Gauntlet Hand Salve.

(15 customer reviews)


An intensively nourishing and protective hand salve.

Created to help seal and heal hard working hands.

Handmade using traditional methods without the addition of emulsifiers, parabens, sulphates, or synthetic fragrance oils.

It contains beads of Fairtrade, Organic Shea Butter and Avocado oil which help reinforce the skin’s natural barrier.

Calendula Macerate helps to heal cracks and splits in the skin, whilst Rosemary essential oil provides antiseptic benefits.

  • Ideal for Gardeners, Builders, Farmers, Climbers, Nurses, Carers, Horse riders, Runners and Walkers.
  • Reduces wind chill due to the absence of water in the formulation. It can be beneficial for those managing the symptoms associated with Raynaud’s Phenomenon and Chillblains 
  • 100% natural, free from all parabens, sulphates, nut, palm and fragrance oils.
  • Suitable for eczema and dermatitis sufferers
  • Palm Oil and Plastic Free

30ml e


Ingredients, Uses & More...



Vegetarian & Zero to landfill & Palm Oil Free



Rub a pea sized amount on to the backs of your hands. Draw the residue down your fingers, paying particular attention to areas of particular dryness, and lastly onto your palms.

For best results apply first thing in the morning to seal and heal the hands. If you are experiencing particularly dry chapped hands, apply again at lunch time, and in the evening.


 **Butyrospermum  Parkii (FairTrade Shea butter), **Helianthus Annus (Sunflower Oil), **Persea Gratissima, (Avocado oil), Calendula officinalis (Calendula Macerate),  Cera Alba (Beeswax) Rosemarinus Officinalis, (Rosemary Essential oil) *limonene *linalool                                                                                         * occurs naturally in essential oils. ** denotes Organic Ingredient.

15 reviews for Gauntlet Hand Salve.

  1. Brad

    I found Bathing Beauty at the Betws y Coed market and at the time, I was having a lot of issues with dry skin on my hands as I am a cheesemaker who constantly is required to clean and sterilise my hands.

    After using the salve for a week (once in the morning and once in the evening), my hands are much better with no cracking, flaking, dryness etc. It's now become part of my routine to use the salve daily and I'm really happy with it. It's even really good to put into small cuts and scrapes too and isn't greasy.

    Diolch yn fawr!

  2. Lou (verified owner)

    I’m a chef and my hands are constantly being washed and around water. They get really dry and I have cracks all the way up my index fingers. I bought the Gauntlet hand salve and wow! First mistake was that I put too much on - the salve is quite firm but a short rub with fingertips across the surface will give you enough for both hands - a little goes a looooong way and the effects are long lasting. Fantastic stuff and I love the company ethos. Next step is Jones the bones oil for my knee joint which is shoeing painful signs of wear and tear!

    • George Jones (verified owner)

      HI Lou

      so pleased that our little pot of Gauntlet has worked its magic on your hands! You will love our Jones the Bones too! Thank you for taking out time to send us this lovely review.

  3. Lal Davies

    Gauntlet yet again is saving my winter thumb chaps during this cold snap. This has been a must-have staple for me each year pretty much ever since this product came into being! I think of it exactly like a protective gauntlet - a super-effective layer between me and the elements. My usually sensitive skin gets on well with it too (who knew finger eczema was a thing?) and I even use a little around my hairline (rosemary essential oil v good for scalp) where I'm prone to winter dryness too. I've also lost count of the number of people I've gifted a pot of this to (the hardworking hands of a nurse; a farmer; gardeners; a very active 80-plus year old to name but a few) and pretty much all them have become Gauntlet converts too! Love it

    • George Jones (verified owner)

      Hi Lal
      How wonderful that you introduce everyone to our lovely Gauntlet Hand Salve. So pleased that you have found it so useful and its working so well for you. Thank you for your kind words.

  4. Lyndsey teeson

    Absolutely fantastic hand balm.
    Keeps my hand lovely and smells amazing too.
    Highly recommended

    • George Jones (verified owner)

      Hi Lyndsey
      Its such a lovely product and does keep hands lovely and soft! thank you for your kind words

  5. George Jones (verified owner)

    ( Transferred from Comments ) "I purchased this Hand Salve for someone who works for the water industry, so works outside and their hands get wet many times a day; they have very rough and sore hands, with many splits on the ends of their fingers. After applying this salve only 3 times so far, their hands are SO much better already, and the splits are healing nicely. Thanks so much Bathing Beauty! XX" K. OB

  6. Angela

    Gauntlet Hand Salve is another Bathing Beauty product no one should be without. No other hand balm product I have used can compere with Gauntlet.

    • George Jones (verified owner)

      Thank you so much !
      We're glad you love Gauntlet as much as we do !
      A true holy grail product !

  7. Jihan

    I have always struggled with bad eczema on the backs of my hands; particularly in the winter time. I work as a scientist and am constantly washing my hands with stringent antibacterial soap…you know the horrid blue stuff! And this leaves my hands in awful condition. I have the hands of an elderly lady, not a 30 year old!
    I bought this salve recently in a sanctuary gift shop in the north of Scotland, and within a few days had healed my hands. I CANNOT recommend this enough. I have been using on my cuticles also, and works wonders. It’s a great handbag size also, so great for travelling and taking out and about!

    • George Jones

      Hello Jihan,
      Thank you so much for sharing this wonderful review!
      We are so delighted to hear our Gauntlet hand salve has healed your very hard working hands!

  8. Ellen Hughes (verified owner)

    Gauntlet has healed the painful cracks and split on my thumb. Excellent product thanks.

    • George Jones

      Hello Ellen,
      Thank you so much for sharing your good news, and sending in photos. I'm just so delighted to read that Gauntlet hand salve made such a difference for you.

  9. George Jones

    (transferred from our Facebook page) "Using Gauntlet hand salve. Only applied today and already my cracked hands are looking and feeling loads better. Thanks" - J. Kettle

  10. Maxine Hopwood

    Gauntlet has literally saved the skin on my hands, I am never without it! I carry it everywhere with me. Thank you Bathing Beauty!

  11. linda.pearson

    I would give this more stars if I could. Have previously bought direct and took it up Everest twice, Annapurna and Kanchenjunga as well as lots of smaller mountains. It has been without doubt the best I have ever used. Husband also using to repair his hands as we work on taking down old wall in garden. Brilliant he even bought the last batch of 3 tins for me!

  12. Jackie O

    This stuff is amazing; like witchcraft!. Wounds take ages to heal on me due to some of the medications I take as well as slower healing related to ageing. 8 days ago I sustained several small cuts while at a guides and brownies holiday doing fun outdoorsy stuff. After the holiday I bought a tin of Gauntlet salve 6 days ago and have been using it at least twice a day ever since. All but the largest cut on my hands are fully healed over and even the large one is almost sorted. I have also had a small area on my head that bleeds when combing my hair that was from a knock against a cupboard about 6 weeks ago. I put some on that each night and even that has now properly closed over. Thank you so much. I will make sure I always have some of this to hand from now on.

  13. Liz Threadgold

    I bought a tin of the gauntlet salve a few weeks ago and it has totally transformed my hands! I have suffered from very dry, cracked skin between my fingers for a long time and no matter how often I applied hand cream the effects wore off after a few hours; not so gauntlet! I am really impressed and can't recommend it enough. Thank you Bathing Beauty!

  14. Carol Hartnell

    For years I had trouble with a very dry, cracked, sore patch on one of my thumbs. I was prescribed so many lotions, potions and creams by my – none of which ever really worked that well.

    I was lucky enough to stumble upon GAUNTLET by Bathing Beauty. After taking advice from George on how to use it - my poorly thumb cleared up within about 3 days.

    No gimmicks, no chemicals, just pure natural ingredients, that work! I always have a tin of GAUNTLET about my person now, and spread the word of its magic, wherever possible. I'm a complete convert!

  15. melanie

    Another convert have always struggled with hand creams to greasy to perfumed this does none of the above super light and absorbent leaves hands soft and lasts an age as u don't need a lot

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