10 Best Natural Body Lotions With Organic Ingredients
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As the weather changes, so do our skin concerns—from sunburn in the summertime to the dry flakiness that comes with colder temperatures. And since our skin absorbs the majority of lotions and creams we put onto it, it’s essential to be mindful of the ingredients in our personal care products.
We’ve found the best natural and nutrient-rich lotion formulas to solve all of our skin concerns, many of which are safe for the entire family. For nourishing skin hydration that you can feel good about all season long, check out the following brands.
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Best For | Body butter
Features | GMO & gluten-free, hand-harvested natural ingredients, Leaping Bunny certified, vegan
Price | $48
For a nutrient-rich, natural body butter from ethically sourced ingredients, you can’t go wrong with OSEA. With plant-derived, vegan-friendly ingredients like sustainable seaweed and whipped shea butter, their Undaria Algae Body Butter will leave your skin supple, soft, and moisturized. It’s no wonder the brand was named a reader favorite in our 2022 survey!
2. 100% Pure
Best For | Eczema and psoriasis
Features | Natural & certified organic ingredients, vegan, cruelty-free, made in the USA
Price | $32
100% Pure’s Intensive Nourishing Balm is loaded with rich avocado and shea butters and nourishing rosehip seed oils to moisturize even the most dehydrated skin. Almond and black currant help to reduce inflammation and reduce cracking and splitting. With all these natural powerful ingredients, the formula tackles flaky skin, promotes hydration, and soothes dryness simultaneously. We’re ready to face any weather with this lotion on-hand.
Best For | Dry Skin
Features | Certified B Corp, vegan, Leaping Bunny certified, made in the USA
Price | $44
More than a lotion, this ultra-rich item has been dubbed a “melt”—and we totally get why. Crafted with hyaluronic acid, adaptogenic mushrooms, and vegan ceramides, Avocado’s Supercharged Reishi Melt turns from a velvety soft balm to a silky oil during application, leaving skin intensely moisturized. Ultra-rich, its thin moisture barrier also shields skin from harsh irritants and damaging pollutants, and its scent is a lush blend of lavender, sage, cedar, and citrus. Needless to say, we’re adding this to our post-shower routine ASAP.
Best For | Rough skin
Features | Certified Natural by NATRUE, cruelty-free, GMO-free, ethically & sustainably sourced ingredients
Price | $20
Weleda launched a full century ago, and the brand’s best-selling product then, the Skin Food Original Ultra-Rich Cream, is still a fan favorite today. Dubbed a “savior” for dry and rough skin, you can use this multiple times a day as needed! The formula includes extracts of calendula, rosemary, and sweet almond oil for results that go deep below the surface. Even after 100 years of success, Weleda prioritizes fair trade working conditions, regenerative farming practices, and certified natural ingredients.
Best For | Multi-use
Features | Natural & certified organic ingredients, cruelty-free, vegan, eco-friendly packaging, gives back
Price | $22
cocokind finds the best in affordable and effective skincare, and the team goes the extra mile to create multi-purpose products like the Sake Body Lotion. This vegan formula uses sake extract that is rich in prebiotics to help smooth and protect the skin barrier. Sunflower oil and shea butter also help to nourish and soothe skin while sealing in moisture and improving elasticity. The fragrance-free lotion is also a natural exfoliant, delivering on multiple fronts for the softest skin!
Best For | Coconut oil-based lotion
Features | ECOCERT and GMP certified, minority-owned, Terracycle partner, ethically traded coconut oil and coffee berries
Price | $15
For a gentle yet effective natural moisturizer, coconut oil is hard to beat, and Alaffia knows it! Their Everyday Coconut Body Lotion is made from ethically traded 100% virgin coconut oil and antioxidant-rich coffee berries. The lotion is good for dry to normal skin for daily use, moisturizing while creating a protecting the skin barrier against the elements. We love that this affordable lotion is available at most major box stores, easy to pick up while running errands.
7. Hanahana Beauty
Best For | All skin types
Features | Natural, cruelty-free, vegan, fair trade & ethically sourced, made in small batches
Price | $30
Ethically made, effective, clean lotion? Yes, yes, and yes. Hanahana Beauty offers fair trade products that are accessible and sustainable, including an aromatic Amber Vanilla Shea Body Butter. Not only does this brand pay two times the fair trade price for Ghanian shea butter, but Hanahana Beauty also crafts these decadent skincare products in small batches. As this body butter works for all skin types, it’s the ideal self-care gift—snag a jar for yourself, too!
Best For | Melanin-rich skin
Features | Natural & organic ingredients, cruelty-free, vegan, made in the USA
Price | $29
All too often, effective lotions and moisturizers for melanin-rich skin are hard to find, but not anymore, thanks to Buttah’s Whipped Body Butter. Founder Dorion Renaud, a Black man, knew firsthand the difficulties in finding the right lotion for his complexion and dark spots. So, when he discovered the healing powers of virgin organic unrefined shea butter combined with nutrients, he knew he had to share the formula. Rich in vitamins A, B, and E, this lotion will melt into your skin for a radiant glow.
Best For | Dry patches
Features | Certified B Corp, organic, made by co-ops, vegan, cruelty-free, carbon-neutral, compostable packaging, gives back
Price | $13
Ethique’s Sweet Orange and Vanilla Butter Block is an organic blend of cocoa butter and coconut oil made for healing the areas of skin in need of a little extra TLC (elbows, anyone?). And with its block form, it’s our go-to pick for travelers since it’s lightweight, plastic-free, and TSA-friendly. Bonus points because a tree is planted with every order. And did we mention it smells amazing? Dry skin, be gone.
10. Plaine Products
Best For | Refills
Features | Cruelty-free, vegan, natural & non-GMO ingredients, hypoallergenic, refillable, zero waste
Price | $30
Plaine Products’ Body Lotion is approved for sensitive baby skin, so this natural moisturizer is an excellent option for the whole family. Combining green tea, aloe, rosehip oil, and vegetable-derived squalane, this formula uses only vegan and non-GMO ingredients. It also comes in aluminum packaging (no single-use plastic here!), and you can send the bottle back for a refill once you run out. It’s good for your skin, and it’s good for the planet.