Monday, January 23, 2017

HARD LOTION BAR FOR PSORIASIS/DRY SKIN

Today I was sitting at my desk, scratching my knees, and wishing I had something to put on them.  I have been having issues with psoriasis and my poor knees are so uncomfortable.  I had some salves on my desk that were made previously using carrier oils, beeswax, and essential oils but I wasn't getting much relief.  When I went to the fridge to get a drink, I happened to spy the container of cuticle butter.  After taking off the lid, I could see that the mixture was very hard but once I scooped some out and rubbed it between my fingers, it got very soft.  Then an idea hit me.  I scooped out the mixture into a glass bowl and set the bowl into a larger bowl of very hot water.  After melting the cuticle butter, I poured the now liquid mixture into a little mini deodorant container.  

Psoriasis Relief


After about an hour in the fridge, the mixture had hardened nicely.  I uncapped the lid, screwed it up just like you would a deodorant stick and rubbed it on my knees.  The now-hard lotion melted almost immediately upon contact with my skin and rubbed in nicely.  There was no stickiness or tackiness at all.  Lucious Relief!

Psoriasis Relief Lotion Bar

Psoriasis Relief Solid Lotion Bar

This recipe is definitely a keeper and I'll be making more in the future!  To recap, here is how I made it:

I used the original "Butter-n-Oils for your Cuticles" that I posted about Here.  Instead of whipping the shea butter and then adding the coconut oil and jojoba oil, I instead melted the coconut oil in a double boiler.  When melted, I added in the jojoba oil and took the pan off the heat.  That is important, as Shea butter doesn't like a lot of heat.  I then added in the Shea butter followed by the essential oils and poured the mixture into an empty mini deodorant container.  I prefer to store my container(s) in the refrigerator but you can keep them out at room temp. 


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