I’ve mentioned previously how much trouble I have finding things I can use on my skin without it turning into an itchy, scaly, reptilian mess – there aren’t many products out there for someone who can’t handle artificial colors, scents, or preservatives (and I like to think I’m low maintenance – pffft!). I used to think my inability to use any kind of moisturizer meant that I was doomed to look like Yoda by the time I was 45, but thankfully I’ve found something that I can use on my skin, and it works so well that I think everybody should have a bottle in their medicine cabinet!
To soften more than your face, you can add a few drops to your bath water while it’s filling, or apply it over wet skin after stepping out of the shower; it also works wonders on hands that are parched after a day spent digging in the garden.
But wait, it gets even better. The 375 ml bottle in the photo was $9 at our local (overpriced) health food store, and it’s organic to boot. Good luck finding that much of anything for less than $10 at a beauty counter. Not to mention, I’ve had this bottle for about a year and it’s only half empty – a little goes a long way. I do find, however, that it’s easier to handle if you decant the oil into a smaller, more manageable bottle (I only had to knock the large glass bottle over once before coming up with that brilliant idea).
It may not smell delicious, come in a fancy bottle (unless you put it into one, I suppose), or get you a bonus “gift” of product samples you’ll never use, but it’s just the thing to ward off mid-winter chapping (and maybe even a wrinkle or two).