Body butter is rich, fluffy, and creamy skin nourishment. Body Butters are touted for their ability to condition and protect your skin by holding in moisture and keeping dryness at bay. One of the reasons why body butters have this ability is because they do not contain water. But, did you know that there are 15 other uses for body butter? This buttery delight is a multi-tasking wonder.
Body butter consists of naturally derived cocoa, mango, and/or shea butters. Cocoa butter has vitamins K, E, and oleic, stearic, and palmitic fatty acids. Mango butter is loaded with vitamin A, which promotes skin cell turnover and helps with skin conditions like acne, eczema, and psoriasis. It also contains vitamins B, C, E, D, and fatty acids. Shea butter is full of vitamins A, E, F, and fatty acids.
Cocoa, mango, and shea butters shield skin from elements like pollution, wind, and sunlight. Shea butter has a natural SPF between 3-6 and mango butter has a natural SPF between 6-8. They improve skin health; heal skin conditions; prevent signs of aging; reduce inflammation; contain natural antioxidants, which helps combat free radicals (atoms that are missing an electron and they can damage the skin by trying to grab an extra electron from atoms in the skin).
The butters are whipped with moisturizing oils like sweet almond, coconut, apricot kernel, and jojoba oil. Almond oil has vitamin E, fatty acids, proteins, potassium, zinc, iron, and B-complex. Apricot oil has vitamins A, C, E, fatty acids, proteins, potassium, and minerals. Jojoba oil is rich in antioxidant vitamin E. Coconut oil contains antioxidant vitamin E, fatty acids: capric, lauric, and caprylic acid. The oils also have SPF with almond oil containing SPF 5, coconut oil containing SPF 4, and jojoba oil containing SPF 4.
Now that you understand why body butter is an amazing workhorse, here are fifteen ways you can put it to work for you.
- Hand moisturizer
- Cuticle cream
- Hair moisturizer – treats dry scalp and provides frizz control for curly hair
- Foot cream – softens calluses and corns
- Make-up remover
- After shave cream
- Face moisturizer – very little is needed
- Chapped lips
- Massage butter
- Baby bump cream – reduces chances of getting stretch marks
- Mild SPF cream
- After sun/beach care
- Under eye cream – very little is needed
- Fades scars, fine lines, and wrinkles
- Soothes raw/sore chafed noses