Getting Personal With The Body Shop

Published in: Skin Care, The Body Shop

body shop personalized body butter vanilla chai

When your Body Shop Body Butter has your name on it and you think that’s kind of awesome…

I wish I could take a spin back to 1999 in Doc Brown’s DeLorean because my late-1990s self would have lost her/my sh*t over this personalized Body Shop Body Butter.

OMG! It’s a Christmas panda!!!


I remember back in the late ‘90s/early aughts, The Body Shop was HUGE, right? All of my friends and I were totally into them. I wore their Shimmer Cube eyeshadow constantly for a while, and I had this, like — I talk about it all the time — Mary J. Blidge-inspired lip combo with a Body Shop dark purple lip liner that I wore with a frosty silver lipstick.

Grapefruit Body was was my jam for two solid years, and do you remember their Avocado Body Butter? I used that one for a long time.

And then there was the Olive one, which was also lovely. It had a light, fresh, grassy scent that was totally unusual at the time.

Do you happen to remember White Musk?? At one point in time, I swear, every early 20-something woman on Muni in SF was wearing that perfume. Some mornings I’d step onto the train into a fog of Body Shop White Musk…


If you live in or near New York City, lucky you, because that’s where you can get your own personalized Body Butter. Some of the stores in the New York area are offering it as a service (here’s a list of them) when you buy one of the regular $21 jars or the $36 super-sized ones, and it doesn’t cost anything extra. They make the label in the store, and you can pick it up the same day.

body shop personalized body butter vanilla chai

Vanilla Chai deliciousness!

I wish they did this at the rest of their stores (hint-hint!). I asked a Body Shop rep if the stores in New York could ship them out, but no luck there either. This year at least, it’s a local thing.

Do you have any Body Shop faves (now or back in the day)? Let me know in the comments. I’m curious.

Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,



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  1. Melissa says:

    The passion fruit cleansing gel was my favorite. They brought it back several years ago at Christmas time and I must’ve bought 6 bottles. 🙂

  2. Rachel says:

    I prefer The Body Shop over Bath and Body Works. I am debating whether to get their holiday tote ($35 with a $33 purchase) because I feel like I should be shopping for other people right now!

  3. MaquiLab says:

    I still prefer Lush to The Body Shop, but the personalization thing is awesome!
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  4. Chris25 says:

    I really loved their Vitamin E face cream at one point.
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  5. Katie says:

    I bathed in White Musk as a teen, it was a staple! And I forgot about shimmer cubes! I remember having a rainbow of those with my favorite being a minty green. This makes me want to take a trip to the Body Shop and discover some new favorites.

  6. Erin says:

    I loved and still love the Hemp Hand Cream!
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