When it comes to soap making, let’s face it, everything’s better with butters! Plant ‘butters’ are natural plant fats which are extracted from plants, and used in soap, skincare and haircare. They offer numerous benefits, but are primarily praised for their moisturising properties. With a variety of options available, such as mango butter, cocoa butter, kokum butter, shea butter, and more, butters are a must when crafting luscious skin care products.
Mango butter is extracted from the shelled fruit kernels of the mango and is renowned for its emolliency, softening and smoothing the skin.
Cocoa butter is a rich and luxurious ingredient derived from cocoa beans. It adds firmness and stability to soap, enhancing its durability. This butter is highly moisturising, making it ideal for dry or damaged skin.
Kokum butter is extracted from the seeds of the Garcinia tree and is valued for its emollient properties. It helps restore flexibility and elasticity to the skin. Kokum butter is non-comedogenic, making it suitable for sensitive or acne-prone skin. It absorbs quickly, leaving no greasy residue, and aids in retaining moisture, promoting a healthy and youthful appearance.
Shea butter is a popular ingredient known for its deeply moisturising and healing properties. When added to soap, it forms a protective layer on the skin, preventing moisture loss and soothing dry or irritated skin. This butter is rich in vitamins A and E, which promote skin health and help reduce the appearance of scars and blemishes.
Shea butter oil is a liquid form of shea butter that provides similar benefits but with a lighter texture. It’s easily absorbed by the skin, therefore making it an excellent choice for lotions, creams, and liquid soaps. Undeniably a certified wonder oil, it improves skin elasticity and suppleness, leaving a silky-smooth finish.
Buttery Melt & Pour Soap Bases
These ready-to-use bases simplify the soap-making process while incorporating the nourishing properties of these exquisite butters. They produce creamy lather, cleanse effectively, and leave the skin feeling pampered and moisturised.
Incorporating butters into your soap recipes can offer a multitude of benefits. From their moisturising prowess and nourishing qualities, to their ability to enhance lather and create a creamy texture, butters are truly remarkable additions to your soap formulations. Therefore, embrace the beauty of butter and elevate your soap-making process to new heights!
Discover our recipes that feature butters as key ingredients (click on the images below to view recipe):