Winter Dry Skin Remedies – Best Winter Dry Skin Moisturizer
As Always Zero Waste, Toxin Free, & Made By People Who Are Paid Fairly
It’s that time of year again, time for the heat to be turned on and that dry itchy skin to return. There are so many products on the shelves at the big box stores that claim to soothe itchy skin, but have you looked into the ingredients? Often times the first ingredient is water, which requires a preservative and well water is extremely drying to begin with.
Many of you know about the inspiration behind 4 The Greater Good already, and dry itchy skin was the catalyst. When my 2 kids with eczema were seeing specialists for their skin, so many people were recommending products with harmful ingredients. We knew there needed to be a better way, we wanted natural, we wanted plastic free packaging, we wanted ingredients from the earth, and most importantly we wanted something that worked. We have found our favorites and highlighted each of them here. You can find all of these products within our marketplace and of course we ship 100% plastic free. Sustainably harvested products, safe ingredients, and as little waste as possible… let’s dive in.
Oatmeal Soap – Vegan, Palm Free, & Great for sensitive skin. Our first natural product you need starts in the shower. So many soaps can be drying to skin, and this time of year we need moisture. This Oats I Did It Again soap made by our friends at Fanciful Fox is the perfect sensitive skin option. Oatmeal is the star of the show in this sensitive skin soap made with no fragrance, and only moisturizing & mild ingredients (organic coconut oil, fair trade shea butter, avocado oil, apricot kernel oil, olive oil, castor oil, jojoba oil, oatmeal.)
Yay for Earth Body Oil – Vegan, No preservatives, and nature for your skin. Our second natural product is the body oil made by Yay for Earth. This nourishing and moisturizing oil is made of organic sunflower seed oil, rosehip seed oil, organic almond oil, organic macadamia nut seed oil, organic pomegranate seed oil, and organic essential oils of ylang ylang and sandalwood. Nothing synthetic, simple ingredients from our earth to your body. Apply after the shower or anytime your skin needs a little extra love.
Bath Tea for Sensitive Skin - This bath tea is the epitome of soothing. While taking relaxing baths is a great way to unwind, those with sensitive skin know that too much time soaking can lead to dry itchy skin. This is the product that will help to nourish and turn your relaxing bath into a moisturizing and calming skin experience. Use the cotton tea bag (included in the set) to add ¼ of the the bath tea; tie the bag and get ready for your soak. Calming oatmeal, chamomile & calendula are added to Epsom salts to create a sensitive skin dream combination. Add to that the natural scent of essential oils to add just a hint of vanilla and your skin will thank you (probably your muscles too!)
- Lotion Bar – Vegan, Palm Free, and Zero Waste Lotion. This little bar is my new favorite addition to my skincare routine! No plastic bottles, just a simple lotion bar packed with moisturizing benefits of kokum butter. No water, no preservatives, no alcohol, nothing your body & skin wouldn’t want. Organic and fair trade cocoa butter is paired with kokum seed butter, shorea/sal seed butter, coconut oil, hemp seed oil, avocado oil, essential oils and vitamin E. Shea butter free. Not greasy and oily but incredibly moisturizing & a bonus of zero packaging makes travel with these a no brainer!
Unicorn Dream Whipped Shea & Cocoa Butter – ultra nourishing to sensitive skin. This lotion jar packs a great moisturizing punch to your dry winter skin. Whipped organic fair trade shea butter, hemp seed oil, coconut oil, and vitamin E make this little jar a powerhouse. Use daily head to toe for soft & healthy winter skin.
Sigh of Relief Skin Salve – soothe redness & irritation & calm itchiness. This skin salve is our most intense and what we recommend for nurses, or for any profession where you are constantly washing your hands. Dry winter hands are no match for these calming ingredients; (herbal infusion) calendula flowers, oats, St.john’s wort, chamomile flowers, lemon verbena, cocoa butter, hemp oil, shea butter, coconut oil, carrot seed oil, olive oil, castor oil, black cumin oil, jojoba oil, essential oils, glycerin, water, soapwort extract, vitamin E, stinging nettles leaf, cucumber fruit extract. You will want to get 3 jars, one for home, one for work, and one for the car.
- Vapor Rub – natural and moisturizing for dry winter sinuses. This little jar will be the perfect addition to your night stand. Dab a bit of this rub under your nose to help open up your sinuses with nourishing and moisturizing ingredients. Rub a little on your chest and know that the scents from the essential oils & menthol will help relieve congestion with skin soothing ingredients like shea butter, olive oil, grape seed oil, coconut oil, apricot kernel oil.
Arm yourself with these amazing natural, nourishing, zero waste products this winter. It’s time to say goodbye to your dry itchy skin this winter. Simply combine our oatmeal soap for sensitive skin, with our amazing body oil, bath tea with nourishing and calming ingredients for your skin, a lotion bar that is a moisturizing powerhouse, and whipped shea & cocoa butter for your body head to toe. Top these products off with a skin salve for those places your skin needs some extra TLC (hello winter hands) and your backup of Vapor Rub for dry sinuses and even congestion. Let us know your thoughts and which product is your favorite!