How to Make a Cuticle Cream for Those Craftin' Mittscomments (3) September 29th, 2008
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.
- 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.