I can’t wait for you to try this homemade hand cream without beeswax. I don’t know about you but my hands stay so dry during the colder seasons. This is the best DIY hand cream for dry hands!
With dropping temperatures our skin dries up quicker than in summer. Personally, my skin tends to dryness by winter, therefore a good nourishing hand cream is a must for me.
This easy hand cream recipe is formulated with natural, non-toxic ingredients and infused with essential oils to naturally nourish dry winter skin. The non-greasy DIY hand lotion is super nourishing and super versatile.
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With only 5 ingredients, the homemade hand cream without beeswax absorbs quickly and locks moisture in the skin, making your hands feel silky smooth and healthy.
This natural hand cream recipe is fantastic, it’s one of the first homemade hand moisturizers I ever made. Aside from being considerably cheaper than commercial store-bought creams, you’ll find it much gentler on your skin and often far more effective.
This time of year is also the perfect occasion to make your own hand cream! I have also a simple and easy Non-greasy Body Butter Recipe that only takes 5 minutes to make! I have also a simple recipe for DIY Peppermint Sugar Scrub Recipe.
This easy homemade hand cream without beeswax is lightweight, absorbent, and not greasy. You can apply the DIY hand cream often throughout the day. I always carry a small container in my purse and use it a little whenever my hands feel dry.
This recipe makes a very thick, balm-like hand cream. It will melt on the skin and will absorb after a few minutes.
If you want a softer cream more like a traditional store-bought cream, you will need to add emulsifiers and preservatives. Our favorite body cream recipe can be found here.
This homemade hand cream without beeswax not only nourishes your skin during the winter months but is also non-greasy. You can add this handmade hand cream to your Christmas gift basket.
Why You Should Make Your Own Homemade Hand Cream
I am obsessed with making my own skincare products. But mainly I’m obsessed with making my own skincare products that work just as well, if not better, than any expensive store-bought cream on the market.
Commercial cosmetics (all those luxury and store-bought fancy skincare products) are usually laden with chemicals and preservatives which are harmful.
Second, my skin is healthier. Since I started making my own skincare products I have noticed a huge difference in my complexion. My face is not dry at all and I went from combination skin (dry cheeks, oily forehead) to completely normal and even skin.
So, if you’ve been wanting to make your own homemade hand cream without beeswax for some time keep reading.
Another reason was to omit all those plastics and packaging.
The third reason was to cut some costs.
Now, let’s go back to the homemade hand cream.
If you’re trying to avoid animal products like beeswax, then, this homemade hand cream recipe is for you. Today, I’ll show you how to make hand cream at home without beeswax.
What Would You Use Instead of Beeswax
To make homemade hand cream without beeswax, use the same amount of candelilla wax instead. This plant-based wax is a vegan alternative to beeswax and is perfect to make DIY vegan lotion.
Soy wax is also an alternative for environmentally conscious or vegan consumers. While most cosmetic products use at least some animal waxes (such as beeswax), soy wax offers a non-animal-based solution to help with the cosmetic creation process.
You can use also Carnauba wax.
You’ll love this homemade hand cream without beeswax, because:
- it’s non-greasy
- smells great
- has flexible ingredients
- it’s easy to make
- it’ll keep your hand moisturized all winter
- it improves skin health
How to Make Homemade Had Cream Without Beeswax
The whole process of making hand cream is fairly simple and straightforward. I am going to share a couple of variations, including several essential oil blends to choose from.
For the base, I am using shea butter; of course, candelilla wax, we will need a carrier oil, which I use argan oil + jojoba oil, and lastly, essential oils. Your skin type will determine which carrier oil and essential oils you will want to use.
To make the lotion, you will need a glass bowl, saucepan, and glass airtight container for storage.
What you will love about this homemade hand cream is that the recipe is easily customizable. This DIY hand cream for dry hands uses ingredients that are already shelf-stable.
As such, you can store yours for about six months. You won’t believe how easy this is to make! You will find this easy hand cream recipe below!
If you are just starting your own journey towards a healthier lifestyle and want to ditch the chemicals, making your own hand cream is a great first step.
By choosing the right ingredients and carrier oils, you can create a hand cream at home that absorbs quickly and moisturizes your hands without a greasy feeling.
What You Need to Make This Homemade Hand Cream
The recipe is easy to prepare and only made with natural ingredients, free of synthetic fragrances and preservatives. To ensure this DIY hand lotion is non-greasy, I only chose materials that are absorbed quickly into the skin.
We all know how good these kinds of butter are at moisturizing and trapping moisture into the skin. They are often the go-to for most skincare formulations, and why wouldn’t they be as they are suitable for all skin types. They can relieve dry itchy irritated skin, and reduce red blotchy marks while nourishing and restoring your skin.
Because it is rich in vitamins A and E, Argan oil is a natural moisturizer. Because its rich in vitamin E, Oleic acid, and Linoleic acid, Argan oil is an excellent moisturizer that deeply moisturizes and hydrates dry skin. Unlike lotions, Argan heals dry skin from the inside out for a healthy smooth texture and appearance.
Jojoba oil, a liquid wax very similar to human sebum, creates a lipid film on the skin and locks moisture, making your hands soft and supple. Hypoallergenic jojoba oil fights the signs of skin aging and has excellent anti-inflammatory and healing properties.
Candelilla wax is non-comedogenic so it won’t clog pores, and is safe to use on oily skin types. It also contains a rich amount of Vitamin A – which promotes cell regeneration and is touted as being beneficial to sunspots and aging skin.
Candelilla Wax is reputed to help reduce the appearance of stretch marks as well as the signs of aging, such as wrinkles and age spots. Furthermore, it is said to hydrate parched and scaly skin for enhanced smoothness.
Essential Oils (optional)
How to Choose Essential Oils for Your Homemade Hand Cream
Essential oils can further boost the skincare effects of this easy homemade hand cream recipe. I use essential oils in nearly all of my natural DIY skincare recipes.
Need to be energized and refreshed? Try lavender, lemon, and grapefruit.
Troubled skin like psoriasis or eczema? Try helichrysum, frankincense, lavender, sandalwood, chamomile, rose, or jasmine.
Lemon and Sandalwood are great for all skin types.
Frankincense is great for anti-aging, skin imperfections, and wrinkles.
For essential oils, use whatever you like with the suggestions above being good for different issues. I used lemon and lavender, which were really heavenly smelling.
Tutorial How to Make Homemade Hand Cream for Winter
Are you ready to whip up a batch of chemical-free hand cream for dry hands? Here are my best tips to make on how to make natural homemade hand cream from scratch:
Prepare the oil phase
To avoid destroying any nutrients, melt the hard ingredients in a low heat water bath. To set up a water bath, fill a pot one-third with water and bring it to a rolling boil. Reduce the heat to a gentle simmer and place a heat-proof bowl on top of the pot.
Chill the mixture
Once all solids have become liquid, remove from heat and allow to cool for about 2 minutes.
Whipped DIY hand moisturizer
Whipping is necessary to combine the oils, and I like to use a handheld immersion blender with a balloon whisk for this task. Slowly pour the argan oil and jojoba oil into the warm oils while mixing at the lowest speed.
Chill the mixture again
Let the mixture cool for 10-15 minutes. You can put the hand cream in the fridge, just so the oils can start to solidify.
After 10 minutes, add the essential oils and continue to whip the mixture at the highest speed for 10 minutes. The hand cream should look white and fluffy and feel soft and creamy.
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- 1/2 cup She Butter
- 2 Tbsp Candelilla Wax
- 4 Tbsp Argan Oil
- 1 Tbsp Jojoba Oil
- 10 drops of Lavender Essential Oil (optional)
- 10 drops of Sweet Orange Essential Oil (optional)
- Cosmetic Jars
- Digital Scale
- Measuring Cups
- Small Saucepan
- Heatproof Mixing Bowl or Jug
- Hand Held Blender
- 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 and candelilla wax.
- Once all solids have become liquid, remove from heat and allow to cool for about 2 minutes.
- Whipping is necessary to combine the oils, and I like to use a handheld immersion blender with a balloon whisk for this task.
- Add the argan oil, jojoba oil, and the essential oils, and stir to combine.
- Let the mixture cool for 10-15 minutes. You can put the hand cream in the fridge, just so the oils can start to solidify.
- After 10 minutes, add the essential oils and continue to whip the mixture at the highest speed for 10 minutes. The hand cream should look white and fluffy and feel soft and creamy.
- Pour into jars and allow to become solid. It takes only a few minutes or you can put it into the refrigerator.
Storage and shelf life of homemade hand cream
You can store the homemade hand cream at room temperature for up to 6 months. It’s best to keep the hand cream away from direct sunlight, heat, and moisture.