If you have oily skin, you likely don’t need a body butter. But if you have dry skin, they may be a good idea and are better than slippery bath oils that can be dangerous in baths, and make the bath tub difficult to clean too. These body butters are all made with plant-based ingredients with no palm oil, and sold in zero waste packaging.
Avoid aromatherapy essential oils for pregnancy/nursing (and medical conditions like epilepsy and asthma). Avoid rosemary & citrus oils for high blood pressure. Avoid shea butter for latex allergies.
Reconnection Skincare Body Butter is a luxurious moisturiser made with unrefined African oils, and organic revitalising ingredients. With a scent of orange, cinnamon and palmarosa, it will soothe and nourish dry skin with mafura and shea butters, baobab oil and regenerative pomegranate seed oil. It melts at the touch of your fingertips, to easily rub into skin. Avoid for nut and seed allergies, do not use for eczema or similar.
This cocoa & shea butter body bar is a solid bar that is handmade in small batches in Scotland. Sold in a cardboard box with an optional tin, the solid bar is concentrated to moisturise skin. Best used after a bath or shower when the skin is warm, just rub into the skin until it starts to melt, then massage in. Choose from Unscented, Patchouli Lime, Ylang Ylang or Chocolate Vanilla.
Baburu & Blake Body Balm (Surrey) is formulated with natural plant butters, stored in a zero waste tin. The ingredients include mango butter, avocado oil, sweet almond oil and candelilla wax. In lavender peppermint or sweet orange juniper berry.
Corrinne Taylor Hand & Body Balm (Sussex) is handmade by a qualified aromatherapist, sold in a glass jar with metal lid. It has a soothing blend of lavender, frankincense, patchouli and chamomile essential oils, all are anti-inflammatory and calming, along with organic cocoa butter and candelilla wax to soothe and hydrate, and vitamin-rich hemp, jojoba and sunflower oils. Healing calendula nourishes dry and irritated skin. Restore version is made with rosemary (avoid for epilepsy), lemon, tea tree and bergamot oils.
Mount Purius Shea Body Butter is made with cold-pressed and unbleached shea butter and nothing else. Not for latex allergies, but this African butter is very rich and full of vitamins, to help skin stay healthy. It’s also good rubbed into nails. Suppled in a blue glass jar, this is packed in Newcastle, with a percentage of profits helping causes across northeast England.
Pure Vegan Bath Oil Melts contain kokum butter, cocoa butter and coconut oil. High in antioxidants to promote elasticity within the dermis and lock in moisture, these are little hugs for your skin. Place 1-2 bath melts in warm bath water, allow to dissolve and mix to disperse the oil. Immerse yourself to soak, then pat the skin dry after bathing. The calming bath melts are scented with lavender, frankincense and patchouli. Take care with bath oils, due to slipping hazards.