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April 10th, 2008

Natural Body Butter by Mercola

by Tim, No Comments »

body butter

Ah yes a product review.

So every now and then I like to use some lotion. I mean… sure I am a dude, but I can still get annoyed with dry skin. Sometimes after washing my hands several times, doing the dishes, or failing to get as much water in my diet as I should, I feel a bit dry.

As I mentioned in a previous post about the sun, I don’t like to put stuff on my body that I wouldn’t eat. Since things we put on the skin are absorbed into the bloodstream I think care should be taken for these things as well.

In the past, I have used olive oil and coconut oil as moisturizers. Both work well but sometimes can be a bit annoying to apply and use with clothes. Recently I stumbled upon an excellent product: Body Butter by Mercola.

Check out the ingredient list:

Organic Aloe Vera

Organic Coconut Oil

Organic Jojoba Oil

Monolaurin

Organic Shea Butter

Organic Mango Butter

Natural Palm Oil

Distilled Water

Emulsifying Wax (plant based)

That‚Äôs what I like to see. If you are not sure what anything is on a label it is best to research it a bit before you eat it or put it on your skin. I had heard of monolaurin before and knew it was derived from lauric acid‚Ķ so I knew it was good…. but I had to look that one up. That‚Äôs when I saw and remembered one of the best naturally occurring sources of monolaurin is breast milk smile.

So I like putting this on my skin… knowing what the ingredients are. And it feels just about how I would like it to… not runny. It is rather expensive though. I think it costs like $12 for one little container. It does last a while though especially if you are judicious with the application.

Out.






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