Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Hand Cream for a Year

I read a lot of blogs each day, along with Facebook and Twitter. One of my favorite blogs mainly deals with quilting but she occasionally puts a recipe or a knitting project out there. One day, she mentioned making a cream for her hands, feet, elbows and knees. She even posted the recipe. I printed it out and decided to try it myself.

Homemade Hand Cream
16 oz. Baby lotion
8 oz. petroleum jelly
8 oz. Vitamin E cream

Mix together in a glass or ceramic bowl with beaters till it resembles frosting.

That's it...no more....I used the cheapest ingredients I could find a the dollar store. I found small round travel-sized containers at Walmart for $1.00/2. Also found some small 1/2 pint food containers there - really inexpensive.

The whole operation took less than 1/2 hour and that included putting the cream in the jars and washing up. I gave one of the small travel-sized jars to each of the girls at the library and told them when they needed more, let me know. I think there is probably enough for an entire year on my counter. It takes a VERY little bit of this to moisturize your hands, elbow, or heels. Really, with the petroleum jelly in there, it's quite moist! I put a bit on my feet before I go to bed and my heels are really healing up nicely.

So if you're in the area, and you need hand cream...stop by. I've got plenty to share!

Thanks for stopping by.