How to Make Solid Hand cream Using Beeswax & Olive Oil

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How to Make Solid Hand cream Using Beeswax & Olive Oil
Handmade hand cream can be more gentle on sensitive skin. (Jupiterimages/Comstock/Getty Images)

If you have excessively dry and sensitive skin, try using a commercially-produced hand cream to sooth your irritated skin. However, many hand creams contain harsh chemical ingredients that make sensitive skin worse. One solution is to make your own homemade hand cream using natural ingredients that are gentle on the skin and will sooth dryness. Make hand cream using ingredients that can be purchased from a soap-making store or grocery store.

Skill level:
Easy

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Things you need

  • Coffee can
  • 2 pots
  • 227gr. beeswax
  • 2 candy thermometers
  • 118ml. olive oil
  • Blender
  • 56.7gr. aloe vera gel
  • 473ml. glass jar with lid

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Instructions

  1. 1

    Place a coffee can inside of a pot and fill the pot with water. Place the pot on a stove and heat it until the water boils.

  2. 2

    Fill the coffee can with 227gr. of beeswax and reduce the heat to medium-low. Place a candy thermometer into the coffee can to measure the temperature of the beeswax.

  3. 3

    Pour 118ml.of olive oil into another pot and place another candy thermometer into the pot to measure the temperature.

  4. 4

    Pour the beeswax and the olive oil into a blender once both substances reach 37.8 degrees Celsius. Blend the mixture on high for 10 seconds to combine the substances well.

  5. 5

    Pour 56.7gr. of aloe vera gel into the blender, and blend the mixture on high for 20 seconds. This will both cool the hand cream and make sure that the cream is properly combined.

  6. 6

    Pour the hand cream into a glass jar and allow the cream to cool for three hours. The resulting hand cream should be solid inside the jar. Screw the lid onto the jar and refrigerate it until use. Store the hand cream in a refrigerator for up to six months.

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