If you ladies are anything like me (and pretty much every other adult in the world), you spend most of your time at work. I work at a bank, which means lots of hand washing, which leads to dry hands. I have 3 essential products I couldn't survive my work day without: hand sanitizer, hand lotion, and lip balm. I present to you, my essentials:
Most hand sanitizers you get at name brand stores are chock full of chemicals like Triclosan amongst others, not cruelty free, and not vegan. In addition to that, most contain alcohol which is super drying on your hands. I am a huge fan of Clean Well's Orange Vanilla Hand Sanitizer Spray. The scent is very light and pleasant. It leaves no sticky residue on your hands, and dries quickly. It doesn't burn your cuts either, which is totally a plus! They say you get 225+ sprays, which I feel is accurate because I use it every time after I wash my hands (which is a lot because I'm a germaphobe), and it still lasts me awhile. It kills germs naturally, and anything that combines killing germs and naturally in the same sentence, sign me up. You can order it online, or purchase it at your local Whole Foods for around $3-$4 per bottle.
I'm a certified vegan lip balm junkie. Like, if there was a Lip Balms Anonymous, I would be front and center. One of my go to brands is Hurraw; a raw, organic, cold pressed, and vegan lip balm brand. Their Coconut scent is one of my favorites. It smells like actual coconut, not fake coconut and not overbearing in the least. It's super moisturizing because it has actual coconut oil in the ingredients., amongst many other good for you ingredients. Whole Foods also carries this brand, but you can order them through the Hurraw website, www.hurrawbalm.com Each tube is around $3.79 each. They currently have a minimum 3 tube order, but they gave me a fourth tube free, which more than took care of the cost of shipping.
Lastly, one of my absolute favorite vegan and cruelty free brands, Pacifica's Island Vanilla Hand Cream. I will be doing several posts about Pacifica because I truly can't say enough good things about them. This hand cream smells absolutely amazing (I'm also a certified Vanillaholic) and truly is super hydrating as they say. A little goes a long way. It absorbs quickly, isn't greasy at all, and leaves a delicate vanilla scent on your hands. I apply it over my hand sanitizer, and the scents together smell delicious. You can purchase a tube for $9 at Ulta, or on their website www.pacificabeauty.com which if you do use the website, be sure to check out their other products. I promise you won't be disappointed with anything they have to offer!