DIY Hand Cream

Prep Time: 
10 minutes prep + 2 hours chill
Number of Servings: 
One 10oz serving


  • 12 cup softened coconut oil
  • 12 cup cocoa butter
  • 1 Tbsp aloe vera juice
  • 3 Tbsp sweet almond oil
  • 10-15 drops lemon essential oil


  1. Put coconut oil and cocoa butter into a pan. Mix.
  2. Put the pan on low heat and mix until fully melted. Remove from heat.
  3. Add aloe vera juice, sweet almond oil, and lemon essential oil.
  4. Whisk until fully blended - do not let sit.
  5. Pour into containter of choice and cover.
  6. Refrigerate 2 hours or until hardened.


Do not use on irritated skin or if you have a nut allergy.


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