Work With Me Wednesday: Mafura Butter


Welcome back to Work With Me Wednesday. I always enjoy when you tag along with me in the lab. Today, I want to introduce you to a new ingredient I'm exploring and loving. It's Mafura butter.

 

Mafura butter in a jar

 

Mafura butter is found in southern Africa. It's pressed from the Cape Mahogany tree. That's why it's also called, "cape mahogany," "natal mahogany," and "tree mahogany."

Mafura butter is rich in essential fatty acids like linoleic, palmitic, stearic, and oleic acids. Essential fatty acids help build our natural skin barrier and keep skin moisturized. This is key for people with dry, eczema-prone skin.

Mafura butter has many benefits, it's:

  • antimicrobial and anti-inflammatory,
  • wound healing,
  • a skin moisturizer,
  • treats skin problems,
  • a hair conditioner,
  • non-drying, spreads easily and absorbs quickly into skin.

 

Hand-whipped body butter

 

The smoothness of mafura butter combined with Nilotica Shea butter allows me to cold-process them by hand. The picture above shows the creamy, fluffy texture of the body butter.

 

Whipped body butter in a blue jar

 

I'm very satisfied with the finished product.

 

Whipped body butter on forearm

 

This is how light the body butter is on the skin.

 

Body butter rubbed into forearm

 

The body butter melted quickly into my skin giving it golden glow.

I think I may have found a new butter to replace the mango butter in my body butter formulation. First, I'll test it on family and friends to get their feedback. Stay tuned.

That wraps up my work for today. I hope you can tag along to work with me next Wednesday.

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