After struggling to find a good nourishing hand salve that was made in the UK, contained lanolin and actually repaired my crafty hands and cuticles, I just asked Maria from Dodgson Wood to make one.
She has come up with a fragranced salve 'Where the Marsh Mallows Grow' which has a daisies and pine fragrance. There is a fragrance-free version too.
I work with my hands all day, everyday and often find that my cuticles suffer. The hand salve has almost immediate healing powers on my poor hands. Developed for crafters that are tough on their hands, this salve is a saviour.
As if that weren't enough, these are made in Cumbria by the wonderful Maria. She also make the lip balms, shampoo bars and wool wash I use and sell.
What Maria has to say about her hand salve
A delicately scented, or fragrance-free hand salve in a 25g aluminium tin. Our hand salve is full of wonderful ingredients, all chosen to help nourish and protect your skin. This has been developed specifically for hard-working hands that need looking after. You will feel the difference right away as all the lovely oils penetrate your skin. There is no water in this product so it’s a hard salve and you only need a tiny amount each time you use it. Your hands won’t feel wet or greasy after application so it’s an ideal skin rescue to use while you’re working.
The ingredients list is below. For the fragrance-free version, there is no perfume (daisies and pine fragrance oil) or Marjoram leaf oil.
No palm oil. Tested on farmers.
INGREDIENTS: Beeswax, Marshmallow oil, Lanolin, Shea butter, Aloe butter, Apricot butter, Carrot tissue oil, Pumpkin seed oil, Blackcurrant seed oil, Broccoli seed oil, Borage seed oil, Carrot seed oil, Vitamin E, Marjoram leaf essential oil, Parfum (*Linalool, Limonene).
Cera Alba (Beeswax)
Marshmallow Oil (Althaea Officinalis Root, Helianthus Annuus Oil)
Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter
Aloe Butter (Cocos Nucifera Oil, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Extract)
Apricot Butter (Prunus Armeniaca Kernel Oil, Hydrogenated Vegetable Oil, Butyrospermum Parkii But- ter, Tocopherol)
Carrot Tissue Oil (Helianthus Annuus Seed Oil, Dunaliella Salina Extract, Daucus Carota Sativa Seed Oil, Tocopherol, Ascorbyl Palmitate)
Cucurbita Pepo (Pumpkin) Seed Oil
Ribes Nigrum (Blackcurrant) Seed Oil
Brassica Oleracea Italica (Broccoli) Seed Oil
Borago Officinalis (Borage) Seed Oil
Daucus Carota Sativa (Carrot) Seed Oil
Vitamin E (Tocopherol, Prunus Amygdalus Dulcis Oil)
Origanum Majorana (Marjoram) Leaf Oil
Each tin is approximately 25g
Product materials, sourcing and PoM Rating
This product is manufactured in Cumbia, England.
Postage and Packaging
The P&P costs applied are very transparent. No additional costs are added on, you simply pay for the cost of packaging and the cost of postage.
I don't offer free P&P because what that usually means is that the cost of P&P has been added to the cost of goods. I think it is better to assume that my customers aren't daft and would rather have transparent P&P costs than the pretence of 'Free P&P' with potentially inflated prices on the items that they are buying.