Natural cream for dry hands
It’s high time we say goodbye to make-up that irritates our skin and causes allergic reactions. We bring you a natural cream recipe that will feed and moisturize your skin, no doubt about it.
Cream made of almond oil with macerated burdock
(Note: A macerate is a substance prepared by placing medicinal plants in oil).
– cold pressed, unrefined almond base oil: 40 ml
– macerated burdock: 10 ml
– macerated wheat germ: 10 ml
– beeswax: 7 g
– Roman chamomile hydrolat: 30 ml
– palmarosa: 5 drops
– bitter orange: 2 drops
– Roman chamomile: 5 drops
Cold pressed almond oil is perfect for people with sensitive skin. Here’s why. It provides moisture, makes the skin soft to the touch and soothes it. Macerated burdock, on the other hand, stimulates collagen production. The result is tight and rejuvenated skin.
The next step is to add macerated wheat germ, that acts as a powerful antioxidant and thus protects the skin from premature aging, to a mixture of essential oils.
For the water phase you’re going to need Roman chamomile hydrolat (i.e. byproducts of plant material distillation during essential oil production). Roman chamomile hydrolat has a calming effect which is why it’s suitable for sensitive skin. As for beeswax which is also on our ingredient list, it functions as an emulsifier and protects the skin from windburn. The mixture must contain essential oils from these plants – bitter orange (obtained by steam distillation of fresh bitter orange flowers), Roman chamomile (known for its anti-inflammatory properties, and is perfect for dry, sensitive and inflamed skin), and palmarose (moisturizes the skin, stimulates cell regeneration, and battles fungal infections efficiently).
For a sensitive skin you need 1 % of essential oil mixture with regard to base oil, in other words, you add 12 essential oil drops to 60 ml base oil.
Unrefined olive oil is a reliable means of protecting your skin. Here’s what you should do. Once a week apply olive oil to your hands, and wear cotton gloves during the night. Your dry and chapped skin will be a thing of the past.
Translation: A. Slišković