I have extremely dry skin. I've tried lotions and creams. However, all seem to have failed. My skin just remains as dry as ever. The only product that has every helped have been scrubs. Normally, I'd by the most abrasive scrub I can find setting for hard sea salt or coconut skins. But the refinement that sugar brings is much more complete...just gentle.
I decided to make my own recipe. It's very easy and you probably have most of these ingredients in your spice cabinet right now.
1 1/4 cups of sugar
1/2 cup coconut oil
1 few drops of lavender essential oils
From here it's really quite simple. Mix all those ingredients together and you're done. You're ready for that hot shower. Do be careful though. Any type of oil will leave a residue in your bath and you don't want to slip.