What Is Body Butter?
Is it lotion or is it butter? Along with this question comes a follow-up; which is better to use in the winter? We’re going to break it down for you today; the main differences between a body butter and lotion and which is better depending on the season. The difference between body butter and body lotion is the consistency. The lotion feels lighter and has more water content, containing less concentrated oils. Whereas body butter, which is infused with oils, feels thicker and a lot richer on the skin. I can recall one time while using a particular brand lotion, I was rubbing it up to my arm and then it started to feel like the cream and oils had left the building and I was stuck with water sliding my hands up and down. It was painful and very uncomfortable. Many brands use water as the first ingredient but never tell you how much of it is actually in the product. So instead of leaving your skin moisturized, your skin feels cracked and malnourished. A body butter on the other hand requires commitment. You’re committing to a good rub down that feels gorgeous and nourishing, helping the skin feel silky smooth.
Using all-natural hydrating body products can have a lasting and beneficial effect on the skin. If you want healthy, radiant skin then you should invest in good butter. Since body butter is the thickest of all body moisturizers, it’s a fabulous option for those who suffer from dry skin all over or have eczema. Here are some tips on how to lock-in that butter and ensure your skin is moisturized.
Avoid Hot Water: Hot water is just not the best thing for your skin because it can inflame the skin, causing redness, itching, and stripping the skin of its vital oils, fats and proteins. Bar soap can be considered a drying product. If you’re experiencing dry skin, try a gel instead coupled with body butter and you are guaranteed to see some results.
Our body butter contains ingredients like rosemary, cajeput, lavender, sage, and soothing aloe vera. It not only soothes the skin but also satiates the senses with its energizing yet calming scent.
Dry Areas First: If you enjoy morning showers versus evening showers, it is best to consider applying your body butter in the morning allowing the product more time to work. Gently massage the product into your dry patches – elbows, knees, etc. – and allow for it to absorb into the skin throughout the day. A good travel-sized butter wouldn’t hurt either, this way you can apply it throughout the day as well.
Body butter is also a great product for hair! Yep, you read that right. Body butter can also be used for dry and stressed hair. Take a small amount of the butter, let it melt from the warmth of your hand before applying It to the tip of your hair, wash it with warm water, dry it and enjoy silky hair. People have also reported using body butter to reduce stretch marks and scars. Growing up, I would always hear everyone talk about this one brand (C***A Butter) and how wonderful it is for reducing stretch marks and lightening dark spots – this was the furthest thing from the truth. Unlike traditional body butter that takes a lot more effort to make, the aforementioned brand sold a watered-down version to which many people were buying believing it to be the real thing. Don’t be fooled, always check the ingredients list and let our body butter work for you.