Herbal Hand Cream (for chapped hands)


  • 1/4 C dried Calendula flowers
  • 1/4 C dried Dandelion leaves and/or flower tops
  • 4 T dried Comfrey leaves
  • 1 C Sweet Almond Oil
  • 2 t Tamanu oil (optional)
  • 1 C Filtered water
  • 4 T. Mango butter (optional)
  • 1 t Vitamin E Oil
  • 1/2 oz. (14 grams) Beeswax
  • 30 drops Fragrance Oil (optional)
  • Small pot


  1. Combine the sweet almond oil and herbs together in small pot.
  2. Place over low heat and heat oil to 120 F insuring the temperature remains as close to 120 as possible.
  3. Slow stir constantly.
  4. After at least 30 minutes but no longer than 90 minutes turn the heat off and strain the herbs out with a cheesecloth. Additionally you can run it through a coffee filter to make sure all of the small herb bits are out.
  5. Clean the small pot, then put the clean infused oil back in into the pot and return to low heat.
  6. Add the Beeswax, Mango butter, Tamanu oil and Vitamin E oil to the pot and stirring occasionally until melted.
  7. Remove from the heat and begin to mix with blender on medium high while SLOWLY adding the water to the oil in a SMALL stream.
  8. In about 3 minutes the oil should become creamy.
  9. Add Fragrance Oil (if being used) and continue to blend for 30 more seconds.
  10. Scoop the cream into jars. and label with name and date.
  11. Apply sparingly onto skin damaged skin twic a day (also works well for cracked feet).  It will take the cream about 3 minutes to be absorbed into your skin and 3 days for you to notice significant improvement in your chapped skin.