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Reviewing a 100% natural and 98% organic intensely moisturising body butter from Lyonsleaf

This product was kindly gifted to The Happy Sage by Lyonsleaf. This article contains affiliate links - full disclosure here.

a jar of lyonsleaf body butter photographed on a stone wall in a country garden

Natural skin care products are getting more and more mainstream, which is great news for skin and the planet! There are many ingredients to avoid in skincare products and by choosing to buy natural skin care you can be sure you are giving them all a miss.

I spend a lot of time testing and reviewing natural skin care products and am delighted that there are so many small companies developing and producing products. There has never been a better time to try going natural in your skin care and make-up products!

I was delighted recently to receive a jar of Lyonsleaf Body Butter to try out which has earned FreeFrom Skin Care and Green Parent Beauty Awards.


Lyonsleaf are a natural skin care company based in the Mendip Hills in Somerset who produce award winning 100% natural skin care products, suitable for even the most sensitive of skins.

Lyonsleaf Body Butter

The product comes in a 120ml glass jar with an aluminium lid in a cardboard box. The product is extremely concentrated and you need only a tiny amount, a little goes a long way. I have been using the product for weeks and I still have about half a jar left.

The product itself is pale yellow in colour and is soft and easy to get out of the jar with your finger tips. The balm has a very mild smell, I can only just pick out a mild vanilla from the benzoin and then the palmarosa. It is 100% natural and has 98% organic/wild harvest ingredients. I'd say that the scent of this, which also contains clary sage and patchouli, would be suitable for both men and women, and it's not at all strong. Once it's applied, if you wear perfume or anything substantial in smell, it won't clash.

Lyonsleaf Body Butter - ingredients

Cocos nucifera (coconut) oil** • butyrospermum parkii (raw shea butter)** • persea gratissima (avocado) oil** • helianthus annuus (sunflower) oil **• tocopherol (natural vitamin e) • styrax (benzoin) resin • essential oils of pelargonium graveolens (geranium) and salvia sclarea (clary sage) • calendula (calendula flower) extract**.

Note: the essential oils contain: citral • geraniol • benzyl benzoate • benzyl cinnamate • limonene • linolool.

** organic (98%)

Lyonsleaf Body Butter - what the ingredients do

  • Coconut Oil - is softening and lubricating and good for sensitive skin

  • Shea Butter - a creamy butter which comes from the nuts of the shea tree Shea butter is deeply nourishing and rich in nutrients for the skin. It helps promote skin elasticity and healing

  • Avocado Oil - good for skin regeneration and helps to keep moisture in the skin

  • Sunflower Oil - deeply moisturising and contains a blend of vitamin e and fatty acids

  • Vitamin e - good for boosting the skin's regenerating properties

  • Styrax Benzoin Resin - superb for dry and chapped skin

  • Essential Oils - palmarosa for cell regeneration, clary sage for inflamed or puffy skin

  • Marigold Flower Extract - one of my favourite healing ingredients. Superb for calming down redness and irritation and a wonderful skin rejuvenator.

How to use Lyonsleaf Body Butter

Use just a small amount of the product at a time. I found it best to take a little out on the end of my fingers and warm it in my hands before applying to my legs, arms or body. I found it really nice to have a hot bath at night and then use the body butter so that after my shower the next morning my skin would still be really soft.

If you have a shower and then use the body butter and leave it on for a few hours, you can shower it off and then apply fake tan to perfectly moisturised and plump skin, you get a great finish!

You can use the body butter anywhere on your body where you have dry skin, such as feet, knees or elbows, but I wouldn't recommend use on any skin that is acne prone, naturally oily or has large pores as the coconut oil in the product makes it unsuitable for those types of skin areas.

Lyonsleaf Body Butter review

The body butter worked well on my super sensitive skin and it moisturised deeply, even on dry flaky shins. I found it very economical to use and love the fact that it is 100% natural and 98% organic/wild harvest.

You can get a better results by exfoliating first (read all about the benefits of exfoliating).

All the ingredients in this body butter are skin friendly and will help boost the natural barrier of the skin to help keep it strong and supple, which is something that we need to take more care with as we get older.

Continued use of the body butter has kept my skin in tip top condition and I now use it all year round. I don't use it every day and sometimes I just have a bath or a shower and apply before I go to bed for an overnight total body conditioning treat!

A 120ml jar of Lyonsleaf Body Butter costs £19.99 and you can also buy an 8ml sample of the product for £1.99 if you fancy trying it out first.

Don't forget, yu can get a special 20% off your Lyonleaf Body Butter and other products by using code HappySage20 at the checkout!

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