Your body parts work especially hard to help you live your best life every day. While they all do some serious heavy lifting, it's possible that none of them work as hard as your hands and feet. Your hands are exposed to all of the elements as you move in and out of different life situations. You touch things, stuff falls on your hands, germs abound. Your feet carry you miles and miles every day, balancing your weight and making sure you move from place to place without falling over.
For all your hands and feet do for you, below is a listing of products you can use to reward them for a job well done every day. Take care of your hands and feet with these products made by Indie Business members nationwide.
1. Calendula Rose Salve, by Good Flower Farm (Tennessee)
Maker: Rachel Carpenter
This magical tonic for your skin provides moisture to dry spots on hands, cuticles, and feet. It is carefully crafted with the skin-loving calendula herb (grown on their own farm!) slow-infused in organic olive oil over several weeks. The scent is subtle, and it's gentle enough to use on young children and pets.
2. Shea Brulee Hand, Nail, and Cuticle Cream, by Parisian's Pure Indulgence (California)
Maker: Kelli Parisian
Like a glove of hydration, Shea Brûlée transforms raggedy, dry cuticles into neatly groomed frames for your nails. Use it twice daily for best hydrating results. Massage it into your nail base, and all around your nail area. Use it pre- or post- polish. You'll love the light, clean cucumber melon scent!
3. Tickle Your Feet, by The Purple Sage (Louisiana)
Maker: Sandy Engels
Lend your feet a helping hand with this moisturizing, cooling, and refreshing blend of butters and peppermint essential oil. Tickle Your Feet is like magic after you coat your feet with it and slip on a pair of socks. Everyone loves this product, especially if you do the kind of work that keeps you on your feet all day.
4. Mint + Citrus Foot Mineral Soak, by Body Systems (South Dakota)
Maker: Teri Patterson
Here is a cooling and nutrient-dense way to show your feet some attention they need after workouts, hiking, working, travel or any adventure. Body System's unique combination of ingredients will leave your feet feeling cleansed, cooled, moisturized and fresh.
5. Feetz Foot Scrub w/ Shea Butter, by Scrubz Body (New York)
Maker: Roberta Perry
It’s that time of year! Socks and boots with rainy, damp or wintery weather. No worries! Scrubz Body has the foot scrub that will make your feet soft, smooth, and smell great. It will make taking your shoes off joyful and fun, as opposed to a dry, calloused, and stinky experience. Feetz is a refreshingly sweet mint, raspberry, and citrus, foot scrub.
6. Cuticle Infusion Oil, by Marisha Manicures (Illinois)
Maker: Marisha (Emm Nee) Smith
Heals, protects, restores! Marisha Manicures offers a variety of scents from Fresh Mint to Cherry Lemonade. There's a mix of nourishing ingredients in every bottle. Use daily to improve the health and appearance of your skin and nails. This blend of oils is great for dry skin on your hands or feet and contains antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties. It is safe to use multiple times a day.
7. 2-Piece Nail Growth Kit, by Terra Beauty Products (Florida)
Maker: Fernanda Gomes
Focus on ultimate nail health with the Terra 2-Piece Nail Growth kit. This kit comes with the No. 19 Garlic Growth Base Coat Polish and the Terra Unscented 100% Natural Cuticle Oil, which is crafted with ultra nourishing and pure Jojoba Oil and Coconut oil.
8. Nail Serum No.2, by Janegee (New Hampshire)
Maker: Sophie and Jane Arthene
For clean and healthy nails! Oregano and Thyme Essential Oils are known for their anti-fungal benefits, making Nail Serum No.2 great for those with nail fungus and infections. Brush a small amount of serum onto your nails and cuticles. Massage in gently. For best results, apply twice a day.
9. Cuticle Oil, by Black Dahlia Lacquer (Texas)
Maker: Deanna Morey
This cuticle oil is sold in 10 ml glass rollerball bottles. Like their other products it is vegan, and it also contains no artificial scents; they use only essential oils to scent the oil. Black Dahlia Lacquer suggests applying cuticle oil twice daily for best results, though it may be applied as often as you feel necessary. This non-greasy oil absorbs into the skin quickly, and helps nourish and hydrate nails and cuticles.
10. All Natural Herbal Feet Balm, by Luv N Mountain Soaps by Vera (North Carolina)
Maker: Vera Confer
Ugh, who likes cracked heels or dry itchy feet! This is an all natural herbal feet balm with essential oils to fight those cracked heels. This balm comes in a handy tin can and is 1.5 oz.
Questions for discussion and sharing
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