Hand Salve is some pretty impressive stuff. All winter long, my hands have been dry, cracked, bleeding, etc. (especially between my fingers) I initially purchased Hand Salve at the recommendation of my tattoo artist, it's all they use in his parlor now. My two tattoos have healed quickly and beautifully, no itching or dryness (and only a little shedding). Meanwhile, I also began to use it on my hands as well. I figured it probably wouldn't work, as most hand balms haven't, but the difference is almost immediate. Within a day or so, my hands were completely healed. I apply this several times throughout the work day, and then another Burt's Bees lotion at night. A reminder to those with complaints about the smell of Burt's Bees products, this one in particular is 100% natural. The herbal smell is because of all the botanicals. The purpose of the product is not to smell wonderfully, it's to help heal your hands, hence the line on the tin "A farmer's friend." Hand Salve provides great moisture in an all natural way, and is very soothing on my sensitive skin. If you want to smell pretty, I suggest you get your lotion at Bath & Body Works.
March 6, 2014
Impressed with this Product
I first used this product because I began to feel infuriatingly itchy on my hands and over time my arms and legs of course I went to my gp and they just said it was the weather and the bugs hanging around. I had tried several products although they never worked for me so I decided I would use this hand salve which was sitting in my drawer. I applied it on my arms and legs as well and have been using it for a week; the bites are now fading : )
The smell is very soothing and pleasant and it isnt oily or sticky after application or over time. I am absolutely impressed with Burts Bees I will be sure to stick with this brand for all skin care needs.
February 19, 2014
MUCH more than a hand cream!
This product may be called "Hand salve" but I personally useit for many more things, it's an absolute winner.
Besides being great for hands and cuticles, I also use it on my feet, knees and anywhere I feel needs a little bit more love.
I also use it as a massage balm on my temples and forehead as I suffer from migraines and the lovely herbal scent I feel helps me relax.
November 17, 2013
I love this product. I have very dry cracked cuticles and this is the only thing that works. I tend to want to pick at my fingers when they are cracked and bleeding but when I pull this salve out and moisturize them it works so well. I keep a container in my purse and one in the den beside my chair so if I feel the need to pick at my nails I just grab this stuff instead and start messaging on the fingers/cuticles. Has a nice soft lemony smell.
October 30, 2013