I’ve been so excited about our body butter release! Light, fluffy, moisturizing, airy, hydrating, whipped goodness in a jar!
Right now, we do have some Limited Edition Milk Chocolate jars left, since Chocolate Walk didn’t happen last Saturday. But I do expect to sell those out soon. For everyday, we’ll have Soothing Lavender on the shelves.
I’m hoping everyone loves and enjoys them! And that everyone’s skin benefits from these nourishing ingredients. Let’s take a look!
Pretty much, one of my favorite things. A “magic” ingredient, that I’m using in my lip balms, lip scrubs, all-purpose salves, body scrubs, bath bombs, bar soaps, and vapor rubs too. A hydrating, skin-protecting, moisturizing power house.
And when it’s not in my body products, there are so many other uses for coconut oil. I love this blog post from Healthline: “29 Clever Uses for Coconut Oil”
1 protect your skin from UV rays
2 increase your metabolism
3 cook safely at high temperatures
4 improve your dental health
5 relieve skin irritations and eczema
6 improve brain function
7 make healthy mayonnaise
8 moisturize your skin
9 may help fight infections
10 increase your good HDL cholesterol
11 make sugar-free dark chocolate
12 may reduce belly fat
13 protect your hair from damage
14 decrease hunger and food intake
15 improve wound healing
16 boost bone health
17 make a non-toxic insect repellant
18 combat candida
19 remove stains
20 reduce inflammation
21 natural deodorant
22 quick energy source
23 heal ragged cuticles
24 relieve symptoms of arthritis
25 make your wood furniture shine
26 remove eye make-up
27 improve liver health
28 soothe chapped lips
29 make homemade salad dressing
Another great oil, that I use in other products. But not as many as coconut. Olive oil pops up in our all-purpose salves and vapor rubs. It’s a large part of the base of both of those products.
What’s special about olive oil? I snagged another blog post from Healthline: “11 Proven Benefits of Olive Oil,” that helps bring to light all the wonderful things about this natural oil.
1 olive oil is rich in monounsaturated fats
2 olive oil contains large amounts of antioxidants
3 olive oil has strong anti-inflammatory properties
4 olive oil may help prevent strokes
5 olive oil is protective against heart disease
6 olive oil is not associated with weight gain and obesity
7 olive oil may fight alzheimer’s disease
8 olive oil may reduce type 2 diabetes risks
9 the antioxidants in olive oil have anti-cancer properties
10 olive oil can help treat rheumatoid arthritis
11 olive oil has antibacterial properties
Now, it was cocoa butter that started this whole mess. 😉 I ordered cocoa butter to make my new beard balms. And there was a mix-up with the type of cocoa butter. Instead of deodorized (with no scent), I first got the regular (which smelled just like chocolate). I had no idea what to do with that. There was no way to use it with my essential oils. So I had to figure out a way to use it, and let the chocolate scent shine. That’s how our Limited Edition Milk Chocolate Whipped Body Butters came to life!
So, cocoa butter is fairly brand new to my product line. But with it being high in fatty acids, known for its ability to hydrate and nourish the skin and improve elasticity, loved for its ability to form a protective barrier over skin to hold in moisture… it’s a perfect fit.
The benefits of cocoa butter? Here’s a quick look, from Medical News Today’s article “What are the Benefits of Cocoa Butter?”
1 boosting skin health
2 moisturizing the skin
3 preventing stretch marks
Shea butter’s new too. I actually had never used it before. But you can’t have a nourishing body butter without this moisturizing, skin smoothing, inflammation-reducing ingredient.
Wellness Mama has a great post, diving deeper into shea butter: “21 Shea Butter Benefits and Uses”
1 by itself for face and body as a natural moisturizer
2 in a shea butter lotion bar stick for easy use
3 after sun or beach exposure to replenish skin
4 alone or in a pregnancy salve to ward off stretch marks
5 as a natural cuticle cream
6 as the best under-eye wrinkle remover and bag-reducer
7 as a massage butter
8 in my homemade velvety soft whipped body butter
9 on sore/raw noses during a cold or flu
10 added to basic homemade lotion
11 on scars to naturally help collagen production
12 as a base for homemade deodorant
13 by itself for low-grade sun protection
14 whipped into magnesium body butter
15 as a natural baby-care product (alone) or ingredient in baby care recipes
16 by itself on the lips or in homemade lip balms
17 in a homemade shimmer lip balm
18 on the eyelids before applying makeup to make it last longer
19 to improve skin elasticity (some even say it helps with cellulite)
20 on the hair or scalp (in mixture with other natural ingredients)
21 in homemade liquid creme foundation and makeup
I love a bunch of these uses!
Now, let me know what you think. At some point, the body butter will be too delicate to ship, due to Texas heat. And it may get too hot to even keep it stable at markets. So I’m looking at making a lotion bar. The same incredible cocoa butter and shea butter, with beeswax, to keep it solid and stable. In the same Soothing Lavender scent. Would you love this?!
Until then, here’s how to snag our body butter! Click –> here