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I am wondering wether you would prefer a light, fluffy whipped butter, or a more heavy icing like butter which is really creamy and smooth?? Im just wondering because personally I prefer the first one but was wondering what you guys think?
 

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Don't know if it qualifies as body butter...but I LOVE Palmer's Cocoa Butter. It is the best lotion/body butter ever. I carry it with me at all times. It moisturizes like its nobody's business and it smells so tasty! Bonus points since it's wicked cheap.
 

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I love peach, moringa flower and satsuma body butter from Body shop. They smeell so gorgeous!!
 

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i go with Bella Gigi, palmers cocoa butter. i use it all over. you might smell like hot chocolate but i like that smell!!!
 

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I make my own body butter with unrefined shea butter, jojoba oil and grapeseed oil. It's more of a cake frosting consistency. I have seborrheic dermatitis and dry body skin so this works great. I use it for face (which is oily t-zone/acne prone) and body.
 

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I make my own body butter with unrefined shea butter, jojoba oil and grapeseed oil. It's more of a cake frosting consistency. I have seborrheic dermatitis and dry body skin so this works great. I use it for face (which is oily t-zone/acne prone) and body.
Did you get your recipe from Coastal Scents too? The stuff is awesome tho.
 

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Is it ok for the face too?
No I wouldn't use it on the face since it is a body butter and quite thick right out of the container. I am not sure if cocoa butter is recommended for use on the face either.

It is for very dry skin and combines cocoa butter and shea butter. A friend of mine recommended it to me years ago and one container lasts me forever.

A little goes a long way, and it is thick right when you scoop it out but it melts in nicely to the skin once rubbed in, and for me keeps my very dry skin on my legs super smooth.
 

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No I wouldn't use it on the face since it is a body butter and quite thick right out of the container. I am not sure if cocoa butter is recommended for use on the face either.

It is for very dry skin and combines cocoa butter and shea butter. A friend of mine recommended it to me years ago and one container lasts me forever.

A little goes a long way, and it is thick right when you scoop it out but it melts in nicely to the skin once rubbed in, and for me keeps my very dry skin on my legs super smooth.
The shea butter with jojoba and grapeseed you can use on your face as well as your body. I`m on my second batch.
 

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If you are interested, you can find the video and the recipe on how to make it at Coastalscents.com. I use rice powder but some use cornstarch but the type of rice powder makes all the difference. My first batch was gritty because of gritty rice powder. I'd cut the recipe by 1/2 tho because it's easier to keep the products as ingredients in their original containers than trying to find large shallow containers for the stuff you made.
 

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That would be fun to make my own body butter. My favorite is The Body Shop's Sesame body butter, but they discontinued it. Now I get the Almond body butter from them - it smells very similar and yummy!

And my all time favorite lotion (not a body butter) is Archipelago Botanicals Soy Milk Body Lotion - the smell is FANTASTIC and lasts all day long. It's a very clean smell. Made with great stuff like milk, soy, aloe vera, jojoba oil, and sunflower oil.

Oh, and to answer the initial question, I prefer creamy and smooth over fluffy.
 

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I have used body butters on my dry dry bits like elbows and legs.. I prefer the light whipped or at least soft ones that goes on smoothly. Unfortunately I can get clogged pores just about every where it seems, at least if I use butters. Now I make my own skin oil using rosehip, avocado and a bit of pomegranate if I have lots of. I sometimes have a few drops of essential oils too. This works even better for my skin than cocoa/shea/mango butter blends, and I never have clogged pores then. Recently I've found Weleda Pomegranate body oil, which might be the best thing I have used on my body so far.
 

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I wouldn't use cocoa butter or shea butter on the face. Cocoa butter will clog the pores and shea butter is way too greasy IMHO. I much prefer kokum butter for the face. Babassu is another option, which is like coconut oil but non-clogging.

Jane, what kind of rice powder do you use?

I prefer light body butter -- more of a souffle.
 

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I like my DIY body butter the best, although it was meant to be a hand cream! Smells calming and soothing, and the smell can be changed.
 

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I wouldn't use cocoa butter or shea butter on the face. Cocoa butter will clog the pores and shea butter is way too greasy IMHO. I much prefer kokum butter for the face. Babassu is another option, which is like coconut oil but non-clogging.

Jane, what kind of rice powder do you use?

I prefer light body butter -- more of a souffle.
Sorry... I didn't see the question.
Coastal Scents: Rice Powder
It's nice and smooth. Kosher Grade Natural Rice Powder. It feels like cornstarch but its not. Its got the same squeak. I don't mind the feel of shea butter. Mind you, my second batch had more jojoba and grapeseed that the original recipe and 2x the amount of rice powder. It really cuts that greasy feel.
 

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Hi. Sorry I missed your msg. No, I didn't get my recipe from Coastal Scents. I just whipped it together myself. Mixing is fun.
 
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