Organic Beauty 101: 3 Helpful Tips For Buying Natural Lotion

Posted on: 29 May 2017


Lotion is a staple in most bathrooms. Designed to moisturize the skin, lotion is a key ingredient to good skincare. Unfortunately, many of today's beauty products contain a lot of additives and chemicals. While not dangerous, many people prefer to use lotions without the extra ingredients. This can make shopping for a natural, organic lotion difficult.

Fortunately, you can make finding a natural, organic lotion easy. All you need to do is follow these three tips:

1. Avoid Fragrance

While you might like the smell of most commercial lotions, you should stay away from lotions with fragrance. Since there is no federal law regarding the contents of a fragrance, it's best to avoid them. This is because the fragrance in the lotion may contain a lot of unnecessary chemicals.

However, you'll need to stay away from products that are labeled as "fragrance-free." This is because an unscented item may actually contain a fragrance. So if you want to ensure you're staying away from chemicals and additives, always opt for a lotion that is a fragrance-free.

2. Choose Organic

Another tip is to choose a lotion that is labeled organic. While the term "natural" might sound nice, that isn't always the case. There is no law that regulates the term "natural,: which means the lotion you buy may not be natural at all. If you want to ensure that your product is truly natural and organic, look for a product that is labeled 100-percent organic by a company like Sedona Skin. This is the safer choice.

3. Read The Label

Finally, make sure you thoroughly read the label of any lotion you intend to buy. There's a lot of information you can learn about on the label. More specifically, look at the list of active and non-active ingredients. This will give you a run down of most of the items in the lotion. Look for items such as goat milk, shea butter, and olive oil in the ingredients. These are all very moisturizing, which is what you want from your lotion. If there is something you don't recognize (or something you can't even pronounce) consider purchasing something else. This will ensure that your lotion is always safe.

Purchasing an organic, natural lotion might seem like a difficult task. However, it doesn't have to be. With a little knowledge and some patience to read the label, finding a lotion that doesn't contain unnecessary ingredients can be easy. Plus, these tips can be applied to all types of beauty products.