This DIY cuticle cream is SO EASY to make and it’s so luxurious feeling! Send a little self care your way and make this nourishing cuticle butter with natural ingredients like shea butter and Vitamin E.
To make this cuticle cream for nails simply combine the ingredients, microwave, and stir — it’s a quick and foolproof process! Plus you can use your homemade cuticle butter on other dry areas, like elbows or heels. It’s such a great way to keep your hands moisturized this winter!
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DIY Cuticle Cream
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Step 1: Find what you need
- Gather your supplies and materials.
Step 2: Melt the solid ingredients
- Add shea butter, coconut oil, and beeswax to a measuring cup.
- Microwave the oils on medium-high power for 1 minute and stir.
- Microwave for another minute, and stir again.The oils should be melted to liquid at this point, but if not, return to the microwave for 15 second increments until melted.
Step 3: Add in the liquid oils
- Add the measuring cup back on the scale and pour in the sweet almond oil and Vitamin E oil.
- Finally, add in 20 drops of lemon essential oil, or another scent of your choice.
- Stir the mixture gently for about 30 seconds to make sure all the oils are well combined.
Step 4: Pour the cuticle cream into tins
- Pour the cuticle oil mixture into clean tins or jars.
- Allow the mixture to cool and solidify.The mixture will visibly change colour and harden a bit within the first hour, but it's recommended to leave the cuticle cream overnight before using.
- Your homemade cuticle cream is complete!Apply small amounts to cuticles and other dry spots, like elbows and heels.
- A little bit of this cuticle cream goes a long way. A pea sized amount (or smaller) should be enough to cover the nails on both hands.
- If you’d like a softer cuticle cream, use 5 grams of beeswax instead of 10 grams.
What are the benefits of the ingredients in this DIY cuticle cream?
All of the ingredients in this cuticle cream are super nourishing for your cuticles, and great for the health of your nails. Here are some benefits for each of the ingredients:
- Beeswax: This creates a protective barrier on the skin. It prevents moisture loss by locking it in, and on a practical note it helps to thicken the cream.
- Shea Butter: Strengthens, heals, and helps rebuild nails and it softens the cuticles.
- Coconut oil: This ingredient helps to prevent hangnails. It also moisturizes and strengthens the cuticles.
- Vitamin E oil: Use this to promote nail growth and prevent cracked cuticles and dry skin around the nail bed.
- Sweet almond oil: Great for retaining moisture, sweet almond oil softens and smooths cuticles, giving them a glossy shine.
How much does this recipe for cuticle cream make?
This cuticle cream is a 100 gram recipe, which fills a 4 ounce container (1/2 cup). We split our recipe into four 1 ounce tins.
Do I have to add a scent to this cuticle butter?
Adding a scent to the cuticle butter is completely optional. Essential oils add a nice fragrance to the cream, and we find it adds to the luxurious feeling, but it’s definitely not required.
Can I swap out some of the oils in this cuticle cream?
You may have to experiment with the measurements of oils to get the same texture of cream, but substitutions are definitely welcome!
Do I need a scale to make this cuticle cream?
We do recommend using an electronic kitchen scale to measure ingredients, since it’s the most accurate way to get the right ratio of ingredients. However, you can also use measuring cups and spoons and still get a pretty good cuticle butter.
Here are the amounts we recommend:
- 1 teaspoon coconut oil
- 1 tablespoon beeswax pellets
- 1/4 cup shea butter (packed down)
- 1 tablespoon sweet almond oil
- 1 teaspoon Vitamin E oil
Make this simple and natural recipe to give your nails a break. This cuticle cream is the perfect remedy for when cold weather is tough on skin. Cuticle butter replenishes the oils in hands and smooths cuticles, a perfect dose of TLC!
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