Summer Hand Cream

by Diannia

Summer is officially here so hands can be removed from gloves and prepared for the long,
warm, sunny days ahead by moisturising the skin.

The benefits of moisturising the skin on your hands include, improving the texture,
appearance and health of your skin, increasing blood circulation to the skin, and
encouraging the sloughing off of dead skin cells. Stiff joints will also benefit by gently
rotating the joints in a clockwise direction to improve mobility.

The lemon hand cream recipe below is one that is easy to make and easily melts into the
skin, leaving the skin moisturised, smooth and soft. Almond oil is moisturizing and nutritive,
lemon juice is a protectant and texturiser which tightens the skin.

Equipment needed
• Lemon squeezer and strainer
• Two heat resistant bowls one large, and one small
• 1 tablespoon (15ml)
• Grater
• Wooden spoon
• 250gm jam jar and a label

Materials needed
• 4 tablespoons of lemon juice (fresh or bottled)
• 4 tablespoons of almond oil
• 1 tablespoon of grated beeswax
• 6 drops of lemon essential oil.

• Squeeze and strain the lemon juice
• Place the beeswax and almond oil into the smaller of the bowls. Pour 150mls water in the large bowl and then place the smaller bowl into a larger bowl, and gently stir the beeswax and almond oil continuously.
• Add the lemon juice slowly and once the wax has melted remove from the bowl
• Stir the mixture until it is cool
• Add the lemon juice and stir
• Bottle and label the cream.

Diannia is 4U2Beauty resident
Health & Wellbeing advisor and a
Lecturer in Hair & Beauty at CONEL.

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