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Plastic-free body lotions & butters!

Body lotions & moisturisers are supposed to be simple products with the basic function of keeping your skin hydrated, healthy and nourished. Yet, it looks like they are one of the most difficult products to choose from. If you’re looking for an organic, vegan, cruelty-free & eco-friendly moisturiser, then the choice is already a difficult one. If you want your moisturiser to be plastic-free from inside and outside then the choice sounds almost impossible to make! And, that’s why we are here to help you with some (micro)plastic-free options from our certified ZERO Plastic Brands.

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1. Magical Tree – Velvet Touch Body Butter

Magical Tree is a UK-based brand that launched in 2016. Emmy and Laz, the founders of Magical Tree are committed to creating products with simple, non-toxic and high-quality ingredients. What caught our attention in their products is that not only they are microplastic free but they also use glass jars & bottles and aluminium tins!

The award-winning Velvet Touch body butter looks like an all-around solution to plastic pollution.

Benefits:

  • blended with chamomile, lavender and orange essential oils
  • vegan & free of chemicals
  • cruelty-free
  • glass & tin packaging!

Drawbacks:

  • not shipped worldwide

→For more information on natural body butters, read Magical Tree’s blog post here.

2. Weleda – Body lotions & Massage Oils

Weleda’s microplastic free skincare line ranges from body lotions to butters & massage oils. Weleda’s body lotions target a wide range of various needs like hydration, stimulation and nourishment. Then, for those that prefer the texture of oils, Weleda has an entire range of massage oils that include arnica, lavender, calendula and many more. Last, for those that have severely dry skin, Weleda suggests the intensive body butter Skin Food which nourishes dry skin for a long time and even restores its barrier function.

Benefits:

  • products for all needs
  • wide range of textures & aromas
  • cruelty-free
  • vegan
  • NATRUE certified

Drawbacks:

  • plastic packaging

3. Auromère – Ayurvedic Hand & Body Lotion

Auromere is owned and operated by a non-profit Integral Yoga ashram in Northern California and donates 10% of its annual profit to support the maintenance and further development of Auroville. One of their most famous products is the microplastic free Rejuvenating Lotion which includes a blend of 17 Ayurvedic Oils and Herbal Extracts.

Benefits:

  • a mix of cold-pressed sesame, almond & castor oil
  • vegan, cruelty-free, paraben-free, gluten-free
  • supporting Auroville

Drawbacks:

  • plastic packaging

4. Neal’s Yard Remedies – Body Moisturisers & Butters

Established in 1981, Neal’s Yard Remedies was the first UK brand to be certified organic. Also, Neal’s Yard make their products in small batches to ensure they are as fresh and effective as possible and has helped significantly with raising awareness around microbeads and microplastics.

Neal’s Yard Remedies has a truly wide range of skincare products but our attention was caught by the Bee Lovely All over Balm because it helps to save the bees! With every single purchase of the Bee Lovely, you can support 100’s of bees as 3% of sales from Neal’s Yard Bee Lovely range goes to charities that help protect this humble, vital insect. To find out exactly how this balm supports the bees, see the Save the Bees campaign.

Benefits:

  • products for all needs
  • wide range of textures & aromas
  • create a home for 100’s of bees when you buy it
  • glass packaging
  • cruelty-free

Drawbacks:

  • we didn’t find any

4. Silk Therapeutics Sun Care Line

The US-based brand Silk Therapeutics produces all of their products in their Massachusetts headquarters. The entire range of products is made out of activated silk! Activated Silk is a pure silk protein from real silk cocoons and water and can be found solely in Silk Therapeutics formulas.

Read all of the details here!

Benefits:

  • intense hydration without synthetic oils or waxes
  • hydration from, natural, non-GMO silk
  • EWG verified

Drawbacks:

  • plastic packaging
  • shipping only to the US

5. Karma Mama – Beautiful Body Oil

Karma Mama is a natural Dutch skincare brand that is dedicated to creating a safer world for mothers and children. That’s why in Karma Mama’s range you will find products that help during the pregnancy period and can be later applied to babies & kids. Their Beautiful Body Oil is a mix of 10 botanical oils such as jojoba, rosehip and evening primrose oil.

Benefits:

  • vegan, cruelty-free
  • safe for babies & kids
  • helps with stretch marks

Drawbacks:

  • not all products are stored in glass packaging

6. Ever Kind – Organic Massage & Body Oils

Multi-award-winning organic bodycare brand Ever Kind was found by Amanda-Jane Healy when she realised how difficult it was to find products that she didn’t have to worry about their ingredients during her pregnancy. Ever Kind follows three principles: body kind, people kind, and planet kind. They promise to use natural ingredients, to help people in need by offering percentages of their revenue or profits and aims at zero waste!

Benefits:

  • cruelty-free
  • certified organic
  • all-over body moisturiser
  • recycled glass packaging with aluminium lids

Drawbacks:

  • shipping can be expensive outside of New Zealand

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