This hand lotion recipe is so quick and easy. It’s perfect for a gift or even just a little DIY to keep around your own home.
Although we are well through winter, I still think a good hand lotion recipe is necessary. I have been SO dry this year! This lotion has really helped me though and only requires three ingredients. Since I started doing DIYs I have discovered hand cream, candles, chapstick and most other things I use all day can be so easily made at home!
What You Need for Your Handmaid Lotion
- 1 Cup shae butter
- 1/4 cup coconut oil
- Essential oils (I used wild orange and lemon)
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Start by whipping up your shea butter user a wisk attachment. You really can’t over mix this so turn it on your highest setting and let it whip for a minute or so!
Once you have it nice and fluffy, add in 1/4 cup of coconut oil and mix it in really well as well.
As it was whipping I put in 4-8 drops of essential oil. I first tried to put in some frankinsense but that wasn’t the best lotion scent. (It’s more of a room mist scent!) I opted for a more citrus scent with lemon and wild orange.
I used a spatula to put it into a small mason jar I found at the dollar spot, and I was done! How easy would this be to whip up for neighbor gifts for Christmas?! I think I’ll be doing this along with some other home made things such as hand soap and bath salts for gifts.