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Posted on Jul 7, 2016 |

Rita’s Recipe: Skin Cream with Olive Oil

Rita’s Recipe: Skin Cream with Olive Oil

How fun is this?! You can make your own healing spa products using ingredients that have their roots in Bible days!

Gardener’s Healing Hand Cream

Give your favorite skin cream a Biblical touch, and find out for yourself how olive oil helps dry skin.

Give your favorite skin cream a Biblical touch, and find out for yourself how olive oil helps dry skin.

Working with your hands can give you calluses and dry skin. This is a wonderful skin-absorbing cream.

Almonds are mentioned in Genesis 43:11 as one of the gifts that Jacob sent to Joseph. Almond oil is a light oil, perfect for soaking into skin.

Olive oil is mentioned so many times in the Bible. It was used for anointing, and for softening skin as well.

Beat together:

  • 1/2 cup favorite jarred skin care cream
  • 2 tablespoons olive or almond oil
  • 1 tablespoon petroleum jelly (optional but good)


If using the petroleum jelly, the cream will feel stick at first, but will be absorbed into the skin quickly.

Rita Heikenfeld.

Rita Heikenfeld.

Rita Nader Heikenfeld writes a weekly syndicated column and blog for the Community Press, appears every Thursday on the Son Rise Morning Show, and is the author of several cookbooks. An adjunct professor at the University of Cincinnati, she is Certified Culinary Professional and Certified Modern Herbalist,  the Culinary Professional for Jungle Jim’s Eastgate, and a media personality with a cable show and YouTube videos. In 2014 she was inducted into the Escoffier Hall of Fame. She lives “in the sticks” outside Batavia, Ohio with her family, where they heat with wood, raise chickens for eggs, and grow their own produce and herbs. You’ll find all her previous recipes featured on The Catholic Beat here.

Rita’s Bible Foods segment airs on the Son Rise Morning Show every Thursday morning at 7:22 am (rebroadcast Friday at 6:02 am). Tune in to hear her discuss the history behind each recipe and the scripture verses that inspired it. And of course, for cooking tips!

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