Two ingredients and a few minutes of time is all it takes to make this simple dry skin balm. I made a little pot over the weekend and haven’t stopped applying it to my lips and hands because it makes them so soft and hydrated.
The holidays should be spent in good cheer and health, but it seems so often that illness strikes during this time of year. It’s really not surprising, given many of us burn the candle at both ends and run ourselves into the ground. In anticipation, I like to be armed with a few natural cold and flu remedies.
My teenage son loves to tease me about my hippy ways, especially when I pull out the natural remedies. I really got an eye-rolling from him the other night when I asked for his help to coat his little brother’s feet with honey and cover them with socks before bedtime. His brother had crawled across a splintery deck without socks and ended up with about a million tiny splinters. I had read that honey helps draw out splinters and prevents infection since it’s antibacterial. Laugh all you want, but it worked like a dream!