If you have dry skin or suffer from dry skin during the winter months, you know how frustrating it can be to find something that really helps. Everyone in our family seems to deal with dry and/or sensitive skin all or part of the year. I have come across a few different recipes for homemade body butter, and dry skin creams and always wondered if they actually worked. I found this recipe recently and while I used a bit less lotion than it called for I love the results.
After using this homemade cream for a few days I have seen a difference and will be making it again. Not to mention that all of the ingredients were less than $10, and I was able to make a good supply for myself and enough for 3 eight ounce jars for gift giving as well. The recipe filled 4 1/2 small mason jars (8 oz.)
Homemade Dry Skin Body Butter
Makes 4 1/2 Eight ounce containers
In a large mixing bowl I combined the following, using my hand mixer I blended it well and filled my clean containers. I was a bit concerned the cream would stick to the bowl etc, but clean up was very easy.
- 8 ounces of petroleum jelly with no fragrance
- 8 ounces of Vitamin E Cream (a 2 jar pack-4 oz each can be found at WalMart-around $4)
- 21-28 ounce bottle of body lotion of your choice. I used a formula with oatmeal for sensitive skin