Your hands go through a lot while doing household chores like washing cleaning etc. And during chilly winter season moisturizing hand and body cream is the essential need for every house hold. But commercial moisturizing motions are not only highly expensive; they are loaded with toxic chemicals that cause skin allergies. Some oils and natural ingredients are available in our homes which can help to keep your dry skin moisturized, but most of them are extremely greasy and gives an oily feeling. If you are fan of all natural DIY cosmetics, here are super easy, incredibly simple recipes and all the ingredients used are easily available. You can make endless variations and customize your lotion with your desired scent and essential oils.
Here Is A Basic Recipe For Hand And Body Cream
This homemade cream contains three main ingredients that is shea butter or cocoa butter, a good super nourishing skin oil of your choice like jojoba, sweet almond, apricot or avocado oil and few drop s of essential oils. You will get a thick, luxurious moisturizer that will be absorbed easily by the skin. You can customize the essential oil and scent according to your personal need and choice.
You Will Need
½ cup of cocoa butter or shea butter
2 tablespoons of any of this oil; coconut oil, jojoba oil, almond oil, apricot oil or avocado oil.
1teaspoon vitamin E oil (optional)
Essential Oils According To Your Personal Choice Like
10 drops of rosemary essential oil, 10 drops of lavender oil, and 3-5 drops of carrot seed oil and 3-5 drops of tea tree essential oil.
First melt the cocoa butter or shea butter in a saucepan in low heat. Add skin oil of your choice and turn off the flame. Transfer the content in a bowl and keep it in freeze for about 10-15 minutes, till it acquires solid form but not hard. Remove it from the freeze and after adding essential oils, whip the mixture using blender for few seconds to get a soft buttery and creamy consistency. Your home made hand and body cream is ready. Store it in a jar in room temperature. You can apply this lotion in your whole body as well as face. This super nourishing cream will keep your dry skin soft and glowing throughout winter without causing any side effects.