When you hear the term "body butter" what do you think of? For me it's a luxurious whipped cream, thick in consistency, that when scented, it will have you immediately searching for more.
Made with natural ingredients like Shea butter, mango and cocoa butters, body butters nourish, soften and moisturize your skin's texture into a state that feels smooth as a baby's bottom.
Sounds good … but can scenting your body butter enhance it's benefits?
When scented with essential oils, the benefits of using body butters get even better for your skin.
For those of you with dry skin there are a number of essential oils that will stimulate the production of oil in your skin. Look for products that contain Chamomile, Rose Otto, Lavender, Sandalwood and Geranium.
These essential oils encourage the removal of dead skin cells as well as repair and heal dull flaky skin.
Your natural body chemistry will emit a fragrance from your skin based on its interaction with the essential oil of choice.
For sensitive skin, a body butter that's whipped with Rose Essential Oil will have your nose and your skin in heaven at once. Rose essential oil does not come cheap. It takes about 60,000 roses to distill one ounce of essential oil for your use or you could look at it as 60 roses per drop. So if you're being charged a premium price for your product this is why.
Rose essential oil is an excellent toner for sensitive skin. It's also safe to use on skin disorders like eczema, which is caused by inflammation in your skin.
For oily skin rosemary and tea tree essential oils are excellent. Don't like the medicinal smell of tea tree, add lavender, lemongrass, even orange and create a blend or look for these combinations in body butter's on shelves.
The next time you question or you're asked can scents enhance your body butters? Your answer will be, You bet your soft sweet smelling skin they can.
Life Never Smelled So Sweet!