Because we see the fly away hair when we walk past a mirror. Because we notice when our frenemy has gained half a pound. Because we can spot a spot from a mile away. Because we care about the tiny little details. That’s why we need a cuticle cream.
What you’ll need:
- half a lemon
- 1 tbsp. Shea butter
- 1 tbsp. mango butter (or use all Shea butter)
- 1/2 tbsp. avocado oil (or any oil you like)
- 1 tbsp. extra virgin coconut oil
- 2 drops vitamin E oil (for a longer shelf life)
- 6 drops (lemon) essential oil (for a nice scent)
1. Melt your butter(s)
Melt your Shea and mango butter in a double boiler.
If you don’t have mango butter, all Shea butter works just as good!
2. Melt your coconut oil
Once all the butter is melted, add your
coconut oil to the double boiler. Let it all melt together.
3. Add your avocado oil
Take your double boiler of the heat and stir in your avocado oil. You can use olive oil or any other oil you like!
4. Lemon time!
Let your butter and oil mixture cool down a bit. Just enough to not ‘scare’ your room temperature lemon juice.
Start your mixer and add your lemon juice bit by bit. I added about 5 squeezes. Keep mixing the mixture until it starts to solidify.
Put it in a pretty container and let it sit overnight or put it in the fridge for 15 – 20 min. Now you’re ready to give those cuticles some love.
Your cuticles thank you!