Since I started making my own hand cream, I still use some Bath & Body Works products but I almost always have a batch of the homemade stuff around. With the moves and everything leading up to them, I ran out of the homemade stuff. With the cold weather, the baking and not having a dishwasher and having my hands in the water so much, my fingers have started cracking so I made another batch of the homemade stuff yesterday.
This is the original post where I shared the recipe I was given but it’s simply 16 oz. baby lotion (any brand, any “flavor”), 8 oz. Vitamin E cream, and 8 oz. Vaseline (I like the Vaseline with cocoa butter and please don’t tell me that I should not be using Vaseline, a petroleum based product. I’ve heard it before and I still use it and if you don’t want to use it . . find something else that works!). Because I was not about to go to Wal-Mart this time of year, I went to Family Dollar and their baby lotion was 11 oz. so I got two and used only part of the second bottle. Their Vitamin E cream was 16 oz. so I only used half of that. I’ll save the rest for the next batch. Vaseline seems to no longer come in an 8 oz. size so just use whatever you find.
If you have a hard time finding the Vitamin E cream, check Family Dollar or Dollar General stores. They seem to almost always have it. I’ve also noticed folks using the CVS brand so CVS Stores must have it too.
Dump it all in the mixer and mix it up and then fill your containers. If you’re keeping it all for yourself, which I mostly do, you can put it in any small jar or container with a lid. I’ll give some of this, along with the recipe, to my new friends around here. I found these little containers at Family Dollar:
I don’t even know if they were really $1 or if they were more but they are perfect for giving a small amount of this cream to someone else. I also can’t tell you how much the ingredients cost. The 11 oz. baby lotion containers were $3 each. I saw the price on those. The Family Dollar store is right next to Kroger and I needed a few things that Brookshire’s didn’t have (jasmine rice for one thing!) so I ran next door and started shopping while Vince paid for the stuff at Family Dollar.
This cream really is the best for my hands and feet and I use it on my face as a night cream too.