Difference Between Body Butter and Lotion

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Body butters vs Lotion

What is the difference between a body butter cream vs a lotion? A lot of people have asked this question and the difference between the two is significantly different. A body butter cream is a very thick moisturizer that is created with hard butters such as Shea butter, Cocoa butter or Mango. The options for butter usage are endless.

You combine these hard butters with carrier oils along with essential oils for fragrance purposes. The way you create a body butter is through a double boiler method to keep from overheating the oils and from losing the essential skin benefits it has. A body butter cream is very ideal for people who have extremely dry skin. I always recommend a body butter over lotion to my clients that have a hard time keeping moisture on their skin.

The lotion is also created the same way except for an oil and water combination is needed. You would still use any hard butter and carrier oils of choice combined with water. You would still use the same double boiler method to create body lotion.

An emulsified wax is needed when creating body lotion. The water and oil must be heated at the same temperature and then combined and pulsated to be emulsified together so that the product doesn’t separate. The shelf life of body lotion doesn’t last as long as a body butter cream would. Unless you use a natural preservation method to sustain the shelf life of the product.

What are the benefits of a body butter vs a lotion?

Using a body butter or a lotion is going to have amazing skin benefits for you especially if the products are created all-natural and free of harmful chemicals. A lot of lotions on the market today contain harmful toxins and chemicals to help maintain the shelf life, and the same can be said for body butter creams that are in the store also. The best type of product to use is a body butter cream that is created with natural and organic skincare ingredients. An oil-based body butter cream is going to hydrate and moisturize dry and cracked skin.

Using a base such as Shea butter is going to provide the skin with essential vitamins and nutrients that will help you to achieve healthy and glowing skin.  Some of the benefits of Shea butter is that its an anti-aging and anti-=free radical agent that provides relief to itchy and dry skin. Shea butter restores the elasticity of the skin, reduces inflammation, reduces the appearance of stretch marks and more. It has a concentration of natural vitamins and fatty acids making it incredibly nourishing and moisturizing for the skin. 

The benefits of using a natural handcrafted lotion are going to be the same, the only difference is the shelf life will not last as long a body butter cream. Since the two are basically created with the same skin care ingredients. The water portion of the lotion is going to benefit those who do not have extremely dry skin. A lotion is ideal for the summer season since it goes on much lighter and is designed to absorb into the skin quickly. A lotion will also hydrate the skin and lock in the moisture re-hydrate the skin, soften the roughest spots on your body and make your skin glow. Having a regular and proper skin care routine is going to always benefit your health-wise. Using a moisturizer daily can help protect your skin from drying out and flaking.

Looking for the best natural body butter cream or lotion?

As the owner and creator of Body Butters Creations all-natural skin care company. I strive on providing some of the best hand blended body butter creams and body lotions. We have a collection of luxury body butter creams and lotions that will provide your skin with a healthy glow. I myself had a hard time finding products to keep my skin from looking dehydrated until I created my own moisturizer.

I absolutely love using natural products vs using anything from the store. I have noticed how much more vibrant and glowing my skin is. I love it when my clients notice the benefits instantly on how much healthier their skin looks and feels. You can browse our shop of conscious skin care products that are free of harmful chemicals and toxins. Our products are great for the environment and even better for the skin, shop our collection today.

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