With dry winter weather, comes dry skin. If you are having trouble with chapped skin right now, you’re not alone! My skin, especially my hands, have been so dry and rough lately. Lots of things effect our skin in the winter. The dry air outside, the dry air in our homes from the heat running, lack of moisture from not drinking enough water, etc. However, I have a really easy DIY hand cream recipe to help combat the dryness of your hands this winter! This Homemade Hand Cream for dry hands works wonders! The 3 essential oils in the hand cream are very moisturizing and are great for skin. They help heal skin and the cream will leave your hands very soft and hydrated.
Hydrating Hand Cream Recipe With Shea Butter
Making your own homemade beauty products is one of the most fun of the going green tips! You know exactly what is in your product this way and you can stay away from nasty chemicals that may be unhealthy for you and the environment. This hand cream recipe features all natural ingredients.
Supplies Needed For DIY Hand Cream:
- Mixing Bowl
- Measuring Spoons
- Coconut Oil, room temperature
- Shea Butter
- Vitamin E Oil
- Young Living Elemi essential oil
- Patchouli essential oil
- Young Living Lavender essential oil
- small jar for strorage
The coconut oil, shea butter and vitamin E oil are all nourishing emollients with healing properties. A room temperature, they have a thick consistency which is great for creating the base of your hand cream. If you don’t have Vitamin E oil, you can substitute jojoba oil which is also said to have many health benefits.
How To Make Hand Cream For Winter Weather:
Grab your ingredients and supplies and head to the kitchen counter. I like to make this in small batches but you can double the recipe if you want a bit more.
Start with your coconut oil, shea butter and vitamin E oil. Measure 2 TBSP of your coconut oil and 2 TBSP of your shea butter and add them to your bowl. Next, add 1 tsp of vitamin E oil. Now, you can either whip this with a fork or you can grab a hand mixer and mix the oils that way. Either way, you want the oils to be light and fluffy. This will take a few minutes to achieve is best done with a hand mixer if you have one.
Once that is mixed well, you will add your essential oils in. Add 3-4 drops of each essential oil and fold into your whipped mixture.
Once everything is mixed together, transfer your homemade hand cream to a small glass jar with a lid.
How To Use Homemade Hand Cream:
To use, scoop out a small amount of hand cream. Place on your palms and rub into hands well. Make sure to get between your fingers and rub into your cuticles. For best results, use before going to bed so that the oils have a good amount of time to soak into hands.
This rich cream is good for all skin types but if you have sensitive skin, you might want to test a little bit on a small patch of skin first to make sure your skin doesn’t have any reaction to the essential oils.
You will love how healing and softening this hand cream for dry hands is on your skin. Keeping your hand well moisturized will help reduce the appearance of fine lines on the backs of your hands. It will also help create a protective barrier and prevent your hands from getting nicked so easily when touching rough surfaces.
Have you made your own diy beauty products before? Give this homemade hand cream recipe a try this winter for smooth hands. I think you will really enjoy it. I know I do!