I’ve rounded up the absolute best natural and organic body lotions for dry skin that provide long-lasting moisture using clean ingredients. After testing natural body lotions for years and years, these are the very best that I would recommend. From affordable natural body lotions to luxury ones, there’s an option for everyone. If it’s something we’re slathering over our entire bodies on the daily, we want to make sure that our body moisturizers are as natural as possible.
- Best non toxic body lotion for sensitive skin: Aleavia Prebiotic Body Lotion
- Best natural body lotion for dry skin: OSEA Undaria Algae Body Butte
- Best natural body lotion on a budget: Derma E Hydrating Shea Body Lotion
- Best Cerave dupe: Necessary The Body Lotion
- Best luxury body lotion: Red Flower Arctic Berry Cloud Cream
Most body lotions on the market are a synthetic cocktail made with petroleum derived ingredients (yuck). I don’t care how much you refine petroleum, I’m not going to apply that from head to toe!
From silky oils to fluffy creams, unscented to strong aromatherapy and every kind of consistency, I’m sure you’ll find an organic body moisturizer you’ll love. I’m sharing both budget and luxury options among the best chemical free body lotions (and body oils).
Some ingredients I love seeing in natural and organic body lotions include aloe (bonus points if aloe is the first ingredient!), hyaluronic acid, and even Bakuchiol. And of course, vibrant plant oils teeming with the best nutrients Mother Nature has to offer. Check out these top non toxic body lotions without harmful chemicals – because your body needs love too.
Body Lotions You Should Avoid
Here’s why it’s important to use a non-toxic body lotion. I created this ingredients comparison between the wildly popular eos body lotion versus the Derma e body lotion. They both cost about the same $11. The eos lotion contains petroleum-based ingredients (petrolatum and mineral oil) plus a ton of fragrance (the higher up on the ingredients list the more of it the product contains). For the same price, Derma E does not include petroleum-based ingredients and a safer fragrance at the bottom of the list.
If you’re looking for a clean dupe to the Cerave Body Lotion that’s a little more luxurious and sophisticated in both look and formula, then check out Necessaire.
The Necessaire Body Lotion is made with multivitamins for the skin and contains conditioning peptides. The lotion feels hydrating and doesn’t feel like it just sits on top of my skin. It sinks in well and is super smooth and silky. The Necessaire Body Lotion has the ideal consistency of neither too thick nor too thin. Overall a pleasant body lotion and the fragrance free version is fantastic if you prefer no scent.
Consistency: Light to medium lotion, silky
Scent: Fragrance free (scented options available)
Price: $25 (code OBL10 saves)
This is one of the OG natural body lotions and the first organic body cream I ever tried. My favorites are their coconut scent and honey almond scent. 100% Pure’s creamy body lotion is enriched with potent anti-aging vitamins, energizing green coffee, and brightening vitamin C. For 100% Pure body cream fans there’s also Body butters and hand creams in their signature scents.
Consistency: Creamy lotion
Scent: various scents available
Price: $26 (code OBL saves)
This is a fantastic organic body lotion for people who don’t like body lotions! I was so impressed by Free + True All Over Creamy Serum – it has the perfect creamy serum consistency that isn’t too light or too heavy and an unbelievable scent. It’s also got a couple of awards under its belt, including “Best Natural Body Moisturizer” at Indie Beauty Expo and “Best Body Serum” by the Beauty Shortlist Awards. Free + True’s body serum instantly absorbs, perfect for anyone who hates waiting for their body lotion to dry.
The all natural and organic formula is packed with free radical fighting botanicals made in a base of organic aloe leaf juice. Body Prophet nourishes body with Aloe Vera Juice, Yarrow Leaf, Comfrey Extract, Geranium Oil, Olive Leaf Extract, Pumpkin Seed Oil, Rose Flower Extract, Sea Buckthorn Berry and more.
Consistency: Creamy serum lotion
Scent: Subtle, Sweet, Citrus
For luxury California-made seaweed-infused body care, look no further than OSEA. The OSEA Undaria Algae Body Oil is a seaweed-infused body oil filled with antioxidant mineral moisture that softens, nourishes and firms. OSEA soaks hand-harvested Undaria Algae in barrels of oils for up to six months to create their Undaria Algae Body Oil. It’s also made with potent ingredients like acai pulp oil, babassu seed oil, and linseed oil for anti-aging body care benefits.
Be sure to check out the OSEA Body Butter, Body Lotion and Body Balm for different textures.
Consistency: Lightweight oil
Scent: Citrus, grounding, grapefruit, lime and cypress
Price: $48 (code OBL saves)
For a magnesium focused body cream that helps with sleep and sore muscles, check out Austra Melt Body Butter. Run by Venus Williams and Stephanie Morimoto, Asutra is all about accessibly priced clean skin and wellness products. Their Melt Body Butter Lotion is a rich, thick and creamy body lotion with a powerful lavender scent. It’s not only a moisturizing body butter but also a pain and stress relief product formulated to be safe for both adults and children. Asutra Body Butter Lotion contains premium-quality magnesium oil directly from the Zechstein seabed in the Netherlands and helps with stress, joint stiffness and pain.
For body oil spray lovers, Asutra also makes lavender and rose body oil sprays that dispel as an even, fine mist.
Consistency: Rich, thick lotion-butter hybrid
Scent: Strong, Lavender (varies depending on product)
I finally tried out Beekman 1802 Whipped Body Cream with goat milk and it’s definitely got that whipped, creamy texture that makes applying it so fun. This has Beekman’s famous goat milk along with botanicals, butters and oils. The body cream sinks right in without leaving a greasy feeling.
The Red Flower Arctic Berry Cloud Cream is a light hydrating cream with a supremely elegant formula that makes it feel as fluffy and soft as you’d imagine a cloud. The star ingredient cloudberry fights free-radical damage with vital omega 3 and 6, linoleic and alpha-linolenic acid, and antioxidants and works to improve moisture retention and skin tone, diminish age spots and reduce inflammation.
Cloudberry is a 20 to 40 time more concentrated source of antioxidants than the most commonly used source, vitamin e. Arctic Berry Cloud Cream also contains the powerful antioxidant found in strawberries, ellagic acid, which works to prevent the drying effects of hormonal imbalances and environmental exposure.
The Red Flower Arctic Berry Cloud Cream is truly an exceptional body cream if you love a beautiful lightweight lotion. Red Flower NYC is one of the best all natural and organic body lotion brands and a revered name in the organic spa world.
Consistency: Light, whipped, soft, fluffy like a cloud
Scent: Palmarosa, Moroccan rose and Rose Damascena
Price: $86 (code OBL saves)
Leahlani launched their Pamplemousse Replenishing Body Oil, which has the exact same scent as their iconic Pamplemousse Cleansing Oil. This silky, luxurious body oil has an addictive scent of vanilla and citrus.
This body oil has some serious skincare ingredients like Vitamin C, Astaxanthin, Lupin Seed Extract and Sour Sop Seed Oil.
Consistency: Hydrating lightweight oil
Scent: Vanilla citrus floral
Price: $52 (code OBL saves)
If you’re looking for an affordable body lotion that’s thick, check out The Seaweed Bath Co Detox Firming Body Cream. It’s made with natural, organic, nutrient-rich bladderwrack seaweed with green coffee bean extract, green tea extract and hyaluronic acid. The Detox Firming Cream is a heavier, richer formula for those who enjoy a thicker cream.
Consistency: Thick cream
If you’re interested in a tallow body product (not vegan), Primally Pure’s body butters are made from organic tallow from grass-fed cows along with shea butter, coconut oil, mango butter and extra virgin olive oil. Tallow is known to be rich in Vitamins A, D, E and K, anti-inflammatory conjugated linoleic acid + antimicrobial palmitoleic acid and can help solve a number of skin ailments.
Consistency: Creamy butter
Scent: Yummy almond vanilla
Price: $31 (code OBL saves)
For a spiritually lifting body butter that’s ultra rich, Annmarie Skincare’s Palo Santo Body Butter is perfect for palo santo lovers. It’s deeply nourishing with kukui and macadamia and grounding with essential oils of palo santo, cardamom, vetiver and nutmeg. The Annmarie Skincare Palo Santo Body Butter is an entire self care ritual on its own. This palo santo is wildcrafted in Ecuador and sustainably harvested solely from fallen trees and branches.
Consistency: Rich butter
Scent: Palo santo
The Prima Beyond Body Oil is a nourishing and healing body oil that helps moisturize dry skin and relax the senses. It has 600mg of CBD and a bevy of certified organic oils in an ultra-concentrated formula that helps relieve stress and calm the mind. Prima Beyond Body Oil contains a stress-fighting remedy of squalane, helichrysum and magnesium. If you love hemp scents, the Prima body oil projects a strong hemp-y scent with subtle notes of clove and geranium.
The Prima CBD hemp body oil has a superb formula of plant actives including plenty of omegas, phenols, antioxidants, and fatty acids to help turn your rough skin soft and supple. It combines wellness and body care in one and feels super nourishing, all while looking beautiful in a hefty, frosted glass pump bottle.
Consistency: Light to medium weight oil
Scent: Strong, Hemp, warm, earthy
Max and Me is a high vibrational eco-luxe skincare line that combines energy healing, aromatherapy and highly vibrant ingredients sourced from sacred pockets around the world.
The incredibly healing and potent Circle of Protection is for skin that needs rescue and contains ingredients selected not only for their ability to soften and nourish but also for their energetic healing abilities: Magnolia, Manuka, Bourbon Geranium, Litsea, Vetiver Bourbon, Rose Damask, and Silver Fir in a base of highest quality Argan, Marula and Chilean Rosehip oil.
For a budget natural body lotion, Derma E is a clean beauty brand offering a wide variety of body lotions in beautiful scents (and fragrance free). Derma E Hydrating Shea Body Lotion contains Colloidal Oatmeal, hydrating vegan Hyaluronic Acid and moisturizing Shea and Cocoa Butters along with certified organic aloe leaf juice. The Jasmine and Vanilla Body Lotion has Jasmine flower extract and vanilla flower extract for an intoxicating strong scent.
Consistency: Medium weight lotion
Scent: Strong, Varies
Luxury green beauty brand Bluh Alchemy makes treatment-focused skincare, but has one body oil called Active Relief Oil. Formulated to bring skin soothing relief, Active Relief Body Oil is a blend of nourishing fatty acids, phytoceramides, and antioxidants from Copaiba oleoresin, hinoki, arnica, Peru balsam, rice brain oil and holy basil. It has a woodsy vanilla scent from hinoki, cypress and Tonka Bean.
Consistency: Medium to rich oil
Scent: Woodsy vanilla
Organic K-beauty brand Whamisa also makes beautiful body lotions, oils and hand creams with their signature fermentation technology. 95% organic and made in a base of organic aloe leaf extract, Whamisa Organic Fruits Body Lotion contains nourishing organic oils and butters, such as olive oil, grapeseed oil, shea butter, avocado oil, Yuzu oil and apple seed oil. Whamisa’s signature ‘Natural Fermentation Technology’ uses fermentation filtrates of organic fruits, such as apple, kiwi, yuzu, and persimmon with Lacto-fermentation, which provide an enhanced level of readily-available beta-carotene, vitamins, and minerals.
Consistency: Light lotion
Price: $35 (code ORGANICBEAUTYLOVER saves)
Northern California CBD skincare brand Vertly uses slow-extracted botanicals that are are handcrafted weekly to deeply relax your body, nourish your skin and soothe your senses. California Bloom Body Oil contains Full spectrum hemp oil (500mg of CBD) fused with soothing calendula flower and chamomile to nourish the skin, sweet almond oil, olive squalane and niaouli tree extract works to promote optimal skin health.
Consistency: Lightweight oil
Scent: Citrus, lemon, bergamot
Cocokind offers an affordable, unscented body lotion in a jumbo 12 oz bottle. Cocokind Sake Body Lotion features sake, a fermented rice wine rich in smoothing enzymes and microbiome-friendly prebiotic sugars, our fragrance-free body lotion delivers gentle exfoliation and supports skin moisture barrier.
Consistency: Lightweight lotion
Scent: Fragrance free
If you’re looking for a super thin, fluid milk of a body cream, then check out Fitglow Beauty Body Cream. Fitglow offers two versions, the Bakuchiol Body Cream and Cloud Ceramide Body Cream, which both have the same runny, fluid consistency. Bakuchiol Body Cream has bakuchiol to firm and smooth the look of skin, along with hyaluronic acid and glutathione to plump and brighten, while Cloud Ceramide Cream has natural rice Ceramides and cloudberry oil. Fitglow Body Creams have a light subtle scent.
Consistency: Fluid, runny lotion
Scent: subtle, varies
Price: $38 (code OBL15 saves)
Canadian brand Routine makes clean, natural body care products for the olfactory senses. Routine’s complex scents are for those who want organic body lotions and oils, but not the typical scents you find in most body care products. They’re made a base of Organic Jojoba, Apricot Kernel, Rosehip and Sunflower seed oils and feel like a luxury body oil for much less.
The Routine Body Oil Serums are lightweight, silky oils that are all-purpose for hair, shaving and even face. Routine Naturals is known for their sensual pheromone-like scents and Superstar and Sexie Sadie are some of my favorite.
Routine’s luxurious oils are packaged in ethically-made biophotonic glass bottles from the Netherlands. This unique packaging helps keep the antioxidants present in the ingredients intact so Routine oils work better for you, longer. My only qualm with this all-purpose oil is that the pump dispenses a small amount each time, so I like to remove it and use.
Consistency: Light to medium oil
Scent: Tonka, Vetiver, Cardamom, Rosalina (Superstar)
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As a beauty blogger I come across so many products, and I always appreciate interesting under-the-radar gems. Some of the indie brands making these gems happen to be organic perfume houses, and leave it to those who know aromatherapy and scents best, to create some outstanding organic body oils.
Andrea is a clean beauty expert from Los Angeles, California with 10 years of experience in clean beauty, natural skincare and organic living. She writes for Organic Beauty Lover using her expertise to guide readers in choosing the best clean beauty products. Andrea graduated from the University of Southern California in 2012 and has worked at multiple skincare companies, big and small. Connect with her @organicbeautylover.