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MAKE: Herbal Hand Balm
Homemade Honey Carrot and
50g cocoa butter
Rosemary Herbal Hand Balm
You Will Need:  tsp beeswax pieces
Chopping board  dsp runny honey
A nourishing balm with a light, fresh
Chopping knife
scent to pamper hard working crafty
Grater To make the macerated carrot and
hands.
Measuring jug rosemary oil:
Scales . Grate the carrot.
This homemade ointment
Saucepan 2. Strip the rosemary leaves from the
contains honey to moisturise the
Wooden spoon stalks and finely chop.
skin, nourishing carrot oil rich in
Muslin cloth . Measure the olive oil into a
antioxidants, and uplifting rosemary
Colander saucepan and add the carrot and
to strengthen and restore skin’s
Bowl herb.
elasticity.
Teaspoon . Heat very gently for 0 minutes,
Dessert spoon stirring to ensure that all the carrot
Apply before bed and cover hands
20g dark glass jar or a small clean and rosemary are covered by the oil.
in cotton gloves for an intensive
jam jar 5. Do not let the oil bubble as
treatment, or use to moisturise
excessive heat will damage the
very dry areas, such as elbows and
Ingredients: beta carotene in the carrot and the
knees. The balm can also be used to
20ml olive oil essential oils in the rosemary.
soothe bites and stings, due to it’s
00g grated carrot (approximately  . Remove from heat and let cool for
antibacterial and anti-inflammatory
large carrot) 0 minutes.
properties.
0g chopped rosemary (about  . Place the muslin cloth over a
large sprigs) colander and place over a bowl.
 | ukhandmade | Summer2009
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