My Favorite Hand Cream 6

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 based on the Light & Thick Hand Cream that I made for the blog back in 2010. Some of the basics will stay the same. Hydrovance, Isopropyl Myristate, Dimethicone, and Emulsifying Wax all remained, while I changed the oil and the extract.

To keep the light weight of the original cream, 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 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!



Isopropyl Myristate
Emulsifying Wax
Cherry Oil
Sea Buckthorn Extract
Liquid Germall Plus
Vitamin E Acetate
Romantic Wish type Fragrance Oil


Microwave Safe Container
Jars for Lotion

Recipe: (Makes 10.58 ounces or 300 grams)


60.5% Water
5% Hydrovance
4% Isopropyl Myristate
4% Dimethicone
5% Emulsifying Wax
17% Cherry Oil
2% Sea Buckthorn Extract
0.5% Liquid Germall Plus
1% Vitamin E
1% Romantic Wish Fragrance Oil

12 ounces:

7.26 ounces Water
0.6 ounce Hydrovance
0.48 ounce Isopropyl Myristate
0.48 ounce Dimethicone
0.6 ounce Emulsifying Wax
2.04 ounces Cherry Oil
0.24 ounce Sea Buckthorn Extract
0.06 ounce Liquid Germall Plus
0.12 ounce Vitamin E
0.12 ounce Romantic Wish Fragrance Oil

100 grams:

60.5 grams Water
5 grams Hydrovance
4 grams Isopropyl Myristate
4 grams Dimethicone
5 grams Emulsifying Wax
17 grams Cherry Oil
2 grams Sea Buckthorn Extract
0.5 gram Liquid Germall Plus
1 gram Vitamin E
1 gram Romantic Wish Fragrance Oil


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.


This cream rubs into the hands easily. I think this is a great workspace hand cream, as it falls solidly in my category of “Apply and Go.” As this cream is not super stiff or thick, you could easily put this in a bottle with a High Viscosity Pump. Happy hands are just a pump away!

Finished cream in jars.

Weighing the oils.

Ingredients before microwaving.

Weighing the additives

Blending the cream.


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About Andee

Director of Happiness. I'm a thirty-something soap snob. I've grown up with handmade soaps, and I love them! I really like making lotions, soaps, and perfumes. I adore mixing scents to come up with something new. My favorite scent is either Wicked or Cotton Candy. I tend to hoard fragrances, I even have an Earl Grey Tea from the MMS catalog. I won't tell you how old it is, but it sure is good!

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6 thoughts on “My Favorite Hand Cream

  • Mesha

    I love experimenting like a mad scientist with different oil combos and tweaking recipes from others. This one is going on my to do list with macadamia instead of the cherry.

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  • Leilani

    We are down to our last bit in out pumps (scraping out the sides with the pump ;). I’m waiting for the kids to go back to school so I can go into full soap and lotion making mode. Will have to try this one!

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  • sandman_max

    Shouldn’t there be some stearic acid in this? It’s in the original recipe.

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    • Taylor

      There can be stearic acid but we omitted it in this recipe for a lighter, less-thick lotion. Stearic Acid increases the thickness or viscosity of a cream considerably but it can also make it feel heavier.
      We opted for a ultra light and more fluid cream.


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