How to Make Natural DIY Moisturizing Hand Cream

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How to make natural DIY moisturizing hand cream that will keep your hands soft and healthy all year long.


  • 1/2 cup shea butter (shea butter has natural moisturizing properties)
  • 2 tablespoons yellow beeswax pellets (beeswax make this hand cream a bit more stable and helps lock in the moisture)
  • 4 tablespoons sweet almond oil (you can also use other carrier oils such as jojoba oil or avocado oil)
  • 1 teaspoon raw organic honey
  • 40 drops of essential oils – 20 for lavender and 20 for lemon (you can substitute any other of your favorite essential oils)
  • 3 (2-ounce) glass jars (I used Weck jars)

Note: Vitamin E Oil is optional. I don’t use Vitamin E oil in my recipe, however, it does act as a natural preservative and could make the hand cream last just a bit longer.


If you’re making this for the first time, just follow these simple directions. And the best part, you can make small batches and you’ll have it around for whenever you need it!

  1. Using a double boiler or a heat-proof glass bowl over a pan filled with about an inch of boiling water (once the water boils turn it to low heat) as a water bath, 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 sit at room termperature and 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.