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Thursday, 4 February 2016

5 reasons to always carry lotion with you

Okay--OKAY--I know this is a bit of a different advice post than our previous ones! But it is still an important one. Trust me friends, you want to stay tuned because these 5 reasons to always carry lotion with you are LEGIT! There are many reasons to carry a small sized lotion with you, and you might also have your own reasons. But my habit of always having lotion with me started way back in high school. I always try to keep a little bottle of lotion with me in my backpack, purse, or bag since then. 

But here are my 5 reasons to always carry lotion with you:

1. Using the Public Washroom always leaves your hands really dry

Okay this is definitely my number one reason. I have been in countless situations when I have gone to use the public washroom and the soap has left my hands feeling super dry. I absolutely CANNOT stand the feeling of super dry hands. It really irritates me. And for that reason - and that reason only - I always carry a small hand-sized lotion with me.  

2. Traveling always leaves your hands dry

Another dire situation in which I find it crucial to carry hand lotion with me is whilst traveling! Firstly while traveling on a plane - a lot of dehydration happens. Your skin is left feeling really dry and needs constant hydration, especially for those long flights.  A little bottle of lotion is a life saver during those flights. And, secondly, once off the plane, when you're wandering around foreign cities and discovering sites and sounds - it is important to carry hand lotion (along with some hand sanitizer - of course!) in my little day bag.  

3. Sharing is caring 

Asking if someone has lotion happens a lot! (i'm hoping you agree here - and it doesn't only happen to me!) But how many times have you borrowed your friend's hand lotion or your sister's hand lotion? Sharing is caring my friends, so why not be that awesome friend that always carries hand lotion and your friends can count on you for that! 

4.  You can never have enough hydration!

Honestly, if you carry your lotion with you you are more likely to use it, which is always beneficial since there is never enough hydration.  Hydrating your skin is important, because your skin craves hydration. Sometimes we concentrate so much on hydrating our face and forget that hydrating your hands is just as important for all the reasons we hydrate our face for!

5. Always be prepared

I mean, yes, you need lotion when you are on a long flight, or when you have used the public washroom soap, but there are also those situations that make you really conscious of your hands. I'm talking about all those times when you have had to shake someone's hand and were conscious of your super dry hands.  Better to keep a bottle with you and keep your hands hydrated! Or put some lotion on them beforehand if you know you will be going into a situation where you will have to shake someone's hand. 

hand creams c/o rocky mountain soap co. 

A bonus tip: I highly recommend that when you are choosing a hand lotion to carry with you at all times, choose one that is toxin free. For me, currently, I am absolutely loving Rocky Mountain Soap co's hand creams. They are new products by Rocky Mountain Soap co.  The best thing about Rocky Mountain Soap co is that their products are handcrafted in the Canadian Rockies and are 100% Natural and Toxin Free.  I am currently using two different scents Vanilla Coconut (doesn't that sound like an absolute dream) and Vanilla Mint. If you know me, you will know I love Vanilla scented products and the Rocky Mountain Soap Co. provides such creative combinations of scents. 

The Vanilla Coconut hand cream has a soft and sweet scent that transports you to a tropical island somewhere.  With Ingredients of honey and lily, I found this hand cream to be super hydrating leaving my skin feeling really smooth.  

While the Vanilla Coconut leaves you feeling relaxed, the Vanilla Mint hand cream left me feeling refreshed with it's mixture of mint and vanilla scents.  This hand cream is also nutrient rich with vitamins A, D, and E, which are crucial to keeping your hands moisturized and protected.  

Disclosure: We received a these products from Rocky Mountain Soap co as their Brand Ambassador.  We did not receive any compensation for this post and all opinions are our own.  


  1. Trust me, you're not alone! I usually run out of lotion pretty quickly while travelling and have to borrow it from others (usually my sister). I need to up my skills with carrying the essentials, hah!

    Noor | Noor's Place

  2. great post as usual :)I follow you :)


  3. Awww babes this is a fabulous post !!! I always have a body lotion, hand cream AND face cream in my bag haha!! I go overboard! But I agree you always need them .. And for all the reasons you have put too!!


  4. I love coconut everything!! xxo

  5. Great post! Thanks for sharing!
    Love from www.trangscorner.com {a lifestyle, fashion, beauty, and food blog}

  6. I couldn't agree more! My hands are always dry. TGIF!

  7. I agree with you 100%! One of the first places to show age are your hands, so I'm always conscious of keeping this area moisturized and young lol

    Characters & Carry-ons

  8. I definitely definitely agree! My hands are always out there, so lotion and sanitizer is an absolutely MUST for my purse! Thank you so much for sharing <3


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