I decided to tinker around in my soap studio and whip up something that would soothe my dry, cracking cuticles. Three days later, I realized that I was making it far more complicated than it needed to be.
Enter my friend – Coconut Oil!
I love this stuff. I use it all the time. After giving my cuticles some thought, I realized that the antibacterial properties of coconut oil would be great for my cuticles. But I wanted something more than an oil. And so, I created a fabulous, creamy, coconut oil based cuticle cream.
This recipe whips up in no time and uses just a few basic ingredients. Chances are, you already have everything you need on hand.
Coconut Oil Cuticle Cream
- In a small saucepan, heat your coconut oil until it is warm and melted.
- Add the beeswax shaving and allow to melt.
- Remove from heat.
- Add a total of 18 drops of essential oil to the mixture and stir well.
- Grab a medium to large size metal bowl and heat it in the oven. You want it hot to the touch but not enough to burn you. This reason for heating the bowl is so that ingredients whip up better. When they hit a cool bowl, they solidify which messes up the creaminess of this recipe.
- Once the bowl is heated, remove from oven and add in the oil/wax mixture.
- Whisk it on high until it is cool to the touch. This takes about 5 minutes or so.
- Pour the cuticle cream into a small glass container and store in a cool dry place.
- Rub a generous amount on cuticles whenever they need it.
*For this recipe I decided to use lavender, lemongrass, and peppermint essential oils. Any oils will work. Create a blend that speaks to you!