Do you struggle with chronically dry hands during the cold winter months? Does regular lotion seem fleeting, never quite "enough"?
A hand balm might be just the thing you need.
I was that kid with the red, chapped hands, always trying to hide them from my smooth-skinned peers. Classmates would ask what was wrong, and I never had an answer, just embarrassment. For years, I slathered lotion after lotion on and nothing seemed to help, until I discovered solid hand balms.
Hand balms are awesome. I've used several different versions over the last decade or so, and spent a ton of time studying ingredients and their benefits in order to develop this formula for you. I think you'll love it.
These balms are extra concentrated and have no water to evaporate off your skin, which can cause moisture loss; only rich, skin-loving oils and butters that bring a generous dose of hydration to your skin and seal it in.
Smooth and creamy, they are made with sunflower oil, shea butter, a touch of beeswax, and peppermint essential oil.
Sunflower oil is easily absorbed by the skin and is high in linoleic acid, which helps your skin retain moisture. It is also naturally high in vitamin E, helping skin look young and also assisting with the shelf life of this preservative-free, all natural balm.
Shea butter is incredibly emollient, helping to smooth and soften skin. It contains several types of fatty acids that work strengthen your skin's natural barrier, and also is absorbed quickly.
Beeswax creates a protective layer on your skin. It works to seal in all the moisturizing goodness of the sunflower oil and shea butter, and helps to keep harsh winter conditions out. This protective layer also makes this hand balm an excellent moisturizer to use before immersing your hands in a lot of water, like before doing the dishes or washing up little ones.
Peppermint essential oil can help with itchy, irritated skin and has a cooling effect that can be quite pleasant. The fresh peppermint stick scent is invigorating, perfect for chilly winter days.
Directions This hand balm is 1oz and is the perfect size to keep in your bag, on your nightstand, beside the sink - wherever it's convenient. A little really does go a long way. I recommend about half a pea sized scoop to start. Smooth it into your skin and reassess. Add more as needed. Discontinue use if irritation occurs.