Make Your Own Honey Whipped Hand Cream

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Do you have sore cracked heels, elbows, and dry skin? This honey whipped homemade hand cream may help you! Here in Southern Utah the air is dry and makes my elbows, heels, and knuckles super dry and cracked. It works great for any dry area on your body. I have really dry skin and so I decided to do a little research on making my own hand and body cream.

I called a friend in California who has been making her own hand cream and soap products for many years. She gave me several tips to start with and then I ordered the products she suggested. There is really something amazing if you are thinking about making your own skincare products.

Dermatologist Samples

When I go to the dermatologist twice a year he typically hands out samples for us to try. Sometimes he has lip balm or hand cream. It’s nice to be able to see which one works before you spend the money for a container that might not work, right?

One thing about this recipe is that it only has four ingredients. I love that we can choose the fragrance with our own essential oils. We all know some oils smell wonderful and others have a healing power to them. You get to choose the one you want to use.

Ingredients To Make Hand Cream

Kitchen Tools We Need

  • Double Boiler
  • Hand or Stand Mixer
  • Measuring Cups
  • Glass Containers for Storage (I used my 4-Ounce Mason Jars)
  • Ball White Lids (optional-easier to open and close)
  • Scale (optional)
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What Is Organic Shea Butter?

If you are wondering what it is, you are not alone. I had to look online to read all about it. This is what I learned. It is one of the most versatile raw ingredients that can be used in making home skin products.

The brand of shea butter I purchased is made up of the finest nuts of the African Shea Tree ( Vitellaria Paradoxa). Shea butter is rich in Vitamins A, E, and F, according to the package. It also states it provides the skin with essential fatty acids and the nutrients to promote collagen production.

How To Make Hand Cream

1. Melt Coconut Oil and Shea Butter

I used a double boiler over medium heat to melt the coconut oil, shea butter, and honey together.

Hand Cream Melting

2. Place Mixture In Refrigerator To Solidify

After the mixture melts, you place the pan in the refrigerator to solidify the ingredients. It takes about 4-5 hours and lots of patience. I kept checking it and it seemed like it took forever!

Hand Cream Solidify

3. After It Solidifies Scoop Into A Mixer Bowl

You will see the honey at the bottom of the pan, that’s totally normal.

Hand Cream Ready To Whip

4. Use A Mixer To Whip The Hand Cream

I used my 6-quart Kitchen Aid to whip this mixture with the flat beater.

Hand Cream Mixer

5. Whip The Hand Cream Until Fluffy-Add Vanilla or Essential Oils

It doesn’t take very long to whip this hand cream! This is so easy to make and so fun! You can add essential oils when you open a new jar. If the temperature gets too warm in your home, place the jars in the refrigerator. Place a ribbon around them and share them with friends.

Hand Cream Whipped

6. Place The Whipped Hand Cream In Glass Jars

This recipe will fill ten-1/2 pint mason jars. You can see I used the Ball White Lids listed above.

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Hand Cream In Jars

Honey Whipped Hand Cream Recipe

4.5 from 2 votes
Hand Cream In Jars
Honey Whipped Hand Cream by Food Storage Moms
Prep Time
5 mins
Cook Time
20 mins
Total Time
25 mins
Servings: 10 1/2 pints
  • 16 -ounces Organic Extra Virgin Coconut Oil
  • 16 -ounces Organic Unrefined Shea Butter
  • 3/4 cup Raw Honey
  • 3 tablespoons Organic Pure Vanilla Extract
  • Essential Oils (optional)
  1. Combine the coconut oil, shea butter, and honey in a double boiler. Melt over medium heat, stirring constantly. Depending on your stove it may take 10-20 minutes to totally melt the ingredients. After it melts, remove from heat and place in the refrigerator to solidify the mixture. It will take about 4-5 hours. Once the mixture is ready, scoop pieces into your stand mixer bowl. I used my Kitchen Aid flat beater attachment to "whip" the mixture. You can use a heavy-duty hand mixer if desired. Now, add the vanilla, and or essential oils of choice. This recipe will fill ten-1/2 pint mason jars. Place a lid on and screw tight. Place jars in the refrigerator, if desired.

Final Word

Here is one more way to be prepared for the unexpected. We can sell or barter this hand cream when needed. Please keep prepping and store what you will eat. May God bless this world, Linda

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17 thoughts on “Make Your Own Honey Whipped Hand Cream

  • August 2, 2019 at 8:12 am

    5 stars
    I have been making my own skin care products for several years now. My skin is so dry that sometimes I wonder how I could possibly still have skin!!

    When I started making my own products, I told my doctor that I had 17 bottles or tubes of hand/body lotions and not one worked for me! He gave me samples as well but those were not enough to really see if they worked or not.

    Then, I learned how to make lip balm and thought, why not bars? I used the basic recipe for lip balm but made lotion bars instead and added tea tree oil. Within 3 days of using my homemade bars, a particularly tough area of cracked, peeling skin was completely healed. I was sold!

    I haven’t made body butters to date for the simple reason that I don’t have a large stand mixer and learned from a couple of websites that a hand mixer will not work well and possibly the motor would burn out before the butter was whipped.

    • August 2, 2019 at 11:28 am

      Hi Leanne, oh my gosh, I love hearing this! I got the giggles over the 17 bottles, and they are not cheap!! Oh, I want to learn how to make lip balm, that will be my next project! I love it! Linda

  • August 2, 2019 at 8:18 am

    Hi, Linda! I’ve been making cream like this for years and it works far better than anything you can find in the store. I never thought of putting vanilla extract in it, though. I love the aroma of vanilla, so I’ll have to try that, next time I make it. As a side note, if you have dry or frizzy hair, after you rub the cream into your hands, run your fingers through your hair, especially the ends. It will tame it right down.

    I hope all is well with you and Mark. Take care and big hugs, Mare

    • August 2, 2019 at 11:29 am

      Hi Mare, oh my gosh, I love hearing this! There is something so rewarding making your own stuff, right? Hand cream, etc. It’s good to hear from you! Stay safe and well! Big hugs, Linda

  • August 3, 2019 at 4:58 pm

    How long will this keep in the jar?

    • August 3, 2019 at 7:14 pm

      Hi Beth, I would think it’s similar to any hand cream you buy. BUT there are no preservatives. I know coconut oil lasts longer than olive oil. I think we will use it up before we have to worry about it. It all depends on how dry our skin is, I guess. Not sure on shelf-life. Linda

      • August 3, 2019 at 9:32 pm

        Thanks Linda! A couple of years ago I discovered I was allergic to amtibacterials and all forms of formaldehyde (surprisingly in nearly everything!). Thanks so much for this fabulous recipe!!!! Can’t wait to make it!

  • December 4, 2019 at 3:45 pm

    This recipe looks great! How long does it keep for?
    Should it be refrigerated or no need? Thankyou!

    • December 4, 2019 at 3:48 pm

      Hi Donna, I’m not sure how long it keeps because there are no preservatives but if it softens I place it in the frig. I live in the desert and the humidity is very dry here. My family and friends love it, Linda

  • December 17, 2019 at 12:48 pm

    4 stars
    I loved making this but while it moisturises wonderfully it is leaving my hands sticky, any idea what I got wrong?

    • December 17, 2019 at 1:41 pm

      Hi Chloe, I’m not sure. Everyone that makes it loves it. My friends ask me to make some for them all the time. I wonder if it’s the brands you are using? I wish I knew. My recipe is not sticky. I’m so sorry. Linda

      • February 25, 2020 at 10:55 am

        I love this recipe but I am having the same issue with it being too sticky. Is there something I can add at this point to lessen this? Thank you

        • February 25, 2020 at 1:00 pm

          Hi Rachel, I wish I knew how to fix it. Mine is not sticky. Mine is like coconut oil in a jar and I use very little of it. I’m so sorry, my family uses it all the time to remove their makeup and soften their skin. Darn, I wish I could help. Linda

  • April 24, 2020 at 7:24 am

    Can I ask a question on the amount of honey. Is it 3 quarters of a cup or 3 or 4 cups? I really want to try it. Love if you can let me know.

  • May 3, 2020 at 12:54 am

    This recipe looks really promising! Could I use hemp oil instead of coconut oil? Also do you know for sure if an electric hand mixer would work for whipping this?

    • May 3, 2020 at 7:42 am

      Hi Carina, I have never used hemp oil. If you have a heavy-duty hand mixer it may work. You can use a spoon if you are worried. It will just take longer. It all depends on your hand mixer. Please don’t use it if you are worried. Linda


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