A Natural Balm For Dry Skin

Winter in Ontario is many things. Cold, miserable, cold, windy, cold, snowy, cold, and oh yeah, cold. The combination of chilly outdoors and dry, heated homes does a number on your skin. Our family all reacts to it in different ways – mine and my husband’s hands are horribly cracked and dry, and our kids little cheeks are red and chapped.


If you have been to one of my workshops or read any of these posts, you’ll know that as a family, we have ridiculously sensitive skin. Most of the lotions and creams meant to soothe irritated and angry skin end up doing the opposite – inflaming already sensitive skin. Anything with even a note of fragrance

That is why I was so excited to receive Basically Bare Body Balm from Dimpleskins Naturals. It has a very basic list of ingredients – coconut oil, beeswax, jojoba oil, apricot kernel oil, calendula infused sunflower oil, cocoa seed butter and vitamin E. It doesn’t have any added fragrances that could cause irritation on us delicate flowers. As well, all Dimpleskins products are 100% natural and made in British Columbia, Canada.

I have struggled with eczema on my hands for years, and being a mom has not helped that. No matter what, Mom life involves a lot of “wet work” – bathing kids, doing dishes, mopping up messes and cooking are all tough on the hands. But as much as hard working hands need moisturizing, it is also impossible to get anything done with greasy, slippery hands so I subconsciously avoid applying moisturizer. However, as I write this, I have a healthy dose of Basically Bare on my hands, and my fingers are not sliding off my computer keys. In fact, it has absorbed in much faster than I anticipated. I even have some on my lips to stave off the inevitable mid-winter lizard-lips. After just a short time of using it, my hands are less dry, not cracked at all and feel great!

This is a product that I am really excited about (obviously!) and recommend it for anyone looking for something natural and gentle for dry skin that actually works! 

Dimpleskins Naturals has a fantastic line of other products, including their famous Bum Bum Balm!