So, I found a recipe for a Homemade Salve for Dry Skin on the TLC site and decided to give it a try. It was surprisingly easy and inexpensive and for the most part, could be made with things you have around the house.
I know some people think its just too time consuming or too much trouble to make your own products, but really the hardest part of this was grating the beeswax and that took maybe 2 minutes. You can easily do this while you're doing something else around the house because the biggest time investment is waiting 30 minutes for the oil to infuse with the herbs.
Here are the steps:
Pour 1 cup of olive oil (or any kind of oil you like) into a saucepan.
Add 1 cup of flower petals or fresh herbs of the aroma you like. (I used Rosemary but you can use any flower or herb you have growing in your garden).
Heat to a simmer over medium heat. When it begins to simmer, remove it from the burner, cover, and let steep for about 30 minutes.
So for the cost of the beeswax ($1.99) and oil (if you don't have olive oil on hand you can usually find it on sale for less than $5.00) you can probably get at least 4 jars of salve. AND its healthy for your skin because its natural and contains no chemicals.