Mint Hand and Foot Cream

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Courtesy of Cari Marshall and Christine Chism

Makes about 6 oz.

Powder from the root of marshmallow plant has excellent anti-inflammatory properties, and has long been known as a powerful demulcent (a soothing product). Beeswax is a naturally nourishing moisturizer, and also contains anti-inflammatory and germicidal elements, which are excellent for healing all those nicks and scrapes from working in the soil. Olive oil is full of inflammation-inhibiting antioxidants, which can repair skin and establish a moisture barrier. Mint is both an aromatic treatment and an effective astringent. This cream is also great for use on the feet. (Cocoa butter, beeswax and marshmallow root powder can be found locally at The Herb Bar.)

Super easy

Mint Hand and Foot Cream

Ingredients

For 1 Batch(es)

Recipe

  • 1 ounces cocoa butter
  • 1 tablespoons minced fresh mint
  • 1 ounces beeswax
  • 5 drops tea tree oil
  • 1 ounces olive oil
  • 1 ounces marshmallow root powder

Mint Hand and Foot Cream Directions

  1. In a small pan on the stovetop, combine the cocoa butter and beeswax and melt together on low heat.
  2. Once fully melted, remove from the heat and pour into a bowl.
  3. Add the olive oil and stir vigorously, then add the marshmallow root powder and stir.
  4. Add the mint and tea tree oil and stir.
  5. Apply to the hands and even the elbows.
  6. For feet, apply the cream then put on socks and leave overnight.
  7. Store in a glass jar and refrigerate.

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