7 Hydrating Hand Lotions Made by Local Artisans

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These luxurious balms will soothe skin.

Botanical Bubbles

When Sherri Jarvis learned that some soaps contained harmful ingredients, she started making her own at home using natural materials. She’s since created her own line of soap and skincare, including three lotions, which use hydrating ingredients like beeswax, aloe vera, and natural oils. Scents range from fragrant lavender to cooling mint. Find Botanical Bubbles at the Artisan Exchange in West Chester, Kennett Square Farmers’ Market, Highland Orchards and other select locations.

Ellen April

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Known for natural, ethically-sourced soaps, Ellen April offers a hydrating hand lotion, as well. Scented with olive oil, honey, and essential oil, it quickly absorbs into skin. Find it seasonally at the West Chester Growers Market.

Kara Jo Skin Care

Fed up with ineffective products, Kara Lehman founded her own line of natural personal care. Comprised of natural plant oils and beeswax, Kara Jo Skin Care’s Healing Hand Salve promises relief for dry or damaged skin. Plus it’s aromatic thanks to lavender and calendula. Shop Kara Jo at the Ambler Farmers Market.Moss + Brooke

Founded in 2018, Moss + Brooke creates small-batch, eco-friendly personal care products. The shop’s line of rich hand lotions come in three enticing scents—lavender bergamot, orange patchouli, and sweet mint—which are also available in soaps. Moss + Brooke is sold at Studio Flora in Berwyn, URBN RULE in Bala Cynwyd and online.

Studio Flora, 712 Lancaster Ave., Berwyn; URBN RULE, 159 Bala Ave., Bala Cynwyd. 

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Nether Providence Soap Company

Nether Providence Soap Company first gained attention for its sustainable, naturally derived soaps, but its lotions are just as thoughtfully crafted. The shop offers lotion bars and an all-purpose balm, made with natural oils and butters. This eco-friendly line can be found at the Bryn Mawr Farmers Market and the Media Farmers Market, as well as online.

Bryn Mawr Farmers Market, 54 N. Bryn Mawr Ave., Bryn Mawr; Media Farmers Market, 105 N. Providence Road, Media. 

New-Bee Ranch

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Although New-Bee Ranch primarily produces honey from its farm and apiary, it also creates small-batch beeswax body products like a salve that promises relief and intense hydration for damaged skin. Find New-Bee Ranch seasonally at the Media Farmers Market.

105 N. Providence Road, Media, (610) 323-1993.

Zoet Bathlatier

Known for its aromatic candles, Zoet Bathlatier also creates bath and body products. Lotions range from rich, hydrating balms to light creams that leave a subtle, glimmering sheen on the skin.

346 E. King St., Malvern, (484) 320-2920. 

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