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Natural Butters for Skin.

Natural Butters

Key Insights:

  • What is plant-based butter?
  • How is natural, plant-based butter made?
  • Composition of skin-friendly butter.
  • How to use body butter?
  • Summary.

Skin is a complex fusion of various fatty acids. We discussed various natural oils, their composition, and micronutrients in the previous blog post. You can read it here. Different plants have skin-friendly fatty acids, and using them helps you keep your skin youthful.

What is plant-based butter?

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Plant-based butter is a fat and protein component of natural fruit. Natural butter is solid to semi-solid at room temperature due to low water content.

How is butter made?

Plant-based butter is extracted from the seed or fruit. Raw, unrefined process of extraction produces butter with the top-quality skin-friendly fat and retains natural micronutrients. Refined and ultra-refined butter removes biological color particles, several fatty acids and thus appears softer and white. But, it also removes skin-friendly fatty acids and micronutrients.

Skin-friendly butter-Composition.

We will discuss Shea butter, Cocoa butter, and Mango butter in this article. These are excellent sources of skin-friendly fatty acids and micronutrients.

Shea butter

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Shea butter is extracted from the nut of the shea tree. Raw, unrefined shea butter typically consists of oleic acid, stearic acid, linolenic acid, linoleic acid, palmitic acid, and arachidic acid.1

Thrive Body Butter

Thrive body butter is an excellent deep moisturizer with raw, unrefined, unscented organic Shea butter whipped with Argan and Soybean oils.

Cocoa butter

Cocoa butter is an extract from the bean of the Cacao tree. It is used for making chocolate. However, it has many skin-friendly fatty acids such as Palmitoleic acid, Stearic Acid, and Oleic acid.2

Glow Body Butter

Glow body butter is another excellent deep moisturizer with raw, unrefined, unscented organic Cocoa butter whipped with Sesame and Soybean oils. It has a pleasant, natural aroma.

Mango butter

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Mango butter is an extract from the kernel of the fruit of the mango tree. It is pale yellow, semi-solid at room temperature, and has a pleasant natural aroma. Unrefined organic mango butter is used in body lotion, such as Daytime Kindle body lotion.

How to use body butter?

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Body butter melts at body temperature and provides deep moisturizing. Thrive and Glow body butter are excellent for excessively dry areas of skin, such as the skin over the joint and palm of the hands and feet. Daytime Kindle containing organic Mango butter is excellent as a whole body lotion. Deep moisturizing properties provide round the clock hydration to the skin.


Naturally occurring, plant-based body butter contains skin-friendly substances and micronutrients. Raw, unrefined, organic body butter provides excellent hydration and nourishment to the skin.

How do you feel after reading through this brief discussion? Let us know. We hope that you found this post informative and useful.


1-Davrieux, F., Allal, F., Piombo, G., Kelly, B., Okulo, J. B., Thiam, M., Diallo, O. B. & Bouvet, J.-M. (2010) (2010). “Near Infrared Spectroscopy for High-Throughput Characterization of Shea Tree (Vitellaria paradoxa) Nut Fat Profiles. Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry, 58, 7811-7819”. Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry. 58 (13): 7811–7819.



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