Homemade Hand Cream Recipes

October 21, 2009

Jar of hand cream with flowers and woman's hands applying cream in the background.It makes your skin really smooth.



Mix and put in a jar. If you want, you can add food color to it and put in a fragrance oil.


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December 9, 2004

You can make your own special hand cream by just getting unscented lotion and adding a few drops of your own essential oils, such as lavender, etc. to the lotion. Unscented lotions sometimes are cheaper than scented. By Robin

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January 23, 2005

I would like a recipe for homemade moisturizers. Thank you.


January 26, 20050 found this helpful

This is a great site for homemade recipes! Hope it helps!

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By Chris (Guest Post)
January 29, 20050 found this helpful

If you are talking about hand lotion, I have just the thing. When I was in OK, at a family reunion, one of the women there was handing out hand lotion that she made. She gave me the recipe and I have been making it ever since. Go to the Dollar Store and buy 1 large bottle of hand lotion ( I buy baby lotion for the smell), 1 bottle of Vitamin E lotion and one small container of Vaseline.


You mix all three together til mixed well and place in containers. It isn't greasy because you aren't using alot of vaseline but works great. My mom askes for this every Xmas and gets a years supply. For three dollars you have lotion to last a long time. I hope this helps.

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February 15, 20050 found this helpful

try this site

Goat Milk Lotion.

1/8 tsp. borax
1/4 cup cold goat's milk
1/2 cup coconut oil.
1 Tbsp. beeswax
1/2 cup Aloe Vera gel
**1 tsp. Vitamin E oil.

Bring borax and milk to scalding. Remove from heat. Melt coconut oil and beeswax together and slowly add to the borax/milk mix using a whisk. Add Vitamin E oil and cool to room temperature. Add aloe vera to the cooled lotion and whisk well one final time.


Basic Body Balm

30% beeswax (white or natural)
20% butter of your choice
50% liquid oil/oils of your choice
a few drops of Vitamin E oil
essential oils or fragrance oils of your choice
Melt ingredients together. Cool slightly before scenting to your preference.
Pour into deodorant containers or 2 oz jars


3 oz. cocoa butter
2 oz. mango butter
2 oz. shea butter
2 drops of ROE (rosemary oil extract to prevent rancidity of butters and oil)
1 oz. coconut oil
1/2 tsp. or more (depending on your preference) of fragrance oil or essential oil. DO NOT use any citrus essential oil, as they are phototoxic when worn in the sun!!!! Phototoxicity causes skin damage!
Directions: Melt the mango and shea butters, stir in the ROE, coconut oil, and FO/EO, then pour immediately into a SANITIZED container. Do not lid the container until the body butter is completely cool and hardened...otherwise, condensation will form.


Shea butter is an excellent ingredient in this recipe, as it has proven skin-healing properties.

Sore dry skin
&frac; cup of apricot or almond oil
1/3 cup of coconut oil or cocoa butter
1 teaspoon lanolin
&frac; oz of grated beeswax
Melt these ingredients over low heat. Cool to room temperature. While these ingredients
cool, mix together:
2/3 cup of rosewater
1/3 cup of aloe vera gel
1-2 drops of rose oil
The contents of 1 vitamin E capsule
Add these ingredients to the first mixture. Whip together until their consistency
resembles buttercream frosting. Store in a covered jar.

Peppermint Lotion

Relieves itching.
1/2 cup water
1/2 cup rubbing alcohol
3-4 drops peppermint oil
Oil of eucalyputs or cade can be used in place of peppermint, if you prefer. Pour the water and alcohol into a bottle, then add the oil. Cap and shake well. Apply to your skin with a clean cloth.


hope this helps

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By Damien (Guest Post)
August 1, 20050 found this helpful

Hi Chris,

Your recipe for a hand lotion sounds quite easy to make. Could you possibly list the quantity of each ingredient?


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By kristin (Guest Post)
January 5, 20060 found this helpful

uhm.were can i buy a CHEAP ingredients? thank you

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By Natalie (Guest Post)
November 24, 20060 found this helpful

i need some help finding a quick and easy moisturizer...

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By Mindy (Guest Post)
February 24, 20070 found this helpful

Looking for a recipe for homemade moisturizers that may help the dry cracked skin caused by psoriasis..
any suggestions? Please e-mail me at houseoftin AT Thank You!!!

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By (Guest Post)
December 30, 20070 found this helpful

I know this isn't homemade, but go to the body shop and buy either there passion fruit body butter or blueberry. It is amazing and I never had a better product.

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By Mark (Guest Post)
March 16, 20080 found this helpful

Hi, I am looking for natural homemade moisturizers & butters & cream recipes. I've been looking up on google for recipes. Is that the place I should be?


Between google, and yahoo I don't know which is best. What do you think is best for looking up recipes? I've been told dogpile is a good site to go on too. But I tried it once lready, it was okay.
P.S. If you know or have some good websites, let me know

Thank you so very much

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August 29, 2011

I have a recipe for hand lotion made from products found at Dollar General, but don't know the quantity of the products to use. Does anyone know the recipe?

By Marie


August 30, 20110 found this helpful

I have made this lotion and it is nasty. It's beyond greasy, it's heavy feeling on the skin. A complete waste of time and money. I threw the whole batch in the trash. As vague as this recipe is I don't think I would make it again w/o more exact amounts

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August 30, 20110 found this helpful

The recipe I've used for years is very satisfactory, and is not greasy at all. It has a very clean and pleasant fragrance in spite of the fact that the only real fragrance it contains is that of Johnson & Johnson's baby lotion.

I use 4 ounces of Vaseline, 8 oz of J&J's pink baby lotion and a 4 oz jar of Vitamin E cream that I buy at Walmart. I also have used the Walmart's brand (Equate) of baby lotion that is probably bottled by the same company making it for J&J. I don't know that, but I can tell no difference in it at all. It is a lot more economical as well.

I place all 3 ingredients in a large enough plastic bowl, so that I have plenty of room for mixing with my hand mixer. I mix it very well until it's entirely emulsified, light and fluffy, then using a flat blade spatula, scoop the cream into perfectly clean cosmetic jars with lids. Since I share my hand cream with family and friends who also enjoy it as much as I do. I seldom have any left over, but if and when I do, it's always kept in the refrigerator.

I only use 4 ounce jars (or smaller) and use it on feet and ankles, hands, arms and elbows. Knees benefit from a good cream rubbed into them after baths too. Moisture or cleansing creams should always be placed on warm, wet skin ...never dry skin. You want the pores to be open when you add a softening cream so that it goes into the skin. Then if you like, you can gently wipe off any excess although I just keep rubbing it in. This way the cream actually gets into the pores and is able to do the softening that you're wanting to accomplish.

If you want to make a larger batch at the time, just stick to the formula, and double or triple the amounts. I wash and reuse all the jars from the Vitamin E cream (which incidentally is very reasonably priced at Walmart) as well as any other small cosmetic jars that family and friends save for me. In a pinch, one could use the small baby food jars which have the nice lids. They're just about the right size. However, anytime you place creams
or lotions in an opaque container, they maintain freshness a lot longer and are more apt to turn rancid due to light penetration of a clear container.

We all love the fragrance of sweet-clean babies, and the baby lotion lends the cream that same soft and gentle fragrance.


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September 6, 20110 found this helpful

I use the same formula; only put the vaseline in the microwave for a bit to partially melt it. It blends with the baby lotion and vitamin e cream better that way. I love this stuff and so do all my friends and family

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October 9, 20110 found this helpful

@ninny123 I use 1-4oz. tube of creamy vaseline, 1 oz. bottle of any baby lotion & 1-4oz. jar of vitamin E cream. Not at all greasy. The scent will be determined by the scent of the baby lotion. The scent only lingers a very short time.I don't need a mixer. I use a large bowl & a large spoon. I purchase all ingredients at either Dollar General or Dollar Tree for $1 each.

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November 13, 20110 found this helpful

This is the original recipe I copied years ago. I have made it many many times, however I only make a half batch because it makes so much. I don't find the exact brands called for, but adapt accordingly. The last time I even poured a Tbsp of Vit E oil in that I happened to have. I mix with my mixer till it is very creamy. I then store it in the Vaseline and Vit. E jars - which by now I have quite a supply of. Before that I bought some small plastic storage containers.
My doctor approves of this very much because it has no alcohol in it to dry the skin, so it does nothing but moisturize my very dry skin.

Note: In the recipe they comment about 10 minutes of stickiness, but I really never had that problem. Admittedly, it is oilier than most lotions, but it can be rubbed in.

Miracle Hand & Body Lotion

1 Bottle of Baby Lotion, Sleepy Time, Chamomile and Lavender, $ Store Brand (16 ounces)
1 Jar of Delon Vitamin E Creme (16 ounces)
1 Jar of Petroleum Jelly, $ Store Brand (16 ounces)

Mix all together with an electric mixer and put in jars or in those plastic food storage containers. I can live with 10 minutes of stickiness after a shower for the feeling it gives me all day long.

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December 24, 2011

What kind of Crisco do you mean?

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December 25, 20110 found this helpful

I would not use crisco on your skin it is fatty and can absorb into your blood stream.Try olive oil!

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October 11, 2007

A very inexpensive hand cream can be made with this recipe. I never buy any other kind anymore since I have made this. All items can be bought at the $1 store.

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October 21, 2009

I would like to find a recipe for hand cream.

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September 17, 2009

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.

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