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Soothing Botanic Gel for Irritated Skin


60ml Aloe Vera Gel 20ml Chamomile Hydrolat 20ml Calendula Oil


Slowly add the oil and then the water to the gel, stirring until you have a good consistency. Spoon the gel into a clean jar and keep in a cool place. This gel can be used on sensitive or sore areas such as around the eyes and nose.


Lovely Lips Use a natural beeswax-based lip balm (my hand salve recipe can be also be used as a soft lip balm). Commercial balms generally contain a lot of synthetic ingredients that will actually dry the area they are applied to after providing an initial hit of moisture. This is why they feel so “addictive” and need to be re- applied so often. If your lips get flaky, try rubbing over them gently with a dry tooth brush or exfoliating with a little golden caster sugar or ground almonds mixed with a small amount


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of honey before gently patting clean. Do this every few days before applying lip balm.


Hard working Hands Our poor hands often get neglected despite all they do! Using a botanic salve is the best way to protect the skin on your hands and keep them soft and supple. Salves are a super effective and efficient way to moisturise the hands. You only need a tiny dab on a regular basis and, if your hands are really dry or cracked, you can apply a thin layer of salve before bedtime. Cover your hands


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