Too much hand washing has its toll on the skin. A lot of us already see this. Hence, we figured this is the right time to share with you a simple natural hand moisturizer recipe you can make at home. It requires only 2 ingredients, is all-natural, and very easy to make. In addition, this natural moisturizer can be used not only on the hands but also on the face.
Why Go for a Natural Hand Moisturizer?
This hand moisturizer contains no skin allergens or irritants whatsoever. The most common skin irritants found in conventional cosmetics are dyes, perfumes, and chemical preservatives. More so, most hand moisturizers you find in stores are not cruelty-free, and ones that aren’t cruelty-free, are usually much more expensive than this natural hand moisturizer here that you can make yourself. Without further ado, let’s get into the simple recipe.
The 2-Ingredient Natural Hand Moisturizer
You Will Need
- a glass bottle pump dispenser (8 oz – 230 ml)
- vegetal glycerin (4 oz – 115 ml)
- rose water (4 oz – 115 ml)
- Wash the glass bottle dispenser well before getting started.
- Add equal parts of vegetal glycerin and rose water into the recipient.
- Shake well and you’re natural hand moisturizer is done.
Reduce or increase the glycerin content, to obtain a more or less oily lotion, for your particular skin type. You can purchase the rose water online, or you can make it at home, following the recipe in this article: How to Make Rose Water – The Original Recipe.
Due to the fact that this natural hand moisturizer does not contain preservatives, it has a shorter shelf life, like all homemade natural skincare. To make the most of it, store the hand moisturizer in a dry or cool place when you don’t use it.
DIY Natural Hand Moisturizer Gel Recipe
You can also make a natural hydrating hand gel if you want. This is how you can make it:
- mix 1 tsp of gelatin in 150 ml of warm water
- add 1 tsp rose, lavender, or orange essential oil to the gelatin
- add 3 tbsp vegetal glycerin
- pour in a pump bottle and shake well
When buying essential oils, make sure they are pure essences. Also, do not exceed the indicated number of drops/tsp in the recipe.
You Can Find The Ingredients for the DIY Hand Moisturizer Here
Allergic Reactions to Natural Hand Moisturizers
Allergic reactions to homemade natural skincare are very rare, however, sometimes these things can happen. What you can do as a preventative measure is to do a simple test to determine if your skin is OK with this natural skin product.
Apply just a little bit of the natural hand moisturizer on the inside of your palm and wait for the next 24 hours. If you do not notice any reaction on the skin, you can safely use this natural hand moisturizer with confidence.