Memories of what I put on my skin in my "hay days," certainly come more vividly. My preference in my youth, was mostly Palmers Cocoa Butter lotion; I think it was relatively well known that cocoa butter was good for your skin and I loved the smell of Palmers-I can almost smell it now as I close my eyes.
Roughly 6 years ago, I made my body butter for the first time. It was necessitated by the need to find a natural eczema cream for my two youngest daughter's mild eczema. I spoke about it a bit in the "About Us" section of this website, but I'll summarize it here.
Let me introduce you to your future best friend-MAGNESIUM! According to Harvard T.H. Chan, "the mineral plays an important role in assisting more than 300 enzymes to carry out various chemical reactions in the body such as building proteins and strong bones, and regulating blood sugar, blood pressure, and muscle and nerve functions."