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What Is Body Butter? As is obvious from the name, a body butter looks nothing like the regular liquid moisturiser. Picture something that looks like a thick cream and is packed in a jar as opposed to the usual bootle in which moisturising lotions are packed. Body butters are made using natural butters and oils like shea butter, cocoa butter, mango butter, coconut oil and jojoba oil to name a few. The thicker texture of these butters makes them ideal for people with dry skin. So does this mean that using a body butter benefits women with dry skin only? Not really. There are so many compositions of butters available that every woman can choose one that suits her skin type. A body butter can be used by almost anyone for a wide variety of purposes.
8 Must Know Benefits Of Body Butter For Skin – It helps to nourish dry areas like the elbows and knees – It doubles up as a cuticle repair cream. – It can be used in place of a cold cream. – It makes for a great foot cream. – It can replace a makeup remover. – It helps to prevent stretch marks and skin irritation when applied on the baby bump. – It can be used as a hand cream. – It works effectively as an after shave.
6 Simple DIY Body Butter Recipes That Are Great For Skin Nourishment 1. Coconut Body Butter If the smell of coconuts transports you to the visuals of you on a pristine beach, sipping on Pina Coladas, then this body butter recipe is just what you need. Ingredients: – ¾ cup coconut oil (preferably virgin and cold pressed) – 10-12 drops of essential oil of your choice – ¼ cup shea butter/cocoa butter
2. Grapefruit Body Butter This grapefruit body butter is an ideal choice for women looking for a body butter recipe which nourishes the body without making it sticky and smells great at the same time. Ingredients: – ¾ cup shea butter – 5-8 drops of grapefruit essential oil – ¼ cup coconut oil – 1 teaspoon sweet almond oil – 2-3 drops of soap colorant (optional)
3. Strawberry Body Butter Who doesn’t like strawberries? This body butter recipe allows you to have the sweet smell of strawberries on your skin all day. Not only that, this strawberry body butter is 100% edible too. Ingredients: – ½ cup shea butter – 1 tablespoon apricot oil – 1 tablespoon coconut oil – 1 tablespoon jojoba oil – ½ tablespoon strawberry food flavouring – 2-3 drops of red food colouring
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