When we were kids there was this infomercial on TV for Pearl Cream (tell me you remember it - it was one of our favorites and would make us laugh very time it came on!). We loved to act it out with a so-called Chinese accent: "Want to know za seekwet of Owientow women? Poh Kweem, made fwom wee-oh pohs!"
1 tsp. glycerin
few drops of essential oil for fragrance
Mix all the ingredients together and add your preferred essential oil if you'd like. Keep this concentrate refrigerated. When you're ready to use it, dilute with purified water - 1 part tonic to 20 parts water for your face and body. If you want something a bit more potent for super moisturizing power (like on your dry, cracked heels), simply use less water. Now, some of these ingredients may seem a bit foreign, but your local pharmacy may actually carry them. I ordered the urea and glycerin through Amazon and got a pretty good deal. Let me know if you have any questions about it.
Anyone who's ever met my mom would know that she has amazingly soft, supple skin. This is her secret!