Balance Hand & Body Lotion

  • Formulated with essential fats that alleviate dryness, restorative emollients that relieve irritation and reduce the signs of aging, protective plant and bee ingredients that intensely rejuvenate the skin, and soothing herb extracts that help with irritation and discomfort.
  • Our lotion base is therapeutic, all-natural, and includes: Tamanu oil, Rose Hip Seed oil, Reishi mushroom, and Acai.
  • An aromatic and spirited blend of vanilla, black pepper, and cardamom.
  • Made by hand in small batches in Portland Oregon.
11 reviews

You know the sensation of weathered skin?  When you look at your legs and see little cracks on your shin skin? When there is white, dead skin powder covering your arms?  When folding laundry in your hands is like nails on a chalk board?  When having your lover touch your body makes your skin even more irritated?...

We’ve been there.

This is dry skin hell.

We believe that in order to escape this dermatological desert, you must nourish your skin on a deep level with nutrient rich oils and potent botanicals.

Your skin is your body's largest organ, and taking care of it is essential.

When your skin is dry, you need a genuine solution, and we've created it. We’ve done our research and have years of experience working with these oils and botanicals to provide you with the best of the best.

Our signature Dragontree lotions have essential fats that alleviate dryness, restorative emollients that relieve irritation and reduce the signs of aging, protective plant and bee ingredients that intensely rejuvenate the skin, and soothing herb extracts that help with irritation and discomfort.

Some of our ingredients are just too good to not explain further.

As you can see, we take our ingredients seriously.

We also take what’s NOT in our products seriously.  All of our ingredients have been specifically evaluated against the Environmental Working Group’s risk scale, and only those with virtually no potential health risks were chosen.

That means:

•NO parabens •NO toxic preservatives •NO petroleum products •NO artificial fragrances and colors •NO aluminum compounds •NO cocamide DEA

Why?  Because we love you, and because 60% of what you put on your skin absorbs into your body – let’s make it good stuff.

Our lotion is available in our three signature scents:

  • Balance – A warm blend of vanilla, black pepper & cardamom
  • Relax – A soothing blend of lavender, lime & ylang ylang
  • Transcend – A spirited blend of amber, vetiver & ginger

About the Apothecary

Our lotions are made by hand in small batches in Portland, Oregon with precision and care so that you get the finest and most effective product on the market.

We take your experience and the quality of our products seriously. If you are not completely satisfied with this artisan product, we will happily refund your money.

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Simply the best

I love love love the Balance lotion. Keeps my skin so silky smooth with just a hint of smell. My favorite. And the Rituals for Living Dreambook and Journal is par excellent. High quality. Both.

Sherri A.
United States United States

Balance is a lovely scent for the Hand and Body Lotion

It’s a very light lotion, absorbs quickly and isn’t greasy. The Balance scent is very unique. It is definitely vanilla and cardamom but you won’t smell like a cookie! Like everything dragontree, it supports your feeling of comfort and wellbeing.

Margaret M.
United States

Beautiful scent

Not too strong, just a perfect blend to balance me.

Lisa B.
United States

Balance hand and body lotion

Vanilla, and cardamom are two of my favorite scents, so naturally, I am really loving this lotion. And I like how soft my hands feel after only a few minutes of applying. Thank you for coming up with such a lovely, and beneficial product!

Lisa G.
United States

Balanced & blessed!

This scent wonderfully warm & soothing... I like to smooth a bit on my neck before heading to work to keep my spirits up!

Rya K.
United States

Balance Lotion & Boulder Spa

Balance Hand & Body Lotion – A warm blend of vanilla, black pepper & cardamom I absolutely loved this product! As a lotion devotee, who has spent many years searching high & low, near & far, for the perfect lotions, this one fits the bill. Also, if you like earthy vanilla scents, this lotion is for you. I had the pleasure of visiting the DragonTree Spa in Boulder, Colorado a couple days ago with my boyfriend, & the experience is beyond my wildest expectations. The front desk staff & the masseuses were wellness wizards. The ambiance very calm & relaxing. I would go back in a heartbeat & highly recommend it. Alas, my only remembrance, other than good advice for stretching, hydrating, & enjoying chocolate from time to time, while away will have to be their lovely balance lotion. :) Gratitude & Blessings ~Amye

Amye O.
Mountain View, CA

Balance lotion

This lotion is lovely and the aroma is awesome! The ingredients in this lotion are great, esp. the tamanu oil and Acai. It really helps my dry and aging skin, although it can be sticky when applied. I would recommend this lotion to anyone with really dry and aging skin!

Jill S.
United States

Balance is a Great Hand and Body Lotion

I love living in Colorado but the lack of humidity is tough on your skin. I purchased some of Dragontree's Balance Hand & Body Lotion a while back when at their Boulder, CO and just loved it. It has a beautiful fragrance that is reminiscent of chai. The lotion contains many good organic oils, goes on fluidly and blends well into your skin, leaving it feeling smoother and rehydrated, but not greasy. I hoarded my first bottle and, as it started to run out, decided to just place a regular order for it as I enjoy it so much. It arrived from Portland promptly and with no shipping charge. I really love this product and think you will enjoy it too.

United States

Leaves hands soft and not

Leaves hands soft and not greasy.

Cindy B.

Love the scent and the

Love the scent and the moisturizing effect on my very dry skin. would love a larger size: )

claudia l.

This scent is fresh yet

This scent is fresh yet has an edge to it as well. This combined with the Balance shower gel is a great start to the morning! Get so many compliments and friends asking what I am using.

Daniel C.
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