The cold, dry air of winter can wreak havoc on your hands. Banish painfully chapped and cracked skin with this DIY “Hard Lotion”. Made of all-natural ingredients, this solid balm deeply nourishes dry skin, creating a waterproof (but non-greasy!) barrier that protects skin from the elements and keeps hands silky smooth all winter.
This hard lotion is made of beeswax, shea butter, a few drops of essential oil, and fractionated coconut oil - which is clear, stays liquid at room temperature, and is almost odorless, unlike cold-pressed coconut oil. (If you don’t mind the smell of coconut, regular coconut oil is fine to use.)
Buy beeswax pastilles or pellets, which are far easier to melt!
In a heatproof jar (like a mason or Weck jar), measure 3 tablespoons of beeswax pastilles.