Top 13 homemade hand cream recipes – easy & effective

People often ensure that their faces, lips and eyes are protected from harsh water, it is also important to the hands as well: cracked, dry and aching paws are not fun to deal with, particularly if you spend your day typing or doing any fine-detail work. Here are some DIY homemade hand cream recipes that you could make at home. Keep in mind that these recipes could be altered to make either a cream or a salve; the main difference between them is that a salve has little to no water added, so it is an oily, thick unguent, while creams have been emulsified with water to make them fluffy, light and more easily absorbed. Take a look from VKool.com!

11 Homemade Hand Cream Recipes – Easy And Natural 

1. Beeswax Mango Butter Hand Cream

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Ingredients:

  • Beeswax: 4 tablespoons
  • Mango butter: 2 tablespoons
  • Coconut oil: 8 tablespoons
  • Carrot seed essential oil: 10 drops

Instructions:

Initially, you melt butter and wax together. Then, add oil followed by essential oils. Then, mix them up till smooth. After that, pour into the jar. Wait till it gets harden. Using mango butter can help you reduce degeneration of skin cells and restore the elasticity.

2. Almond Hand Cream Recipe

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Among homemade hand cream recipes, this is one of the most effective.

Ingredients:

  • Beeswax: 1/4 cup
  • Almond oil: 1/2 cup
  • Coconut oil: 1/2 cup
  • Rosewater: 1/4 cup

Instructions:

First, you need to heat ¼ cup of the beeswax in the double boiler slowly. Then, add ½ cup of the almond oil to it. After that, you stir in ½ cup of the coconut oil before mixing in ¼ cup of rosewater and stir the mixture till thoroughly mixed. It is okay for you to use commercial rosewater or your own rosewater. You can make rosewater by simmering 1 cup of fresh rose petals in 1 ½ cup of distilled water for about 10 minutes, straining the flowers from water. Next, pour that final hand cream into the container whilst it is still hot, because it will be firm when it cools.

3. Shea Butter Hand Cream For Mature Skin

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Ingredients:

  • Shea butter: 4 tablespoons parts
  • Camellia seed oil: 2 tablespoons part
  • Carrot seed essential oil: 10 drops

Instructions:

You need to combine camellia oil and shea butter in a double boiler. Then, heat till the shea butter melts. After that, mix well and followed by the essential oils.

4. Beeswax Coconut Hand Cream For Moisturizing

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Ingredients:

  • Beeswax: 4 tablespoons
  • Avocado butter: 2 tablespoons
  • Coconut oil: 8 tablespoons

Instructions:

Melt together butter and wax and add oil. You need to mix them up entirely till smooth. Then, pour into a jar. Wait till it gets harden.

5. Cocoa Butter Hand Cream

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Ingredients:

  • Beeswax: 4 tablespoons
  • Cocoa butter: 4 tablespoons
  • Almond oil: 4 tablespoons

Instructions:

Melt together the cocoa butter and beeswax. Then, add almond oil after that. Mix them up entirely till it becomes smooth. Pour the final solution into a jar and wait for its hardening.

6. Shea Butter Hand Cream

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Ingredients:

  • Beeswax: 4 tablespoons
  • Shea  butter: 2 tablespoons
  • Evening Primrose Oil: 8 tablespoons
  • Lavender essential oil: 10 drops

Instructions:

In order to create a good homemade hand cream using beeswax, you need to melt together butter and wax. Then, add oil followed by essential oils. Mix them up till smooth. Pour the final solution into a jar and let it harden.

7. Coffee-Licious Hand Cream

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Ingredients:

  • Beeswax: 4 tablespoons
  • Coffee Bean Butter butter: 2 tablespoons
  • Roasted Coffee Oil: 2 tablespoons
  • Jojoba Oil: 6 tablespoons

Instructions:

Similarly to the above recipes of homemade hand cream, you need to melt wax and butter together and mix them completely till smooth. Then, pour into the jar. Wait till it gets harden. Coffee oil, in fact, is high in phytosterols which accelerate excellent moisture retention, rapid penetration and is a powerful antioxidant.

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8. Lanolin Dry Hand Cream

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Ingredients:

  • Lanolin: 3 tablespoons
  • Avocado Oil: 1 tablespoon
  • Hemp Seed Oil: 1 tablespoon
  • Vitamin E: 1 capsule

Instructions:

You need to melt together the oil and lanolin on the low heat, double boiler. Then add vitamin E after that. Mix them up till you get a smooth mixture. Then, pour into a jar and let it harden.

9. Lemon Honey Hand Cream

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Ingredients:

  • Beeswax: 3 tablespoons
  • Liquid lanolin: 1 tablespoon
  • Light sesame oil: 1/2 cup
  • Coconut oil: 1 tablespoon
  • Honey: 1 teaspoon
  • Lemon essential oil: 15 drops

Instructions:

With all of the ingredients except for the essential oils, you melt together on the low heat double boiler. Then, mix them up completely till it gets smooth. Then, add essential oils. Pour into the jar and let it gets harden.

10. Jojoba Oil Hand Cream

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Ingredients:

  • Hot water: 1 1/4 cup
  • Emulsifying wax: 1/4 cup
  • Jojoba oil: 1/4 cup
  • Patchouli Essential Oil: 15 drops
  • Frankincense essential oil: 15 drops

Instructions:

First, you need to combine emulsifying wax and jojoba oil in one glass measuring cup and microwave for about 1 minute till it gets melted. Then, add the essential oil into the melted jojoba/wax mixture. Microwave about 1 ¼ cup of the water for about 1 minute. Then, pour the heated water over the oil/wax mixture and start stirring. After that, pour into pint size jars and then let the mixture cool overnight. Actually, Patchouli essential oil is good for cracked and dry skin.

11. Hand Cream Recipe For Sensitive Skin

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Ingredients:

  • Hot water: 1 1/4 cup
  • Emulsifying wax: 1/4 cup
  • Camellia Oil: 1/4 cup
  • Palma Rosa essential oil: 25 drops

Instructions:

You need to combine emulsifying wax and Camellia oil in one glass measuring cup and microwave for about 1 minute till the combination becomes melted. Then, add the essential oil into the melted Camellia oil/wax mixture. Microwave about 1 ¼ cup of water for about 1 minute. Pour the heated water over the oil/wax mixture and start stirring. Then, pour into the pint size jars and let it cool overnight. The Palma Rosa essential oil is considered as the non-irritant and comes with a really sweet smell of rose. Because of the rich content of the essential fatty acids, The Camellia oil is great for different types of skin because it acts as an anti aging emollient agent to enhance the suppleness and elasticity of the human skin.

12. Hand Cream For Eczema

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Ingredients:

  • Hot water: 1 1/4 cup
  • Emulsifying wax: 1/4 cup
  • Avocado Oil: 1/4 cup
  • Herbal Oil: 1/4 Calendula
  • Geranium (Rose) Essential Oil: 15 drops
  • Palmarosa Essential Oil: 15 drops

Instructions:

You can combine emulsifying wax and avocado oil in one glass of the measuring cup and then microwave for about 1 minute till it gets melted. Then, add the essential oil into the melted avocado oil/wax mixture. Next, microwave 1 ¼ cup of water for about 1 minute. Then, pour the heated water over the oil/wax mixture and start stirring. After that, pour into the pint size jars and let the solution cool overnight.

It is said that Calendula oil is considered as the most successful oil for helping people with damaged and dry skin, rashes, skin inflammations, diaper irritations, and other skin problems.

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13. Dry, Problematic Hand Cream

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Ingredients:

  • Hot water: 1 1/4 cup
  • Eulsifying wax: 1/4 cup
  • Organic Rosehip Seed Oil: 1/4 cup
  • Lavender essential oil: 25 drops

Instructions:

In order to make a good homemade hand cream, you need to combine Rosehip seed oil with emulsifying wax in one glass measuring cup and microwave for about 1 minute till it gets melted. Then, add the essential oil into that melted Rosehip seed oil/ wax mixture. After that, microwave about 1 ¼ cup of the water for about 1 minute before pouring the boiled water over the oil/wax mixture and start stirring.

Then, you pour the solution into the pint-size jars and let it cool overnight. In reality, rosehip seed oil is the “dry” oil – that means it can soak into the human skin easily, and also does not cause a greasy residue. Actually, it is a great hydrator, and can penetrate the damaged and dry skin instantly.

Above are top 11 easy homemade hand cream recipes that you can easily make in order to get soft and healthy hand skin with ease. These skin care tips and recipes are all-natural so they do not come with any side effect. Feel free to apply them to your own skin.

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