Monday, January 2, 2012

Dry Skin Indulgance

I suffer from psoriasis.  My skin is very dry.  I have tried every single moisturizing product I can get my hands on.  I have spent an unfathomable amount of money on so many things that have brought me little relief.  I have used many prescription products and seen several skin/psoriasis specialists.  I practice yoga and I try to meditate.  Stress evidently makes it worse.  My doctors have put me on biologic and the list of side effects are SCARY.  I have decided to find a way to manage the dry skin without breaking the bank!  My oatmeal bath that I love so much is climbing in price!  


As I scanned the ingredients, I thought I can make this for alot less at home.  I turns out I like my version better!  I take 1 Cup of Oatmeal and process it in a food processor to a fairly fine dust.  I add 2 Cups of Epsom Salts and process until mixed.  Then, with the motor running, I drizzle in 1/4 C of Honey.  It looks like pastry dough--see above.  I add about 1 Cup or more to my bath and soak. 

This would make a lovely gift in a vintage blue canning jar with an old ladle to ladle it under the running water. 

I found I have about 24 hours of dry skin relief when I combined this with a Sesame Oil Rub Down before I towel off.  I have used both separately and found this combination offers the best relief for me at the moment. 

 Make up a batch, unplug, fill the tub and let your skin drink this in. 

As always, exploring my corner of the world,