|A gentle and moisturizing hand cleansing putty|
|this is Marshmallow Root from Mountain Rose Herbs.|
References to marshmallow root as a healing herb are found in Homer’s Iliad, written over 2,800 years ago. Its genus name Althaea comes from the Greek altho, to cure, and its order name, Malvaceae, is derived from the Greek malake, soft Marshmallow root was widely used in traditional Greek medicine.
The use of the herb spread from Greece to Arabia and India, where it became an important herb in the Ayurvedic and Unani healing traditions.
It is used in this recipe because it is very soothing to the skin and gives it the putty-like texture. I use a coffee grinder to grind the root into a fine powder.
If you don't want to grind it yourself, Mountain Rose Herbs does offer it already powdered. You can find it HERE.
Add the ground Marshmallow root and 1/4 cup of boiling water into a small bowl. Mix well and allow to cool to room temperature. You will have a thick paste.
Stir in two tablespoons of Mountain Rose Herbs Vegetable Glycerine. This pure, certified organic, soy derived vegetable glycerine (glycerin) is used in cosmetics and body care products to assist in retaining moisture and is helpful in pulling oxygen into the skin. Vegetable glycerine is a natural emollient that adds a cooling effect on the skin and has become a predominant ingredient in most skin care products and soaps. You can purchase it HERE.
Measure out 1/4 cup of corn flour and 3 tablespoons of corn starch.
You will also need 1 tablespoon of ground oat flour.
Stir the corn flour, corn starch, and oat flour into the liquid mixture until a smooth and thick paste forms. Set aside.
Add in the following Mountain Rose Herbs Essential oils to the melted Shea butter: 30 drops tea tree essential oil, 30 drops lavender essential oil, and 15 drops blue chamomile. Stir well.
Pour the essential oils and Shea butter over the mixture and stir well to combine.
I placed the putty into small round silicone baking molds and allowed them to set up. Once the Shea butter cools, it will firm up and you can push the discs out of the mold.
My recipe does not include any preservatives so I put a day's worth into a small metal tin and I freeze the rest. It chills to the consistency of ice cream and is easy to scoop out a little bit each day. I take a heaping teaspoon sized amount and rub it gently over my dry hands for about ten seconds. I then add a little bit of warm water and continue to massage the wash putty over my hands and then rinse away and gently pat dry. Your hands will be so soft by from the Shea butter and the other ingredients work to purify your hands.
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