DIY Hand Cream using Essential Oils

small week jars with homemade diy hand cream

5 from 1 reviews

With all the hand washing and hand sanitizing, my hands needed deep relief and this is the hand cream that works!


  • 1/2 cup shea butter
  • 2 tablespoons yellow beeswax pellets
  • 4 tablespoons sweet almond oil
  • 1 teaspoon raw organic honey
  • 20 drops each lavender and lemon essential oil
  • 3 (2-ounce) glass jars (I used Weck jars)


  1. Using a double boiler or a heat-proof glass bowl over a pan filled with about an inch of boiling water, melt the shea butter, beeswax pellets, and almond oil.
  2. Once all solids have become liquid, remove from heat and allow to cool for about 2 minutes.
  3. Add the essential oils (and honey if using), and stir to combine
  4. Pour into jars and allow to become solid. It takes only a few minutes or you can put it into the refrigerator.


Will keep for up to 2 weeks stored in the refrigerator.