Hand lotion has turned into a necessity due to its soothing powers. Owning at least two packs of favorite hand cream is a vital part of our beauty regime. One to be used at home and the other one to permanently stay in the handbag for use while travelling. Climatic and lifestyle changes have been damaging our skin, particularly hands and the only relief seems to be the application of a relaxing hand cream. Ugly and itching blisters, cracks, dry skin and inflammation are the minor hand ailments which should be treated on time otherwise dry and cramped palms area a reason for embarrassment during important meeting, functions etc.
There are lots of hand creams available in the market and choosing one is a difficult task but there are two divisions of the cosmetics products that we all are aware of. First, one being the commercial or chemical based products and the second is organic, which is closer to nature. It’s a strenuous decision to select one due to the overwhelming advertisement, which is all over the place.
It’s always better to try the natural ingredients since the more we stay closer to our surroundings the more beneficial it is to our body. So here I cite all the pros of opting for an organic hand lotion.
Advantages of using an Organic Hand Lotion
Organic hand lotions contain natural products which are chemical free. These are considered safe for our skin. Shea butter, Cocoa Butter, Coconut Oil, Almond Oil, Aloe Vera extract, Beeswax, Vitamin E are some of the main ingredients used for developing an organic hand lotion. These work wonders to the skin without hurting it. Moiturization provided by natural substances tends to stay longer and is more beneficial.
Natural Skin Moisturizers
Aloe Vera, coconut oil, almond oil are all generously used in our skin care regime due to their healing and nourishing properties. When all these ingredients combine to form a cream, it is bound to be providing maximum moisturization without irritating the skin tissues.
Since the ingredients are available around us for no cost at all, these hand lotions too are not pricey and extremely affordable by anyone. It’s actually possible to buy an organic hand cream at a much cheaper rate than a commercial one. The commercial hand lotions contain chemicals which are hard to get and hence are seemingly on the pricier side.
Commercial lotions harm the environment due to the formation of excessive waste produced during their making. There are no such chances in case of organic products since the ingredients are natural and they have to be combined with a simple process which leaves behind no wastage.
Apt for sensitive skin
Natural products do not harm our skin since they are formulated in such a way to suit the needs of a human body. There are no chances to rashes, inflammation and other allergies while using an organic product. Hence people with sensitive skin can go for an organic hand lotion to cure their ailing hands. Commercial products contain preservatives and additives which are the main culprits of skin allergy. Though not scientifically proven , but it is believed that preservatives in cosmetic products can cause different types of skin cancer
The aroma of an organic product is as fresh as the natural ingredient in it. It is always a subtle smell which will not overpower your nose. The scent will calm your senses and lead way to optimism.
Be careful while choosing your Organic Hand Lotion
The marketplace is filled with forgery. Every organic hand lotion might not be a 100% natural cream which we are hunting for. Here are some tips which will help you to select the best hand lotion in the organic industry without getting duped:-
- Check for a USDA label on the hand lotion. If he label is present here it means that the product is 100% natural and doesn’t contain any synthetic oil, lubricants etc.
- Glance through the list of ingredients and make sure that products like coconut oil, almond oil, Vitamin E, Aloe Vera, Shea butter, beeswax, grapeseed oil, lavender oil, cocoa butter, rose oil, rosemary oil, sandalwood oil, olive oil etc are present there.
- Discontinue the use of any product if you face skin allergies and never buy them again
Now that you are aware of the benefits of an organic hand cream, let’s try to make one at home so that you can confidently apply it on your skin without the fear of harming it by using forged products.
How to make Organic hand lotion
- Sweet Almond Oil – ¼ cup
- Grapeseed Oil – ¼ cup
- Vitamin E oil – ¼ teaspoon
- Coconut Oil – 1/8 cup
- Olive oil – ¼ cup
- Beeswax pastilles – 1/16 cup
- Organic hydrosol – ½ cup
- Essential Oil – 8-15 drops
- Use a double boiler to combine all the oils except Vitamin E oil and warm on low heat.
- Add beeswax pastilles to this warm mixture of oils and whisk till the wax melts.
- Place all the ingredients along with hydrosol, essential oil and vitamin e oil into a blender and whisk till the mixture has a creamy consistency.
- Empty into a container of your choice.
- Provide it with a distinctive fragrance using essential oils such as lavender, rose etc.
This homemade creation of yours can beat any store brought product. Use it diligently on your skin to cure dryness and reveal baby soft hands. This moisturizer can also be doubled as a face and body lotion to reap maximum benefits at negligible cost.
Commercial hand lotions may seem to be highly promising but it is always better to opt for a natural option since the results of organic products may take some time to show up but they will definitely last for a lifetime without any side effects.