Hello winter! Hello dry cracked hands!
I hate this time of year. My hands and nails tend to be dried out from doing dishes, washing my hands, and our dry Colorado climate.
For some reason, I always get a crack right on my right knuckle.
Every. Darn. Year.
This DIY Cracked Hand Salve Recipe whips up in about 5 minutes and it uses all natural non-toxic ingredients that really work.
The shea butter, beeswax and almond oil work together to moisturize. The lavender essential oil not only smells awesome but it has disinfecting properties. Perfect for preventing infection.
You’ll need about 5 minutes of your time to provide you with up to 4 months of salve to use on a daily basis.
DIY Cracked Hand Salve Recipe
When you purchase your beeswax, it may come in a stick form. If so, you will need to be grate it using a hand grater or a food processor. This process is so easy and all you need is 2 Tbsp worth.
Once your beeswax has been grated, set all your ingredients aside.
Fill the bottom portion of your double boiler with water and place on high heat until it starts to boil.
Once the water starts to boil add on the top portion of your double boiler filled with your shea butter, beeswax, and almond oil. The ingredients will melt and mix together nicely in a matter of minutes.
As soon as everything becomes a liquid give it a quick stir, remove from heat, and immediately pour in your metal tin. Add your drops of lavender essential oil.
Just to let you know, I filled my mixture above the line for the metal tin and it formed with a rounded top without pouring over.
Allow your DIY cracked hand salve to set for about 10 minutes and you will notice your liquid turning into a solid.
Once your salve turns into a solid form, grab a little chunk and rub it all over your dry, cracked hands. Your hands will instantly be moisturized and looking better than ever!
Plus, the lavender smell is delightful. I love to rub some on my cracked hands right before bedtime. Then, I’ll sleep with my hands tucked under my head and the smell of lavender helps ease me to sleep.
Don’t be stingy – now that you’ve bought the supplies, make up a few tins of this beeswax hand salve recipe to give as gifts. Your friends will thank you!
BEAUTY HACK: Keep this cracked hand salve next to your sink so you can treat your hands every time you wash them. And wash them with the moisturizing version of my kid friendly foaming hand soap.
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Now that you have your lavender essential oil out, why not make DIY Natural Disinfecting Spray?
Do you suffer from cracked hands?