Winter is almost here, which means dry skin season if you live in the cold north. We started having fires this week, and they just suck the moisture right out of the air. I try to combat the dry air by hanging up clothes inside, but my skin still feels the effects of the fire. The worst part for me is when my cuticles get dry and crack. When they crack, they bleed, and this just begs for infection. Yuck. Luckily, this DIY cuticle cream recipe both heals and protects. Even better, it's easy with just three ingredients!
I like to pour my cuticle cream recipe in to a chapstick tube because it's easy to apply right to my nails. You can also pour it into a small pot with a lid, but I always get the product under my nails when I do this. It's just a personal preference.
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DIY Cuticle Cream Recipe
What You Need
- 1 part olive oil
- 1 part beeswax
- 1 part shea butter
- Chapstick tubes or lip balm pots
- Double boiler
- Wooden spoon
- Melt the beeswax in a double boiler. If you don't have a double boiler, use a Pyrex measuring cup in a pan of water. Use a canning jar ring to lift the Pyrex away from the bottom of the pan. Do not let it sit right on the heat source.
- Add shea butter and olive oil. Let melt and stir with a wooden spoon.
- When it is completely melted, pour it in to lip balm pots or chapstick tubes.
- Let cool completely before capping and using.
How Much Do You Need?
That depends on how much you want to make and the size of your containers. The lip balm pots that I linked to above hold 0.25 ounces each, so if you use 1 ounce of each ingredient, you would fill 12 containers. The chapstick tubes I linked to hold 3/16 ounces each, so if you use 1 ounce of each ingredient, you could fill almost 17 tubes.