By Alexis Wolfer

As the weather starts to cool and we begin bundling up and cranking up the heat in our homes, offices and cars, our skin pays the price. Even if you’re lucky enough to live in a warm-all-year climate, though, your skin in not always supple and smooth.  Whether you suffer from dry hands stuffed in mittens, or unsightly, cracked heels in flip-flops, though, we have the perfect solution for you (and it comes at an affordable price too!): a healing salve you can make at home from founder and CEO of Naturopathica, Barbara Close.

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Homemade Healing Salve Recipe

Heatproof, glass measuring cup
1/2 oz safflower oil
1/2 tsp beeswax, grated
5 drops Lavender essential oil
1/2 oz glass ointment jar

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Pour safflower oil and beeswax into the heatproof, glass measuring cup. Place cup in shallow pan of simmering water. Heat, stirring constantly until all ingredients are melted. Add lavender essential oil and stir until well mixed. Pour into ointment jar and refrigerate to set. Apply liberally as needed.

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