A few nights ago, while cleaning out the pile of stuff that has collected once again by my desk, I found a box of MadeOn Lotion products that the owner, Renee Harris, sent me to review in the beginning of this year and which sadly ended up at the bottom of the giant pile of stuff by my desk, unopened and unappreciated.
I have to apologize to Renee because she emphasizes the freshness of her products and is probably horrified to know that they’ve been sitting here for so long. But I have to say that even after waiting unopened for 6 months, these products are still wonderful and smell great.
Packaging: All of the products in this review come in recyclable/reusable metal tins with no plastic. And they were shipped to me with only tissue paper and cardboard and without plastic shipping tape. Make sure you specify zero plastic packaging when placing an order, and Renee will be happy to comply with your request.
MadeOn Bee Silk hard lotion contains only 3 ingredients: beeswax, shea butter, and coconut oil. It’s a solid lotion bar wrapped in wax paper inside its metal tin. You rub the bar on your skin, and it softens with your body temperature.
MadeOn Bee Silk Junior lotion contains less beeswax than the hard lotion, so it’s softer and is better for babies and those with extra sensitive skin.
MadeOn Diaper Rash Cream contains coconut oil, beeswax, and zinc oxide (the active ingredient in Desitin), and it can be used on any rashes, not just babies’.
The product I’m particularly excited about is the Second Life Hair Butter. For years, I have been sparingly using up a glass container of Product hair styling aid, which I love, as it works really well to tame my frizzies, contains only 5 ingredients (shea butter, beeswax, aloe vera gel, vitamin E, and tangerine essential oil), and comes in glass. The problem is that it also has a thick plastic lid, so it’s not entirely plastic-free. Second Life Hair Butter, on the other hand, comes in a metal tin with no plastic, and it only contains 4 ingredients: shea butter, coconut oil, beeswax, and orange essential oil. It works just as well as Product and makes my hair smell great.