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Hydrating Hand Salve DIY Recipe and Yultide Making

**Update: Holy cow! This post has taken off and I've had many requests to offer this salve in my Handmade Shop! Naturally, I'm obliging! If you'd like to purchase this hand salve handmade by me, all wrapped up in pretty packaging--click here and you'll find the shop listing with your choice of a .4 oz "lotion bar" sample size, a 1 oz filled tin, and the full 4 oz glass jar you see pictured above.
As any maker will tell you--my hands are my favorite tools. Beyond being how I channel my creativity into something tangible, they care for children, make delicious food, pick me up when I fall down, and generally are the best. They are also pretty abused.

Between the constant washing, cuts and bruises and broken nails--my hands are both strong and gruff. Being a gymnast in my youth means I have been impervious to pain in my hands since I was 6 years old, but that doesn't mean I shouldn't give back to them!

Especially tender during the winter months with drier, …

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