Do you think that your visage is the only testimony of your beauty? Well, if you do, this notion is partially a faux pas. Along with your visage, your nails, hands and feet mirror your grace and beauty. If chapped skin on your hands does not bother you, then it is sad to know that you have not graduated well enough to understand what the essence of beauty is. 'Beauty is skin deep'; an adage that generally seats itself in philosophical nomenclature, has taken a literary stance to be described in a literary sense! Well, yes you heard it right. Beauty is what you feed your skin with.
If the material and ingredients are the ones that ought to have place in your concocting list, then you have caught the tram that leads to beautiful skin. Beautiful skin also means skin looked after. If you are low on maintenance and are not keen on putting in the required effort, however, would love to reap the desired results, it is indeed a task impossible to be accomplished.
Have you heard of the fact that hands could be the virtual navigators in helping you express yourself better? You may lay your trust in this statement. It has been proven that your hands express a lot during conversations and random tete-a-tete. So, now you have two options, to either cloak your hands and be embarrassed about their rough demeanor, or flaunt them and let your hands do all the talking for you? If you find the latter more appealing, then here are the best hand cream recipes that you may lay your hands upon, literally!
Best Hand Cream Recipes
You are free to take your pick from the hand creams that are placed on the supermarket shelves or are laced with attractive pouts on the beauty giant store. However, you may perhaps want to try recipes at home. Some people might be more comfortable with their home productions rather than relying on 'hand picked' products. With these recipes, you are sure to kiss chapped skin goodbye and bid roughness a perpetual farewell.
Recipe #1 - Glycerin Lotion
- Pure drinking water
- A bottle of glycerin
- Rose water with a dropper
- You must blend them all together.
- Make sure that the amount of glycerin you add is more than the amount of rose-water you pour.
- You need to keep in mind that the mixture should not be extremely thin and watery. If not thick, it should not be dripping thin as well! It is due to this that the proportion you conjure up, becomes important.
- You may apply this concoction on your hands and massage it well. You may feel a bit sticky, however, you are bound to get the results you desire.
Recipe #2 - Cocoa Butter Cream
- 1 ounce cocoa butter
- 2 cups of glycerin
- 1 cup warm water
- ½ teaspoon of boric acid
- 1 cup of stearic acid
- Ammonia with a dropper
- Pour cocoa butter, glycerin and stearic acid in a bowl and blend it.
- Take another vessel, filled with water and place it on low flame.
- Now take the bowl that has the ingredients and immerse it partially in the bowl of water.
- Place the bowl off the flame and add a drop or two of ammonia.
- Now, with a third bowl on the counter, add the boric acid to a cup of warm water and blend it well.
- Add the mixture of boric acid to the glycerin and cocoa butter mixture and blend until the texture turns smooth and non-grainy.
- You could store this lotion for a week or two, but not more than that.
Recipe #3 - Milk Cream Lotion
- 1 cup of milk cream
- Rose water with dropper
- 2 teaspoons of porridge
- You may choose whole milk or skimmed milk, however my sincere suggestion would be to use whole milk cream, the reason; it is more creamier and a richer moisturizer.
- Take whole milk cream in a bowl and blend it with a blender.
- Add a few drops of rose-water and blend again for a few minutes.
- When you see that the mixture is smooth, you may resort to mix porridge. Blend it well.
- With the mixture ready to be used, you may slap some potion on your hands and massage it. This is a moisturizing and scrubbing lotion that will help you get rid of dead skin cells, thereby rejuvenating your skin. Result: You land up with baby-soft hands!
Recipe #4 - Olive Oil Lotion
- 1 cup of olive oil
- ½ cup of glycerin
- 5 to 6 drops of lavender oil
- 3 caplets of vitamin E
- 2 caplets of lecithin
- 1 cup of warm water
- This is an intensive hand cream recipe that includes an essential oil like lavender oil.
- As you have all the ingredients on a platter, all you need to do is to mix them together in a blender. Well, you are done! If you are wondering what lecithin is, then let me acquaint you, that it is an emulsifier that is responsible for binding, even though the binding is loose. In here the binding may be thin, however, rest assured that the ingredients will not disintegrate.
- You could apply the mixture somewhere near the wash basin or in the shower stall, the reason being the consistency of the cream.
- Another trick that you could apply is to pour this mixture in a clean spray bottle. You may spray the lotion on your hands and give it a massage it deserves. Get ready to get intoxicated!
Recipe #5 - Beeswax Lotion
- 3 cups of beeswax
- 2 to 3 drops of glycerin
- 4 teaspoons of almond oil
- 5 to 6 drops of jojoba oil
- 2 teaspoons of olive oil
- 2 caplets of lecithin
- 3 caplets of vitamin E
- Mix all the ingredients together and blend it for 10 minutes.
- The lecithin will act as an emulsifier and bind the ingredients well.
- If you are in a hurry and want a quick concoction, then this is the way. However, if you are at leisure and want a cream that turns out to be creamy, then here is what you need to do.
- Add almond oil and glycerin in a bowl and heat it over low flame. Immerse it into another bowl of water. Never heat oil on direct flame as the agent may catch fire and result in property and human damage.
- When heated, add beeswax in a trail so that it melts gradually.
- In the same manner, add jojoba oil and coconut oil to the mixture and stir it well. This is how you could have your natural hand cream recipe.
With these hand cream recipes, you may have soft hands that feel like silk and exude an exuberance sensed never before. So, are you ready to flaunt hands that have the tendency to slip-off?