Don’t you just hate it when your cuticles get dry? It’s uncomfortable and can even be a source of stress. Making your own dry cuticle balm is simply and easy to do and your cuticles will be thanking you!!!! Utilizing shea butter in the cuticle balm helps to make the balm a bit thicker and less oily then a salve. The balm will help to prevent further moisture loss and the essential oils and herbal oil will support the healing of the skin.
Ingredients for Cuticle Balm:
- 3 ounces (by weight) Shea butter
- 3 Tbsp. Calendula herbal oil (or Jojoba)
- 1 Tbsp. Beeswax (approx. .3 oz)
- 5 drops Lavender (Lavandula angustifolia)
- 2 drops Carrot seed (Daucus carota)
- 3 drops Frankincense (Boswellia sp.) or Helichrysum italicum
How to make Cuticle Balm:
- Combine beeswax and calendula herbal oil in double boiler or in glass pyrex measuring cup into pot with water. Allow beeswax to melt down.
- Stir beeswax and calendula oil well once melted, add in shea butter.
- Allow Shea butter to become almost melted and remove from heat. Continue to stir until all shea is melted down.
- Wipe bottom of pot to remove all water!
- Add in essential oils and stir until well combined.
- Gently pour salve into jar/s.
- Cap and place jars into fridge for 2-3 hours.
- Remove jars from fridge and allow to come to room temperature.
- Label jars.
- Balm is now ready to use.
To Use Cuticle Balm:
To get the most out of using the cuticle balm to heal dry, irritated, and sometime inflamed cuticles, begin with a gentle salt scrub or simply cleanse the hands. Then soak hands in warm water (hand bath) for 5 minutes. Remove hands from warm water and dry. Apply cuticle balm gently massaging balm into the tissue surrounding the cuticles. If a hand bath is too much, simply apply balm to cuticles after showering.
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