Quick & Easy Homemade Salve
I know a lot of you are dealing with dry and cracked hands with all the extra handwashing in our current situation.
Salves and Body Butters are going to work more effectively, on the more severe cases especially. However, finding the right recipe for your personal needs may take a little trial and error.
Here is a super quick, easy and only 2 ingredient salve, you can make right at home! All you need is Jojoba Oil and Beeswax! Essential Oils are optional.
Jojoba Oil is actually a liquid wax, and close to your own skin's natural sebum. Beeswax works really well for dry skin and helps seal in moisture with out clogging pores. You can also add Essential Oils that are nourishing to the skin like; Lavender, Geranium, Patchouli, Frankincense, Roman Chamomile, just to name a few.
What you need:
-1oz of Beeswax
-2oz of Jojoba Oil
-Essential Oils (optional)
-Kitchen Scale (optional)
-Double boiler or you can use a Pyrex glass measuring cup in a pot
How to make:
-First sanitize your working area, utensils and wash your hands ( you can wear gloves too).
-Measure out your Jojoba Oil and Beeswax in separate containers.
-Fill a pot with just enough water to warm up your ingredients, but not to much that it boils up and over.
-Add your Pyrex measuring cup into the pot, keeping the handle hanging over the outside of the pot. This will help to keep the handle from getting to hot. Take whatever measures necessary to prevent burning yourself. Use containers and utensils that you don't care about getting wax on them. Wax can sometimes be tricky to get off, so try to clean right away.
-Add Jojoba Oil and Beeswax to the Pyrex container and mix together until melted.
-Once melted take of the heat. This is the point where you would add your essential oils.
A 1% dilation for a 3oz jar would be between 25 and 30 drops of essential oils. Stir well.
-Then quickly pour salve into your jars and let sit until hard.
There you have it, a quick and easy homemade salve! This is a great place to start to get comfortable with the salve making process. Have fun!
-Traci Owner of The Lemon Branch
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Source of recipe: Aromahead Institute