Are you wondering if the MIG Lotion Bar actually works? Here’s why I think it’s the best body lotion for dry skin.
NOTE: As of April 26, 2022, I am no longer an active MIG Living ambassador.
When I told my husband that I was going to write a blog post on the MIG lotion bar, he responded, “Well, good, because it’s your favorite.”
He’s probably tired of hearing me talk about it, and he’s most likely hoping that writing about it will mean I’ll talk about it less. (It won’t.)
But you’re here because you do want to know about the best body lotion, and I’m beyond excited to share my review.
Even though I write about clean beauty and skincare, I’m not a product junkie. My goal is to make my personal care routine as simple as possible while still seeing results.
And the MIG lotion bar happens to be one of my minimal must-have products, and it’s my favorite of all the MIG Living products.
I’ve never really liked or used much body lotion, except for my middle school days when all the cool kids used Bath and Body Works’ Cucumber Melon and Country Apple lotions. (Yuck.)
Most body lotions leave my skin greasy and take forever to “soak in.” But the MIG Lotion bar hydrates my skin without leaving a greasy film. Plus it’s safe and non toxic (unlike the lotion from Bath and Body Works).
But the best thing about this solid lotion bar is that it cleared the keratosis pilaris on my arms. Those bumps are long gone and now I have the smooth arms I’ve always wanted!
I’m going to cover a lot in this MIG lotion bar review, so let’s get started!
MIG Living Ritual Body Lotion Bar Before and Afters
I don’t have any before and after photos of my arms because when I started using the MIG lotion bar, it never crossed my mind that it would get rid of the bumps. But I have before and after photos from other people that show just how well this solid lotion bar works!
Broken, Irritated Skin
“Look at this healing power!
My oldest son has leukemia and the chemotherapy makes his feet crack open, I could NEVER find a solution until the Body Lotion Bar. These results are after only 4 days of use
I can’t tell you how happy I am to have found these products and to be apart of this community “
– Hallie Y.
“For the first 3 1/2 years of her life, bloody sheets/clothes and daily discomfort were her reality. I had tried everything. Trips to the allergist and multiple dermatologists, changes in diet, every lotion, every cream, celery juice… none of it seemed to make a dent in her discomfort.
To be honest, I began to use these products with very little expectation of change. After all, nothing had helped so far, why would this be any different?! I began using these incredible products, and with time began to see changes much beyond my expectations.
It has been 1 1/2 years, and this sweet girl’s life has truly been changed. Check out these pictures. She definitely still tends toward dry itchy skin, but with consistent use, these products have transformed her skin and brought so much comfort! They have also enabled me to cut WAY back on any use of steroid creams, which definitely help but are not good for our bodies! These waterless products are DIFFERENT than the other options out there, and they WORK. “
– Cayla H.
“This is my daughter- we caught her as an outbreak was occurring. Lav soap and lav body lotion bar 2 times a day!”
– Bethany L.
“This is my son. We use the bloom cleansing bar and bloom body lotion bar. “
– Angelica V.
“Because of the lavender soap and body lotion bar, just after 5 short days equaling 5 quick applications, this momma is chasing her babies with intact heels! Praise “
– Bethany L.
“My legs look 20 years younger! No more crepey, alligator skin! These pictures were taken 6 weeks apart after using the body method and collagen! I’m blown away by my results. Now I feel confident wearing shorts again!“
– Elaine M.
What are lotion bars?
Lotion bars are solid moisturizers that are alternatives to liquid lotions. They are made of nourishing ingredients like beeswax, oils, and butters. Because they don’t contain water, the MIG lotion bars do not need preservatives, stabilizers, or emulsifiers.
If you’ve been searching for the best way to hydrate skin, these lotion bars might become your new favorite product!
Benefits of the MIG Lotion Bar
There are three key categories needed to make an effective moisturizer: occlusives, humectants, and emollients. I like to think of them in this way: occlusives protect; humectants hydrate; and emollients nourish.
The star ingredient in the MIG lotion bar is farm fresh beeswax, which has both occlusive and humectant properties. The lotion bar also contains shea butter, olive oil, and coconut oil, which are common emollients. This means that the MIG lotion bar contains all three key categories to make an effective moisturizer so you don’t have to layer any other lotions.
1. Natural, Non Toxic Ingredients
The MIG lotion bar is handcrafted with farm fresh beeswax and wildcrafted herbs, and no nasty ingredients. Just take a look at the goodness that’s inside the container:
Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter, Olea Europaea (Olive) Oil, Farm Fresh Cera Alba (Beeswax), Cucurbita Pepo (Pumpkin) Seed Oil, Cannabis Sativa (Hemp) Seed Oil, Coco Nucifera (Coconut) Oil, Calendula Officinalis Flower Extract, Essential Oils, Ricinus Communis Seed (Castor) Oil, Punica Granatum (Pomegranate) Seed Oil, Infused Herbs of Moringa oleifera, Rubus Idaeus (Raspberry) Leaf, Trifolium Pratense (Wild Clover), Althaea Officinalis (Marshmallow) Root, Achillea Millefolium (Noble Yarrow) Flower
2. Good for Travel
Ever had a lotion bottle bust open in your luggage on an airplane trip? Since the MIG lotion bar is solid, it’s one less bottle that you have to pack super carefully and hope it doesn’t break.
3. Not Greasy
When applied correctly (on warm, wet skin), the lotion bar is not greasy or sticky, even during the hot summer months. My skin simply feels soft and moisturized. I especially love using it on my itchy legs and dry elbows.
Beeswax can help dry skin by pulling in moisture and creating a protective barrier. It replenishes moisture to soothe and prevent broken, irritated skin. Many people have had great success using beeswax for eczema.
A mixture of honey, beeswax, and olive oil has been shown to be an effective treatment for eczema, psoriasis and diaper dermatitis. Another study showed that a mixture of those three substances could inhibit the growth of Staphylococcus aureus, what we commonly refer to as “staph,” and Candida albicans, which causes fungal infections like oral thrush and yeast infections.
How To Use a Lotion Bar
Massage the lotion bar onto warm, wet skin right after showering. Apply a very small amount wherever your skin is dry, paying close attention to your legs, arms, elbows, knees, and hands. Pat dry.
Pair the lotion bar with the MIG soap for the ultimate relief for dry skin.
The Body Method. The MIG lotion bar is Step 4 in the MIG Living Body Method. I only do Steps 3 and 4, which are cleansing with the soap and hydrating with the lotion bar. I used to dry brush every day, but I haven’t done it much lately.
The complete Body Method steps are: 1. Activate with the Ritual Activation Oil; 2. Detoxify with the Dry Brush; 3. Cleanse with the Ritual Cleansing Bar; 4. Hydrate with the Body Lotion Bar; 5. Exfoliate (Product not yet released.); and 6. Nourish with the Cuticle Serum.
Other Things To Know
The MIG Ritual Body Lotion Bar is currently available in three scents: Lavender + Primrose; Blood Orange + Grapefruit; and Bloom, which contains hyssop and smells minty. If your skin is sensitive, choose the lavender or bloom lotion bars.
The scents are strong when you apply them, but they go away quickly. My favorite scent is the Lavender + Primrose, but I know a lot of people who prefer the minty aroma of Bloom. While I haven’t used the Blood Orange + Grapefruit yet, I think I’m going to like that one a lot.
DO NOT use this bar on your face. It contains coconut oil, which can clog pores.
How to Purchase MIG Living Products
You can purchase MIG Living’s Facial Method products here to receive $10 off your first purchase.
Subscribe N Save: When you purchase any MIG Living products, make sure you sign up for Subscribe N Save. By placing your order on auto ship, you’ll receive 20 percent off every order and ensure you never run out of products! And don’t worry – you can pause, cancel, or move your dates any time!
Save $10 on your first order. If you purchase through my special link, you will receive $10 off your first order! This even works on top of subscribe n save! You’ll see the discount after you create an account and enter your shipping and billing info (but before you place your order).
Money-Back Guarantee: If you’re not completely satisfied with their products, MIG Living will accept any full-sized product for a return or exchange as long as it is at least half full and received within 60 days of initial purchase.
Why MIG Living?
Let’s look at a few things that make MIG Living a great company to support.
MIG Living only uses ingredients that meet strict standards for purity and quality. It doesn’t compromise or cut corners when it comes to what it puts in its products so you can be sure that they are safe and non toxic.
Made in the USA
Family owned and operated, MIG Living is based in Colorado Springs, Colo., and its products are proudly handcrafted in the USA. The company also supports small businesses by sourcing ingredients like honey and farm fresh beeswax from small American farms.
If you’re not completely satisfied with their products, MIG Living will accept any full-sized product for a return or exchange as long as it is at least half full and received within 60 days of initial purchase receipt.
Supports Efforts to End Child Trafficking
Every purchase of MIG Living helps efforts to end child trafficking.
Jaime Cross, the founder of MIG, is a Christian whose faith is the foundation of her business. This means that she puts people first, and runs her company with love and respect for her customers, employees, and independent ambassadors.
Great Customer Service
The Happiness Team really is there to make people happy. I’ve contacted them with various questions for myself and customers, and they’ve always been responsive and incredibly helpful.
$10 Off Your First Order
You can purchase MIG Living’s Facial Method products here to receive $10 off your first purchase.
Give $10, Get 10
Share your personal referral link with friends and family, and they’ll receive $10 off their first order and you’ll receive 10 Product Credits when they place their first order. There are no limits so you can refer as many people as you like!
It’s worth trying out the MIG lotion bar, especially because you can return it if you don’t like it. (But I think you’ll LOVE it!)
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The MIG Lotion Bar is the best body lotion for dry skin.