Winter is coming and the air is getting dryer by the day. You might look down at your hands one day, only to realize that they are dry and cracked. This is not good. Code dry, we have a code dry. Something that can moisturize is needed before you can set foot in the world. Well, as it turns out, we have an amazing DIY herbal hand cream that is perfect for daily usage.
Most hand lotions or moisturizers contain toxins that can seep through your skin and into your body. Since the body cannot process these toxins, it is wise to use all natural ingredients that are designed to heal and benefit the body. Take a look at some of the key ingredients to see how awesome this hand cream is for you.
You’ll be comfy when you use comfrey because it helps to quickly repair skin cells. This herb actually helps the body heal from sprains, fractures, or broken bones as well.
This herb is beneficial for soothing dry, itchy, or irritated skin. It has actually been used as an herbal remedy to help those with eczema and psoriasis because it works to calm inflamed and red skin.
This soothing butter is beneficial for those with dry, itchy, damaged, or blemished skin. Mango butter helps to nourish the skin and helps prevent damage from happening.
While you may not have heard of this strong-scented oil, you need to know that it is an amazing skin healer. It helps to heal burns, scrapes, acne, rashes, chapped skin, and can even help to get rid of stretch marks. This is typically very thick, but it works well when combined with other ingredients.
What You’ll Need:
- ¼ cup dried calendula flowers
- 2 tablespoons dried comfrey leaves
- ¼ cup dried dandelion leaves or flower tops
- 1 teaspoon tamanu oil
- 2 tablespoons mango butter
- ½ teaspoon vitamin E oil
- ½ cup + 2 tablespoons sweet almond oil
- ½ cup filtered water, boiled then cooled
- 6 grams beeswax
How To Make:
- Mash the dried calendula, comfrey, and dandelion up in a mortar and pestle or blend them in a spice grinder. Combine the herbs with the ½ cup sweet almond oil in a heat-safe glass bowl. Place this bowl over a saucepan with simmering water to create a double boiler.
- Turn the heat off after an hour and strain the herbs through a cheesecloth or coffee filter into a clean heat-safe glass bowl. Add a little more water to that saucepan you used and let it come to a low boil before reducing the heat to low.
- Put the new glass bowl with the oil over the saucepan and add the mango butter and beeswax. Stir occasionally until melted.
- Pour this mixture into a blender and add the tamanu and vitamin E oils. Before blending, place the blender in the fridge for 10 minutes to let the mixture cool.
- Start blending the chilled mixture and slowly drizzle in the filtered water. We can’t stress this enough. It must be done slowly. This should create a thick and creamy mixture.
- Store the hand cream in a clean glass jar in a cool, dry place. Use on your hands as needed.