Honey-Do Super Hand Cream 5

A little while ago I had someone ask for some help formulating a stiff but non-greasy hand cream for her husband. He had been using a “No Crack” Super Hand Cream that he loved, but he had just ran out. He begged her to see if she could make something for him.

I helped her formulate this recipe. She wrote back to say that both she and her husband use, and love, it! Try this hand cream out on your significant other and see if that honey-do list doesn’t become a little shorter. Come join me in the kitchen to whip up this Honey-Do Super Hand Cream.



Emulsifying Wax
Stearic Acid
Cocoa Butter
Coconut Oil
Vitamin E Acetate


Microwave Safe Container
Containers for finished cream



5% Emulsifying Wax
5% Stearic Acid
5% Beeswax
5% Cocoa Butter
15% Coconut Oil
2% Lanolin
3% Vitamin E
2% Glycerin
57% Water
1% Optiphen

Recipe in Grams

10 grams Emulsifying Wax
10 grams Stearic Acid
10 grams Beeswax
10 grams Cocoa Butter
30 grams Coconut Oil
4 grams Lanolin
6 grams Vitamin E
4 grams Glycerin
114 grams Water
2 grams Optiphen

Recipe in Ounces

.35 ounces Emulsifying Wax
.35 ounces Stearic Acid
.35 ounces Beeswax
.35 ounces Cocoa Butter
1.06 ounces Coconut Oil
.14 ounces Lanolin
.21 ounces Vitamin E
.14 ounces Glycerin
4.02 ounces Water
.07 ounces Optiphen


Weigh everything except the Optiphen into a microwave safe container. Heat gently until liquid. Blend well. Allow to cool stirring occasionally. Once the solution is below 120 degrees Fahrenheit, add the preservative. Stir well. Pour into jars. Enjoy!


The first time I made this hand cream, I put it in a bottle. Whoops. It wasn’t exactly my most brilliant idea of the day. This hand cream is SUPER thick. You can hold the bottle upside down as long as you would like, and it will not move. Thank goodness the bottle is flexible, because you have to squeeze the bottle to get it out. I highly recommend that you put this cream in a jar. You will save yourself a heartache and a headache.


Finished Cream

Weighing Emulsifying Wax

Weighing Stearic Acid

Weighing Beeswax

Weighing Cocoa Butter

Weighing Coconut Oil

Weighing Lanolin, Vitamin E, and Glycerin

Weighing Water

Heated Lotion

Mixing Lotion

Adding Optiphen

Pouring Lotion into Jars


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About Taylor

I'm a twenty something happy, animal loving, curious experimenter. I love reaching back into history and trying old recipes for cosmetics or foods. I'm constantly asking "Why?" My curiosity has me trying new things. I love taking walks with my dog as well as staying at home to cuddle with the dog and my cats. Some of my favorite scents include Hinoki Wood, Rose Garden, Jasmine and Gladiator.

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5 thoughts on “Honey-Do Super Hand Cream

  • Julie Marcil

    Thank you very much Taylor for this recipe! I have been wondering lately if it was possible to add beeswax to a cream which already used e-wax. Thanks for answering my question for me. Your cream look very nice. Changing the coconut oil for shea butter, it would make a wonderful and rich butter belly cream for my future mommy & baby line.
    Julie ^_^

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  • Simona

    Again, excellent recipe 🙂 I have tweaked it a little (chamomile tea instead of water, polawax &cetearyl alcohol instead of ewax and stearic, amyris balsamifera EO). I LOVE IT ! I am on the countryside right now, and I just made a second batch for the week I will spend here in the cold weather 🙂 Thanks for a great idea!!!

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    • Denise

      Hi Katrinia,
      If you do batch testing for preservative efficacy, we’d expect that formulation to last 12 months once opened. Thanks for asking!

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