Gardener’s Hand Therapy
|Last week I shared my experiences at the local Gardener’s Market as well as my thoughts that officially felt like growing season now. I’ve been pulling weeds out of the garden and arguing with chickens over the spots they can dig. Not that the chickens argue back, they just tilt their heads and look at me like I’m crazy for pushing them out of the freshly tilled soil. Maybe I am, but I like eating fresh vegetables and chickens digging up my newly planted seeds are not on my list of fresh vegetable enjoyment. These silly girls are so funny!
Unfortunately, I despise gardening while wearing gloves and if I’m not careful, the weeds shred my hands. Digging around in the dirt pulls all the moisture away from my skin and then since my hands are dry, they can crack and bleed. That just makes the gardening not fun anymore! This recipe was formulated for those of us that spend our evenings and weekends out in the garden, but anyone with dry skin could benefit from this great hand therapy butter. I love the Gardener’s Hand Therapy and I believe anyone can find a use for it.
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Weigh everything except the essential oil into the beaker. Melt, using the microwave in short bursts until everything is mostly melted. Once you have reached this point, you can add the Bourbon Geranium Essential Oil and stir well with a transfer pipette until all ingredients have been completely melted.
This recipe is great in the lip balm jars for small portable use. This recipe also can be used for the lips, but I would recommend that you use a flavor or essential oil that will be work with your lips.