Winter Hands Balm – Intense Moisture Therapy

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I don’t know about you, but my hands get horribly dry in the colder months. They feel like the desert, they’re red and scaly and my eczema starts flaring up.

This natural balm is soothing and packed with healing, moisturizing ingredients. I’ve been using this mix for a couple of days, putting it on as often as I feel my skin start to dry back out & it’s already improved my skin drastically.

Winter Hands Balm – Intense Moisture Therapy


(I just made enough for myself but if you want to gift this you can double / triple or so on, the recipe.)

Optional: You can add in a hardening agent such as beeswax or even cocoa butter. I prefer to keep mine soft so it sinks into my skin faster. You can even keep it in the fridge in a sealed container to keep it in a solid state if it’s melting on its own. Applying it cool just doubles the soothing feeling.

To Make

  1. Melt coconut oil. You can do this in a pan designated for remedies. (That’s what I do) Or a double boiler etc. works too. If you’re doing this on the stove, keep it on low heat.
  2. Add in your other oils and stir well to mix.
  3. Remove from heat but while it’s still warm, add in aloe & vitamin e.
  4. Stir well, pour into your container. You can pop it right into the fridge to firm it back up.
  5. Enjoy!

What are your favourite oils to use for moisturizing? 

I recommend Mountain Rose Herbs & Starwest Botanicals for all of your herbal healing needs!

For my Canadian Friends, you can purchase your oils at Harmonious Mind & check out our post on Canadian Suppliers for Essential Oils

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Briar Rose

Briar Rose - Canadian Mama to two beautiful boys, blessed wife to the most supportive husband, Positive Parenting, Natural Family Wellness & Motherhood. Saved by Grace, Lover of all things old. Antiques, Old Books and Old Homes. History and Ancestry. Refinishing or Restoring Furniture, Creating Rustic Designs, Ornate Antique, Primitive Decorating. Learning to bake, sharing on Old Recipe Book. Taking a break from Blogging @ Briar Rose Blog, The Herbal Healing Mama, & Rustic Reclaimed Designs. - Profile photo: Reflections of Life Photography.

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2 thoughts on “Winter Hands Balm – Intense Moisture Therapy

  1. I need to make this for my daughter! Her hands are so chapped from harsh soaps, she’s so sensitive. We tried bringing our own soap, but that was pretty impractical! I think this lotion will help!! Thanks for sharing!!

    1. Awe. Yes, soaps will do it. I try to only use natural soap. See if you can find a maker nearby or try Dr. Bronner’s pure castile soap. I hope you can heal her up quickly. 🙂

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