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5 Natural Lotions, Plus a DIY Recipe

My absolute favorite! This bright, lemony-herb scent is reminiscent of freshly crushed lemon verbena leaves from the herb garden. A wonderful compliment to Lemon Verbena Soap or Gardener’s Scrub Soap, this nourishing shea butter cream replenishes moisture and leaves your skin soft and lightly scented. Keep a jar by the kitchen sink to help soften and heal hardworking hands. It is wonderfully thick, with a soft creamy consistency that spreads easily and absorbs quickly, leaving your skin silky soft and deeply moisturized, without ever feeling greasy. Contains no petroleum-based products, parabens, dyes, or synthetic fragrances. (Frog Goes to Market, $12)

Goat Milk & Aloe Hand and Body Lotion is an all natural, nutrient-packed, extra rich emulsion that packs a hydrating punch and delivers fast relief to dry skin. It absorbs quickly and leaves your skin satiny smooth, not a greasy mess. Grapefruit and Bergamot Essential Oils add a fresh scent that lifts spirits and aids in focus. Made with Shea Butter, Grape Seed and Apricot Kernel Oils and concentrated Goat Milk and Aloe Vera Extracts, the lotion is high in proteins, minerals and vitamins that comfort and soothe dry, irritated skin. (Sweet Stuff Natural, $14)

This body lotion is sexy, plain and simple. So naturally, the maker – a hardcore “Walking Dead” fan – named it “ESSENCE OF DARYL DIXON.” Ha! The scent is made up of a blend of Amber, Sandalwood, Vanilla, Cedarwood and the barest hint of black pepper. Seriously, this scent is delicious. Ingredients: Distilled Water, Sweet Almond Oil, Shea Butter, Avocado Oil, Preservative, Fragrance. (For Vera, $14)

This is my new favorite solid lotion bar. It is perfect for every day use all over and is extremely easy to apply. You can also control how much you put on by pressing down more or less. The scent is amazing! Tangy with a strong undertone, it is suitable fo both men and women. Great to use on your face or to cure any itchy or dry skin. Ingredients: cocoa butter, shea butter, beeswax, hemp oil, jojoba oil, sunflower oil, avocado oil, almond oil, essential oils (tangerine, tea tree), rosemary extract (preservative) and grapefruit seed extract (preservative). (Zoe’s Corner, $8)

This lotion base meets my high standards – and then some! Full of my favorite oils and butters: avocado oil for a a luxurious feel, shea butter to protect and soothe, jojoba and grapeseed oils for weightless emollience without that greasy feeling. Aloe vera hydrates and nourishes and silk amino acids provide a silky smooth afterfeel. Loaded with antioxidant vitamins, and no junk or fillers. Light and quickly absorbed but still super emollient and soothing, this lotion will leave your skin soft, silky and smooth. Perfection! (Firebird Bath Body, $9)

 

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Lo Lankford

Lo Lankford is a recent Los Angeles transplant after a decade in the Big Apple. In her "spare time" (ha!) she used to run a dog rescue called Badass Brooklyn and helped save over 400 dogs. Otherwise? Nerd'do well, whistle blower, proud hillbilly from the sticks.

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6:47AM PST on Jan 25, 2014

Nice, but your list of ingredients includes beeswax. There was another article on Care2 that advised us to leave the bees alone--their honey, their combs, their environment. Alternatives??

3:21AM PST on Jan 25, 2014

Thank you :)

10:04AM PST on Jan 17, 2014

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6:52PM PST on Jan 2, 2014

There are so many natural alternatives now ;-)

2:45AM PST on Dec 20, 2013

Thank you :)

6:23AM PDT on Oct 20, 2013

Given the rather cold temperatures where I live, I have experimented with three of organic coconut oil to one of rice bran oil - melted it as recommended and stirred it till cold - so far, so good!

1:53AM PDT on Oct 20, 2013

Am going to try these recipes just as soon as I can - many thanks.

3:47AM PDT on Sep 21, 2013

Thank you

11:32AM PDT on Sep 3, 2013

Thank you for sharing

10:18AM PDT on Sep 3, 2013

great gift idea, thx!

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