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If you’ve ever tried navigating the world of skincare, you’ve likely encountered dozens and dozens of products that promise long-lasting results only to discover their harsh ingredients leave your skin worse than before. If red and irritated skin has become the norm, it may be time to consider a more natural approach.
The benefits of natural skincare products, specifically natural butter, are abundant, making them a must-have addition to your regime. Unlike traditional body products, which are packed with parabens, preservatives, and fragrance synthetics, these natural formulas are soothing even for sensitive skin and brittle hair.
At Nina’s Pure Bliss, we’ve experienced the benefits of handmade natural body butters and feature a wide range to give you a sensory experience you love. So, keep scrolling to learn more about all the good things you can expect from introducing natural body butters to your routine.
First, what is natural body butter?
Natural body butter is typically thicker and richer than most body creams on the market. They contain large quantities of natural ingredients, including cocoa, shea, mango, avocado, and kokum, delivering a surge of moisture and antioxidants.
If you’re having trouble determining the best body butter for you, we’ve detailed the unique benefits of each one below to ensure you give your skin and hair the TLC it deserves.
Benefits of Shea Butter
Shea butter is a popular ingredient in skincare products - and for good reason! Derived from the Shea Nut Tree in West Africa, it’s known for hydrating the skin and improving its texture to eliminate dryness.
It also contains anti-inflammatory properties that nourish irritated skin, such as sunburn, psoriasis, and eczema, making it a godsend in times of a complexion crisis. Our herbal-infused body butter feature shea butter to reveal smooth, great-smelling skin.
As a result of its dryness-fighting properties, shea butter also helps reduce acne by preventing clogged pores. Your skin will also appreciate vitamins A and E, which help to support your immune system, making your skincare routine one you don’t want to skip.
Lastly, shea butter on lips feels like a dream due to its fatty acid content that melts into the skin. Apply a generous amount and watch it transform your lips into the perfect, ultra-smooth pout.
Benefits of Cocoa Butter
When you hear “cocoa,” you likely think of your favorite chocolates; however, cocoa butter is not the sweet confection you partake in after dinner, but that doesn’t mean it’s not a treat to use.
It’s found in the cacao seeds that grow on cacao trees. Once the seeds are dried and pressed, the vegetable fat is extracted, resulting in the cocoa butter we know and love.
Similar to shea butter, cocoa butter is rich in antioxidants to combat free-radical damage and improve signs of aging, including wrinkles, fine lines, and dark spots. You’ll also be pleased to discover a minimized appearance of old scars and stretch marks.
Benefits of Mango Butter
While we typically think of mangos for their sweet, juicy flavor, they actually have excellent skin-soothing properties, making them a delight not only for your taste buds. The secret is in the fruit’s seed.
Indigenous to India, mango butter is made by extracting fat from mango seeds and was commonly used in Ayurvedic medicines to treat various ailments. Today, it’s still known for its nourishing and protective properties. Packed with vitamins A, E, and C, it boosts collagen production, improving skin hydration, elasticity, and texture.
Meanwhile, the many antioxidants found in mango butter protect your skin against sun and blue light damage, which can contribute to premature aging. Additionally, if you use it in your hair, it’ll increase its shine and luster, making it a magical product you need in your day-to-day.
Don’t forget your lips! The mango butter benefits for lips are abundant. Our mango butter lip balm is packed with nutrients to keep your lips plump and pillow-soft.
Benefits of Avocado Butter
From salads and sandwiches to your skincare routine. Derived from the fruit found on sub-tropical avocado trees, avocado butter is made from hydrogenation, which solidifies the polyunsaturated fats in the green fruit.
Avocado is not only great on bread but also on your skin, as its high content of antioxidants and anti-inflammatory properties soothe dry, irritated, acne-prone skin. Similar to shea butter, avocado butter is an excellent natural butter for eczema.
Avocado butter also does wonders for your hair, nourishing and moisturizing the scalp; its heavier concentration of vitamins and minerals makes it a more effective alternative to lightweight essential oils. As a result, you’ll experience soft, frizz-free tresses that aren’t as prone to breakage.
Benefits of Kokum Butter
Though less popular than other natural butters, kokum butter also yields many benefits that earn it a place on your shelf. It’s derived from the seeds of kokum trees, which grow in the tropical regions of India.
Kokum butter contains a wide range of nutrients and vitamins to nourish dry, dull skin; however, it’s more lightweight than other butters, ensuring it never leaves a greasy residue. Instead, it absorbs quickly into your skin to hydrate and reduce the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines. Meanwhile, its high vitamin E and fatty acids content help to moisturize brittle hair and stimulate healthy growth.
How to Use Natural Butters
Now that you know which body butter(s) will best meet your needs, it’s time to start thinking about how to incorporate them into your routine.
All Over Your Body
After you shower, don’t be afraid to lather up your limbs with your favorite natural butter. Use broad strokes to massage the formula into the skin and use them as moisturizing hand creams before bed or throughout the day.
In Your Hair
As mentioned previously, natural butters are also very hair-friendly. If your strands are feeling a bit dry, rub a small amount of butter between your fingertips before applying it to the tips of your hair. Then, rinse it out to reveal soft, luscious locks.
On Your Lips
The skin on your lips is much thinner than the rest of your body, making protection essential. The moisturizing properties in natural butters help to smooth cracked, flaky lips for all-day comfort and hydration.
Where to Find Natural Butter
At Nina’s Pure Bliss, we have a variety of handmade soaps, all-natural body butters, and natural lip butters designed to enhance your skin and hair. These products are easy to incorporate into your self-care routine, ensuring your skin and hair feel soft, smooth, and radiant at all times for the ultimate confidence boost.
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