Almonds - A Treatment for Hands
  • Soft kid gloves
  • 1 C Almond meal
  • 1 T Comfrey root, PO (Powdered)
  • 1 T Parsley, PO
  • Some Honey
  • Some raw Egg
  • 1 tsp. Tincture of Benzoin (known to be STRONG sensitizer)

Quantity:  Makes about 12 beautifying hand treatments.

To Make:  Mix the herbs and Almond meal together and store away.  When your hands need care, take about 2 tablespoons of the herbal mixture and mix in a small bowl with a bit of the morning's egg (before it is cooked of course), the Benzoin, and enough Honey to make a thick but non-drippy goo.

To Use:  About once a month when your hands get dry and chapped or red and rough, pat a thick layer of the goo all over your hands, massaging around each and every finger and then ask someone to put on the gloves for you.  Go to bed.

Why:  During the night the Almond will smooth, the Comfrey heal, the Benzoin protect, the Parsley medicate and the Honey will soothe all those problems that your hands have accumulated during the month.  Kid gloves are important because they do not absorb the mixture, whereas with cotton gloves the cotton itself absorbs, leaving very little for your hands.  The gloves can be washed by hand or in the washing machine after each use.

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