How to make cuticle cream.
How healthy are your cuticles?
Are they dried and cracked? Do they bleed? Or are they moist and supple and push down easily with an orange stick?
Thanks to the dry Colorado weather, I have to admit my cuticles are dry, cracked and painful.
Did you know cracked cuticles can lead to infection?
Cracked cuticles are vulnerable to letting in infection.
This natural cuticle care cream uses both lavender and tea tree essential oils. Both of these oils will not only help speed healing, but they will guard against infection.
Did you know cuticles should never be cut?
Your cuticle protects your nail bed. Cutting your cuticle can also leave it vulnerable to infection.
If your cuticles look long and unsightly, apply this homemade cuticle cream. Then use an orange stick to gently push them back. One or two treatments like this will leave your hands looking lovely.
To protect cuticles, wear gloves while doing the dishes or working out in the garden.
Both gardening and dish doing will dry out your cuticles. Taking this one step to protect your cuticles can help immensely.
Finally, moisturize cuticles daily.
It only takes a minute to swipe on a bit of cuticle cream. I usually do it right before bedtime. Consistency in applying the cream is the key to hand health.
Homemade natural beauty products are easy to make, so I tend to skip drugstore brands of cuticle cream and make my own. Follow this homemade DIY for an ultra creamy cuticle care cream that both smells amazing and works great.
How to Make Cuticle Cream
Measure out 1 tablespoon of mango butter and 1 tablespoon of grated beeswax.
Melt mango butter and beeswax in the top of a double boiler. (If you don’t have a double boiler, you can melt the mango butter and beeswax in a glass measuring cup sitting in a pan of simmering water.)
Once the mango butter and beeswax are liquid, add the apricot oil and continue heating until mixture is clear. This will take approximately 3 to 5 minutes.
Remove from heat before stirring in the tea tree and lavender essential oils.
Quickly pour into a jar or tin with a tight-fitting lid.
Allow to cool completely before your first use.
IF YOUR CUTICLE BUTTER IS TOO HARD chances are you had a smidge more beeswax than 1 tablespoon. You can gently reheat and try adding a bit more apricot oil.
IF YOUR CUTICLE BUTTER ISN’T HARD ENOUGH chances are you had too little beeswax. Trying melting just a bit more beeswax then quickly stirring it into the cuticle cream.