What's your favorite hand lotion for those garden weary hands?

flowersandthings(MidAtlantic 6/7)December 13, 2004

What's your favorite hand lotion (salve etc.) for those garden (and now cold and indoor heat!) weary hands? I've tried those salves like Burt's Bees but some are so greasy and I don't find they work all that well...... the thin lotions don't work either...... any rich wonderful lotions for the hands? Has anyone tried Dr. Hunters hand salve? Or H2O's? or Burt's Bees bannanna? Or other?

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The most effective hand cream I have found, for dry skin, including the hands, is "A & D ointment." It comes in a tube, & I think most drug stores have it, over the counter. This stuff is definitely greasy- the first ingredient listed is cod liver oil. But it works.

    Bookmark   December 15, 2004 at 2:00PM
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ademink(z5a-5b Indianapolis)

Most of the "bag balms" or udder creams work great!!! I'm currently using something great called Crack Cream. For split cuticles or fingers, NOTHING beats Burt's Bees cuticle cream!

    Bookmark   December 27, 2004 at 11:08PM
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violet_sky(z8 Portland OR)

I love Queen Helen's Hand Cream. It's not too greasy and it smells like coconut. Plus it's inexpensive and can be found at RiteAid.

But if you don't mind shelling out some $ for lotion Origins cocoa therapy is devine! I could eat it as much as wear it... it smells like chocolate with a hint of citrus orange... yum! Also not too greasy [which I don't like either]

Here is a link that might be useful: Origins Lotion

    Bookmark   January 2, 2005 at 8:54PM
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First use glycerin soap to insure hands aren't dried out. Then Bag Balm.

    Bookmark   January 4, 2005 at 4:38PM
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I have to second ademinks recomendation of Burt's Bees cuticle cream.

As far as hand lotion goes, I have been using a FANTASTIC el cheapo for a couple years now: Suave Naturals in Cucumber Melon. It smells delicious,too! It absorbs really fast and is not greasy. You can get it really cheap at Wal- Mart.

    Bookmark   January 4, 2005 at 5:52PM
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Barbaraga(GA 7a)

Zim's Crack Creme spray that I bought at Walgreens is by far the best product I've used. It's not greasy and heals the cracks on my fingers very quickly.

I planted 400 daffodil bulbs Sunday and had rough cracked hands. My hands and cuticles are beautiful and smooth today.

I used to use Burt's carrot hand cream which I liked, but this is much better.

    Bookmark   January 5, 2005 at 7:34PM
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greenelbows1(z9--so LA)

This may or may not be helpful, but I had a lot of trouble finding creams or lotions that worked after a few applications and discovered I was allergic to something in many of them. It's not a serious allergy that would be obvious to anyone right away, just a matter of feeling like I need more and more for less and less effect. To make matters more complicated the ingredient I was tested as allergic to (it's called Balsam of Peru!) is not listed on the label and is in many cosmetics and cleaning products. If that's your problem I wish you luck! If I find a soap or shampoo or whatever I use it until they 'improve' it and I can't use it any more. Used to love to experiment and try new products!

    Bookmark   January 6, 2005 at 6:00PM
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Aloe & Jojoba Creme Therapy from Made from Earth - hands down!

I use my hands ALL day long. Mother of 3, PTA and an 8x10 garden. The Made from Earth really moisturizes my hands, and you can really tell its a good products - better than the cheap chemical stuff you find at the local shops. Highly recommended!

    Bookmark   February 14, 2011 at 8:18PM
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I love Burt's Bees cuticle cream for my nails, but it doesn't cut it for my poor psoriatic hands, who really hate soap and water. (It's a heart break) I have a tin of Burt's hand salve in my garden trug, but I really don't like the smell. I discovered Kiehl's argan (fair trade) skin salve, which isn't greasy nearly as long as other ointments, and the smell takes me back to the 60s. It's great! Down side, it is NOT cheap. But I've used it daily for 3 weeks, and 98% of it is still in the jar.

    Bookmark   March 6, 2011 at 6:02PM
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just use a very small amount of vasolene. Yeah, a bit disgusting but if your hands get as bad as mine, you'll get use to it.

    Bookmark   March 31, 2011 at 2:02AM
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