Mabel Hoskins' Miracle Hand Cream
Back in 1920 Mabel's husband passed away leaving her with a three year old boy to raise alone. The inlaws said they would take the child and raise him properly. Mabel would have nothing of it and raised my dad as a single mom through a depression and a world war. We named this incredible hand cream in her honor. I think I can see her smile whenever we make a new batch.
If you have an apiary full of bees you will have a lot of bees wax to deal with. We figured a hand cream would be a suitable use. After working in the garden all day or digging out of a snow storm, this blend of coconut butter, shea butter, bees wax, lavendar and peppermint essential oils does the trick.
Developed over several months of trial and error, we came up with the right mix of oils and bees wax to hold in moisture yet not be greasy. The formula is so precise it can only be made in extremely small batches. It's said that nothing good comes easy!
Color may vary due to variations in the color of the beeswax and shea butter.