Body Lotion Secrets 101

by Annegret Pfeifer

This month, winter showed its strength again and we enjoyed record cold temperatures with an abundance of snow in Montana. With the drop in temperatures, the humidity was sucked out of the air and I think everyone's skin is experiencing the harshness of it.

This explains why your skin is getting so dry. But why does it not necessarily help to lather it with any old body lotion? 

Here is a secret.

Did you know that the standard body lotion on the grocery store shelf is made with up to 85% of water? With each application of lotion, your skin can eventually be drying out more than it is getting moisturized, due to the evaporation effect of the water.

Here is another secret, that we would like to share with you.

Our lotion has no water in its formulation. We use hydrating and soothing Aloe Vera Juice instead and only up to 45% of it. The rest is filled with nourishing and emollient oils, soothing extracts and pure essential oils. When applied right after you washed your hands or have taken a shower, this lotion is designed to lock in the moisture from the skin and keeps it hydrated and nourished throughout the day. You will feel the difference immediately.

Being the concentrated powerhouses they are, a little goes a long way.

Currently we offer 4 different body lotions in two different base formulas.

  • Light, non-greasy and unscented, our Shea Light Lotion has been designed for sensitive skin and the purist. With only 7 basic ingredients it is a simple formulation while hydrating your skin in an effective yet gentle way. Being unscented it is also a great base to add your own essential oils to enhance your individual scent and healing note. If you are into custom scenting your lotions, we recommend adding between 48 to 96 drops of your favorite essential oil or blend for this 8 fl oz bottle.

Concentrated and nourishing our other three lotions share the same base (a nourishing blend of 4 oils) enhanced with Shea Butter and Organic Aloe Juice. All three bases have high levels of soothing Witch Hazel, Echinacea Root Extract, and emollient Marshmallow Extract. Containing no water and only up to 45% of hydrating Aloe Vera Juice, they are a powerhouse of hydration that will soothe your skin during the coldest and driest winter days.

Balancing Lavender Lotion – our most hydrating lotion with lanolin. Lanolin helps to mend and nourish cracked cuticles and heels. It also adds an additional layer of protection to the skin. With high levels of Lavender Essential Oil, this lotion addresses your skin’s well being on multiple levels. Lavender balances the oil production of the skin, which makes it great for any skin type. With Lavender's strong anti-inflammatory properties it is especially soothing for sensitive and acneic skin. The soft and lovely Lavender and Ylang-Ylang oils also help promote a relaxing and harmonizing scent experience. Wonderful throughout the day, and especially relaxing in the evening.
Antioxidant Body Lotion – here we added the uplifting scent of Lemongrass to make you feel invigorated and refreshed. This body lotion will bring a smile to your face and you will feel ready for what the morning has to bring. Infused with a powerful antioxidant blend of Wild Strawberry Leaf, Lemon Balm and Green Tea Extracts, it will protect your skin from free radical damage during an active day. An invigorating and nourishing lotion for normal to dry skin types.
Antioxidant Light Lotion – Unscented. Catering to the purist again, we left out the essential oils to avoid any scents. Still deeply hydrating and nourishing. Some will enjoy that it is unscented, others may use it as a wonderful base to add your own essential oils to.

Make dry winter skin a thing of the past by using hydrating and nourishing hand & body lotions. It will feel so good and nourishing to your winter skin.


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