Come winter time and your hands begin getting dry. Those long fingers, that were the envy of your friends in winters, now appear to have become extremely demanding and parched. How long for those soft and lovely hands once more, but the cost of hand lotions from the marketplace appears to be skyrocketing.
Make Your Own Homemade Hand Lotion
Gas prices are going up. Money is tight. So how are we supposed to save money? One way is by making things at home that you may need to pay decent money for in the shop. Oftentimes, things you make in your home will wind up costing you a great deal less than things bought already made in the shop.
To Make This Homemade Hand Lotion
Melt the oil jelly and beeswax in a double boiler. Add the glycerin and heat for several minutes until the mixture is smooth and nicely heated. Add the bee pollen and pour into a container while still hot because the mix does harden as it cools.
Glycerin – Glycerin is a humectant, meaning it attracts moisture to your skin. Glycerin is a natural by-product of the soap making process and while commercial producers remove the glycerin for use in their profitable lotions and creams.
Homemade Hand Lotion
Use 2 teaspoons of perfumed body lotion and 1 to 2 drops of red food color. Put stearic acid, glycerin and wax at a”crock” on low heat, until all is well melted. Then add the 1/2 oz of ammonia and stir quickly with a wooden spoon (this will look somewhat milky). Have Borax dissolved in warm water; add, stir and immediately begin beating (on low rate ). Take off stove and beat until it looks like whipped cream.
Soaps Made the Old Fashion Way
Starting with an olive oil base, by adding a small coconut oil, some shortening and lye, with a great deal of stirring and patience, we could produce a high quality, gentle soap. There’s a waiting period for the soap to heal in their molds and when they are completed we have a beautiful, hard bar that lasts a lengthy time.
Homemade Hand Lotion Recipes
Squeeze out the oil of 3 or 2 vitamin E capsules into a bowl. Add 2 Tbsp. Each of olive oil and coconut oil, and blend together. This leaves about a 4 oz. mixture. This may be kept in the fridge or a cool place for a couple of weeks, and used as needed. Since the concoction is extremely smooth, you might choose to use it as a night cream.
Hand creams can easily be made at home. Most of them involve using beeswax because it’s one of the finest natural ingredients which lock in the moisture and protect the skin of their hands from drying and damage.
All Natural Hand Cream Recipes
Our natural hand lotion helps heal dry, chaffed skin with frequent use; Great for elbows, knees and feet. Contains contains grapeseed oil infused with Caléndula blossoms, aloe vera, tea tree oil, beeswax and tinture of benzoin. Great for rough, chapped hands, feet and elbows. Softens AND Heals.
A honey and almond lotion that works good for dry skin requires 2 oz of honey, 4 oz of lanolin, and two oz of almond oil. Melt the honey in a double boiler. Add the lanolin and blend thoroughly. Remove from heat and let cool. When cooled, add the almond oil, stirring well. Add perfume if wanted. A shaving cream which may be reached at home requires 8 oz of heavy mineral oil, 8 oz of glycostearin (diglycol stearate), and 40 oz of water.
Dissolve gum in 1 cup lukewarm water. Soft water ought to be used. Let stand 24 hours til it gels, then add other ingredients. Shake well and dilute with warm soft water until the desired consistency is obtained.