Snow hands

Dry winter air and constant hand washing (It’s cold and flu season after all) leave your poor hands red, raw and chapped. Nothing feels worse than achy knuckles and cracked cuticles from parched skin. Your hands do a lot for you; so remember to pamper them. Find relief, and a little luxury, this winter season with these three natural uber-moisturizing hand creams.

Kiss My Face Hand Crème in Grapefruit & Bergamot

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This nourishing hand crème makes the ideal everyday lotion for dry hands. Its small container means you can easily stash it in your purse or gym bag and keep those hands moisturized while on the go. And, you won’t have to worry about parabens, phthalates or artificial fragrances. Made with nourishing jojoba and sunflower oils, Kiss My Face Hand Crème keeps hands smooth and hydrated the natural way. It also contains a variety of delicious organic essential oils, and derives its invigorating scent from bergamot oil.

The full ingredients include:

Agua, Organic Camellia Sinensis (Green Tea) Leaf Extract, Organic Thymus Vulgaris (Thyme) Leaf Extract, Organic Hydrastis Canadensis (Goldenseal) Root Extract, Organic Melissa Officinalis (Lemon Balm) Leaf Extract, Organic Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower Oil) Seed Oil, Glyceryl Stearate, Glycerin, Cetearyl Alcohol, Ceteareth- 20, Organic Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil, CitrusAurantium Bergmia (Bergamot) Fruit Oil, Caprylic Acid, Glycine, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea Butter) Oil, Tocopherol, Xanthan Gum, Potassium Sorbate, Lecithin

HollyBeth Organics Orange Peppermint Shea Butter

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Massage this ultra-moisturizing shea butter onto chapped, dry hands for instant relief. It works best just after washing to lock in moisture. HollyBeth Organics Orange Peppermint Shea Butter has the consistency of soft sand and melts into your skin as your rub it in. Its orange peppermint scent uplifts and leaves you feeling energized. And, this simple USDA-certified organic product does all of this using just three simple ingredients.

The full ingredients include:

Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea Butter) Fruit*, Mentha piperita (Chocolate Peppermint) Oil*, Citrus sinensis (Orange) Peel Oil*. *organic

The Seaweed Bath Co. Wildly Natural Seaweed Hand Butter

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Made from sustainably-harvested seaweed from off the coasts of Maine and Nova Scotia, this hand butter might be for the more adventurous beauty types. It has a strong lemongrass scent with maybe the slightest hint of seaweed. It definitely smells natural.

The Seaweed Bath Co.’s Wildly Natural Seaweed Hand Butter provides loads of moisture with ingredients like shea butter, natural vitamin E and of course, seaweed. Seaweed contains essential amino acids that help hydrate and repair irritated, flaky and red skin. This hand butter comes in a handy deodorant-style tube that you use to glide the butter over hands and cuticles.

The full ingredients include:

Beeswax, Carthamus tinctorious (safflower) oil with Fucus vesiculosus (bladderwrack seaweed) extract, Butyrospermum parkii (unrefined shea) butter, Theobroma cacao (cocoa) seed butter, Vitis vinifera (grape) seed oil, Maranta arundinacea (arrowroot) powder, Azadirachta indica (neem) oil, lanolin, Tocopherol (natural vitamin E), Citrus paradisi (grapefruit) essential oil, Cymbopogon flexuosus (lemongrass) essential oil.

A little extra…

Badger Balm Cuticle Care

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If you really want to get luxurious, add this USDA-certified organic cuticle care balm to your daily hand treatment. Made with organic shea butter and extra virgin olive oil, Badger Balm Cuticle Care helps heal splitting cuticles and adds nourishment to rough winter skin. It smells divine, and derives its natural fragrance from geranium, mandarin, lemongrass and ginger essential oils. Plus, it comes in a convenient compact tin that you can take anywhere.

The full ingredients include:

*Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter, *Olea Europaea (Extra Virgin Olive) Oil, *Ricinus Communis (Castor) Oil, *Cera Alba (Beeswax), Essential Oils of *Pelargonium Graveolens (Geranium), *Citrus Nobilis (Mandarin), *Cymbopogon Schoenanthus (Lemongrass), *Elettaria Cardamomum (Cardamom), *Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary Verbenone), *Litsea Cubeba (Litsea), and CO2 Extracts of *Hippophae Rhamnoides (Seabuckthorn) & *Zingiber Officinale (Ginger).

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