How To Use Balmonds Intensive Hand Cream

Yes, Balmonds Intensive Hand Cream is a great natural emollient for sensitive hands, but what else can it do?!

Getting the most out of your Intensive Hand Cream

Although we call it Intensive Hand Cream, this little wonder is great for anywhere it’s needed!

For faces as well as hands

It makes a fantastic enriching face cream, easily as effective as any eye-wateringly expensive fancy face unguent, but without any irritant perfumes, cheap filler or harsh synthetics that those tend to be full of. Brilliant for the sensitive areas under the eyes and round the nose; smooth it on last thing at night so it can work its magic while you sleep.

Post-treatment treat

We get lovely feedback from customers who use our hand cream on hands, face or body during or after medical treatment, whether radiotherapy, chemo or post-operatively, to help support repair and regeneration when other creams can sting or irritate.

It’s really rich!

When we say intensive, we really mean it! Our usual combination of skin-kind herbs - calendula, chamomile, nettle and chickweed - are used as macerated oils rather than tinctures in this formulation, making it extra nourishing for thirsty skin.

Hemp power

The cream is rich in super-nutritious, restorative hemp seed oil, which provides eczema-sufferers with the essential fatty acids they tend to be depleted in.

Double dose of chamomile

Lovely calming chamomile is present in two forms here: we use gorgeous Roman chamomile essential oil plus a wonderfully soothing macerated German chamomile oil.

Shea softness

Organic, fairly-traded shea butter gives the hand cream even more skin-smoothing goodness, softening rough and dry skin.

Cares for the carers

One group of people the hand cream gets great feedback from is carers: whether they’re care-workers, nurses, midwives, hospital technicians, nursery assistants or GPs, those who are constantly washing their hands need some TLC!

Applies equally to gardeners, builders, climbers, chefs, artists and anyone else who has to dunk their hands in water several times a day.

Directions for use

Use as much and as often as you want, and re-apply after washing your hands.

Patch test first!

We recommend customers patch test before use (leave for 24 hours) as some people may be allergic to herbs, oils or beeswax. Please see our Patch Test page for more information.

Could you get your Balmonds on prescription?

Any off-list prescription is at the discretion of your GP but our skincare is prescribed to many people across the UK who find Balmonds are the only emollients their skin can tolerate.

For a more intensive emollient, especially if skin is broken or scratched raw from itching, we’d suggest you use our beeswax-based Skin Salvation instead or as well as the hand cream.

How do you use your Balmonds?

We’d love to hear from you if you have before and after photos to share: why not document your journey and let other people know if you’ve found Intensive Hand Cream helps your skin?

Drop us a line at

Balmonds Intensive Hand Cream
with shea butter and sea buckthorn oil

For customers from the USA and Canada

Order directly from our US website

Important Note

If you require medical advice we recommend you always contact your healthcare professional.

If you or someone you are caring for seems very unwell, is getting worse or you think there's something seriously wrong, call for emergency services straight away. For general medical advice, please contact your healthcare professional, this article does not contain or replace medical advice.

Do not delay getting help if you're worried. Trust your instincts.

Posted on: Jun 13, 2019

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