Peace, I'm Buttafly Jonez. I'm doing this "about me" section because I want yall to know about the love and dedication that goes into each and every single jar and container of Buttafly Jonez Body and Hair products.
I began creating body butter to start in 2006. I used to go to places like Bath and Body Works all the time and realized that my skin was becoming irritated by all the chemicals that they put into their sprays and lotions. My skin never healed, the dry skin was just covered up. I began to seek natural products and found that I was breaking my bank account just to have healthier skin, and all it really was.. was "thick lotion" and not real body BUTTER. I began going to farmer's markets and different fairs and found butters that were just "ok" and decided to start making my own. 6 formulas and 4 years later.. I have the purrrfect, paraben free (preservative) Phalate free (hormone) all natural body butter using no mineral oils or petroleum jellies (which just sit on top of your skin and never gets absorbed and is a bi product of crude oil.. eeewww) and are Animal Friendly.
I use it absolutely everyday... and my skin no longer gets ashy, or dry patches if I do not apply it. Buttafly Jonez Co. body products have actually healed mine, and my customers, family, and friends’ skin from irritations, and has made a natural glow on our skin. God gave me the formula to Buttafly Jonez Body products. He is the inspiration to my life and to my business. I feel like God wants everyone to have healthy skin, nails, and hair. Main Ingredients that I use in my products are Coco, Shea, Mango, Apricot Kernel, Coconut butters and OIive oils. These are VERY expensive and high quality products. Luckily, this is my hobby, so my goal is to spread more love and healing than gain of profit on my products.
A few of the nurturing ingredients that I use:
Vitamin E is found in vegetable oils. This natural antioxidant is valued for its soothing, and regenerating properties.
SHEA BUTTER: The natural fat obtained from the fruit of the Karite tree. Shea butter is valuable, nourishing addition to moisturizers for the reduction of wrinkles, improves the elasticity of the skin and protects the skin against environmental aging. Shea butter is known to increase local capillary circulation, which in turn increases tissue re-oxygenation and healing.
OLIVE OIL: Obtained from pressing ripe olives of Olea Europaea. Olive oil is greenish-yellow in color and has a strong, somewhat spicy odor. It has been used by Mediterranean people for centuries both as a food and as a treatment for damaged, dry hair. Soothes, heals and lubricates the skin. Used in my butters as an emollient because of its superior penetrating power.
MANGO BUTTER: A natural fat obtained from the mango fruit, it softens the skin yet leaves it non-greasy and helps protect the skin from moisture loss. Common uses include healing for streach marks, soothes tough skin, relieves itching skin, heals skin rash, treats dry and mature skin, and heals cracks and wounds.
MICA: A natural, pearlescent mineral pigment
APRICOT KERNEL OIL: Prunus Armeniaca. An extremely desirable moisturizer rich in Vitamins A and E, apricot kernel oil is extracted from the inedible kernels found in the apricot pit. Helps skin retain elasticity and suppleness without feeling greasy. Excellent when used on dry or mature skin.
FLAVOR/FRAGRANCE OILS: A cosmetic grade oil used to scent and flavor Buttafly Jonez Skin Care Products.
COCONUT OIL: Cocos Nucifera. The flesh of the coconut is rich in emollient fat and, when pressed, yields a white, sweetly scented, super moisturizing oil, which is a solid at room temperature but easily melts on the skin. coconut oil is the volatile, fragrant oil popularly used in suntan products. It protects skin from the elements by forming a thin film which is not absorbed. Coconut oil is useful as an after sun oil and it is revitalizing to dry, damaged hair. Surfactants derived from coconut oil have good cleansing properties and are known for their mildness.
AVOCADO OIL: Persea Gratissima. A precious, natural oil derived from the flesh of the avocado fruit, a tropical plant from Central America and California. Rich in Vitamin A, Vitamin C, Vitamin E, protein and amino acids. One of the few vegetable oils containing protein, avocado oil penetrates the skin deeply without leaving an oily film on the skin. Promotes the regeneration of scarred skin. Softens and conditions dry, flaky skin and scalp. Stimulates hair growth.
SWEET ALMOND OIL: From the almond. Very emollient, all-purpose oil that is absorbed quickly. Excellent for the skin and nails.
GRAPESEED OIL: Vitis vinifera. Expressed from grape seeds. Rich, soothing, carrier oil that imparts shine and is widely used in hypo-allergenic moisturizers because it does not cause allergic reactions.
LEMON OIL: Obtained from the fresh peel of the Citrus Lemon tree. Known for its astringent and anti-irritant qualities, lemon oil also imparts shine to the hair when added to hair products. Also valued for its characteristic sweet, fruity refreshingly clean, lemony fragrance. Balances overactive sebaceous glands that lead to oily, blemished skin. Clears and enlivens the complexion. Also effective in treating brittle fingernails and in general hand care.
TEA TREE OIL: Indigenous to Australia, Tea tree oil has been used for centuries for a wide range of medical conditions. It is antiviral, antibacterial and antifungal.
LIME OIL: Astringent, antiseptic and non-irritating. Useful in the treatment of acne.
LITSEA CUBEBA OIL: A variety of tropical verbena, this pale yellow essential oil provides antiseptic, disinfectant, insecticidal and stimulating properties as well as its intense juicy fruit fresh scent.
PINK GRAPEFRUIT OIL: Uplifting, cleansing and clearing. Stimulating to the lymphatic system and toning to the skin. If you have a Pink Grapefruit or any grapefruit interactions with some medication, I strongly suggest that you consult your doctor before using products containing pink grapefruit.
PEPPERMINT OIL: Mentha piperita. Refreshing, reviving, fragrant oil or extract from the Mediterranean peppermint plant. Peppermint herb is valued for its cooling, pain relieving and antiseptic effect in bath and facial herbs. When prepared in a face wash or butter it is useful for minor skin irritation and inflammation. Peppermint oil contains menthol, known for its ability to open breathing passages and settle upset stomachs. Peppermint oil is used extensively to flavor candy, chewing gum and toothpaste and, in cosmetics, is used to cleanse and tone. Purifies sluggish skin and pores and is suitable for use on oily skin, acne and blackheads.
CASTILE SOAP: A wonderful cleansing agent using all natural ingredients consisting of water and glycerin blended with oils that are proven to cleanse like olive, coconut, and peppermint oils.
ALOE VERA: The pulpy, expressed juice of the Aloe Vera plant. Aloe Vera is famous for its moisturizing and soothing properties, as well as for its ability to aid in healing.
The body and hair butter is ultra concentrated. Great for men/women who are losing/gaining weight and need a skin protectant to help aid healing to/prevent stretch marks. Great for diaper rash and pregnant women to help prevent stretchmarks. (for diaper rash, i suggest natural). Great for tattoos, (natural selection.) Great for hair!! People I know from Latinos, to Middle Eastern people have tried my butter in their hair. These people have from straight to curly hair. Every ingredient included is proven to help with hair strength and follicle flexibility and skin elasticity, anti-aging, anti weathering, and regeneration.
Buttafly Hair and Body Butter is especially great for Pan African natural hair and loc's because it is clear and non clumpy when rubbed between hands before application! Does not contain Mineral oils or petroleum jellies.
People with Eczema or extremely dry skin use my products and it really works for them. If you have extremely sensitive skin or just do not want a fragrance, choose the unscented selection. All the fragrances I use are cosmetic grade and/or essential oils and do not irritate skin. (I have only received positive reports about my product). Please feel free to e-mail me with any questions.
Natural Product Info
1. Warm/Hot weather warning!!!
Please open your body, face and lip butters carefully!! Due to the warm/hot weather and hotter mailboxes or door steps, the body butter may have melted. DO NOT LEAVE IN CARS!!! Buttafly Body Butter has been designed to soften at body temperature (88 degrees and warmer) for ease in application. Buttafly Body Butter is made of pure butters and oils and no preservatives or stabilizers. If your butter melts there are no Worries!!! Just gently open, stir, and stick it in the freezer covered until it is firm. It is the same product and will work the same. No need to keep it refridgerated after it resolidifys. Buttafly’s body butter may also “bead up” due to natural occurances in the ingredients.
2. Using Natural Products
The Coco butter ingredient may cause a small pellet like effect in Buttafly's Body butter. That is normal and does not indicate that the product is bad. All natural products regroup and/or slightly change form during temperature changes. It's suggested that the butter is rubbed in between hands until clear before application which will melt the butter and cause for easier spread-ability.
Buttafly Jonez does not use stabilizers or preservatives. Because of this, you may find that products like Buttafly’s Hair and Body wash turns brownish or gets cloudy. The Brownish color comes from Vanilla in the fragrance ingredient. Vanilla will turn brown without stabilizers, which are chemicals. It’s not that important to add a chemical to the product to keep it from turning brown, so we don’t do it. The product is great clear or brown. You may also notice that the Hair and Body wash may become cloudy. This may be due to colder temperatures. The plant esters and natural oils become cloudy in very cold weather because they are freezing. Simply move your wash to a warmer area and it will clear up in time. It’s the same wonderful product. The wash also has high viscosity...feels thinner than commercial washes. Thicker washes are nothing but chemicals making them thicker. They do not get you cleaner. Use the same amount of Buttafly’s Body and Hair wash as you would other commercial products. For best results, use a loofah sponge, or your hands. Please shake liquid products before use to ensure that all the wonderful oils are blended properly. FACE MASKS are meant to be used daily as a treatment until finished.
3. About Chemicals, Ingredients, and Expiration
All of Buttafly’s body/hair products are made fresh to order to ensure that you have a long shelf life. Our products do not have ANY preservatives, stabilizers, or added chemicals such as Phthalates (added to perfumes to increase their transparency and longevity. Phthalates are being phased out of many products in the United States, Canada, and European Union over health concerns), Parabens (a class of chemicals widely used as preservatives in the cosmetic and pharmaceutical industries. Parabens are effective preservatives in many types of formulas. These compounds, and their salts, are used primarily known for their bactericidal and fungicidal properties. They are becoming increasingly controversial, however, because they have been found in extremely low concentrations in breast cancer tumors. Parabens have also displayed the ability to weakly mimic estrogen) or imitation “moisturizers” like petroleum, mineral oils, or cheap oils like corn and vegetable blends. Most of Buttafly’s products are great for up to one year after purchase. For an extra long life, it is recommended that you refrigerate a products that you will not use right away. This will increase the longevity of the product. Please refrigerate the face masks upon arrival as the contain real fruit extracts for BEST shelf life. Face Masks should be used before three weeks and kept refrigerated.
Containers are recyclable (highly encouraged) and do not have BHT in it. Please check the codes at the bottom of the bottle for more recycling information.
Much love and enjoy your products! Tell some friends!
About Dred Jewelz
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