Keep your hands soft with Gardener’s Healing Balm from Mike Weber Greenhouses

solid hand lotion made by Mike Weber Greenhouses in West Seneca NY
Photo courtesy Mike Weber Greenhouses

You may notice that when you’re working in your garden a lot, your hands get dry. Jen Weber, retail manager at Mike Weber Greenhouses, had the same problem.

“Working here and being outside, my hands cracked a lot,” Weber said. “I don’t like using greasy hand lotion. I wanted something that wasn’t greasy, but that worked.”

Her search led her to make her own solid bars of hand lotion.

“I used it last June and July and it worked,” she said. “I loved it. It softens your skin right up.”

Weber shared the bars with friends and relatives who were enthusiastic because the lotion doesn’t contain a lot of synthetic ingredients. In fact, there are just four ingredients: coconut oil, shea butter, cocoa butter and paraffin.

To shape the bars, she uses vintage gelatin molds that were her grandmother’s.

Gardener’s Healing Balm is sold only at Mike Weber Greenhouses, 42 French Rd., West Seneca. Each one-ounce bar sells for $6.

If you want to give these as Christmas gifts, you better pick them up now. Mike Weber Greenhouses closes at the beginning of August.

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