New Body Lotions with Aloe & Shea: Meet the New Formula

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New Body Lotions with Aloe & Shea: Meet the New Formula

Here at Plant Therapy, we’re always committed to continuous improvement. Sometimes that means taking a look at products we’ve had for quite some time and seeing if there’s any way to make it more effective, cleaner, and all-around better. We already took this approach to our Aloe Jellies and delivered a quality product with clean ingredients. So we set our sights on our Olive Lotions to see if there was room for improvement. Our product team worked hard to reformulate a customer favorite into something even better. Meet the result of those efforts: Body Lotions with Aloe & Shea.

Body Lotions with Aloe and Shea

Body Lotions with Aloe and Shea


Our Olive Body Lotions were pretty great to begin with. But there were a couple ingredients that weren’t as clean as they could be… so they had to go! We were able to source everything we needed for a quality product with clean ingredients. Even better, we were also able to lower the price on the lotions!

The rich, silky texture of the Body Lotions with Aloe and Shea will help keep your skin feeling soft and smooth. Formulated with soothing botanical ingredients, it will help to nourish your skin with all the hydrating benefits of Aloe, Sunflower Oil, and Shea Butter. Plus, it’s made without parabens, sulfates, phthalates, and artificial fragrances and dyes. Safe and gentle enough for everyday use, enjoy this lotion as part of your daily beauty regimen.



Four Luscious Scent Options

In addition to amazing ingredients, you can choose from four scent options (all with essential oils!) so you can use what’s best for you. Of course, we started with an unscented option. It’s perfect for all your oily DIYs or just anyone who has sensitive skin or is more sensitive to scents. You can’t go wrong with the classic, fresh, cool, grassy-minty scent of Peppermint Body Lotion. Plus Peppermint is known for offering a cooling feeling to the skin. For a burst of freshness, try Tea Tree Body Lotion for a fresh, medicinal aroma and skin-loving benefits. And, for a lovely soft scent, Lavender Body Lotion has a sweet, dry herbaceous aroma and is excellent for soothing irritated skin.




Body Lotions, Body Butters or Body Crèmes?



Everyone’s skin is different, which is why we’ve created a few options for you to use in your regular beauty routine. The Body Lotions with Aloe & Shea are thinner and absorb more quickly into your skin than our crèmes and butters. Because of this, they’re ideal for everyday moisturization. But sometimes our skin needs a little more help, especially during the winter months.  Both our Body Butters and Age-Defying Body Crèmes have similar rich textures and powerfully moisturizing ingredients. Our Body Butters are perfect for regular moisturization, while our Age-Defying Body Crèmes provide extra skin nourishing and firming benefits from ingredients like Argan Oil, Squalane, and Vitamins C, B5, and E.




Meet the Ingredients

Meet all the wonderful ingredients in our Aloe & Shea Body Lotions: 

  • Aloe Vera Leaf Juice: Includes vitamins B1, B2, B6, C, choline, niacinamide, glycoprotein, enzymes, phenolic compounds, a variety of amino acids, phytochemicals, and salicylic acids.
  • Aqua: Water
  • Isopropyl Palmitate: Naturally derived from the coconut palm tree and acts as a moisturizer and emollient.
  • Sunflower Seed Oil: Supports moisture retention in the skin. Naturally contains oleic acid, vitamin E, sesamol, and linoleic acid.
  • Glyceryl Stearate (aka glyceryl monostearate): Moisturizer naturally derived from palm kernel, olives, or coconuts.
  • Cetyl Alcohol: Moisturizer naturally derived from coconut, palm, or vegetable oils.
  • Stearic Acid: A fatty acid that occurs naturally in plant fats. Acts as an emulsifier, emollient, and lubricant.
  • Glycerin (aka glycerine and/or glycerol): Derived from vegetable sources, this ingredient helps moisturize and enhance the penetration of other ingredients into the skin’s uppermost layers.
  • Phenoxyethanol: Used as a preservative, solvent, and antimicrobial ingredient. It’s also biodegradable and Whole Foods compliant.
  • Shea Butter: Contains natural vitamins and fatty acids that make it nourishing and moisturizing for skin.
  • Jojoba Seed Oil: Polyunsaturated wax, naturally contains vitamin E, vitamin B, silicon, chromium, copper, zinc, and iodine. Contains erucic, gadoleic, and oleic fatty acids. Highly moisturizing and supports healthy skin.
  • Panthenol: Made from vitamin B5, or pantothenic acid, this helps keep skin soft and conditioned.
  • Xanthan Gum: A skin-conditioning agent naturally derived from corn syrup.
  • Tocopheryl Acetate (Vitamin E): A powerful antioxidant that nourishes aging skin.
  • Green Tea Leaf Extract: Helps bind moisture to the skin.
  • Ethylhexylglycerin: Synthetic and derived from vegetable glycerin, this ingredient acts as a preservative to help keep formulas from spoiling.

We hope you love this new formula as much as we do! 

Which scent are you most excited to try? Let us know in the comments below.


13 thoughts on “New Body Lotions with Aloe & Shea: Meet the New Formula”

  • I loved the former olive lotion and can’t wait to try this one. I make a moisturizer with the discontinued Ripple Reducer blend and I find it works great on cellulite and stretch marks.

  • I absolutely love Plant Therapy lotions and appreciate your constant effort towards “better”! Thank you for all the information- this looks fabulous and I am looking forward to trying these out! <3

  • I was wondering the same thing, is there no other way to source Xanthum? Does it only come from Corn? I am only one, but I’m not that unique, I bet others would agree: I would rather accept a shorter shelf life, shaking ingredients to remix, an odd color or even keeping a product in the fridge rather than using unhealthy ingredients.
    I surely appreciate you all took time to reformulate though. Just wondering…

  • I have very sensitive skin. The unscented lotion sounds like just what I need. I would like to try making my own scent combinations.

  • Phenoxyethanol is a potentially dangerous synthetic preservative might prove to be as bad as parabens so I really don’t consider this a “clean” ingredient list. I do understand why you think you need it but I’d personally rather my lotion not last as long then to have a potential carcinogen. Also please note that tocopheryl acetate is a synthetic vitamin E not a natural one. It’s also possibly harmful. Please try to use natural vitamin E next time and make it clear this one’s synthetic. I love your essential oils but I wouldn’t buy these items without completely clean ingredients.

  • I really liked the olive lotion before but am glad you cleaned it up.
    I like to save plastic so I commented before that I feel the 8 oz is too small of a bottle.
    To save plastic you should increase the size to at least 20 ounces!
    Thank you.

  • I was hoping you’d create a product without Phenoxyethanol — it’s my understanding this is an unsafe ingredient. Perhaps I’m misinformed?

    1. Hi Teresa,
      We understand your concern. We did extensive research on this ingredient to make sure it’s a safe option for our body care products. The research that is used to support the idea that phenoxyethanol is unsafe uses undiluted phenoxyethanol in different animal studies. Much like essential oils, not everything is safe when used undiluted. Both the FDA and the European Union Regulation deem phenoxyethanol to be safe in skincare products when diluted. There is little evidence to suggest it has an immediate or cumulative negative effect when used at less than 1% in a formula, as ours is. We hope this clears up any confusion and if you have more questions, don’t hesitate to reach out to our Customer Satisfaction team at [email protected].

  • I’m with Lisa on her comment. Xantham gum is derived from corn syrup and most all corn syrup, and everything made from corn nowadays, is GMO, unless it is organic. And if it was organic, the ingredients would have said so.

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