Homemade Hand Cleaner (For Dry Hands)

by Merissa on May 14, 2013

in Make Your Own

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Homemade Hand Cleaner

My hands tend to get so dry in the winter and since my skin is prone to eczema, that makes it even worse. Dry, red, itchy patches are nothing to laugh about and no amount of homemade lotion, homemade hand soap, or rash cream seems to completely help.

We wash our hands generally with a pure coconut oil soap that I buy from Tropical Traditions. It's very hard to find a corn free soap and this one only contains coconut oil, so it's definitely our fave right now. But, even though it gets our hands clean, it still dries them out, and with frequent washing to prevent winter germs, my hands just get worse and worse.

So I attempted to come up with a recipe for a homemade hand cleaner that could be used a few times a day instead of regular soap to restore my hands to their normal happy, healthy selves. Here's my recipe:


Homemade Hand Cleaner

What You Need:

  • 1/2 c. oats (I used rolled oats although I don't think it matters)
  • 1/2 c. raw sugar
  • 1/2 c. coconut milk or goat's milk
  • 1/4 c. olive oil
  • A few drops of Vitamin E oil


Pour the oats into a blender and blend until they make a course powder.


Pour the blended oats into a bowl. Add in the sugar, olive oil, and Vitamin E (will help preserve).

Add in the milk last; you may want to add more or less depending on how thick you want the scrub to be.


Pour the finished mixture into a jar or container and set next to your sink to use when you wash your hands. To restore your hands you don't need to use it every time you wash, but once or twice a day should help. Remember that this is an all natural mixture and won't last long sitting out so you could keep it in the fridge to extend it's life or make a smaller batch that you can use up in about a week.

Have you ever made your own homemade hand cleaner? Do you get dry winter hands?


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1 Melba Hanska May 14, 2013 at 6:16 pm

Melissa, your homemade recipes are wonderful and I’m really glad you included pictures of the processes. That will make it much easier when I try my hand at making the lotions and cleaners. Thanks,
Melba Hanska


2 Angelica August 26, 2013 at 9:44 pm

Do you have to use the Vitamin E oil? I don’t have any… And I’m sorry I’m commenting a lot. I just have so many questions!!!


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