Recipe for Coconut Oil Hand Cream

by Jaimie Zinski

Use the oils of coconuts to make a luxurious hand cream.

coconut image by Maciej Mamro from Fotolia.com

Walking down the health and beauty aisles at drug and department stores can be a daunting experience, especially when looking at the prices of some of these products. This can include hand creams. Coconut oil is an active incredient in many hand creams. This oil smells good and can help protect skin from the free radicals that can cause premature aging. Achieve the same results at home for a fraction of the price when you make your own coconut oil lotion.

Items you will need

  • Microwave safe bowl
  • Microwave
  • 4 Tbsp. beeswax
  • 2 Tbsp. mango butter
  • Coconut oil
  • 10 drops carrot seed oil
  • Jars
  • 1 Tbsp. cocoa butter
  • 1/2 cup almond oil
  • Double boiler
  • 10 drops bergamot essential oil
  • 10 drops clovebud essential oil

Coconut and Mango Butter

Step 1

Place 4 Tbsp. of beeswax and 2 Tbsp. of mango butter into a microwave safe bowl. Microwave the ingredients on high for 30 seconds and stir. Continue to microwave in 30-second increments until the beeswax and butter are completely melted.

Step 2

Add 8 Tbsp. coconut oil and 10 drops of carrot seed oil to the wax mixture. Stir until the ingredients are completely incorporated.

Step 3

Pour the mixture into a jar. Allow the mixture several hours to harden and use as desired.

Coconut and Almond Lotion

Step 1

Place 1 Tbsp. cocoa butter, 1/4 cup coconut oil, 2 Tbsp. beeswax and 1/2 cup almond oil into a double boiler.

Step 2

Allow the ingredients to completely melt, which can take several minutes. Stir the ingredients several times to incorporate them more thoroughly.

Step 3

Remove the double boiler from the heat and let it stand and cool for five to ten minutes. Add 10 drops bergamot essential oil and 10 drops clovebud essential oil to the mixture. Stir.

Step 4

Pour the mixture into a jar and allow it to set for 12 hours. Use as desired.

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About the Author

Residing in Chippewa Falls, Wis., Jaimie Zinski has been writing since 2009. Specializing in pop culture, film and television, her work appears on Star Reviews and various other websites. Zinski is pursuing a Bachelor of Arts in history at the University of Wisconsin.