DIY Hand cream


DIY hand cream

14 Apr , 2016  

I have a bad habit of washing my hands all the time even when it is not needed. As a result, I have very dry hands. I can feel the stretchiness and see the dry flakes. This is a common problem of many people who cook and do small household chores on a daily basis. A hand cream for me is a must have.

When you age the first place your age shows is on your hands. So better to take care of your hands before time. The more moisturized you keep it, the better it will look with age. Also, this DIY was requested by Anurima of Kohl and stilettoes. Hope it helps you Anurima.


DIY hand cream

DIY hand cream


Ingredients for the hand cream

  • Shea butter- one cup (You can use any butter you have. I had shea butter)
  • Almond oil- 10 to 20 ml
  • Avocado oil- 10 to 20 ml
  • Essential oils of your choice ( I used lavender and rose. This is optional)
  • A fork
  • A container (I recycled a honey container after sanitizing it)





  • Since it is very hot in Delhi I did not have to heat the butter. In case of butter like kokum and cocoa, you will have to melt them over double boiler like the picture give below


A double boiler

A double boiler arrangement – glass container submerged in water within a big container


  • When the butter melts mix the oils in it. Remember the more oil you mix more creamy to liquid like it will become. Hence, mix 10 ml of each oil first and mix them. If you need more you can add it after whisking too
  • When the liquid has cooled a bit then mix 10 to 15 drops of essential oil. I use lavender and rose due to their fragrance and anti-aging properties. You can use red raspberry seed oil or carrot seed oil for sunscreen properties. I did not use red raspberry because it has no smell and carrot seed has very strong smell. For sunscreen, I have another homemade product. Comment below if you want the anti-aging, sunscreen face cream DIY
  • Keep the container in the freezer for 5 minutes. After 5 minutes keep an eye every 2-3 minutes. When you see it has started to freeze, take the container out and start whisking with a fork. Whisk till it becomes thick cream with standing peaks


Can you see the peaks

Can you see the peaks?


Little tips

This hand cream will not melt until you keep it under the sun for long. If it melts just keep in room temperature again it will gain back its thick creamy texture. It moisturizes my hands well and can survive a couple of hand washes which I appreciate.

  • I use it on my lips too mixed with a couple of drops of castor oil. It works like the lip moisturizer (Island kiss lip moisturizer) I reviewed a while back
  • You can moisturize your foot with it too before going to bed


This much on each hand is more than sufficient

This much of the hand cream on each hand is more than sufficient


Look at the sheen it gives

Look at the sheen it gives


Before and after applying hand cream

Before and after applying hand cream


I get most of my product from Moksha lifestyle and amazon. Try it and share your experience.

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I am a self-practising naturotherapist with a primal diet. Primal diet has helped me maintain my weight and internal health. Herbal lifestyle has helped to rejuvenate my skin and body. Hence, combining the diet and herbal lifestyle creates harmony between my mind, body and skin.

38 Responses

  1. anks says:

    This looks super easy and great… does it get absorbed easily too?

  2. Loved this Diy too.Looks like an amazing hand cream.I have all the ingredients with me so I will be trying it out tomorrow only.I also have this habit of washing my hands a lot and my hands also get that dry feeling,hope this diy helps me too.Thanks for.posting Ankita.

  3. Shampita says:

    Ankita, another DIY for sure please, and I want the sunscreen recipe. I have super oily skin and most sunscreens makes my skin oily, help me with a home made one puhhhllleeezzzz :) :)

    • Ankita Das says:

      Haha Shampita that is a hard task. Natural sunscreen are oils themselves so to make them less oily is a big task. I’ll see how I can come up with best possible method. :)

  4. Anubhuti says:

    Hand cream is a muat have for me too…I’ll try this recipe for sure :)

  5. shwetali says:

    very nice post Ankita. I love using hand cream. i will try this for sure :)

  6. Wow, this seems a great fun DIY. will try some day .

  7. dona says:

    would definitely try this at home!!! sounds really hydrating as it contains Shea butter..
    Great DIY dear!!

  8. Sangeeta G says:

    I looks like whipped butter and sounds so nourishing.

  9. Ramya says:

    Awesome DIY. I will give it a try!

  10. This is just brilliant! I will try it for sure! Thank you so much for keeping my request and sharing the post dearest :) Please do another post on DIY sunscreen cream :)

    By the way, can I get all the ingredients online? Like cocoa butter and the oils?

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  11. This is one great DIY. I will try it out really soon..

  12. Sonali says:

    I am diy lover, would love to make this. Keep the diys coming 😉

  13. purva says:

    would love to try this myself..Will let you know for sure how it worked on me :)

  14. Thanks Ankita for sharing this DIY. As of now am happy with my Nature’s co hand cream but I will use this cream for my feet . My feet needs severe attention ,they look so dry and wrinkled :( (disheartened )!!

  15. this is amazing.. a must have for me this season.. thank you for sharing love..!

  16. Mariyam says:

    The cream looks very hydrating and rich! Do post the DIY sunscreen :)

  17. Lana says:

    Very cool DIY, will try this for winters when my hands & legs get superr dry

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