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How to Make Sea Salt Hand Cream

author image Leigh Wittman
Leigh Wittman has been writing professionally since 2007. She writes primarily on health, career advice, outdoor pursuits and travel for various websites. Wittman is a licensed nurse and studied nursing at Arizona State University.
How to Make Sea Salt Hand Cream
A woman massages hand cream into the back of her hand. Photo Credit: yacobchuk/iStock/Getty Images

According to "Foundations of Nursing," hands commonly become dehydrated due to exposure to soaps and detergents, resulting in chapped and dry hands. Mixing sea salt with a few other ingredients can create a healing hand cream that will soften and rehydrate hands. The cream only takes a few minutes to make.

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Step 1

Mix 1/2 cup sea salt, 1/2 cup olive oil, 2 tbsp. coconut oil and 1 tbsp. rosemary oil together in a small bowl with a spoon until the mixture becomes a smooth cream, which will take about five minutes. According to "Cosmetic Dermatology: Principles and Practice," these ingredients, when mixed together, form a cream that will hydrate hands and repair chapped skin.

Step 2

Massage the cream into your hands and refrigerate any leftover cream in a bowl covered with plastic wrap.

Step 3

Allow the cream to warm up for at least 20 minutes prior to reapplying.

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