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Itchy winter skin! What in the world is going on here??? I never had dry skin until I hit my 50’s and every year about this time it rears it’s ugly head again. Especially my hands. I was telling my sister-in-law about it over the holidays and she told me about this recipe that her Doctor recommended. It’s a DIY body lotion recipe with 3 simple Dollar Store ingredients. So, I thought, what do I have to lose? I’m a simple gal and don’t use those fancy designer lotion brands anyway.
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The BEST Body Lotion Recipe For Winter Skin
And Gosh, am I glad I did! I love it so much that I made a batch for my Mom and I have plans to give it as gifts to my mature friends. 😉 Here is what’ll you’ll need to make your own DIY body lotion. I got my supplies from the Dollar Store but you can pick these items up almost anywhere. Even Amazon and have them shipped right to your front door.
What You’ll Need For This Recipe
- Baby Lotion 27.1 FL OZ (I like Johnson & Johnson) It’s the smell… 😊
- Vaseline Petroleum Jelly 3.75 OZ (any brand will work)
- Vitamin E Lotion 4 OZ (I like Fruit Of The Earth)
- Zip Lock Bag 1-2 gallon
- Gift Containers (optional)
Easy Mix – Body Lotion Recipe
Start with adding the whole bottle of baby lotion into the zip lock bag. Yep, we’re mixing it right in the bag. Easy peasy! The pump top will twist off with a good tug. Squeeze all of the lotion out and save the container. We’ll need that to replace the body lotion in once it’s mixed as well as the other containers.
Next, add the Vaseline and Vitamin E cream. Now comes the fun part, unless your hands have arthritis. 😦 Time to call in the grandkids. Seal the zip lock bag closed and make sure it’s sealed tightly or you’ll have a lotion explosion. 🤣 And you know the rest of that story. Now, this can take some time to mix the 3 dollar store ingredients together. Squeeze, squeeze, squeeze, the body lotion recipe mixture in the baggy with your hands until it is thoroughly mixed. You will see chunks of the petroleum jelly but it will mix eventually. I thought about using my electric kitchen mixer but then I thought about the clean-up. Let me know if you try it.
Easy Refill – Reusable Containers
This is genius I tell you! Not my idea but it works. After your body lotion recipe has been thoroughly mixed, use a pair of scissors and snip off about is 1/4 inch of the end of the baggy. Just enough to allow the tip to fit inside the baby lotion bottle. This will allow easy refill of the containers you already have on hand. Just squeeze it out of the baggy and back into the containers. I like to reuse the containers but you don’t have to.
Gift Idea – DIY Body Lotion Recipe PDF
I found these containers on Amazon and filled them with my amazing new lotion. Add a cute label and include the recipe for a quick and thoughtful gift for your friends and family. CLICK HERE to get the downloadable PDF to share with others.
TIP: I like to apply this body lotion recipe on right after I get out of the shower. Lightly towel dry off and apply immediately to arms, legs and feet for the best results. I thought at first that the petroleum would be greasy but I was pleasantly surprised that it’s not.
This may not be not my normal DIY project but I just thought you might need this as much as I do. These (our hands) are the tools of our trade and we must take care of them.
Endeavor to lead a quiet life and work with your hands. 1 Thessalonians 4:11
Until the next project… xo, Do