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July 19, 2015 2 min read

How often do you find that your elbows are little drier than what you would like even after applying lotion? I think we have all been there. If you have ever fallen prey to this, you will want to read on for an easy DIY product to add to your own skincare collection.

Here are a few things you will need for this recipe:

  • 1 pourable Pyrex container 
  • 1 pot to boil water in
  • 1 glass stirring rod
  • 1 kitchen scale to accurately measure ingredients

Now for your ingredients!

  • 2 ounces of Organic Olive oil or Jojoba Wax.
  • 1 ounce of Organic Beeswax (contact your local beekeeper as they tend to have some that smells divine!)
  • Add up to 2% of your choice of skin nourishing essential oils. There are more details on this below.

Directions:

  • Add about one inch of water to your pot and put on a medium setting to get the water just to boiling.
  • While waiting for the water to boil, carefully measure out your first two ingredients in separate containers.
  • Then add both ingredients to your Pyrex container and set in the water that should be almost boiling.
  • Begin stirring and watching that the water does not boil so hard that it makes it into your Pyrex.
  • You will continue this until both ingredients have completely melted and blended with each other.
  • This will take anywhere from 15-20 minutes.
  • Once the ingredients are blended, using an oven mit/glove, remove the Pyrex from the water and wipe the bottom of it to remove all traces of water.
  • Add your skin nourishing essential oils now and stir.
  • Then quickly pour your dry skin salve into a 4 ounce container or two 2 ounce containers.
  •  Quickly put your lids on your container(s) and allow the product to cool. This can take anywhere from 30 minutes to an hour depending on the container you use.

Dry Skin Salve Recipe - Be Kind Botanicals

Skin Soothing Oils

While any essential oil can be used to add fragrance to a product, there are specific ones that offer additional skin healing or cicatrisant properties. It is important to know which ones are not as well. If you are not sure of which essential oils can cause skin irritations, please seek a trained aromatherapist in your area. Below are just a couple essential oils that are considered skin nourishing.

  • Lavender
  • Helichrysum
  • Roman Chamomile

Enjoy your recipe! Feel free to ask any questions you might have regarding this recipe.