Recette baume pour les mains après jardinage à base d'huiles essentielles

Hand balm recipe after gardening based on essential oils

Gardening is a wonderful activity that connects us to nature and allows us to grow our own plants and vegetables. However, our hands often suffer. After hours of handling soil, planting, and pulling weeds, our hands can become dry, rough, and even irritated. Cuts, scrapes and prolonged exposure to water and chemicals can also cause damage. It is therefore essential to take care of our hands after each gardening session to keep them soft, hydrated and healthy.

Why do our hands hurt after gardening?

Gardening exposes our hands to various elements that can cause skin problems:

  • Dryness : Constant contact with dirt and water can strip the skin's natural oils, leading to dryness and flaking.
  • Irritations : Plants, soil, and gardening tools can cause cuts, scrapes, and irritations.
  • Utility products : Fertilizers and other products intended for garden use can be aggressive to the skin, causing redness and itching.

    Recipe for after gardening balm based on essential oils

    To soothe and revitalize your hands after a day of gardening, we offer you a recipe for a nourishing balm based on essential oils. This balm is specially formulated to hydrate, repair and protect your skin.


    • 2 tablespoons of shea butter
    • 1 tablespoon coconut oil (unfractionated)
    • 1 tablespoon of sweet almond oil
    • 1 tablespoon of beeswax
    • 10 drops of Lavender essential oil
    • 5 drops of tea tree essential oil
    • 5 drops of Roman Chamomile essential oil


    1. Melt the ingredients : In a double boiler, melt the shea butter, coconut oil, sweet almond oil and beeswax. Stir regularly until the mixture is smooth.
    2. Add the essential oils : Remove the mixture from the heat and let it cool slightly. Add the essential oils of lavender, tea tree and Roman chamomile. Mix well so that the essential oils are evenly distributed.
    3. Pour into container : Pour the mixture into a 50 g amber glass container . Allow the balm to cool completely to room temperature. Once solidified, it is ready to use.
    4. Application : After each gardening session, take a small amount of balm and massage your hands, paying particular attention to dry and irritated areas. This balm can also be used on other parts of the body that require additional hydration and repair.

      The benefits of ingredients and essential oils

      • Shea butter : Rich in vitamins A and E, it intensely hydrates and nourishes the skin, promoting healing.
      • Coconut Oil : Has antibacterial and antifungal properties, it helps protect the skin and keep it soft.
      • Sweet Almond Oil : Known for its soothing and hydrating properties, it is ideal for dry and sensitive skin.
      • Beeswax : Creates a protective barrier on the skin, helping to retain moisture and protect against external elements.
      • Lavender essential oil : Soothes irritation and inflammation, while promoting skin regeneration.
      • Tea tree essential oil : Known for its antiseptic and antifungal properties, it helps prevent infections.
      • Roman chamomile essential oil : Calms irritation and inflammation, ideal for sensitive skin.

      Take care of your hands with this after gardening balm and take full advantage of your passion for gardening without compromising on the health of your skin.

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      Tips and Warnings

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      Special Note: Every recipe featured here is based on using doTERRA's Certified Pure Therapeutic Grade (CPTG) essential oils. These essential oils are chosen for their purity and therapeutic efficacy, ensuring the best possible experience.

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      The information and recipes contained in blog posts are intended to promote the general use of essential oils and do not constitute medical advice or medical treatment.

      Before using any essential oil for any application or recipe, we highly recommend doing a patch test to make sure you don't experience any adverse reactions. Additionally, Essanzia does not explicitly endorse the use of essential oils. Each individual is unique and may react differently.

      It is important to note that citrus essential oils can cause photosensitization. We therefore advise not to expose yourself to the sun for several hours after their application.

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