If you are searching for a recipe for homemade hand cream your search ends here. Our hands go through a lot throughout the day. They are exposed to various mediums and thus they lose moisture and start chapping.
Nothing can do better than an enriching and moisturizing homemade hand cream to keep them healthy and beautiful.
What it takes to make the best homemade hand cream at home
While making the homemade hand lotion you need to keep a few things in mind.
Do not make it too greasy.
Keep it moist enough. Extremely dry hand lotion won’t be absorbed by the skin properly wherein our motive is to make a hand cream at home that seeps into the skin and provides deep nourishment.
Beeswax is the wax taken from the honeycomb and is used in many lotion, creams and even in soap making. As water and oil cannot be combined together an emulsifier is used and beeswax solves the purpose.
The basic formula for making homemade cream or lotion is supposed to be
Emulsion + Main ingredient + Fragrance
This recipe for homemade hand cream is very simple and was shared by a beauty expert in a television show, it is without using beeswax, good for those who do not want to use beeswax in their lotions and creams. If you are ok with using beeswax in your hand cream try our Aloe Vera gel hand lotion recipe
Homemade Oatmeal Hand Lotion without Beeswax
Supplies you will need for making this easy homemade hand cream
Powdered Oatmeal 1 tsp
1 tsp of Sweet Almond Oil
1/2 cup Coco butter
1/2 cup Shea butter
Grape Seed Essential Oil 3-4 drops
Juice of half a lemon
in a double boiler, melt Shea Butter and Coco Butter, once melted take it off the heat. Combine the lemon juice and Almond oil with hand held whisk, keep whisking in a continuous fashion and stop when both the ingredients have mixed well and when you have attained a lump-less smooth paste.
Now blend the above mixture with powdered Oatmeal using a hand held electric blender or manual blender which ever is available at your convenience and comfort, I personally prefer blending the lotion manually using a spatula.
Gradually add Grape Seed Essential oil or any other essential oil of your choice drop by drop.
Your all natural homemade hand cream is ready to be used.
Wash your hands clean and dry, apply it on your hands
Oatmeal is known for its several benefits for skin. You will get all the richness of the ingredients used in making this homemade hand lotion. Anr essential tip would be to grinding your oatmeal as fine as possible, if the oatmeal is grainy the lotion will end up having a scrub like texture.
The reason that I shared this recipe of hand cream without beeswax is that, the vegans may not be comfortable using beeswax in their product as it is an animal derived product. In homemade lip balm recipes, beeswax is replaced with petroleum jelly but I am not sure if that trick works with hand lotion too.
You can substitute the Grape Seed essential oil with any of your favorite essential oil, the reason I added Grape Seed oil in this recipe is its anti ageing and moisturizing property. This lotion turns out little dry and using Grapeseed oil will make it a little more moisturizing.