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Dry Skin Solution

Our homemade treatment can help soothe winter wear

Winter’s cold, dry air can wreak havoc on hands and lips, so it’s important to keep them moisturized. Serendipitously for you, we know of a natural solution that locks in moisture and gives hands and lips a soothing and refreshing sensation. And it takes just about 10 minutes to make!

Our recipe below features a Homemade Honey Hand & Lip Balm that is ideal as a lotion or cuticle balm. It also helps hydrate sore, chapped lips. Best of all, it includes our AUNT SUE’S® Raw & Unfiltered Honey.

A photo of dry skin balm.

Ingredients

1/4 cup coconut oil

1/4 cup almond oil

5 tbsp beeswax pellets (available on Amazon)

1 tbsp shea butter

1 1/2 tbsp AUNT SUE’S® Raw & Unfiltered Honey

10–20 drops of essential oils of your choice (optional)

4 drops of vitamin E oil (optional)

Containers

Small glass jars, small tins with lids and plastic lip balm tubes all work well for storage. Containers like these are available on Amazon.

A photo of honey and dry skin balm.

Directions

Arrange containers (lids off) that you plan to use to store the balm.

Combine all ingredients – except the honey, vitamin E and essential oils – into a microwave-safe bowl or double boiler.

Heat using …

Option 1: In a double boiler, slowly heat until melted.

or

Option 2: In a microwave-safe bowl, heat in microwave in 30-second intervals until all ingredients have melted.

Remove from heat. Add honey, essential oils and vitamin E, then gently stir until all ingredients are mixed thoroughly.

Spoon the balm into your containers, seal with lid and place into the refrigerator for 15 minutes to cool completely. Let the balm solidify before using.

If you’d like to change the texture, simply melt the balm again and add either more beeswax or more essential oils until you reach your desired texture.

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