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Honey Bee Cuticle Balm

Honey Bee Cuticle Balm

An excellent little helper  to keep in your purse, this recipe makes a little over ½ cup, or enough to fill 26 lip balm tubes - plenty to keep in the bathroom, purse, car, and give away to friends! I also like to upcycled mini jam jars and mint tins - just make sure you clean them thoroughly with rubbing alcohol first and let dry thoroughly before filling. When labeling, place clear tape over the label, as the cream will stain the labels and dissolve the sticker backing if it seeps through. To use, rub gently into cuticles and nails - this salve also works great as a backup lip balm and on flyaway hat hair! 

Ingredients:

  • 3 tablespoons beeswax
  • 6 tablespoons herbal infused olive oil or plain apricot kernel oil
  • 1 tablespoon local honey
  • 5 drops total of lavender, sweet orange, or palmarosa essential oil (optional)
  • Directions:

  • Line up clean containers in a row near the stove. 
  • Put beeswax, oil and honey into a small double boiler. If you don’t have a double boiler, a pyrex measuring bowl on top of a small pot of boiling water works perfectly.
  • Stir constantly until the wax melts - don’t let it boil! Remove from heat and add the essential oils, stirring thoroughly.
  • While your cuticle balm is still liquid, carefully pour or spoon it into containers. If it starts to harden, put it back over the hot water until it melts, then finish pouring. 
  • Label your containers and enjoy!
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