Yes, a recipe, but not for food. If you've read many of my posts and looked at the pictures featuring my hands, you can tell I have some issues with dry skin. A hand model I'm not. In addition to the dry skin on my hands, (well, pretty much everywhere) I also get eczema on my face. Around my eyebrows and along the hairline. I've been reading a lot of natural remedy sites and I've tried a few of the various creams and lotions.
I have always found plain coconut oil to work well, but have you ever tried to get it out of the jar when it's cold out? So, I decided to whip up a little something of my own. Though I researched a lot of sites, I think this recipe is original.
Dee's Dry Skin Coconut Balm
2T finely grated beeswax
1/2 cup coconut oil
1/2 cup rosewater
1/2 tsp vegetable glycerin
In a large Pyrex measuring cup mix the beeswax and the coconut oil. Heat at thirty second intervals in the microwave, stirring between each interval. Add the glycerin when all is melted, and stir. Using a hand stick mixer, begin mixing the warmed oil, beeswax and glycerin. While mixing, slowly add in the rosewater. Continue beating until the mixture looks fluffy.
This can be used as a hand cream, or on eczema. It is somewhat greasy, but if you are patient, most of this absorbs. Just the thing for those hands dried out from slaving over a hot sewing machine all day! If anyone tries it, please let me know what you thought.