3 exotic butters for nourishing skin

These exotic butters – shea, kokum n cocoa can be used as ingredients in skin care DIYs n if you wanna know why??? Do read their amazing benefits for the skin…

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Shea butter: 

Shelf life: 1-2 years

Suitable for: ALL skin types

Obtained from:  It is a fat extracted from the nut of the African shea tree, vitellaria  paradoxa.

Benefits for the skin: 

  • It is high in vitamins A, E and F.
  • Provides collagen – to assist prevention of skin aging & wrinkles,
  • Contains essential fatty acids.
  • High in vitamin A, shea butter is healing for an array of skin conditions including eczema, dermatitis and even wrinkles.
  • It has a natural SPF around 4-6.

Make sure you use 100% pure unrefined grade A shea butter like this.

Kokum Butter 

Shelf life: 2 yrs

Suitable for:  ALL skin types but especially good for damaged skin that needs healing!

Obtained from: The fruit kernel of Indian 🇮🇳 tree garcinia indica. It is the most stable and hardest exotic butter.

Benefits for the skin: 

  • Helps prevents drying of the skin.
  • Helps heal ulcers, heal fissures of the lips, hands and soles of feet.
  • Helps regenerates skin cells & reduces degeneration of skin cells.
  • Non-pore clogging.
  • Contains antioxidant Vitamin E.
  • It is rich in essential fatty acids, which aid in cell oxygenation n makes nutrients more readily available for use by skin tissues.
  • Softens the skin and restores skin flexibility.
  • It exhibits the anti-inflammatory, antibacterial, and antioxidant properties.

Make sure you use 100% pure unrefined kokum butter like this. 

Cocoa Butter:

Shelf life: 2-3 years

Suitable for: Normal and Dry skin. This can be a bit too emollient for oily skin.

Obtained from: Theobroma Cacao (Cocoa) Seed Butter.

Benefits for the skin: 

  • Cocoa butter is one of the most stable fats known, containing natural antioxidants that prevent rancidity.
  • The smooth texture, sweet fragrance and emollient property of cocoa butter make it a popular ingredient in cosmetics and skin care products.

I source it directly from a renowned chocolate factory in bulk, however while buying make sure you use 100% pure unrefined cocoa butter like this. It can also be used to prepare homemade chocolates 🍫!

Check out how you can DIY whipped body butter, lotion/ lotion bars n lip balms using these butters in my previous posts…

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Hello & Namasthe ! I am Swetha Reddem, a software professional turned yoga professional ( YIC & M.Sc.Yoga from SVYASA Yoga University and teaching yoga since 2018). I have a 8+ years young naughty boy and another one 30+ years young (my husband 😊) . And about my likes - I love ❤️ doing yoga, nothing feels more relaxing than that, photography 📸 , gardening 👩‍🌾 n reading books on Yogic lore. Am a nature lover 🌴 and would try my best not to harm it and a vegetarian by choice from almost 2 decades. Am a DIYer - n prepare most stuff that all my family 👪 n home 🏡 needs from organic grooming n beauty products 👄 👁 👣 💆 to home cleaners and food 🍲🍨🍧🥗🍦🍰🍪🥞🍕🍹 . I am inspired by the zero waste movement, minimalism & eco friendly lifestyle. I would love to share the recipes and my thoughts with you all!

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