The Best Essential Oil to Add to Your Hand Cream

In these trying times, it is more important than ever to take care of yourself. A little self-care goes a long way. If the circumstances are stressing you out, engage in self-care activities to keep yourself occupied and grounded. Or, if you’re running out of things to do in lockdown, you can play around with some DIY projects. Botanic Hearth has got you covered on that front. 

Discover the best essential oil to add to your hand cream for softer and more youthful-looking hands. Explore our top 5 picks for our favorite essential oils for a hand cream for your own DIY hand creams! 

Top 5 Essential Oils for DIY Hand Cream 

For dry hands, essential oils are the perfect savior. Many work to moisturize the skin, reducing the appearance of cracks and wrinkles on the hands. Not all oils have the same properties, and some are better than others. Our skincare experts have narrowed down 5 best oils for a homemade hand cream for cracked skin. 

The Best Essential Oil to Add to Your Hand Cream - 5 best essential oils

  1. Lavender Oil 

We are all familiar with the divine fragrance that lavender oil exudes. But it’s not just the scent that we’re after. Lavender oil softens the hands with its intense hydration properties. Moreover, it protects the hands from environmental stressors that accelerate aging. 

Adding lavender oil also improves the texture of the hand cream itself, turning it into a soft balm that melts in your hands. This makes the application much smoother. 

  1. Eucalyptus Oil 

This is the perfect uplifting essential oil to add to your skincare routine. You can add this to any beauty product just because it smells so good. But in hand cream, eucalyptus oil works to make it soothing for the skin. 

Moreover, eucalyptus oil has antioxidant properties that help reduce the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines. Contributing to making the formula of the hand cream more invigorating, it gives the skin a cooling sensation. 

  1. Peppermint Oil 

In the winter time, skin is especially vulnerable to dryness and can form cracks. For this time of year, peppermint is not just a flavor of candy cane. It is the secret to youthful and moisturized hands. It's an excellent addition to your homemade hand cream for winter. 

One way that you can avoid cracked hands in the winter is by adding a few drops of peppermint oil to your hand cream. After adding the oil, apply the mixture onto your skin and pull on a pair of gloves. Sleep with your gloves on overnight and wake up to soft and smooth hands! 

  1. Tea Tree Oil 

Tea tree oil is widely considered to be the cornerstone of skincare. Its naturally energizing properties make it essential in every bathroom cabinet. 

Tea tree oil can add  richness and luxuriousness to the texture of hand cream. Moreover, it has sanitizing properties which are crucial during the pandemic. Providing intense hydration, tea tree oil is your best friend if you’ve got dry skin. 

  1. Lemongrass Oil 

Lemongrass oil has astringent properties that help combat external stressors. It protects your hands from environmental pollutants that may cause damage. 

It has antioxidant properties that purify the skin making it appear radiant and clear. It also detoxifies the skin, reducing the appearance of cracks and fine lines. Adding a few drops of lemongrass oil to your hand cream can do wonders for your skin. 

Those were our top picks for the best essential oils to add to your hand cream. Try out one of these oils in your skincare routine for the softest and smoothest hands. Visit Botanic Hearth’s website to check out our range of essential oils.