I’ve gotten a lot of requests recently on how to best conquer severely, dry winter skin and eczema so I thought I’d share a post with some of my favorite homemade skin care recipes that I’ve created, used and loved. My first bit of advice however, would be to toss the lotions. Instead opt for body oils and butters as well as salves for the worst of the worst dry, damaged skin like hands and feet.
Hemp seed oil is probably my favorite oil for eczema and dry skin, and as it’s a “dry” oil, you don’t have to sweat it feeling greasy or staining your clothing. You can also sub it for any of the carrier oils in the following recipes.
DIY Dry Skin Body Oil Recipe
© Rebecca D. Dillon
Weigh out the carrier oils for this recipe using a digital kitchen scale into a glass measuring cup. Next, using a different plastic transfer pipette for each oil, measure out the vitamin E and rosemary extract and add to the container of oils. If desired, you can also add up to 2 ml of your favorite essential oil(s) or up to 4 ml of your favorite fragrance oil.
Natural Homemade Salve Recipes
Natural Lanolin & Neem Salve Recipe :: If you aren’t a fan of neem oil you can substitute it with your favorite carrier oil like sweet almond, hemp seed or tamanu. The essential oils in this recipe can also be subbed with your favorites. This recipe is especially beneficial for cracked skin.
Natural Lanolin Salve Recipe :: Similar to my lanolin salve with neem oil, this homemade salve recipe contains a blend of lavender and tea tree essential oils.
How to Create a Custom Salve Recipe :: Information on how to create your own custom herbal salve recipe via Wonder Wonder blog.
Calendula Ointment Recipe :: Made from healing calendula infused oil, this salve helps to soothe inflammation and help to heal damaged skin tissue.
DIY Winter Salve Recipes :: Twenty-five fabulous homemade herbal salve recipes to help keep your hands protected for dry, winter air and heal new damage and cracked, dry skin!
Natural Handmade Body Butter Recipes
DIY Shea Body Butter Recipe :: This simple three ingredient body recipe is perfect for dry skin, feet and hands. Made using cocoa butter, shea butter and a carrier oil, this can also be scented with your favorite essential oil or fragrance. For an even richer body butter, substitute the rice bran oil for tamanu, rosehip seed, evening primrose, argan, calendula herbal oil or hemp seed oil.
Chocolate Orange Body Butter Recipe :: Lightly scented with sweet orange essential oil, this rich body butter contains moisturizing coconut oil, shea and cocoa butters, and sweet almond oil.
Lavender and Peppermint Foot Cream Recipe :: A rich and luxurious handmade cream recipe created with feet in mind. Ingredients like avocado oil, shea and cocoa butters, beeswax, and aloe give tired feet and dry skin the perfect lift. Apply morning and night and cover with socks for best results.
DIY Natural Peppermint Foot Cream Recipe :: Another fabulous homemade recipe for foot cream. This one contains cooling peppermint essential oil and anti-fungal tea tree oil. The fractionated coconut oil makes it less greasy but you can substitute with a richer carrier oil like the ones previously mentioned based on your specific skin care needs.
Sun & Skin Soother Recipe :: This natural cream recipe was formulated to tackle those summer sunburns. However, it’s great year round for those stubborn spots of dry skin too! Plus you don’t need a scale to make this recipe!
Natural Winter Snowflake Solid Lotion Bar Recipe :: Crafted from a collection of luxurious oils like argan, sweet almond, and macadamia nut oils, these cute snowflake shaped solid lotion bars provide long lasting skin benefits all season long.
Natural Moisturizing Scrub Recipes
DIY Natural Homemade Foot Scrub Recipe :: Quite possibly the best handmade foot scrub recipe ever, this salt scrub not only exfoliates away dead skin with fine sea salt, pumice and walnut shell powders, it also provides rich moisture from shea and cocoa butters, and argan and sweet almond oils. Use it to slough away dead skin and scaly eczema by substituting the pumice powder with Epsom salts or sugar.
Chocolate Exfoliating Body Wash & Foot Scrub Recipes :: Create your own sulphate free, creamy and moisture intense body wash and foot scrub with these simple to prepare recipes made from a natural liquid soap, avocado oil, shea butter and exfoliating ingredients like apricot kernel meal, sugar and ground pumice.
Natural Lemon Verbena Solid Sugar Scrub Cubes :: These natural solid sugar scrub cubes are made without a melt and pour soap base meaning more love for your dry skin. This recipe is formulated with rich, skin conditioning cocoa butter, kokum butter, shea butter, coconut oil, and luxurious organic argan oil which is naturally rich in vitamin E and phenols, carotenes, squalene and fatty acids. Skip the sugar and make super moisture intense bath melts instead.
Homemade Peppermint Foaming Sugar Scrub Recipe :: This all natural sugar scrub cleanses as you exfoliate so you can toss your body wash or bar soap completely out of the equation. Shea butter and a touch of rosehip seed oil make this perfect for skin needing a little extra love.
Natural Moisturizing Homemade Soap Recipes
Natural Handmade Neem Oil Soap Recipe :: This natural handmade soap recipe is made with neem oil and is specially formulated for those with eczema and psoriasis as well as scalp conditions like dandruff and seborrhoeic dermatitis.
Natural Homemade Yogurt Soap Recipe :: Made using real Greek yogurt, this homemade cold process soap recipe is crafted with a blend of butters and oils renowned for their moisturizing properties.
Handmade Skin Loving Soap Recipe :: Created for dry skin, this handmade cold process soap recipe contains hemp seed and avocado soapmaking oils as well as shea and cocoa butters.
Easy Natural Unscented Goat Milk Soap Recipe :: An unscented goat milk soap recipe perfect for sensitive, maturing and dry skin. It won’t strip your skin and also makes a great facial bar.
Natural Lanolin Shaving Soap Recipe :: While this particular cold process soap recipe was created to be used for shaving, it also works fabulously as a moisture intense body soap.
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