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Almond Hand



About the cream

Your local pharmacy and supermarket will be able to supply you with all of the ingredients required for this wonderful hand cream.

Best for red and chapped hands the almond hand cream is quite simple to produce.

Mix a batch with the measurements, right, and when you feel confident about the product you can expand the measurements to produce larger batches for gifts or Fete sale.

Those small takeaway containers that hold the sauce or mashed potato would make ideal containers for this project or you may find similar at your supermarket.

This cream is best applied in the evening by rubbing in and removing any excess.

What you will need

A double saucepan, a wooden spoon and containers for the finished product.

  • 57 g Cocoa Butter
  • 57 g Almond Oil
  • 3 drops or so of your favourite essential or fragrant oil
How to do it

With water in the bottom part of the double saucepan, place the cocoa butter in the top one over a low heat to melt.

Add the almond oil and mix well before mixing in the fragrant oil. Stir until cool before packaging.


Fragrant or Essential Oil: You don't want to overdo the fragrance and the different styles you can buy differ greatly in strength so, initially, add less Fragrance than you think you will need and then repeat the final mix with a little more if required.

This will also give you a better blend.

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