I've never posted over here. I have finally come to realize I'm a jack of many trades.
I started swimming recently due to running injuries and my skin HATES ME!
I've tried everything and I'm now on an antihistamine and am on a regimen of super moisturizing products to combat the dry itchies.
I was desparate for some relief the other day and I didn't want to go out and spend money. I googled "DIY bath scrub" and came up with a few different ways to make some.
One site said to use shampoo/lotion/body wash as base and mix in an exfolient. Another site gave a more organic way of making scrubs. I didn't want to go to the grocery store either...so I did kind of a combo of both.
2 cups lotion (I used Johnson and Johnson's Creamy oil moisturizer)
2-2.5 cups Oatmeal (I reccomend grinding down a bit beforehand so it goes down the drain! my tub was a mess!!)
2 T olive oil
1/4 c green tea (let it seep for a while until it's super dark)
the leaves from the inside of the tea bag
This mixture gave me some relief, but if I did it again, I'd use cocoa or shea butter lotion for the base, grind down the oatmeal or use steel cut oats for more of a grit.
Here's a photo. it looks like egg salad, from what I've been told. Oh well.. it worked!