I love browsing through the health and beauty section of our local Whole Foods Market. Today, I found the Avalon Organics Lavender Hand lotion. The regular size (12oz) was priced at $9.99 but the larger size (32oz) was on a temp sale for $13.99, which was a really good price, considering the size. I decided to try it out.
Here are the details from the Avalon Organics website:
Made with 70% Organic Content
Signature ingredient: Lavender essential oil has a calming and soothing aroma for a truly relaxing experience.
Product description: Rebalance and restore your skin. Plant lipids, from certified organic oils, naturally restore your skin’s lipid balance, so even extra dry, undernourished skin is replenished with long-lasting, easily absorbed moisturization. Rejuvenated at the cellular level with nourishing Organic Lavender Essential Oil and Beta Glucan, skin is instantly soft and silky.
Features and benefits: Organic Lavender Essential Oil, Organic Aloe, Vitamin E, plant lipids and the rich oat nutrition of Beta-Glucan deliver advanced moisture relief and vital nourishment to extra dry skin.
Who should use this product? Benefits all skin types.
Directions for use: Recommended for daily all-over use to help prevent and relieve extra dry skin. For best results, moisturize after bathing. Reapply to hands after washing.
I used probably a nickel sized drop of lotion as my hands are pretty dry these days. The scent was wonderful, floral and light, just like lavender flowers. I am sensitive to “fake” perfumes and such, and there was nothing fake about this scent. After I spread the lotion on the fronts and backs of my hands, it felt a little greasy for roughly 45-60 seconds until it dried. If you are someone who just cannot stand that greasy feeling, you might not like this lotion, but I have to say, that feeling went away pretty quickly.
And my hands felt really soft once the lotion soaked in/dried a little bit. After about an hour, I had occasion to wash my hands. The greasy feeling came back just a little bit as I was washing them, but it wasn’t a problem for me. And after I dried my hands, I noticed that they were still soft and the scent, albeit a little fainter, was still there! The bottle recommends reapplying the lotion after you wash your hands, but I personally would only reapply after 2-3 handwashings.
I definitely agree with the daily use recommendation. This lotion is light enough to use daily, and it does make your hands very soft. I’m glad I bought it!