Make a difference with Body Butter from The Body Shop
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Did you know….. that The Body Shop® launched their iconic Body Butters 24 years ago with just three flavours? For almost a quarter of a century now, people have been moisturising with Body Butter, and there are now 17 fragrances to choose from. I remember discovering the Shea Body Butter when I was a teenager (I’m showing my age now!) and being really impressed with how soft and smooth my legs felt after applying it before a night out. And despite trying many other body moisturising products along the years I’ve regularly come back to the sheer richness of The Body Shop® Body Butters.
Body Butters also contain natural ingredients that have been sourced through The Body Shop® unique Community Trade Programme, so each purchase helps to change the lives of communities around the world. For example, sourcing Shea Butter from Ghana has helped fund water pipes and wells, and the Argan Oil comes from co-operatives in Morocco providing their women with a fair and regular income enabling them to raise their living standards.
Autumn is the perfect time to be using Body Butter in order to help prolong what’s left of that Summer tan. I’ve been using Mango, Moringa and Green Tea Body Butters and it’s been interesting comparing the three variants as each product is slightly different.
My favourite is definitely Mango Softening Body Butter, the scent is so juicy and mouthwatering, it smells good enough to eat! It’s a real Summery fragrance, extremely uplifting and fresh. The consistency is definitely like a butter, thick and rich and the peach coloured cream melts slightly when you rub it between warm palms leaving a slight shimmer on the skin whilst it’s soaking in. The scent lasts for several hours too, particularly if you apply it after a hot bath.
Mango Softening Body Butter starts at £6 for 50ml, available from The Body Shop®.
Next up is Moringa Softening Body Butter, this is a floral scent with a sweet vanilla undertone, it has quite a traditional feel to it. The Moringa tree grows in India and the oil of 500 hand-picked flower pods goes into each 200ml tub of butter. The consistency is similar to that of the Mango Butter with a thick rich texture, but the Moringa is a pale creamy magnolia colour. I have to admit I’m not too keen on the scent of the Moringa Butter, it’s a bit too floral and sweet for me, I much prefer fruity fragrances.
Moringa Softening Body Butter starts at £6 for 50ml, available from The Body Shop®.
Finally we have the Fuji Green Tea Body Butter, this one is lighter in consistency more like a rich lotion than a butter and white in colour. It has a lovely fresh scent, rather zesty and citrusy with a real pick-me-up feel to it. Green tea is a well known antioxidant and the tea leaves used by The Body Shop® are hand-picked from the Shizuoka region of Japan. I really like this one although it’s more of a fresh fragrance than I usually go for. There’s also a Body Scrub in the same fragrance which I’m planning to try.
Fuji Green Tea Body Butter is priced at £15 for 200ml, available from The Body Shop®.
Body Butters from The Body Shop® are definitely superior to any other butters that are out there. I’ve tried countless butters from other brands but they don’t have that thick, rich texture to them – most are just a thick moisturising cream and cannot be described as a butter! The richness of The Body Shop® products means that they offer 24 hour moisturisation (or a whopping 48 hours from the Shea, Wild Argan Oil and Honeymania butters!). Most of the Body Butters come in two sizes – 50ml and 200ml – I love the bigger size as they last for ages, but the smaller tubs are great if you want to try a new fragrance without shelling out on a full size product.
As part of their #INOURHANDS campaign The Body Shop® are encouraging people to make changes to their daily routine to enrich the environment they live in. Check out www.inourhands.help to read more and find out about the Twitter competition to win a trip of a lifetime to visit a Community Trade supplier.
Body Butters make a perfect gift, why not bear them in mind when purchasing for birthdays or Christmas? There’s a fragrance for everyone, and you can feel good knowing that you’re helping another community somewhere in the world.
Regular readers may have noticed that the images in this post are a bit different to my usual style of photos. I’ve been trialling some new lamps now that the Summer is over and the daylight isn’t as strong, I’m not sure I’m very keen on the overall effect though, I think the lamps add too much warmth to the images so I need to keep working on my equipment!
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