FAQ Body Butters

Why Body Butters?

Unrefined raw butters are great for replenishing and locking moisture in dry skin. 

What is the difference between lotions and butters?

Lotions are water based and must be emulsified to join oil and water together. Also, preservatives are needed when making products containing water. Body butters do not need preservatives and have shelf lives of 1-3 years, depending on the oils utilized. 

Why is my butter a firmer texture than when I received it?

During winter months and depending upon how you maintain temperature in your home, butters can harden or soften due to temperature changes. During the winter, when I ship your butters to you, they are sitting in trucks and therefore may harden, especially Kokum butters. This does not retract from the nutritional values of the ingredients. This is just the nature of working with and using natural butters. 

Why did my body butter melt?

Certain butters, like Cupuacu have a melting point of 86 degrees while harder butters like Kokum have a melting point of 90-104 degrees, Cocoa Butter, 93-101 degrees. During hot summer months, I will be adding harder butters and a little Beeswax to all body butters so they don’t arrive melted and oily after the trip in a hot mail truck then an hour or so in a hot mailbox. When you receive, don’t open, put your body butters in the fridge for an hour or so. A little melting does not take from the nutrients of your product.   

How do I use body butters?

Honestly, a little goes a long way. Everyone is different and It depends on the person's skin type. Some people absolutely love slathering themselves in my butters from head to toe, especially during cold, brutal winter months. When you receive your butter, take a fingertip full and rub on hands, arms, or feet. You'll get the feel for how much or how little you actually need. Butters are especially awesome just after a bath or shower when skin is damp. 

How long will the butter last when I apply it?

Your skin will immediately drink up the butter, especially during winter months. Some clients tell me they can apply in the morning and be good to go the entire day, while others may need to apply twice a day. Once again, it depends on various skin types. 

Why herbal infused body butters?

Herbal infusions provide extra moisturization and nutrients to the skin. I like to infuse my herbs starting at the New Moon phase until the end of that moon phase. This ensures the potency of the herbs and oils.