With cold weather coming, this essential oil hand cream will keep your skin hydrated.
I jumped on the essential oil band wagon a year or two ago and although I don’t grab for my oils very much in the summer, I can tell when the seasons change. As the sun begins to set earlier and cold fall weather sets in, I notice y skin really takes a hit. Mostly my hands feel dry and irritated, especially when I turn on my furnace!
I prefer to put my hand cream in small containers, almost the size of lip balm. A little bit goes a long way and by having multiple containers, I can stash them all over the place – in my purse, in the car, and next to my night stand. This recipe fits well into two small lip balm containers.
I head to Amazon to grab my beeswax, cocoa butter, shea butter and almond oil. Depending on the time of year and my mood, depends on the types of Essential Oils I choose. If it’s wintertime, I reach for Thieves. In the spring and summer I grab a citrus or grapefruit oil. This time I used lavender, as I like to use it before bedtime. This recipe even works well without the essential oils!
If you’re on the fence about buying these ingredients in bulk on amazon, head to our Beauty tab on our page! We have everything from lip balm to shaving cream, sugar scrubs, body wash, bath bombs, and acne toner! So don’t hesitate to take the leap and make your own homemade beauty products!
- 2 teaspoons beeswax
- 2 teaspoons cocoa butter
- 2 teaspoons shea butter
- 1 teaspoon almond oil
- 15 drops essential oil
- In a mixing bowl, add beeswax, cocoa butter, shea butter and almond oil. Microwave for 1 minute 30 seconds, stirring well every 30 seconds. The beeswax pellets will melt last. Continue to stir until melted.
- Stir in essential oils of your choice. Refrigerate for 10 minutes and stir well to whip with a spoon.
- Spoon into a small container.
- A little goes a long way with this hand cream. Just a dab will moisturize very well.