I love sharing natural skincare ideas with recipes and remedies that are easier to make than you can probably imagine. Today, I bring you this amazing recipe for homemade shea butter hand repair cream.
Now more than ever, hand hygiene is extremely important. Constant washing, sanitizing gels, and the use of bleach, alcohol, or other products to disinfect our homes make our hands rough and dry. This highly restorative hand cream recipe has a few natural ingredients instead of the chemicals in store-bought creams – it even makes an original and beautiful gift!
Ingredients of the Homemade Hand Repair Cream: Properties
Shea butter is one of your skin’s best allies. Besides being an excellent moisturizer, it is a pure source of fatty acids and vitamins, such as vitamins A, E, and K, which heal and nourish the skin at the same time.
You will feel that it softens your skin immediately and is not greasy, unlike other moisturizers based on, for example, coconut oil.
Sunflower oil also contains vitamins that nourish, soften, and soothe irritated skin. The vitamin E it contains protects the skin, prevents premature aging and wrinkles.
It is a very emollient vegetable oil that is easily absorbed by the skin.
Eucalyptus essential oil has antiseptic qualities due to its germicidal quality, which is why it is used for healing wounds, ulcers, burns, cuts, abrasions, and sores.
It also soothes dry and irritated skin and stimulates cell growth. You can learn how to make your own homemade eucalyptus oil in this post.
Lemongrass essential oil is a great aromatic and therapeutic oil. With a clean and calming aroma, it helps relieve stress, anxiety, irritability, and insomnia.
This oil has healing and soothing properties for the skin while tightening and toning it for luminous and even skin.
Homemade Hand Repair Cream
You will need
- Glass jars with lids for storage
- Stick blender
- 100 grams of shea butter
- 1 tablespoon organic sunflower oil
- 10 drops of organic lemongrass essential oil
- 4 drops of organic eucalyptus essential oil
- Put the shea butter and sunflower oil in a pot in a double boiler and heat until completely melted. Stir while it is melting.
- Pour into a glass bowl large enough for you to use your hand blender.
- Add the essential oils and mix well.
- There are many essential oils that also work very well in skincare, so feel free to substitute or experiment. Other oils you can use include lavender, geranium, frankincense, and sandalwood.
- Put it in the refrigerator for approximately 25 minutes so that the mixture becomes slightly solid.
- Then, beat with a stick blender for 30 to 40 seconds at medium speed until the mixture is fluffy and creamy. If you notice it goes from fluffy to stiff, simply melt it for ten seconds in the microwave and then lightly whip it for another ten seconds.
- Finally, transfer the cream to a clean jar and close with the lid.
- Apply this repairing hand cream as often as needed to soften your hands, especially after washing and at night before going to bed. I keep a jar in both the kitchen and the bathroom.
With this homemade hand repair cream, you will soothe your dry hands while moisturizing and protecting them. You can also apply it to other areas of the body with rough skin, such as feet, knees, and elbows, which usually tend to dry out.
If you are allergic to shea butter or latex, you can substitute it with any other vegetable butter, such as mango butter or cocoa butter, which are also excellent for the skin.
Pregnant or lactating women, children, and people with liver or kidney disease or other health conditions should consult a physician before using any essential oil.
Before applying this hand repair cream for the first time, it is advisable to do a patch test and wait 24 hours.
You’ve already seen that by simply melting shea butter and a quick whisk with an electric stick blender, you can quickly make your 100% natural homemade hand repair cream – your hands will thank you!
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