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Burt’s Bees Aloe and Buttermilk Body Lotion, 12 Ounce

Embrace your sensitive side with hypoallergenic, dermatologist-tested Burt’s Bees Aloe and Buttermilk Body Lotion. Clinically shown to moisturize for up to 24 hours, this non-greasy lotion replenishes your beautiful skin with some serious moisture. Enriched with aloe and buttermilk to quickly nourish skin and enhanced with natural extracts, Chamomile, Calendula, St. John’s Wort, Rosemary and Linden Flower to gently sooth it. Make your skin feel soft, smooth and healthy, naturally everyday with Burt’s Bees.

Key features

  • 12 ounce pump bottle of 98.9% natural body lotion (Packaging May Vary)
  • Clinically shown to moisturize for up to 24 hours
  • Quick absorbing sensitive skin lotion with aloe and buttermilk
  • Natural lotion soothes with botanical extracts
  • Dermatologist-tested and hypoallergenic formula

Honest reviews


I love this stuff

This is a cut and paste from the review I wrote for the 6oz tube of the same product (note, this is for the Shea and Vitamin E version):Every winter I go through the same thing. It starts on my calves. They get so dry that I itch them (even in my sleep) and they inevitably get bloody and scabbed up (I know, it is gross). Then it would spread to my other dry zones which is pretty much my whole body at this point.Every year I try several different moisturizers with little success. In particular I find that the average lotion quits working after just a few hours and my skin begins to get dry again.This year, on a whim, I picked up the Bert’s Bees chapstick at a local pharmacy. I really liked it so I thought “let me try their moisturizer”. Then I saw this one which says it lasts 24 hours. I thought to myself that this was something worth trying. Frankly I don’t know how they do it but this lotion truly does last up to 24 hours…even on very very dry skin.After just a few days of use the red blotchyness on my skin (my hands and arms in particular) has receded. The scabs (from the scratching) are all healing and I don’t have that “tight” feeling to my skin anymore. After so many years of using moisturizers that either didn’t work or made the dryness worse this is amazing. Not only has the itchiness stopped but my skin looks smooth and has a pleasing sheen to it. I never ever thought the back of my hands would look like anything other than a troll monster from under a bridge but they actually look pretty good now! And only after a few days…to say I’m impressed would be an understatement.Now, as with all things it isn’t all good. The smell of the lotion is not great. It is by no means bad but at least to me it smells a little odd. Also, it is expensive. Even this discounted 3 pack is around 1 dollar an ounce and lets face it 6oz goes pretty fast when you are using it from head to toe. Lastly, it takes a lot of work to spread it out on my skin and I have to work quickly because it absorbs FAST. If you leave it in one place too long it will absorb too much there and leave that part of your skin feeling greasy.Having said all that I don’t think this lotion is for everyone. IF you have really bad dry skin I cannot recommend it highly enough. If you have normal skin you may find the smell a little off-putting, the cost too high, and difficult to spread it evenly. That is fine, not every moisturizer is for every skin type. But seriously, if you have really bad dry skin and have “tried everything” not so fast–try this product. You’ll be glad you did, click add to cart and get it done. My skin feels better than I can remember (and in the dead of winter!)…very pleased.

Aida Morehead City, NC

Great lotion, worth your money

I’ll be buying this again – that’s for sure.I first bought it because I’d tried their Radience Day Creme and adored what it did for my face. Their radiance line must be good. But I was a bit surprised (and scared at first!) to find that this lotion has a shimmer. Normally that’s a huge turnoff for me — shimmery lotions often look so fake, cheap, and unflattering on people. The only way shimmer should be used is if it’s not even noticeable… just enough to give a healthy glisten. Thankfully, this lotion does just that. The shimmer comes from natural mica, so I’m not at all worried (…I’m crazy for organic health). The Royal Jelly in their Radiance line is AMAZING, and is included in this lotion. I swear, that Royal Jelly is magic. My skin drinks it up.It DOES have a somewhat strong smell; not unpleasant at all, but I know many people are opposed to slathering themselves up with smelly stuff in general. The smell also fades to become much more mild in a very short time (hardly noticeable). I also would NOT recommend this for use on your face, even though the bottle does. Personally, the shimmer is just a little too much for the face.The consistency is a bit runny – and I like that! It’s a step up from all the usual thick creams and body butters with aloe. How boring they are. And one of my biggest pet peeves is having to stand there, working with a thick lotion as it does nothing but turn whiter and whiter under my hand. Luckily, I’m spared of that with this one. Absorbs right in.I highly recommend this lotion, as well as Burt’s Bees Radiance Day Creme.

Deana Naponee, NE

Love it, but recommend it in the 6 oz bottle over this larger pump, read why…

I love this lotion – it truly does moisturize longer than others, but does not have a greasy feel. The one thing I’ve consistently noticed is that this larger pump bottle doesn’t smell as good as the smaller squeeze tube type bottlesBurt’s Bees Body Lotion, Cocoa And Cupuacu Butters, 6-Ounce (Pack of 2)and once this larger pump bottle is down to the last inch to an inch and a half it won’t pump out anymore.Smell: I love the cocoa smell. However, it seems “faded” (for lack of a better word…) in this bottle. I can barely smell it till the bottle is close to 1/2 way empty, then the smell seems to increase. Since you are lucky to get about 25-30% of the last half of the bottle, this is a real bummer. With the smaller 6 oz tubes/bottle, the smell is consistent and it is easy to squeeze out the last drops of lotion (same way as you’d do with toothpaste tubes/bottles.)Cost: I’ve bought this larger bottle 3-4x now, because it is much cheaper at $9 for 12 oz pump bottle vs. $16 for two of the 6 oz bottles. The first time I thought perhaps the 12 oz pump bottle of lotion was old, maybe just sitting around a long time, and so lost it’s scent. However, the subsequent bottles have all been exactly the same. Mysteriously, the lotion in the 6 oz bottles have never had this problem. So, while more expensive, I’m having to go with the 2 pack of 6 oz bottles instead.If you like this lotion, or want to try it out, absolutely go with the 6 oz bottles instead.

Fannie Young America, IN

Great texture, scent not quite what I’d imagined

This lotion is excellent, I have to say. The texture is very smooth without being oily or greasy, yet it moisturizes beautifully. My only reason for taking off a star is that the scent is so not what I’d imagined for something called “milk and honey.” It’s just sort of bland. Even so, I’m happy to have purchased it and will use it all up pretty quickly!

Amy Columbiana, AL

This is the right choice

Have you ever wondered whether cocoa butter or Shea butter was the way to go? While they are probably the top two ingredients worth looking for I can tell you that for skin application I prefer Shea butter due to the fact that it is non-greasy and will not clog up your pours. This mix is fragrance free and it’s from Bert’s Bees which tend to manufacture above average products.

Deanna Brookston, TX

I love this lotion- smells and comfort, yet not sticky

I recommend it to all my gfs and they always fall head over heels for this product. Keeps your skin moisturized but not too much, glides on easily and smells heavenly (but doesn’t last too long, or maybe I’m used to it so much now…lol!)Buy it, you’ll love it! And great price for the quality and content size!

Lina Exira, IA


The Burt’s Bees Cocoa & Cupuacu lotion is fabulous!! It smells so good, like cocoa to me and it keeps my skin moisturized all day. Goes on smooth and quickly absorbs, not greasy at all. No shimmer. Awesome

Gabriela Galion, OH

Best Lotion

I have very dry skin and have tried a lot of different lotions. I love how natural this one is, and it has such a pleasant smell. When you apply it, it soaks into your skin and leaves your skin feeling nourished all day. My husband always tells me how nice I smell, so I guess he is a big fan too!

Sue Tewksbury, MA


My skin has never looked better and with my sensitive skin it really makes my skin feel smooth. I love the smell and I don’t have that greasy feeling afterwards like some products do.

Allie Cosby, TN

Good moisturizer

This has worked well for me even in the winter months. I highly recommend it to anyone looking for a good lotion.

Kelley Cuba, NY

The Best!

This is the absolute best hand lotion! I bought this for my mom and every time I visit her I use it. I need to get myself one now. It seems a bit thick but once it is on your hands/body for just a little while, my skin was so incredible soft and smelled very pretty.

Sonja Goodman, WI

Good lotion but . . .

I like all of Burt’s Bee products and this lotion is thick and effective. Two things wrong with it. 1) This particular aroma is slightly distasteful, can’t describe it, milk and honey just doesn’t smell good but that might be a personal preference. 2) the lotion is so thick that when it is almost gone and beyond the reach of the dispenser tube I found it impossible to pour it into another bottle. I’ve had to resort to unscrewing the top and shaking a glob out onto my hand which is annoying.

Christi Westville, NJ

For Super Dry Skin

My nice gave me a bottle of this to try for my psoriasis. It along with my prescription worked. Smooth skin! Yea! Fifty with psoriasis, I thought smooth skin was a thing of the past, but not with Burt’s Bees Shea Butter & Vitamin E Fragrance Free Body Lotion. Look out summer, i’m ready.

Hester Lawrenceburg, KY

A little thin but works well & smells nice

I wish this were a little thicker but it works pretty well. It has a strong coconutty smell kind of like suntan lotion, which I like though milder would be better.

Danielle Millwood, GA

The aloe & buttermilk choice stinks.

It’s not long lasting and it smells really really strong. I assumed something for "sensitive" skin would not have a lot of fragrance. (even though it’s from "100% natural fragrance")I used to moisturize my hands with lotion before I went to bed- which was a good time because this stuff smelled so bad I buried my hands under my sheets right away so I didn’t have to smell it.Now I’ve replaced my facial and body moisturizer with virgin coconut oil.

Jordan Clear Lake, SD

Thick Formula Leaves Skin Silky

I’ve purchased this lotion multiple times. I prefer using straight coconut oil for moisturizing, but this is great in a pinch travelling or when I don’t have time to let natural coconut oil set into my skin. My legs have a nice dew-like, non-sticky feel to them hours after using.

Victoria Martinez, CA

Smell is awful – not fragrance free

This lotions smells terrible. It’s like burning rubber, used cooking oil, something chemically and dirty. I have sensitive skin so I’ve used a lot of fragrance-free lotions and all of them have a slight scent, but nothing nasty like this.

Billie Heathsville, VA

Pretty Good Lotion

I like this lotion because it’s thick and fragrance free. I needed a dye free, gentle, natural product and Burt’s Bees delivers, and I only have two complaints. The first is that the smell the lotion has is rubbery and synthetic, however the scent doesn’t seem to linger long so I don’t worry too much about smelling funny. The second is that the lotion doesn’t absorb very well. It is thick and moisturizes well but it always seems to be on the surface unless I spend a good amount of time rubbing it in. Otherwise, this is a good product for dry skin.

Blanca Scottsburg, IN

you better like cocoa nut!

I ordered this lotion (Cocoa & Cupuacu Butters) because I love Burt’s Bees products and it sounded great for my dry skin. It does seem to work well and moisturize for hours, but the fragrance is a really strong cocoa nut. I didn’t expect it to be so strong. I should have noticed that fragrance is the third ingredient listed. I decided to use it only at bed time so I won’t go around smelling like cocoa nuts during the day.Update: I used to love all Burt’s Bees products, but I won’t be buying them anymore because their formulations have changed….and all for the worse. Very strong artificial fragrances and less of the good ingredients.

Ila Engelhard, NC


Burt’s bees sensitive lotion mini sized was included in my first class flight bag(s) on overseas trip.I had collected four of them & I recently discovered how well my face loved it!To my dismay, it is not available in my local stores.Amazon search to the rescue!…except, the formula has been changed. So SAD! It even smells different.I have been using it on my legs though & it’s fine. Just Not formulated for faces any more 🙁

Josefa Chalk, TX

Our new favorite!

This lotion is rich and lasts all day. I use it right after showering and my skin stays soft all day long. I really love the clean mild scent of the natural ingredients.

Joanne Ages Brookside, KY