How to Make a Cuticle Cream for Those Craftin' Mitts

comments (3) September 29th, 2008     

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Jen_W Jennifer Worick, contributor
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You only need a few ingredients to make an indulgent cream for cracked cuticles.
You can pour your cuticle cream into recycled tins, plastic jars, or even small tubs designed for mixing paint.
Wait for your concoction to set up and harden before putting the lid on and using.
You only need a few ingredients to make an indulgent cream for cracked cuticles.

You only need a few ingredients to make an indulgent cream for cracked cuticles.

Photo: Jennifer Worick

This simple recipe will allow you to forego spendy creams and oils and treat your cracked, dry cuticles as colder weather rolls in. The shea butter ingredient is particularly yummy. I order in bulk from From Nature with Love.

You’ll need:

  • Four 1/2-ounce tins
  • Metal spoon
  • Double boiler
  • 2 tablespoons beeswax chips
  • 2 tablespoons shea butter
  • 2 tablespoons sweet almond oil
  • 2 capsules vitamin E oil
  • 20 drops essential oil of your choice (I like lemon)


Step 1: Sterilize your tins and mixing spoon in a hot-water bath. Set aside to dry.

Step 2: Don’t dump that hot water! In a double boiler (or glass measuring cup) in a pot of boiling water, melt the beeswax and shea butter. Stir in the sweet almond oil. When all the ingredients are melted and blended, remove from the heat.

Step 3: Puncture the vitamin E capsules and stir it into the mixture. Add essential oil and mix gently. Carefully pour into sterilized tins or jars. Wait for the mixture to set and then seal with a lid. Enjoy!

Makes four 1/2-ounce tins or jars

Tip:
For labels, use rubber stamps or even your computer; Microsoft Word will create a template based on the type of Avery label—get a sheet of round 1-inch labels and design a fun label if you are making en masse.

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Comments (3)

Mocha1234567 writes: The idea is great! I love your containers! They're just like the ones at specialtybottle.com! lol

I was going to make a cream for my cuticles but this looks much nicer! Thanks!!!!
Posted: 9:06 pm on July 6th
Jen_W writes: You're on!
Posted: 12:51 am on September 30th
MichaelaMurphy writes: Hmmm? Could my Kiehl's days be over? I propose our next crafternoon entails your teaching me about this. What do you say? My cuticles are begging you...
Posted: 10:11 pm on September 29th
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