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Make the Best Hand Cream Ever with Natural Ingredients

Updated on April 23, 2012

Every skin care range out there is competing for our attention and in an effort to get us to spend our hard-earned cash, they’ll tell us that their products are the best. The best hand cream is one that will offer moisturization and nourish your skin using natural and safe ingredients, and truth be told, can quite easily be made at home. There’s no reason to pay an exorbitant amount for a tube of hand cream when you can use the same ingredients and get the same benefits for a fraction of the cost.

Hand Cream Recipe

This cocoa butter recipe is one of the best hand cream recipes I’ve tried, and it’s super easy to make as well. The ingredients are basic, affordable, and the cream can be whipped up in the same time it would take you to get dressed and make a trip to the shop.


4 Tablespoons Refined Beeswax

4 Tablespoons Cocoa Butter

4 Tablespoons Pure Almond Oil

1 Vitamin E Capsule


Step 1: Mix cocoa butter and beeswax together and melt it. You could do this on a low heat on the stove or in the microwave.

Step 2: Mix the almond oil into the cocoa butter and beeswax mixture.

Step 3: Beat the ingredients together until it comes thick and creamy.

Step4: Puncture the vitamin E capsule and mix the contents into the cream.

Step 5: Pour the cream into pots or jars and allow it to cool down.

Tips and Tricks

This hand cream recipe is amazing, simply because it’s so easy. It doesn’t even use water, so it’s really just a case of ‘melt and mix’. Another reason why I love this recipe is because many of the ingredients can be substituted for whatever you already have in the home. You could substitute olive oil or even jojoba oil for the almond oil used in this recipe. Olive oil, for example, will give you a much richer cream. You could also change the consistency of the cream by adding more oil or more beeswax. Beeswax makes the cream thicker, and oil will thin it down.

You could also add a few drops of essential oil to this cream to give it a wonderful scent, without the use of potentially harmful chemicals, and additional healing properties. Rose oil is a great example, and it not only smells devine but also has antibacterial and antiseptic qualities.

This is the best hand cream you’ll ever make at home, and it’s easy enough for a novice to do. This recipe gives the skin everything it needs in an affordable and natural way. There’s no reason to not try this yourself. Homemade hand cream makes a great gift as well, so make a big batch, and introduce a friend to the wonders of all-natural, homemade skin care products.


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      Atell Rohlandt 5 years ago from South Africa

      Pleasure's all mine Wwolfs. :-) Let me know what you think once you've tried the recipe. I'd love to hear what you think of the cream.

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      wwolfs 5 years ago

      Cocoa butter does have a nice scent. I'm looking forward to trying this with olive oil. It does sound easy to make. Thank you.

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      Atell Rohlandt 5 years ago from South Africa

      Thank you Wwolfs! I'm glad you liked the Hub. Cocoa butter really adds a little luxury to a homemade cream and also scents it slightly. It's one of my favorites.

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      wwolfs 5 years ago

      Sounds like a really great hand cream. Haven't used any with cocoa. I am going to have to give this one a try. Thank you for sharing.