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TOP 5 REASONS TO USE NATURAL, HANDMADE LOTIONS

Author: Jane Johnson, Skincare Specialist

There’s a wide variety of lotions on the market today, some of which are better for your skin and body than others. The lotion brands you see on drugstore shelves are mass-produced in factories and typically contain a long list of hard-to-pronounce synthetic ingredients. While major corporations may want you to stick to the brands you’ve always been exposed to in stores and through advertisements, they might not be your best option. There are other lotions available that are made in a much different way: by hand in small batches. While all lotions will offer some benefits, organic, natural, handmade lotions are undoubtedly the better choice of the two. Why? Here are the top five reasons.

They're better for your skin

There’s a wide variety of lotions on the market today, some of which are better for your skin and body than others. The lotion brands you see on drugstore shelves are mass-produced in factories and typically contain a long list of hard-to-pronounce synthetic ingredients. While major corporations may want you to stick to the brands you’ve always been exposed to in stores and through advertisements, they might not be your best option. There are other lotions available that are made in a much different way: by hand in small batches. While all lotions will offer some benefits, organic, natural, handmade lotions are undoubtedly the better choice of the two. Why? Here are the top five reasons.

They're safer

Natural, handmade lotions are made in small batches using ingredients that most people would recognize: coconut oil, jojoba oil, shea butter, fruits, vegetables, and essential oils, just to name a few. Unlike the ingredients used in synthetic, mass-produced lotions, the ingredients used in handmade lotions are not only harmless to the body, but they’re actually beneficial. This is because they contain vitamins, fatty acids, and compounds with anti-inflammatory, moisturizing, and healing properties. These nourishing ingredients support the health of your skin and leave it feeling smooth and hydrated. 

They're fresher and smell better

Mass-produced skincare products use lab-made, synthetic chemicals that enable the lotions to have a long shelf life. This means that a lotion that you purchase at the drugstore could have been made months ago. Conversely, handmade products are made in small batches, meaning the lotion you purchased was likely made a couple of days or weeks ago. Another bonus? When ingredients are natural and organic, the lotion smells way better. Lavender lotion made with fresh shea butter and real lavender essential oil smells so much nicer than synthetic fragrance ever could. 

They're better for the environment

Mass-produced skincare products use lab-made, synthetic chemicals that enable the lotions to have a long shelf life. This means that a lotion that you purchase at the drugstore could have been made months ago. Conversely, handmade products are made in small batches, meaning the lotion you purchased was likely made a couple of days or weeks ago. Another bonus? When ingredients are natural and organic, the lotion smells way better. Lavender lotion made with fresh shea butter and real lavender essential oil smells so much nicer than synthetic fragrance ever could. 

They're cruelty-free

Let’s not forget about our furry friends! Many big-name beauty brands test on animals, which, needless to say, is not ethical. If you’re against animal testing and want to support the humane treatment of animals, buying handmade vegan lotion is the way to go. 

The bottom line

Choosing handmade lotion made in small batches is the best choice when it comes to supporting the health of your skin and body, as well as the planet and animals. It’s time to treat the skin you’re in with respect by switching to what it really needs: handmade lotions made with natural, organic ingredients from the earth.