Now is the time of cold weather and rough hands. Which means everyone needs to find their favorite hand cream. Perfect timing to share my recipe for homemade hand cream without beeswax with you!
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Why a homemade hand cream without beeswax?
Similar to my homemade face mask without honey this is a recipe for people who have trouble finding a nice DIY recipe without the ingredient they are trying to avoid. In this case: beeswax. No matter if you are a vegan, who does not want to use any animal products or if you simply don’t have beeswax at home, but need that hand cream RIGHT NOW. This is for you! (For everyone else I also have this homemade hand cream with ginger recipe.)
Ingredients for the homemade hand cream without beeswax
For this lotion you will need the following ingredients:
– 1 part shea butter*
– 2 parts cocoa butter (version with vitamin E here* – double good for your skin!)
– 1 part jojoba oil*
– 1 part almond oil*
You can replace the almond oil with another light oil, but I would really recommend to use the jojoba oil. First of all it is very similar to the sebum our skin naturally produces. So if your skin is dry, what would be better than moisturizing it with something as close to “the real deal” as possible? Second of all, despite the name jojoba oil is actually a liquid wax. Not totally irrelevant for making a homemade hand cream without beeswax.
How to make the homemade hand cream without beeswax
First you want to melt the cocoa butter using a double-boiler. Make sure to have the water just warm enough to melt it, don’t heat it up too much!
Once you have a nice golden liquid and no more chunks, you can start adding the oils and the shea butter. Keep stirring continuously! Soon all ingredients will have become fluid. Now you can take it off the heat, but still keep stirring for a few minutes longer. This way your lotion will be nice and smooth later. Even afterwards, when you let the mixture cool, it is a good idea to stir it every now and then. Once your cream has reached approximately room temperature, you can fill it into the container you want to keep it in.
And that’s it! Smooth hands without the use of beeswax: here we come!