Body butter's and carrier oil's are the two ingredients that I use in making homemade skin care moisturizer. Here is a brief run down on body butters.
Cocoa body butter
Grinding the roasted seeds Theobroma Cacao plant produces a solid fat: Cocoa Butter.
Even though it is the main ingredient in making a chocolate bar, it is loaded with antioxidants and countless nutrients such as calcium, potassium, and iron. Melting at body temperature it makes it a popular body butter. Adding rich, creamy, thick consistency and a mild fragrance to lotions, soaps, creams etc. Being a great emollient that is popularly used to add flexibility to the skin and a soothing sensation to your products.
Shea Body Butter from the shea nut
Shea butter is Wayne'rs favorite body butter being made from the fruit of the shea (karite) tree. This butter is 100 percent organic. The trees, indigenous to West Central Africa, grow wild without the use of chemical pesticides. Some evidence also suggests that shea butter, which contains cinnamic-acid esters, may provide some UVB protection along with its skin-smoothing benefits.
Shea butter is the one ingredient that I use all by itself. In the summer after tanning, when my skin starts to peel, my skin seems to soak it up. And in the winter when my skin starts to get that dry scratchy feeling, I use it after showering.
Containing several natural anti-inflammatory agents and minor sunscreen agents. Clinical studies have shown that this product transforms the skin in as little as 4-6 weeks, into a softer, smoother, and better looking skin. Special benefits for the skin are itching, sunburns, small skin wounds and wrinkles.
100% Pure & Natural Shea Butter is an all-natural vitamin A cream. Shea Butter has shown to be a superb moisturizer, with exceptional healing properties for the skin. Vitmain A is important for improving a number of skin conditions, including blemishes, eczema, and dermatitis. The moisturizers in Shea Butter are the same moisturizers produced by the sebaceous glands in the skin.
I even found out about the American Shea Butter Institute. Now they have everything you want to know about Shea Butter. Here are 10 of there tips.
10 skin care tips of the 21 reasons to use Shea Butter From the Shea Butter Institute:
Tough or rough skin
Blemishes and wrinkles
Mango Body Butter
Known as the "apple of the tropics," the mango is an Asian native that thrives in Southern California. The fruit of the tree, which has a waxy, smooth skin and sweet flavor, contains seeds that are cold-pressed to produce mango butter, which is rich in beta carotene and vitamins A and E. Cold pressed from the seed kernel of the Mango tree, this highly prized butter is an exceptional quality base ingredient for body care products and soap making recipes. It is very similar in color and texture as cocoa butter. Great source of essential fatty acids.