With dry winter weather, comes dry winter 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 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.
Supplies Needed For DIY Hand Cream:
- Mixing Bowl
- Measuring Spoons
- Coconut Oil
- Shea Butter
- Vitamin E Oil
- Young Living Elemi essential oil
- Patchouli essential oil
- Young Living Lavender essential oil
How To Make Hand Cream For Winter Weather:
Grab your ingredients and supplies and head to the kitchen counter.
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 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.
You will love how healing and softening 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. I think you will really enjoy it. I know I do!