When I was formulating BGLH Marketplace butters, I started by tackling the two biggest issues people have with body butter: greasiness and hardness. Greasiness because the mixture is just butter and oil, and hardness because shea, cocoa and mango butter are incredibly dense and can be almost rock-like.
My solution was 3 fold:
- Select THE RIGHT oils to go into each mixture. I researched which oils absorb into the body quickly while still providing deep moisture.
- Get the right oil to butter ratio. Raw butter needs oil to soften it up. But too much oil and the mixture will be gloopy and greasy. Too little and it will harden when it sets.
- Whip the mixture to within an inch of its life, 🤣. That’s right. The secret is in the whipping! Each batch of butter we make is whipped for 40 minutes to 3 hours! We add so much air that it TRIPLES the volume of the base mixture we start with!
The result is that BGLH Marketplace butters are not heavy or greasy. They are whipped to light, airy perfection so you get deep moisture without all the mess.
And this non greasiness remains even when butters melt. Remember, you still have light oils in your mix, and a good oil to butter ratio. Plus, despite having reverted back to more of a cream (which our body butter does when it melts) it’s still incredibly soft from the whipping process.
Many of our customers reference the lightness and non-greasiness of our butters in their reviews! Check it out;
Jennifer on Unscented Whipped Shea Butter;
“LOVE IT! I am hooked! I love the consistency, which is light and non-greasy. My skin felt incredibly soft and looked so moisturized after putting the butter on the first time.”
Malik on Coconut Whipped Mango Butter;
“A terrific product you can use all over your body! It’s light and non-greasy which is perfect for warmer months, but tough enough to keep you moisturized during a harsh NYC winter. There’s minimal ingredients so even if you have sensitive skin, there’s no worries.”
Alexandra on Candy Blended Butter;
“The texture is light and fluffy, and leaves my hair and skin moisturized. This smells just like Pez candy.”
Kai on Cocoa Shea Blended Butter;
“I ordered a sample and from the first dip of my finger in the product I IMMEDIATELY regretted not ordering a larger size! This is the lightest, fluffiest, most whipped butter I’ve ever used! It went on so smooth on my face and it left my face feeling so soft! I tried it in my hair and left my hair light and fluffy and feels very moisturized. I was back ordering the larger size within 2 days! I think I’ve met my Holy Grail moisturizer!”