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Slip This Hand Lotion Into Your Carry-on

2011/11/22by Donna Hull

made-on-skin-care-productsNeed an under $20 gift for your favorite boomer traveler? How about a hand lotion that can be transported in carry on luggage without raising eyebrows from a TSA agent or leaking onto your clothes? What if it contained a combination of natural ingredients specifically designed for extreme dry skin? Hard Lotion from MadeOn Skin Care Products is the answer.

Made from beeswax, coconut oil and shea butter, hard lotion bars come in a tin box. The bar stays in a solid state until softened by the warmth of your hands. For the last month, I’ve been trying out several of the MadeOn Skin Care Products:

  • At night, I’ve been rubbing the Bee Silk Hard Lotion Bar on my dry, cracked heels — you know how hard active travel is on our itchy travel feet! The beeswax seals in the healing properties of the coconut oil and shea butter without that sticky or greasy feeling.
  • When using the Au Chocolat Hard Lotion — does it ever smell good — I got my chocolate fix without adding a single calorie to my day. The addition of cocoa butter to coconut oil and beeswax gives it that slight chocolaty scent.
  • Applying the MadeOn natural lip balm, protected my lips on the cold, Montana walks that Alan and I have been enjoying. And the peppermint essential oil included in the formula is a real pick-me-up.
  • I also received Bug Block, with essential oils of citronella, cedarwood and lavender to repel mosquitoes. I’ll let you know how well it works when those pesky insects return to Montana.

Hard Lotion Bars can be purchased from the MadeOn Skin Care Products site. The bars come in a 2 oz. size ($9.95) as well as smaller pocket-sizes ($5.95) that are great for packing in a purse or coat pocket. Gift packages range from $10.25 to $20.50.

I’m so pleased with my experience using Hard Lotion Bars that I’ll  be adding them to my revised version of 20 under $20: Gifts for the Boomer Traveler. And here’s another cool idea — Renee Harris, owner of MadeOn Skin Care Porducts, sells do-it-yourself kits for the those creative boomers — you know who you are and it’s not me.

Would you like to win a Hard Lotion gift package from MadeOn Skin Care Products? To enter, just post a comment at the end of this post telling us which favorite traveler would receive your gift of a Hard Lotion Bar. Please include your email address for contact purposes. Contest ends on Tuesday, November 29, 2011 at 11:00 p.m. Mountain Daylight Time. Winner will be announced as soon as possible. Remember, according to our general contest rules, the winner must be a U.S. resident and respond within 48 hours of receiving the notification email; or we chose another winner.

Disclosure: MadeOn Skin Care Products provided sample products for my review and as a gift package giveaway to one of our readers.

Photo courtesy MadeOn Skin Care Products.

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UPDATE: November 29, 2011 11:00 p.m: this contest has expired. As soon as the winner acknowledges receipt of my email, I’ll make the announcement.


A boomer travel and lifestyle authority who is exploring the world one activity at a time. Besides writing and publishing My Itchy Travel Feet, she also writes about boomer travel for My Well-Being Powered by Humana, Make It Missoula and is the author of My Itchy Travel Feet: Breathtaking Adventure Vacation Ideas.

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Julie Gilley November 22, 2011 at 7:29 am

Sounds interesting! Soaps and lotions are always a challenge (and sometimes, a bit messy) for packing. I would love to try them myself!! Thanks for sharing!


November 22, 2011 at 9:53 am

I have a client who travels 3-4 days every week of the year. She FB’d recently about being stuck somewhere without hand lotion, so I’d give this bar to her. Thanks!
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Living Large November 22, 2011 at 10:04 am

There’s nothing I like better than all natural soaps that smell good. I might just keep this one for myself if I won! ;)
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November 22, 2011 at 10:05 am

These sound great. I would give them to my mom, who is planning to go to Europe next fall and who uses tons and tons of lotions.
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MyKidsEatSquid November 22, 2011 at 10:08 am

This IS a great idea. You wouldn’t have to take up space in your liquid bag either–I find that my bag is always bursting by the time you put in your toothpaste, shampoo, and everything else.
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Davie November 22, 2011 at 10:23 am

I would probably give it to myself (from my husband of course)! I’ve used bar lotions from local producers and LOVE them!


Twila November 22, 2011 at 10:39 am

I would love to win this and would pass it on to my little traveler (my daughter) who is always on the go and struggles with dry skin during the winter months. Thanks!


Marilyn Wons November 22, 2011 at 11:24 am

I would love to give this to my niece who travels on business trips!


Carri Ann November 22, 2011 at 11:56 am

I would love to get those for my husband! He travels often for work.


Shannon Baas November 22, 2011 at 12:26 pm

I would probably keep it as I travel a lot.


Alisa Bowman November 22, 2011 at 12:37 pm

Ha– this would be a gift for myself! I use coconut oil on my skin, but in the winter it’s hard to scoop it out of the container. A bar is genius.
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Heather on her travels
November 22, 2011 at 1:35 pm

mmm – like the sound of that Chocolate balm – shame you can’t include us in the UK
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Donna Hull
November 22, 2011 at 7:15 pm

Sorry, Heather. It’s all about the shipping. But if I ever meet you in person at a travel blogging event, I’ll be sure to have a Chocolat Hard Lotion Bar in my purse, just for you. :-)


Kim Jury
November 22, 2011 at 1:47 pm

That would be meeeee! For my dry skin : x


Becki November 22, 2011 at 1:55 pm

My mom would get this gift. She travels a lot for her work and has really dry hands. And LOVES chocolate!


sheryl November 22, 2011 at 2:55 pm

What a clever product. I’d love to travel with this; I am forever reaching for my hand lotion especially when I fly. This would absolutely simplify things a LOT.
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Rhonda Darbro November 22, 2011 at 4:41 pm

I would love to try out these hard lotion products. My skin is bad all the time but winter is horrible. If I were to win I would have to decide whether my sister or my mother-in-law would receive this gift…….or maybe myself to give it a try! lol


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Vicky Boackle November 23, 2011 at 7:48 am

i love to travel so it would be all mine.


Cheryl R November 23, 2011 at 8:14 am

I’m actually making my own (using her instructions) to give away for gifts this year! But I would love to try her products! I may even give some away to some missionaries’ wives (they travel lots!) or my own Pastor’s wife!


Vera Marie Badertscher
November 23, 2011 at 2:56 pm

WHAT? I have to SHARE? Oh, all right, I guess I could share with my sister. She’s in Virginia where it sometimes actually gets cold, even though in Arizona it is always dry.
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Mary Calabrese November 23, 2011 at 3:33 pm

I am the traveler so this would be great for me!


Linda Lansford November 23, 2011 at 6:18 pm

I want Au Chocolat Hard Lotion


Jeanine Barone November 26, 2011 at 7:47 am

Since I’m a chocolate lover, the Au Chocolat Hard Lotion would definitely be my thing. These all make great stocking stuffers for travelers and non-travelers alike.


Debbie C November 27, 2011 at 1:35 am

I myself would get the pleasure of these lotion bars. I think they’d be wonderful to use.



Jane Boursaw
November 27, 2011 at 12:52 pm

Chocolate hand lotion! I’m not gonna lie – that’d never make it to anyone else. I’d have to keep it for myself.
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Jennifer C November 27, 2011 at 8:52 pm

I think I would give this to my sister in law who sometimes travels for business.


Valerie Taylor Mabrey November 28, 2011 at 10:56 am

This would be going to my daughter
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melissa Resnick November 28, 2011 at 12:07 pm

my mom


charline November 28, 2011 at 12:36 pm

My sister travels a lot and this would make a great gift


Christine November 28, 2011 at 7:30 pm

a gift for myself


Tonya Froemel November 28, 2011 at 9:06 pm

I would give it to ME even though the most traveling I do is back and forth to work!


Brittney House
November 28, 2011 at 9:37 pm

I would love to give this to my sister. She travels alot for work and i know she would love it.


carol lewis November 29, 2011 at 3:38 pm

My son would love this for his dry hands when he travels. Great!
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Donna K November 29, 2011 at 10:53 pm

It would be for me because I need it.


merr December 1, 2011 at 8:22 am

Great idea…and I should know for after just shlepping my lotions etc to travel cross country, a little container like this would have been fantastic!
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AnitaMac January 31, 2012 at 2:24 pm

Sounds great. Travel and airplanes – always tough on the skin! Peppermint lip balm sounds good too.
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Donna Hull
February 21, 2012 at 2:41 pm

I’m really enjoying that peppermint lip balm.


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