Poppy Seed & Rose Hand Polish

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I have extremely dry skin. Dry to the point of cracking, dry skin. To combat this problem, I created an exfoliating, moisturizing, and repairing hand polish, using poppy seed, roses, and other natural ingredients. 

To make this polish, you will need the following:

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Double boiler.

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Mortar & Pestle

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Jar to store the polish in.

Poppyseeds

1/4 Cup of Poppy Seeds

cocoa butter

2 Oz of Cocoa Butter

vitamin e oil

10ml of Vitamin E Oil

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Handful/Scoop of Dried Rose Petals

rose oil

5ml of Rose Absolute


Step One:

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After measuring out all of your ingredients and gathering your supplies, take your 1/4 cup of poppy seeds and pour it into your mortar and pestle. Grind gently for about thirty seconds. By doing this you will create a mix of fine and course pieces of poppyseed in your polish. Once finished, set it aside for later.


Step Two: 

Bring a pot of water, filled only a fourth of the way, to a simmer and put your double-boiler into the water, allowing it to get warm.


Step Three:

melting cocoa butter

Place your cocoa butter into the double boiler, and allow it to melt.

Note: Don't turn up the heat so high that your cocoa butter becomes bubbling hot. Keep the heat on medium.


Step Four:

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Once the cocoa butter has melted, add the vitamin E oil. Stir or swirl to help blend the two together.


Step Five:

roses

Add the rose petals to the double-boiler, and stir them into the mixture.


Step Six:

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Add the poppy seeds and, again, stir.


Step Seven: 

rose absolute mix

Add the rose absolute.


Step Eight:

Remove the double-boiler from the heat and allow to cool for 8 minutes, stirring every 2.


Step Nine:

set up

Pour the mixture into your jar and let sit for at least another 30 minutes. It is a good idea to stir the polish every ten minutes or so.


Step Ten:

You're done!

final product

After the polish has set up, and you are happy with the consistency, you can go ahead and use it.

My favorite way to use this polish — the way that works best for me — is to take a chunk, massage it into my hands or across any place in need of moisture, and then wipe away with a warm washcloth. 

Now, this polish is a little bit on the greasy side because of the cocoa butter and vitamin E oil, which is why I only use it twice a week, but I really have seen a huge difference in my skin. 

Enjoy!