Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Homemade Hand Cream

Wanted to share our time-tested recipe for hand cream.  I started making it when my 20-year-old daughter, Lacey, was 2 and had eczema.  Not only was it was a miracle for her skin, but we all loved it and have been using it ever since!

Here us our recipe, so you can make some too.  The original recipe calls for baby lotion.  We have found it works well with any lotion and not just the baby kind.  Just make sure to use the same number of ounces :)

Homemade Hand Cream:

2 (15-16 oz.) baby lotion
8 oz. Vaseline
2 jars (8 oz.) Vitamin E Cream


First, whip the petroleum jelly with a mixer, then add in the remaining ingredients:


Whip until fluffy.


It will look something like this:

I wash and reuse the jars from the vitamin E cream and petroleum jelly (and any other empty jars from creams, butters or lotions that I can find).  Any plastic container with a lid will work just fine.  No need to purchase fancy new jars…. unless you really want to :)


Use a rubber spatula to get every last bit of cream into the jars:


Don’t forget to fill a couple travel size jars to keep with you in your purse. 

It seriously looks like a LOT of hand cream, but we use it so quickly!  There is now only 1 jar left and it will be time to make more soon.  I am going to try using coconut oil instead of petroleum jelly in my next batch… I’ll let you know how it turns out!

8 comments:

illistyle said...

This looks so yummy and I bet it smells great too. The coconut oil will stay solid until it gets over room temp (like 76F) then it begins to liquefy. But if you live in a cool climate you can probably get away with it, at least in the winter, right?

Grey said...

Just what I need with cooler temperatures on the way-And all I need to buy is the Vitamin E--Thank you for the recipe.

Sarah @ Sarahndipities said...

Love this! Thank you for linking up to my Make something Monday party! I've featured you this week! come on by...I'd love to have you link up again this week!

~ Sarah

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Meghann Lescher said...

Hi, this looks absolutely amazing! I was just wondering though what are the numbers for making a much smaller batch than this lol. Thanx :)

Shelley said...

Hi Meghann,

To make a smaller batch, I would just use half the ingredients listed... 1 bottle of lotion (15-16 ounces), 1 (8 ounce) jar of vitamin E cream, and 4 ounces of Vaseline.

Thanks for your comment! Hope you are able to try a batch :)

Karen said...

I make this every yr for the secretary's at church our Pastor thought it was food of some kind and licked the lid. Hehe I don't recommend that

Cassy Jameson said...

Can essential oils be added to make a different smell?

Shelley said...

Cassy - Yes, absolutely! They are lovely in the hand cream. Add a few drops at a time, as they can be quite strong.

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