Remedy for Dry Itchy Skin

In the winter time the dry air really affects my skin. Specifically my legs in the shin area. I’m not one to use lotion on a regular basis but when I did in the winter it seemed pointless. My skin would still be dry flaky and itchy by the end of the day.

I needed something that would moisturize my skin and last all day.

Michelle came to my rescue when she posted her winter essentials. She mentioned using coconut oil on her hands as a moisturizer and it shielded them all day. I had some coconut oil in my pantry already so I scooped some out into a small container and I put it in the shower to use the next morning.

My theory was that applying the coconut to wet skin would be easier and would help it sink in better.

To Apply: Before I towel off I take about a quarter size amount and massage it into my shin area and then over the rest of my leg. I’ve even used on my elbows and feet. Then to towel off, I pat dry. No rubbing please!

At the end of that first day when I inspected my legs, they were not dry or flaky! And most of all they weren’t itchy!

I’m so happy to have found something that actually works for my dry itchy skin and is 100% all natural to boot!

I urge you, if you suffer from severely dry skin anytime of year, to try this. You can find Certified Organic Virgin Coconut Oil at Tropical Traditions in many sizes to suit your needs. I just discovered this company via Michelle and I’ve already ordered the liquid soap and moisturizing cream she mentioned as well. I’ve been pleased with their products so far.

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About Trina

I'm just a wife and mommy who's goal is to be the best I can be. However, I strive to not lose who I am in mommyhood, because being me is what keeps me sane. I love beauty, fashion, nail polish, and DIY-ing but I'm also crazy about getting good deals on what I love. I blog about whatever has my interest at any given time.


  1. I love that stuff! I actually bought some of that company’s products over the holidays. They also make lotions and creams too which I bought. LOVE the lotion. Not so sure about the cream…it has a nice texture but it doesn’t absorb quickly (not that it’s supposed to). I have yet to try their hair treatment but it’s in my bathroom. Looking forward to using that too. I love coconut oil!!

  2. Michelle@Life with Three says:

    So glad it worked for you, Trina! I love your idea of bringing it into the shower. It didn’t even occur to me to try the oil on my legs, but I’m going to try it now! 🙂

  3. OK – I bought some of the oil, the face soap and the moisturizer (didn’t get the baby stuff, tho I should have!).

    Just waiting for it to arrive.

    Anyway. I have SERIOUSLY dry flaky legs, too – so the application…what is this stuff like? Is it like full on oil? or cream? I’m so behind the times!

  4. I’m intrigued…but I wonder….do you smell like a pina colada all day?