How to Make Hand Lotion

What is a Hand Lotion?

Hand lotion is a type of moisturizer that is specifically designed for use on the hands. It is typically formulated to be lightweight and quickly absorbed into the skin, providing instant hydration without leaving a greasy or sticky residue.

Hand lotion often contains ingredients like glycerin, shea butter, or jojoba oil, which help to moisturize and nourish the skin, as well as antioxidants like vitamin E, which can help to protect the skin from environmental stressors like pollution and UV radiation.

How to Make Hand Lotion
How to Make Hand Lotion

INGREDIENTS

5tbspoons aloe vera gel

5 tbsp beeswax

ml jojoba oil (feel free to substitute any oil of your choice) 1 tsp Vitamin E oil

15 drops essential oil (any one of ur choice)

DIRECTIONS

In a medium-sized bowl combine aloe vera gel, Vitamin E oil, and essential oils and Set aside for later.

Add beeswax and jojoba oil to another bowl. Place the bowl in a small pot of water and bring water to a gentle boil, stir occasionally until beeswax is completely melted then carefully remove the bowl from the pot. Pour the beeswax/oil mixture into a blender and allow to cool.

Once cooled, turn the blender on to LOW. Remove the top of the blender and pour the aloe vera mixture in a slow but continuous motion.

If the mixture is pooling at the top or sides, stop frequently to push it around with a spatula.

Continue blending until desired consistency is reached.

Preferably use a stick blender.

Transfer lotion to clean containers and refrigerate any portion that will not be used up within a few weeks. Or use preservatives (15 drops of phenoxyethanol).

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Fragrances are also commonly added to hand lotions to provide a pleasant scent. Some hand lotions may also contain additional ingredients like aloe vera, chamomile, or calendula extract, which can help to soothe and calm irritated or sensitive skin.

Hand lotion can be used throughout the day as needed, but it is especially important to apply after washing the hands or using hand sanitizer, as these can strip the skin of its natural oils and lead to dryness and irritation. Regular use of hand lotion can help to prevent dryness, cracking, and other skin issues caused by frequent hand washing and exposure to harsh chemicals.

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