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Body Butter Bars
 

My skin nourishing body butter bars have been created to heal and protect your skin. While my soaps are made to be moisturizing, my body bars are designed to help skin that has been battered by work, the weather or a long term skin ailment. The winters here can be harsh and drying to the skin.

 The things we do for work or pleasure also affect our skin. Gardeners, farmers and bar tenders alike may find that the skin on their hands suffers for their art. People who are on their feet all day may also notice their feet are sore and cracked. Elbows, knees and the skin on our legs also need a little extra love from time to time.

 

 My body bars comprise three magical skin nourishing ingredients; cocoa butter, coconut oil and beeswax.

 1) Cocoa butter is a pure, edible, vegetable fat extracted from the cocoa bean. Cocoa butter is full of natural antioxidants, this gives it a prolonged shelf life of two to five years. The silky texture, natral chocolaty fragrance and moisturizing properties of cocoa butter have long made it a fantastic ingredient in skin care products.

2) Coconut oil is also an edible oil, which is extracted from the kernel of matured coconuts harvested from the coconut palm (not oil palm)! Coconut oil is also packed with antioxidants and has antiviral properties, which makes it an excellent natural skin healer. It is fabulous for skin conditions like eczema, dermatitis and psoriasis, as well as cracked & sore skin, scar tissue and ageing skin.

3) Beeswax has healing, soothing, softening & elasticity enhancing properties. Containing vitamin A, an essential for human cell development, it is antibacterial, anti-inflammatory, anti-allergenic as well as being an efficient antioxidant. As a natural hydrating ingredient, beeswax increases essential moisture in skin and relieves the itching of sensitive skin. As it is hydrophobic, it repels water which makes it hard to wash off, so it stops you from losing the mositurizing affects of the body bar.

These bars contain no colours or preservatives. All that is added to them is a little scent, either a fragrance or essential oil. However, if you have super sensitive skin, I also make unscented body bars (aka Sensitive Soul). The great thing is, that they still smell wonderful because they have the natural aroma of honey beeswax.

I make a special body bar that is a little different from the others. This contains a chilli oil that I make. Chilli helps increase blood circulation and is warming to the skin. I also add menthol crystals, cajeput & camphor essential oils. This means that my "fire & ice" bars are good for cramps, stressed muscles and are great to use as chest balms for when you have a nasty cold!