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  • 1/4 cups - shea butter (OR substitute half of this with coconut oil)
  • 1/8 cups - sweet almond oil
  • 1 tablespoons - beeswax (small beeswax pellets melt best)
  • 20 drops - essential oil (i.e. 8 drops myrrh, 8 drops cedarwood, 4 drops peppermint)
  • Directions:

    In a double boiler, stir together and melt the shea butter, beeswax, and almond oil.

    Once evenly melted, let mixture cool for 5-10 minutes before adding in the drops of your favorite nourishing essential oils.

    Pour the mix into a hand cream container and let harden completely over the next few hours.

    Brief Description

    Soothing hand cream made with essential oils, shea butter and beeswax; also makes a great gift idea.

    Main Ingredient:

    shea butter

    Category:  Non-food

    Cuisine:  American

    Prep Time: 15 min
    Cook Time: 10 min


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    Jen Broyles

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    Posted On:

    February 15, 2017

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