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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.


     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.


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Re: DIY Honey Hand Salve
« Reply #1 on: August 25, 2019, 09:26:40 AM »

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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