Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Homemade Lavender-Rose Hand Cream

I am a self proclaimed germaphobe!! It probably has something to do with my nursing school training. Once, they made us look at our hands under a black light to see what was there. Um, scary! Even after washing most of us still had lots of germs on our hands! So now I wash and wash and wash.... {shakes head} I blame the black light!!!

Now please understand that I am not endorsing that anyone try out compulsive hand washing, but I am saying that most hand soaps can dry out our skin even with regular usage. So for those of us who enjoy a frequent lathering, you can only imagine how dry our hands can get!

How to make luxurious lavender-rose hand cream

Over the years, I've tried lots of DIY hand lotions and many of them are way too greasy or leave my hands feeling like they are coated in something. No bueno! Over the last few months I've been on a mission to find a hand cream that is both non-greasy and more luxurious, but is also inexpensive and easy to make.

I came up with this amazingly easy recipe for a rich hand lotion. Not only does this smell fantastic, but it's super moisturizing. When I use this cream my hands feel soft as satin for hours and hours! It goes great with my cuticle and nail serum, too! 

Now puh-leaaaaaase remember that you just need a little bit of this lotion! It's super creamy and decadent! When you use the hand cream, it should feel non-greasy and make your skin feel baby soft. If it feels at all greasy after you rub it in then decrease the amount you're using! Seriously-- small, small amounts! If you use too much don't be afraid to share the love with your legs. They will thank you! :)

Lavender-Rose Hand Cream
(Make one 4 oz recipe)
How to make lavender-rose hand cream for soft hands. This is an easy #DIYbeauty recipe for a hand lotion!

Melt the coconut oil, Shea butter and beeswax over a double boiler. When melted, remove from heat and add the other ingredients. (I like to have them premixed in a bowl so the mixture doesn't start to harden while I add each individual ingredient).

I pour the mixture into a mixing bowl and immediately put it into the refrigerator for 30 minutes to 1 hour. After it's chilled, then use my electric mixer to whip it until it's smooth and creamy. I store this recipe in a 4 oz mason jar in my bathroom. 

***Remember!! You only need a very teeny tiny little bit!! Seriously. Like like a drop!*** 
I use one finger tip to grab some of the lotion and use that to moisturize both hands!

This mix can turn a bit liquid-y in the summer due to the high amount of coconut oil (as coconut oil turns a liquid when the temp is above 76 F) but that's okay! It still works amazingly well regardless of the form.

If you've used rosewater with a preservative this cream should last about 4-6 months. Store it in the fridge for a longer shelf life.

I hope you love this as much as I do! Enjoy! :)

WANT MORE RECIPES FOR DRY SKIN? Check out these Winter Skin Beauty Recipes or my Cuticle and Nail Serum

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