The idea of a body butter is terribly simple:
– less waste than a cream or lotion because the water-part comes from your tap
– no chemical substances on the skin, because it simply does not contain any
– a velvety skin feeling after the butter is absorbed into the skin – together with the water
Have you ever been to the Amalfi Coast in southern Italy?
If no: it IS worth a trip (you can also get there easily by car).
The coastline is beautiful, the sea “breathes” its wonderful salty breeze, the water ripples with gentle waves, and the cooling drinks made from fresh lemons are simply stunning.
And a stop in Naples and/or Pompei on the way to or from Amalfi is a special highlight.
Normal, sensitive to dry
Tangy-fresh tangarines and oranges
Glass jar with metal lid
If you are looking for a body lotion with practically no packaging whatsoever: clic
Only reach into the jar with washed hands; otherwise it’s better to use a spatula or a clean butter knife. With unwashed and especially wet hands bacteria and fungal spores get into the butter and can accelerate the degradation process (rancidity) of the contained oils.
Applying this mixture onto moist skin allows the butter to penetrate the different skin layers.
Oils are 180° different from a natural soap: a well formulated natural soap becomes milder, more foamy and better with age.
A plant oil, on the other hand, reacts with oxygen, bacteria, viruses and fungal spores floating around and becomes rancid over time.
The more unsaturated fatty acids an oil contains, the faster an oil will go bad.
And the unsaturated fatty acids (e.g. omega-3 fatty acids) are the ones we are looking for !
Tightly closed in the fridge any oil keeps the longest.
In the bathroom, the temperatures vary significantly and therefore it is a rather unfavorable storage place for oils. BUT: the indicated shelf life of 8 months “Costiera Amalfitana” can easily stand.
Shea butter (organic), sesame seed oil (organic), candelilla wax (wild), argan oil (organic), wheat germ oil (organic), rice bran oil (organic), sunflower oil (organic); 100% natural essential oil of: oranges (organic), tangarines (organic), petit grain (organic); natural allergene components of natural, essential oils: citral, limonene, linalool, geraniol, citronnellol, farnesol.
BUTYROSPERMUM PARKII BUTTER, SESAMUM INDICUM (SESAME) SEED OIL, CANDELILLA CERA, ARGANIA SPINOSA KERNEL OIL, TRITICUM VULGARE (GERM) OIL, ORYZA SATIVA (RICE GERM) OIL, HELIANTHUS ANNUUS SEED OIL, PARFUM*, CITRAL, LIMONENE, LINALOOL, GERANIOL, CITRONNELLOL, FARNESOL.
* all natural essential oils