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Dry Hands SOS

The other day I was stroking my daughter on the cheek and her reaction was: “Stop mommy! You’re scratching me…”. Did that ever happen to you? That your hands get so dry they feel like sandpaper?

For such a rough situation I had to pull out the big guns: olive oil, shea butter and vitamin E. 

There are all very nourishing for dry skin. 

  • Olive oil: A heavy and fragrant oil. Rich in antioxidants and unsaturated fatty acids that nourish the skin, and have a mild anti-aging effect. 

  • Shea butter: A hypoallergenic butter made from the African Krite nut. Very rich and nourishing for the skin. Rich in a variety of fatty acids including Linoleic acid, stearic acid, oleic acid and palmitic acid. 

  • Vitamin E oil: Thick and pasty liquid that dissolved in oil. Heals skin tissue and is a quality anti aging agent as well as scar management. 

This wonderfully rich balm smooths the skin and does not feel sticky or oily, thanks to the shea butter. I keep a jar next to the sink and apply after I wash my hands to keep the moisture in.

For acute situations apply before bed and put on a pair of gloves. You will be amazed by the results in the morning. 


100 grams shea butter

50 grams olive oil

20 drops vitamin E oil (optional)

10 drops essential oils (lavender, geranium, eucalyptus)


Place all measured ingredients in an immersion blender container and blend together. 

Pour into clean jars. The balm will harden a little as the blending warms it a little. 

Use and enjoy!

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