DIY Cuticle Cream With Lemon, Lavender, Myrrh & Tea Tree OilThe base of this DIY cuticle cream is beeswax, shea butter, and coconut oil. Beeswax is an excellent natural moisturizer and is full of vitamin A. This is also true of shea butter. The combination of the two makes an powerful cream that slows aging and protects against infections. Coconut oil has many antibacterial and antioxidant properties. This makes it perfect for protecting your hands. Lemon essential oil is a natural antibiotic. This is also true of lavender and tea tree oil. However, lavender essential oil is a surprisingly powerful oil for how gentile it is. It is excellent at healing burns, scratches, and mild rashes. Tea tree oil is a powerful antibiotic, but can be a bit more harsh on the skin. It is always best to use tea tree oil with a carrier oil. Myrrh oil is a special oil. Myrrh slows aging, fights inflammation and stops infections. It is an ancient oil that has been used in traditional medicine for thousands of years. However, like tea tree oil, it can be a little rough on the skin. It is best to use it with a carrier oil.
DIY Cuticle Cream RecipeWhat You Need:
- 1 tablespoon organic beeswax
- 1 1/2 tablespoon raw, organic shea butter
- 1/2 teaspoon organic coconut oil
- 2 drops vitamin E oil
- 8 drops lavender essential oil
- 2 drops lemon essential oil
- 2 drops myrrh essential oil
- 2 drops tea tree essential oil if desired
- Heat beeswax, shea butter, and coconut oil in a heat-safe glass until melted. Stir safely and slowly until completely mixed together.
- When well mixed, add vitamin E, lavender, lemon, myrrh, and tea tree oil. Stir until well mixed.
- Let the mixture cool to room temperature before using.
- Make sure to wash your hands before use and massage small amounts into your cuticles daily.