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I am and forever will be a California girl, so that means I love to be barefoot. The downside, however, is that my feet can get horrific! And to top it off, my cuticles are also a disaster. But there’s hope! This citrus mint hand salve smells amazing, and it is super moisturizing for dry skin, cuticles and my cracked heels. I wish this post was a scratch and sniff, because this combo of spearmint, lemon, and lime is heavenly! It’s super easy to make at home. All you need is:

3 ounces Olive Oil
3 ounces Sunflower Oil
2 1/2  tbs  Beeswax
1/2 teaspoon Vitamin E Oil
40 drops Spearmint
20 drops Lime
20 drops Lemon
2 ounce Glass Jar

Combine the olive oil and sunflower oil with the beeswax  in a medium-sized glass measuring cup or bowl. Microwave on high, in 30-second increments, until the beeswax pellets have melted. Stir well after each 30 seconds, as this will help melt the beeswax. It should not take more than a minute or two to melt the pellets.

Once the beeswax is melted, add the Vitamin E oil and stir to combine. Add in the essential oils, stirring well to incorporate the fragrance throughout the mixture. While mixture is still liquified, pour into glass jars.

Allow to cool and set completely for several hours, before putting the tops on the containers. The hand salve will remain soft to the touch when it is set.

You can even change up the oils in the recipe for different seasons. I like the citrus ones because it reminds me of Summer time, and makes me happy!!
What oils would you like to use?

There are plenty of other DIY items you can make too that both save you money and you know don’t have anything harmful in them.

Want a behind the scenes peek into how to use essential oils in your everyday life? Follow me @elisaingram on Instagram

Love and wellness,
Elisa

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