11 December, 2012

Lengthy Ingredients

Chocolate is my favorite sweet food. If I want something sugary, I always go for chocolate. I have this deliciously chocolate scented body butter that smells exactly like the real thing, but is unfortunately inedible. I’d been eying the edible body butter for a while and decided to add it to a recent order. It wasn’t something I was like, “yeah, I want that now!” as much as it was, “Eh, it’s been on my wish list for months, I guess I will just buy it now.” The edible body butter is available in flavors: cherry, peach, strawberry, and chocolate. I purchased the body butter from this sex shop I trust.
The body butter arrives packaged exactly as shown on the product page. The plastic jar is seated in a paperboard box showing a woman’s mouth with her tongue out and chocolate pouring down on it. The front simply says the flavor of the body butter and that this is a body butter. On the bottom of the box, you’ll find the ingredients. This product is made in the USA by Doc Johnson Enterprises.

Inside the box, the jar also has the ingredients listed on the top. The jar itself is pretty plain. It has simply a sticker on the top with a bit of information. The sides and bottom are just plain, clear plastic. For that reason, this product is very discreet. The jar doesn’t even say this product is edible, so it just looks like fragranced body butter. The jar contains four ounces of body butter.
Water, Safflower Oil, Shea Butter, Theobroma Cacao, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Cetearyl Olivate, Sorbitan Oleate, Glycerin, Grape Seed Oil, Beeswax, Flavor (Aroma), Hydrolyzed Corn Starch, Jojoba Seed Oil, Theobroma Grandiflorum Seed Oil, Algae Extract, Cetyl Palmitate, Sorbitan Palmitate, Alanine, Arginine, Betaine, Glutamic Acid, Glycine, Lysine, Proline, Serine, Sodium PCA, Sorbitol, Threonine, Tocopheryl Acetate, Mango Fruit Extract, Papaya Fruit Extract, Pineapple Fruit Extract, Butylene Glycol, Alcohol Denatured, Potassium Acesulfame, Diazolidinyl Urea, Potassium Sorbate, Sodium Benzoate.
Compared to most lotions, that is a LOT of ingredients. It is important to note, though, that ingredients listed first are the largest ingredients in products. That means this has a lot of oils and Shea butter as the main ingredients, all of which are good for your skin. This does have glycerin in it but no sugar. Any flavorings are provided from natural oils and from cacao seeds. While I have somewhat sensitive skin, especially right now when it is very dry, I did not notice any irritation from the body butter.
The consistency of the body butter is not that of actual body butter. Body butters are very thick. This stuff is light, fluffy, and easy to scoop out. It looks almost like a whipped cream. It’s very easy to apply and massage into skin. The body butter is a light brown color, almost exactly like that of chocolate Cool Whip. It does not have any sparkle or glimmer to it. When applied, it rubs on clear.

This body butter has the most amazing fragrance ever. It smells like warm, buttery chocolate frosting! I love the fragrance, but I hate how it makes me want to devour chocolate cake. The fragrance is not overpowering at all. I can lightly smell it from about 2 feet away. It’s only strong if you put your nose right over the container. I’ve noticed if I put my nose right on my skin after applying this, it does have a slightly unpleasant odor to it that is mostly masked by the chocolate scent. It’s kind of like stinky marshland.
My first action upon receiving this in the mail was to rip open the packaging and taste the body butter. I’m a proud chocoholic and will taste pretty much any chocolate flavored product. When licked off a finger, this tastes at first very sweet, buttery, and chocolate-y. Right after the initial taste, I do get a brief bitter taste. The after taste is the same as the initial taste. I am thinking the bitter taste is provided by other ingredients such as those meant to keep the product fresh. When massaged into skin and given a while to absorb, this only has a tiny sweet taste to it.
When massaged into skin this feels very good. It’s a bit greasy, but not too bad. It didn’t take too long to absorb into my skin, though that could have been because of how dry my skin is from working in a very dry retail store. Once this fully absorbs, it does not feel greasy or sticky. I don’t think it would work well for a massage because of how quickly it absorbs. If it were a bit greasier, it would be perfect for massages. When licked, the body butter does not feel sticky at all.
Aside from having a lover rub this into your skin and gently lick it off, you can use this as a regular lotion. It’s very moisturizing and leaves skin feeling refreshed, so it would be a great choice for an after-shower lotion. Since the fragrance hangs around for quite a while, even after the body butter has dried, you will want to pick body sprays and perfumes that don’t clash with the chocolate scent.
Like I said before, this body butter is pretty discreet. It would make a good gift for anyone if you discarded the outer packaging prior to gifting it. The jar does have a safety seal on it inside the packaging. It would look nice if given in a gift basket full of body lotions, washes, and sprays or if placed in a gift basket with massage oil and other edible body products.
I highly recommend trying this stuff out. The price tag on it is pretty low at $7.99. You get a pretty good amount of body butter for the price. I like that this contains a lot of good-for-your-skin ingredients, but at the same time I don’t like the extensive list of hard-to-pronounce chemicals.
I give the edible body butter 4 out of 5 stars.

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Edible body butter by Doc Johnson



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