Homemade Dry Skin Body Butter

If you have dry skin or suffer from dry skin during the winter months, you know how frustrating it can be to find something that really helps.  Everyone in our family seems to deal with dry and/or sensitive skin all or part of the year.  I have come across a few different recipes for homemade body butter, and dry skin creams and always wondered if they actually worked.  I found this recipe recently and while I used a bit less lotion than it called for I love the results. 
After using this homemade cream for a few days I have seen a difference and will be making it again.  Not to mention that all of the ingredients were less than $10, and I was able to make a good supply for myself and enough for 3 eight ounce jars for gift giving as well.  The recipe filled 4 1/2 small mason jars (8 oz.)

Homemade Dry Skin Body Butter
Makes 4 1/2 Eight ounce containers

In a large mixing bowl I combined the following, using my hand mixer I blended it well and filled my clean containers.  I was a bit concerned the cream would stick to the bowl etc, but clean up was very easy.

  • 8 ounces of petroleum jelly with no fragrance
  • 8 ounces of Vitamin E Cream (a 2 jar pack-4 oz each can be found at WalMart-around $4)
  • 21-28 ounce bottle of body lotion of your choice.  I used a formula with oatmeal for sensitive skin

After you have combined your ingredients you can fill the airtight container(s) and you have a fabulous, thoughtful gift for friends and loved ones.  Most of us typically think of the women in our lives when we think of gifts like this, however if you use a fragrance-free lotion, this would also be great for guys and gals who garden, or whose hands get very dry.

Thank you so much for taking a moment to stop by today, hugs & blessings to you and your family!
xoxo, Tanya 

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  1. This lotion recipe looks great! I have very sensitive skin and now I really want to try this. Thanks for sharing! I found this post through Pinterest. ~ Jamie

  2. Interesting! I'm learning more about making cosmetics and such on my own. One of my daughters has eczema and it's important for me to find good things to put on her skin.

    I'd love if you shared this at my Show & Tell party this week. http://www.gingerlymade.com/2012/12/show-tell-6.html

  3. Oh I definitely need to make this!

  4. My husband has really dry skin, and is always trying to find a lotion that works. I'm going to make him some for Christmas. Thank you for posting!

  5. This is great. I like homemade body butter too. I love your idea. Thanks so much for sharing. I'll definitely try this.

  6. Do you think you could also add a sunscreen lotion to your recipe???

  7. I LOVE this ~ and it's so super easy (my kinda tutorial!) Thank you for sharing at the new Ready Set Pin party! PINNED =) Marcy @ day2day SuperMom

  8. How funny. I just wrote an email to St. Ives this morning, complaining that the fragrance in their “natural’ skin cream is so pungent it makes me cough.

    I can hardly wait to try this receipt (without the St. Ives). My skin gets so dry that it is uncomfortable. Thank you!

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