Homemade Dry Skin Remedy

This homemade dry skin remedy contains a few natural ingredients to treat dry skin and is a simple recipe to make at home. As this recipe contains beeswax to set it into a balm, it is quite thick and perfect for use on the body, particularly on joints such as elbows and knees. If you prefer a softer creamy consistency you can reduce or leave out the beeswax entirely.

The ingredients in this recipe all have different healing benefits. Jojoba provides deep moisture and is often used in both hair and skin products, vitamin E oil helps to reduce wrinkles and Rosehip is renown for it’s anti ageing properties and is also effective in the treatment of dry and sun damaged skin.

The 2 base carriers in this balm are coconut oil and shea butter. Coconut oil is rich and moisturising and melts into sensitive and dry skin, soothing irritation and healing, it contains antioxidants and has antibacterial and anti ageing properties and been proven to protect the skin from sun damage. Shea butter is also widely used in the treatment of hair and skin, it is rich in vitamins A, E and F and also has anti-inflammatory properties and helps to moisturise and heal dry and cracked skin.

Start by gently melting the beeswax and shea butter in a double boiler. Once all the mixture has melted into a liquid, add the coconut oil a little at a time, stirring in until the mix has all returned to a liquid. Remove from the heat, add 15 drops of Jojoba oil, 15 drops of vitamin E oil and 10 drops of Rose Hip essential oil.

Once the essential oils are added, stir well and transfer into a glass jar for storage and allow to set at room temperature. Store in a cool dark place to preserve the shelf life of this balm.

Homemade Dry Skin Remedy

This recipe will result in a dilution rate of around 1% essential oil to carrier oil and is suitable for adults and children aged 2+, as always make sure you do a patch test to ensure there are no allergies or side effects from any of the ingredients in any balm. For younger children refer to my dilution table and dilution guidelines for children and adjust accordingly to suit the age of the child that this balm will be intended for.

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