My "Citrus & Cilantro" scented hand cream is a wonderfully "green", spring-like fragrance, blending the heady scents of freshly cut grass and cilantro with green tea and bright lemon.
This is my original Happy Hands fragrance, and still one of my all-time favorites!
This listing is for my most portable Happy Hands size, the TOTTLE (1-oz bottle). This slim, pocket-size bottle is squeezably soft, small enough to fit in the smallest purse or pocket, but holds a full ounce of Happy Hands.
The flip-top cap snaps securely shut, and unscrews for easy refilling from your larger Happy Hands bottles.
~ Special Offer ~ You can buy any 3 tottles, save $1, and get a pretty gift bag too! Check out my "Trio of Tottles" listing here: http://www.etsy.com/listing/62474690/hand-cream-trio-gift-set-happy-hands
How "Happy Hands" Happened
I hand-blend my "Happy Hands" paraben-free hand cream with shea butter, sunflower oil and aloe vera especially for knitters, crocheters, spinners & other fiber artists and crafters. It's non-greasy, and won't transfer to your handiwork!
I originally formulated Happy Hands for myself, after I tried -- and failed -- to find a commercial product that worked for me.
Up here in the high mountain desert of New Mexico, dry hands are a year-round problem. I needed a creamy lotion that would deeply moisturize & soften my hands, but absorb quickly and NOT leave a greasy residue on my hands that would transfer to my knitting. And of course, it had to smell wonderful!
It took me a year to work out this formula: a lotion that is so very thick and creamy so you only need a small dollop, quickly absorbed, nourishing and moisturizing with NO greasy residue; and glossy pure white, because I don't want to add any artificial colors to my products.
Because my lotion base absorbs quickly into your skin, you can enjoy the long-lasting fragrance, but the scent will NOT transfer to your fiber or craft handiwork.
Why "Happy Hands" Work So Well
~ Shea Butter is made from the nut of the African karité tree, called "women's gold" because of the vital income its harvest provides the women of Africa. It is an excellent natural moisturizer and therapeutic emollient, with Vitamins A & E helping to heal dry, cracked and damaged skin.
~ Sunflower oil is pressed from black sunflower seeds, a natural emollient also high in Vitamin E that helps retain moisture in the skin.
~ The juice of the succulent Aloe Vera plant has been used for centuries to rejuvenate, heal & soothe skin.
~ My formula contains NO parabens, NO mineral oil, and NO coloring agents of any kind.
~ I use only natural essential oils and pure cosmetic-grade fragrance oils (all phthalate-free) to create this scent.
~ I bottle my hand cream in crystal-clear, BPA-free bottles.
Happy Hands Sizes
I make Happy Hands in four bottle sizes:
~ JUMBO 8-ounce bottle
~ MEDIUM 4-ounce bottle
~ TRAVEL 2-ounce bottle (okay to take aboard your airplane)
~ TOTTLE 1-ounce bottle (pocket sized, refillable)
Take a "Test Drive"?
You can try out any of my Happy Hands scents in my Sampler Sets: pretty organza bags containing 8 assorted scents (or all 32 scents in my Super Sampler), each sealed in nifty 1/4-ounce oxygen-proof foil packets.
My Happy Hands Sampler Sets are a great way to choose your favorite Happy Hands fragrance, and they make super-cute gifts, stocking stuffers & party favors!
You can choose from my listed themed sets, or request your own custom sampler with any fragrances you like. See all my Samplers and Gift Sets here:http://www.etsy.com/shop/HappyHandsStore?section_id=6747001
♥ Thanks for stopping by! ♥
FYI, here's the official INCI list of the ingredients I use in Happy Hands, with an explanation of each ingredient: Pure Distilled Water; Glyceryl Stearate (plant-based lubricant & moisture barrier); Isopropyl Myristate (plant-based emollient); Caprylic/Capric Triglycerides (coconut/palm oil fatty acids); Stearic Acid (plant-based fatty acid); Cetearyl Alcohol and Ceteareth 20 (emollients & emulsifiers); Shea Butter; Dimethicone (moisture barrier); Sunflower Oil; Aloe Vera (aloe barbadensis); Disodium EDTA (food-grade preservative); Benzophenone-4 (sunscreen); Iodopropynyl Butylcarbamate (iodine-based preservative); DMDM Hydantoin (antimicrobial preservative); Triethanolamine (organic emulsifying agent & pH balancer); Natural & Cosmetic Fragrance Oils.