Last Updated: June 26, 2022

15 best natural body lotions for hydrating your skin.

WRITTEN BY Grove Collaborative • 24 min read

Your skin is your body's largest organ, so it makes sense to pay attention to what you're slathering on it. And, if you haven’t found a natural body lotion yet, you may be piling questionable ingredients onto your skin. Making the switch to a natural body lotion can do wonders for your skin — plus, natural lotions work with your body’s natural healing process to hydrate and cater to your skin’s unique needs.


If you’re looking to swap your conventional body lotion for a natural body lotion, or you’re just looking to discover a new one you love, take a look over our list of the best natural body lotions for hydrating your skin. You’ll find options like this Rooted Beauty Nourishing Body Lotion that's not only a plant-based moisturizer with antioxidants, but also available in multiple natural scents, too. Keep reading to find more body lotions for dry skin that are best for you and your needs.


This list of products was determined by ratings and reviews from Grove members.

1. Tree To Tub Shea Butter Lotion for Very Sensitive Skin

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Tree to Tub designed this unscented shea butter lotion with your natural skin in mind — since the secret to healthy, hydrated skin is, you guessed it, your skin! Your skin can moisturize itself, but unfortunately, the skin care market has been flooded with products that contain chemicals that can strip your skin’s natural oils, causing dryness and …

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8.5 oz
$17.99
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2. Peach Soothing Body Lotion Refillable Stick - Starter Kit

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A clean, vegan body lotion starter kit with a refillable Forever Lotion Case and Soothing Body Lotion Refill Stick to moisturize dry skin.

Scent: Lavender Coconut

  • IN THIS 100% PLASTIC-FREE KIT
    Soothing Body Lotion Refill Stick: Vegan formula infused with antioxidant-rich shea butter and jojoba to deliver long-lasting moisture to dry skin …
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1 x body lotion stick refill, 1 x lotion case
$19.99
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3. Tree To Tub Shea Butter Body Lotion for Dry Skin

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Many drugstore lotions contain additives and unnatural fragrances that can cause your skin to feel dry, flaky, and irritated. Nourish your skin with Tree To Tub Shea Butter Lotion for Dry Skin - Non Greasy formula instead. This lotion is packed with healthy ingredients like organic shea butter, coconut, aloe vera, and lavender essential oil, so you …

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8.5 oz
$17.99
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4. Egyptian Magic All Purpose Healing Skin Cream

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Egyptian Magic All Purpose Healing Skin Cream is a master at multitasking. This phenomenal healing balm can be used for just about anything, from fading scars to treating scrapes. It's uniquely formulated using a mixture of natural ingredients derived from living plants and organisms. Free from additives, added preservatives, parabens, and GMOs, …

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2 Oz
$28.99
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5. Burt's Bees Butter Body Lotion for Dry Skin with Cocoa & Cupuaçu

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Some body lotions can leave you in a sticky situation. Fortunately, with Burt’s Bees® Body Lotion for Dry Skin, you won't have to worry about that. This incredibly hydrating body lotion blends softening cocoa and cupuacu butters to create a rich, non-greasy cream that absorbs quickly into your skin. This dermatologist-tested, 98.9% natural origin …

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12 Oz
$10.69
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6. OSEA Anti-Aging Body Balm

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Serum strength sculpting power in a liquid body balm.

OSEA's Anti-Aging Body Balm combines the lasting hydration of a lotion with the anti-aging benefits of a serum. Alaria seaweed improves the appearance of skin elasticity and makes skin feel tighter all over. The super-nourishing formula softens skin with a combination of passion fruit, …

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5 oz
$54
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7. The Seaweed Bath Co Energizing Body Cream

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Brighten your day — and your skin — with the deeply moisturizing, nutrient-rich Energizing Body Cream from The Seaweed Bath Co. This luxurious, skin-boosting moisturizer is packed with antioxidants like vitamin C and bladderwrack seaweed, along with invigorating coffee, matcha, and ginseng for softer, more radiant skin.

The Seaweed Bath Co. uses …

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6 oz
$14.99
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8. Ursa Major Perfect Zen Body Lotion

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Let the woodsy blend of bergamot and cedar bring you back down to earth in this Perfect Zen Body Lotion. Ursa Major’s fast-absorbing body lotion is lightweight with a velvety texture that doesn’t leave behind a greasy finish. This long-lasting moisturizer is designed to provide your body with soothing hydration in any season.

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8 oz
$26
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9. The Seaweed Bath Co Hydrating Body Cream

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Bring the goodness of the beach home with The Seaweed Bath Co Hydrating Body Cream. This body cream is made with sustainably harvested and organic bladderwrack seaweed, hyaluronic acid, shea butter, and argan oil. It naturally hydrates, detoxifies, and replenishes skin to strengthen and soften your skin with each use. It’s also paraben-free, …

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6 oz
$12.99
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10. SheaMoisture Coconut Hibiscus Body Lotion, Brightening and Toning

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SheaMoisture Coconut & Hibiscus Body Lotion is a non-greasy skin moisturizer that provides a burst of hydration for dry skin to make your skin soft, smooth and radiant! This hydrating body moisturizer, lotion, body cream and hand cream for dry hands is made from natural ingredients—making it perfect for dull, dry skin. SheaMoistures skin cream …
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13 Oz
$9.99
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11. Rooted Beauty Nourishing Body Lotion

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This creamy body lotion has it all: super moisturizers, of course, but also antioxidants to help your skin barrier stay strong and healthy, so your skin can retain its moisture. The Rooted Beauty R7 Complex — a signature blend of seven antioxidants from potent root plants — nourishes skin back to health, and ultra-hydrating cocoa seed butter and …
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6 oz
$12.99
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12. Hand in Hand Body Lotion

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Hand in Hand Body Lotion does a body good with clean ingredients that quickly penetrate your skin for long-lasting hydration. Super-silky and non-greasy, this lotion is made with nourishing sunflower seed oil and other skin-friendly ingredients that won’t dry your skin out. Choose from two delightful scents — Sea Salt or Cactus Blossom — made with …

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10 oz
$9.99
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13. Mrs. Meyer's Body Lotion

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Lather up with this Mrs. Meyer's Body Lotion, and feel the difference from other similar brands. This naturally derived body lotion uses ingredients such as almond oil and shea butter to soften and moisturize your skin with each and every use. It’s phthalate-free, paraben-free, dermatologist-tested, and like all Mrs. Meyer’s products, it’s Leaping …

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15.5 Oz
$7.99
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14. Dr. Bronner's Organic Lotion

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Soak in all the perks of Dr. Bronner's Organic Lotion, like for example, the fact that this lotion is super moisturizing so all you need is a few squirts to use it on your whole body. This lotion should last you longer than other brands, and it’s made with organic jojoba, coconut, hemp, and avocado oils to smooth out even the driest of skin. It’s …

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8 Oz
$9.99
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15. Weleda Skin Food Nourishing Body Lotion

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Your best skin days are just ahead with Weleda’s Skin Food Nourishing Body Lotion. This ultra-hydrating formula captures all the moisturizing power of Weleda’s best-selling Skin Food and transforms it into a super silky, easy-to-spread lotion that quickly absorbs into your skin. Skin Food Nourishing Body Lotion is packed with essential fatty acids, …

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6.8 Oz
$18.99
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FAQs

What is the difference between body cream and body lotion?

Body cream or body lotion? (That is the question.) It all comes down to your hydrating style and what you’re looking for from your personal care product. A natural body lotion is usually a mix of water and oil, making a much lighter-weight formula than body creams. Because of this, body lotions are also non-greasy and your skin won’t feel weighed down by them.


Body creams on the other hand have a thick consistency, and they take longer to rub into your skin. They do, however, add extra hydrating abilities to your skin and are best for those with dry and extra-dry skin. Body creams are also a great choice for normal skin types during the winter months or windy weather because they’ll add more moisturizing power to your skin when it’s most needed.


How should you apply body lotion?

First and foremost, if you only remember one thing about natural body lotion, you should know that the best time for applying it is right after you shower. That’s because your body can best absorb the body lotion when it’s warm and semi-damp, which, as you know, is how your skin feels right after you take your shower or bath. Plus, during your shower, your body will have gotten rid of dead skin cells, dirt, and other buildup that happens while life does.


To apply body lotion, it’s pretty simple. Here are the basics:

  1. If you’ve just showered, pat yourself damp (not dry) with your towel
  2. Get a good amount of lotion on your hands (But don’t overdo it!)
  3. Rub your hands together to warm up the lotion
  4. Pick a spot on your body to apply the lotion and gently rub the lotion in
  5. Repeat steps 2 through 4 until you’ve lotioned up your whole body

Should I use body lotion right after I shower?

This one we’ve already covered a bit, but in case you skimmed past it, yes, you should definitely use your best body lotion right after you shower.


After a shower (or bath) is one of the very best times to apply a natural body lotion. There are a few reasons why this is a good time to lather up your body with lotion. Here’s why we (and so many others, including dermatologists) recommend applying body lotion right after your shower or bath:

  • After a shower you’ve just removed a large amount of dirt, sweat, oil, and dead skin cells from your skin
  • After a shower your skin can dry up faster because water is evaporating off of it
  • Damp skin allows hydrating body lotion to fully absorb into your skin and lock moisture in
  • It's convenient and can easily become a routine you can stick to

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