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Friday, August 26, 2016

Fair Friday- Mature Skin Lotion

I have adapted another recipe from the latest issue of the magazine Willow and Sage.  I use it for fine lines around my eyes,  The beeswax makes it a pretty stiff product, I take a bit out of the jar and rub it between my hands to soften the mixture. I then apply to my laugh and smile lines at night before I go to bed.

2 tablespoons beeswax pellets
t tablespoons almond oil
1/2 tablespoon raw honey
2 tablespoon rose hip seed oil
3 drops lavender essential oil
3 drops vitamin C serum
3 drops rose oil
Glass jar ( 2 oz.)

Combine the beeswax and almond oil in a pint glass jar. Put into a saucepan filled with water. The water should be high enough to cover whatever mixture is in the jar. Beeswax is flammable so never heat it directly. Once the beeswax is melted, remove from the heat to cool a bit. Add the honey and continue to stir so the product does not seperate.  Add the oils. Keep stirring until the mixture begins to get thick. When it starts to turn white, pour into the jar. Store in a cool and dark place.


Chris Wodke
Founder & Manager Team CMT

Chris is a triathlete and long distance runner. She is a three time participant of the Boston Marathon.  In 2012 she finished 2nd at Boston in the Mobility Impaired Division. She was on the course in 2013 when the bombs exploded.

She has appeared three times at the Paratriathlon National Triathlon Sprint Championship. She was the 2012 and 2014 National Champion Paratriathlon Open Division Champion.

In 2014 she was the PC Open Champion at the Duathlon National Championship. She represented Team USA at the Aquathon ITU World Championship in Chicago in 2015 and will represent the US at the World championship in Cozumel in 2016.

 In 2014 she represented  the U.S. as a paratriathlete at the Pan-American Triathlon Championship in Dallas, Texas.  She has won state championships in cycling and triathlon.

She travels around the country raising awareness of CMT.

She is the author of the book, “Running for My Life” that details her experience as a CMT affected athlete.

You may visit her author page at:

Team CMT is a group of athletes and supporters working to raise awareness and to find a cure for CMT. We have 196 members in 37 states. We also have members in Australia, England,Scotland, Canada, Vietnam, Turkey, Finland, Scotland, France, Poland and Iran. If you wish to join us visit our web site; or

CMT or Charcot-Marie-Tooth is the most commonly inherited peripheral neuropathy. It affects over 155,000 Americans (as many as MS).  It is a disease of the nerves that control the muscles. It is slowly progressive, causing loss of normal function and or sensation in the lower legs/feet and arms/hands.

Symptoms include; muscle wasting in the lower legs and feet leading to foot drop, poor balance and gait problems Atrophy in the hands causes difficulty with manual dexterity.

Structural foot deformities such as high arches and hammer toes are common.

Poor tolerance for cool or cold temperatures and many people have chronically cold hands and feet.

Additional symptoms may include fatigue, sleep apnea, breathing difficulties and hearing loss.

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