Chamomile & Elderflower Hand Salve

Keep a few jars of this herbal salve handy to smooth rough hands and cuticles. Makes a great gift for gardeners!
    
½ cup water2 tablespoons organic chamomile flowers
2 tablespoons organic elder flowers
3 tablespoons vegetable glycerin
3 tablespoons arrowroot powder

 

1. Bring the water to a boil. Remove from heat; add herbs and cover. Let the herbs steep for 25-30 minutes.
2. Heat the glycerin in the top of a double boiler just until warmed through. Remove from heat and stir n arrowroot powder.
3. Strain the infusion and discard herbs. To the reserved liquid, slowly add the glycerin-arrowroot mixture. Stir until the formula begins to gel.
4. Scoop the combined mixture into small decorative jars or tins and label.