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The Best Organic Body Lotion For Naturally Hydrated Skin

Don’t stress over dry skin. Here are our favourite eco-friendly and organic body lotion brands, for naturally hydrated skin.

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Our skin is quite literally a big deal. Skin is the human body’s largest organ after all. And our skin has many roles – chiefly forming a protective barrier between the external environment and our internal organs.

However, it’s easy to put skincare low down on our list of self-care priorities. Whether that’s forgetting to apply sunscreen, not drinking enough water, or not keeping your skin hydrated, many of us are guilty – me included – of not giving our skin the attention it deserves.

Although it’s a 1-minute job to slather on some body lotion, with many beauty brands potentially using toxic ingredients it’s hard to know which brands to trust.

The Best Organic Body Lotion Brands for Naturally Hydrated Skin

Jar of moisturiser with blue text box that says the best organic body lotion brands for naturally hydrated skin

Thankfully, there is a swathe of brands out there making natural body lotions packed full of organic ingredients. Some are even curbing plastic usage, by offering refillable bottles or jars. Meanwhile, other brands are cutting out the packaging altogether with clever solid organic lotion bars.

To help you out, here are the Moral Fibres’ favourite organic body lotion brands to help give your dry skin a boost sustainably:

MOAM Organics Santorini Body Lotion

MOAM Organics** are a new British brand worth putting on your radar. Using aromatherapy-led essential oils, MOAM Organics create deliciously smelling organic and zero-waste skin and laundry care products. The stylish refillable aluminium bottles also look great in your bathroom.

Their richly moisturising Santorini body lotion features a luscious blend of organic geranium, bergamot and frankincense oils. This blend has been specially selected to refresh, revitalise and boost your mood. Meanwhile, the organic shea and cocoa butter give your skin that much-needed moisture boost.

MOAM Organics has a raft of sustainability credentials. All of their products are vegan and cruelty-free. What’s more, their organic body lotion is free from Sodium Laureth Sulphate (SLS), parabens, phthalates and phosphates. This makes its rich lotion good for you and good for the environment.

Refills are also available in a pouch format. Rather than binning the pouches when you are done, you can send the empty pouches back to MOAM Organics in the Freepost envelope provided with your order. These will then be 100% recycled by MOAM Organics recycling partners, for zero-waste moisturisation!

Buy the 250 ml body lotion starter set** from MOAM Organics, which includes the refillable bottle for £20 (12.5p per ml). Alternatively, you can buy the organic body wash and lotion starter set** for £38, which includes two refillable MOAM Organics metal bottles.

Evolve Pomegranate & Goji Lotion

Evolve’s deliciously smelling Pomegranate and Goji Aromatic Lotion* helps to nourish and rehydrate your skin using organic, vegan, and cruelty-free ingredients.

This organic body lotion includes shea butter to soften your skin whilst helping to improve elasticity, vegan hyaluronic acid to lock in moisture, and sunflower oil, to nourish. Its refreshing fruity fragrance uplifts, whilst goji berries have brilliant antioxidant properties, that fight off the effect of free radicals.

Whilst it comes in a plastic bottle, Evolve has Plastic Neutral certification. This allows brands like Evolve to calculate and offset their plastic footprint by funding plastic removal projects that remove as much plastic as they dispose of annually.

Buy Evolve’s Organic Body Lotion direct from Evolve* for £18 for 250 ml (7p per ml)

UpCircle Body Cream

UpCircle Organic Body Cream

UpCircle’s organic body lotion cares for your skin with a luscious blend of nourishing organic shea butter, linseed and olive oil. It also contains the anti-inflammatory extract of leftover date seeds. This is a by-product of date farming and helps to reduce waste from the industry.

All in all, it means that this organic body lotion packs a mean punch when it comes to sorting out your skin. It soothes dry or irritated skin with its calming blend of natural ingredients and also helps to reduce inflammation and redness. This leaves your skin feeling soft, smooth and supple, all whilst tackling waste!

What’s also to love is that this body lotion is 100% vegan, cruelty-free, and made in the UK.

Packaging-wise, there’s even more to love. The lotion is fully plastic-free, coming in a glass jar with an aluminium lid. I’ve noticed that some refill shops also offer refills of UpCircle products. If your local refill shop doesn’t offer UpCircle refills, you can use the clever return and refill scheme on the UpCircle website. Here, refills are 20% cheaper to help encourage you to return and reuse your UpCircle jars.

Buy UpCircle’s Body Lotion direct from Upcircle* for £19.99 for 120 ml (17p per ml).

Zero Waste Path Solid Organic Body Lotion

Bar of Zero Waste Path's citrus solid lotion.

Zero Waste Path, the shampoo bar people, have managed to eschew packaging altogether with this clever solid body lotion bar*. Simply glide onto damp skin after showering or bathing, and this rich lotion bar will deeply moisturise your skin.

The solid lotion bar is packed full of natural, pure and simple ingredients, including organic cocoa butter, and organic shea butter for a moisturising treat for your skin. Each bar is scented with bergamot, grapefruit and thyme essential oils, giving it a refreshing and uplifting citrus scent.

Handmade using 100% vegan-friendly and cruelty-free natural ingredients, this bar is also palm-oil-free.

Buy Zero Waste Path’s solid body lotion bar from Friendly Turtle* for £7.50 for 90 g (8p per g/ml).

Beauty Kitchen Hand & Body Cream

Finally, Beauty Kitchen’s organic vegan hand and body cream* is a great multi-tasker for your bathroom.

Containing sustainably sourced ingredients, such as organic aloe vera, sunflower seed oil, and shea butter, this delivers a hefty dose of moisturisation for both your body and hands. It absorbs quickly, with a non-greasy finish.

Available in a range of fragrances – from scent-free for sensitive skins and noses – to herbal, citrus or minty scent profiles depending on your preference.

The organic body lotion comes in an aluminium pump. When you are done this can be returned to Beauty Kitchen via Freepost to be refilled and reused. Alternatively, you can drop the bottles off at your local Holland & Barrett store, which returns the bottles in bulk to be refilled.

Buy direct from Beauty Kitchen* for £8 for 150 ml (5p per ml).

Have I missed your favourite brand? Do let me know in the comments below!

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The Best Eco-Friendly Shower Gel To Get Squeaky Clean

Green your showering regime, with our guide to the best natural and eco-friendly shower gel. From plastic-free shower gel to refill shower gel and more – here’s how you can get squeaky clean the green way.

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While I’m a fan of using super sustainable bars of soap in the shower, I know that some people are not a fan of soap bars. Even though it has been proven that communal soap bars cannot transmit germs, I know more than a few people who won’t entertain the idea of using a bar of soap in the shower.

If washing yourself with a bar of soap in the shower isn’t your thing then don’t worry, I’m not here to preach or pour shame on you. Instead, let me show you some eco-friendly shower gel options. This includes those in plastic-free packaging, as well as clever refill options so that you can still shower sustainably.

The Best Natural & Eco-Friendly Shower Gel

Natural bathing products, with a blue text box that says the best eco-friendly shower gel to get squeaky clean with.

Here are my top natural and eco-friendly shower gel recommendations:

Beauty Kitchen Vegan Shower Gel

Beauty Kitchen plastic-free organic and vegan shower gel and body wash

Beauty Kitchen’s organic, vegan and plastic-free body* wash ticks a lot of the eco-friendly shower gel boxes.

This B-Corp certified beauty product brand makes its shower gel with all-natural and sustainably sourced ingredients. This includes ingredients such as organic coconut and organic sunflower oils. When it comes to the scent there’s nothing artificial here either – essential oils provide the scent.

Beauty Kitchen’s shower gel is available in a range of scents – from minty fresh to zingy citrus, to a relaxing botanical blend. For sensitive skin, there’s a fragrance-free option too.

Packaged in aluminium bottles, you can reuse this durable packaging yourself at your local refill shop. Beauty Kitchen has thought carefully about the reuse potential of their bottles, so the labels adhere with ultra-low tack adhesive so they can be easily removed.

Alternatively, you can send your bottle back to Beauty Kitchen for free and they will wash and reuse the bottles in their next batch. You can do so by post, or if you have a Holland & Barrett store near you, they can be returned here.

Buy direct from Beauty Kitchen* from £8. You can also get 25% off your first order when you sign up for the Beauty Kitchen mailing list. Other retailers include Big Green Smile*, Planet Organic* and Feel Unique*.


Faith In Nature Refill Body Wash

Faith In Nature offers eco-friendly shower gel that you can refill in zero-waste shops across the country. If you don’t have access to a zero-waste shop near you then you can also buy the 5-litre cartons, to refill your own bottles at home.

Whether you refill at a shop or at home, you can even get a pretty and plastic-free Faith In Nature branded aluminium refill bottle* to help you avoid plastic.

As well as the refill potential, there are lots of reasons to love Faith In Nature’s range of body wash. For a start, it’s made right here in the UK from natural ingredients. This means it contains no parabens or SLS/SLES. Secondly, their entire range is vegetarian and vegan-friendly and free from animal testing. And thirdly, their shower gels are free from artificial colours and fragrances.

With heaps of different fragrance options, there’s something to suit every taste.

Buy Faith In Nature from refill shops across the country. 5L bottles to refill at home can be bought from Ethical Superstore* or Big Green Smile*.


Bower Collective Refillable Body Wash

bower collective refillable shower gel cartons

Bower Collective’s range of own-brand sustainable body washes* are made in the UK using naturally derived, ethically sourced and environmentally responsible ingredients.

Free from ingredients such as SLS and parabens, their eco-friendly shower gel is also vegan and cruelty-free.

Bower Collective’s clever refill and return service help lessen the environmental impact of your shower. Simply decant your pouch into any old shower gel bottle. Once the pouch is empty – you don’t even need to wash it out – simply pop the pouches in the pre-paid returns envelope that comes with your Bower Collective order.

To make the returns process as environmentally friendly as possible, Bower Collective advise collecting around 4 pouches in the returns envelope before sending it back. Once the envelope is ready to send, you just pop it straight into a postbox. Or, if it’s easier for you, you can take it to your nearest Post Office for free return.

Once returned to Bower Collective, it’s then refilled with the same product at their refill centre, ready to be used again. Each pouch can be reused up to 10 times, and at the end of life, it is responsibly recycled with Bower Collective’s specialist partner. 

Buy eco-friendly shower gel directly from Bower Collective*, from £6.99.


Miniml Body Wash

Miniml eco-friendly body wash in a glass bottle

Looking for shower gel in a glass bottle? Miniml’s deliciously scented pink grapefruit and aloe vera shower gel is the one you are looking for.

This richly foaming yet gentle, sulphate free body wash naturally keeps even sensitive skin smooth and moisturised.

As well as being made in the UK, the vegan formulation is cruelty-free. What’s more, it’s free from chlorine bleaches, solvents, lanoline, sulphates, parabens and phosphates.

Refill the glass bottle in refill shops. Or if that isn’t practical for you, you can buy a 5L or even 20L refill carton to refill at home.

Shop Miniml eco-friendly shower gel at Wearth* for £5.50 for 500 ml, or buy a bulk refill carton from £34.95*.


Looking to make your bathing habits even more sustainable? Let me help – I’ve got guides to plastic-free bubble bath, eco-friendly shampoo, and the best shampoo bars.