Handmade lotions versus regular lotions

Handmade lotions versus regular lotions

Hand yourself that natural glow!

Spending tons of money on body lotions, and still suffering from dryness and rashes? Worried that even the best of the brands are not helping you out?  But wait, are you using a regular lotion? If yes, it's high time you changed to homemade lotions and handmade creams. Wondering what are handmade creams and  homemade lotions, and how they differ from regular lotions? 

Here’s all you need to know about handmade and homemade lotions

Content Index

  • Homemade and handmade lotions. Are they different?
  • Why handmade lotion over regular lotion?

Handmade and homemade lotions. Are they even different?

Often, both the terms — homemade and handmade — are used interchangeably. Handmade or homemade lotion is something that you make on your own, choosing the ingredients that you want. Yes, the simple natural ingredients that you have in your kitchen will do. Aloe vera, coconut oil and almond oil are a few such ingredients on the list. If a healthier and much softer skin is what you are looking for, then homemade lotion is the perfect solution.

Even though homemade lotions are made of natural ingredients, some natural ingredients can cause allergic reactions to those with sensitive skin. So be careful of the ingredients you use. That's the little favour you can do to your skin (and to yourself). (PS: Both handmade and homemade lotion  use natural ingredients only and no chemicals. So don’t get confused by tags)

Why homemade lotion over regular lotion?

  • Just natural!

Sometimes, we  desperately buy a product that promises a desired change, and end up disappointed. But our grandma’s remedies, while slow in action, never disappointed us. Remember? It was all natural. Try a homemade lotion and let your skin experience the same pureness of nature.

  • Want a naturally hydrated skin?

 Have you heard of natural butters made of cocoa, shea and mango? These  are plant-based ‘actives’ that give your skin relief from dryness. And here's the best part! Handmade creams are made of such natural ingredients —  plant based oils and butters. So now you know why our grandma would never approve of that cute looking pack of regular lotion. 

  • Repair skin cells. Seriously?

Handmade creams do not just hydrate your skin, they can do much more. They can even restore damaged skin cells. Yes! You heard it right. Don't wait! Replace your regular lotion with an all-natural homemade lotion.

  • Say NO to sunburns and blemishes

 Did you know that mango butter can protect your skin from oxidative stress and sun damage? You don't always need a chemical-based product to treat your skin. Still not convinced? Take kakadu plum for instance. It's a rich source of natural Vitamin C. Here's the happy news!  Homemade lotions use these natural ingredients to treat skin concerns.

  • No fragrance means HAPPY SKIN

Are you addicted to the smell of your regular lotion? Many of us are. But did you know these artificially scented  packs are actually killing your skin? It’s time to say goodbye to these chemical packs of regular lotion. And  show your skin a little love with homemade lotions that are fragrance-free and all-natural. 

  • No rashes. No redness.

Did you know that regular lotions use synthetic oils that are chemical-based? Now you know why it gives rashes instead of a healthy soft skin. So, why not wave goodbye to skin irritation with your pack of handmade body lotions? Let your skin have that healthy natural glow!

  • Less is more!!!

Ever felt the need to re-apply your favourite regular lotion every few hours? Aren’t you done with the number of  times you have  ended  with a more stretchy skin, even after applying pumps of your regular lotion? No more struggling with rough skin. Go grab your homemade lotion that can give you a softer skin with a pump or two! 

  • Want a clean planet?

Here’s a truth. Being gentle to the skin is being gentle to the planet. By avoiding those regular lotions you are not just saving your skin from chemical cocktails, but your Mother Earth too. Happy Skin, Happy Earth!  What else do you need?

  • More effective? Yes!!!

Is a homemade lotion as effective as a regular lotion that uses synthetic oils, you may wonder. Let’s go back to our ‘grandma’ barometer. She never used body lotion. But she knew aloe gel and coconut oil could do wonders. They may not bring changes overnight, but certainly will, over time. Just like grandma’s love,  a homemade lotion will be gentle to your skin — and yet, effective. 

Not everyone gets time to make their own homemade lotions. We get that. Like we said earlier, it's just the ingredients that matter. There are brands out there that just use super botanicals to give you the best of the best of nature. Just like the skintelligent range from TheUnbottleCo.

Acne-Clearing Body Lotion Proven To Fight Acne & Dark Spots With Almond Oil & Shea Butter 200ml

To treat: 

  • Almond oil is rich in fatty acids and a proven body acne combatant
  • Wheat germ oil nourishes and replenishes dull skin

To prevent recurrence: 

  • Shea butter is an effective moisturiser that soften skin
  • Mango butter protects skin against oxidative stress and sun damage

Skin Brightening Body Lotion Proven To Even Out Skin Tone With Kojic Acid & Almond Oil 200ml

To treat:

  • Kojic acid treats skin conditions such as sun damage, scars, and age spots
  • Kakadu plum, rich in Vitamin C, boosts skin brightening

To prevent recurrence:

  • Saffron helps even and brighten the skin tone
  • Natural butters such as cocoa, shea and mango, reduce wrinkles and deeply hydrate the skin
  • Rosehip oil helps to exfoliate and brighten skin
  • Turmeric acts as a powerful antioxidant to eliminate free radicals
  • Almond oil preserves the skin’s natural moisture

Deep Hydrating Body Lotion Proven To Fight Dry Skin With Wheat Germ & Almond Oil 200ml

To treat:

  • Kojic acid treats skin conditions such as sun damage, scars, and age spots
  • Almond oil preserves skin’s natural moisture

To prevent recurrence:

  • Wheat germ oil helps in building collagen
  • Honey corrects the skin tone and helps in skin-brightening

Age Defence Body Lotion Proven To Fight Fine Lines and Wrinkles with Kojic Acid & Saffron Oil 

To treat:

  • Kojic acid treats skin conditions such as sun damage, scars, and age spots
  • Saffron Oil boosts collagen synthesis for brighter-looking skin

To prevent recurrence:

  • Wheat germ oil helps to build collagen and skin elasticity
  • Almond oil preserves the skin’s natural moisture

Nalpamaradi Infused Body Lotion for Natural Glow

Enriched with key actives like Nalpamaradi,Aloe vera,Cocoa butter and Plant-based Vitamin E

  • Nalpamaradi brightens complexion and removes tan
  • Aloe vera protects from sun burns
  • Cocoa butter deeply hydrates and relieves itchiness
  • Plant-based Vitamin E restores natural glow

Ayurvedic Baby Lotion with Dasapushpam for Tender Skin

Enriched with natural oils and butters such as antimicrobial dasapushpam oil, wheat germ oil and natural butters from cocoa

  • Antimicrobial dasapushpam oil builds skin immunity and reduces rashes 
  • Cocoa butter locks-in moisture and relieves itchiness
  • Wheat germ oil controls sebum secretion with deep cleansing

Now you have more reasons to love your skin. Whether you choose to make your own homemade lotions or get it from a clean sustainable skincare brand, be ‘skintelligent’ while you choose for your skin. Don't just love your skin, give it the best. For it deserves nothing less!

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