lotion bars and why you should make the switch

If you're like me, lotion is a staple product in your routine. From the salt water and sun in the summer to the moisture sucking heaters and cold air in the winter, frequent full-body moisturizing is a must year round to avoid dry skin.

Although liquid lotion is universally available, you might be looking for a more sustainable option. We have the perfect solution for you. 

what is a lotion bar?

A lotion bar is a solid, concentrated lotion packed full of natural and nourishing oils to hydrate and moisture the skin. Lotion bars resemble a bar of soap, however they act as a skin hydrator just like liquid lotion. When applied to the skin, your natural body heat will slightly melt the lotion and absorb into the skin. 

why are lotion bars better?

Oh so many reasons! Here are a few. 

no plastic bottle:
Over 40% of plastic comes from product packaging alone. Only about 10% of plastic is actually being recycled and about 8 million tons of plastic end up in the ocean every year. Our lotion bars are packaged with 100% plastic-free and compostable materials. One Lumi Basics Lotion Bar is equivalent to three (or more!) bottles of liquid lotion. By making this earth-friendly swap you’re preventing plastic bottles from ending up in landfills.

Natural ingredients:
Many liquid lotions contain hazardous chemicals such as phthalates, parabens, formaldehyde, and petroleum. Lotion bars do not contain water and are far more concentrated than traditional liquid lotions. Because they do not contain water, lotion bars do not require preservatives and are shelf stable for at least 6 months. 

how do I use a lotion bar?

Best used right after a shower on damp skin but can be used anytime anywhere! Since they are super concentrated, a little goes a long way. Just take the lotion bar into your hands and warm it. Your body heat will soften the bar and melt a small portion. You can either rub the bar directly on the parts of your skin that need moisturizing or first in your hands and then massage in until absorbed. 

why choose lumi basics lotion bars?

- We source all of our ingredients organically, ethically, and use a low-impact production process.
- Our skin formula is chemical-free, palm oil free, vegan and 100% organic.
- Our packaging is 100% plastic-free and compostable, even the closure sticker.
- Comes in three unique scents to choose from