Don't you just love all the great ideas you find on Pinterest? I am proud to say I've actually gotten around to doing some of the projects and ideas that I've found. I thought the idea for an extreme hand balm would be good to make as a gift, especially for my artist friends. The original pinner claimed "makes your hands feel as soft as a baby's butt". It is easy enough, with only three ingredients, beeswax (available at Michaels), almond oil and coconut oil. I used Wilton candy molds with hearts from Michaels to make them to give as gifts. I also made an extra batch to give to coworkers for Random Acts of Kindness Day.
Assembled ingredients. I used an old glass jar to put the wax and oils in to melt. I put that into a pan with water as a make-shift double-boiler. Once melted, I poured it into the candy molds.
The original recipe called for equal parts of all three ingredients. Put all three ingredients into the jar at the same time to melt.
They started setting up almost immediately, but I found that it was better to put them into the refrigerator to cool first before trying to pop them out of the mold. Once they had been in the refrigerator for a while, they dropped right out of the molds.
Don't they look like white chocolate? Make sure you label them well and mention that they are hand balm, not candy!
Add a label on top & your RAOKs are ready to give. To use, simply rub on your hands. Body temperature will melt the balm slightly and you can rub it into your hands.