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Sunday, December 28, 2008

Honeybee Hand Cream



I made a new batch of hand cream to give to people that I love with their Christmas gifts. I didn't have enough sweet almond oil but I did have red palm oil. I changed my formula to include less beeswax so that it wouldn't be so stiff and used the red palm oil since I didn't have any sweet almond oil.

Surprise! Surprise! The hand cream came out more like lotion and the red palm oil turned it bright yellow! I should package it in black and yellow striped containers. People seem to like it so far. I am waiting to hear from my nephew Clifford who is a fan of this lotion. I sent him a container of both the old formula and the new and hope to hear what he thinks.
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4 comments:

  1. Those look gorgeous! Do you sell your products anywhere?

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  2. is it good for dry skin?

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  3. Thanks for the comments - it's great for my dry skin, but I haven't got a large sample for testing it! I don't at the moment sell my products but I do have thoughts about doing it in the future - I'd have to get better at consistency in the recipes I use.

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  4. Not related to your post, but I thought you would enjoy this article.

    Honeybees can get hooked on cocaine

    http://www.latimes.com/news/science/la-sci-honeybees27-2008dec27,0,2773304.story

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