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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

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.

Buy this book in the Mother Earth Living store: Honey Crafting.

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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