Pantry shelf Almond Honey hand salve
Keep a jar of this ready to use after your hands have had rough treatment, such as a day's gardening or cleaning. Rub it in well or use larger amounts and then put cotton gloves on for a while or overnight. You can feel its benefits straight away. The benzoin tincture acts as a perservative and you can add a few drops of a scented essential oil to perfume the lotion if you wish. Rose geranium or lavender would be ideal.
1Beat all the ingredients together very thoroughly. Using a food
processor is easiest, but by hand is fine though the result will be
coarser. Put into small jars and keep covered.
.....from 'Sloe Gin & Beeswax' by Jane Newdick
2apply to hands and leave on 10 minutes and rinse well.
3Info on uses for benzoin tinture
Benzoin tincture is a botanical product derived from the Styraceae tree, which grows in tropical Asia. Benzoin is produced by incising bark from the trunk, exposing it to air and light, and collecting the resin that hardens as a result of this process. According to pharmaceutical product manufacturer, the James Alexander Corporation, you can use benzoin tincture as a skin protectant, a respiratory treatment and for dental issues.
According to Drugs.com, benzoin tincture protects skin from irritation by forming a protective barrier over the affected area. It is effective for ulcers, bedsores and cracked nipples, according to the James Alexander Corporation. To protect sensitive areas of the skin with benzoin tincture, start by drying the affected area. Next, saturate a cotton applicator with undiluted benzoin tincture, and apply to the affected area until it is covered.
According to the National Heart Lung and Blood Institute, benzoin tincture relieves certain respiratory discomforts when it is added to vaporizer fluids. For instance, the addition of benzoin tincture to a cool water humidifier can relieve a lingering cough. Coughing is important because it helps your body clear irritants from its airways, such as smoke and mucus, and bacteria that may lead to an infection. However, if a cough last for several days or longer, it can begin to cause pain and discomfort. The National Heart Lung and Blood Institute also claims that benzoin tincture, when applied to a vaporizer, will not heal the cause of the cough, but will help to relieve the cough itself, which will relieve the pain.
According to the James Alexander Corporation, benzoin tincture can help several issues in and around the mouth, including cracked lips, inflamed gums and herpetic lesions. Herpetic lesions are caused by the herpes simplex virus and may occur in the form of cold sores or herpetic mouth ulcers