Bea's StoryThis 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.
pure petroleum jelly (vaseline)
baby lotion (not oil)*
vitamin e cream (not lotion)
THE TEXTURE WILL BE SOMEWHERE BETWEEN COOL WHIP, MARGARINE OR WHIPPED BUTTER
1Using 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.
2STORAGE: 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.
3NOTE: 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
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!
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.
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 :)
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.
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!