Tuesday, February 9, 2010


I have had extremely dry skin most of my life.  When I get out of the shower I lather my body with lotions and just a few minutes later I still  feel dry and itchy.  I have purchased many expensive lotions and cremes through the years and some work for me and some don't. 

About a year ago I began learning a little about "essential oils" and "carrier oils" and that's when I stumbled onto an inexpensive relief for dry skin.  This product was purchased at my local health store for about $9.99.  This price was for a large 16 oz. bottle and has lasted the entire year.  What is this amazing product?  Almond Oil!  You probably are thinking that you wouldn't want something  oily or greasy on your skin and clothing, but just a few drops applied to your face and body will absorb quickly into your skin.  Notice I said a few drops not a handful.

A few weeks ago I heard Jillian Michaels, of the Biggest Loser tell people that the only beauty product anyone needs is Olive Oil.  I haven't tried it on my skin yet, but I'm sure it would also work just as well as Almond Oil.

Another oil I discovered for really dry chapped feet is also very inexpensive and effective;  Castor Oil.  Yes, its that same oil that our ancestors used to clean out  their systems when sickness came on.  It really works.  Apply a small amount to your heals and calloused skin.  Now if you forget and lick your fingers I won't promise the "end" result, but used externally you will notice results within just a few days.


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