Simple hand cream

 

Aromatherapy hand creams moisturize dry skin and help to heal any minor abrasions. This recipe is simple to make because there is no flower water to incorporate. The lemon essential oil gently helps to fade any discoloured skin on the hands, and the benzoin helps to heal paper cuts and so on. This hand cream sets easily because natural, unfractionated (or unrefined) coconut oil is solid at room temperature, but the cream easily liquefies on contact with warm skin. Such hand creams are deeply moisturizing and take a little longer than commercial hand creams to be fully absorbed.

 

YOU WILL NEED

  • 75 g (3 oz) of unfractionated coconut oil

  • A heat-resistant glass bowl

  • A pan of hot water

  • 25 ml (1 fI oz) of sweet almond oil

  • 8 drops each of lavender and lemon

  • 4 drops of benzoin

  • A large glass jar

 

WHAT TO DO

 

  1. Put the coconut oil in the glass bowl, placed inside a pan of hot water over a gentle heat. Once the coconut oil has melted, add the sweet almond oil and stir until the mixture is thoroughly blended.

  2. Remove the pan from the heat and stir in the lavender and lemon, and the benzoin. Mix them in thoroughly, then pour into the glass jar while still warm and liquid.