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.
Best Natural Lotion – Hand & Body
Burt’s Bees Naturally Nourishing Honey & Orange Body Lotion
Burt’s Bees has long been known 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.
Kiss My Face Olive Oil & Aloe Ultra Moisturizer
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 Super Sensitive Everyday Lotion, No Fragrance
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.
Alba Botanica Very Emollient Body Lotion, Unscented
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.
Hugo Naturals Red Tea & Ylang Ylang Body Lotion
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 cruelty-free.
Natual Moisturizers – Facial
Natural Moisturizer – Facial Alba Sea Moss Moisturizer with SPF 15
Alba’s moisturizer isn’t tested on animals, contains certified organic ingredients, and is free of parabens and synthetic colors. A plus for me is that the scent is very mild and it’s less expensive than similar facial moisturizers.
Nature’s Baby Organics Organic Face and Body Moisturizer
This fragrance-free lotion is made with 70% certified organic ingredients and is paraben and propylene glycol-free. It’s also 100% vegan. Plus, you can use it for the whole family and the price is right.
Amazing Basic, Natural Face Moisturizer with Organic Honey and Vitamin E
If you’re willing to spend a little more on your natural facial lotion, this is the lotion for you. It contains certified organic ingredients, is paraben-free and biodegradable, and is free of artificial fragrances, colors, and petroleum derivatives. But its $36 price might be a turn-off.
100% Pure Caffeine Eye Cream, Organic Coffee Bean
This unique eye cream is free of parabens, petrochemicals, and articial fragrances. Apparently it uses caffeine-rich coffee and tea to reduce swelling and puffiness around the eyes. It’s also made in the USA and not tested on animals.
Have you tried a great lotion that’s not on the list? Share it in the comments below!