The return of the itchies

They’re baaaaaaccckk.  The mysterious winter skin itchies, that is (also here).  Maybe they’ll come around every year now, kind of like Christmas, but less fun.  And they don’t go away when we put away the Christmas decorations (okay, who am I kidding, we didn’t even put up a tree this year, but OTHER people are putting away decorations now).

Anyway, I’m trying coconut oil and olive oil again, along with some almond oil, but after some reading and research, I’m curious about both cocoa butter and shea butter.

I stumbled across the Chagrin Valley Soap Company when I was researching no poo regimens a couple of years ago, and they have both a whipped cocoa butter body butter and a whipped shea butter body butter that look interesting.  Unfortunately, they looked significantly less interesting after I calculated the price of the products plus shipping.

Fortunately, the ingredient lists for both products are wonderfully short and simple, and I found this video on how to make your own body butter.  Come Friday, I’ll be out hunting for shea butter and cocoa butter — if I fail to find them locally, I’ll order the raw materials online.

I’m cautiously optimistic that this will be the ticket to not scratching my skin to shreds over the next three months — we shall see.