As a member of the "Reduce Plastic Waste" initiative for 2019, we are limiting the use of plastic for some of our products. The 6oz lotion size bottle has been replaced with an 8oz aluminum bottle.
Made with wonderful Shea Butter, Avocado oil, Sweet Almond oil, and other natural ingredients, simple scents, easily absorbs, and a softness that lasts. When compared to store bought lotions, our lotion is pure, luxurious, and healthier for your skin. We use only an Organic paraben-free preservative (since water is one of of the ingredients). You'll get more great ingredients for less than what you would pay at the store. We know you'll love it. Now available in aluminum bottles.
Treat yourself with a better lotion this season! 8oz size
Pure & Simple - no scent added
Breathe Easy w/Rosemary, Spearmint, & Eucayptus
16 oz size with a pump
Same "O so" great lotion but in a value size!
- Unscented Pure & Simple
- Lavender Eucalyptus with Lavender & Eucalyptus
- Breathe Easy with Eucalyptus, Rosemary & Spearmint
Unparalleled moisturizing property is due to several natural moisturizers present. Includes Vitamin A which helps improve a number of skin conditions. Click here to link to a vast list of benefits of Shea butter from the Shea Institute website http://www.sheainstitute.com/asbi-library/21reasons/
Sweet Almond oil
|Contains Vitamin A, B1, B2 and B6. Also, has anti-inflammatory and antioxident properties, and is an emollient. For a full list of benefits see What is Sweet Almond oil?|
|Avocado oil||Avocado oil is deeply absorbed by the skin, thus making it an ideal moisturizer and skin care agent. Avocado oil is rich in antioxidants, making it useful for healing sun-damaged skin. Antioxidants like vitamins A, D and E in avocado cause the skin to be suppler, and are thus particularly good for dry or aged skin.|
The preservative we use is Optiphen which is paraben-free and formaldehyde-free.
Ingredients: Shea butter, Sweet Almond Oil, Avocado oil, emulsifying wax, stearic acid(vegetable based), Optiphen(paraben-free preservative), essential oil or fragrance oil (see individual product list)
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Do you use a "preservative" in your lotions?
Yes, since the time we started making lotion in 2017, we do use a paraben-free, formaldehyde-free preservative in our Hand and Body Cream products for a very good reason...Products that contain water (including hydosols, floral water, aloe vera, goat's milk which all contain water) or, products that will come into contact with water (eg. a scrubbie used with wet fingers) require a preservative. It is essential to help prevent microbes (Bacteria, mold, yeast) from growing. This photo shows a test batch of lotion without the use of preservatives. You can see the mold growing. Yuck!
Preservatives stop growth by acting on spores when they germinate and kill cells (usually by disrupting cell membranes) or by making the product hostile to growth.
Thank you for the question!
The Oso Handmade Soap Company Team
If you want to know more about preservatives, read this comprehensive article and review of preservatives written by leading Cosmetic Chemists on Making SkinCare. http://www.makingskincare.com/preservatives/