Chapped hands are incredibly unpleasant, but regular lotion never quite satiates mine in the dead of winter. Enter Super Duty Hand Care from Sweet Grass Farm ($8, pictured), a salve that comes in the form of a palm-size disk. It's kind of weird at first, rubbing this disk in your hands, but then the mix of beeswax, olive oil and lanolin -- plus lemon and lavender oils -- starts to seep in. It's soft, it smells excellent and it makes your skin feel unbelievably smooth.
In addition to their magic hand salve, Sweet Grass farm makes a bunch of natural, simple, affordable products that are based on country wisdom and hand-stirred kitchen concoctions. Also worth a look: Their Olive Oil & Beeswax lip balms ($3.50), which come in fun clic-clac tins and give lips a bit of a gloss while they sooth. Don't you just love cheap luxuries?