Body butters are nutrient dense creams used to hydrate the skin. There are various types of body butters such as shea butter, cocoa butter, mango, and kukui nut. Shea butter comes from the African shea nut tree. Cocoa butter comes directly from the cocoa seeds. Many pregnant women apply cocoa butter to their growing bellies to prevent stretch marks. Mango butter comes from mango seeds and is loaded with extra vitamin C. Kukui body butter is derived from the Kukui tree found in Hawaii. This body butter treat is chock full of vitamins A and E.


The skin drinks in everything we rub on, and what we slather on our skin can be either beneficial or harmful. Many traditional lotions contain parabens which have been linked to certain female cancers such as breast and ovarian. Parabens are preservatives found in shampoos and many other products. Natural body butters only contain natural ingredients. Body butters are good for the skin because they contain emollients from the rich nut oils inside the seeds. These little moisture beads wrap the skin in a blanket of pure moisture that lasts longer than your average lotion.


Body butters form a protective barrier over the skin to hold in moisture. Our skin has a natural barrier which is meant to help protect us from the elements. Dry air, hot sun and cold winter weather can take a toll on the skin. Body butters form an additional layer of protection for our skin.

Skin Nourishing Vitamins

All body butters are rich in essential omega 3 fats. These fats benefit the body internally as well as externally. Omega 3 fats are very moisturizing and they help to calm inflammation. Body butters also contain high levels of key antioxidants such as Vitamin C, E, and A. Shea is one of the most well known body butters. Shea butter contains extra vitamin E to rejuvenate the skin.

Softer Skin

After using body butters many people notice that their skin is remarkably soft. The rich cream eliminates dry, cracked and can be beneficial to people with eczema or other skin conditions. People who suffer from eczema are not able to retain the proper balance of moisture in their skin.


Body butter is not only good for your skin, but it is also good for your bank account. Natural body butters are less expensive than high-end creams from name brand companies. Cocoa butter can be purchased at Walmart for less than $5. You can also find various type of body butters in most stores or on-line. Depending on the origins, body butter will cost an average of $5 to $20. Shea butter tends to be the most expensive because it comes from Africa. However, you can even find Shea butter for affordable prices as well.

References and Resources

Earth Mama Body Butter