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DIY Winter Warming Salve

DIY Winter Warming Salve

The cold winter months can be brutal. Shoveling snow isn’t something we look forward to. This can wreck havoc to the skin, especially the hands. If you are prone to dryness, you’ll know that hand creams and lotions that are store bought can be a bit expensive. The great news is, you can make your own with the help of your favorite essential oils! These can also be given away as impressive little gifts and giveaways for your holiday parties this season. You can gather old canisters and glass containers to house these warming salves. Here’s what you’ll need:

1 cup beeswax
2 cups of olive oil
1 cup of coconut oil
30 drops of essential oil of choice (we like lavender and black pepper essential oils)
1 extra large glass jar 
8 small jars

Procedure:

Pour olive and coconut oils into glass measuring cup or saucepan and heat slowly over low heat. Once the oil mixture is warm, remove from heat and let sit for 15-30 minutes. Improvise by making a double boiler by placing a few inches of water in saucepan and place the cup with oil into the pan of water. Warm the mixture slowly over low heat until water is boiling. Add the drops of essential oil of your choice together with beeswax to the oil mixture and allow the beeswax to melt fully. You may opt to mix essential oil blends that work best for you. You may also personalize it for people who have favorite scents or have health conditions that essential oils may help with. Pour into clean canisters or jars and allow to cool. These are now ready to be used as warming hand salves!

That’s it! A really simple yet effective way to give comfort to your hands this cold winter season. Remember to diffuse your favorite blends using BellaSentials Aromatherapy Oil Diffuser to add a relaxing and cozy vibe into your home. Stay warm and live life abundantly!

*Always use a carrier oil when using essential oils directly on your skin.*

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