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Gardener's Hand Salve Recipe

Treat rough, cracked hands with this rejuvenating hand salve after a long day in the garden.

| March/April 2015

  • Craft soothing hand salve to refresh your hands after a long day of gardening.
    Photo by iStock

As lovely as digging into the soil feels come spring, working with our hands (and vigorously scrubbing afterward) can leave them cracked and dry.


• 4 tablespoons grated beeswax
• 4 tablespoons coconut oil
• 8 tablespoons almond oil
• 25 drops lavender essential oil
• 10 drops tea tree oil
• 6 drops spearmint oil


1. In a double boiler, melt beeswax.

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