Homemade Cream for Cracked Hands

Updated: Nov 11, 2020

Homemade Cream for Cracked Hands
General Information
  • Hand Creams
  • Topical
  • Easy
  • 20 minutes
  • About 1.5 cups


  • beeswax
  • Cacao butter
    Cacao butter
  • Shea butter
    Shea butter
  • Lavender essential oil
    Lavender essential oil
  • Almond oil
    Almond oil
  • Geranium essential oil
    Geranium essential oil
  • 2 teaspoons of beeswax
  • 2 teaspoons of cacao butter
  • 2 teaspoons of shea butter
  • 8 drops of lavender essential oil
  • 1 teaspoon of almond oil
  • 8 drops of geranium essential oil


Whether they happen due to winter, frequent washing, or other causes, dry, cracked hands can be really painful. Luckily, this cream has what it takes to bring relief, including butters extracted from shea and cacao; skin-repairing oil from almond; as well as soothing and regenerative essential oils derived from lavender and geranium.

  1. Place the beeswax, cacoa butter, almond oil, and shea butter in a bowl and slowly melt them in a double boiler. Stir occasionally.(5 minutes)
  2. Mix in the levender and geranium essential oils and place the bowl in the fridge for 15 minutes to set.(15 minutes)
  3. Whip with a spoon or a handheld mixer. Then transfer to a glass container.

Apply to clean hands as often as needed. Use within six months. For severely cracked hands, you may apply a thick coat of the cream, put cotton gloves on, and leave them on overnight.