Recipe: Cuticle Oil Blend
It’s that time of year when dry skin has completely taken over. My hands. My feet. My elbows. My nose is even taking a beating! Although I’m doing everything I can to combat the havoc winter is reeking on my skin, sometimes I feel like my efforts are all for nothing. Case in point: My cuticles. Yes, I know, in the grand scheme of things my cuticles aren’t really a huge deal, but if I’m doing the best I can to fight the cold weather dry skin, I might as well pay some attention to the small, often missed areas as well.
I’m telling you, not a day after a manicure I can already see the skin around my nails looking cracked and sad. I lather up with hand lotion and thick cream all day long and it just doesn’t seem to sink in where I need it to. There’s a reason you can buy products marketed specifically towards this tiny area surrounding the nail beds- it requires special attention. And special products.
Just because your cuticles need a little extra TLC doesn’t mean we can’t give it to them with an easy DIY treatment. You just need to use the right ingredients! Here are two treatments that you can easily whip up at home that will get your cuticles looking healthy in no time.
Cuticle Oil Blend
1 tablespoon Avocado oil
1 tablespoon Wheat germ oil
5 drops vitamin E oil
10 drops Lemon essential oil
10 drops Lavender essential oil
Blend oils together and store in an airtight container. Massage into clean cuticles daily. This blend will moisturize dry skin around the nail and encourage nail growth.
1 Cup Olive Oil
1 Cup Coconut Oil
1 Cup Beeswax
2 TBS Shea Butter
10 Drops Lavender Essential Oil
10 Drops Chamomile Essential Oil
Using a double boiler, or a glass jar in a water bath, combine the first 4 ingredients and melt over medium heat. Once all ingredients have melted together, remove from heat and stir in essential oils. Pour mixture into a small container (*this mixture will firm up, so you can use small lips balm pots, tins, or even tubes for storage and use!). Massage into cuticles daily.
Don’t let winter get the best of you- keep your skin looking soft, supple, and healthy all year long with easy, DIY treatments like these!