Must try DIY Hand Oil Recipe Using Essential Oils at Home

Ever glance at your hands and feel like they're betraying your real age? You're not alone. Our hands, often overlooked in our skincare routines, can be the ultimate telltale sign of the passing years. The good news? We hold the key to turning back the clock right at our fingertips – quite literally.

Our hands work hard every day, and yet, we frequently neglect to pamper them. The result? Wrinkles, fine lines, and dryness can add years to our appearance. But what if there was a simple solution to recapturing that youthful glow? Enter the world of oils – carrier oils, also known as vegetable oils, are the natural wonders that can transform the skin on our hands beautifully.

Let’s delve into the art of hand care, exploring how regular moisturizing with oils can make your hands appear smoother, more youthful, and less wrinkled. The truth is, taking care of your hands isn't just about vanity; it's about feeling confident and maintaining a youthful aura. By nourishing our hands with the right oils, we have the power to rewrite the narrative, leaving others guessing about our true age.

So, let's rediscover the beauty of our hands by starting with an easy and simple DIY Hand Oil for younger-looking hands you can make at home to keep your hands smooth, soft and younger-looking.

Here is a list of our top 5 essential oils for hands

Lavender Essential Oil

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Lavender (Lavandula angustifolia) Essential Oil is steam distilled from the flower tops of the lavender herb-like bush.  The essential oil is loaded with molecules that have been shown to reduce inflammation and soothe away dryness and irritation. Plus, its aroma is very calming to our mind.

Cedarwood Essential Oil

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Cedarwood  (Cedrus atlantica) essential oil is steam distilled from the wood of a tall, majestic Cedar tree that is native to the Middle East.  Rich with history and used for centuries as an incense to connect us to the divine, Cedarwood can stir deep feelings, and open our hearts to more honestly connect with others. For the skin, it offers so many benefits like promoting skin resilience and repair, while evening skin tone.

Ylang Ylang Essential Oil

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Ylang Ylang  (Cananga odorata) essential oil is a steam distilled from the large orchid-like flowers of this tropical tree.  The aroma from the Ylang Ylang flowers is rich and jasmine-like and has been used for centuries for beautification.  It’s reparative, and regenerative and soothes skin irritation.

Geranium Essential Oils


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Geranium (Graveolens asperum) essential oil is steam distilled from the leaves of a fragrant bush that also has some beautiful pink flowers. The essential oil has a light fresh rose-like aroma that connects us directly to our hearts, balancing our feelings and giving us the confidence to express how we feel, while softening and easing dryness and skin irritation, offering a sense of deep restorative balance to our skin.

Black Pepper Essential Oil

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Black Pepper (Piperita nigrum) Essential Oil is steam distilled from the dried peppercorns from the peppercorn tree. It stimulates the flow of energy and brings in vibrancy and glow to our skin.


Here’s how to get soft hands. Read below for our DIY Hand Oil for Younger Looking Hands

This recipe makes 1 one-ounce bottle for a total of about 28 grams.

What you’ll need:

  • Small digital scale
  • Measuring cups and spoons, or glass beakers
  • Stirrers, either metal or glass
  • Small whisk
  • 2 clean glass bottles with a pump
  • Blank Labels
  • Parchment Paper
  • Paper towel



  • 15 grams (approximately 5 teaspoons) of Marula Oil
  • 10 grams of Pumpkin Oil
  • 1 gram (approximately 20 drops) of Vitamin E Oil
  • 7 drops of Lavender Oil
  • 5 drops of Geranium Oil
  • 4 drops of Black Pepper Oil
  • 3 drops of Ylang Ylang Oil
  • 4 drops of Cedarwood Oil


  • Before starting to make the recipe make sure the area where you will be blending is very clean. That means wiping down counter spaces with rubbing alcohol and putting away any food items and extra clutter. Once your counter space or tabletop is clean, line the area with some parchment paper, pull your hair back and thoroughly wash your hands.
  • Set out your digital scale and all other blending tools so they are easy to grab when needed.
  • Bring out all of your ingredients so they are accessible.
  • Using your small digital scale, and measuring spoons, start measuring out each ingredient separately into their beaker or measuring cup, until you have every ingredient laid out in front of you.
  • Pour all ingredients into one of your empty beakers or glass measuring cups, and stir thoroughly using your small mini whisk, or other mixing tool.
  • Once everything is well combined, carefully pour the mixture into your empty glass bottles and cap with the pump closure.
  • Make up a name for your DIY Hand Oil, write the name and the ingredients on the label, and attach it to the bottle.
  • Use as often as needed!

What are the benefits of using a DIY Hand Oil for Beautiful Hands?

DIY Essential Hand Oil Recipe at Home
Daily use of a hand oil enriched with vegetable oils like pumpkin or marula oil provides an intense moisture boost. This helps combat dryness, leaving your hands feeling silky-smooth and irresistibly soft.

1. Wrinkle Defense: Essential oils, such as lavender or frankincense, in hand oils work wonders in promoting skin elasticity. Regular application aids in minimizing the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines, contributing to a more youthful and rejuvenated look.

2. Even Skin Tone: Vegetable oils like sunflower or argan contain antioxidants that help even out skin tone. Applying hand oil daily can fade dark spots and pigmentation, leaving your hands looking more radiant and evenly colored.

3. Nail and Cuticle Care: The nourishing properties of hand oils extend beyond the skin to your nails and cuticles. A daily dose of these oils keeps your nails hydrated, prevents brittleness, and promotes healthy cuticles, adding an extra touch of beauty to your hands.

4. Quick Absorption, Non-Greasy: Opt for a hand oil that boasts quick absorption and a non-greasy formula. This ensures that you can enjoy the benefits without any sticky residue, making it convenient for daily use without disrupting your routine. A simple and effective way to keep your hands looking beautiful, every day.


The daily ritual of applying hand oil emerges as a transformative act in the pursuit of youthful, soft hands. By combating dryness and infusing essential nutrients, hand oils become the secret weapon in the battle against aging hands. Consistency is key, and the simplicity of this routine belies its profound impact. Embrace the power of botanical oils – watch as your hands become a testament to care, resilience, and timeless beauty. With every application, you not only soften the dryness but also craft a daily indulgence that elevates your hands, revealing a younger, more radiant version of yourself.


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