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Top 10 Natural Body Care Products

Top 10 Natural Body Care Products

Although we often lean toward the DIY side of beauty–it’s also great to know that there are commercial products being produced that are safe, luxurious, and conscientiously made.

A while back we posted the winners of Natural Solutions Magazine’s Beauty with a Conscientious Awards for Best Beauty Products for the Face as well as Best Natural Makeup and Perfume.

Finding truly pure skincare proved no easy task for the magazine, as even products marketed as “natural” can come packed with hormone disrupters, carcinogens, toxic by-products, and heavy metals. Knowing the link between this unnecessary toxin exposure and serious health concerns, they made the decision to honor companies that use only the cleanest, healthiest ingredients available.

They had their work cut out for them. Some ingredients, like parabens, were no-brainers to banish, but other ingredients were hard to even just pronounce. They decided to use the comprehensive and well-researched Whole Foods Market’s Premium Body Care standard, which deems over 250 toxins unacceptable in personal care products. They used their research as a basis for the award criteria. Here are the winners for Best Body Care Products:

1. Best Body Cleanser
NaturOli Rich & Invigorating Body Wash
The extra virgin olive oil in this body wash makes it ultra-hydrating and perfect for everyday use. ($23, 8.4 oz; naturoli.com)

2. Best Lotion
Pangea Organics Hand & Body Lotion
We were amazed at how moisturizing this lotion feels considering how light it goes on. And the subtle scent of chamomile, orange, and lavender was a crowd-pleaser; even our male testers enjoyed putting it on. ($17, 8 oz; pangeaorganics.com)

3. Best Body Oil
Bella Lucce Tahitian Body Glaze
Putting on this silky oil actually made us feel like one of those buttery desserts shimmering in the window of a French patisserie. ($26, 3.7 oz; bellalucce.com)

4. Best Body Scrub
Kibio Exfoliating Body Scrub
This scrub left our skin so soft and glowing, we were tempted to use it every day instead of the recommended once or twice weekly. The combination of cranberry, shea butter, and lemongrass makes for a fragrant treat. ($30, 4.7 oz; kibio.com)

5. Best Body Spritz
Origins Organics Silkening Body Spritz
Hate that your lotions never reach that itchy, dry spot on your back? Origins solves the problem with its smart spray-bottle design and hydrating sunflower oil. ($25, 5 oz; origins.com)

6. Best Hand Cream
Bio-Etic Organic Aloe Hand Cream
Forget creams that leave your hands too greasy. This lotion goes on thick but soaks in quickly for around-the-clock moisture. ($23, 2.5 oz; naturenvy.com)

7. Best Foot Lotion
Kneipp Cooling Foot Gel
Our rough calluses couldn’t resist this blend of soothing calendula and almond oil. Plus rosemary essential oil kept foot odor on the down low. ($22, 2.5 oz; kneippus.com)

8. Best Massage Oil
Weleda Arnica Massage Oil
Perfect after a long day hunched over at the office or an intense workout, this therapeutic warming oil is a massage must-have. ($17, 3.4 oz; shop.weleda.com)

9. Best Deodorant
Neal’s Yard Remedies Lemon & Coriander Deodorant
How refreshing that this British import kept us stink-free even after hiking in 90-degree heat. Must be thanks to the spray’s antibacterial lichen extract and the essential oil blend of citrus, sage, coriander, clove, palmarose, and lavender. ($25, 3.4 oz; nyrusa.com)

10. Best Bath Product
Perfect Organics Bath Therapy
The bath bar has been set high by this blend of coconut oil, rose petals, and four types of sea salts. ($23, 8 oz; perfectorganics.com)

Natural Solutions is also hosting a contest to win some of these products, click here.

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1:47AM PDT on Mar 21, 2013

Take a look here,may be it helps,there are many good lotions for your face and at a very low price,i speak from my experience,i have tried for a month different solution but no chance,Finaly one day in a forum told me that there was a their site that was a merchant of skin lotions.
Hope it helps
Source(s):
http://www.goodlotions.com

1:50AM PST on Feb 4, 2013

cool

5:32AM PST on Jan 30, 2013

Thank you for sharing.

11:01PM PST on Nov 14, 2010

Thank you for this article, very helpful.

2:31PM PDT on Aug 27, 2010

I actually LOVE the 19 100% Natural scents that their 100% Natural body line comes in at Delizioso Skincare. They have scents like Nectarine, Chocolate and Strawberries, Vanilla Almond, Strawberries, Berries, and much more! They also have tons of great facial items, baby items, and hair items too! Along with an awesome line of candles.
Check them out:
http://deliziososkincare.com/DeliziosoHome-US.html

2:47AM PDT on May 20, 2010

Need NATURAL products ?
Not Aroma...???
We are here : http://perfumes-and-wellness.com

9:53PM PST on Dec 6, 2008

I personally love these certified organic products at www.miorganicbliss.com - great to see that these guys are serious about creating truly organic products.

6:32PM PST on Nov 25, 2008

Check out this website http://www.cosmeticsdatabase.com/ It shows that many of the organic products out there have harmful ingredients.

8:47PM PST on Nov 14, 2008

Here some eco-friendly beauty secrets at www.newrinkles.com/index.php/archive/fyi-beauty-secrets-eco-beauty/

8:17AM PST on Nov 12, 2008

I was going to write about the supply of soap I bought a year ago which will last at least a few more years at a cost of 2 of the products listed. I too am disappointed to read about "eco friendly" for teens/adults/families at the inflated Whole Foods prices but the point of the article wasn't DIY (which is cheaper, healthier, and supportive of local/small companies), but what works for those who can't be bothered to DIY or search out local companies. Personally, I think it's okay during gift-giving season to see that there's a list of "healthier alternatives" for skin care, but like many of the other readers, it would be nice to read a similar top 10 list not sponsored by Whole Foods (maybe surveying the readers for their top products as Allure does?) from Care2 with affordable items, ie soaps from soapsandsundries.com (my favourite), the deodorants and links from the other commenters--something which can be easily found by other readers who don't want to scroll through all of the comments.

That's just me. Peace

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