Hand Balm Recipe

Hand Balm Recipe

At this time of year, our skin might start to feel the effects of the dropping temperatures, and the dryness of our indoor heating systems.

Here is a recipe for a rich and nourishing hand balm to help keep them supple, healthy and useful! We’ve included a couple different essential oil blends for you to choose from, depending on what your needs are.

Ingredients:

  • 0.25 cup cold pressed coconut oil
  • 0.25 cup beeswax 1
  • tsp vitamin E oil
  • 2 Tbsp Shea/Cocoa butter

Your choice of essential oils, or choose from these blends:

For arthritis:

  • 10 drops Ginger (Zingiber officinale)
  • 5 drops Eucalyptus ( Eucalyptus radiata )

For very dry skin:

For aging skin:

Instructions:

  1. Choose and create your essential oil blend. Put aside.
  2. Double boil the coconut oil and your butter of choice. Then take off the heat and whisk/whip until it starts to turn fluffy and light.
  3. Once slightly cooled, mix in the vitamin E oil and your essential oils.
  4. Pour into a shallow glass mason jar and let cool with the lid off.
  5. Once your balm is cooled to room temperature, it is ready to be used!

Store in a cool dry place and use as needed. Remember to take in a few deep breaths as you apply your balm – it always helps!