This homemade shea butter hand cream is amazing! It has the super-moisturizing power of pure raw shea butter. I also added coconut oil and infused it with ylang ylang and lavender essential oils. The scent is light and pleasant. I personally do not like heavily scented products – especially synthetic ones – instant headache from that over here. This is all-natural in every way and the perfect addition to your beauty regimen. I made this to go along with my Pink Himalayan Salt Scrub and it’s made my summer skin glow!
I am so happy to be experimenting with making my homemade beauty products. It’s something I always wanted to do, but I was a bit intimidated by it. I thought it would be too difficult – which it isn’t at all – and I thought it would be too expensive – which it also isn’t. I’m actually saving money! If you could see how big a smile I have on my face you would be smiling too! Once you start making your own homemade beauty products, I promise you will feel exactly the way I feel right now!
- 4 oz pure raw shea butter
- 1 tbsp fractionated coconut oil
- 1 tsp arrowroot powder
- 20 drops ylang ylang essential oil
- 10 drops lavender essential oil
- Gently melt the shea butter over the stove using a double boiler. If you don't have one, just fill a saucepan with a couple inches of water, then fit an oven-safe bowl over the top.
- Remove from heat and stir the coconut oil into the shea butter.
- Place the mixture in the fridge to cool for 30 minutes, or until half-way solidified again.
- With a hand-mixer, beat the shea butter until light and fluffy. Mix in arrowroot powder and essential oils and blend until nice and creamy. Place in a 4 oz glass jar with lid. Use as often as needed.
Go ahead and pamper yourself with this one – you deserve it!
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Ah, I can almost smell it! I Love creams like this that actually work AND Smell good. I haven’t been able to buy cream from a drugstore in ages.
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Cheyanne @ No Spoon Necessary says
Gah! Since packing for my move to North Carolina, the actual move, the unpacking, the starting to get settled… I have been SO behind on catching up on my favorite blogs! I am sorry I am late to this post, but OH SO HAPPY I am finally here reading it! Shea butter is heaven for my skin and I can’t believe you actually MADE some! OMG- how awesome! I am TOTALLY doing this! I’m super excited because making it myself is going to save me a lot of dollah-dollah-billz! Plus, I’m not big on heavily scented lotions, creams, etc either- so this is PERFECT!! Cheers to a beautiful weekend! 😉
Awesome Cheyenne! We used to live in North Carolina, good luck with the move. =) I’m loving being able to make my homemade lotions and such, it’s been so much fun, I can’t wait to make more stuff =)
chrysta @ noshed says
I love this. Ylang ylang is one of my favorite scents. It just makes me calm and happy. So peaceful!
the scent is very light and I really like the combo of ylang ylang and lavender together =)
Del Ann says
I love Shea butter so much because it’s amazing how it can make my skin super soft. Once, I got salted caramel shea butter lotion from Sephora as a gift and it was amazing. I’m excited to try out this recipe and super interested to see how the scent will turn out. I’m a huge fan of floral scents so I think this is going to be good!
Didn’t know it was that easy to make your own hand cream! I like that you used Ylang Ylang and Lavender. Just thinking about the smell is making me feel more relaxed. Perfect because these scents are not too strong, just right to soothe the senses.
kevin M says
I love ylang ylang. I always wondered how to put that in a cream. Thanks for this great recipe.
This is amazing. I will try to find this product and try it for myself. I will experiment making my own product in the future.
Your recipes remind me of those traditional herbal doctors. You sure know your stuff! My wife tried to make some of this, and boy did it smell wonderful. The ingredients aren’t really difficult to find in our area. The process isn’t really that difficult to follow. I am sure that the readers appreciate that you shared this. Thanks!
Kezia Vivi Karlim says
I frequently apply shea butter for my dried hands, it helps to sooth my skin and keep it moist for day.
This recipe for homemade shea butter truly fantastic, it is cost saving and it bring certain satisfaction for being able to make it myself.
I am going to try this. I love Shea butter for skin and hair. I think that the raw Shea butter works best especially before they add things into some of the store products that have Shea butter in them. This looks like a great cream for my skin.
Agnes Magdaraog says
I loved so much the scent of the Ylang- Ylang!, I have tried the Ylang- Ylang pure oil based parfum, and that was really good, because it has its distinctive floral not so strong and not so mild scent. My grandmother always has this as her best must have regiment. For a couple of years I used and made my homemade Aloe Vera Body Scrub and Aloe Vera Moisturizer with pure extracts of Orchid petals, (you can used any type of Orchid). My body really smells good, nourished and moisturized and my home smells always terrific. Not only that, its purely organic, environment friendly, and budget friendly.
Shea butter, hmmm, never tried it, but I heard it has a lot of benefits, mostly if you do it at home, with all natural ingredients. Would try this cream, for sure.
This sounds amazing! I will have to find these ingredients and get busy concocting my own lotions and potions.
Can you use regular coconut oil instead of fractionated oil? Are you using the fractionated oil so that it won’ t have a more oily/greasy feeling? What is the purpose of using fractionated oil in this recipe compared to just regular coconut oil? Thanks.
Virgin coconut oil is solid at lower room temperatures, making it too heavy to use as a facial oil. Virgin coconut oil is less processed so it maintains lauric acid and other long-chain fatty acids. Fractionated coconut oil stays liquid in form, even in lower temperatures.
jessica morgan says
This is beautiful write up and i found it very interesting. I am also fond of shea butter for its many benefits for skin. Ive also written many blogs on the same subject on my website https://www.hairweavesandextensionsmd.com/blog. Do give them a read.
thanks for stopping by and I will definitely check out your blog!