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Body Time

2509 Telegraph Avenue
Berkeley, CA 94704

(510) 548-3686

Mon-Sun 11-6

B O D Y T I M E specializes in soaps, lotions, perfumes and other skin- and hair-care products.

They originally began as The Body Shop in 1970, when sisters-in-law Peggy Short and Jane Saunders decided to go into business together. At first they wanted to open a small perfume shop but soon became interested in carrying a complete line of skin-care products. Soaps were hand-cut upon request, products were sold by the ounce with handwritten labels and customers were encouraged to bring back their bottles for a refill and a discount. The wide selection of concentrated perfume oils was a popular item. Customers could create original blends, using the oils directly from the bottle or dilute them to make inexpensive colognes, or have lotions custom-scented with their choice of fragrance. We still offer these unique products and services at Body Time.

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