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make your own hand lotion

DIY Gardener’s Hand Lotion

So soft and luxurious–perfect for dry, cracked hands!


  • 1/2 cup almond or jojoba oil
  • 1/2 cup coconut oil
  • 1/4 cup beeswax pellets
  • 1 Tablespoon Vitamin E oil
  • 3 Tablespoons shea butter – shredded
  • 10-12 drops essential oil I used lavender.


  1. In a medium microwave-safe bowl, add the almond oil, coconut oil, beeswax pellets, vitamin E oil and shea butter. Microwave on HIGH for 20-30 seconds or until completely melted. Stir well.
  2. Allow the melted mixture to cool for three minutes. Add 10-12 drops of your favorite essential oil (I used lavender). Stir well to incorporate.
  3. Chill for five minutes to slightly harden. Using an immersion blender or hand mixer, mix for five to seven minutes or until a light and fluffy cream forms.
  4. Transfer to an airtight container, and store up to six months.