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Just because you work hard, your hands don’t have to show it. This herb-infused homemade hand lotion is the perfect way to soothe hard working hands. It’s not as heavy as a body butter or healing salve, so it doesn’t leave your hands feeling overly greasy.
Certain herbs promote healthy cellular regeneration. Add some skin nourishing butters, a little water to keep things hydrated, and you’re in business. This herb-infused hand lotion is infused with comfrey, dandelion, and calendula, all of which happen to be growing in my backyard and garden.
If you don’t have comfrey and calendula growing in your garden, then you could even make this with plantain and dandelion. Plantain loves compact areas like driveways, but just make sure it’s from an area that’s not sprayed with any pesticides. And most people have dandelion growing in their backyards. Nothing bothers me more when people call these amazing gifts “weeds” and try to eradicate them from their yards. As the great Dr. Seuss once said, “Let it grow!”
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I’ve also used mango butter and tamanu oil in this herb-infused hand lotion recipe. Tamanu is a staple ingredient in a lot of the Scratch Mommy recipes and in Scratch Mommy Founder Jess’s Pronounce Skincare line. It has phenomenal skin soothing and regenerating properties, so a little goes a long way. And of course mango butter nourishes dry, damaged skin and gives this hand lotion a smooth, silky feel.