Body Butter Ingredients

I am not a chemist, a dermatologist or any other type of expert in the medical field.  I am simply a person with eczema that has been searching for a product that will soothe my skin.  I do not claim that any of these ingredients will heal your body of any conditions you may have. I have found that the following combination of oils and butters have brought me some relief for my skin condition and it is my hope that it will be of comfort for you as well.

 

Mango

According to the New Directions Aromatics Blog page, Mangos Contains Oleic acid, stearic acid, palmitic acid, linoleic acid, arachidic acid, vitamin A, C, E & F. Stimulates hair growth, eliminates dandruff, prevents joint inflammation, stiffness, and pain.

Source: New Directions Aromatics Blog; A Helpful Guide To Mango Butter (Dec 10, 2023) <Mango Butter - Rejuvenate Your Skin & Hair Using This Exotic Butter (newdirectionsaromatics.com)>

 Murumuru

According to Healthline, From seeds of Astrocaryum murumuru, a palm tree indigenous to the Amazon rainforest. Murumuru has a similar fatty acid profile to that of cocoa butter and contains lauric and myristic acid which is good as a moisturizer. 

Source: Healthline; 6 Skin and Hair Benefits of Murumuru Butter (Dec 10, 2023) <6 Skin and Hair Benefits of Murumuru Butter (healthline.com)>

 Cupuacu Pic

According to Healthline; Cupuacu is from the Amazon Rainforest. Cupuacu is a national fruit of Brazil. It is used as a cooking oil or beauty treatment. Cupuacu has a high fat content and melts quick. Cupuacu is more moisturizing than shea butter and is high in antioxidants.

Source; Healthline, What is Cupuacu? Benefits and Uses. (Dec 10, 2023), <Cupuaçu: A Unique Brazilian Fruit, Explained (healthline.com)>

 Cocoa Butter Pic

According to Healthline, Cocoa Butter is high in fatty acids, improves blood flow to the skin, and slows skin aging by protecting against damage from the sun's harmful UV rays. 

Source; Healthline, Everything you need to know about Cocoa Butter, (Dec 10, 2023), <Cocoa Butter: Benefits, Uses, and More (healthline.com)>

 Baobab Pic

 According to Medium, Baobab comes from Africa and has high amounts of vitamin C, A, D, E, & F. Baobab oil contains omega fatty acids and treats skin conditions such as eczema and psoriasis due to omega 3, 6, & 9 fatty acids. 

Source; Medium, Baobab Oil. Benefits for Skin and Hair. (Dec 10, 2023), <BAOBAB OIL…BENEFITS FOR SKIN AND HAIR | by Emels Blog | Medium>

 

 Jojoba Pic

According to Healthline, jojoba is a humectant ingredient meaning it will seal in moisture. Jojoba helps to prevent bacterial infections, acne, and dandruff from forming.

Source; Healthline, 13 Reasons to Add Jojoba Oil to Your Skin Care Routine, (Dec 10, 2023), <Jojoba Oil for Face: 13 Benefits for Acne, Wrinkles, and More (healthline.com)>

 Olive Oil Pic

According to Healthline, Olive oil is low in oleic acid and high in linoleic acid ratios which are the most effective. Linoleic acid hydrates and protects skin as well as reduce skin irritation and inflammation.

Source; Healthline, How Effective Is Olive Oil for Eczema? (Dec 10, 2023), <Olive Oil for Eczema: Is It Effective? (healthline.com)>

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According to Healthline, Vitamin E contains antioxidants which neutralizes free radicals. There are claims that antioxidants can fight conditions such as reducing inflammation caused by sunburn, to even certain cancers.

Source; Healthline, The Truth About Vitamin E Oil, (Dec 10, 2023), <The Truth About Vitamin E Oil (healthline.com)>

 Avocado Oil Pic

According to Healthline, Avocado oil contains antimicrobial antioxidants and anti-inflammatory agents.  Avocado oil calms itchy skin, replenish and hydrates dry skin while also protecting against skin damage acting a natural sunblock.

Source; Healthline, What Are the Benefits of Using Avocado Oil on My Skin? (Dec 10, 2023), <Avocado Oil for Skin: Benefits, Use, and More (healthline.com)>

 Argon Oil Pic

According to Healthline, Argan oil comes from the argan trees found in Morocco. Argan oil can be used both topically and orally as a way to improve the health of one's skin acting as a natural sunblock while also moisturizing the skin.  It is also claimed that argan oil contains antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties. 

Source; Healthline, Argan Oil for Skin Health, (Dec 10, 2023), <Argan Oil for Skin: Benefits and Uses for All Skin Types (healthline.com)>

 

Aloe Pic

According to Medical News Today, Aloe vera is a medicinal plant with antioxidant and antibacterial properties. Aloe vera benefits can include the acceleration of wound healing, preventing wrinkles, and managing blood sugar. I personally love the aloe vera plant  Once when I was in college, I jumped on the back of a motorcycle to go for a ride with a friend of mine.  I wore a pair of shorts.  I wasn't paying attention to what I was doing when I jumped on the back and burned my leg on the exhaust pipe.  Well as you can imagine, I was in a lot of pain and though it was going to leave a scar the size of a grapefruit.  I remembered hearing about the healing effects of the aloe plant.  I remember running to the store to buy an aloe plant.  Each day I would cut off a piece of the plant and rub it on the wound.  I am pleased to say that not only did it heal, it also reduced the pain and swelling.  I am also pleased to say that I do not have a scar!

 

Source; Medical News Today, What are the benefits of aloe vera? (Dec 10, 2023),  <https://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/318591>  

According to Nustad Family Ranch, Phenoxyethanol (and) Caprylyl Glycol (Optiphen)-Optiphen has been clinically studied and does not cause cancer or reproductive harm in long-term use. 

Source; Nustad Family Ranch, All about preservatives: Optiphen, (Dec 10, 2023), <https://nustadfamilyranch.com/blogs/beauty/all-about-preservatives-optiphen#:~:text=Furthermore%2C%20Optiphen%20has%20been%20clinically,for%20up%20to%202%20years.> 

In looking for a preservative that was safest that I could find, Optiphen was the closest thing I found that would not be harmful to the body.  

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