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,


  1. Thank you for linking to the Frugal Tuesday Tip. I have sensitive skin, which I hope to blog about this month.

  2. Julia,

    I have so much to say about dry skin! I look forward to seeing your blog and your tips! Hopefully you will try my bath soak! Thanks for visiting my blog!


  3. Wow this makes me want to take a bath TONIGHT. I have been itching with my dry skin and I haven't taken a bath in forever. Thanks for this post I'm going to try it out!

  4. Danette, You MUST soak tonite! Let me know how it works for you. Don't forget the seasame oil rub down, too. When my skin is super itchy I use more like 2 Cups in my bath!

    Thanks for visting my blog!