Winter makes Adam's skin VERY dry. He was born with the dryest skin his doctor had ever seen. We've tried EVERY lotion available with and without a prescription.
His skin cracks, bleeds, and feels like sand without the proper care. The combination that works for him is this: Neutrogena Body Oil, SKIN RELIEF MOISTURIZING CREAM AVEENO® Skin Care Products and our homemade Scrub. I use ALL THREE after bathtime. (If I had to skip one for him, I'd skip the Neutrogena Body Oil....but that's selfish BECAUSE IT'S MY FAVORITE....)
So in case you have dry skin and you're looking for a home spa treatment, maybe you can give this a try. Keep in mind: I am not a doctor, nor do I play one on TV. I am just a momma with a kid who has wicked dry skin.
Soft as a Baby's Butt Salt Scrub
10 min prep makes 1 jar
(cost analysis per batch with listed ingredients: $1.80)
1 cup fine salt
1/2 cup oats, ground up fine
1/4 cup powdered milk
1/4 cup baking soda
1/2 cup baby oil, maybe more
2 teaspoons Aloe Vera Oil**
** It costs about $7.00 for a small bottle and I only use maybe 2 teaspoons per batch. Lasts a LONG time. Worth the extra $$. Bought mine at the local health food store.
1. Mix the dry ingredients in blender, add the baby oil, it should look like wet sand now.
2. Decide for yourself if you want the consistency oilier and if you do, add more oil. (bot not too much....)
3. Measure out 2 teaspoons of Aloe Vera Oil, mix and transfer to a jar.
4. When using in the shower, make sure you are on a non-slip surface.
This is FRAGRANCE FREE. It smells good from the baby oil though!!
I use about 1/2 cup to 1 cup for each bath's application. One jar lasts us about 1 month.
This has saved Adam's skin.
I also gave the recipe to a cashier at my local grocery store and her Girl Scout troop made it with great results!