Last week my sister threw out a passing comment that ‘my hands looked worse than my Nan’s”. To put this in perspective my Nan is 92 yrs old. But I had to admit my hands were dry and cracked.
Winter dries out our skin when the humidity levels drop outside. Water in the skin evaporates faster when it is cold and dry, leaving our skin dry and flaky. This had certainly happened to my hands.
With my sisters comment ringing in my head, I decided I needed to address my dry skin. I love making my own creams with Organic Shea Butter, so I ordered some from Go Native. Then went researching the best oils for dry skin, in my Modern Essentials Guide.
Lavender is good for skin because of it has antimicrobial and antioxidant properties. It is soothing for cracked & dry skin.
Geranium once used by Egyptians for beautifying skin and adding radiance. Helps to keep skin looking healthy.
With these two oils I made myself a hand cream. Read my recipe below:
100g Organic Shea Butter (by Go Native)
100g Coconut Oil
30 Drops Lavender (buy oil here)
8 Drops Geranium (buy oil here)
- In a pot combine the Organic Shea Butter & Coconut oil over a medium heat, until melted.
- Take of heat, once melted.
- Once the mixture is well combined add Lavender & Geranium Essential Oil.
- Wait 5-10 minutes for the mixture to cool, but not hardened.
- With an electric mixer, beat the mixture until there is froth on top and until the consistency is like a lotion.
- Pour into a glass jar with a lid.
Within a couple of days using my hand cream I am happy to report my skin has its moisture back. If you need a soothing hand cream I highly recommend the recipe above.