort of reaction. It works equally as well straight from the bottle, but I did add the recommended saline solution to thicken it up so the kids wouldn't waste too much in its original liquid form. Still playing with EO's, it seems to take a couple of weeks before the scent really takes hold...so far a blend of peppermint, eucalyptus, lavender and orange is the family favourite. I will definitely be ordering this product again, and am so pleased that organic products are becoming more and more available.
Rating: This is an excellent product. It lathers well and I have not found any issue with separation. However, because it is not as thick as shower gel, it does not seem to hold high note essential oil aromas as long, so it is important to blend the essential oils with a base note essential oil before adding it to the body wash base. I have added crushed dried mint and lemon verbena leaves into it, which does not work as well with the shower gel base, and it gives it a very earthy natural look. Each product has it's uses and this one is just stellar!
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