Don’t stress over dry skin. Here are our favourite eco-friendly and organic body lotion brands, for naturally hydrated skin.
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
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 Moral Fibres’ favourite organic body lotion brands to help give your dry skin a boost sustainably.
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MOAM Organics Santorini Body Lotion
⭐ Best for aromatherapy-led body lotion
MOAM Organics is 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.
The 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 its products are vegan and cruelty-free. What’s more, its 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.
Use the exclusive discount code MORAL20 at the checkout to take 20% off your order.
Evolve Pomegranate & Goji Lotion
⭐ Best for vegan-friendly body 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. Meanwhile, vegan hyaluronic acid locks in moisture and sunflower oil nourishes. 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
⭐ Best for organic body lotion that fights foods waste
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
⭐ Best for packaging-free organic body 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
⭐ Best for fragrance-free organic body lotion
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 skin 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 from Ethical Superstore for £8.99 for 150 ml (6p per ml).
Have I missed your favourite organic body lotion brand? Do let me know in the comments below! And if you are looking for moisturiser do check out my guide to plastic-free moisturiser.