DIY: Homemade (natural) hand cream
Learn all about beautiful home-made hand creams
During harsh winter cold, hands can dry up and become rough, and sometimes even tiny wounds show up at the surface that cannot heal very quickly.
Modern creams often have ingredients that do not help to solve this problem, and the problem becomes even more significant.
Prepare your own hand cream, from ingredients you could eat without harm, and it will heal your skin, feed it and protect it. Be your own healer.
This is a combination of ingredients found in healthy foods. All components can be found in health food stores, mostly in those better equipped. Buy Vitamin E in an apothecary as an oil capsule because Vitamin E is your great ally, suited for delicate skin and hair.
Basic hand cream recipe
This cream is not just a hand cream, and it can be used for the whole body but also as a hair mask. The results will be great, and you will never buy one in the store!
- 45 g of coconut oil
- 35 ml of almond oil
- 45 g shea butter
- 45 g of cacao butter
- 1 capsule of vitamin E
- 1 tablespoon of honey
- a few drops of essential lavender oil (it gives the smell, but you can leave it out because it is not crucial to the quality of the cream itself)
Take all the ingredients (except honey) and put it in a small bowl and heat on a soft flame. You need the elements to dissolve, so stir occasionally until you get the texture similar to oil.
Coconut oil, shea butter, and cocoa butter can be harder to dissolve than you expected, so be patient. After they are suspended, add the honey you held aside and stir well.
Pour into a clean jar and leave it to stand at room temperature – it will take several hours to cool down.
Do not be impatient and put it into the refrigerator, because the texture will be wrong. The quality of the cream itself will not change.
And that’s it! More accessible than you have imagined.
Apply the cream whenever needed, after washing hands or dishes, but also before bedtime and before going out. Keep it well closed to preserve it.
TOP 5 BEST NATURAL HAND CREAMS
It is challenging to have beautiful and soft hands without the use of adequate cosmetic products and creams, especially during the winter when the cold and the wind much more damages the skin.
In cold winter and fall days, it is often necessary to have stronger hand protection, so that the skin on hands doesn’t crack and bleed, as often happens to many people.
Additional factors affecting drying are skin texture itself, given that some people naturally have more dry skin. Also, too much handwashing further dries the skin as well as frequently performing various physical jobs such as washing the floor, washing the laundry as well as working with filthy and greased surfaces where washing hands with hot water and detergent are necessary to remove all the dirt and impurities.
In such cases, even the most expensive creams do not help, because the skin is too damaged to regenerate.
However, there are recipes for the preparation of natural creams that are very effective in nourishing and hydrating dry and cracked skin. The main ingredients of these creams are often beeswax, natural fat and vegetable oils as well as chamomile and marigold that have a very beneficial effect.
Unlike creams you buy, these creams have a much shorter shelf life, mostly two or three months, but this is quite enough for the skin in winter to regenerate.
These are best five natural hand cream recipes by our opinion.
CREAM FOR CRACKED AND DAMAGED SKIN
- 1 cup of cocoa butter
- 4 cups of beeswax
- 6 spoons of sesame oil
- 4 spoons of coconut oil
- 2 spoons of olive oil
Pour water into a bowl and heat. Put a smaller bowl into the water so you can melt beeswax.
Then add some distilled water into the wax and add the cocoa powder. Mix well with the ingredients. Then pour in olive oil, coconut oil, and sesame oil and mix until the compound is smooth.
Leave the resulting mixture to cool and thickens.
Use this cream for very dry and cracked skin of your hand, and you can also use it for dry elbows and heels. It works!
LOVELY HAND CREAM WITH PLANTAIN TEA
- 1 spoon of plantain leaves
- 2 honey scoops
- 100 g of butter
Make a plantain tea by pouring 2 dl of boiling water over plantain leaves and let it rest overnight (for about 8 hours).
Take out the leaves from the tea the next morning. Mix 100 g of butter with two spoons of honey and mix it well to get a balanced mixture.
Add two spoons of plantain tea and grind until the mass becomes homogeneous. Rub this cream on your hands thoroughly, and make sure that the skin absorbs it.
HAND CREAM THAT DEEPLY NOURISHES THE SKIN
- 1 spoon of plantain
- 1 spoon of chamomile
- 1 spoon of marigold (calendula)
- 3 spoons of honey
- 150 g of butter
- 3 dl of water
Put all the plants in a bowl and pour boiling water over it.
Allow it to stand for about an hour and then divide plants from the tea.
Add three spoons of honey and 150 g of butter in the tea. Rub the resulting cream thoroughly to help the skin to absorb it better.
HAND CREAM FROM TEA TREE OIL FOR DAMAGED SKIN
- 20 drops of tea tree oil
- 8 spoons of olive oil
- 4 spoons of beeswax
- 2 spoons of lanolin
Place the olive oil, beeswax, and lanolin in the appropriate bowl to heat, until the ingredients melt and become one mixture, and then pour the tea tree oil into the resulting mixture and mix well. Pour this cream into a bowl or a pot and allow to cool and thicken. Put it on your hands twice a day, once during the day and before bedtime. When applied, rub it and smoothly massage the skin.
HAND CREAM FOR INTENSIVE CARE
- 60 g of chopped beeswax
- 1 dl of sesame oil
- 1 dl of coconut oil
- 2 scoops of honey
- 2 spoons of baking soda
- 40 ml of marigold tea
- ½ a spoon of lavender oil or some other essential oil
Before you start preparing the cream, first make the marigold tea by pouring 1 dl water over half a spoon of marigold.
Leave it on the side for 10 minutes and then divide the liquid from the marigold. After that, put the tea in a refractory bowl and add all the remaining ingredients, and then heat the resulting mixture for 2 minutes. Then remove the pot from the fire and leave the cream for about half an hour to cool down and then put it in a sterilized jar and keep it in a cold and dark place.