DIY Hand Cream

A DIY Guide to Making Hand Cream

Okay I’m addicted to hand cream! I am so making this tomorrow. Maybe? Have to check if I have any lanolin for the hand cream.

Chapped and Scraped Hand Cream

Posted: 09 Dec 2012 04:59 PM PST

 

My hands are gross. They’re chapped from cold winter air, and scraped from continual metalworking. I quickly heated up a new batch of Tea Tree hand cream to help relieve the discomfort.

 

Tea tree oil is a popular natural ingredient used in shampoos, face soaps and ointments because of its natural health benefits. According to Body Ecology, Aboriginal tribes in Australia have historically used tea tree oil to soothe skin and heal cuts. They boiled the leaves of the tea tree to make tea and antiseptic poultices that treated cuts, wounds, and skin infections. Tea tree oil helps heal ring worm and athlete’s foot, cuts and scrapes, acne, dandruff, and warts. It soothes itching caused by insect bites and chicken pox, and softens corns.

 

This hand cream is simple to make, with only 4 ingredients. It took me 20 minutes to make.

 

Ingredients:

2 Tbsp shaved beeswax

4 Tbsp olive oil

1 Tbsp Lanolin

10 drops Tea Tree oil


Directions:

1.       Heat beeswax, olive oil and lanolin in a double boiler.

2.       Once the mixture has melted, add Tea Tree oil. Stir.

3.       Pour the melted mixture into a glass jar or tin. Let solidify before using.

You can add more olive oil if your hands are extra dry. Generously massage the cream into your hands throughout the day and before you go to bed at night.

 

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