Body Butter is made up of mostly natural butters and oils, these are very nourishing and can penetrate our skin making it visibly smoother, moisturised and silky soft. When used in your daily skincare routine, there is simply no comparison, you will never go back!! As with all-natural products a little Body Butter goes a long way.

Using Body Butters are one of the best ways to nourish and care for your skin. Some butters you can you use by themselves as a very minimalistic skincare routine, others will need to be combined with other butters, oils, or other ingredients to be applied easily. Most will require a little more effort to rub in than your typical skincare cream, but worth it, since butters do not contain water, they do not dry out your skin or require preservatives to stop spoilage.

Different Butters will benefit different skin types, and there is a butter or combination of, to suit pretty much every need. These butters melt on contact and are absorbed quickly, they are hydrating and beneficial to our skin. They are in cosmetics such as lip sticks/balms, soap, creams, haircare and sunscreen. Personally, I think it is important to understand the ingredients in your skincare as they are what your body absorbs every single day!!
Listed below are the Butters that are in River Bush Block’s Products and some information on their texture and benefits they have due to their antioxidants, vitamins, fatty acids and even their SPF factor!!

Cocoa Butter – (Cacao or Cocoa)

Cocoa Butter is an edible fat obtained from the cacao bean pod. It is one of the most popular and well-known butters, it is naturally high in vitamin E to help hydrate and soothe skin it also contains natural antioxidants. It is also a fantastic thickening agent and you will often find it in lipsticks, lip balms, soaps and creams. It also helps to create an amazing whipped body butter. The texture of Cocoa Butter tends to be creamy and yellowish in colour and has a dreamy chocolate scent, it feels and smells fantastic on your skin.

Shea Butter

Shea butter is a fat extracted from the nut of the African Shea Tree. Shea Butter is another well-known and popular body butter.  It is high in vitamins A, E and provides collagen (to assist prevention of skin aging & wrinkles). Shea Butter also contains fatty acids. Unrefined Shea Butter will have a noticeable nutty aroma with a faintly yellowish colour, you can apply this directly to your skin or can be combined with other ingredients. Also did you know it contains a natural SPF factor (of about 6) so you will find Shea Butter in all good Natural Sunscreen’s.

Mango Butter

Mango Butter comes from the kernels of the tropical Mango tree. It contains more fatty acids than Cocoa and Shea Butter making it a more intense moisturiser. This butter provides skin softness, soothing and moisturising properties and is a natural emollient. Mango butter tends to be rich, white in colour with a mildly sweet scent. Due to its texture its best to combine with other butters or oils to make it more pliable for use on the skin.

Tips to get the most out of your natural body butter

  • Keep in a cool place, out of direct light, the sunlight degrades the ingredients.
  • Body Butter is a natural product and does not contain stabilisers, therefore your body butter is very much like the butter you eat.  It varies in texture depending on the environment it is kept in.  If your body butter melts due to being kept in a hot room, just pop it in the fridge until it is firm again, then keep in a cool place out of direct light. This does not affect the product just the consistency.
  • Use a small amount on your skin, it does not contain any fillers so a little goes a long way. If you use to much you will be a little greasy, don’t panic it does sink into your skin it just takes some time.


RBB’s Body Butters are made with gorgeous natural ingredients.  A blend of butters and botanical oils that have been whipped to produce a beautiful thick, creamy body butter that is ridiculously healthy for you and your skin.  Lavender & Calendula Body Butter contains a blend of Butters, Calendula and Lavender infused botanical oils, it has a beautiful light scent which comes from the botanicals.  A perfect moisturiser for the whole family.  Signature Body Butter contains a blend of butters, botanical oils and a beautiful blend of essential oils which smells incredible, not at all overpowering and only those in your personal space get to smell its gorgeous aroma.