My hands are so dry at the moment with the constant washing and cleaning. So I thought I'd share a DIY hand repair cream recipe with you that I've made before.
Yes, I know we can get an intensive hand cream from the supermarket - but I thought this may be a little more fun - plus you can use the recipe for gift ideas around Christmas time!!
It's also something to keep the kids occupied and fit in with homeschooling activities.
This simple Hand Repair Cream recipe has just four ingredients, which is going to moisturise and nourish dry sore hands.
What you're going to need (links below for some ingredients):
3 ounces/ 85 gram - Shea Butter - a superb moisturizer, a pure source of Vitamin A & E that heals and nourishes at the same time. You’ll feel it soften your skin immediately, and what I like most about is that it’s not greasy, which can sometimes happen with coconut oil-based moisturizers.
1 tablespoon - Sunflower oil - calms irritated skin and is extremely hydrating, which is why you’ll only need a small amount.
4 drops - Eucalyptus oil - has antiseptic qualities because of its germicidal quality, therefore this oil is used for healing wounds, ulcers, burns, cuts, abrasions and sores.
10 drops - Lemongrass oil - is a valuable aromatherapeutic oil. Its clean and calming aroma helps relieve stress, anxiety, irritability, and insomnia
A hand mixer
A sterile container
Add the shea butter and oil to a small saucepan and warm over low heat on the hob, until everything is just melted.
Pour into a non-reactive bowl, large enough for you to eventually use your hand mixer in.
Stir in the drops of essential oil.
Set the bowl in the fridge for 25 minutes, so the mixture becomes slightly solid.
Whip with a hand mixer for 30-40 seconds on medium speed, until cream is fluffy and creamy, and it has doubled in size. (It can turn from fluffy to stiff quite quickly, so if this happens, simply melt for 10 seconds in the microwave, then lightly whip for 10 seconds.)
Transfer to a clean jar and apply as needed to soften your hands, or rough spots like feet, knees and elbows that tend to get dry.
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If you have read the about me section on the website you'll know I have over 25 years in the beauty industry and as a self-employed beauty therapist for the last 10 years. The recommendations I give in my blog posts are for information therefore I do not hold responsibility if you are to try them at home.