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Chamomile Hand Oil

Handspaoil Now that the weather is changing, we should all take some time to pamper our skin. Every fall, I make myself a batch of this Chamomile Hand Oil.

A few drops of this emollient oil rubbed into your hands and feet each night before bedtime is a great way to pamper yourself. The jojoba oil will alleviate dry skin and the chamomile will help moisturize and soothe achy muscles. The addition of lavender is for relaxation and tea tree oil is antibacterial.

Whenever you make your own spa treatments, you must use pure essential oils (not fragrance oils, which are synthetic). You want real oils from the real plants so you can get real benefits. If you don’t have a health food store nearby that carries the oils, you can buy them from Mountain Rose Herbs and other sources on the internet. Pure oils are expensive, but a few drops goes a long way. They will last you for years.

Chamomile Hand Oil

1/4 cup jojoba oil
6 drops of Roman chamomile essential oil
4 drops lavender essential oil
2 drops tea tree essential oil

Combine all oils in a glass jar or bottle with a tight-fitting lid. Store in a cool, dry place. Use within one year for best results.

Note: If you like to make your own spa treatments, you might want to also try making this Bay Bath Soak recipe.

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About the Author:

Theresa Loe is the founder of Living Homegrown® and the Canning Academy®. For 9 years, Theresa was the Co-Executive Producer & Canning Expert on the national PBS gardening series, Growing A Greener World®. Theresa homesteads on just 1/10th of an acre in Los Angeles with her husband, two sons and several disorderly but totally adorable chickens. Learn more about Living Homegrown here and about the Canning Academy here.