They belong to the most expressive and hard working parts of our body and deserve some good care for sure.
We are talking about hands and here you will find some homemade natural beauty recipes for hands.
They contain natural ingredients including essential oils which you can easily find in health shops or pharmacies.
These recipes will give you a spa like hand treatment at home for certain conditions such as sagginess, lack of hydration, wrinkles, skin irritation and eczema.
Precaution Tips for Using Essential Oils
Some of the essential oils that are used in our natural hand care recipes are lavender, neroli, patsouli, geranium, chamomile, lemon, lime, orange, mandarine, grapefruit, pergamonto (my favorite essence,) ylang ylang and sandalwood. While all of these have antiseptic and calming qualities, the citrus essential oils have skin tightening properties as well.
Never use essential oils on your skin before diluting them in a carrier oil such as almond oil, olive oil, balsam oil or any other because they can be harmful and skin irritating.
It is also better not to be used by pregnants, breast feeding women and children. If you experience any allergic effect, you should stop their use immediately.
Of course, you can buy essential oils online, just always check that you choose original products from trustworthy sources. You might find that some of those oils are a bit expensive for the small bottles that they are often contained in but keep in mind that they will last for long since you only need to use few drops.
Essential oils can have multiple uses. Personally, I also love using them in cologne sprays and essential oil diffusers.
Natural Recipe for Saggy Hands
Add 2ml of balsam oil and another 2 of avocado oil in 30 grams of a fragrance free and pH neutral base cream. Then, 2 drops of lavender essential oil, 3 drops of neroli and 2 of chamomile. Apply on your hands and massage your skin softly with circular upward movements.
Another possible combination of essential oils is 2 drops of pergamonto, 3 drops of lavender oil and 2 of geranium.
Natural Remedy for Tight Skin on Hands and Arms
Grate 10 grams of beeswax, preferably organic, and mix with 40 ml of avocado oil or almond oil. Put the mixture in a bain marie until it melts. Let it cool and then add 5-6 drops of rose water and 10 drops of essential oils.
For a tightening effect, lemon, orange, mandarine and lime essential oils are ideal. Massage the mixture on the skin, moving gently upwards from the wrists to the shoulders and then downwards but fast.
Deep Hydration Recipe for Hands
In a 200 ml bottle, add 50 ml of rose water, 15 ml of glycerine, 1 teaspoon of apple cider vinegar, 1 teaspoon of honey and mix well. Then, add 15 drops of essential oils of your own preference.
It is better to use 3 different oils so that the essences do not collide intensely when mixed with each other.
You can get another hydrating natural solution for hands if you melt a piece of cocoa butter in a bain marie and add between 3 to 4 tablespoons of jojoba oil. Remove the mixture and let it cool. Once it is cold, add 5 drops of neroli essential oil and another 5 of sandalwood.
Anti Aging Hand Recipe
In 30 grams of a base cream, add 2 capsules of vitamin E (liquid form), 2 ml of sesame oil which is also rich in vitamin E, and finally 4 drops of myrrh, 4 drops of frankincense, 2 of Chios mastic powder and 3 drops of balsam oil.
Recipe for Skin Irritation and Eczema on Hands
In 30 grams of a base cream, add 2 ml of wheat germ oil, 2 capsules of vitamin E in liquid form, 10 drops of lavender essential oil, 4 drops of chamomile and 4 of neroli.
It is more preferable to use German chamomile oil which contains a very soothing substance, azulene. The latter is also the reason why this oil has a blue color. Still, keep in mind that it doesn’t stain your hands.
Natural Scrub Recipe for Hands
Create a mixture of sugar with honey and apply on your shoulders moving softly and slowly downwards. Alternatively, you can mix a handful of crushed almonds with a little honey. Using a natural body scrub can remove the dead cells and prepares your skin for better absorption of the moisturizing products that are going to follow.
Anti Cuticle Recipe for Pretty Fingernails
In a bowl, make a mixture using 2 tablespoons of balsam oil and 6-7 tablespoons of lemon essential oil. Dive your fingernails into the bowl and leave them in for 15 minutes. Then, remove and dry well.
You can perform this anti cuticle treatment once every day for a week and then repeat regularly. Keeping a bottle containing this mixture in the fridge so that you can use it again seems very handy.
In conclusion, the products you will get by preparing the above natural beauty recipes for your hands can last you for a little time but if the quantity is more, you can keep the mixtures in glass airtight jars in the fridge for even up to 2 months.