Your hands become dry and chapped in winter. Your long fingers that were once the envy of your friends in winters have become extremely dry and chapped. You long for soft, beautiful hands again. But the cost of hand lotions seems to be on the rise.
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Gas prices are rising. Money is tight. How can we save money? You can save money by making things at your home instead of buying them in the stores. You will often find that things made at home are much cheaper than those bought in stores. In a double boiler, melt the petroleum jelly and beeswax. Heat the mixture for several minutes, until it is smooth and well-heated. The bee pollen can be added to the mixture and poured into a container. It will harden as it cools.
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Glycerin attracts moisture to your skin. Glycerin is a natural byproduct of soap manufacturing. Commercial manufacturers do not remove glycerin to make more profit-oriented lotions and creams. 2 teaspoons of perfumed lotion for the body and 1 to 2 drops red food coloring. Place the stearic acid and glycerin in a “crock”, on low heat, until everything is melted. Add 1/2 ounce ammonia to the mixture and stir with a wooden spoon. It will look milky.
Borax can be dissolved in warm water. Add it to the bowl and stir. Turn off the stove and beat it until it looks like whipped topping. We can make a gentle, high-quality soap by starting with olive oil. Then, add coconut oil, shortening, and lye. With patience and lots of stirring, it will be possible to create a gentle soap.
The soap must cure in the molds for a while before it can be used. Once it is dry, the soap will be hardened and lasts for a long time. In a bowl, squeeze the oil from 2 to 3 vitamin E capsules. 2 Tbsp. Mix together the coconut oil and olive oil. This makes approximately 4 oz. Mixture. You can store this mixture in the refrigerator for up to a week, or in a cool place until you need it. The concoction is very smooth so you might want to use it as a night cream.
Hand creams can be made at home. Many hand creams use beeswax, which is one of the most effective natural ingredients to lock in moisture and protect skin from drying and damage. Regular use of our natural hand cream can help heal dry, chaffed skin. It is great for the elbows, knees, and feet. This product contains grapeseed oil infused in Calendula flowers, tea tree oil and tinture of Benzolin.
This oil is great for chapped hands, elbows, and feet. For dry skin, 2 ounces honey, 4 ounces lanolin and 2 ounces almond oil are required. In a double boiler, melt the honey. Mix in the lanolin. Let cool in the refrigerator. Once the mixture has cooled, add the almond oil and stir well. Add perfume if desired. To make a shaving cream at home, you will need 8 ounces heavy mineral oil, 8 grams of glycostearin (diglycolstearate), 40 ounces water and 8 ounces. Use 1 cup of lukewarm water to dissolve the gum. Use soft water. Allow it to stand for 24 hours, or until it gels. Then add the other ingredients. Mix well, then add warm soft water to get the desired consistency.