I do whatever I can to avoid washing dishes and putting my hands in contact with potentially harmful chemicals when cleaning stuff, but some things are simply inevitable.
Add to this the adverse effects caused by cold weather and the wind, and you will surely understand my concerns now that autumn is at full strength and winter is just around the corner.
I can’t keep my hands in gloves all the time, so I am hooked on hand creams, in an attempt of keeping my skin as soft as possible. It’s not like I am deeply disappointed with the products I currently use, but I find some prices a bit excessive for hand creams that are not exactly outstanding.
I used to think that even though some of them are average, they are probably still better than anything I would be capable of creating myself, and luckily I was terribly wrong.
Homemade hand cream can be every bit as good as its commercial counterparts, and you don’t have to look up on the Internet all the chemicals that these products include.
I’ve been looking for a handmade hand cream recipe that is neither overly greasy nor too heavy, and I’m so delighted that I found one and made some to pass around with the whole family to love.
The actual recipe requires Baby lotion, Vaseline and plenty of creams rich in vitamin E but I used Coconut Oil as a substitute to Vaseline (less greasy) and is pretty much all you need to make your hand cream. The outcome was matchless as the cream looks concentrated yet it doesn’t feel too heavy, making your feet and hands hydrated hence less greasy.
- 8 oz. Coconut Oil (or Vaseline)
- 8 oz. Vitamin E cream lotion (I bought mine in Dollar Store)
- 16 oz. Baby Lotion
Mix together with handheld mixer until it resembles icing. I store mine in a mason jar or you can use a small container with lid.
Store the mixture in an airtight container and use it anytime.
The ingredients can be acquired from any store, and combined in the right dosage; they will last for months even if you use the cream extensively. I’m confident that the homemade hand cream I’ve prepared will keep me afloat this winter, but I’ll probably stick to it even long after the cold season ends.