To make a classic hand cream yourself is comparatively complex. Instead, the hands can be cared for much more easily – for example with the following recipes for hand cream, which require only a few ingredients and are prepared in a flash.
From a formal point of view, some recipes are ointments because they do not require a water phase or an emulsifier. But even without a water phase, the following recipes create a wonderfully creamy balm, which is well absorbed and retains the moisture of the skin.
Lightning recipe for a hand cream made from two ingredients
For the simplest hand cream you can think of, you only need two ingredients and a few minutes.
You get a small supply with these ingredients:
- 160 g coconut oil
- 140 g shea butter – alternatively cocoa butter
You need less than for this recipe 10 mins.
How to make a hand cream from coconut oil and shea butter:
- Melt the shea butter in a water bath
Put shea butter in a bowl. Heat some water in a saucepan, place the bowl in it and let the shea butter melt in a water bath over medium heat.
- Add coconut oil to the liquefied shea butter
Remove the bowl of the liquid shea butter from the water bath, add the coconut oil and mix the two ingredients thoroughly. If necessary, make a consistency test by placing a small amount on a plate to cool. Depending on whether the cream is too solid or too liquid, add a little shea butter or coconut oil.
- Fill hand cream
The finished hand cream in a clean one Cream jar or fill a screw-top jar and let it cool down.
Tip: You can make your own skin-care body butter just as easily.
Moisturizing hand cream with aloe vera
You also only need two ingredients for a nourishing skin cream made from oil and aloe vera gel. For a small supply, a skin-caring vegetable oil, for example olive oil or coconut oil, and aloe vera gel are mixed in equal parts with the help of a powerful mixer at the highest level to form an emulsion.
Since there is no emulsifier, the ingredients may separate somewhat over time. But that’s not a problem, because they can be easily connected again by shaking or stirring vigorously.
If you have your own aloe vera plant and can harvest fresh aloe vera gel and make it durable, this can also be used to make the hand cream.
Tip: This lightning hand cream is even easier if you simply put a small amount of vegetable oil and the same amount of aloe vera gel in the palms of your hands and rub it on your hands like a cream.
Homemade hand cream for dry skin
For an extra moisturizing hand cream that is also suitable as body butter, only a few additional ingredients are required. In addition to various vegetable oils, it contains some beeswax, which ensures a pleasant consistency.
Tip: Caring for dry hands properly often requires more than just applying them regularly. A nourishing hand bath, the use of mild soaps and regular drinking are also beneficial for stressed hands.
Simple shake lotion for delicate hands
With a shake lotion, oil and water are mixed with each other by brief shaking before each use. The basic recipe for a skin-care shake lotion needs only two ingredients, which can be supplemented with essential oils or vitamin E (tocopherol) for a longer shelf life.
Firm hand cream on the go
Small lotion bars are particularly practical for on the go. In a separate article you will learn how easy it is to make firm hand cream yourself.
In principle, all of the hand creams presented can also be used for other parts of the body, provided the ingredients contained are tailored to your skin type. Or you can simply change them and choose an oil for sensitive skin for facial care. In our small lexicon of oils you can find out which vegetable oil is best suited for which skin type.
In our book we have collected numerous simple recipes for natural skin care:
What do you swear by when you take care of your hands? We look forward to your recommendations in a comment!
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