Last January, we whipped up a super-decadent body butter to help counteract that harsh northern Ohio winter air. It’s a nice thick lotion that can make even the driest of hands smooth again, and against my better judgment, I even called it body butter for the ladies.
But part of what makes it work so well can also make it a bit of a hassle to use. It contains a lot of coconut oil, which is great for skin, but takes a while to be absorbed. It’s perfect for applying right before bed, but not perfect if you’re trying to knit or practice calligraphy.
So if you’re looking for something a bit lighter for the summer months, or just want to drink your coffee without dropping the mug, here is a great non-greasy moisturizing lotion alternative for you! This one’s made with shea butter and almond and jojoba oils, which are much more easily absorbed. And of course, it doesn’t contain anything you can’t pronounce, unless you’re adding helichrysum or ylang-ylang essential oils, or you’re like me and prefer to say jojoba with a hard “J” sound. (To learn more about the amazing benefits of essential oils, see my Essential Oils page!)
Whether they’re dealing with a cold winter or playing in the dirt all day, your hands can take a beating. And while it doesn’t feel (or sound) quite as luxurious as the body butter, this non-greasy moisturizing lotion is easy to whip up and will still leave your hands feeling happy regardless of what they go through!
Don’t forget to exfoliate too with this easy sugar scrub!