Top 10 Natural Body Lotions You Can’t Live Without
In the dead of winter, you might be wondering if your skin will ever bounce back. Cracking and dry from the elements outside and the drying heat inside your home or office, your skin is probably craving the most decadent body butter you can find. But will the stuff that smells like strawberry bubblegum do the trick? What's in that tub anyway?
If you're on the hunt for truly nourishing body lotion, you should be looking for one with natural ingredients like shea butter or cocoa butter. Those two ingredients are not only incredibly nourishing, but they're entirely natural, made from plants, and they won't smother your skin like silicones or other synthetic ingredients will.
Natural body lotions should heal and moisturize your cracked and dry skin this winter without all the harsh chemicals you might find in their conventional counterparts. You want pure ingredients that leave your skin feeling smooth and silky. We've selected our 10 favorites, all verified by the Environmental Working Group (EWG) and listed in their Skin Deep® Database.
Top 10 Natural Body Lotions
1. Puracy Organic Hand & Body Lotion
Puracy Organic Hand & Body Lotion offers a lightweight, non-greasy formula that works for even the most sensitive skin types. It's fragrance free, eliminating the most likely source of allergens, and it's packed with organic shea butter and vitamin E, two of our favorite things.
This shea butter body lotion is also free of parabens, silicones, dyes, phthalates, and petrochemicals. If you have a tree nut allergy, this is the product for you, as there are no nut-based ingredients either. It's also gluten free and certified vegan and cruelty free.
2. Just the Goods Vegan Body Butter
Just the Goods Vegan Body Butter leaves out the fillers, preservatives, artificial fragrances, emulsifiers, and stabilizers. It offers only the good stuff in return. In a base of shea butter, grape seed oil, and apricot kernel oil, this product quickly absorbs into the skin to provide maximum moisture and nutrient delivery.
Vitamins A, E, and F are all featured in this formula, in addition to vitamin C, which helps boost collagen production. It comes in six varieties, all fragranced with pure essential oils.
3. Conscious Skincare Natural Body Lotion
We love the philosophy behind Conscious Skincare Natural Body Lotion, which values true organic standards and rich, penetrating products that truly heal dry, irritated skin. Featuring organic ingredients, this hand and body lotion is totally fragrance free (great for sensitive skin) and offers a high concentration of fatty acids by including organic sunflower oil and apricot kernel oil in the formula.
4. Finally Pure Rosemary Mint Hand & Body Lotion
We love this company's whole line of body lotions, featuring special formulas for pregnant women, men, and even baby lotion.
Our favorite variety, Finally Pure Rosemary Mint Hand & Body Lotion, features invigorating rosemary and mint essential oils, jojoba oil, Moroccan argan oil, and avocado oil (rich in vitamin E), along with hyaluronic acid to lock it all in. It's 100% vegan, cruelty free, and gluten free, as are the other products in the line.
5. Attitude Super Leaves Natural Body Cream – Glowing
Attitude describes their products as having "worry-free" ingredients, which we love. Glowing is one of many in their line of body moisturizers for both men and women, each highlighting at least one nourishing botanical ingredient.
This particular blend features red vine leaf extract, a potent antioxidant that offers regenerative qualities. For expecting mothers, Attitude makes a Nourishing body lotion that helps prevent stretch marks.
6. Sea Kind Hydrate Body Lotion — Lavender
Ever wondered why fish contain essential fatty acids? Well, for the most part, it's because of the sea plants and algae in their diets. Sea Kind has developed a proprietary blend of sustainable sea plants, which they use as the nourishing base for all of their lotions, including Sea Kind Hydrate Body Lotion — Lavender.
Alginic acid provides a moisture barrier, locking it in, along with all the other powerful antioxidants and active vitamins in the sea plant blend. We chose the lavender lotion for our top 10 list because lavender is gentle, calming, and relaxing, and who doesn't need some of that?
7. Silk Therapeutics Body Enrich
Silk Therapeutics Body Enrich is on the pricier side, but the ingredients are incredibly pure. Featuring coconut oil, aloe vera, sunflower oil, squalane, aspen bark, and even silk, this product lives up to its name. They're transparent that your tube of natural moisturizer will get you between 25 and 30 treatments, so when you think about it, it's less than two dollars per treatment for the ultimate in pure moisture. Hypoallergenic and totally free of synthetics and waxes, this one might be the most luxurious on the list.
8. Isoi Excellent Lotion
Isoi is an acronym for "I am So Intelligent/Important/Innocent." The philosophy behind this Korean brand is that they want intelligent consumers who care about maintaining healthy skin and using only pure ingredients.
There’s no denying the power of the K-beauty trend. Consumers love that Korean skincare offers a clean, deeply nourishing approach, one we’re all looking for in natural skin care. K-beauty promotes intense detoxification and moisture as anti-aging methods, regardless of the actual age of your skin.
The ingredients in Isoi Excellent Lotion speak for themselves: macadamia nut oil, cocoa butter, panthenol (B vitamin), rosemary extract, melaleuca (tea tree) oil, chamomile flower, licorice, and lavender. The only coloring they use comes from Bulgarian rose or lavender, and the only humectants they use are from beeswax or shea butter.
9. Whamisa Organic Fruits Body Lotion
Whamisa Organic Fruits Body Lotion is one of many in an interesting line of products, also Korean. Whamisa offers body care with fermented ingredients that serve as natural preservatives and also boost the efficacy of the natural ingredients. BDIH and EWG certified, this lotion is organic and vegetarian friendly.
Unlike most body lotions, whose first ingredient is water, this lotion's first ingredient is aloe vera, followed by olive oil, which means that every ingredient in the bottle is there for a reason. No fillers, no fuss. Hazelnut oil, shea butter, beeswax, apple fruit extract, and a number of other fruit ferments combine to create an entirely unique product that we know you'll love.
10. Graydon All Over Face + Body Lotion
Graydon All Over Face + Body Lotion is vegan, cruelty free, and features only essential oils as fragrance. This natural body lotion doesn’t leave a greasy residue thanks to fast-absorbing jojoba oil and olive oil.
Jojoba oil's consistency resembles the makeup of our natural sebum, which prevents blackheads, acne, or other skin conditions from erupting. It also provides consistent moisture. Use this one as a facial moisturizer as well to get the biggest bang for your buck.
Choose the Best
We've given you 10 of our favorite natural body lotions to choose from, so now it's up to you. Whether you're looking for a sensitive skin formula or something that will even out your skin tone, we're sure that the formula for you is on this list. The EWG sets the world standard for skin care (and many other household products) when it comes to how they affect you and your health, so this list is about as good as it gets.
Natural body lotion should be just one part of your overall natural skincare routine. Choosing natural body wash, shampoo, and face moisturizer will help you detox from conventional products and turn over a whole new leaf in your bathroom cabinet. Now that we've helped you pick a body lotion, let us help you choose the best natural facial moisturizer for your skin type. (Hint, we have high standards for that as well!)