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Make Your Own Hand and Body Cream (with Bonus Beeswax Hand-Saver Recipe)


| 11/27/2015 11:14:00 AM


 

Making your own hand and body cream is not difficult. Just be sure you can work for 30 minutes or so with no interruptions — no dogs, no children, no phone. Most of the ingredients below are available from The Chemistry Store or Bulk Apothecary and even Amazon for small quantities. Quantities needed for a both a single 4-ounce jar and a large batch of nine 4-ounce jars are given below.

Be very sure that the essential oils you choose are actually pure essential oils such as lavender, tea tree, lemongrass, etc. Don’t ever use a fragrance oil, such as “peach” or “pomegranate,” as these are toxic. Also never use a citrus oil, such as lemon, orange, or bergamot, as these can cause spotting of the skin when exposed to sunlight.

Remember that all equipment must be impeccably clean, washed in very hot water or microwaved when possible.



As you use your cream, do not stick your finger down in it and do not stir it. Just wipe a clean finger across the surface to scoop some up. You don’t want to introduce bacteria into the jar.



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