Its party season and no one wants to be caught with dry skin especially in this winter! If you want to brave the cold and show off your legs (you been shooting in the gym right lol) you gotta make sure they are moisturised (and those heels too). Body butters are richer and have thicker consistency than lotions and may even offer better and longer lasting moisture. If your skin is anything like mine, it takes better to body butters than a body lotion.
Why Natural Body Butters?
Body butters though are notorious are feeling ‘heavy’ on the skin or ‘sitting’ on top of your skin hence ‘marking’ your clothes, which is why some people stay away from it. I switched to using natural body butters as I found it’s not only better for my skin, it’s packed with nutrients that repair and heal the skin. I haven’t bought ‘processed’ (lack of a better word) body butter for a very very long time unless I am going on holiday because I can’t carry my big old tub of shea mango butter with me! Any mini ones I get are converted to hand cream lol. Shea Butter is probably one of the most popular butters for skin and hair and is well known for its moisturising properties! It’s great but so are these other butters I’m about to tell you about! P.S I will leave my DIY recipe for silky soft skin at the end!
Perfect for dry skin, it has excellent moisturising and softening properties! It’s a semi hard butter which is rich in anti-oxidants and helps to protect against sun damage. It’s non-greasy and easily absorbed in the skin.
Cocoa butter is high in Vitamin E which is known for healing marks and scars on the skin. Excellent for softening and moisturising the hair as well as the skin. Let’s not forget its divine smell!
Known for its nourishing and hydrating properties, Avocado Butter is an effective choice for dry skin and hair. It’s rich in antioxidants, melts easily and very easily absorbed which means it non-greasy!
It took me a hot minute to learn to pronounce this properly but there’s anything difficult about this butter! It’s rich in beneficial fatty acids that condition the skin and hair. It easily absorbs water so it’s known to increase the skin’s moisture content and improve elasticity and provides some protection from sun damage.
Remember you can mixed and match these butters for your ultimate body butter experience (mix your fav essential oils for a scented butter) these work well together with shea butter! You can don’t have time for DIY, try Ziyanda Mango Shea Butters which smell divine and leave your skin so soft! I have a full review on them here.
Natural Body Butter Recipe
My sexy silky soft skin body butter mix is packed with all natural ingredients that will nourish your skin! And it’s easily absorbed too. Play around with measurements and with different essentials oils for different scents- my fav scent atm is sweet orange
Mango butter (more than the shea butter)
Aloe Vera gel
Sweet almond oil
Sweet orange essential oil (optional)
Each ingredient has its own benefits. Research different oils and benefits and combine them for maximum benefits
I will do a full post on this with the techniques and tools I use to help it retain its fluffiness! But for now, whisk all together and enjoy its silkiness! Let me know if you try this or if you whip up your own concoction!
Go forth with perfectly moisturised skin!