As winter approaches, so too does the dry air and increased use of hand sanitizer. I don’t know about you, but this time of year wreaks havoc on my skin, and I always end up with dry skin that cracks and hurts. Last winter, I found the most fantastic solution, and I’m excited to share it below.
Why I choose to make a salve instead of using a lotion for my dry skin
The majority of lotions contain drying alcohol to help it evaporate from your skin. Using a salve based on beeswax and oils allows for moisture to penetrate and to create a barrier on your skin to trap in moisture. Prepare for your most hydrated winter skin, and say goodbye to dry skin forever!
In a metal bowl, over boiling water:
- Melt 2 oz beeswax
- Add 1 oz coconut oil + 1 oz jojoba oil + 7 oz extra virgin olive oil
- Include essential oils such as lavender, patchouli, geranium, frankincense (these are known to improve skin condition)
- Pour into 4 oz glass jars
- Allow to cool and harden overnight before covering
That’s it. It’s a simple and effective recipe for a product that will last you all winter. This recipe has produced enough hand salve for me to share with friends and have some leftover for the following season, so not only is it easy to make, but it’s also a very budget-friendly product. I recommend using high-quality essential oils – I get mine from Young Living.
I hope you enjoy it, share this recipe far and wide, and let me know what you think!
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