Self care is so important for us moms! If you're not taking time to care for yourself, you should. Start with this natural Lavender Orange DIY Cuticle Cream recipe. Your nails will feel divine!
When I was younger, I was oddly obsessed with having my fingernails perfectly manicured. I filed them neatly most days, and they always looked nice.
Fast forward to my mom days, and you'll learn that my nails have seen better days. They're not as strong as they once were, and they're often broken from playing with the kids or doing chores around the house.
While there's nothing wrong with that, I've decided that it's time to reclaim my self care routine. Part of that will be taking care of my nails again. It just feels nice!
If you haven't been in the habit of taking care of your nails either, you'll find that using cuticle cream regularly will help keep your cuticles and nail folds healthy. It feels really good too.
I like to exfoliate my hands before using the cuticle cream. They are super soft and smooth that way!
Ready to pamper your hands with a nice manicure? Whip up a batch of this Lavender Orange DIY Cuticle Cream and get to it! The scent is divine!
Lavender Orange DIY Cuticle Cream Recipe
Ingredients and Supplies
- 1 tablespoon shea butter, shredded
- 1 tablespoon coconut oil
- 1 tablespoon beeswax pellets
- 3 tablespoons almond oil
- 8 drops sweet orange essential oil
- 8 drops lavender essential oil
- Double boiler
- Add the shea butter, coconut oil, beeswax pellets and almond oil to a double boiler. Heat over medium, stirring frequently until the ingredients are melted and clear.
- Remove the pan from the heat, then whisk in the essential oils.
- Pour your DIY cuticle cream into small glass jars right away. If the mixture solidifies, just put it back on the heat until melted then pour into the glass jars.
- Take a small amount of the DIY cuticle cream and apply to each nail cuticle and around the nail tips.
- Massage your fingers and nails for 20-30 seconds, then gently push each cuticle back with a manicure stick. You can use a cuticle trimmer to trim excess cuticle, if desired.
- Use warm soapy water to remove excess cream.