How To Make Hand Cream At Home?

Hand creams are life savers for everyone battling dry skin. In fact it is a skin care regime to almost three-fourth of the population around the world. The huge demand for this product has to be met and hence there are numerous amounts of hand cream in the market but choosing one to fit your skin type which cures all the ailments faced by hands is a herculean task. Creams boasting of optimum results within affordable price range are unbelievable while the high-end ones have a serious amount of chemicals present in them for longer shelf life and effectiveness. So, why not relieve from this stress of selecting the hand cream best suited to your skin and whip one by our self.

Homemade hand creams have several advantages. Some of them are listed below :–

  • Natural ingredients – The constituents in the home made cream are all organic and no other chemical is used like the commercial creams.
  • Suitable for every skin type – Since the creams are made by the user they are best suited to the requirements. Even people with sensitive skin can use these hand creams.
  • Low Cost – Only the price of raw materials is incurred which is very nominal when compared to the most affordable hand cream available in the marketplace.
  • Easy to make – The process of making these creams is very simple and the task can be accomplished within a short period of time.

See Also: Homemade Coconut Oil Hand Cream : DIY Hand Cream

Here are some methods to whip out your own hand cream.

Homemade Hand Cream – Process 1

Things needed

  • Almond oil – ½ cup
  • Coconut oil – ½ cup
  • Beeswax – ¼ cup
  • Shea Butter – 2 tablespoon
  • Vitamin E oil – 1 tablespoon
  • Essential oil – few drops
  • Double boiler or a glass bowl and pan
  • Container for storage


  • Sterilize all the equipments to be used in this process since even a tiny amount of grime can affect the quality of hand cream.
  • Mix together almond oil, beeswax and coconut oil in a double boiler or if it is not available heat a pan half filled with water and place a glass bowl inside it. Ensure that the flame is on simmer so as to not burn the oils. Mix the ingredients in the glass bowl.
  • Bring the ingredients to a boil while occasionally stirring.
  • Once the wax and oil are melted, pour Vitamin E oil and also add essential oils to the mix.
  • Empty the contents into a mason jar and let it cool completely before starting to use. The cream can also be stacked in the fridge for faster cooling.
  • This cream can be used to hydrate your arms, legs, nails and cuticles too. While using it rub some amount on elbow and knee also to soften them.
  • Always remember to use a mason jar with dark outer cover so that the cream does not come in contact with sunlight which will adversely impact its effectiveness. The jar should be airtight too.
  • Any kind of oil which is best suited to your skin type can be used in this process
  • The cream will be oily since there is no water added to it so a tiny dab would be enough for a very long period of time.
  • This cream can be easily used for about 6 months.

Homemade Hand cream – Process 2

Things needed

  • Beeswax – 1 ½ tablespoon
  • Shea Butter – 1 tablespoon
  • Vitamin E oil – 1 teaspoon
  • Aloe Vera gel – 1 gel
  • Essential oil – few drops
  • Double boiler or a glass bowl and pan
  • Mason jars for storage


  • Always thoroughly clean and sterilize your equipment before making any skin care product at home.
  • Add beeswax and Shea Butter to the double boiler and start mixing them by stirring occasionally. If double boiler is not available use a glass bowl and pan as explained in the above procedure.
  • Once the ingredients have melted and combined uniformly transfer them into a mason jar to cool completely.
  • The cooled mixture has to be blended in an immersion blender. Aloe Vera gel and Vitamin E should be added slowly to the combination. Keep on blending until all the ingredients are combined together. Add essential oil at last and switch off the blended when everything comes together with no formation of bubbles.
  • Pour the cream into a mason jar and store in fridge for several weeks before using.
  • This homemade hand cream can also be used on arms, legs, nails, cuticles, elbows and knees to combat the extreme weather.
  • Aloe Vera will hydrate the skin without making it oily also this cream will absorb like dream. Store well in an airtight container to prolong its shelf life.
  • Essential oil of your choice can be added to the cream but if you are confused we recommend you the classic combination of 10 drops Geranium and 5 drops lime for a superb aroma also a combination of grapefruit, lemon and lavender can be used to rejuvenate your senses and create an aura of positivity.

These are not just hand creams but a complete beauty treatment for entire body to get some relief from the dryness and inflammation. These two methods to make a hand cream are super easy and quite economic. You can change the ingredients as per your skin type and requirements.  Jojoba oil, olive oil, cocoa butter and other such hydrating substituent’s can be added to make the cream well suited to any skin type. Use these homemade hand creams to treat eczema, psoriasis and other such skin problems. The ingredients used are known to you hence an idea of its shelf life can also be estimated. Since these creams are highly effective and cost nothing it’s high time to ditch those pricey hand creams and move on toward the nature’s way of treatment by using the one’s made at home.

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