DIY Vegan Lanolin

Do you suffer from dry and cracked skin, especially during winter months? We have the PERFECT DIY project for you: Vegan Lanolin. You'll want to bookmark this one for holiday giftmaking!

Vegan Lanolin (perfect for dry, cracking skin!)
-4 T castor carrier oil
-2 T cocoa butter
-2 T shea butter
-10 drops Spark Naturals Myrrh or Lavender essential oil

Directions: Combine the castor oil, cocoa butter, and shea butter in a small saucepan or double boiler over low heat, and warm until the solids are just melted. Remove from the heat and allow to cool for 5-10 minutes. Stir a few times to blend the mixture thoroughly. Add the essential oil directly to the storage container, then slowly pour in the oil mixture. Gently stir to blend. Cap and label the container and set it aside until the balm has thickened.

NOTE: Unlike beeswax, cocoa and shea butters take a long time to completely thicken, and this formula may need up to 24 hours, depending on the temperature of your kitchen. The salve may continue to change texture slightly for another 24 hours.

To use: Massage a dab of the balm into feet or hands at least twice daily to seal in moisture.

BONUS: This formula makes a wonderful conditioner for dry, brittle nails and ragged cuticles! It can also be used as a lip balm or winter-weather facial shield during extreme outdoor exposure to protect your face.

Want more amazing recipes like this one? Vegan Lanolin is from Hands-On Healing Remedies, available here:


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