How to Make Hand Cream at Home

Our hands acts as the bridges to the world. We shake hands when we meet someone for the first time, we do all our works with our hands. Our hands are no less important than our face. Still they are the most neglected parts of our body. On daily basis our hands are exposed to germs, dirt, harsh substances, sunlight and more!! All these results in dry, cracked and wrinkled hands. Taking good care of our hands is therefore very important. And homemade hand creams are the best way to pamper our hands. They provide deep moisturization and nourishment that we don’t usually get from chemical laden hand creams available in the market. These creams can be made with some simple ingredients. Let’s take a look at How to Make Hand Cream at Home.

How to Make Hand Cream at Home

Shea Butter Hand Cream

Things you need :

  • Shea Butter – 1/2 cup
  • Jojoba oil/Almond oil – 2 tbsp
  • Rosemary oil – 10 drops
  • Lavender oil – 20 drops
  • Carrot seed oil – 7 drops
  • Tea Tree oil – 5 drops

How to Make Hand Cream

How to make :

On low heat, melt the shea butter. To it, add jojoba oil, mix well and put it in the freezer for 15 minutes. This will solidify the mixture. The consistency should be like a cream, so be careful not to over-freeze it. Take out the cream add the essential oils to it. Mix well, so that it looks like a thick whipped cream. Store it in a jar. Use it regularly for soft and beautiful hands.

Olive Oil Hand Lotion

Things you need :

  • Olive oil – 1/2 cup
  • Beeswax – 1/4th cup
  • Coconut oil – 1/4th cup
  • Vitamin E oil – 1 tsp
  • Lavender oil – 1 tsp

homemade hand cream

How to make :

Put coconut oil and beeswax in a bowl and melt in low heat. Once it gets melted, remove it from the heat and add the rest of the ingredients. Mix well. Transform this lotion in a jar and use as often as required to keep your hands soft, supple and moisturized.


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Lemon Honey Hand Cream

Things you need :

  • Beeswax – 3 tbsp
  • Petroleum Jelly – 1 tbsp
  • Light sesame oil – 1/2 cup
  • Coconut oil – 1 tbsp
  • Honey – 1 tsp
  • Lemon essential oil – 15 drops

Easy ways to Make Hand Cream at Home

How to make :

Using a double boiler, melt all the ingredients, except the essential oils, on low heat. Mix all the ingredients together. Once the mixture becomes smooth, remove from the heat and let it cool down a bit. Add the essential oils. Again mix well. Put it in the fridge and let it harden. Make sure, the consistency should be creamy. So don’t over-freeze it.

Cocoa Butter Hand Cream

Things You Need :

  • Beeswax – 4 tbsp
  • Cocoa butter – 4 tbsp
  • Almond oil – 4 tbsp

Hand Cream for soft hands

How to make :

Melt beeswax and cocoa butter on low heat. Once melted, add almond oil to the mixture. Whip it well. Transfer in a jar and let it harden by placing the jar in the fridge for some time. Use as and when required to make your hands beautiful, soft and healthy.

As you can already see, these hand creams are very easy to make and require some simple ingredients. Now you can make your own hand cream and beautify your hands easily. Do try them out and let me know how it worked for you 🙂

About Rashmita Rakshit

Rashmita is born & brought up in Kolkata, She is a pure Bengali by heart. Makeup and Food are her biggest weaknesses. She has a good amount of cookbook in her collection.Traveling is her another love. She dreams to travel the entire world some time. She believes in 'tell the world what you intend to do, but first show it'.


  1. Even on hating petroleum jelly I find it is best to heal the aging signs on hands and feet. I will give one of these tips a try. 🙂

  2. Very easy to do DIYS. ..thanks for sharing 🙂

  3. That’s an intersting one…my hands are always dry..will try one of this..thnx Rashmita

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