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Friday, February 6, 2015

Fair Friday-Banish Winter Dry Skin

Because I am a triathlete, I swim 3 times a week at a local pool. The chlorine in the pool really dries out my skin. Plus indoor air in winter is really dry, drying out my skin even more. So I am always looking for ways to deal with my dry skin. I tried out this recipe a few weeks ago and it is a really nice blend or oils. I was able to get all the ingredients on

¼ cup liquid coconut oil
1/ cup jojoba oil
14 cup sweet almond oil
½ teaspoon vitamin E oil
10 drops Tea Tree essential oil
6 drops orange essential oil
6 drops bergamot essential oil

Add the first three oils in a bottle.  Add the vitamin E. If using capsules, pierce the capsules and squeeze into the bottle.  Close the bottle and shake the contents.  Apply to the whole body concentrating on dry areas.  The oil can be stored for up to one year.

Coconut oil hydrates with antimicrobial properties.  The jojoba mimics the activity of your body’s natural oils. The sweet almond oil gently balances the skin. The vitamin E helps fight aging free radicals.


Chris Wodke
Founder & Manager Team CMT

Chris is a triathlete and long distance runner. She is a three time participant of the Boston Marathon.  In 2012 she finished 2nd at Boston in the Mobility Impaired Division. She was on the course in 2013 when the bombs exploded.

She has appeared three times at the Paratriathlon National Triathlon Sprint Championship. She was the 2012 and 2014 National Champion Paratriathlon Open Division Champion.

In 2014 she was the PC Open Champion at the Duathlon National Championship. She has qualified to represent Team USA at the Aquathon ITU World Championship in Chicago in 2015.  

 In 2014 she represented  the U.S. as a paratriathlete at the Pan-American Triathlon Championship in Dallas, Texas.

She travels around the country raising awareness of CMT.

She is the author of the book, “Running for My Life” that details her experience as a CMT affected athlete.

You may visit her author page at:

Team CMT is a group of athletes and supporters working to raise awareness and to find a cure for CMT. We have 159 members in 32 states. We also have members in Australia, Scotland, Canada, Vietnam, Turkey, Finland and Iran. If you wish to join us visit our web site; or

CMT or Charcot-Marie-Tooth is the most commonly inherited peripheral neuropathy. It affects over 155,000 Americans (as many as MS).  It is a disease of the nerves that control the muscles. It is slowly progressive, causing loss of normal function and or sensation in the lower legs/feet and arms/hands.

Symptoms include; muscle wasting in the lower legs and feet leading to foot drop, poor balance and gait problems Atrophy in the hands causes difficulty with manual dexterity.

Structural foot deformities such as high arches and hammer toes are common.

Poor tolerance for cool or cold temperatures and many people have chronically cold hands and feet.

Additional symptoms may include fatigue, sleep apnea, breathing difficulties and hearing loss.

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