Dry Skin Cream

Bea L. Recipe

By Bea L. BeachChic

This is a wonderful cream for dry skin and only 3 ingredients! According to my friend, Trine, which gave me the recipe, it was created by a doctor & nurse who recommended using the FAMILY DOLLAR store brand products.

Everyone doesn't have access to a Family Dollar store. So, in my opinion, as long as you use the exact amounts listed and the 3 ingredients listed, it should be fine.

Recipe Rating:
 35 Ratings
Approx 45 oz
Cooking Method:
No-Cook or Other


13 oz
pure petroleum jelly (vaseline)
16 oz
baby lotion (not oil)*
16 oz
vitamin e cream (not lotion)
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Directions Step-By-Step

Using your hands (some people use a mixer), combine all products in large container (such as a plastic foot tub) until smooth & vaseline is not lumpy. (Some people put the vaseline in the microwave for a few seconds to soften it up). After you squeeze out the baby lotion, cut the bottle in half so you can use every little bit. Store in covered containers.
STORAGE: What I do is clean out the vitamin e and vaseline containers & store cream in those. But you'll need more than those 2 containers. You can actually use margarine or cool whip containers. You can also buy "wide-mouth" plastic squeeze bottles at Walmart. Or you can buy cute glass containers w/lids from the Dollar store. Wide-mouth containers work best.
NOTE: This cream has made a huge difference in my skin. I've been using it for several years now and I won't use any other kind. I have used every brand on the market but this is "the best" for my skin. I even use it under my arms.

*FYI: I noticed at the Family Dollar back in Jan 2013 that the baby lotion is now 15 oz. The cream still turns out great.

About this Recipe

Main Ingredient: Non-Edible or Other
Regional Style: American
Other Tag: Quick & Easy
  • Comments

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  • user
    Jan Mullikin jmulliki - Oct 20, 2010
    Thanks, Bea! I'll try this. I'm always looking for something better for dry skin! We need a separate category here for such recipes!
  • user
    Donna Brown gabbiegirl - Oct 20, 2010
    My husband makes this and we use it all the time. It is great! The Dollar General vitamin E is the best and the cheapest. We do like the Johnson's Baby Lotion, however. It's definitely not a cure for the psorasis on my husband's hands, but it does help. My 4 yr. old grandson loves to use it, too. Thank you for posting, Bea.
  • user
    Cyndi Tilley cynditilley - Oct 20, 2010
    I'm going to try this too. The best thing about it is it won't cost a fortune like some skin creams. Thanks for sharing :)
  • user
    Bea L. BeachChic - Oct 20, 2010
    It's about $6 bucks but it is very important to use the FAMILY DOLLAR brands. Using other brands may be cheaper but not as effective, according to this doctor & nurse that created this cream.
  • user
    Debbie Watt Tombie - Oct 20, 2010
    I've been using this same recipe for several years, I got it from a friend. It is GREAT! It's especially good during the winter months, my skin has never felt better!