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What is body butter?
Body butter is a deeply-hydrating moisturizer that is naturally viscous to seal in nutrients that promote healthy skin. Quality body butters contain whole, raw, and organic ingredients.
Traditionally, body butters have been created with shea butter, cocoa butter, and mango butter ingredients. These butters are then combined with carrier oils and often essential oils to help it spread efficiently and reach your arms, legs and more.
How does body butter protect the skin?
The carrier oils and other nourishing ingredients together hydrate and lock in moisture by creating a protective barrier on the skin.
Cocoa butter retains moisture while lubricating the skin, and provides nourishment via the below vital vitamins and antioxidants.
List of Nutrients in Cocoa Butter:
- Vitamin K
- Vitamin E
- Oleic Acid
- Stearic Acid
- Palmitic Fatty Acid
List of Nutrients in Mango Butter:
- Vitamin A (promotes skin cell turnover)
- Vitamin B
- Vitamin C
- Vitamin D
- Vitamin E
- Fatty Acids
List of Nutrients in Shea Butter:
- Vitamin A
- Vitamin E
- Vitamin F
- Fatty Acids (linoleic, palmitic, stearic and oleic) balance the oils on the skin
- Triglycerides (nourishes and conditions the skin)
As you can see, the ingredients used in your body butter make all of the difference! If you don't see these helpful skin nutrients in your body butter, your skin probably won't derive much nutrition from it.
Other body butter benefits
Body butters are amazing, and outside of it promoting health skin, it can also be used to abate the symptoms of a variety of skin conditions! Here are a few of the top ways body butter benefits the skin:
- Soothes rashes
- Soothes sunburns
- Soothes eczema
- Smooths the skin
- Reduces wrinkles
- Reduces inflammation
- Combats free radicles
While shea butter has a natural SPF of 3-6, mango butter has a natural SPF of 6-8. As you can see, minimizing the effects of sun damage is at the center of body butter's use cases!
Need more ways to use your body butter?
Lastly, you may be wondering how to apply your body butter. There are many, many ways that body butter can be used, so we always recommend that you try a few to find a 'fit' into your skin care regimen that works for you!
Here are a few ways you can put organic body butter to work:
- Face moisturizer
- Under-eye cream
- Makeup remover
- Hair moisturizing
- Hand moisturizing
- Foot cream
- Repair chapped or split lips
- Mild SPF
- Baby bump cream
- Cuticle cream
- Aftershave cream
- Soothes chafed or raw noses
- Fades the appearance of scars
- Reduces fine lines and wrinkles
- Massage butter
- After a long day in the sun!
Body butter maybe used over the entire body including hands elbows, lips, legs and feet. You normally don't need much–it travels far thanks to the carrier oils!
However, one of the most requested is our eczema body butter or 'eczema eraser'. The name speaks for itself! It is infused with five essential oils that nourish the skin and smells delicious.
Feel free to make a customized body butter using your preferred scent on our list of essential oils, fragrances, or flavors under Custom Body Butter & Moisturizing Creams.
Have any questions? Don't hesitate to contact us here.