Survivalists often fall into the trap and stereotype of being so rugged that they view rough, calloused hands as a trademark of preparedness and forget that their skin is the first line of protection against all sorts of ailments.
This protection falls short if the skin is not kept in good shape.
While our ancestors used a variety of oils and greases to keep their skin healthy, most of us think of lotion as a luxury that you can only get from the salon or a store.
But the truth is you can and should create your own lotions… its actually quite easy and really fun!
Keep these lotions for yourself, pass them out as gifts, or use them to trade when TSHTF.
You can never have enough lotion to keep your hands and feet in tip top shape.
½ cup olive oil
¼ cup coconut oil
¼ cup beeswax
You may also add:
1 teaspoon vitamin E oil
2 tablespoons cocoa butter
Put all ingredients into a wide-mouth jar.
Put jar into a pan filled with about two inches of water, and place over medium heat. What you’re going to do is melt the ingredients together, so watch the ingredients closely. You do not want the ingredients to boil, neither do you want your pan to boil dry and break your jar.
Then, once melted, pour your lotion into small jars with lids. This recipe will not work in a dispenser with a pump, so don’t try it.
This recipe has a 6-month shelf life. It also works well for diaper rash on the baby and heat rash on you in the summer.
Use sparingly. A little goes a long way.