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 6oz hand and body lotion is pure, luxurious, and healthier for your skin. We use only Organic paraben-free preservatives. You'll get more great ingredients for less than what you would pay at the store. We know you'll love it.
Treat yourself with a better lotion this winter! Travel size/purse size Available.
Lavender Eucalyptus with Lavender & Eucalyptus
Autumn Spice with Cinnamon & Tangerine - limited quantities
Pure & Simple with no scent added
Breathe Easy with Eucalyptus, Rosemary & Spearmint
Island Escape, Cucumber Melon made with Fragrance oil per our customer's request
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 paraben-free and formaldehyde-free.
Ingredients: Shea butter, Sweet Almond Oil, Avocado oil, emulsifying wax, stearic acid(not an acid), 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/