Essential oils based hand cream recipes

Recipes for hand creams based on essential oils

To take care of your hands, there's nothing like a homemade recipe for hand cream with essential oils. Not only is it easy to make and affordable, but you can also customize the scent of your lotion by adding different combinations of essential oils. And to facilitate the preparation of your creams, refillable cream pots are a practical and economical solution.

Making an essential oil hand cream is simple: just use basic ingredients like shea butter or cocoa butter, combined with a carrier oil like almond oil or coconut oil. coconut, then add the desired combination of pure, therapeutic-grade essential oils. Once everything is melted over low heat (stirring constantly) until a liquid mixture is obtained, pour into jars or tubes before allowing them to cool completely at room temperature.

Neroli & Shea Butter Soothing Hand CreamIngredients:

  • 1/2 cup shea butter
  • 1/4 cup coconut oil
  • 20 drops of neroli essential oil
  • 10 drops of tea tree essential oil
Instructions :

  1. In a double boiler, melt the shea butter and coconut oil together.
  2. Once the mixture has melted, remove it from the heat and add the essential oils.
  3. Mix well and pour the mixture into a clean, sterilized creamer.
  4. Leave to cool to room temperature, then close the jar and store in a cool, dry place.

The benefits: Shea butter is rich in fatty acids and vitamins, which makes it excellent for moisturizing and nourishing the skin. Coconut oil is also rich in fatty acids and has antibacterial and antifungal properties. Lavender essential oil is known for its calming and relaxing properties, while tea tree essential oil has antibacterial and antifungal properties.

Chamomile & Aloe Soothing Hand Cream

Ingredients :

  • 1/4 cup aloe gel
  • 2 tablespoons sweet almond oil
  • 10 drops of chamomile essential oil
  • 5 drops of lavender essential oil

Instructions :

  1. In a bowl, mix the aloe gel and the sweet almond oil.
  2. Add the essential oils and mix well.
  3. Pour the mixture into a clean, sterilized creamer.
  4. Leave to cool to room temperature, then close the jar and store in a cool, dry place.

The benefits: Aloe gel is soothing and hydrating to the skin, while sweet almond oil is rich in vitamins and fatty acids. Chamomile essential oil is known for its soothing and anti-inflammatory properties, while lavender essential oil has calming and relaxing properties.

For best results when using this hand lotion recipe, we recommend using our airless pump bottles that feature leak-proof technology to prevent spills in transit! These pumps are ideal because they dispense just enough product without overdoing it - leaving hands feeling soft and hydrated after each application without feeling greasy or sticky.

Additionally, if users wish, they can opt for screw-on lids which provide added convenience with their easy-to-use design – simply unscrew the lid from the container and apply directly to the skin as needed. throughout the day or night!

All in all, this essential oil hand cream recipe is an effective way to not only keep hands looking great, but also make them smell delicious thanks to its customizable scent profiles possible by adding geranium essential oils. , helichrysum, copaiba, incense, etc. Be creative!

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Tips and Warnings

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Want to learn more about how to use these essential oils to improve your well-being? Contact your team of Essanzia experts.

Special Note: Every recipe featured here is based on using doTERRA's Certified Pure Therapeutic Grade (CPTG) essential oils. These essential oils are chosen for their purity and therapeutic efficacy, ensuring the best possible experience.

If you would like to know more about how to use these essential oils to improve your well-being, or if you have specific questions about a recipe, do not hesitate to contact me at the following address: info@essanzia. com

You can also make an appointment for a wellness consultation, in person or by video conference. The Essanzia team and I are here to guide and advise you in your discovery and use of essential oils. Do not hesitate to contact us for any additional information.


The information and recipes contained in blog posts are intended to promote the general use of essential oils and do not constitute medical advice or medical treatment.

Before using any essential oil for any application or recipe, we highly recommend doing a patch test to make sure you don't experience any adverse reactions. Additionally, Essanzia does not explicitly endorse the use of essential oils. Each individual is unique and may react differently.

It is important to note that citrus essential oils can cause photosensitization. We therefore advise not to expose yourself to the sun for several hours after their application.

If in doubt or concern, please consult a qualified healthcare professional. The health and well-being of our readers is our priority.