How to Make DIY Happy Hemp Hand Cream // Humblebee & Me

For the full written instructions, information on substitutions, scaling, shelf life, and links to all the ingredients + equipment I used, visit

00:00 Intro
00:20 Making begins
03:16 Heating
03:57 Combining the heated phases
04:48 Weighing out the cool down phase
06:25 Adding the cool down phase
06:59 Use demo & packaging
09:29 Sign off

Heated water phase
59.25g | 59.25% distilled water
15g | 15%vegetable glycerine
1.5g | 1.5% panthenol powder (vitamin B5)

Heated oil phase
3g | 3% Glyceryl Stearate (and) PEG-100 Stearate
4g | 4% cetearyl alcohol
6g | 6% hemp seed oil
3g | 3% castor oil
5g | 5% Coco Caprylate
1g | 1% beeswax
0.15g | 0.15% xanthan gum

Cool down phase
1.5g | 1.5% Optiphen™ Plus
0.3g | 0.3% allantoin
0.3g | 0.3% Vitamin E MT-50

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  1. I made this and substituted the emulsifier you used with a combination of Ritamulse and Olivem (2% each). I also used my herbal infused glycerite (instead of plain glycerine), but used 5% instead of 15% (otherwise it'll leave your hands feeling tacky/sticky). I therefore altered the water percentage to reflect the changes.

    It came out nice! A little goes a long way!

  2. Hi Marie, how come you are adding your allantoin right into the cream? How will it dissolve in cream? Thank you.

  3. Love your videos, so helpful when just learning and so informative on what you can substitute if you don't have a certain ingredient. Thank you 😊

  4. Hi I'm from India ur video's are really great I'm 38 I need to make my own retinol cream r serum so plz make a video of it plzz

  5. Is there ANY possible way i can put "urea" in this recipe, and if so, what would i substitute and/or where would i add.

  6. Hi all the way from Malaysia !! I love hemp seed oil!! It's soo good. It helps with my son's eczema..but I'm not sure what is the law stated on using hemp seed oil in cosmetics. It's so frustrating if i have to take it out😖

  7. You have beautiful chestnut hair like my daughter. 😍 CBD and hemp combo recipes please. I made CBD muscle balm before. I didn’t like it much. I think the CBD isolate I bought was beat. I bought a cream already made before and it really does relieve pain. I want to make it but I don’t want to waste ingredients. Thank you.

  8. Hi Marie, lovely cream. Just wondering about hemp oil in the heated phase. I was under the impression that his oil is heat sensitive. Would love to know your thoughts

  9. I can't wait to try this. You have me wanting to spend all of my time making cosmetics for EVERYTHING! I just want to experiment and play all day! (Dang adulting!) I told my husband to blame you for our massive almost daily package deliveries and online purchases that are beating our wallets asses! 🤣😂🤣
    I can't help it! You're such a goofy experiment and knowledge nerd 🤓 and I love it so much!

    I have to wait on my delivery from Lotion Crafters before I can make this recipe, but I'll be making some bath salts, shampoo bars, and body scrub until then!

  10. Omg this is so similar to my best selling body cream. I used btms50 and broccoli seed oil though. Broccoli seed oil is like a natural silicone, it gives it a slip to counter the beeswax. I’m going to have to try this

  11. Hi! I have a weird question: do you have any suggestions for formulations for hand creams/lotions that are vegan, with no nut oils, that can survive summer heat? I feel like it’s the mythical unicorn of formulation. I’m assuming some of those big brands (B&BW, etc) add a ton of chemicals to help theirs maintain their integrity (especially during shipment) which isn’t an option for me. Thank you advance!

  12. OMG it's hempseed oil! My favorite carrier oil! Your choice of ingredients and formulations are always superb. 😍

  13. Made a hemp cream a few weeks ago, it's so moisturizing. Will try adding bees wax to acreage though, sounds interesting.

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