Anti-aging homemade hand balm with rosehip oil

Anti-Aging Handcreme DIY

Most of us know that our hands show our true age. For the face there are numerous tricks and applications to hide the true age. The hands usually get way less attention. But they have to endure a lot every day and it is therefore hardly surprising that the signs of time quickly show themselves here. In addition, the texture of the skin of the hand area promotes the aging process. The skin has few sebaceous glands to produce fat and the subcutaneous fatty tissue is very thin. In addition, we expose our unprotected hands to UV rays on a daily basis, and chemical agents such as household detergents. It is therefore all the more important that we supply the skin with nutrients and here we can rely on really rich ingredients.

The raw materials used for this Anti-Aging Hand Cream are just such rich ingredients that provide the skin with plenty of moisture.


Vegetable oils
2 tbsp rosehip oil
60 gr shea butter

Rosehip oil
Rosehip oil is a dermatologically very valuable oil which, due to its omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids, has particularly good regenerating, cell-protecting and caring properties. It is very well absorbed by the skin and leaves no oil film on the skin. The oil helps the skin to retain moisture by protecting against transepidermal water loss. Due to the high content of vitamin E, the oil acts as a scavenger of radicals and thus counteracts skin aging and premature wrinkling of the skin. The oil is therefore ideally suited for the care of dry, mature, and also inflammatory skin. In combination with vitamin A acid, it is also very effective for burns, lightens pigmentation spots, and accelerates scar regression (also for older scars).


Peanut oil
Peanut oil is used both internally and externally. In cosmetics, it is often used as a massage oil, since it is only very slowly absorbed by the skin. The oil forms a thin film on the skin, which acts as protection against harmful influences and ensures regular moisturizing on the skin. The high fat content of the oil offers excellent protection of the skin and is therefore used in skin and sun oils, as well as bath additives.

Sunflower oil
Sunflower oil is a light, well-tolerated oil that is absorbed quickly by the skin and leaves no oily film. The high content of Omega 6 fatty acids, antioxidants, and vitamin E make sunflower oil (both natural and cold-pressed) a very nourishing cosmetic ingredient. The oil is also said to have anti-inflammatory and skin-protecting effects, which is why it is also used in the treatment of eczema and irritation. In addition, the oil is also used in anti-aging cosmetics due to the antioxidants it contains. The effect of free radicals on cell damage and premature skin aging can be counteracted by the regular application of the oil. Sunflower oil does not have a very long shelf life and should be mixed with more stable oils in cosmetic products to increase its durability.

Olive oil
Olive oil is slowly absorbed by the skin, moisturizes it and makes it soft and supple. The oil is particularly suitable for the care of dry, brittle skin. Its ingredients, especially the fats it contains, help the skin to regenerate. Thus, the oil moisturizes and provides a soft skin feeling. It can also smooth out small wrinkles as well as prevent the formation of new wrinkles.

Grapeseed oil
Grape seed oil is absorbed very quickly without leaving a greasy film. Therefore the oil is well suited for the care of mixed, oily, and impure skin. Due to its refatting and moisture-regulating effect, however, even dry and cracked skin can be treated well with grapeseed oil.

Here you can find other vegetable oils.

Shea butter
Shea butter is solid at room temperature and becomes soft in the hand when heated and can be spread on the skin. The unsaponifiable ingredients of shea butter (up to 11%) are considered skin-friendly and caring, with protective properties. The butter has a refatting, moisture-regulating, and smoothing effect. This makes shea butter an excellent care product for dry, low-fat, and low-water scaly skin. Shea butter can be applied pure or used in lotions and creams, where it acts as a consistency enhancer and ensures a smooth texture. The butter is assigned a natural sun protection factor of 3.


Mango butter
Mango butter has a firm consistency at room temperature and is often used in creams and lotions. Like coconut butter, shea butter, and cocoa butter, it binds watery parts well. It has replenishing, healing, and regenerating characteristics, which is good for dry and chapped skin. The skin becomes softer and suppler. Due to its moisturizing properties, mango butter is also used in hair care to treat very dry hair. It seals in moisture and reduces breakage by strengthening hair follicles.

Cocoa butter
In cosmetics, cocoa butter is often used to provide particularly dry, stressed or chapped skin with much needed fat. The components contained in cocoa butter moisturize and soothe irritated and brittle skin to make it smooth and elastic. Its skin-improving properties also make cocoa butter effective against stretch marks and wrinkles.

Consistency enhancer
14 gr beeswax

The beeswax serves as a protective barrier for the skin. However, it is permeable to air and does not clog the pores. You can imagine beeswax as a plaster, which lies on the skin and protects it from foreign bodies. Beeswax also stores moisture from the air and passes it on to the skin. Vitamin A contained in beeswax supports the cell generation and promotes the elasticity and tightness of the skin. In addition, beeswax has antibacterial effects and thus supports the healing of wounds and bacterial inflammations.


Berry wax
Berry wax is suitable as a consistency-giving, slightly coemulsifying and refatting ingredient in cosmetic products. It can also be used as a vegan substitute for beeswax. However, in skin care applications it is much lighter and less film-forming than beeswax.

5 drops of essential benzoin oil

Essential benzoin oil
Essential benzoin oil has healing, antiseptic and calming effects. Its use is recommended for dry, irritated and itchy skin. It also relieves sun damage and psoriasis and makes mature skin more elastic. Due to its antibacterial properties, it can also be used to treat inflammations.

Here you can find other essential oils.

Application and Shelf Life

  • We recommended using the anti-aging hand cream in the evening as it is very rich and takes longer to absorb.
  • Take some cream from the tin and massage it into the hands. Do not forget the knuckles in particular, which often tend to be dry.

The hand cream has the same shelf life as the earliest perishable ingredient. Therefore, check and note the BBE for all ingredients.

Anti-Aging Hand Cream Recipe

  • 2 tbsp wild rose oil
  • 60 gr shea butter
  • 4 gr beeswax
  • 5 drops of essential benzoin oil
  • heat resistant bowl
  • whisk / milk frother
  • screwed glass / container
  1. Heat shea butter, beeswax, and wild rose oil in a water bath.
  2. Once all the ingredients have melted, remove the bowl from the water bath and mix the ingredients together.
  3. After the mixture has cooled down to hand temperature, add the essential oil.
  4. Last, pour the mixture into a container and put it in the refrigerator to harden.


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Liability: All stated effects are for information purposes only and do not replace a visit to the doctor. There is no guarantee for stated effects and skin compatibility of the raw materials and the end product. The production and application are at your own risk and responsibility.

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