The Beauty Lover's Guide to Natural Body Butter

The Beauty Lover's Guide to Natural Body Butter

Every beauty-addict knows that a high-quality body butter not only smells divine, but is also essential for keeping skin soft, hydrated and super smooth. Naturally packed with nourishing fatty acids and other nutrients, body butters are a very affordable addition to any beauty regime, and bonus points abound for those who opt for organic butters, too.

Whether you've been soaking up the sun in summer, or battling the harsh chill winds and central heating dehydration that come with the colder months, ensuring your skin is well moisturised is a year-round priority. This is where the hunt for the perfect body butter comes into play.

With what seems like hundreds to choose from, it’s important to know which butter is best for your skin type before embarking on your search for the perfect product. Those with slightly oilier skin may want to stick to lighter products, whereas if you suffer with dry skin, you’ll want a thick, luxurious cream which keeps skin supple until your next shower.

Here at Aromatic, we’ve selected five of our favourite butters for you to blend together or use on their own:

Avocado Butter

When blended with Avocado Oil, Avocado Butter makes a fantastic product for darker skin in need of some TLC.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Just as nutritious as the fruit itself, Avocado Butter offers a heap of beauty benefits for your skin and hair. A creamy, nourishing butter, this is excellent for dry skin, mainly due to being packed with many nutrients - Vitamin E being one of them.

 


Mango Butter

Free from antioxidants, Mango Butter is superb for those with dry skin, with excellent moisturising and lubricating properties. As you can tell by the name, Mango Butter is extracted from the seed kernel of the fruit itself, which is then pressed to extract a fatty deposit. This helps to create the end result – a gorgeous butter with a beautiful, fruity aroma.

Not only does Mango Butter moisturise and rejuvenate skin, it can also help to soothe irritated and itchy skin and can be used all year round.

The product is great for use on the hair, too – you can whip up your own homemade Mango Butter hair mask in a matter of minutes for instant soft, shiny locks.

 

Cocoa Butter

Possibly the most well-known of all the body butters, Cocoa Butter is brimming with skin-loving benefits. Not only does it prevent dryness, help to heal chapped lips, and double up as a great post-shaving treat, it also helps fight the signs of premature ageing too.

Cocoa Butter is a key ingredient to helping keep skin hydrated and looking smooth as it helps the skin retain moisture by slowing down trans-epidermal water loss. It’s also widely used for helping improve the appearance of stretch marks, most commonly during pregnancy.

 

Coconut Butter

There’s no prizes for guessing where this skin treat comes from – the tropical scent has always been a firm favourite. Extracted from the Caribbean fruit, Coconut Butter absorbs quickly into the skin and leaves it feeling ultra-smooth.

 

The use of Coconut Butter is not just restricted to your skin and hair, either – rich in lauric acid, it can actually help to boost your immune system when digested, and can help speed up your metabolism, too. No wonder it’s such a hit with all the celebrities who swear by it!

 


Shea Butter

Best for those looking to improve elasticity and get maximum moisture from their body butter, Shea Butter is both protective and healing, and actually naturally includes a hint of SPF. However, it goes without saying, you should always ensure SFP of at least 15 is worn when exposing yourself to direct sunlight.

 

Extracted from the nut of the African Shea tree, Shea Butter usually ranges from yellow-ivory in colour, and comes with a heap of skin-loving benefits.

 

Browse Aromantic's full range of Butters & Waxes today to find the perfect product that will help protect and moisturise your skin.


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