A Simple Hand Salve With Just 4 Ingredients!


Finished Hand Salve

Finished Hand Salve

Two days ago I told you about my lost recipe. I am so glad I found it but before I found that recipe, I tried desperately to recreate it from my memory. It was a great memory exercise and while I got impressively close, I still ended up with a very different product.

Weighing High Melt Point Shea Butter

Weighing High Melt Point Shea Butter

I wanted to share today’s recipe because it is amazing in its own right. Today’s recipe is perfect as a daily hand salve, cuticle cream and it even makes a spectacular body butter. Oo-la-la!

I am ultra happy with this recipe. I used a little on a scrape that I have on my arm. The skin is able to move and flex rather than breaking open on me. Yay! I plan on keeping a jar in my purse for the duration of winter!

Ingredients
High Melt Point Shea Butter
Rose Hip Oil
Meadowfoam Oil
Anhydrous Lanolin
Equipment
Scale
Microwave Safe Container
Spoons
Pipettes


Recipe:

Recipe in Grams
225 grams High Melt Point Shea Butter
36 grams Rose Hip Oil
30 grams Meadowfoam Oil
9 grams Anhydrous Lanolin
Recipe in Ounces
7.94 oz High Melt Point Shea Butter
1.27 oz Rose Hip Oil
1.06 oz Meadowfoam Oil
0.32 oz Anhydrous Lanolin
Recipe in Percentages
75% High Melt Point Shea Butter
12% Rose Hip Oil
10% Meadowfoam Oil
3% Anhydrous Lanolin
Adding Rose Hip Oil

Adding Rose Hip Oil

Weigh everything into a microwave safe container. I find measuring out lanolin can be just a tad bit difficult. To simplify matters, I stick the jar into the microwave and heat the lanolin until it is liquid. This way it is easier to measure out and clean up. Heat gently until everything is liquid. Stir the mixture well. Pour the salve into jars and allow to cool.

Adding Meadowfoam Oil

Adding Meadowfoam Oil

This salve takes a while to cool. It may alarm you when it seems like the salve stays liquid for a long time. This is normal for this recipe. Just allow the mixture to cool undisturbed. I find it is easiest to pour the salve into jars then walk away for a while. Out of sight, out of mind, right?

Weighing Lanolin

Weighing Lanolin

Once the salve has cooled, cap and label. Enjoy!
Taylor

 

 

 

Mixture Almost Completely Melted

Mixture Almost Completely Melted

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ready to Pour into Jar

Ready to Pour into Jar

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About Taylor

I'm a twenty something happy, animal loving, curious experimenter. I love reaching back into history and trying old recipes for cosmetics or foods. I'm constantly asking "Why?" My curiosity has me trying new things. I love taking walks with my dog as well as staying at home to cuddle with the dog and my cats. Some of my favorite scents include Hinoki Wood, Rose Garden, Jasmine and Gladiator.

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