What Is Body Butter and Why Do I Need It?

What Is Body Butter and Why Do I Need It?

Body butter – it’s just like lotion, right?

Wrong! While lotions and balms can do great things for dry skin, for intense moisture and hydration, body butter is what your skin needs. Body butter can be thought of as a lotion but amplified. Utama Spice natural body butter is filled with natural ingredients that the skin wants to absorb.

The first difference you’ll notice with body butter, when compared to lotions and balms, is that it’s quite a bit thicker. This is due to its base of natural virgin coconut oil, the main ingredient responsible for transporting moisture deep into your skin.

The thickness and intensity of body butter also helps to lock in moisture, so you worry less about reapplying your moisturizer throughout the day.

When to use body butter

The best way to apply body butter is right after your daily shower or bath while your skin is still damp. Leaving a little bit of moisture on the skin, rather than wiping it away with a towel, will provide additional moisture for the treatment to work with and seal into your skin.

When applying body butter, place a dollop at a time onto your skin and rub in using firm broad strokes until the product has fully  absorbed.

For hands and feet, which often see the most stress from everyday use, body butter can provide deep moisture to calm and soothe your skin overnight. If your hands or feet are exceptionally dry, use a liberal amount of body butter before bed, and cover the area with gloves or socks over night. When you wake, you’ll have supple, healthy skin that’s ready to show off.

Do you use body butter to help keep your skin moisturized? Please share your experience in the comments below. Questions? Post them below and we’ll be happy to help.



81 thoughts on “What Is Body Butter and Why Do I Need It?”

  • Sarah AlTahan
    by Sarah AlTahan

    Ohhh i luv how they explained the diff between body butter and lotions! Quite interesting!

    • Shawn Wheeler
      by Shawn Wheeler

      I'm happy to know the difference between lotion and body butter. I will definitely be buying more body butter and less lotion. I love for my skin to feel soft and touchable. Information that is now available to consumers like me is great. What is portrayed by companies is obviously not always the truth. As a consumer, I am grateful for the honesty of companies like you.

  • Suzanne Stewart
    by Suzanne Stewart

    I just recently tried body butter, and it makes a world of differene compared to lotion.

    • Lisa Ramsey
      by Lisa Ramsey

      I love body butter!

  • allison stephenson
    by allison stephenson

    I have very dry skin when fall starts. Body butter keeps my hands from cracking!

  • Deb E
    by Deb E

    Body butter works so much better for my feet since they need extra moisturizing. Lotion just doesn't seem to last as long as the butter.

  • Cameron
    by Cameron

    I prefer body butter and really like these tips.

  • Carrie Lancon
    by Carrie Lancon

    I love how informative this is.

  • Robert Hogan
    by Robert Hogan

    I'm going to have to try this for elbows

  • Philip Lawrence
    by Philip Lawrence

    I like that body butter is thicker than lotions.

  • Jennifer D Raska
    by Jennifer D Raska

    I need body butter because i am getting older and i use it to keep my skin looking and feeling moist and glowing.

  • Bridget Calfee
    by Bridget Calfee

    Great information I really like body butter

  • Heather H.
    by Heather H.

    I love how informative this is. it is great stuff!

  • Taryn T
    by Taryn T

    I love this distinction! I also need to have something to moisturize my skin. Thanks for the info.

  • Teana
    by Teana

    Thanks for the information :) I also like how body butters are much thicker than regular lotions are.

  • Carol LuBien
    by Carol LuBien

    Body butter feels better!

  • Irena
    by Irena

    I love shea body butter

  • Sonia P
    by Sonia P

    Body butter is all natural and you need it to moisturize your skin.

  • Michele McDonnell
    by Michele McDonnell

    I have extremely dry skin and need something to help I'm glad I came across this article. Instead of Gold Bond Diabetic Lotion I'm going to try some Body Butter. Sounds like it will work better then the other's I have tried. Thank you so much for this article.

  • veronica sandberg
    by veronica sandberg

    I have dry skin. This looks like a better option then what I have been using.

  • Karen Schymanski
    by Karen Schymanski

    I love body butter - muck better than lotion in the dry winter air.

  • Sam
    by Sam

    And I thought body butter was the same as lotion... always learn something new.

  • Sandy Adams
    by Sandy Adams

    I love me some body butter. I can't wait to try this scent.

  • Young M
    by Young M

    I love using body butter! My skin does get very dry, especially in the wintertime.

  • Dawn Williams
    by Dawn Williams

    I would love to try this after reading the information on it.

  • Cheryl J
    by Cheryl J

    Body Butter is such a treat; love it.

  • Lance
    by Lance

    Can't wear socks to bed, feet get to hot.

  • Carla W.
    by Carla W.

    I LOVE body butter in the winter and the summer especially.

  • Sabrina Zehner
    by Sabrina Zehner

    I love body butter it feels so good and seems to soak into my skin better.

  • Paul Gardner
    by Paul Gardner

    I really like to use body butter, it works really well for the skin

  • James Stringham
    by James Stringham

    Coconut oil is great for lots of uses.

  • Heather M
    by Heather M

    I love utilizing body butter in the winter when my skin gets super dry. Coconut is a bonus natural in body butter.

  • Lanie
    by Lanie

    I love body butter and have been using it for 20 years now. In the winter time it is a skin saver :)

  • Dolores Miranda
    by Dolores Miranda

    Oh I absolutely love body butters!

  • Rachel Mertz
    by Rachel Mertz

    Just a little dab with do you. It doesn't take much - but it goes a long way!

  • Sheila f.
    by Sheila f.

    This sounds wonderfully rich and will be needed with the drying effect of the upcoming winter months🌱

  • Rosanne
    by Rosanne

    I've gotten it as gifts but I never knew how to use it until I read this about putting it on after the shower. It would go on easier.

  • Christel Elliott
    by Christel Elliott

    I love using body butters

  • lydia goodman
    by lydia goodman

    I need to try body butter for my elbows and feet!



  • Jamie Martin
    by Jamie Martin

    Appreciate you letting us know.

  • C.Holstein
    by C.Holstein

    Have not used body butter in years. I ran across this for a reason.

  • Dawn D.
    by Dawn D.

    Great for winter skin.

  • Heather Hebron
    by Heather Hebron

    love body butter

  • MD Kennedy
    by MD Kennedy

    I cannot live without a body butter! Every morning just after the shower and at night before bed, all over!

  • Laura Lanza
    by Laura Lanza

    it's lotion X10

  • Scott Lowery
    by Scott Lowery

    seems worth a try

  • Catherine Lewis
    by Catherine Lewis

    I haven't used body butter before. I would love to find a cure for my dry skin!

  • Kathy Lane
    by Kathy Lane

    I have never tried body butter before and I suffer from very dry skin. I need to check in to using body butter to see if I can relieve the dry and itchy feeling.

  • marlene a harris
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  • Sarah N
    by Sarah N

    I always forget about body butter but this is the perfect time of the year for the reminder!

  • dianna L kingsley
    by dianna L kingsley

    wow sounds nice ill have to try it

  • Aubrey Scott Daniels
    by Aubrey Scott Daniels

    Thanks for explaining the difference!

  • David McCormick
    by David McCormick

    Body Butter is also great for stretch marks!

  • Diana Haggerty
    by Diana Haggerty

    Love body butter!!

  • Sandy Reis
    by Sandy Reis

    I have never tried body butter but its definitely on my list to do now!

  • Kimberly Callaway
    by Kimberly Callaway

    Oh my the ingrediants in this body butter sound just heavenly for my skin. I will be ordering some of it for me as well as a gift for my sister who loves products like this..

  • Kay Z
    by Kay Z

    I know I should moisture more! Great info!

  • Marlene Bresnen
    by Marlene Bresnen

    crossing fingers

  • Jeanne Coulombe
    by Jeanne Coulombe

    I love body butter it keeps my skin soft during our long winter months so my skin don't get deep cracks and bleed.

  • Lila Elara
    by Lila Elara

    Omg yes body butter always feels way better on my skin compared to normal lotions.

  • Nicholas Miller
    by Nicholas Miller

    good to know

  • susan a.
    by susan a.

    Love Body Butter - it is so nourishing

  • Tena
    by Tena

    As someone with perpetually dry skin Im always interested in what items can benefit me. Interesting read

  • Brigitte Bauman
    by Brigitte Bauman

    I enjoyed reading your blog. I am always looking for products to help with my dry skin.

  • Mary W
    by Mary W

    Body butter is great stuff!

  • Judy Savasta
    by Judy Savasta

    Very informative information I did not know this

  • LCKM
    by LCKM

    I probably should use more body butter, maybe it would let me use less petroleum jelly

  • leslie medina
    by leslie medina

    very good info thank you

  • Jerry Adams
    by Jerry Adams

    Body butter is GREAT for dry, winter skin

  • Melissa Lynn
    by Melissa Lynn

    I've heard so many great things about body butters and would love to try them.

  • Brenda Elsner
    by Brenda Elsner

    Never knew what the difference was between body butter and lotion. Thanks for the info!!

  • Christina moore
    by Christina moore

    I would love to try this

  • Cheryl
    by Cheryl

    Everyone benefits from body butter usage.

  • vivian blevins
    by vivian blevins

    good info on body butter

  • vivian
    by vivian

    great info ty.

  • Buddy Garrett
    by Buddy Garrett

    My wife used body butter to moisturize her skin.

  • Sheila F
    by Sheila F

    Whoever came up with the phrase 'body butter'....sheer genious. Just sounds so sensual and sumptuous🌱

  • Dreama
    by Dreama

    Yes! I use body butter DAILY! I rarely use lotion because my skin doesn't absorb it as well.

  • Lindsay Henige
    by Lindsay Henige

    Love a good body butter!

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