Hard Lotion Bar

February 26, 2011

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Renee Harris contacted me a couple of months ago about her hard lotion bars and I was excited to give them a try.

My 5 year old Sadie gets extremely dry chapped, red hands from time to time. This child loves water and would bathe 3 times a day if I let her. She also loves to wash dishes (go figure!?) so her hands get very dry from the exposure to soap and water. I remind her to put lotion on her hands after she washes them but of course she forgets to do so.

In addition, my oldest son gets severely red, chapped hands in the wintertime.

I tried coconut oil and several other natural moisturizers but they really didn’t work very well. Worse, sometimes they would burn the sensitive skin when I applied them. We also eat plenty of healthy fats and take Cod Liver Oil, but that wasn’t solving the problem either.

Enter Hard Lotion Bars

When I got the hard lotion bars and read the ingredients I was impressed at their simplicity. Just coconut oil, shea butter and beeswax. As I mentioned, coconut oil is a wonder product but for extremely dry skin I’ve found it just doesn’t cut it. (I love it for use on my face and body after a shower though.) My guess is that the shea butter added to the coconut oil is what makes the difference. And the beeswax gives it staying power, and makes it thick enough to stay firm.

I love the little silver tins. There is a larger size that I keep at home and a smaller one I carry in my purse. Even on warm days it doesn’t melt and make a mess in my bag.

I didn’t mind at all that hard lotion bars take a moment to soften in your hands before applying. I also found that I could simply rub it on (like you would rub on deodorant) to dry skin with no problems.

In a couple of days both Sadie and Caleb’s hands were healed up, and the hard lotion bars didn’t sting their skin at all either. I use it on my hands and also rub it on my lips and even hair. It feels a teensy bit greasy at first, but after just a minute that goes away. It doesn’t stay greasy on the skin the way some moisturizers do.

Renee also sells a “do it yourself” kit so you can make it yourself at home and add your own fragrances. Check it out here: hard lotion bars.

Renee is also generously offering her 3 pack containing one small and one large hard lotion bar plus lip balm to an NMTR reader!

Just leave a comment below to enter. One comment = one entry. To earn more entries, tweet about the giveaway (one entry) and link to us on your website (one more entry). Let me know what you’ve done in the comments area.

The winner will be randomly chosen on Sunday, March 6th at 10 AM. Enjoy!

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14 Responses to “Hard Lotion Bar”

  1. Elizabeth a on February 26th, 2011 11:57 pm

    You know that’s is why I love burts bees lip balm, similar stuff. I also make my own Shea butter and coconut oil mixture with vegetable glycerin for my hair.

    Shea butter always work well on my skin after a show than I seal it in with some sort of oil. Sweet almond my fave:

  2. Jocelyn on March 1st, 2011 10:02 pm

    I would love to try this!! My hands get horrible in the winter, and most lotions really burn.

  3. Kai on March 2nd, 2011 10:19 am

    I have tried a similar bar that I found locally. They make great gifts!

  4. Heidi on March 2nd, 2011 10:20 am

    I have my fingers crossed that I win this product. I have three kids 3-7 who have extremely dry, sensitive skin and one newborn (I wonder if this might help his cradle cap at all?).

    Thanks for this opportunity!

  5. bethany on March 2nd, 2011 10:24 am

    Would love to try this on my boys!!!

  6. Melissa on March 2nd, 2011 10:55 am

    I would love to try this! My hands get so chapped and my little girl has just started having a lot of dry skin.

  7. Cindy on March 2nd, 2011 10:56 am

    Ooh, these hard lotion bars sound great! My hands are so dry and cracked in winter. It would be perfect to use on my girls as well!

  8. Catherine Brown on March 2nd, 2011 10:56 am

    My eight-year-old son suffers from eczema and I would love to try this bar on his skin to see if it will help!

    Thanks for the offer!

  9. Katherine on March 2nd, 2011 11:05 am

    I would love to try this. I have used a homemade honey lotion that one of our locals were selling at the farmers market and it is great. If this is anything like that then it is worth it.

  10. Melissa on March 2nd, 2011 11:30 am

    I would love this for my almost 2 year old daughter who has a current eczema flair up all over her legs. It’s mostly allergy related, but we are very careful to avoid her allergens so I’m thinking the cold North Dakota winter might be to blame. Also, my 3 year old son has really chapped lips lately. I mostly use coconut oil for that, but it’s just not quite moisturizing enough. This sounds like a great product!

  11. Blue on March 2nd, 2011 12:29 pm

    These sound really neat! My kids have really dry skin and I would love to try something chemical free and natural like this! Thanks!

  12. Mary on March 2nd, 2011 3:03 pm

    I’d love to try these as we are a family of dry, excema ridden winter skin :)

  13. Andrea on March 2nd, 2011 5:35 pm

    Sounds like a wonderful product:)

  14. Tricia on March 2nd, 2011 9:16 pm

    You always find such fabulous ideas and speakers! Would love to try these! Thank you!

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