If you are looking for a healing hand salve that will keep your skin moisturized and protected, this lavender and honey balm is for you. I love to keep a jar of this rich moisturizing balm ready to go to keep my hands looking and feeling their best.
There’s a reason lavender is so popular – it not only has a pleasant and relaxing aroma, but it also has some powerful health benefits. Lavender plants contain an essential oil that has been shown to relieve anxiety, headaches, and insomnia.
In addition, lavender oil can be used topically to speed up the healing of cuts and burns. These pretty plants also have antibacterial properties, making them a great natural remedy for acne.
Raw honey also has some impressive health benefits as well. It’s a natural antibacterial and can be used to treat wounds and burns. This gift from the bees is also packed with nutrients and antioxidants that are good for the skin. When applied topically, raw honey can help to soothe eczema and acne.
How to make this healing hand salve
Have you ever had sore, chapped hands that seem to crack no matter what you do? If you have, then you know how uncomfortable and painful it can be. Thankfully, there is an easy way to soothe and heal your skin using just two simple ingredients.
This honey and lavender healing hand salve is the perfect remedy for dry, irritated hands. Honey is a natural humectant, meaning it helps to draw moisture into the skin. Lavender is also known for its healing properties and has a calming effect on the skin. Together, these two ingredients make a potent hand salve that will leave your skin feeling soft, smooth, and healthy.
To make this healing hand salve, simply combine 2 tablespoons of raw honey with 1 tablespoon of lavender oil. Mix well and store in a small jar or container.
Apply to hands at night and put on some gloves. Rinse your hands in the morning with warm water. You’ll soon see a noticeable difference in the condition of your skin!
How to store the hand salve
You’ve just made a batch of homemade honey and lavender hand salve, and you want to make sure it lasts. Here are a few tips on how to store it so that it stays fresh and potent.
- First, make sure the hand salve is stored in a cool, dark place. Light and heat can cause the ingredients to break down and lose their effectiveness.
- Second, be sure to tightly screw on the lid after each use. This will help to keep the air out and prevent the hand salve from drying out.
- Finally, don’t forget to wash your hands before using the hand salve. This will help to ensure that any dirt or bacteria doesn’t contaminate the product.
By following these simple storage tips, you can enjoy your honey and lavender hand salve for months to come.
How to make lavender oil
If you have plenty of lavender in your garden, try making lavender oil to use in your healing hand salve recipe. I like to use my English lavender varieties to make the oil. Lavender oil is made by steeping dry lavender flowers in a carrier oil of our choice – I love almond oil. You can also use extra virgin olive oil or jojoba oil.
Be sure to use completely dry lavender flower buds to make the oil. If the buds are not dry, your oil could become moldy and spoil. I usually harvest buds in the morning and put them on a screen to dry in the sun. You can also bunch up your lavender and hang it in a cool and dark place to dry or use a food dehydrator.
What to do:
- Fill a clean glass jar ¾ full with dried lavender flowers and buds. I like to use a pint-sized jar.
- Pour carrier oil on top so that all flowers and buds are submerged in the oil. Place the lid on the jar.
- Put the jar in a warm and sunny location for two weeks and shake it daily so that the buds and flowers stay infused in the oil.
- Strain the flowers and keep the oil. I use a mesh strainer placed over a bowl. You can also use a cheesecloth or reusable nut milk bag for a finer strain.
- Add a few drops of your favorite lavender essential oil for an extra aromatic boost.
Possible side effects of this healing hand salve: Honey and lavender have been used for centuries as natural remedies for a wide variety of ailments. In recent years, they have gained popularity as ingredients in hand salves. While these products are generally safe, there are some potential side effects to be aware of. Lavender can cause skin irritation in some people, while honey may trigger an allergic reaction in those with bee allergies.
Consider making a few batches of this healing hand salve for gifts this holiday season.