I had a conversation with a lovely lady at the tennis club today and somehow the conversation got around to her feet and how she suffers terribly from psoriasis of the feet. Now I specify feet (and hands) as this kind of psoriasis is different. See link. My husband has also suffered from this type of psoriasis and it is painful and particularly debilitating as most activities do involve you being on your feet. http://www.patient.co.uk/doctor/psoriasis-of-hands-and-feet-including-palmoplantar-pustulosis.
My husband ended up on a couple of different chemical based cream treatments including a steroid cream and still found that the symptoms were not controlled. As you will know if you follow this blog, I am a qualified Organic Skin Care formulator, and 6 months ago I developed a cream specifically for my husbands feet. We were both worried about the amount of steroid cream he was using. The great news is that he no longer uses any prescribed treatment but instead uses only my cream morning and evening. His feet now look completely normal! I will see if I can convince him to let me photograph them!
I am delighted and amazed, and very happy to be sharing my recipe for Psoriasis Foot and Hand Cream with you today and can only hope it will help others as well as it has helped my husband. Please do leave a comment to let me know if you try this and what the results are.
Self Correcting Organic Skin Balm for Psoriasis of the Hands and/or Feet
Soothes, calms and heals problem skin areas caused by dermatitis, psoriasis, eczema. Corrects flair ups and reactions quickly and efficiently.
Features and Benefits:
Targets inflamed, dry, broken and sensitised skin providing instant injection of high levels of moisture, plus soothing calming and healing qualities which quickly relieve discomfort and start repairing damages skin. Use regularly to maintain healthy skin where problem skin once reigned.
- Calendula Oil – promotes suppleness and is a great wound healer
- Shea Butter – great for dry and damaged skin, deeply moisturising
- Amaranth Extract – great for dry and itchy skin
- Comfrey Extract – promotes skin regeneration
- Chamomile Essential Oil – calming and healing
- Lavender Essential Oil – soothing and healing
10% Organic Sweet Almond Oil
15% Organic Calendula Oil
35% Shea Butter, Organic
25% Coconut Oil, organic
5% Vitamin E
5% Sunflower Lecithin
1% German Chamomile Essential Oil, Organic
2% Lavender Essential Oil, Organic
1% Amaranth Extract
1% Comfrey Extract
Melt the Shea Butter and Coconut Oil in a bain-marie over a low heat. Allow to cool a little then add the Sweet Almond Oil and the Calendula Oil. When cool add the Vitamin E and Sunflower lecithin and the essential oils and mix well. Pour into a small lidded jar (50mls last between 3-4 months) and keep in a cool place.