A Homemade Hand Lotion Recipe

Ethel Stillwell reminds readers of a MOTHER EARTH News homemade hand lotion recipe published in the magazine back in the 70's or 80's.


| June/July 2002



A recipe to make homemade hand lotion

A recipe to make homemade hand lotion.


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A reader shares a favorite old-time MOTHER EARTH News concoction: a homemade hand lotion recipe.

I've finally found the hand lotion recipe that you published back in the '70s or '80s. This is the greatest hand lotion ever. It will help the worst case of dried or chapped hands in a matter of days!

MOTHER EARTH's Homemade Hand Lotion Recipe

2 ounces antiseptic green soap
(also known as tincture of green soap)
2 ounces glycerin
4 ounces Bay Rum (old-time aftershave lotion)

Just mix and rub on hands or feet.

—Ethel Stilwell
Sanford, Michigan





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