Dry hands? Problem salved!

It’s so easy to make your own salves! Not to mention, you’ll reduce the amount of harmful additives and preservatives you put on your skin, and you can use ingredients to tailor your salve to your skin’s unique needs.

Here are the health benefits of three main ingredients of this particular soothing, moisturizing salve. (Recipe follows.)

Image: Jessica Mitton

Image: Jessica Mitton

Jasmine

Jasmine is great for dry skin, as it acts as a moisturizer and also has an additional benefit – it doesn’t clog pores.

Lavender

Lavender oil is also a dream for dry skin, helping to regenerate the skin.

Coconut Oil

Coconut oil is a valuable source of vitamin E, which acts to protect the skin from dryness and cracking. It’s a moisturizing marvel!

  

Image: Jessica Mitton

Image: Jessica Mitton

Dry Skin-Soothing Salve

Purpose:

The purpose of the salve is to help relieve itchy, uncomfortable and irritating symptoms of dry skin.

Complete recipe:

Ingredients:

3 jasmine tea bags (remove herb from bag)

¼ cup olive oil

2 tablespoons coconut oil

1 tablespoon avocado oil

1 tablespoon lanolin

5 drops lavender essential oil

5 drops rose absolute oil

Preparation:

1.     Place the jasmine herbs from the tea bags in a small pot and add the olive oil, coconut oil, and avocado oil. Gently warm over low heat. Once warm, turn off heat and let stand for 20 minutes.

2.     Once the herbs are warm, pour them through a double layer of cheesecloth or a nut milk bag and squeeze gently to get out all the remaining oil. Mix that oil with the lanolin and essential oils.

3.     Pour into a glass jar with an airtight lid and allow it to set. Add the lid once it has cooled. Store in cool place or in the refrigerator for up to 2 months.

Jessica Mitton

 

Jessica Mitton is a Registered Holistic Nutritionist and Culinary Nutrition Expert. She believes in a holistic approach, taking into consideration the body, mind and spirit. She is fascinated by the healing potential of food and how it can contribute to an individual’s overall health. A passionate creative force in the kitchen, Jessica is continually working to develop her own highly nutritious and equally delicious recipes, made from whole, organic and locally sourced ingredients. Most of all, she enjoys the opportunity to share her passion and knowledge with others, helping them to become their healthiest possible self!