Posted by Kimberly on May 14, 2011
I’ve spent many hours researching non-toxic alternatives to traditional lotions and facial moisturizers, and I’ve tried quite a few options in the way of natural moisturizers.
My two criteria in my search for great lotion are: 1) safe – something I can feel good about using every day and 2) not ridiculously expensive. Here are the best natural, organic lotions around.
Natural Lotion – Hand & Body
Burt’s Bees Naturally Nourishing Honey & Orange Body Lotion
$10.30 for 8 oz.
Burt’s Bees has long been know for its commitment to creating healthy products and keeping its environmental impact low. All products are paraben, phthalate, petrochemical, and sulfate-free. This lotion has a refreshing, natural scent and is a great hand and body lotion.
This lotion is fragrance- and paraben-free. It’s fairly light and thin, so it’s great for the summer. And it’s not greasy at all. Kiss My Face is another company that’s committed to creating non-toxic personal care products. If you’re looking for a heavier, winter-ready lotion, try Kiss My Face Peaches and Cream Moisturizer.
California Baby was making natural lotions before it was trendy to make natural lotions. Their products focus on children, but they’re safe for babies, they’re safe for adults. This lotion is free of fragrance, as well as nut oils, gluten, soy, oat and dairy. It does contain 0.15% parabens as preservative.
Like other Alba products, this lotion is full of natural, organic ingredients and paraben-free. Plus, it’s unscented. It’s a lighter lotion, so if you’re looking for something to battle dry winters, you might want something thicker. But at under $14 for 32 ounces of lotion, the price is right.
Although the manufacturer (Hugo Boss) is a bit of a surprise, this lotion is free of artificial fragrances and colors, parabens, and petroleum by-products. It also claims to be cruel.....