Herbed Honey Skin Cream

2 teaspoons dried mint
2 teaspoons dried sage
2 teaspoons dried rosemary
1/2 cup boiling water
1/2 ounce beeswax
2 ounces lanolin
1/2 cup wheat germ oil
1 teaspoon honey

Combine herbs in a clean bowl. Pour boiling water over herbs. Steep for 10 minutes.

Strain through a fine sieve, collecting liquid in a clean bowl. Allow to cool; discard herbs.

Melt beeswax and lanolin in a heatproof glass set in simmering water. Stir in wheat germ oil.

Add herbal infusion by teaspoonful and stir until well blended. Remove glass from water.

Add honey to tepid cream and carefully stir it in until blended. Let cream cool completely.

Stir cream thoroughly and transfer it to clean containers with tight-fitting lids. Store up to 3 months.

Yields 10 ounces.

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