This homemade hand cream (or body cream, whichever you prefer) is so much better than any other hand cream you can buy. It is so easy and so inexpensive to make too. I go to Dollar General and buy everything I need to make it. Recipe follows:
Mix with electric mixer till smooth and store in jars with lids.
Note: If you think the smell of the baby lotion is too strong, you might be able to find unscented lotion.
Source: My source is from a friend.
By Elaine from Belle Plaine, IA
Do not store in a metal container. Be sure to reuse the containers or use glass/plastic. (01/31/2008)
Use unscented lotion and add the essential oil of your choice. (02/01/2008)
Some people object to mineral oil (even though it seems to be in every commercial skin cream), because it dissolves important vitamins and hormones, and then your body excretes them.
Instead of baby oil, which is just scented mineral oil, you can use any cooking oil: soybean, canola, corn, olive, etc. I've made hand cream with cooking oil and it turned out fine. I liked the fact that it was inexpensive, unscented and had no polysyllabic chemicals in it. (02/01/2008)
If you heat the Vaseline a little in the microwave, it mixes so much easier and doesn't have lumps of Vaseline in the lotion. (03/10/2009)
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