Body butters are perfect for the entire body, but especially for dry patches on your elbow and knees. Keep a No Poo Jar in your bag, in the drawer at work and even in the bedside cabinet you can reach it easily any time to sooth your skin. Tip: It is worth applying a second layer on problem areas. The best time is after your daily shower or bath when your skin is still moist. Apply a bit of butter using broad massaging strokes.
Organic Arrowroot Powder helps the body butter to absorb quickly so it doesn’t make it as greasy.
Use body butter just before going to sleep to help soften your skin. Apply cotton socks and/or gloves overnight for a better result. When you wake up your skin will be super-smooth.
Jojoba oil is a humectant ingredient which means that it works to attract water to the top layer of the skin, helping to keep the skin hydrated. This may help prevent bacterial infections and acne from forming. Jojoba oil contains antimicrobial and antifungal properties. Although jojoba oil is a botanical substance, its makeup is so similar to the oil (sebum) your body naturally produces that your skin can’t tell the difference. This makes it less likely to build up on your skin and clog your pores, leading to fewer breakouts and less severe acne.
Shea butter is an anti inflammatory and an excellent moisturizer. The Vitamin E in this butter is a powerful player in maintaining skin elasticity. As a result, you are a lot less likely to suffer from wrinkles or blemishes when moisturizing with shea butter. Because it's full of antioxidants, unrefined shea butter also fights free radicals, improving the texture and appearance of your skin.
To keep skin soft and eradicate rough skin, cocoa butter can help keep your skin moisturized and prevent dry skin. By providing deep hydration, the butter serves as a protective barrier for the skin, locking in moisture and preventing dryness and roughness. You can use it much like any other moisturizing lotion and it will hydrate your skin without leaving a greasy residue.
The subtle scent or vanilla and cinnamon take you back to a warm kitchen with yummy goodies baking jn the oven…but without artificial fragrance! I use vanilla essential oil/vanilla extract and cinnamon essential oil along with some cinnamon powder.
The last oil I use is Cold Pressed Olive Oil. It’s a powerful emollient. There are three main types of moisturizers: Humectants, which draw moisture from the air into the skin; occlusives, which physically trap water within the skin; and emollients, which fill in the spaces between dead skin cells to give the skin a more uniform texture. Olive oil falls in the latter category, although some research indicates that it also has mild occlusive effects. Vegetable oils (like olive oil) are known to penetrate the top layers of skin. And when used topically, studies show that olive oil can help soften the skin and improve its texture.