The weather around here has been beautiful but I know what’s coming. On the way is cold, wind and my never ending battle against dry, red, cracking skin and lips. Every year I start out using a light lotion but by January I find myself slathering my hands with Vaseline and leaving greasy fingerprints all over the house.
Not only am I tired of those greasy fingerprints I’ve discovered that petroleum products may be harmful to my health. Making your own (un)petroleum jelly couldn’t be easier and would make a great gift for the holidays too.
1/4 cup beeswax
1/2 cup olive oil
1/2 cup coconut oil
Clean container or jar
Melt beeswax, olive oil and coconut oil on low heat. Once ingredients are melted pour into jars. I used three small jelly jars so I could stash them all over the house.
Your product will harden after about 30 minutes.
I’ve already started using this obsessively on my hands and lips and I have been really happy. It soaks in better than petroleum products and the smell is pleasant. Bring it on winter!
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