So everyone wants to save a buck right? As a single mom any way that I can save some money is always a good thing.
Lotions and hand creams can be expensive. It's something that I use every day. I'm sure that most, if not all women, use every day.
I was on the hunt for a hand cream/body lotion that I could make at home during the winter time. My skin, especially my hands get super dry during the winter and most hand creams don't cut it for me. I need to use way to much or way too often. With a toddler and a small business to run there isn't always time to constantly be reapplying lotions.
I found something that I really like. It's all natural, organic and SUPER easy to whip up at home.
Here's the site that I found it on. CLICK HERE.
I used eucalyptus essential oil because of it's natural anti-inflammatory, anti-microbial, anti-viral properties and just because I love the way it smells. It's great to add to all kinds of stuff to ease sore muscles.
I doubled the amount so I didn't have to make it up again for a while. I didn't use Vitamin E oil but next time I make up some I will. I've always got olive oil and coconut oil in the house for cooking so the only things I needed to buy was the shea butter, essential oil and beeswax. The wax was a huge brick so I've got lots left over for whenever I get crafty and decide to make something with it.
I always go a bit heavier on the eucalyptus oil than normal because I love it. But this just do till you think it's sufficient.
I also heated it all up in the mason jar I store it in in a pot of water so I didn't have to worry about pouring the hot mixture into another container. I'm a klutz at the best of times so the less chance of maiming myself the better.
I use the lotion all the time. It's great as an all over body lotion just out of the shower, a great massage lotion, the oils in it keep it from absorbing into the skin to fast so a little goes a long way.
It's kept my hands, feet, elbows, ankles and other body parts happy all winter long and I use it after showers and before bed still. I made it in December and still have 3/4 of the mason jar left!