Thursday, March 3, 2011

~*Miracle Lotion*~

This is truly what this is!



A big THANK YOU goes out to my buddy, Sandra, for sharing this wonderful lotion recipe with me!! Every winter I suffer from dry, cracked, bleeding, sore hands... and this stuff has made a HUGE improvement in just a few days of using it. Plus... it is so simple to make... and doesn't cost much at all! I have tried all sorts of products over the years to try to find something to help my sore hands out... and until now, all have failed at helping.

My husband would suffer when I would hold his hand... it must have felt like holding a Brillo pad. My poor son, when he would get a crumb on his cheek from eating must have felt like I was wiping his face with a piece of sandpaper. My stepDad asked me if I was milking too many cows or working too hard at bringing in the hay... we don't have cows & I have never brought in hay. Understand... my hands were TERRIBLE.

But no more! They aren't cracked, sore, or bleeding any longer! They are not quite as soft as a baby's butt... but they are getting there. After just a few days!! REALLY!!

Wanna know the recipe for this Miracle Lotion? Well, I asked Sandra if I could share it with you... and here it is... (Thank you Sandra)

All the ingredients came from the Dollar General store... except for the jars, I picked those up elsewhere. You don't have to get the supplies at the dollar store... but there isn't any need to buy anything other than generic brand. It is cheaper & does just the same as the more expensive stuff.

You will need...


1 bottle Baby Lotion (lavender or regular... it doesn't matter... I just like the scent better)

1 jar Vitamin E Cream (this is sold as a pack of 2... only 1 jar is needed per batch... so you might go ahead and make 2 batches!)

1/2 bottle Aloe Vera Lotion

1/2 jar petroleum jelly


One batch will fill 4 wide mouth, half pint jars.

*Note... I feel it is important to designate your mixing tools for lotion only... do not use them for food after using them to mix your lotion. Better to be safe.

Mix your ingredients together in one large bowl... with an old hand mixer. Just whip them together for a few minutes on medium speed until it appears evenly mixed. Fill clean jars with lotion.

These cute lil' jars make sweet gifts! Make a hang tag label... add a piece of fabric for decoration... and share!

This lotion does appear a slightly greasy when you first apply it... but don't be alarmed. It quickly soaks in.

Wishing you all warm smiles... and soft hands...

Betty

40 comments:

  1. Thanks for the recipe Betty........I am going to definitely try this one.
    Linda

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  2. Betty, am so happy this cream has helped your busy hands. And hopefully many other busy hands out there will be helped. The aloe lotion was your clever addition to the formula and next time I mix some up, will add it to mine(and you can't beat the price). A couple of quilters told me about this recently so I cannot take credit for the formula...just passing on what others passed on to me. Like your ideas for making it into wonderful gifts. You are just a very clever, generous gal & am happy to have met you. Glad you are able to pass this on to your followers through your blog.

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  3. Wow! I am gonna have to mix up a batch! My hands always rough in the winter months.
    Thank you for sharing and thank you to Sandra for passing on her recipe!

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  4. Thanks Betty (and Sandra) for sharing this recipe! This winter has been particularly hard on my hands - they're so dry, rough, split, bleeding - you know the drill! I'm going to have to try this for sure!

    Char

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  5. Thanks for sharing this recipe! I can't wait to try it!

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  6. Thank you for sharing this recipe ! I buy every new kind of lotion every year & still end up with dry cracked fingers....I will give this a try ! Would be cute in nice old jars ....thanks again !!!

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  7. I'm glad to hear I'm not the only one with Velcro mitts! My doc said to use hydrocortisone cream every night and morning and that really helped. But I'm definitely going to try this lotion. Thank you (and Sandra!) for the recipe.

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  8. Thank you so much for this recipe! I'm going shopping for the ingredients tomorrow.

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  9. I made some of that cream a year ago.
    I use it on my over age 50 face.

    Pamela
    Ohio

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  10. So nice of you both to share this with us! Can't wait to try it!

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  11. Thanks, Betty! I need to try this ~ for my hands...and feet.
    Hugs :)
    Lauren

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  12. Thank you Betty and Sandra. Winter certainly is
    tough from cold exposure and the frequent
    hand washings. I'm going to try this weekend.
    I am going to try it on my heels, also.
    Thanks again
    Warmest Regards,
    Susan

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  13. Thanks Betty....this will make a nice little somethin' for the sistas!

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  14. I'm going to try this...all winter I fight to keep my hands looking nice...most of the time they're dry and cracked. Thank you for sharing this with us!!! :0)

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  15. thanks for sharing... working in the shop my hands are always cracked and bleeding..so will have to give this a try.

    Have a great day!!

    Blessings
    Tonya

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  16. Thank you SO MUCH Betty!!!! My hands are terrible!!!! I can't wait to try this....you're an angel ~ hugs and love, Dawn

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  17. Betty - Can you give some sizes on the products you used? There are so many different sizes of all of these products and I can't tell from the pictures how big they are. I'm anxious to make my lotion! Thanks!

    Nancy F.
    1/3/12

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  18. Hello Nancy, I wasn't able to reply to you via email... but the lotions are 15 oz baby lotion, 4 oz Vitamin E cream, 1/2 bottle of the 11 oz size Aloe lotion, and 1/2 jar of 3.5 oz Petroleum jelly. Really though... a little more or less will still do the same trick. :-)

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  19. What size are the ingredients. I can't read the ounces on the picture and I want to get the right ratio

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  20. Wow, my family has made this for years for treatment of eczema and psoriasis! Have never used the Aloe lotion though! Just the other three ingredients. May have to try that the next time. BTW love it with the Honey Apple scented baby lotion. Didn't know anyone else did the same thing.

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  21. Thank you!!!! I just made this. I used the honey apple cuz lavender mAkes me sneeze lol. I can't wait to see how this helps my feet and my sons peeling winter fingers.

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  22. Oh my goodness...thank you and your friend Sandra for sharing this recipe. Like you I always suffer from dry, cracked and bleeding hands, especially during the winter. They are just horrible. And like you, I have tried so many products over the years to try and find one that works, but nothing ever does. I am definitely trying this.

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  23. I made this tonight and it was so easy. I was afraid it would be greasy but if feels awesome! It soaks in quickly! Thank You so much for this concoction!

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  24. use a power drill (with coat hanger) for mixing

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  25. Would using an essential oil such as lilac scent make any difference in the recipe outcome?

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  26. I made this 2 weeks ago and have been using it ever since. My hands feel so amazing! I even started using it on my heals a few days ago and they are already so much better. Thank you so much!

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  27. Can you add the size of the jars used in the ingredients, so we know the exact amount of each? Thanks!

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    1. made it and love it. I have seamstress hands, fabric, and yarn tear them up. This really made them soft. For the poster right above me, the sizes are up a bit further in the comments.

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  28. I could not find a 3.5 oz jar of petroleum jelly it is 7.5 oz. Do I use half of 3.5 oz. which would be 1.75 oz.

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  29. I LOVE this lotion. I made a change, instead of petroluim jelly, I use coconut oil. I have been using this for approx 3 days and what a differance! My hands were so dry, when I rubbed them together they sounded like sandpaper, after using this MIRACLE LOTION my hands are actually soft!

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  30. thank you so much for posting this to your blog. I am definitely going to try it.

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  31. I have this lotion!! But I used a little bit different ratios I think. Either way ITS AWESOME. im getting married in march and will definitely be divvying this up to give my 'maids in their goodie bags. Oh, I used the cocoa butter scent of baby lotion and added some vanilla scent. Everyone says my lotion smells like cake :)

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  32. Thanks for sharing, My co-worker and I just made this for ourselves as well as gifts for our other co-workers. We are OB nurses in bush Alaska and our hands have it ruff. We were able to order all online and have it shipped to us here and have had a blast making it and putting it in the cute jars. Thanks so much Ginger and Joni

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  33. Thanks for sharing this. I work in a hospital and I am constantly washing my hands. They are so dry that they crack and bleed! Definitely going to try this!

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  34. Betty, I love the recipe and as soon as I get home I'm going to try this. One thing though, how thick is it and do you think it would work ok if I switched the aloe lotion for something thicker? I'm not a big fan of aloe and I really need something really thick. My hands are terrible, though yours' sound just as bad. Thanks so much - Cat

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  35. I love this lotion. I use bag balm instead of the Vaseline and add more baby lotion to mask that bag balm smell.
    I am addicted and so are my friends.
    Thanks for sharing this with us.
    Big hugs from Ohio.

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  36. Make sure the "aloe vera lotion" doesnt have any alcohol in it. Alot of the cheaper ones contain alcohol because it makes lotion less greasy and gives a cooling effect. It dries out your hands more

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  37. can I use Aloe vera gel instead of Aloe vera Lotion ?

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  38. thank you so much for sharing your lotion. my husbands hands where so dry they cracked and bleed . He was starting to think he may have to quit his job at the flour plant he works at. We tried everything on his hands,but nothing seemed to work. It only took 5 days for his red dry skin to soften. thank you so much. big hugs and kisses from canada

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