How to Make Hand and Nail Care Products

Heavy-duty Hand Lotion

For winter-cracked hands, try this lotion. Glycerin and rose water are a classic combination, and this version has the added benefit of witch hazel.


  • Mixing bowl
  • Measuring cup
  • Measuring spoons
  • Mixing spoon
  • Small jar with cover


  • Glycerin
  • Bay rum
  • Witch hazel
  • Rose water

Note: Buy the ingredients at a pharmacy.

Yield: About 1/2 cup

Measure 1/4 cup of glycerin into a mixing bowl. Add 2 tablespoons of bay rum, 2 tablespoons of witch hazel, and 2 tablespoons of rose water; stir the mixture thoroughly. Pour into a small jar and cover tightly.

Shake the lotion thoroughly before using.