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.\nHere 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.\nIngredients:\n\n0.25 cup cold pressed coconut oil\n0.25 cup beeswax 1\ntsp vitamin E oil\n2 Tbsp Shea\/Cocoa butter\n\nYour choice of essential oils, or choose from these blends:\nFor arthritis:\n\n10 drops Ginger (Zingiber officinale)\n5 drops Eucalyptus ( Eucalyptus radiata )\n\nFor very dry skin:\n\n10 drops Chamomile ( Anethemis nobilis)\n5 drops Lemon Balm ( Melissa officinale )\n\nFor aging skin:\n\n20 drops Rose Garden Synergy Blend\n\n\nInstructions:\n\nChoose and create your essential oil blend. Put aside.\nDouble 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.\nOnce slightly cooled, mix in the vitamin E oil and your essential oils.\nPour into a shallow glass mason jar and let cool with the lid off.\nOnce your balm is cooled to room temperature, it is ready to be used!\n\nStore 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!