As you see it was a day for creating body butters and these two made today were similar only in name. The first is lush, heady, a dream to the senses in every possible way, pristine white. The second is unscented, slightly tinted naturally by the contents of the butters and bit of Camu Camu fruit powder, rich, dense, emollient, light, and a long-lasting silky smooth feel that doesn’t leave a lingering greasy feel to your skin.
The first is made with 3 butters, one of which is Monoi butter with that voluptuously fragrant scent of tiare flowers of which Hawaiian leis are made. Gloriously sweet, slightly reminiscent of gardenias and lilacs. Pure, snowy white, no other scent added other than what is naturally imbued in the Monoi butter, it’s whipped thick, light and creamy into a airy smooth butter that melts on contact with your body’s temperature, smooth on evenly and goes in without a long-lasting greasy feel that cries out to be wiped off. No, you’ll want this one around for as long as possible. Small bits are always left over from making these batches, so naturally I must make the ultimate sacrifice for the customers welfare by testing on myself before releasing to the public. It’s the right thing to do. Well, this is one body butter I happily roll in for hours if it was possible, but then I would likely get nothing else done the rest of the week, so I control my usage by trying out a bit on my hands and arms. Mmmmm, yummy! It just leaves me speechless. Words are simply insufficient. The Monoi butter is a bit expensive, so this butter in the 3.75 oz size will be a bit higher than the others of a similar size, but oh my goodness is it ever worth it!
The second is not nearly so decadent in appearance, but then looks can be deceiving. It’s amazing on the skin! I’ve tried this one out this evening whilst out on a cool autumn evening using that awful foamy hand ‘soap’ from wall mounted hand pumps in a ladies public restroom in a restaurant and must say this one is fabulous on even hours later. It has a slightly lavender tint mixed with the orange-beige added from the Camu Camu fruit powder to result in a slightly lavender-grey colour, yet the feel is light, melts immediately on contact with my skin, then sinks in to stay, moisturizing thoroughly, deeply and for the long-term. The Camu-Camu fruit powder is said to contain vitamin C, vitamin B1, B2, B3, beta-carotene, amino acids, phytochemicals, bioflavanoids, phosphorus, potassium, iron, antioxidants, and calcium. It also is said to reduce free radicals, protect the skin from premature aging, help lighten dark areas on the skin in skincare products. The butters, 4 in all, begin with Aloe butter and Acai butter, a healthy dollop of shea and cocoa butters as well for good measure, then enhanced with Vitamin E. With this amazing supply of skin care assets, it’s worth overlooking the outward appearance in favor of the benefits it will ultimately provide. My skin still feels wonderful – hours later!