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Winters are in full swing and no skincare regime can be complete without a body butter. As more and more of us are conscious about skincare ingredients, a natural body butter made with organic ingredients such as oils, butters and humectants are the need of the hour. In today’s post, we will address body butter benefits and the best ayurvedic body butter available in India.

What is body butter good for?

Natural Body Butter is ideal for colder months when the humidity drops, leaving your skin dull, dry & dehydrated. Unlike a body lotion where the water content is high, a body butter cream is enriched with oils as well as emollients like shea butter, cocoa butter, mango seed butter, kokum butter along with oils such as coconut oil, olive oil, almond oil that penetrate deeper and hydrate your skin.

Apart from keeping your skin nourished, the ingredients found in most body butter cream help lighten stretch marks, reduce lymphatic drainage and heal skin too.

Benefits Of Using A Natural Body Butter

  • Hydrates & moisturizes skin
  • Alleviates dryness
  • Lightens stretch marks
  • Reduces lymphatic drainage
  • Calms Mind

Is body butter good for your face?

Before you apply a body butter on your face, it’s vital to know your skin type. If you have oily skin, using a body butter, which is heavier in texture and formula can sometimes clog your pores and can lead to breakouts.

If you have normal to dry skin, you can apply body butter after doing a patch test on your jawline or back of the ear. 

If you have sensitive skin, it’s best to avoid using any heavy or fragrant rich creams such as body butters.

How do you use body butter?

The best time to apply body butter or any cream for that matter is on damp skin. Take a scoop of body butter and massage it onto your arms, legs, back and front. Pay special attention to rough areas such as elbows and knees. 

Since body butters have less water content and more oil, they are greasier in texture. You can also apply it on your body at night and wake up to soft, supple skin.

If you have very dry skin, you can re-apply it as per your needs.

Can I use body butter in summer?

Applying a body butter in hot seasons is a personal choice for those with very dry skin. But since they are very rich in oils, we would think it’s best to stick to body lotions that are lighter and non-greasy in texture.

Best Body Butters Available In India

  • The Body Shop Shea Body Butter 

A classic body butter, this natural body butter is made with the goodness of shea butter sourced ethically from Ghana and organic babassu oil from Brazil. This nutty, natural body butter is not only deeply hydrating when used but also smell great and is a favourite!

  • Kama Ayurveda Shea & Lotus Body Butter

This ayurvedic body butter is formulated with 100% organic, cold-pressed Sweet Almond Oil & Coconut Oil that nourish skin and also increases the elasticity of the skin. Blended with Shea Butter, Cocoa Butter and Kokum Butter, it helps in regenerating skin cells and is beneficial for lightening stretch marks. Aloe Vera juice is an antiseptic agent that protects the skin.

  • Bath & Body Works Japanese Cherry Blossom Body Butter

Infused with shea butter and rice milk, Bath & Body Works Japanese Cherry Blossom Body Butter is a whipped, fluffy body butter makes it fast absorbent due to its consistency.

Known for their yummy smelling products, this smells of cherry blossoms, Asian pear, fresh mimosa petals and white jasmine.

  • Just Herbs Kerala Coconut & Wheatgerm Body Butter

The Kerala-sourced certified organic, virgin coconut oil used in this ultra-moisturising body butter works in perfect harmony with a host of other classic Ayurvedic ingredients. This ayurvedic body butter formulated with wheat germ oil, almond oil, coconut oil repairs the natural moisture barrier leaving your skin smooth and supple.

  • Forest Essentials Velvet Silk Body Cream Parijat

This ayurvedic body butter deeply nourishes and softens the skin. Made with shea butter that soothes rough & dry skin, sweet almond oil & wheat germ oil that softens and brightens skin, it also has Parijat/jasmine essential oil. This lingering scent refreshes the skin while lightly scenting it.

  • Kiehl’s Creme de Corps Soy Milk & Honey Whipped Body Butter

Known for the clinically tested and effective products, this is a classic from Kiehl’s. With the goodness of vitamin E, squalene (that draws moisture), honey and soy milk, it also has jojoba and shea butter. The whipped consistency of the body butter makes it easy to apply and faster to absorb, leaving you with soft, supple skin.

  • Mamaearth Coco Body Butter

As the name suggests, this natural body butter is made with cocoa butter, that helps increase skin elasticity and lightens stretch marks, as well as coffee, which is known to reduce cellulite, making it a perfect buy for mothers (pre & post delivery). Thanks to its high content of fatty acids and antioxidants, it combats free radicals, which cause dullness, darkening, and wrinkles.

Now that you know the best ayurvedic body butters and body butter benefits, we hope you add a natural body butter to your winter skincare routine. Remember, choose brands that use organic, certified ingredients sourced ethically and sustainably. Lastly, apply when skin is damp after bath or at night before you sleep.


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