Miracle “Homemade” Hand Cream

Winters are just BRUTAL on the skin, and by this time of year my fingertips are usually cracking and bleeding like crazy. Walmart used to carry a store brand version of Eucerin that was $3.xx for a huge jar and it worked like a dream, but when I went in this year to get some the price has gone up to almost $10!  That’s quite a price change, WM!

So, I ran across this tutorial on Pinterest a few months ago and decided for the cost involved, I might as well give it a try.  I’ve been using it now since January, and I’m not only hooked, but I have a band of hand cream groupies that swear by it as well!  No cracking or bleeding on my fingertips, and my hands are so smooth and hydrated looking that I’ve actually had strangers comment on them.  The best part?  Couldn’t be easier to “make”.

Ingredients:

16 oz. baby lotion
8 oz. Vaseline
8 oz. Vitamin E Cream

I bought the WM brand baby lotion, WM brand petroleum jelly and a Vitamin E cream that comes in a 2 pack in the lotion aisle at WM.  Don’t worry too much about the exact ounces listed in the recipe; just buy the ingredients closest to the size you need and go with it.

Put it all in a large bowl, whip it well with your electric mixer and that’s it! It makes a ton…I put the finished lotion back in the empty petroleum jelly jar, the empty vitamin E jars, plus the extra plastic tub you see below.

When you apply it, a little goes a long way, so it lasts a long time.  It is a tiny bit greasy, so I use it a lot at night before bed, or in the morning as I’m headed out the door before I put my gloves on and by the time I get to where I’m going, it’s perfect. I even use it on my face around my eyes and mouth and my husband swears I have less wrinkles…bonus!

The baby lotion smell has been very popular with my family and friends, but I’ve also used the name brand cocoa butter scent and it is just heavenly.

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