Gardening can be hard for hands. Planting, weeding, and digging into moist soil during colder temperatures can make an impact, even if you’re wearing gloves.
To maintain your hand’s top shape, we’ve compiled the top hand creams that are perfect for keeping your hands healthy soft, and safe.
Suppose you’re shopping for yourself or are looking for the perfect gardening-themed gift idea; we’ve picked the best hand creams available that include scents as well as unscented. They are simple balms with hydrating properties for sensitive skin, with heavier shea butter and citrus-scented hand creams to give more indulgence.
If you’re considering gloves to add an extra layer of protection between you and the soil, check out our collection with the ten most effective gardening gloves and an individual review of each glove to get ideas.
If you need help selecting other essential tools, read our list of the most effective Wellington boots and basic garden tools for new gardeners.
From organic creams scented with essential oil to nourishing balms that create a protective barrier on your skin, browse our pick of hand creams for gardeners below:
The best hand creams for gardeners
We like the sound of this cream for hands because it’s produced by the Bower Collective, whose products feel and look great and are eco-friendly in their packaging. The Bower Collective’s products – a mix of refills and dispensers – are designed to reduce the amount of waste in your home. They also donate a small percentage of the purchase price to the Marine Conservation Society. You can try their own brand Rosemary and Geranium Hand Cream. It is gentle for your skin since it is made with beeswax instead of palm oil for nourishing your hands and is completely free of harmful chemicals like preservatives, paraben, and foaming agents SLS.
Crabtree and Evelyn Gardeners Hand Cream
With a floral, fresh scent, this creamy, soft hand cream contains natural extracts and includes macadamia oil and shea butter to hydrate dry skin. Available in 75ml and 25ml tubes, as well as 250ml bottles.
The Body Shop Hemp Hand Protector
This distinctively scented hand cream is infused with hemp seed oil to moisturize and soften skin for hands with dry skin. It also protects from further drying for up to 24 hours. Available in 100ml and 30ml aluminum tubes
Elegance Famous Gardeners’ Honey Hand Cream
Ideal for chapped, sore, and dry skin, the honey in this hand-crafted cream is an antiseptic that is natural to soothe and moisturize. It is available in a size of 15g for travel and 100ml, 250ml, 150ml, and 150ml jars.
Neutrogena Norwegian Formula Concentrated Hand Cream
Glycerine is a rich source of glycerine. Just one small dab will relieve dry hands that are chapped and dry. Available in scent and unscented formulas in 15ml, 50ml, and 75ml tubes.
O’Keeffe’s Working Hands Hand Cream
America’s most popular hand cream treats dry, cracked hands and creates an ointment-like layer on the skin, keeping hands hydrated and moisturized. It is available in tubes of 83g and 193g jars.
Kiehl’s Ultimate Strength Hand Salve
With eucalyptus, avocado, sesame, and olive oils, this rich, thick salve helps provide protection, nourishment, and moisture to dry skin. Available in 150ml and 75ml tubes
Eucerin Advanced Repair Hand Creme
A specially formulated, non-greasy, non-greasy cream designed also to repair and moisturize rough, dry, active hands. Free of fragrance, available in tubes of 80ml and 500ml.
L’Occitane Shea Butter Hand Cream
Nourish dry hands and keep them soft and hydrated with this rich cream containing 20% shea butter and a blend of almond, honey, and coconut oils. Scented with jasmine and ylang-ylang.
Burt’s Bees Almond and Milk Hand Cream
Beeswax sourced from the community helps seal and protect your hands while also containing delicious Almond oil and Vitamin E to hydrate the skin; this cream keeps the hands soft, smooth, and healthy. The glass jar is packed in a glass container. It is also free of phthalates and parabens.
Neal’s Yard Remedies Citrus Hand Softener
Packed in an emerald glass jar with blue, the organic grapefruit, lemon, and orange-scented cream is thick and rich to keep the hardworking hands healthy and smooth. Available in 50g jars.