Preparing for Spring

gardenhandsalve001It is true that we don’t have the crazy snow like they do up north, but today it is snowing here in Greenville, again.  Kids are home, chickens are warm in the garage and spring fever is at it’s peek for me.  I’m ready to be outside, playing in my garden and watching everything pop up.  But I’m getting prepared.

Working in the yard all day can really do a number on my hands.  Constant hand washing and the occasional contact with poison oak, digging calluses into my hands with the shovel call for some TLC when the day is done.


Garden Hand Slave

Makes 3/4 cup

-10 Tablespoons of Grapeseed Oil

-1/4 cup bees wax (graded wax or pellets) pellets pictured here

3 Tablespoons virgin coconut oil

-1/2 teaspoon Vitamin E oil

-8 drops Lavender Essential Oil

-16 drops Purification Essential Oil

Melt all the oils and bees wax in a glass measuring cup in a pot of boiling water until it becomes a clear liquid.  Once it is cooled just a bit add in the Essential Oils string with a spoon or wooden stick, then pour into several small containers such as 1 and 2-ounce sizes, or one 8oz container.


Keep it next to your sink and moisturize your hands after a days work in the yard.  The Purification is full of antiseptic, anti-inflammatory, insect-repelling, anti fungal, anti-infectious, tissue regenerator and helps support proper immune function.  Lavender is calm, gentle and restores skin back to it’s natural health in addition to relieving any persistent itch.

Now, to just let mother nature know I’m ready.  Bring on the yard work!


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