My Favorite Hand Cream
I love hand creams. I have drawer filled with of a variety of of hand creams with different viscosities. Some are thick and some are fluid. Some are best for daytime use and others are great for nighttime hand TLC (tender loving care). Since I emptied one of my jars of hand cream, I had to make another.
This hand cream is actually based off of the Light & Thick Hand Cream that I made for the blog back in 2010. As that hand cream was my inspiration for this hand cream, I wanted to keep some of the basics the same. Hydrovance, Isopropyl Myristate, Dimethicone and Emulsifying Wax all stayed the same while I changed the oil and the extract.
I wanted to keep the light weight of the original cream, so I decided on using another light weight oil instead of the Coconut Oil Fractions. After reading the catalog, I decided to use the Cherry Oil. It is a light weight oil and I think Cherry Oil also gets some bonus points for helping counteract dry skin.
I chose the Sea Buckthorn Extract as it is said to be helpful in skin regeneration, skin soothing and as an emollient. Perfect addition to a hand cream for those busy hands!
Collect needed items:
Recipe: (Makes 10.58 ounces or 300 grams)
Weigh all ingredients except the additives into the microwave safe container. Heat in the microwave using short time bursts until everything is melted. Blend the ingredients to a smooth, creamy consistency using the immersion blender. Add additives once the temperature drops to 120 F in the mixing bucket. Blend until completely mixed. Pour into jars and allow to cool completely before capping.