Sunday, January 29, 2012

Wonderful hand and foot cream

Ok, I saw this on Pinterest and knew I had to give it a try!100_3089

Winter skin is upon us, so I wanted to see how this cream rates compared to the expensive brands.  It only has three ingredients—Baby lotion (Johnsons for me!), vitamin E cream, and Vaseline.

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I used the tutorial in the link above, the recipe made 4 1/2 cups of cream (total cost $11), and it smells wonderful (but then I love Johnson’s baby lotion!).  I did have trouble finding the vitamin E cream, so I used a vitamin E ointment.  I stored it in some plastic freezer containers which I had on hand. This would make a great gift in a nice mason jar with a cute lid too!

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It works great and gives a faint scent of baby lotion.  I definitely will be making this again!

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18 comments:

Sharing Shadymont said...

I've been making this for several years now, and love it. It has such a delicate scent and feel. Works great too. I buy my Vitamin E cream at Dollar General. I usually get all the ingredients at Dollar Tree or Dollar General and have no more than 4 or 5 dollars in it.

Enjoy!

Steph @ Crafting in the Rain said...

Glad to hear it really works...I always wonder :)

Nancy said...

I made a batch two months ago and love it! I used cocoa shae baby lotion instead of the regular and I believe it makes a difference.

Serendipity and Spice said...

What a great idea. You could put these in cute little jars with a ribbon and they'd make great little gifts! I'd love it if you shared at my linky party... www.serendipityandspice.blogspot.com
-Melissa

Jill said...

That cream sounds great - and so easy to make!
Thanks for linking to a Round Tuit!
Hope you have a fabulous week!
Jill @ Creating my way to Success
http://www.jembellish.blogspot.com/

Sarah@budgetfriendlydecorating said...

I bet that does smell fabulous...I love the smell of baby lotion!
Sarah
www.budgetfriendlydecorating.com

Alex said...

Saying Hi From Craft-O-Maniac Mondays. What a fabulous idea, I also love the smell of the J&J baby lotion. My skin is very dry particularly in winter so I will have to give it a go! Please stop by and say hi at Cards and Things By Alex http://schnookle.blogspot.com :-)
Cheers Alex

Jenny said...

In the winter this is the ONLY cream that can keep my daughter's excema under control. It is great stuff. I get everything at Dollar General and spend around $4 for the entire batch. The Dollar General brand of baby lotion comes in a couple of scents/colors if you are not a fan of pink baby lotion.

Jami said...

Can't wait to give this cream a try! Thanks so much for sharing at the Tuesday To Do Party!
Smiles!
Jami
www.blackberryvine.blogspot.com

Kristen Turner said...

Ahh I love baby lotion - this would be great for the winter. Thanks!

marissa said...

I've never even thought to do this I hope you'll add this and any of your other posts to my What We Wore and Made party over at http://raegunwear.blogspot.com/search/label/WWWMW

very merry vintage style said...

sounds fabulous. Love the scent of baby lotion. Thanks for linking up to Share the Love Wednesday!
Mary

shopannies said...

baby lotion is something that we value at work as nurses come see what I shared at http://shopannies.blogspot.com

Heidi said...

Thanks for linking these up to Craft Monkey'n Monday! I'm sharing them on the Craft Monkey Facebook Page!

Jenni said...

I saw your link on Craft Monkey's fb page. I live in MO too! New follower! So excited! HUGS~

AmieAnn said...

This is such a great idea! Love any skin care products that are homemade and for the most part all natural! Thanks so much for sharing with the Pink Hippo party.. can't wait to see what you share next!

momto8 said...

i am making this.

Anonymous said...

I also have been making this mixture for years. Its great!

Pamela
Ohio