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DIY Honey Hand Salve
« on: August 25, 2019, 08:59:07 AM »
Mother Earth News by by Kimberlee Bastien August/September 2019

Use this basic recipe and your favorite ingredients from the beehive to create a personalized hand salve that’s perfectly suited to your skin.

Beeswax: I use 1 part beeswax to 4 parts oil. If you like a softer salve for your hands, add more oil. If you like a harder salve, use more wax. Experiment to determine the best consistency for your skin.

Add more oil to the mix for a softer hand salve, or more beeswax for a firmer final consistency.

Oils: Coconut oil is the latest darling of the beauty world, but I prefer extra-virgin olive oil because it doesn’t clog my pores, works wonders on dry skin, and is easily absorbed. I use a combination of olive and jojoba oils; the latter has natural anti-inflammatory properties. If you don’t like olive or jojoba oil, you can substitute coconut, sweet almond, avocado, or another favorite oil.

Honey: I add a dash of honey to my salve for its healing and antimicrobial properties.

Essential oils: Not only do essential oils smell amazing, but each has unique properties that can improve your skin. Since I’m prone to getting cuts and scrapes, I benefit from lavender’s healing properties. Other skin-friendly essential oils you could choose include calendula, geranium, patchouli, and sandalwood.

Directions:

     Melt the wax and oil together on low heat, stirring continuously.
    Once melted, remove from heat, add honey and essential oils, and stir until blended.
    Pour mixture into a container of your choice to set.

And there you have it: an inexpensive, all-natural, ultra-moisturizing alternative to store-bought hand salve.

More: https://www.motherearthnews.com/diy/diy-honey-hand-salve-zm0z1908zsta
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Re: DIY Honey Hand Salve
« Reply #1 on: August 25, 2019, 09:26:40 AM »
@Elderberry

I have posted this before:
Had Eczema break out on my hands.  Doc sent in prescription to fix it - cost of hand cream was over $1,000 with my insurance.  Would not pay it; then manager of drug dept. "found" the same cream from another company which was $20 with my insurance.  The Salve you have posted here might be less than $20 to make.  Don't know if it would get rid of Eczema, but would be worth a try.
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