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Hand Cream

Many over-the-counter skin creams and moisturizers contain toxic endocrine disruptors that can make you more prone to numerous health maladies. The over-the-counter lotions that are organic and paraben-free can be very expensive. Instead, use this DIY lotion made from organic ingredients as a natural dry skin remedy. It’s very cost effective as each batch makes enough to last a long time.

Ingredients:

  • 1/8 cup grated beeswax
  • 1/3 cup organic coconut oil
  • 1/4 cup organic sweet almond oil or avocado oil 
  • 1 cup organic, unrefined shea butter
  • A few drops of the essential oil of your choice such as Citrus Bliss Invigorating Blend, Lavender or Lemon essential oil

Directions:

  1. Add all the ingredients except essential oils, in a double boiler on the stove over medium heat until the beeswax, coconut oil and shea butter melt.
  2. Make sure to heat the mixture until there are no solid particles remaining.
  3. Add the essential oils and heat until completely dissolved in the mixture.
  4. Be sure to stir while heating so the ingredients are well-dispersed throughout the mixture.
  5. Let the mixture cool to room temperature; then, store it in the fridge until it chills and hardens. (It takes about 3 hours to harden.)
  6. Whip the mixture with a hand mixer for approximately 5 minutes (until it looks like runny whipped cream).
  7. Store in a small glass jar for 3 to 4 hours at room temperature; this will allow it to solidify.
  8. Keep lotion stored in the fridge to remain spoilage-free.