I am interested in knowing what natural products
work well for you. Please share web links if possible. (I donít endorse or sell anything Iím sharing here. This is just a great place to share whatís worked for all of us!)
I found a fabulous product that I wanted to share with everyone. It's the "Beeswax Bar for Dry Skin
", made by Laney Honey
out of North Liberty, IN. We found it in a small-town grocery store (in southwestern Michigan), near a honey display.
See the Beeswax Bar for Dry Skin
The bar has just three ingredients (in this order): Safflower oil, Beeswax, and Vitamin E
. The label reads ďThe oil moisturizes, the beeswax protects.Ē
I can attest to that! It really does both! It's a 3 oz. bar with amazing texture - similar to a soft lip balm (in fact, I love using it on my lips! Youíll want to buy them for friends with ichthyosis, and without! The $6 price is actually very cheap when you consider how much those Burtís Bees lip balms cost! And this bar would last forever
as a lip balm!) The scent is a nice, mild honey scent (only noticeable right under your nose).
It works great for quick skin touchups when we're out and about, especially on visible dry, scaly areas. It does leave a slight shine, not unlike Aquaphor (thank goodness those shimmery lotions and face creams are really popular right now! And in the summer itís not unusual for skin to look a little moist or shiny anyway.) The Beeswax Bar for Dry Skin
is perfect for a purse or pocket, but youíll want to put it in a baggie or click-shut soap box. This is a great product for times when you donít want to carry Aquaphor (or other ointments or creams) around with you.
Cons: My only worry is that it might melt, like if I were to leave it in the hot car in the summer. If it melted it could make a real mess! So far Iíve avoided that. (Another good reason to keep it in a ziploc bag.)