Healthy alternatives

Fragrance-free

Anarres Natural Health – Lotions

Attitude – Natural Body Lotion

Auromère – Ayurvedic Lotion

Avène – Thermal Spring Water

Bubble and Bee – Organic Body Butter

Coastal Classic Creations – Sandcastle Body Butter

Cococare – 100% Cocoa Butter

Earthsafe – Hand and Body Lotion

Marcelle – Moisture Lotion

Oneka – Body Lotion

Pure Anada – Lotions/ Cocoa Body Butter

Real Purity – Hand and Body Lotion

Rocky Mountain Soap Company – Body Butter

Terressentials – Organic Silken Velvet Body Lotion

The Unscented Company – Lotion

With fragrances (essential oils)

Cosmic Tree – Salamander’s Spring Body Lotion

Druide – Organic Pure Shea Butter

Everyone – Nourishing Lotion

Finally Pure – Ultra Shea

Fitglow Beauty – Cloud Comfort Cream

Green Beaver – Natural Body Lotion

Jusu Body – Body Lotion

Miessence – Body Lotions

DIY

You can easily find a set of simple recipes to make your own body cream.

Here is a natural, fragrance-free home recipe:

  • 3/4 cup of vegetable butter (shea, cocoa…)
  • 1/4 cup of liquid coconut oil

In a bain-marie, melt the vegetable butter and coconut oil. Let cool in the refrigerator until hardened, then whisk the preparation. Done! You can keep it in a jar in the fridge or at room temperature.

To find this recipe, visit Little Green Dot.

You will also find other recipes on these pages: Wellness MamaGoing Zero Waste, DIY Natural, etc.


Ingredients to avoid

  • Ceteareth: possible carcinogen
  • DMDM hydantoin: possible carcinogen, skin irritant, skin sensitizer
  • Mineral oil: possible carcinogen depending on the degree of purification, allergen
  • Lanolin: skin sensitizer
  • Parabens: endocrine disruptors
  • Synthetic fragrances: allergens
  • PEG (polyéthyleneglycol): possible carcinogen (by release of 1,4-dioxane), irritant to skin, eyes and respiratory tract
  • Petrolatum: irritant for eyes and respiratory tract, sensitizer
  • Polysorbates 60 and 80: skin and eye irritants, skin sensitizers, possible human toxic effects
  • Propylene glycol: allergen, irritant 
  • Quaternium-15: possible carcinogen (by formaldehyde release)
  • TEA: skin, eye and respiratory irritant, respiratory and skin sensitizer