Cooling Hand Balm

 

Cooling Hand Balm

cooling hand balm

Our hands do so much for us. Think about it – they wash dishes, do work, garden, fold clothes…the list goes on and on! Sometimes our hands deserve a break.

Luckily, there is a cooling hand balm you can make at home to soothe those hands. Apply it yourself, or even better have your partner massage your hands with this balm. Their hands will reap the benefits too!

Peppermint and Eucalyptus oils provide a cooling sensation. Both of these oils are said to have pain reducing properties, as well as anti-inflammatory properties.

Coconut oil moisturizes and helps the balm to “glide” across your hands, while beeswax adds a protective layer from outside contaminants. This cooling hand balm comes in handy during the entire year, but especially in cooler months which can cause hands to dry out or even chap.

What you need

How to make it

Using a double boiler on low to medium heat, melt together your coconut oil, cocoa butter, and beeswax pastilles. Stir occasionally, and then remove from the heat once fully liquid.

 

Once the temperature is 90 degrees fahrenheit or below, add in your essential oils. Use a hand mixer to mix the concoction well.

Place it in your desired container, and let it set overnight in room temperature – OR place it in the fridge for three hours.

Once it is set and in a solid state, you are ready to put the lid on and store it in room temperature. Make sure to keep it away from heat and moisture.

To use it, simply take a nickel size amount and massage it all over your hands. Make sure not to touch your face afterwards – essential oils like these can irritate your eyes and face.

Enjoy!

 
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