- 1 ounce wheat germ oil enriched with vitamin E
- 4 vitamin E capsules pierced with a pin and squeezed into mixture
- 1 1/2 ounces avocado oil
- 1 1/2 ounces apricot oil
- 1/4 ounce rose oil
All there is to do is mix the ingredients and shake it together before using.
*I duplicated the recipe and put it into an old peanut butter jar. A mason jar would work well here too. The original recipe called for oil of carnation but I could not find it locally. I would have loved to try that, so if anyone knows where to buy please let me know! Plus, rose oil is super expensive. You can sub any essential oil of your choosing here.
*The wheat germ oil and vitamin E helps with wrinkles and improves the texture of the skin. Avocado oil helps with skin smoothness and apricot oil is used as a moisturizer. The essential oil just makes the body oil smell wonderful.
For as long as I can remember I have had itchy, sensitive skin. Anything involving water makes my skin burn and itch terribly. Hot tubs are the worst, I will get out and my skin will itch for an hour straight. Anyways, about two years ago the reaction got worse and everyday after showering I would sit in my room itching my legs. I went to a dermatologist who said I had some form of Aquagenic Pruritus, a skin condition that is evoked by contact with water. The doctor gave me a prednisone cream, but that is not something I wanted to put on my body for the rest of my life. I researched the condition on my own and found out baby oil works well to prevent the itching. I have been using that ever since and it does work well. But, I was surprised to find out that mineral oil (baby oil) is not good for you.
I recently purchased Jeanne Rose Herbal Body Book on Amazon. My mom highly recommended it when I told her I was making homemade deodorant. It has been around since the 70s and was updated in 2000. The book is fabulous! Rose tells the reader how to make an array of products at home from bath oils to makeup to shampoo. She also explains why certain items are healthier than others. This is where I read about the problems around mineral oil. She says the oil gets absorbed through the skin, taking vitamins A, D, E, and K with it as it's excreted through the feces. Also, the vitamins dissolve into the oil as the oil passes through the skin and into the blood stream, which in turn could produce vitamin deficiencies. So, not good. I needed to find another solution to my problem. I discovered Rose's body oil recipe and thought I would give it a try. I made it last night and love it! I am hoping it helps when my skin starts getting itchy, but only time will tell. It would be great for anyone though, as a substitute for lotions or oils.