I made all-natural, homemade hand cream for the first time, and it’s so easy!
You only need two ingredients. This hand cream makes a much-appreciated gift that only takes a few minutes to make.
After watching someone make this cream on the Home & Family show a few days ago, I couldn’t wait to try it myself, since my hands are so dry every winter.
I especially like that it doesn’t have any additives and toxic ingredients like so many store-bought products.
Plus, this will be a wonderful gift for my mom, my mother-in-law, and three sister-in-laws and nieces for Christmas.
If you are making this cream yourself, you might as well use the best ingredients, right?
You don’t need to add essential oil, but I thought adding calming lavender essential oil was a nice touch, and I already had it at home.
Homemade Hand Cream Recipe
- 1 cup pure shea butter
- 1 cup organic coconut oil
- optional: 10 drop of essential oil
I love this rose and peony smell, but there are so many others to chose from.
Pure shea butter is pretty hard, and I softened it a bit in our toaster oven to make it softer.
I wouldn’t recommend using a microwave — I’m not sure what it would do to the quality of the ingredients.
Simply mix 1 cup of softened shea butter and 1 cup of room-temperature coconut oil into a bow with a hand mixer until it’s fluffy.
Then you can add the essential oil, about 10 drops.
One thing I’d do differently next time: I bought unscented shea butter, but it has a smell I’m not crazy about, so the next time I’d buy a different brand or scented shea butter.
That way I don’t even have to add essential oil.
Since I plan to give away this cream as gifts, I looked for small containers.
My first choice were these small, 4 oz. quilted mason jars, but I couldn’t find them in stores. They are always available on Amazon.
Instead, I found these little plastic containers that are for bead storage at the craft store, and they might be even better for DIY hand cream that doesn’t have essential oils since they are lighter and more portable.
If you added essential oils to your hand cream, it’s best to use glass containers.
I also saw those Santa suit cupcake liners and thought they’ll be great for gift wrapping.
Here are similar one:
You can use paper cupcake liners in any design for any occasion: a wedding, a shower, and birthday, to package this DIY handmade cream.
I filled all nine of the plastic containers with the homemade hand cream.
Ta-da! Easy homemade shea butter and coconut oil cream.
This is how I gift wrapped the creams: I stacked three creams on top of each other, put them into the muffin cup and a cellophane bag, added a little blingy wallet and fake berries to the bags, and closed them with a big ribbon.
I encourage you to make a batch of this homemade hand cream yourself! It was really fun.
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