This is the recipe I've been using (and tinkering with) for 10 years for myself, my family, and friends. We use it on lips, wind-chapped cheeks, cuticles, dry or cracked skin anywhere, and even on diaper rashes when my kids were babies! This recipe is a bit softer than the lotion bars - they have the same ingredient list only different quantities, so they're melted and poured into tins to solidify.
I have pretty sensitive skin and have found that even shea and cocoa butters make me break out. All the ingredients I use in these salves are safe to use anywhere on your body and gentle enough for babies. I also don't use pore-clogging ingredients because I want to be comfortable putting this on my face as well.
I make the salve using organic beeswax, almond oil, jojoba oil, vitamin E oil, and sweet orange essential oil. The combination of essential oil and beeswax make a really pleasant orange honey scent.
- Almond oil - I steep almond oil for several weeks in calendula flower petals before using it in bars and salves. Calendula is a medicinal plant with anti-fungal, anti-inflammatory, and antibacterial properties that might make it useful in healing wounds, soothing eczema, diaper rash, or general skin irritations.
- Jojoba oil
- Vitamin E oil
- Sweet Orange essential oil
With such a short ingredient list, I often like to play with quantities to change the consistency. I keep a mason jar of a soft batch in my bathroom for body lotion. These tins are a great size to carry with you, they're small enough to stash in a bag or pouch. They make great gifts too!
If you're in a warmer climate and the salve happens to soften, just put the tin in the fridge for a few minutes until it's solid again. Beeswax has a melting point of 145°F so it will take a lot of heat to make these melt.
Each container of hand salve weighs 1 oz, and they come in a 1 oz reusable tin with a screw top lid.
These are ready to ship!
If you're interested in more than the quantity listed in the shop please send me a message. I don't keep a large number of the balms/lotions in stock because I prefer to make small batches more frequently to keep them fresh. But I usually have the supplies on hand to accommodate a larger order!
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All items (except wholesale listings) are in stock and will be shipped within 4 business days of payment. Shipping is via US First Class or Priority Mail unless otherwise noted or requested. Please let me know before payment if you would like insurance or tracking and I'll send you an updated invoice. Shipping deadlines for big holidays will always be posted in my shop announcement.
I will ship pretty much anywhere in the world. Unless otherwise requested, international orders are shipped the cheapest route. If shipping is cheaper than estimated, I will happily refund the difference!
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Ship items back to me within: 30 days of delivery
But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.
Because of the nature of these items, unless they arrive damaged or defective, I can't accept returns for:
I make every item by hand and strive for perfect products. However, if you're not pleased I will accept returns if you contact me within 5 days of receiving your order. Custom orders and patterns are non-refundable. Returns are only accepted if items show no signs of use or damage. After the return is received you'll be refunded in the same way that you paid, or with in-store credit (minus shipping).
Most of my sewing has to wait until evening after a full day of schooling and playing with kids so it's difficult to do custom orders. I hope that as my kids get older, and I get more sleep, I can resume accepting custom orders!
Jun 27, 2021
What a lovely hand salve! The smell is heavenly, like a dream, and it has just the right melting point for my hands. I’ve been using it while at the pool with my kids because I hate that icky chlorine dryness. But I use it on the daily as well.
Apr 16, 2021
Great seller, highly recommend!!! The hand salve is really nice!
Jan 21, 2021
Great product! I typically like very lightly scented products and this is perfect with a very subtle beeswax/orange scent. I love how moisturing and protective this balm is. It softens my dry and cracking hands/fingers/cuticles so that my knitting doesn't snag on my fingers. If my lip balm isn't near-by, I have used the hand balm and it does an excellent job.