I love a great hand butter. Hand butter used daily or as necessary will soothe and soften dry, rough hands and cuticles. It is very easy to make and a lovely gift for anyone on your list....especially yourself. Give this a try and have renewed looking hands.
2 TBS Beeswax
2 TBS Cocoa Butter
4 TBS Jojoba Oil
1 TBS Anhydrous Lanolin
20 drops of your favorite essential oil (ie. carrot seed, orange, sandalwood, geranium, lavender)
Warm all ingredients except essential oils until melted. Remove from heat and stir occasionally until almost cool. Add the essential oil and stir. Store in cool, dark place. If you use a spoon to remove hand butter from container, it will improve the longevity of the blend. Clean utensils keep the butter in best condition.
To use: Use sparingly, massaging in just enough to soften hands. You may use overnight for an intensive treatment but wear gloves or socks to hold butter in place.