Homemade natural hand cream DIY recipe

Homemade natural hand cream – DIY recipe

We all love to live the life of luxury, but that doesn’t necessarily mean that we have to break the bank every time. At Malée, we love the DIY process as it gives us time to wind down and do something that we love, plus it feels good to make things yourself. When we’re busy during the week, it is really important to have some form of therapy over the weekend, whether it is shopping or even making your own homemade natural hand cream!


Are you ready? Let’s get started. Homemade natural hand cream DIY:



  • 120ml sweet almond oil
  • 60ml coconut oil
  • 60g beeswax
  • 2tbsp shea butter
  • (optional) 10-20 drops of essential oils (we suggest a 10/10 split of lavender and patchouli – more information down below)



  1. Set up a bowl over a pot of gently simmering water
  2. Add the almond oil, coconut oil, beeswax and shea butter to the bowl
  3. Incorporate the ingredients really well as they begin to melt
  4. If you are adding essential oils, add them and incorporate them into the mixture at this point
  5. Pour the mixture into any jar or container that you wish to store it in, and let it cool
  6. Enjoy!


The use of sweet almond oil and coconut oil in skincare throughout history is nothing new as they truly have magic properties. They both act as moisturising agents and are very high in vitamin E which is an antioxidant that helps fight against the aging process.

Beeswax helps your skin retain its moisture by forming a protective layer over your skin and is perfect for those with sensitive skin as it is hypoallergenic, whilst shea butter is rich in vitamins A and E that are essential for youthful, healthy skin.

Could there be a better mix of ingredients in a homemade hand cream? Probably not!

Whilst you can use any essential oils of your choice, we opt for a split of lavender and patchouli as it combines the wonderful fragrance of lavender with the antiseptic and anti-aging properties of patchouli. Did you know that these aren’t the only benefits of patchouli?  If you are feeling adventurous, why not try an equally skin loving combination of aloe vera oil and tea tree oil? We hope you liked this DIY natural hand cream recipe. Please let us know if you tried to create it yourself!