This body butter has been a family (and friends) favourite for years, way before LEGRA was formed. It’s been a remedy for after sun care, stretch marks, foot care, dry knees and elbows, hair care, lip balm, eye makeup remover, tattoo conditioner and obviously deeply moisturising skin from head to toe! With a few tweaks to scale up, we’re delighted to finally launch it into our LEGRA range of natural bodycare. We wanted to share with you, the butters and oils that make this multi-purpose product so special: Shea butter – known for its high content of fatty acids and its naturally occurring Vitamins A + C, with its anti –inflammatory healing properties. It’s a highly effective emollient which means that it traps moisture in the skin. It’s also high in linoleic acid which has anti-inflammatory effects on the skin and hydration boosting properties aiding eczema and other skin conditions. Cocoa butter – People have used cocoa butter for its health benefits for hundreds of years - high in fatty acids, it’s known to hydrate and improve elasticity in the skin, the fat in Cocoa Butter forms a protective barrier over the skin to retain moisture. Cocoa butter is also rich in natural plant compounds called phytochemicals. These substances may improve blood flow to the skin and slow skin aging by protecting against damage from the sun’s harmful UV rays. It’s highly regarded as an effective way to keep stretch marks at bay during and after pregnancy and can help even out skin tone. Mango seed butter – contains several vitamins that are known to benefit skin and may be especially beneficial for moisturising dry skin. It’s packed full of antioxidents that protect the skin against free radicals (damaging particles in the air). Mango butter contains vitamin A, an antioxidant that stimulates the skin’s natural renewal process. It encourages the skin to produce new, healthy skin cells, improves the skin’s texture and elasticity, and protects the skin against damage caused by UV radiation. Cold pressed hemp oil – known to be helpful to those suffering from inflammation and skin conditions primarily because of its essential polyunsaturated fatty acids including omega-3s and omega-6s. Cold-pressed hemp seed oil is particularly rich in the essential omega fatty acids, vitamins A and E, and minerals (magnesium, calcium, potassium, zinc, iron, phosphorus, etc.), vital nutrients for promoting healthy cell growth and development. Hempseed oil is different from CBD oil in both chemical structure and nutritional profile so no, you won’t get high from using it. J Avocado oil - Avocado oil contains a high percentage of Vitamin E, as well as potassium, lecithin, and many other nutrients which can nourish and moisturise your skin. The oleic acid also promotes collagen production, which helps grow new skin. This accelerates the healing process, helping with issues like sunburn and like Grapeseed oil, is also helpful to aid the healing of a tattoos. Grapeseed oil – grapeseed oil is a byproduct of winemaking, once the wine is made the grapeseeds left behind are pressed to create grapeseed oil. It’s lightweight and non-greasy, grapeseed oil is the perfect light oil to add into our formula, it’s rich in beta-carotene, essential fatty acids and vitamin E which means that it’s great to protect the skin from damaging free radicals. It’s also widely thought to relieve anxiety and stress.