DIY Cuticle Cream inspired by LUSH Lemony Flutter

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 this DIY cuticle cream.

How to Make DIY Cuticle Cream:

What you’ll need:

  • 1 tbsp. Shea butter
  • 1 tbsp. mango butter (or use all Shea butter)
  • 1 tbsp. extra virgin coconut oil
  • 1/2 tbsp. avocado oil (or another carrier oil you like, such as olive or jojoba oil)

Optional:

  • 1 drop vitamin E oil
  • 1 – 3 drops (lemon) essential oil (for a nice scent)

1. Melt your butter(s)

Melt your Shea and mango butter in a double boiler.

You can make a double boiler by placing a saucepan with water on the stove on medium heat. Let the water heat up until it’s nearly boiling.

If you don’t have mango butter, all Shea butter works just as well.

You can also melt the butters in the microwave on a low setting (650 watt or lower) using 1 minute intervals. Check regularly to see if the butters have melted.

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. Add this point you can also add the vitamin E oil and essential oils.

Put it in a pretty container and let it sit overnight or put it covered in the fridge for 15 to 20 minutes. Now you’re ready to give those cuticles some love.

Your cuticles will thank you!

Ina

3 Comments

  1. Judy 5 September 2018 at 13:14

    When do you add the essential oil?

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  2. InkWing87 10 December 2018 at 02:09

    I personally add my essential oils near the end, when the mixture is cool enough to touch. Otherwise, the delicate essences can ‘cook’ and not smell as nice or have the same benefits.

    SIDE NOTE: If you use vanilla absolute or vanilla essential oil it WILL turn the finished product brown. Unless you add some of Bramble Berry’s Vanilla color stabilizer.

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    1. The Makeup Dummy 10 December 2018 at 20:55

      Hi! You’re right, it’s best to add vitamin E oil and essential oils at the end, after your melted butters and oils have had time to cool down (I’ve added it to the recipe). Thanks for the tip on vanilla essential oil! I’ve only used vanilla essential a few times in small amounts and I have to say I haven’t had this issue so far!

      Reply

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