Lotions without mineral oil – The ultimate List

Body lotions help to moisturize and soften dry skin. Especially in conventional body lotions you can find often substances which you do not necessarily want to apply to our skin. Consumers have become more and more sensitive and are now looking for products that do not contain chemicals such as Parabens, PEGs or Paraffin.

Paraffins, a derivable from petroleum (mineral oil), are obtained from residues of the mineral oil production. They are cheap to create and are a substance found in many body lotions and moisturizer creams.

What is the function of mineral oil in lotions?

Body Lotions without paraffins

Paraffins make the skin soft and reduce the loss of moisture. Paraffin oil or wax forms a water-impermeable film on the skin which prevents the substances for the actual skin care in creams and lotions to escape;  and the skin feels smooth again.

But this artificial seal is becoming more and more controversial. Scientists suggest that by applying it regularly the skin loses its own ability to regenerate and without it the skin is becoming increasingly drier.

But also in the case of greasy skin, the use of paraffins can lead to excess sebum not being able to flow off, resulting in skin irritation.

How can I identify Mineral Oil substances such as Paraffin?

Paraffin can be easily identified on the list of ingredients as:

  • Paraffinum Liquidum
  • Petrolatum
  • Ceresine
  • Paraffin Wax
  • Paraffin Oil or
  • Mineral Oil.

List of Body Lotions without Mineral Oil:


In this list we also looked for products without PEGs, silicones, phthalates and parabens. These brands offer chemical free body and face lotions. They mainly use plant based substances, essentential oils and natural minerals:

  • Acure Firming Body Lotion
  • Alba Botanica Very Emollient
  • Amara Organics Vitamin C Face & Body Lotion
  • Aubrey Organics Unscented Body Lotion
  • Avalon Organics Hand & Body Lotion
  • Barbary Natural Body Lotion for Men
  • Burt’s Bees Fragrance Free Shea Butter and Vitamin E Body Lotion
  • Desert Essence Organics Hand & Body Lotion
  • Dr. Bronner’s & All-One Organic Lotion for Hands & Body
  • Ecco Bella Original Organic Water-Free Herbal Body Lotion
  • Eminence Coconut Firming Body Lotion
  • EO Everyone Lotion, Coconut plus Lemon
  • Fundamental Skin Lotion – for Hand & Body – Unscented Natural Skin Lotion
  • Good For You Girls All Natural Body Lotion
  • JASON Cocoa Butter Hand & Body Lotion
  • Kiss My Face Sensitive Skin Natural Moisturizer
  • L’Occitane Shea Butter Ultra Rich Body Lotion
  • Lavera Body Lotions
  • Logona Body Lotions
  • Nature’s Gate Moisturizing Body Lotion
  • Nourish Organic Body Lotion
  • Nubian Heritage Lotion
  • Organic Fiji Nourishing Face & Body Lotion
  • Puracy Organic Hand & Body Lotion
  • Real Purity Hand & Body Lotion
  • The Honest Company Face & Body Lotion
  • Tom’s of Maine Body Lotions
  • Weleda Body Lotions
  • Wellness Prioritized Vegan Hemp Seed Oil & Mango Seed Butter Face, Hand, & Body Lotion

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