In the battle of body butter vs. lotion, those of us with perpetually dry skin consistently vote for the former. Unlike lotion, skin butter does not wash off easily, but that's not even its best quality. You have to wear it off which is great if you wash your hands a lot or work in or around water.
Since body butter Ingredients mostly consist of the oil extracted from nuts or seeds, it's thicker and carries the medicinal qualities of the plant it comes from. Nothing needs to be added to it for it to work properly. On the other hand, lotion is a mix of various ingredients.
A typical lotion may be as much as 70 percent water or more. Who wants to pay for water? A good body butter will nourish and hydrate your dry skin. Some body butters will even improve circulation as well as soothe tired and sore muscles.
Most people have heard of cocoa butter or shea butter -- both are great moisturizers. However, there are many more great body butters that you should know about. They all have great qualities, and might be just the thing to cure your dry skin care woes once and for all. Besides, variety is the spice of life.
Now that I've buttered you up, tell me your favorite body butter?
@ Linda T - Try blending it with another butter or your favorite lotion.
I've just bought some Ucuuba butter , mainly because it sound as though it has some great properties but I don't really know what to do with it. I want to make a moisturiser but can't find any recipes. Any ideas?
Thank you, Natural Skin Care, for this informative article.
@MaggiePowell I can imagine :)
I have a delicious smelling mango body butter... it makes my skin feel sooo good.
@NausetViews Yeah, most people go for that one first :)
The coffee bean butter sounds interesting. Probably smells nice too!