This cream is a great natural alternative for little cuts and scrapes, or even as a daily hand moisturizer, especially during dry winter months.
1/2 cup Olive oil
1/2 cup Coconut oil
1/3 dried Lavender buds
1/3 cup dried Calendula
4 Tbsp Beeswax (equals 2-3 oz. if using bars)
1 Tbsp raw honey
10 drops Tea Tree oil
10 drops Lavender oil
12 drops Frankincense oil
8 drops Lemon oil
In a saucepan, combine olive and coconut oil and allow to melt on medium heat. Once melted, add dried calendula and lavender, and infuse by simmering on low heat for 30 minutes. Remove the solids with a coffee filter or mesh strainer, and return the oil to the pan.
Add the beeswax, melting over low heat, followed by honey. Stir for at least one minute to blend well, remove from heat and add the essential oils, while stirring or whisking.
Once combined, pour mixture into glass or plastic airtight containers and stir the mixture occasionally while it sets so that the honey doesn’t settle to the bottom. Mixture will harden within approximately 10 minutes, and is then ready to use!