How to Make Sea Salt Hand Cream

by Leigh Wittman ; Updated July 18, 2017

A woman massages hand cream into the back of her hand.

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According to "Foundations of Nursing," hands commonly become dehydrated due to exposure to soaps and detergents, resulting in chapped and dry hands. Mixing sea salt with a few other ingredients can create a healing hand cream that will soften and rehydrate hands. The cream only takes a few minutes to make.

Mix 1/2 cup sea salt, 1/2 cup olive oil, 2 tbsp. coconut oil and 1 tbsp. rosemary oil together in a small bowl with a spoon until the mixture becomes a smooth cream, which will take about five minutes. According to "Cosmetic Dermatology: Principles and Practice," these ingredients, when mixed together, form a cream that will hydrate hands and repair chapped skin.

Massage the cream into your hands and refrigerate any leftover cream in a bowl covered with plastic wrap.

Allow the cream to warm up for at least 20 minutes prior to reapplying.

References

  • "Foundations of Nursing"; Lois White, Gena Duncan, and Wendy Baumle; 2010
  • "Cosmetic Dermatology: Principles and Practice"; Leslie Baumann; 2009

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About the Author

Leigh Wittman has been writing professionally since 2007. She writes primarily on health, career advice, outdoor pursuits and travel for various websites. Wittman is a licensed nurse and studied nursing at Arizona State University.