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DIY hand moisturizer: Instructions for making a homemade moisturizer from simple, easy-to-find ingredients.
Those with dry skin problems, especially if localized on the hands, should do without using commercially available disinfectants, designed to kill hand bacteria and which have the side effect of causing dryness. Another precaution is to wash your hands only when it is really necessary so as not to undermine the natural barrier of our skin.
On this page we will see how to prepare onehomemade moisturizing hand creamstarting with easy-to-find ingredients.
DIY hand moisturizer
To prepare thisDIY moisturizer for hands, we will need ingredients such as aloe vera gel (you can extract it independently from the fleshy leaf of the aloe plant), essential oils of your choice between lavender, tea tree oil and Patchouli essential oil and, optionally, cinnamon.
Where to buy lavender or Patchouli essential oil?
In the dedicated articles, in addition to exposing the properties of these magnificent essential oils, you will also find information on where to buy them.
- Patchouli essential oil
- Lavender essential oil
Optional ingredients: cinnamon and tea tree oil
Cinnamon is rich in substances with antibacterial properties, which in addition to hydrating the dry skin of hands he also wants to protect himself from bacteria, he can add a spoonful of cinnamon powder and a few drops of tea tree oil to the DIY moisturizer. Cinnamon, like tea tree oil, is popular for its ability to prevent the proliferation of fungi and bacteria. To obtain a disinfectant effect, add 1/2 teaspoon of cinnamon powder and 3 drops of tea tree oil to the ingredients of the recipe below.
Ingredients to prepare the DIY hand moisturizer:
- A spoonful of aloe vera gel
- 6 drops of lavender or Patchouli essential oil
- Natural mineral water
- optional, for a disinfectant effect:
3 drops of tea tree oil and half a teaspoon of ground cinnamon.
The recipe of theDIY moisturizer for dry handsit is very quick to prepare.
Put a saucepan on the stove over very low heat and melt the aloe vera gel. When the aloe is liquid, add the drops of essential oil and a few teaspoons of mineral water. If you have chosen to add cinnamon too, this is the right time to do it, mix well.
Pour the mixture into a clean, dry jar and use it every morning and evening to moisturize the skin on your hands.
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- DIY hand cream (an alternative recipe)
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