While many vegetable oils & essential oils relieve dry skin I have discovered lasting results using Wheatgerm oil. I get a lot of people asking for a recipe to reduce dry flaky skin particularly on the lower legs and ankles both in summer and winter.
Wheatgerm oil is particularly high in Vitamin E which makes it exceptionally moisturising. Together with high levels of Palmitic, Oleic and Linoleic acid to nourish and feed the skin. Wheatgerm oil has a strong odour and is dark in colour so not ideal for a morning treatment or before wearing white garments. But the results are terrific.
I use 1 of the following essential oils or choose your own favourite
- Roman Camomile
- Rose Otto or
- Plus a splash of Calendula oil for added efficacy
- 5 drops of essential oil in 1 tbspoon of Wheatgerm oil and apply
You could also use this blend as a nourishing bath oil, run the tub, apply the oil all over and soak. Pat dry, avoid white towels!
Many shower and hair products can leave a residue particularly on the lower legs and ankles so be sure to rinse thoroughly before getting out of the shower. And choose fresh Wheatgerm oil.