Check out these 38 homemade hand lotion recipes to nourish and moisturize your hands without using the chemical filled commercial hand lotions that do more harm than good!
Homemade Hand Lotion Recipes
1. Basic Homemade Lotion
This nourishing handmade lotion is easy to make and has a long shelf life. It is oil-based, with almond and coconut oil being the primary ingredients, and hence provides moisturization for hours.
2. Hand Cream for Winters
This tutorial shows how you can make a hand cream with thick consistency suitable for the dry winters. It gets easily absorbed once applied and uses shea butter along with beeswax and oils to provide nourishment during extremely dry weather.
3. Hand Cream for Cracked Hands
This useful recipe will help you in treating dry and cracked hands. The hand lotion contains lavender and geranium essential oils, which have regenerative properties and can cure extreme dryness.
4. Non-Greasy Homemade Lotion
Body butter can usually be too greasy for the daytime, and adding water to the recipe is no better solution as it considerably reduces shelf life. Follow this blog to find the perfect and organic recipe for a non-greasy body butter that you can easily use for months. It uses aloe vera gel which provides deep moisturizing and makes it super absorbable.
5. Dandelion Infused Hand Lotion
The dandelion-infused almond oil present in this hand lotion provides multiple benefits besides exhibiting moisturizing properties. It improves blood circulation and is rich in Vitamin A, which can help soothe skin conditions such as eczema, acne and reduce the appearance of wrinkles.
6. Super Absorbent Lotion
Unlike coconut oil, almond and jojoba oils provide moisturization without being greasy or leaving a residue layer. This recipe shows how you can make a lotion using these two carrier oils, shea butter and some essential oils of your choice.
7. Vegan Moisturizing Lotion
This tutorial provides a recipe for a moisturizing and nourishing body lotion that contains vegan alternatives to beeswax. If you’re someone who’s against using beeswax, you can try out this one-of-a-kind homemade hand lotion recipe for sure!
8. Hand Cream Using Olive Oil
Olive oil has vitamin E, antioxidants, and compounds such as squalene and oleocanthal, which repair skin damage and provide deep nourishment. Olive oil has a high freezing point and will not freeze at room temperature, giving the cream a smooth texture. Check out this Olive oil hand lotion recipe here.
9. Homemade Hand Lotion Recipe
If you have shea butter, coconut oil, arrowroot powder, and your favorite essential oils handy, check out this quick and nourishing hand lotion recipe.
10. Petroleum Jelly Hand Lotion
You can add petroleum jelly and Vitamin E to baby lotions for extra moisturization. Baby lotions have a mild effect to be suitable for babies but adding these two ingredients makes them beneficial in getting rid of skin damage. Petroleum jelly is essentially useful for locking the moisture and making hands soft and supple.
11. Shaving Lotion
This DIY moisturizing lotion is undoubtedly going to make shaving a lot easier in the most economical way. Just a few ingredients are added in the moisturizing cream, including honey, Vitamin E, and liquid Castile to lather in water.
12. Rose Infused Hand Cream
This tutorial shows a detailed recipe for making a hand lotion at home with safer chemicals and ingredients suitable for nourishing properties. Rose has been used since ancient times for improving skin texture. Additionally, it tells how you can add a few natural preservatives to increase the shelf life.
13. Herbal Hand Lotion
Herbal remedies have contributed to medicinal advancements since ancient years. The goodness of herbs can help in getting naturally glowing skin, so why not use it in your DIY hand lotion as well. Follow this site for more information.
14. Homemade Lavender Cream
The benefits of using lavender for hand cream are not limited to a soothing aroma. It provides various other benefits such as skin nourishment, antibacterial properties, and repels mosquitoes too. Find more information about this in this tutorial and an easy-to-make recipe.
15. Natural Aloe Vera Hand Lotion
Try this light and fluffy hand lotion recipe that contains aloe vera gel. It reduces the appearance of wrinkles, has anti-inflammatory properties, and may lighten skin color too.
16. Smooth Body Butter
Cocoa butter and shea butter provide a creamy hand cream that can aid in treating dry skin during harsh winter conditions. Cornstarch is a natural alternative and improves the absorption of butter in the skin.
17. Oats Infused Natural Lotion
This unique all-natural body lotion recipe consists of oats and aloe vera gel in a pumpable container for ease of use. Oats help removes dead skin cells and thereby give a nourished look to the skin. Follow the recipe here.
18. Non-Greasy Summer Lotion
Greasy body lotions can be a nuisance during summers and may make the skin all sweaty and oily. Try making this non-greasy lightweight body lotion to keep your skin nourished and relieve sun damage during the hot summers.
19. Homemade Hand Lotion with Natural Preservatives
Try this recipe for a natural blend of skin moisturizing ingredients used with grapefruit seed extract to act as a natural preservative. A natural preservative will not only increase the shelf life of the lotion but provide distinctive benefits as well.
20. Natural Oil-Based Hand Lotion
This oil-based hand lotion uses jojoba oil with babassu oil to hydrate the skin. Unlike other fats, babassu oil does not make the hand cream greasy. The recipe is easy to prepare and is free of synthetic fragrances and preservatives.
21. Aromatic Lotion
This recipe uses cocoa butter and sweet orange essential oil to create a dreamy scent of the natural DIY body lotion. Sweet orange essential oil boosts collagen production, improves blood circulation, and promotes cell growth, preventing signs of aging.
22. Year-Round Suitable Hand Lotion
Follow this tutorial for an all-natural hand lotion that is non-greasy, has a lovely soft texture, spreads evenly, and soaks in immediately.
23. Rosemary Hand Lotion
This antibacterial, cleansing, and aromatic lotion blend is great for moisturizing and nourishing your hands naturally. The antibacterial properties of rosemary contribute to increasing the shelf life.
24. Quick and Easy Hand Lotion DIY
This tutorial has a quick and easy way to make a hand lotion with just three ingredients. This hand cream works well as an overnight moisturizer with its oil-based consistency.
25. Whipped Honey Hand Cream
Honey is essentially good for keeping the skin supple and bouncy. This hand cream uses raw honey as a primary ingredient, along with organic shea butter and coconut oil.
26. Organic Butter
Follow this tutorial to make all-natural body butter with a thick consistency. It gives you alternatives to various chemicals needed to make a body butter of fine consistency. Using aloe vera gel instead of glycerin is one such example.
27. Soothing Hand Cream
This tutorial shows how you can use the calming scent of lavender essential oil with the citrusy lemon essential oil to make a perfect hand cream for dry hands that has a soothing aroma. This recipe works well during winters or if your hands are too rough. It might be too greasy for summers.
28. Lotion for Extremely Rough Hands
If you are involved in heavy manual work, then this hand cream will help in getting rid of the rough hands. It is much better than the store-bought creams available as the natural ingredients provide intense moisturization.
29. Essential Oil Hand Cream
Apart from providing a fresh scent, essential oils have various benefits for the skin. Try a variety of essentials oils whenever you make a new batch using this recipe. Almond oil is a carrier used to dilute the effect of essential oils and make them suitable for direct application on the skin.
30. Hand Cream for Gardeners
Gardening is a fun activity now taken up as a hobby by many people around the globe. But it can leave your hands rough and cracked. This easy-to-make hand cream DIY tutorial shows an inexpensive way to moisturize your gardening hands!
31. Homemade Butter
Body butter can rejuvenate the skin and provide deep nourishment to dry skin, especially in problem areas such as knees and elbows. This recipe shows how to make one along with different combinations of essentials oils that can be used.
32. Jojoba Oil Hand Cream
Jojoba oil is useful in treating infections, can slow down aging skin, and has anti-inflammatory properties. This three-ingredient recipe uses jojoba oil with lavender essential oil for soothing the skin, combatting dry skin, and redness. It can be used for hands as well as to treat cracked heels.
33. Easy Non-Greasy Lotion
Go to this site to learn a myriad of things about this hand lotion and the problems that people have faced who tried this recipe. Learn from these mistakes and personalize the hand lotion as per your requirement.
34. Hand Balm Using Honey
A hand balm made with honey, shea butter, and a mix of oils can provide numerous benefits. It moisturizes your skin and the anti-microbial benefits of honey help treat rashes, infections, skin irritation, etc. This is a versatile balm and can be used for moisturizing cuticles or hair conditioning as well. Check out the recipe here.
35. Customized Lotion
This tutorial will help you understand the process of lotion making and which ingredients play what role in the recipe. You can make a customized lotion based on your requirements and the availability of ingredients. It provides several options for each category, including what preservatives to use to increase the shelf life.
36. Hand Cream with Lavender and Jasmine Essential Oil
Follow this video tutorial for a quick and easy way to make a hand cream with the essence of jasmine and lavender essential oils. It also shares an extra tip on cleaning the containers you have used to make the lotion.
37. Natural Hand Cream for Sensitive Skin
If you’ve sensitive skin and you’re always on the watch out for ingredients that will suit your skin, this hand lotion might be the right choice. Watch the video above to know the recipe.
38. Smooth Lotion
If you prefer lotions over cremes or thick body butter, you can use this recipe that uses mango and cocoa butter. It does have a low shelf life of around a month because of water and hence should be made in low quantities.