I own a spa, and sometimes I’m embarrassed to let people see my hands. I don’t know about you, but I swear, once winter hits, my cuticles turn to looking horrible.
I do get manicures, but sometimes it’s nice to have something in my purse that I can use as maintenance. I know that you can use any oil or even coconut oil and rub it into your cuticles, but I just don’t find it has that lasting effect that I’m looking for. And, I also like the idea of massaging something into the cuticles. So, I decided to make my own cuticle cream. It’s fun and easy and feels and smells delicious and is super effective. Here’s my recipe:
DIY Cuticle Cream Recipe
25 grams or 2 oz almond oil
25 grams cocoa butter
10 grams beeswax
10 drops geranium essential oil
(You can substitute whichever essential oil you like)
Directions: You can use a double boiler or I like to use a pot with water in it and then use a glass measuring cup dangled over the lip of the pot. Add your cocoa butter and beeswax to your double boiler or glass measuring cup (Pyrex) and let the water come to a slow boil. Keep stirring your mixture. The beeswax almost always takes longer to melt than the cocoa butter. Once melted, take off the heat and allow to cool slightly adding your almond oil. Wait a couple of minutes, allowing it to cool a little more before adding your essential oil. Stir and pour into a *sterilized jar or small pot. Enjoy liberally!
*You can sterilize a jar or pot by placing in water and allowing it to boil for about 10 minutes or mmore easily, spray with alcohol, allow it to sit for up to 5 minutes and wipe dry with a clean paper towel.