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!