Hands Feeling Brittle? Try Out This DIY Hand Repair Cream

Are you washing your hands so often that they feel extra dry and brittle? Then you need o try this DIY moisturizing repair cream.


Ingredients: (makes 2oz)

1.5 tsp cocoa butter

1.5 tsp beeswax

1 tsp argan oil

1 tsp jojoba oil

1 tsp olive oil

2 fl oz (60ml) mineral water

1 tbsp emulsifying wax (this combines oil and water)

1 tsp glycerin

8 drops melissa essential oil

5 drops (essential oils): myrrh oil, mandarin oil, lemon oil


Steps to make:

  1. Using the double boiler method, melt the beeswax, cocoa butter, and carrier oils to create an emulsion.

  2. Remove from the heat once melted.

  3. In a separate pot, boil the mineral water to 175°F, then add the emulsifying wax and glycerin. Stir well.

  4. Add the hot oil mixture (step 1) to the hot water mixture (step 3). Whisk together with an electronic whisk or stick blender til smooth.

  5. Add the drops of essential oils (myrrh, mandarin, lemon) to the above mix and continue to whisk.

  6. Pour into a sterilized jar and leave to cool down before closing with the lid. Once cool, place the lid on the jar and store it in a cool dark place for up to 3 months.

  7. To use: Apply generously to hands and nails as needed.


If you don't have access to cocoa butter try using shea or mango butter. Let me know how it works for you! Stay beautiful xo


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