Recipe by Abby Girl
We go to Hawaii every year for holidays. I absolutely love Hawaii...but it does not like my skin!!! Between the No-Seems that bite my feet and ankles to bits....the pavement and sand drying out my feet....the aligator skin I get after the sun, I needed to come up with some intense skin treatment! The condos we stay at do not have bath tubs and I couldn't do my regular bath regime, so this treatment helped considerably with the itchness and the dryness. I loved this so much, that I use on a regular basis in my bath tub and scent it with my favorite scent oils. Heavenly!
- 3 tablespoons liquid soap (preferably with no Sodium Laurel Sulphate. See note below)
- 2 tablespoons glycerine
- 2 tablespoons aloe vera gel
- 1⁄4-1⁄2 teaspoon tea tree essential oil, pure
- olive oil
Directions See How It's Made
- Combine the first 4 ingredients in a 125 ml bottle. Fill the rest of the bottle with olive oil.
- To use: In the shower, shake the formula so that it distributes evenly and pour into your hand. Rub into skin and especially on dry areas. (Wonderful for taking make up off)
- Rinse off and moisturize as usual.
- -I use an old 125 ml olive oil container with a secure top for traveling. No leaking! For my trip, I needed 2 of these to last me.
- - Use extreme caution when exiting from shower or bath tub as your feet might slip.
- -I am super sensitive to anything that contains Sodium Laurel Sulphite. This sudsing agent is in anything that "bubbles" (soap, hair shampoo, bubble bath, toothpaste and some foods) This product, in it's commercial form is used to de-grease airplanes. In it's pure form, it will burn the skin. So, when looking for products, check the ingredients and usually SLS is the second ingredient. There are liquid soaps on the market that do not have this ingredient and they are better for sensitive skin. Look in health foods stores or there are a lot of companies that sell this product on line
- - Tea Tree Essential Oil has numerous (wonderful) properties for healing troubled skin. I always carry this when I travel for any cuts or scrapes. I would use caution where applying this eso. This could burn very sensitive skin. Dilute it with some olive oil before applying or do a patch test first.
- - The No-Seems are tiny bugs that are in the sand. I get multiple bites on my feet and ankles that can take up to 6 weeks to heal. My feet and ankles can swell up to another shoe size. For these nasty critters, I found a homeopathic pill that helps with the bug bites. I take this pill 3 days before I travel. It is called Ledum Palustre. (you can find them in health food stores) Afer taking this pill, the bugs stay away and I have minimal bites. I highly recommend these and they have become "holiday" savors for me!