A recent trip to Seattle and the peerless Pike Place Market unearthed an unexpected treasure: this humble yet powerful lotion bar from Deming, Washington-based Moon Valley Organics. Our discovery couldn’t come at a better time, with the notoriously fickle Berkshire climate—one day it’s a balmy 65 degrees, with ladybugs sunning themselves on our front doors, and the next it’s a rainy, teeth-chattering 42 degrees—and our last-ditch efforts at winterizing the yard and garden doing a number on our hands.
Moon Valley Organics’ Lotion Bar is artisanally crafted with a short list of 100 percent natural, 100 percent pronounceable, and mostly organic ingredients, like calendula and comfrey, that moisturize and promote healing. Pop it out of the tin, let it warm up in your hands, and rub it in for an instant moisture boost. We’ve been using it pretty much nonstop since we got back, and we’ve definitely seen a difference in the softness and suppleness of our hands and cuticles. (Bonus: you can also gently smooth your lotioned hands over your hair for an extra bit of flyaway-taming pow.) The effects last for hours, and the smell is a light and refreshing blend of lemon and vanilla, so you won’t scare away coworkers or significant others. And that sweet little reusable, moon-faced tin? Perfect for all sorts of bits and bobs, like paperclips, tea bags, and hair accessories.
Here’s your chance to get in on the moisturizing action: the generous folks at Moon Valley Organics are giving one lucky reader their very own Lotion Bar! To enter, all you have to do is leave a comment below telling us what you like best about the fall season. The contest runs from now until 11:59 p.m. EST on November 7, 2012. View the full details.
Congratulations to our winner, Ellen from Minnesota!