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The Best Vegan and Organic Hand Creams

Updated on October 13, 2014

What are the Best Organic Hand Creams?

Are you someone who wants only natural products on your skin? Are you worried about having toxins on your skin? This is a huge concern these days and companies are taking notice. There are a ton of great brands of natural, organic, and vegan hand creams out there now and you are sure to find something perfect for your hands. All of these products are all natural, and many are organic and vegan. None include parabens, SLS, colorants or dyes.

Of course, it's only good if the organic hand cream also keeps your hands moisturized! So here are some of the best organic and vegan hand creams that you can buy online.

Avalon Organics Botanicals Unscented
Avalon Organics Botanicals Unscented

Avalon Organics Hand and Body Lotion

I love Avalon Organics. I use their Vitamin C Rejuvenating Oil-Free Moisturizer every night, and I won't even try any other night cream! They also have wonderful Hand and Body Lotions. Their most popular scent is probably the lavender but their rosemary and lemon scents are also very pleasant and appealing.

In addition, their products are very well-priced; their botanical hand and body lotion is under $10, so feel free to slather on as much as you need!

Note that they meet the NSF standard of at least 70% organic products. They don't use parabens, SLS or SMS.

Jurlique Rose Hand Cream
Jurlique Rose Hand Cream

Jurlique Rose Hand Cream

Jurlique is well known as a company that uses natural products. Among several other sustainability accomplishments, they grow 95% of their products on a National Association for Sustainable Agriculture, Australia (NASAA) Certified Organic and Biodynamic 153-acre farm. Their hand cream is an extremely rich and heavy product, so a little is all you need. You'll also need to wait for a minute or two for it all to sink in.

The hand cream has a distinct rose scent, but it will go away after a few minutes as the product soaks in. This is a bit of a splurge at around $50 for a 4.3 oz tube, but for really chapped hands, you can't beat it.

Desert Essence Organic Hand Creams

I love that you can use Desert Essence Hand and Body Lotion all over, because it doubles as a body lotion. It's not a cream, so it's lighter by definition. This is a great lotion to use in spring and fall, but might not be strong enough for winter chapped hands.

Desert Essence has several great products, and they are all affordable (under $10) and all-natural. Desert Essence has a number of different hand and body lotions with different scents, so it's easy to pick one that will fit your sense of smell. They have no parabens, SLS, phthalates, silicones, EDTA, Glycol or petroleum based ingredients. They are 100% Vegan.

Naked Bee Naked Bee Hand & Body Lotion
Naked Bee Naked Bee Hand & Body Lotion

Naked Bee Orange Blossom Honey Hand Cream

With their slogan "All of the good stuff, none of the bad stuff," The Naked Bee Hand & Body Lotion is made of at least 70% organic ingredients, and is affordable too. You can get a 7.6 oz tube for around $10. With no parabens or SLS ingredients, or mineral oils. They also have no dyes or pigments.

The Orange Honey scent is very pleasant, with some saying it smells like candy! It absorbs quickly and leaves no residue. It's a great scent to purchase online, as it can be difficult to find in stores. It's from a company in New Zealand, so ordering through Amazon is a great deal

Badger Healing Balm

Badger Healing Balm is one of those organic staples that you really must have. 100% certified organic, this heavy balm will fix any cracked and chapped hands out there. It's very thick and can be greasy, so save this for the serious problems. It's made with organic olive oil, beeswax, castor oil, beeswax, and birch essential oils. This is not a fancy hand cream -- this is a workhorse.

It's also ridiculously cheap - just about $5 for a tin of this great organic balm. And let me tell you, it will last forever!

Arbordoun Abundantly Herbal Calendula Cream
Arbordoun Abundantly Herbal Calendula Cream

Arbordoun's Abundantly Herbal Calendula Cream

Made from all natural ingredients from a small farm on Lopez Island, WA, Arbordoun Abundantly Herbal Calendula Cream is perfect for nighttime use. However, once you start putting it on, you won't want to stop with just your hands. Calendula is all the rage these days for a good reason -- it does a fantastic job of soothing rough skin. There are a number of products that even specify using it for infants, so you know it's soft and good for you. All their herbs are organically grown, and the rest of their products are all natural. It is made from an olive oil and beeswax as well as their organic herbs.

The Calendula Cream costs about $14 for 5.6 oz, so it's a great bargain as well. And it has extremely positive reviews on Amazon.

Yes To Carrots - Intense Repair Hand Cream

I love the "Yes to" brand. I've started to see it everywhere. Yes to is a recent brand that emphasizes its reliance on all natural ingredients. There's Yes to Carrots, Yes to Blueberries, Yes to Tomatoes -- everything you can find in your own garden. This product is 98% all natural and free of parabens, phthalates and SLS. This Intense Repair Hand Cream is made from organic carrots, soybeans, and comfrey plant derivatives. It also won a 2011 Natural Health Beauty Award. They also have a very popular Yes to Carrots Hand & Elbow Cream.

Weleda Skin Food
Weleda Skin Food

Weleda Hand Cream

I love Weleda and their all-natural, organic beauty products. I've used their Skin Food for my chapped hands at night and loved the results and even discussed it in my previous article on Looking for the Best Hand Creams? I've read overwhelming comments about how great it is for your face, but I can't bear to put anything that thick on my face, so I can't really comment on that. But for my hands? It's amazing. Slather it on at night, put on some cotton gloves, and wake up in the morning with soft, smooth hands. It's like magic! It's very heavy and it takes a long time to sink in, so I probably wouldn't use it except at night. Also, it has a strong scent. It's not unpleasant, but it can be strong.

Weleda also has a popular Pomegranate Hand Cream that many people love, and a Sea Buckthorn hand cream with positive reviews. I am partial to their Skin Food, however. They are also committed to fair-trade practices, so you can be sure your hand cream comes with positive vibes as well as moisturizing properties.

Organic Coconut Oil

A lot of vegans and other people interested in all-natural, organic products really want to keep things as simple as possible by purchasing products with as few ingredients as necessary. If this is you, a great option for hand cream is incredibly simple - organic coconut oil.

Coconut oil is best for overnight use -- slather it on and cover your hands with gloves for the rest of the night. When you wake up, your hand will be soft and smelling great. And there will definitely not be any parabens or SLS to seep into your skin.

Organic coconut oil, because it has few ingredients, is also very affordable. There's no reason why you have to spend a lot of money on finding an effective organic hand cream.


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