Simple and easy to make nourishing hand cream. If you want to make this more anti-inflammatory add in an anti-inflammatory oil replacing the olive oil. <br> <br>Some anti-inflammatory oils are moringa oil, pomegranate seed oil, sea buckthorn oil and calendula oil.
Course: Healthy Skin
- Half cup raw shea butter
- 1/4 cup coconut oil (solid)
- 1/3 cup olive oil or your choice of anti-inflammatory/healing oil
- 8 drops Geranium essential oil
- 6 drops Frankincense essential oil
- 1 drop Helichrysum essential oil
- Combine all ingredients except the essential oils in a glass jar and place it in boiling water. You can also use a double broiler instead of a glass jar, if you have one. Of you can use a electric chocolate melting pot (I use one that is made with silicone).
- Stir constantly until all the ingredients are melted and stirred together. Take mixture off the heat and let it cool for about 30 minutes. While still slightly warm, add the drops of essential oils. (Note: you do not have to use essential oils, or the particular ones I listed. Those are just my favorites for skin!) Set entire mixture aside to chill for about another hour, or until oils begin to solidify. Once that is achieved, whip mixture for about ten to fifteen minutes, until a butter-like consistency is formed.
- This butter can be stored in any type of jar, though I prefer an airtight glass jar if I have a clean one on hand. Remember that coconut oil liquefies if it gets warm, so I prefer to keep my hand cream in the refrigerator, especially in the summers!