Weekend giveaway: Hard Lotion

This giveaway is now closed. Congrats to the winners — Lani C., Elaine Vince, and Kassie Phillips!
Today’s weekend giveaway comes from sponsor Hard Lotion. Renee, the owner of Hard Lotion, sent me a few of her samples to try. Let’s just say I have to fight my six-year-old daughter for autonomy of these products. They are heavenly!

Hard lotion is — well, lotion that’s solid. At room temperature, it rests at a solid temperature, but as soon as it comes in contact with your body, it smooths on, silky as butter. The lotion bars she sent me work beautifully and smell divinely free of chemicals.

My favorite part — there’s only three ingredients in the hard lotion: shea butter, coconut oil, and beeswax. That’s it! It’s safe enough to smooth over cracked skin, but works powerfully.

She also sent me a sample of her Au Chocolat lotion bar, with beeswax, coconut oil, and cocoa butter. My daughter loves this one, for obvious reasons.

The two lip balms she sent me also have the three main ingredients — shea butter, coconut oil, and beeswax; the peppermint-infused one also has peppermint essential oil. It reminds me of Burt’s Beeswax, but without the icky residue or need to reapply an hour later.

I love the Simply Soothing diaper rash cream as well. With just coconut oil, zinc oxide, and beeswax as its ingredients, goodness knows we don’t need more baby care products full of chemicals.

My favorite product she sent me, though, is the Hair Butter (sweetly named Second Life). Oh, the hair butter. You know how I only wash my hair with baking soda. Well, I think I’ve just replaced my apple cider vinegar rinse with a few dabs of the Hair Butter (with ingredients shea butter, coconut oil, beeswax, and orange essential oil). My hair looks amazing with this stuff, if I say so myself. And I love the scent.

To top it all off, Renee stamps each product with a “made on” date. Mine were made about a week ago. Very cool.

Giveaway Time

Three of you will win a $35 gift certificate to Hard Lotion! To enter, simply leave any comment on this post.

This giveaway will end tonight, at 11:59 p.m. CST. I hope you win!

Tsh Oxenreider

Tsh is the founder of this blog and just finished traveling around the world with her husband and 3 kids. Her latest book is Notes From a Blue Bike, and believes a passport is one of the world's greatest textbooks.

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  1. I love the idea of the hair butter!
    Thanks for the chance to win!

  2. Erica McCoy says:

    Fingers crossed!!!

  3. Awesome!! Thanks for the chance!

  4. Jenni Bailey says:

    I’ve recently tried a hard lotion. Love it! These products sound divine!! Would love to try some! And I just love the ingredients. Anything without parabens, colour and parfum!

  5. Better late than never! Glad I saw it on Twitter! : ) I’ve seen Renee’s stuff floating around the net, and would really love some!

  6. Those are pretty much my three favorite ingredients! Awesome!

  7. That looks really cool! Especially the hair butter! I hope I win!!!!

  8. What amazing products! I would LOVE to win some. My mother-in-love has eczema issues and is highly allergic to so many lotions… I bet these products would be perfect for her!! 🙂

  9. Sounds wonderful!

  10. I have made this and love it, but would love to try the original!

  11. These sound wonderful! I would love to try them!

  12. Oh I would love to try the hair butter. It sounds heavenly! Thanks for the giveaway opportunity.

  13. this sounds lovely!

  14. Pick me, pick me!!

  15. I’ve never heard of hard lotions, but they just might be my new favorite product! Thank you for the opportunity to win some!!

  16. I would love to try it. It looks great.

  17. I would love to win this and give these products a try! I’m going to have to find out more about washing hair with only baking soda?!

  18. I’ve been wanting to try her stuff!!

  19. Oh my goodness it all sounds wonderful…I want one of everything!

  20. Stephanie says:

    Hope I win definitely need some body butter

  21. Allison Von Stein says:

    What fantastic products!

  22. Ooh! This is fantastic! I’m trying so hard to get into natural stuff, but money is king around here. I have a hard time spending money on natural things I’ve never tried. This would go a long way in helping me get started!

  23. I would love to try these products!

  24. New to SimpleMom and love it! Following on FaceBook, too.

  25. erin faunce-stoltzfus says:

    The hair butter sounds rad!

  26. Julie Sharpe says:

    Thanks for the give away !

  27. Awesome giveaway! Thanks!

  28. Very cool! I love solid lotion- so much easier! And hair butter sounds wonderful!

  29. Whether or not I win, I think I will definitely try some of her products. Thanks for giving us the heads up on a great find!

  30. Those sound really nice 😉

  31. Valerie Stokes says:

    I’m anxious to try the hair butter. The older I get, the grayer I get, the drier I am. I’d like to see if it helps.

  32. christine says:

    Would love this so much!

  33. Savannah Roth says:

    Pick me!

  34. Sandy Lindberg says:

    I’m curious about the hair butter…wonder what it could do for my hair 🙂 And already love solid lotion! Thanks for doing the giveaway!

  35. Sounds wonderful! Anything to soothe my hands would be wonderful.

  36. Love her lotion! I’ve been wanting to try the hair butter.

  37. great concept! 🙂

  38. The hair stuff sounds wonderful! Gotta check out her site!

  39. i would love to try this.

  40. I would love to try the hair butter! I went shampoo free in January and am loving it!

  41. Genevieve Wagner says:

    The diaper rash cream would be great to have on hand… my newest daughter is 6 days old =)

  42. Kara Janzen says:

    My hands would love this!

  43. Melissa Elder says:

    I hope I win! Sounds like a great product! Love your blog!

  44. Her stuff is amazing! What a terrific giveaway!

  45. Joslin tidwell says:

    I got some of these products for Christmas and love them…I hope I win so I can give them to others in my family!
    Question-when do you put the hair butter in? I can’t stand the smell of the apple cider vinegar rinse

  46. Wow, that sounds awesome! I’ve never heard of hair butter before, but after your description I really want to try it!

  47. I keep thinking I should try the baking soda shampoo, but haven’t quite worked up the nerve yet. I should do it now, since I chopped all my hair off…
    So anyway – this stuff looks amazing! Would love to win. Thanks for the chance!

  48. I purchased her Beesilk lotion and lib balm and it has worked wonders for my dry skin. Would love to win more! Thanks for the nice giveaway!

  49. Oooohh… I could you definitely use some hard lotion… my hands are rough and cracked after a long, dry, high altitude winter!

  50. Hard lotion?! REALLY?! I have got to try that!!!

  51. These look fab!!!! Hope to win:)

  52. Winter has been terrible on my hands and I could use some of that lotion – and the limited ingredients would probably be great for my super sensitive skin.

  53. Sounds fabulous and delicious!

  54. These sounds yummy! thanks!

  55. I would love the Hair Butter for my daughter!

  56. Thanks for this opportunity. These look like fabulous products!

  57. I love this! Where do you find such great products?!

  58. kimberly anderson says:

    WoW! I would SO LOVE to try these products!

  59. I’ve wanted to try this lotion for some time now. Thanks for the opportunity to win.

  60. Hard Lotion sounds amazing… I love products that are so simple, yet so out of the ordinary. I would love to win one!

  61. I’ve heard of hard lotion before and it sounds really interesting. It would be nice to try it.

  62. That hair butter is a must try! I’ve been wanting to go “no-poo” but my hair won’t comb out without conditioner. Oh, I hope I win!!

  63. mmmm sounds wonderful. Live to try it!

  64. I’ve been Poo Free for just over a year and I LOVE it!! I’ve been using Conditioner every now and again however and would LOVE to replace it with the hair butter! As a new convert to Coconut Oil, this seems like an obvious next step. Thanks for sharing these great products! 🙂


  65. Do they sell the hair butter by the ton? I bet that stuff would do wonders on my frizzy, curly mess!

  66. Rachel King says:

    Oh, those look lovely.

  67. I’d love a chance to try out some of these products!

  68. Bethany Armstrong says:

    Love these ideas, and jealous that I didn’t think of them first! 🙂 Thanks for the info!

  69. Just found your site today! Looks like a wonderful giveaway!

  70. I would love to win! 🙂

  71. I’d love to share this with my daughter – thanks for the post.

  72. Denise Brink says:

    this sounds like just what the Dr ordered.. I have been threw so much with Dr and surgerys that I realy need to Pamper myself with good stuff and down home things in them… I would love to try your products.. I sure could use something just of me….
    SOunds Heavenly…

  73. I would love to win b/c I have been wanting to try some of her products b/c they look fantastic!!! 🙂

  74. Wow, I think I found some new products that I will love!! Thanks!!

  75. oooh looks amazing…I would love to try some…

  76. I’ve been intrigued by this product for a while – would love to try some!

  77. Leah Seydel says:

    Sounds Divine! Thanks for the chance!

  78. Eeek!! I hope I win, I would *love* to try these products!

  79. I love the idea of handmade products, with only a few ingredients, that are safe for everyone in my family!

  80. Merrilee says:

    Ooh, I want to try the hair butter. That sounds wonderful!

  81. chocolate lotion bar sounds heavenly!

  82. Love the idea of “hard” lotion. And a diaper cream that isn’t goopy-gunk….I’m in!

  83. Margaret says:

    The diaper rash cream sounds great!

  84. I’d love to try it. Thanks for the chance to win!

  85. oh yay I want to enter!!!!

  86. This stuff sounds incredible!

  87. I love all things chemical free, and the chance to try something new! Thanks!

  88. That sounds heavenly!! Thanks for the giveaway. 🙂

  89. Jennifer says:

    These products sound fantastic! I would love to try them.

  90. these sound amazing!!

  91. Suzanne L. says:

    Sounds good!!

  92. Wow can’t wait to try these products!

  93. I could use some pampering!

  94. Oh this looks incredible.

  95. Sounds heavenly. My locks are dry and the hands too!

  96. this stuff looks amazing!!

  97. Great offer

  98. Celina Green says:

    Yum! My hands could use this!

  99. I would love to win this as I’m always on the lookout for a good lotion for my cracked hands.

  100. Sounds divine- I’d love to try out these products!