DIY: Rose Hand Cream

Rose hand cream is an excellent healer and moisturizer for anyone who works with their hands.


| April 2, 2014



Gifts from the Garden by Debora Robertson

In “Gifts from the Garden” Debora Robertson offers inventive, inexpensive projects using plants and produce that are easily grown in your own garden.


Cover courtesy Kyle Books

Give thoughtful and unique gifts with home-grown flavor. Gifts from the Garden (Kyle Books, 2013) by Debora Robertson is an inspirational collection of pretty, practical projects. From edible to decorative, there’s a gift to suit every individual. The following “Herbs and Flowers” project is for sweetly scented, rose hand cream.

Purchase this book from the MOTHER EARTH NEWS store: Gifts from the Garden.

This sweetly scented, but hard-working cream makes a very good present to give to an enthusiastic gardener whose hands are dry from weekends spent in the garden.

Rose Hand Cream

Ingredients

• 1⁄2 cup sweet almond or jojoba oil
• 4 tablespoons shea butter
• 2 tablespoons beeswax, grated
• 1⁄2 cup rose water
• 1⁄2 teaspoon benzoin tincture (a natural preservative)
• 4 drops Rose Maroc essential oil
• 4 drops lavender oil (optional, though it will help heal small cuts and scratches on hard-working hands)
• Dark glass jar/s

Instructions





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