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    Reviewed by Debra Jaliman, MD

    WebMD Feature

    Cocoa Butter and Honey Hand Softening Treatment

    2 tablespoons cocoa butter

    2 teaspoons honey

    3 to 5 drops of essential oil (lavender, rose, sandalwood or lemon are nice for this)

    Wash hands and apply a moisturizing lotion. Apply the cocoa butter mix liberally and cover the hands with latex gloves. Relax for at least 15 minutes with the gloves on. Your body heat will allow the cocoa butter to soften and deeply moisturize the skin inside the gloves. Remove gloves, rinse the hands and apply moisturizer again. Repeat several times a week for severely dry hands.

    (Courtesy of Trisha Shirey, of the Lake Austin Spa Resort in Austin, Texas)

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