During the winter months, it’s important to protect our skin. Give your stressed skin some love with this DIY moisturizing winter salve. This all-natural pomade will soothe hands, feet, elbows, or other stubborn dry areas. This particular recipe came from Dr. Lindsey Elmore.
Information About Ingredients
Olive oil contains antioxidants to slow and possibly reverse the signs of aging. In addition, the fatty acids help to protect the skin’s natural moisture barrier.
Coconut oil is antibacterial. It’s rich in antioxidant phenols and contains compounds that protect, reduce inflammation, and increase collagen production. This helps to increase the elasticity of skin.
Beeswax helps prevent transepidermal water loss. It softens skin while supports healthy skin regeneration. It can also help reduce the appearance of scars.
Vitamin E is has antioxidants that protect against sun damage. It also promotes healing of the skin.
1/4 cup olive oil
3 tablespoons coconut oil
2 tablespoons beeswax pellets
1/2 teaspoon vitamin E oil
1/8 teaspoon vanilla extract
8 drops northern nights black spruce essential oil
4 drops frankincense essential oil
4 drops lavender essential oil
- Combine olive oil, coconut oil, beeswax, and vitamin E oil in a glass jar.
- Create a double boiler by pouring a few inches of water in a small saucepan, and carefully set the jar of ingredients in the water.
- Heat the pan over medium-low heat.
- After it is melted, remove from heat. Add essential oils and vanilla and gently swirl to mix.
- Pour into a small jar. Allow tit o cool completely and solidify before using.
It only takes a little! Use a small amount on dry skin. Apply to dry hands before bedtime. For extremely dry skin, apply a thick layer on hands and cover with cotton gloves. Also, apply to feet and cover with socks.
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