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If you are like most people, your hands take a pretty bad beating. You may not realize it, but the daily wear on your hands will begin to make them look old, cracked, wrinkly and just not flattering. Here is a simple, yet skin nourishing natural recipe that you can create to counter the constant abuse you put your hands through.


  • 1/4 cup shea butter
  • 1/8 cup sweet almond oil
  • 1 tablespoon beeswax
  • 10 drops myrrh essential oil
  • 10 drops cedarwood essential oil


  1. Melt the shea butter, beeswax and sweet almond oil together in a double boiler. (I just use a Pyrex measuring cup and place it in a pot of simmering water).
  2. Stir the mixture as it melts.
  3. Once everything is melted, remove it from the heat and allow it to cool for 5-10 minutes.
  4. Stir in the essential oils and pour the liquid hand butter into a small glass container. Allow it to harden completely (this usually takes several hours).
  5. Apply the hand butter to your dry hands as often as needed–especially after a long day working outside or playing in the dirt.

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