5 Recipes for Homemade Hand Creams

09 November, 2018

The hands are a very complex and versatile part of the body which allow us manipulate certain objects.

There are a lot of nerve endings in your hands that transmit tactile information about everything they come into contact with. Hands also play an important part in creativity and expression.

However, the hands are primarily tools that have helped develop human beings the ability to work. Although they’re not an important part of the body, without them life wouldn’t be so simple due to the role they play when it comes to the sense of touch.

One example of the importance of the hands is revealed in countries like Japan. First of all, Japanese appreciate impeccable hands in the workplace, since they’re one of the main features people notice when doing business. Maybe this is because the hands can say a lot about your age, background, and lifestyle. Basically, your hands do a lot of talking for you.

Homemade Hand Creams that Protect Your Hands

A woman using homemade hand creams

There are many different ways to keep your hands in good condition. From treatments to masks, there are as many for both the hands and feet. However, preparing and applying these masks require a lot of time. No matter what, using these creams are a simple and practical option for keeping your hands moisturized and protected.

Cosmetic creams are products with a thick, smooth consistency which are intended to protect your skin. They basically help to firm up tissues and improve your skin’s appearance. There are lots of different types and prices. However, in this article you can find a list of recipes for homemade hand creams. Then you’ll have no excuse not to take care of your hands.

Moisturizing Anti-oxidant Cream


  • 2 tablespoons of coconut oil (30 g)
  • 1 tablespoon of cocoa butter (15 g)
  • 1 teaspoon of almond oil (5 ml)
  • 4 drops of aromatic lemon essential oil


  • Pour the coconut oil and cocoa butter into a container and heat in a Bain Marie for a couple of minutes until the butter has melted in with the oil.
  • Once the two ingredients are liquid, add 4 or 5 drops of lemon essential oil and 1 teaspoon of almond oil.
  • After mixing all the ingredients, pour the liquid into a jar or another container.
  • Finally, let it to cool to solidify.

Read this article: 5 Homemade Creams to Moisturize Cracked Heels

Moisturizing and Softening Cream


  • A bunch of lavender flowers (15 g)
  • A cup of sweet almond oil (100 ml)
  • 1½ tablespoons of liquid Vaseline (25 ml)
  • 1½ tablespoons of cocoa butter (25 g)
  • 100 ml container or jar with a lid


  • In a glass jar, mix the sweet almond oil with the lavender flowers to create an herbal infusion in the oil.
  • Seal the jar and let it to sit for two or three weeks in a cool, dark place.
  • Once the time has passed, strain the mixture to remove the flowers.
  • Melt the Vaseline and the cocoa butter in a Bain Marie.
  • Once they are liquid, allow them to rest at room temperature.
  • Add the lavender oil and process with a hand blender for a couple of minutes.
  • Once the ingredients are thoroughly mixed, pour the mixture into a jar. The cream is now ready for use.

Moisturizing and Regenerating Cream

Aloe vera in homemade hand creams


  • 3 tablespoons of sweet almond oil (45 ml)
  • 3 tablespoons of aloe vera gel (45 g)
  • 2 tablespoons of beeswax (30 g)
  • 2 tablespoons of cocoa butter (30 g)
  • 3 drops of aloe vera aromatic essential oil
  • 6 drops of vitamin E


  • Put the sweet almond oil, beeswax, cocoa butter, and vitamin E in a container.
  • Heat them in a Bain Marie until they have completely melted.
  • Let the mixture to cool down and wait for it to solidify.
  • Using a blender, gradually add the aloe vera gel.
  • Finally, pour 3 drops of aloe vera essential oil into the mixture and process until you have a smooth consistency.
  • The cream is now ready to use.

Check out this article too: Soften Dry Elbows and Heels Naturally

Solid Moisturizing Creams

Some solid hand creams

This cream is perfect for moisturizing cracked hands or feet.


  • 2 tablespoons of coconut oil (30 ml)
  • 2 tablespoons of beeswax (30 g)
  • 5 to 8 drops of lavender essential oil


  • Add the coconut oil and beeswax together in a container.
  • Heat both ingredients until they completely liquefy and add 5 to 8 drops of lavender essential oil.
  • Once you have a homogeneous mix, pour the liquid into some silicon molds.
  • Let them solidify and then remove them from the molds.

NOTE: You can seal these pieces of cream in small plastic bags to keep them for longer.


  • 1 tablespoon of shea butter (15 g)
  • 2 tablespoons of cocoa butter (30 g)
  • 1 tablespoon of beeswax (15 g)
  • 5 to 8 drops of vanilla essence


  • Just like the previous recipe, melt the ingredients in a Bain Marie.
  • Once melted, add 5 to 8 drops of vanilla essence, mix well, and pour the mixture into some silicon molds.
  • Once solid, you can remove them from the molds and store in a cool place.


Hopefully, these recipes will help you keep your hands naturally soft and moisturized. However, don’t forget to protect them from wearing through household chores, exposure to extreme temperatures, or the sun’s UV rays. Also use gloves when doing activities with water, detergents, or soil.

It’s also a good idea to periodically exfoliate your hands to promote cell regeneration and the absorption of nutrients.

Remember: caring for your hands is an important part of taking care of and loving yourself.


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