Overnight Skin Softener

READY IN: 25mins
Recipe by Jodi Consoli

After reading reviews of this recipe that I came up with, I learned (and should have known already) that patroleum jelly is DANGEROUS to cook with. And although I have always found it useful on my own skin, it was also pointed out that it is actually not healthy for the skin. So Please DO NOT use this recipe. It could lead to FIRE or EXPLOSION and may indeed hamper skin healing.

Top Review by dogsandwoods

Honestly, though petroleum jelly doesn't allow the skin to breathe, there are times when using this would be appropriate. It should not be applied to the entire body, but it can be applied to dry areas that need special attention. Dry elbows or skin dried out by radiation therapy might greatly benefit from this recipe. It was a 'zaar recipe with petroleum jelly that healed my skin after radiation therapy. So please don't dismiss this recipe as harmful to everyone in all circumstances. And if you make it, do use a double boiler. Will assess stars after trying this. Please note that I am experienced in making lotions, soaps and candles.

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 4 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 1 tablespoon petroleum jelly
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 5 drops essential oils (optional for fragrance)


  1. I have removed the directions as a precautionary step.

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