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Lavender Beeswax Hand Cream Recipe

This recipe for an ultra-hydrating lavender beeswax hand cream will leave you calm and quench your skin’s thirst.
By Leann Coleman and Jayne Barnes
August 2013
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The elegant, gentle scent of the lavender flower will calm your nerves. Use this cream to hydrate your skin before bedtime to guarantee a restful sleep.
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Learn how to make a calming and hydrating lavender beeswax hand cream. The versatile lotion is also well-suited as a body cream. This body-care recipe is from Honey Crafting (F+W Media, Inc., 2013), an instructional guide with directions for making an array of crafts and beauty products from both beeswax and honey.

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Lavender Beeswax Hand Cream

The elegant, gentle scent of the lavender flower will calm your nerves. Use this cream to hydrate your skin before bedtime to guarantee a restful sleep.

• 1 cup sweet almond oil
• 1/2 cup coconut oil
• 2 ounces (weight) beeswax
• Double boiler
• 1/2 teaspoon vitamin E oil
• 15 to 20 drops of lavender essential oil
• Jar

1. Combine the oils and beeswax in the top half of a double boiler.

2. Heat just until the wax melts.

3. Remove from heat. Stir frequently while cooling.

4. Add vitamin E oil and lavender essential oil. Stir until fully blended.

5. Spoon cream into a clean jar.

For more from Honey Crafting, check out the article DIY Beeswax Crafts for the Home.

Excerpted from Honey Crafting: From Delicious Honey Butter to Healing Salves, Projects for Your Home Straight from the Hive written by Leeann Coleman & Jayne Barnes, Copyright © 2013 by F+W Media, Inc. Used by permission of F+W Media, Inc. All rights reserved. Buy this book from our store: Honey Crafting.








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kayjay
2/14/2016 3:34:05 PM
Hi, this looks like a great recipe. What ounce jar will this fill? Thanks, Karen

milanrakic
5/1/2014 3:30:58 AM
I made this cream the other day. I used a mixture of several essential oils including peppermint, eucalyptus, lavender and tea tree. Love it! I have tried every hand cream on the market, and this is hands down the best ever! I have since made several jars for friends. -http://buysoundcloudnow.com/plays/ http://buysoundcloudnow.com/














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