Oils & Butters versus Lotion
It is that time of the year when you will want to double up on the moisturizer, especially for those with dry skin. If you have been down the lotion isle at your local store, you may have noticed several options, including the typical lotion our mother used on us growing up. Our personal favorite skin moisturizer is body butter and after one use you will understand why. You may be wondering what the difference is between lotion and body butter, so we will compare the benefits of each, and let you choose your favorite one.
First, let’s take a look at lotion ingredients and what to avoid.
Typically, lotions have alcohols, dimethicones, and lanolin oil. We did our extended research on these ingredients and found the following facts about lanolin: the present results show that provided the concentration of the carcinogen is high enough, lanolin serves as an exceptionally favorable medium for facilitating carcinogenesis, in other words has cancer-causing agents.
Let’s dive into what ingredients are in body butter and the best options for your skin type.
Body butter is a skin moisturizer that is meant to deeply hydrate your skin. It consists of a thick creamy texture with ingredients such as cocoa butter, shea butter and essential oils like lavender and lemongrass.
If you want an all natural moisturizer, organic body butter is going to be your best investment. Organic body butter is the best natural product for extremely dry skin during the winter months or to use for after-sun skin care.
Whipped body butter can be made at home and is great for keeping your body moisturized. It also gives a supple feel to your skin when it is applied directly after the shower. The best time to lock in moisture and hydrate your skin is to apply it when your pores are open and your skin is fresh.
Did we mention how much we love body butter? One thing we know is how to make a great body butter! We have a few different options for your own personal skin care needs such as our Natural Hydration Mint Lavender Body Butter and Lemongrass Body Butter.
Natural Hydration Mint Lavender Body Butter is essential for containing essential fatty acids, vitamins E, D and pro-vitamin A which helps provide long lasting nourishment for your skin. It has a relaxing effect on the body and therapeutic-grade Peppermint and Lavender oil helps with cleansing your skin, reducing discoloration and promoting hair growth.
Natural Hydration Lemongrass Body Butter is made with an herb that is packed with vitamin A and C. Lemongrass benefits provide astringent properties which help to minimize your pores as well as keeping your oil levels balanced. If you’re trying to steer away from processed additives and go all-natural, a non-toxic lemongrass repellent is the way to go.
We may be a little biased here but the best body butter we have is our Natural Hydration Herbal Body Butter. Our body butter is infused with Chickweed, Dandelion, Red Clover, Yellow Dock and Burdock Root herbs. These herbs are specifically beneficial for eczema, psoriasis, dry skin, patchy and cracked skin.
While we want to promote our own products, our goal is to share knowledge about skin care and provide the best recommendations for your skin care needs. Remember, before you butter up, check out the ingredients and use a body butter with shea butter for the best results.
Every lotion is not made to moisturize your skin, if you are not cautious, you may even dry out your skin. Check the bottle for ingredients before use and always patch test before applying it to your entire face or body. Stay hydrated and happy all winter long as we approach the cold season.