MadeOn: Hard Lotion Review & Giveaway

In a recent post about skin care products, I stated that I prefer to use products that are gluten-free.  MadeOn: skin care products are gluten free.  They contain only a few ingredients, and they work great!

I was recently sent samples of their hard lotion and lip balm, and I was really impressed.  First, you might be wondering what hard lotion is.  In the lower left hand corner of the picture above, you see a hand holding what looks like a bar of soap.  It’s actually a bar of hard lotion.  All you do is rub the bar on your warm skin.

Hard lotion is intended to be used on those particularly troublesome dry areas of skin like hands, elbows and heels.  In our humid summer climate, dry skin is not as much of a problem for me as it is in the winter.  However, I do still have dry heels in the summer, and they are there for everyone to see since I where sandals all the time.

I’ve tried a number of foot care products including files and stones that scrape the dead skin off and lotions and ointments to keep skin moist.  I’ve used Avon and Burt’s Bees and other brands, but nothing has worked as quickly or effectively as this MadeOn: hard lotion.

Seriously.  I saw a difference the first time I used it.  I have no more dry white cracked skin around my heels!  At first I put the lotion on at night and in the morning, but now I only use it at night.  I can’t wait to see how it helps during the cold dry winter months.

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There are three varieties of hard lotion.  The Bee Silk contains beeswax, coconut oil, and shea butter.  The Au Chocolat contains beeswax, coconut oil and cocoa butter (it has a light chocolate scent), the Bug Block contains beeswax, coconut oil, shea butter, essential oils of citronella, cedarwood, and lavender.

The Bug Block does seem to be effective at keeping bugs away, but it also has a strong scent to it.  I put some on before working in my garden and then wanted to wash it off.  However, I found that with the beeswax, it doesn’t wash off easily.  I had to wipe it off first, then use hot water to wash it off.

The lip balm is very nice, but honestly, I don’t have much trouble with chapped lips in the summer.  I particularly like the peppermint lip balm.

You can read more and purchase MadeOn: products at their web site, www.hardlotion.com.

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The Giveaway:  One winner will receive a large bar of the Bee Silk and Au Chocolat hard lotion as well as two lip balms. This giveaway is limited to US and Canadian residents.

To enter you must leave a comment on this post, not on my Facebook page and not an email.  If you receive my updates by email, click on the title and it will take you to my blog page where you can leave a comment.

Leave a separate comment for each entry:

  • Leave a comment on this post telling me what interests you about this product.
  • Like MadeOn: Hard Lotion on Facebook
  • Subscribe to this blog via email or RSS (or tell me you already do)
  • Post this giveaway on your Facebook page
  • Tweet about the giveaway (include @gfhomemaker)

The giveaway will end on Friday, August 26th at 11:00 pm eastern time.  The winner will be randomly chose and have 24 hours to respond after being contacted.

Disclaimer:  I was provided with the above pictured products free of charge for review purposes.  The opinions in this post are my own.




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Comments

  1. Oooh that looks great! I’m always on the lookout for healthy, natural body care products. Thanks for the giveaway!

    • This is the first time I have seen hard lotion. What a cool concept. Thanks for the opportunity to win this product.

    • Victoria Pearse says:

      Love this blog as I learn about things like hard lotion (!) which sounds like just what I need. Thank you for the contest.

  2. I subscribe via RSS

  3. I love products that don’t have all the extra unnecessary ingredients.

  4. I’m an RSS subscriber.

  5. Melissa Wills says:

    Can you tell me how or where to find thesE MadeOn products? Googled the name and came up with nothing. Also what is RSS?
    Thanks!

  6. I subscribe to your emails & ‘like’ your site on facebook as well. The older I get, the more dry my skin is….do they sell a VAT size of the lotion? As far a the ingredients go….less is always more.

  7. Jennifer says:

    I’m a email subscriber!

  8. Jennifer says:

    I love the fact that is natural, gluten free, and in a bar form. How cool is that. That would be so much easier than taking a bottle with you, especially when you travel. No more accidental spills either. Love, love, love it!

  9. Jennifer says:

    Liked MadeOn: Hard Lotion on FB.

  10. Jennifer says:

    Posted a link on facebook!

  11. YOU had me at “Foot Care Products”…………need I say more? lol…..My feet need help………….Made On: Hard Lotion help. I am a devoted follower by email subscription………..keep up the great informative topics.

  12. Please enter me! Thanks!

  13. I find this product interesting because I’ve never heard of a hard lotion before. I’d like to try it!

  14. I {like} them on FB. Btw, I’m gluten free, too, so that’s another plus for this product!

  15. I subscribed via RSS feed.

  16. I tweeted!

  17. I often get splits at the end of my fingers and would love to try this product to see if it helps. Thanks for introducing me to it! Karen

  18. I’m especially interested in the Bug one. I have really dry skin even in the summer and it is humid where I live.

  19. Sounds like similar ingredients to lip balms I used to make at home for the girls. I’d love to try the hard lotion! I have liked it on FB, and subscribe to your emails.

  20. I subscribe by e-mail post.

  21. Sheryl B says:

    A solid lotion……..defintely worth a try!!

  22. PICK ME…….PICK ME…..PLEEEESE PICK ME :) The dry air here in New Mexico is hard to adjust to after living in NY and CA. This product sounds awesome!

  23. I have very dry cracked heels. Sounds like it could help!

  24. I liked them on Facebook, I’m excited to go read more!

  25. I receive your blog via email.

  26. I love that the ingredient list is so short! And they sound like just the thing to help my dry skin

  27. Sounds wonderful!!!

  28. If I have read the above correctly, I am supposed to post a separate comment to tell you that I subscribe to your emails – I do! I do!!

  29. Christine says:

    I’m interested in this product since I have a difficult time with dry, peeling hands all year long. I’ve found a couple of creams that will temporarily help, but need reapplication several times a day. I’d love a product I only had to use a couple times a day.

  30. Christine says:

    I liked MadeOn Hard Lotion on Facebook.

  31. Christine says:

    I subscribe to your blog via email.

  32. I like the idea of the solid lotion because it isn’t something my little ones can squirt all over the bathroom! And that it has no preservatives. Love the idea of chocolate lotion!

  33. I subscribe via email.

  34. I like MaedOn on FB!

  35. Cathy N says:

    I love that MadeOn products are natural and they WORK!

  36. Cathy N says:

    I subscribe to your RSS feed!

  37. Cathy N says:

    I like MadeOn Hard Lotion on facebook.

  38. posted giveaway on FB!

  39. Cathy N says:

    Posted this to my facebook page!

  40. Mary Costello says:

    I subscribe to your blog via email. I like the idea of the “bar”. Sounds super cool. Going to the website now.

  41. Laura Jackson says:

    The Bug Block sounds great! Going outside in the evenings is a test of endurance on who can last longer…us or the bugs! The bugs always win……
    Thanks for the opportunity to try these products!

  42. I liked MadeOn: Hard Lotion on Facebook (Gluten Free (and the process of figuring it all out)

  43. I signed up to Subscribe to this blog via email

  44. I posted this giveaway on my wall…. :) Thanks again!

  45. I posted the giveaway on my personal wall also….. don’t know if that counts or not….. :)

  46. I subscribe to your blog by email

  47. I have extremely dry skin so would really enjoy trying this product. Thanks for such a nice giveaway.

  48. Susan W. says:

    I also have cracked dry heels so I would love to try the hard lotion. I also subscribe via RSS.

  49. Beeswax, coconut oil, shea butter, and chocolate…. What DOESN’T interest me about these products? Sound phenomenal! And gluten free!!!

  50. Barbara says:

    Thank you so much for this post!! I love the idea of “hard lotion”. I am funny, I do not like the wet feeling of lotion and neither does my teenage daughter. Maybe we can both use it more often with a hard bar!! I react strongly to scents also but the two you described I know I can handle!! I too have issues with my heels all year round, would love to try this product!! I’ve learned so much for your postings…keep up the great work, you are really helping people!!

    Barbara~South Jersey

  51. would love to try this product. always looking for new gluten free lotions.

  52. No matter how hard I try to avoid dry heels I always seem to have them during them! I bet this product would help!

  53. i liked Made On hard Lotion on FB

  54. I retweeted this giveaway as kledford65

  55. i follow your blog and RSS feeds

  56. i posted this giveaway on my FB page

  57. Jennifer says:

    You had me at lip balm. I’m an addict; I have two in the medicine cabinet, three in my purse, and several back-ups scattered around the house! I love that these products are natural, and the hard lotion idea is something I’ve never heard of before.

  58. Dannette Brown says:

    My child would love the lip balm.

  59. Rachel says:

    I enjoy your emails. please enter me in to contest. thanks

  60. Theresa P. says:

    sounds interesting! I use a bath brush on my feet in the shower. I can see a little difference with using that. may be that hard lotion will help. I apperciate the opportunity to find out. Thanks

  61. Carmen E. says:

    I have such dry dry skin and have heard that I should try “Made On”. Sounds like a great product! :)

  62. Carmen E. says:

    I subscribe to this blog via RSS

  63. I like that they seem to have natural ingredients!

  64. subscribed via RSS

  65. Paula S says:

    This lotion sounds absolutely awesome! I’d love to try it!

  66. Paula S says:

    I ‘Like’ MadeOn: Hard Lotion on Facebook.

  67. The gluten-free status of these products sounds great and the hard lotion intrigues me as I’ve never tried it before.

  68. I’m a current subscriber!

  69. These look great! Love that they have so few ingredients and no chemicals!!

  70. I subscribe to your email.

  71. I tweeted the giveaway.

  72. Sarah S says:

    I would love to try this. I have a hard time with many lip balms because they are not all natural. There are only a few that I can do now.

    I subscribe by email with you.

    I like you on FB.

    I tweeted this too.

  73. Heidi Affholter says:

    I love the fact that the hard lotion is sulfate free. We are trying to get as natural as possible here, and this is one other way we can do it. Thank you for showing us this product!!

  74. Catherine says:

    This is something that I would like to try. I find the simple ingredient list enchanting and the fact that everything in that list can already be found in my home.

  75. Catherine says:

    I subscribe via RSS feed

  76. Liked the lotion on FB Would love to try this product, I wear sandals Spring,Summer and Fall!

  77. Jeanne Leder says:

    The hard lotion sounds really intriguing – I’d love to win it so I could try it!

  78. Jeanne Leder says:

    I’m an e-mail subscriber and read about the hard lotion – would love to try it!

  79. These products look great – I’m excited to try them. Thanks for sharing!

  80. Cara Goedecke says:

    I have never heard of hard lotion or seen it, but I love the idea and would love to try it!

  81. Cara Goedecke says:

    I am a RSS subscriber.

  82. Cari J. says:

    I receive your blog via e-mail

  83. Cari J. says:

    The hard lotion is a fascinating concept.

  84. I love natural products and would really like to give these products a try!

  85. I am an email subscriber

  86. I will Like the MadeOn products on Facebook. I don’t tweet…

  87. These products are exactly what my poor skin needs-moisture without an allergic reaction! I have subscribed to the rss.

  88. Melissa says:

    I love hard lotions because they can fit in a little tin and go anywhere with you without you having to worry whether they will burst or make a mess in your purse!

  89. Melissa says:

    Also, I subscribe via on RSS.

  90. Melissa says:

    And I liked MadeOn Hard Lotion on Facebook.

  91. Pegeen malone says:

    This really sounds like something I would love to try! Liked and posted!

  92. Jesica says:

    Would love to try this!

  93. Jesica says:

    I “like” MadeOn Hard lotion on FB!

  94. Jesica says:

    I signed up to be an e-mail subscriber!

  95. Pagan O. says:

    I am already a subscriber by email to your blog. =)

  96. Pagan O. says:

    I like MadeOn Hard Lotion on Facebook.

  97. Pagan O. says:

    MadeOn Hard lotion interests me not only because it is a gluten free beauty product (something I have not experienced before) but because of the handiness (excuse the pun! hehe!) of it. No worries of bottles exploding in my purse or luggage!

  98. I’ve heard of hard lotion before and always thought it sounded interesting. I’ve never had a chance to try it, so I’d love to be entered to get a chance to win som! My skin is sensitive and natural products with not many ingredients seem to work very well for me.

  99. Love that it’s all natural products. I am a sucker for lip balm and know my feet could use a little help! Think it would help with my daughter’s ecezma as well. Hopefully it won’t melt in the Texas heat.

  100. Julie Ann says:

    I would love to try this product!! I have a horrible problem with dry heels and have yet to find anything that really works. All of the products I use absorb into my skin, but still leave me with these deep cracks! Uck!! Love your blog! Thank you for all the time and work you put into it:)

  101. Christine says:

    The best thing about this is its gluten free, also my husband would be more apt to use this over lotion.

  102. Christine says:

    I already subscribe via email

  103. Christine says:

    I liked MadeOn: Hard Lotion on Facebook

  104. Clovis, New Mexico is really dry!! I have ordered the DYI kit to make my own hard lotion….I am really excited to get started. Gluten Free….Natural….I could not ask for more!!!
    Patsy

  105. Amy Z. says:

    I, too, suffer from very dry skin in the winter on my hands and feet. Nothing seems to work to eliminate the cracked, rough skin. This sounds like something I’d love to try myself.

  106. Love you and your enthusiasm for natural DIY simpleness! Thanks for the chance to win free lovies!

  107. I want to be moving towards natural and healthier beauty products and this will help me get a jump on it

  108. The healing of the heals :) is something that I would like to try with this hard lotion. Like you, I’ve tried many other products with very little results. This would be great to try!

  109. Would love to try it..great that its natural!

  110. amanda akers says:

    I totally would love to try this product I have tried other lotion bars like this love that its glutten free.

  111. amanda akers says:

    i like madeon on FB

  112. amanda akers says:

    I posted give away on FB

  113. Janis S. says:

    I live in Colorado, where the humidity is very low year round. My skin is always dry, and I use a lot of lotion and chapstick. Its hard to find a good natural product that really works, so this product would be perfect for me.

  114. Janis S. says:

    I subscribe to your emails.

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