Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Excellent Butters For Your Hair and Skin

Hola Chicas/Chicos..I pray everyone is A-OK!! Let's Talk BUTTERS that are beneficial for our hair and skin. Now, most of us have heard of the popular butters, Cocoa, Shea or Mango butter, but there are a whole universe of exotic butters that are super beneficial for our outer beauty, hair and skin. Well, below, here is a list of butters that some of you may or may not have heard of, but are O'So Good... Enjoy!
Excellent Butters For Hair and Skin:
  • Sweet Almond Butter: its properties are similar to Shea Butter and it contains essential fatty acids. It is great for dry skin/scalp because it hydrates the skin and restores elasticity.
  • Cupuacu Butter: is similar to Cocoa Butter, but has a softer, creamier consistency. It comes from the fruit tree of the chocolate family in the Amazon. It contains essential fatty acids and phytosterols, and is very moisturizing for skin and hair. It is also a natural protection from UV-A and UV-B rays. It can be used to treat skin conditions such as eczema and dermatitis and adds shine and replenishes moisture in hair.
  • Tucuma Butter: From the family as Murumuru butter, Tucuma is softer and boasts a lovely caramel/coffee scent. Another excellent emollient from the lush Brazilian rainforest.
  • Murumuru Butter: Grows in the Maranhao area of Northern Brazil along the Amazon Basin. The butter is rich in oleic and linoleic oil content which promotes nutrition and moisture to skin and hair. Murumuru is a powerful barrier agent and intense natural moisturizer. As an excellent emollient it helps the skin and hair retain water by creating a protective film. In addition, to emollient properties, it’s natural gloss brings a desirable shine to dry, damaged hair making it beneficial to kinky, highly textured hair.
  • Illipe Butter: Comes from a tree that is native to Southeast Asia and Borneo. For years illipe has been known for its incredible moisturizing properties for and it’s ability to restore elasticity to hair and skin. It’s extremely helpful in the treatment of dry or over processed hair.
  • Kokum Butter: This butter has the ability to soften skin and heal ulcerations of lips, hands and soles of feet. Kokum Butter helps reduce degeneration of the skin cells and restores elasticity.
  • Hemp Seed Butter: is rich in essential fatty acids that nourish the skin and helps reduce moisture loss from the skin.
  • Mango Butter: Is obtained from the kernels of the mango tree. Has been used in the tropics and rainforest for its skin soothing, moisturizing, and protective skin properties. Mango butter can also provide softness to brittle hair promoting a soft, manageable mane.
  • Kokum Butter: Kokum Butter has the ability to soften skin and heal ulcerations of lips, hands and soles of feet. Kokum Butter helps reduce degeneration of the skin cells and restores elasticity.
  • Avocado Butter: is a great moisturizing treatment for hair. It makes a good butter for belly balms and lip balms. It can be used as an eye makeup remover and in hair conditioning creams.
  • Coffee Bean Butter: is natural protection from ultraviolet light and is becoming a popular ingredient in sunscreen products. It is an antioxidant and contains phytosterols which have anti-irritation and anti-inflammatory properties, condition skin and hair and promote moisture retention. It is good for dry skin.
  • Pistachio Butter: rich in fatty acids that moisturizes and softens skin. It has excellent penetrating qualities – good massage butter. It also has a low comedogenicity (doesn’t clog pores).
  • Macadamia Butter: has a high concentration of palmitoleic acid, a naturally occurring fatty acid. Our production of palmitoleic acid decreases as we get older so this butter is great for mature skin, as well as and dry skin.
So, if you are a homemade mixtress like me, then this lists offers some interesting ways to be creative when making your homemade natural products. Remember, if you have pre existing scalp or skin conditions, please consult your doctor before use, as these are not intended to be medical substitutes.

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Have A Happy Butter Day!


  1. Wow! I had no idea there were so many exotic butters and so many benefits..this just goes to show that you can't put a price on what God creates..Amazing!

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