Sometimes my hands gets so ragged (hangnail alert!) that they need more than a moisturizer--they need a balm. I am so comforted by that word, balm, because it makes me think of "calm" and "balmy," which are both relaxing, vacation-like terms. Anyway, I've found a new favorite soother--nettiescrub lavender body balm. It comes in regular and mini sizes, which I appreciate (I have an unnatural love for mini-sized things), and it makes my hands smell like I've been running through lavender fields in the South of France (this is kind of a life long dream of mine).
Even without my odd affinities for mini beauty items and French lavender fields, you'll be into nettiescrub products. Nettie herself is a celebrity manicurist who started her line based on her clients' luxury needs. She whipped up a perfect body buff (which also comes in a mini format--grapefruit is my favorite scent) and then started creating balms, soaps and candles--all with . "I realized most ingredients found in common scrubs and moisturizers are totally unnecessary and toxic," she says.
Nettie's natural products are handmade and sold in sustainable and reusable packaging. Bonus: everything from nettiescrub costs $25 or less (the minis are especially great deals).