After a nice relaxng shower this is nothing more I enjoy than slathering on a thick and heavenly scented body butter. Actually I tell a lie, I do love my body oils as well. So it would only be right that I had a sizable collection of body butters.
Showing you them all would be boring so I thought I would share with you my top 5 which I just can't get enough of.
When it comes to body butters I enjoy yummy scents and something thick but not greasy. I have however included two summery scented body butter as I occasionally like a fruity scent in summer and on holiday and the options below actually comes in travel size as well!
Soap & Glory Smoothie Star Body Buttercream 300ml
£10.50 - Boots here
For me the Soap & Glory body range is split up into two scents - floral & fruity and gourmand & yummy. I personally love the latter scent as I'm not so keen on something such as The Righteous Butter personally, so if you are picking up something from S&G you should be aware at the huge difference in scents and have a cheeky sniff. Rambling aside the Soap & Glory Smoothie Star ticks all the right boxes for me, the whipped texture is perfect, the scent makes me want to eat it, it soaks into the skin quickly and it does actually make my skin softer.
You can read my full review of the Body Buttercream here so I won't go on too much. But if you like really yummy foodie scented products... I'm talking cake/vanilla/popcorn/pistachio then you will absolutely love this!
Nip + Fab Pistachio Sundae Body Butter 50ml (£2.49)
Full size 200ml £8.49 - Boots here
A slightly lighter body butter here but just as yummy! If you have never experienced pistachio scented body products before you may not be expecting such a cakey/foodie scent as it is a nut after all. However pistachio scented products really are to die for if you like anything yummy smelling. Though I should warn you this is quite heavily scented so again having a smell of the tester or a cheeky sniff of the tub would be a good idea as this scent does linger on the skin, which I personally love but some may not like.
For quite a light and smooth body butter this really does hydrate the skin well and it a good one if you want to apply something quickly after a shower/bath. The Nip + Fab Body Butters also come in - Mango Smoothie, Coconut Latte and Cherry Tarte.
Garnier Intensive Nourishing Lotion for Dry/Rough Skin 250ml
£3.14 - Boots here
After seeing so many great reviews of the Garnier Intensive 7 Days range I decided to pick up the Softening Cocoa Butter Nourishing Lotion for Dry/Rough Skin (they do so many different types) and I have been nothing but impressed by it! This technically isn't a body butter but as it's so moisturising and amazing I had to include it. For me this is light but highly nourishing lotion that quickly absorbs into the skin and gets to work. Unlike a lot of cheaper creams that work on a superficial level this really does soften the skin and keeps it that way. A great one for after shaving or on dry areas of the body such as the feet and knees. I also love the cocoa butter scent of this lotion as it gives that yummy comforting chocolate smell that is quite subtle. For the price this is just an amazing product!
Korres Fig Body Butter 150ml
£12.50 - Look Fantastic here
A slightly higher end body butter here but if you love the scent of figs or like slightly unusual scents then this is one for you. Korres are also a great no 'nasties' brand with lovely products that just work. The scent of this is what I love about it most as it makes me think of a warm mediterranean holiday... though for some it may make you think of Christmas! Either way it is just a very different scent for a body lotion/butter which is very easy on the nose. As it is in a tube I would say it is more of a body lotion than a body butter though it is slightly thicker than a lotion and does soften dry skin well.
Champneys Distant Shores Body Butter 300ml
£10.00 - Boots here
Last but not least a very summery body butter which is ideal for taking on holiday as it comes in a 50ml mini travel size for £2.50 here or in-store. As you can see I do have the large tub size of this which is going to take me forever and a day to use up as such a little amount goes a long way. The reason for this is the consistency, it's much more of a jelly feeling body butter that you may be able to see from the inside of the tub image above. This makes it light feeling on the skin but still has the moisturising level of a body butter. The scent of this is quite tropical, my nose picks up grapefruit, lemon and mango the most. A great one to try as a mini first!
Would love to know your favourites!