Your Cart is Empty

Continue Shopping
    • R 0.00 Subtotal
    • Free delivery for all orders over R450!

      Mastercardmobicred OzowVisa

    April 16, 2020 3 min read

    Easy Aloe & Chamomile Hand Lotion


    One thing that I’m sure everyone is struggling with now that we are all washing hands vigorously and sanitising multiple times a day, is dry hands. I’ve found myself moisturising nightly with a very thick and rich body cream that I had, but it did leave my hands feeling quite oily. While this may be fine for while you are sleeping, if you want to moisturise during the day and then still function without getting greasy prints everywhere, you need a non-greasy, easily absorbed hand lotion.


    This lotion formula employs the basic 75/25 rule (well more like 80/20 in this case but that’s fine) of liquid to oils, and contains a number of key ingredients that really make it work. I wanted it to contain soothing ingredients such as aloe vera, allantoin and hydrolyzed proteins to help take away any irritation from all the soap and alcohol. It also needed moisturisers so I used my favourite, avocado butter, as well as vegetable glycerine and grapeseed oil. Olive M is another star moisturiser. Our emulsifier, Eco E wax, brings everything together.


    The result is a simple, lovely moisturising hand cream that everyone can make, that is non greasy and super absorbent. It is delicately scented with soothing chamomile, plus a little goes a really long way!


    Soothing Aloe & Chamomile Hand Lotion

    50ml  aloe vera gel

    25ml freshly boiled and slightly cooled water

    5ml  vegetable glycerine

    6ml/1 heaped tsp  Eco E wax or you can use  polawax

    5ml/1 heaped tsp  avocado butter or another butter of choice

    5 ml  grapeseed oil or another oil of choice, I just used what I had on hand

    4ml  Olive M 300

    Optional: 5ml  cetyl alcohol will really thicken this lotion up beautifully. Just leave out if you don’t have - the end result will be slightly less thick but still perfectly usable.

    1 tsp  allantoin

    10 drops  hydrolyzed keratin

    10 drops  hydrolyzed wheat protein

    If you have  panthenol, use this instead of the keratin and wheat protein (I just used what I had on hand)

    2ml  Geogard 221 preservative

    5 drops  chamomile essential oil


    Tip: use a  250ml beaker! It’s ideal to measure quantities in and my hand blender fits perfectly inside so this eliminates any mess or spray up when blending.


    If you’re using a 250ml beaker, simply add the avo butter, grapeseed oil and Eco E wax, then melt in a hot water bath or pop in the microwave for a few seconds (the beaker is microwave safe). If you are using the cetyl alcohol, add this here too. Once melted, add the freshly boiled water and mix with a spoon. It will immediately start emulsifying with the oil mixture. Add the aloe vera gel, vegetable glycerine and Olive M, and stir well. I like to add in the preservative here to ensure that it incorporates well. Stick your hand blender in the beaker and gently blend with a few short bursts, pumping up and down as needed. Add the allantoin,hydrolyzed proteins (or panthenol if using) and the essential oil, and blend for another few seconds. Then place your beaker of lotion in the fridge for 10 minutes to cool, or simply leave it to cool at room temperature. Once cooled, you may want to blend a little bit more to really thicken it up. Decant into a pump bottle or a jar and use as needed.


    SHOP THE TOP INGREDIENTS:  allantoinhydrolyzed wheat proteinhydrolyzed keratinaloe vera gel250ml beaker

    4 Responses


    April 28, 2020

    Hi Vanessa, it is aloe barbadensis leaf juice. I will need to contact the supplier to find out where exactly it is grown.

    We don’t make any of the DIY products for sale sorry!


    April 28, 2020

    Hi Maretha, You can buy all the ingredients right here on our website. The ingredients in the recipe are hyperlinked so if you click the links they will take you to the respective product page :)


    April 28, 2020

    Hi there,

    I discovered your great website while looking for a pure organic aloe vera gel, love the story, purity and range of your products, I will be ordering soon!

    Please give me further info on the type of aloe you use for your gel and where it is grown?

    The recipe for the aloe and chammomile hand cream looks great, would it be possible for this cream to be made available for purchase for those who don’t want to make it and would prefer to buy the completed product?

    Much appreciated,


    April 28, 2020

    Where do you buy all the ingredients?

    Leave a comment

    Comments will be approved before showing up.