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Homemade Hand Cream for Winter

A rich, moisturizing hand cream for those drying winter days.  Whips up in just a few minutes!
Prep Time30 minutes
Course: lotion
Keyword: DIY hand cream, hand cream with beeswax, homemade hand cream
Servings: 1 half pint
Author: Katie Shaw


  • 3 ounces coconut oil
  • 1.75 ounces mango butter
  • 1 ounce olive oil
  • 0. 125 ounces beeswax


  • Melt the oil, butter, and beeswax in a double boiler set over low heat.  
  • Remove from the heat and add the fragrance oil and essential oil, if using.  Stir well until fully combined.
  • Set on the counter to cool at room temperature until solidified, at least 4 hours, or overnight.
  • Whip until white fluffy using electric mixer, about ten minutes.  If consistency does not change after whipping, place the oils in the fridge for 15 minutes and try again.
  • Store in clean container at room temperature.  May melt if stored above 80 degrees.  



If you don't have a double boiler, just use a glass on stainless bowl set over a pan with one inch of water.
If your house is very warm, you can store this in the fridge.
If you just want a moisturizing balm, there is no need to whip.  Simply melt, mix, and store!