**EDITED TO ADD** I just heard from Renee, and she is running a special though the weekend– use coupon code FREESHIP when you check out to get free shipping on your order– good through 6/24!
Ever since I became an avid reader of blogs, I have heard many of my favorite bloggers sing the praises of MadeOn hard lotion products.
Before beginning my journey into a more natural lifestyle (you know, back when I used to only shop at Wal-Mart… Ugh), I had never even heard of hard lotions.
My mantra back then was “the cheaper, the better,” especially when it came to body products. They sold lotions at the dollar store, that’s good enough, right?
Once I learned that our skin is the largest organ of our body, and that it absorbs what we smear on it, I figured I should probably start reading the labels of what I was putting on my skin.
I’ve experimented with a variety of hard lotion products, but I was especially thrilled when Renee, the owner/operator of MadeOn, contacted me and asked if I’d like to sample some of her products.
MadeOn hard lotions are made from completely natural, even edible, ingredients. (Okay, so you probably don’t want to eat the bars (well, maybe the Au Chocolat one…), but whatever you put on your skin should be something you’d be willing to put in your mouth, since our skin will absorb it into our body…)
If you are still scratching your head trying to figure out how this hard lotion deal works, here is a better explanation in Renee’s own words:
The hard lotion bar has three simple ingredients: shea butter, coconut oil and beeswax. That’s it! Shea butter and coconut oil are known edible emollients. They soften and soothe dry skin and are gentle enough to rub over skin cuts and cracks. The beeswax emulsifies the other two ingredients to create a beautiful combination to smooth your skin. You’ll be surprised to learn that this is all you need to get your hands back to work.
And on how to apply it:
You gently rub it in your hands to apply hard lotion. Your normal body temperature causes the lotion to soften on contact with the skin. The ingredients will start to immediately meld into your skin. It only takes a few seconds to coat the skin and only a small amount of the lotion bar is necessary.
They are perfect for applying after a hard day of homesteading– plus– when you put them on, you can feel them moisturizing, unlike the cheap-o store lotions that immediately rub off.
I especially love the Au Chocolat… It’s decadent, and chocolatey, but not in a fake “chocolate flavoring” kind of way. It’s natural richness comes from the cocoa butter that Renee uses.
I’m thinking that when I run out of my homemade udder salve for my milk cow, I just might give the Bee Silk a try on her cracked teats. I love that these natural products are safe and effective not only for a hard-working adult, but also for my kiddos and critters.
And there is much more than just hard lotion available at the MadeOn website. Renee also offers a Bug Block bar, hair butter, rash cream, handmade goat milk soap, various informational videos, and even a DIY eBook! And don’t forget to sign up for her monthly email newsletter while you’re there.
As an extra bonus, the cute little tins that each product is packaged in makes them perfect for any variety of gift giving as well.
Of course, since it’s Giveaway Week, a lucky Prairie Homestead reader will win some MadeOn products for themselves!
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