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woodpecker2 Wed 07-Feb-18 16:17:30

I am trying to cut down on artificial chemicals etc and move to more plant based potions. I have always used E45 cream and just tried the faith in nature's hand cream but it wasn't strong enough and now my hands are cracked and sore. I have found some sudocrem under the sink for now!

Can anyone recommend a good solid more eco hand cream. There are plenty of brands in big green smile but I can't tell what will work and they are about expensive to start ordering more that don't work.

Vitalogy Wed 07-Feb-18 16:32:34

I use coconut oil on body and hands and almond oil on face and hands too. It's nice to get away from the harsh chemicals.

Vitalogy Wed 07-Feb-18 16:34:01

I've just posted this on the coconut oil thread too. smile

woodpecker2 Wed 07-Feb-18 17:43:20

Ah good cross over I will have a look, it always seems to come down to using less products. We seem to have been sold alot of different stuff we don't need.

Vitalogy Wed 07-Feb-18 17:56:48

That's it. Big money making scheme that's all it is. Makes me feel better having less stuff and clutter in general. Simplify where possible I say.

Ohyesiam Wed 07-Feb-18 18:22:51

Burt's Bees, they have several types, the strongest is called hand balm, I think.

Rebecca75 Fri 09-Feb-18 23:26:18

Weleda skin food!! It's amazing!
Burts bees are owned by a chlorine chemical company so I question their ethics. Weleda are a bit for profit 100% natural, ethical and mostly organic company.

Thinkingofausername1 Fri 09-Feb-18 23:34:21

Clarins? They are plant based but not sure if they do hand cream.

MotherWol Thu 31-May-18 15:48:21

Shea butter based creams are really nice, although I find they work best if you put them on before bed so they have time to really sink in. I like this one www.laughingbird-bodycare.co.uk/product/shea-cocoa-butter-hand-cream-with-geranium-lemon-120ml/

RetroTardigrade Mon 30-Jul-18 22:12:19

I like Our Tiny Bees, can't work out how to link on phone unfortunately.

Palmer1983 Sun 26-Aug-18 09:07:25

The only thing I use is lotil hand cream amzn.to/2PFbXdp it really really works even my hubby who’s a builder uses it but I’m not sure about eco friendlyness hmm

gigi556 Sat 01-Sep-18 21:45:08

I keep recommending this company. They're U.K. based and make some really great affordable natural products. Www.naturallythinking.com. Oils are great but with dry skin you need to replenish with a cream not just the oil. Creams have water/moisture which helps the dryness. I use the base creams they sell and add my own essential oils. They have a ready made range too but I've not tried any of those. Their packaging could be better as it's mostly plastic but they wrote a recent blog saying they are working on it smile

Lavalamped Sat 01-Sep-18 21:47:39

Not sure if this is the right type of thing but what about Body Shops hemp hand cream? I've used it and like it. I like the smell but it's not for everyone grin

Palmer1983 Tue 04-Sep-18 12:55:21

Have you tried vegan stuff ?? This balade Stuff has great reviews and natural https://amzn.to/2wGaxXH
Most vegan stuff should be fine I would say

PaulMorel Thu 13-Sep-18 11:19:53

Try using natural aloe vera as your hand cream. My wife use it, and her hands is so soft.

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