For today’s tip I wanted to share with you a simple cuticle oil you can make at home using natural ingredients, I’ve been using this for a couple of years and I really like it. Making your own can save you some money as well as making a really nice gift for someone.
I hate having dry and sore hands, so those of you who know me, know I love my hand cream. I like to make sure I’ve got nice looking hands, and enjoy doing a nice manicure at home but most people also forget that it’s not just about having nice skin. Your nails and cuticles need some TLC too. I’ve always used a cuticle oil but found buying my favourite brand was becoming so expensive over time so I decided to try and make my own and it really is simple. I played around with a few different oils and scents until I found one that not only worked for me but also smelt nice.
My 4 ingredient cuticle oil recipe is full of really nice, natural oils that will help to hydrate, smooth and soften the skin without leaving your hands feeling greasy. You don’t need to use loads either. I make a big batch so I can fill my little pens (great for having in your handbag so you can use it while your out and about) and my bottles.
What You Need:
4 Tbsp Jojoba Oil
4 Tbsp Vitamin E Oil
3 Tbsp Sweet Almond Oil (or Avocado Oil for nut allergies)
3 Tbsp Grapeseed Oil
4-6 Drops of Sweet Orange Essential Oil
Jug For Mixing
Glass Bottles (empty nail polish bottles also work)
Cuticle Oil Pens (you can find these really cheap on Amazon or Ebay)
Measure and mix together the Jojoba, Vitamin E, Sweet Almond, Grapeseed oils into the jug.
Add 4-6 drops of Sweet Orange Essential Oil (this is optional) and mix together with the oils.
Fill up your pens and bottles (I’m using an amber bottle that I’ve washed and reused after finishing a hair product).
Apply a small drop to each nail bed.
Let it sit for 30 seconds and give it a good massage into your cuticles and on your nails. If you apply a little too much rub the excess into your hands like you would hand cream, it will also works a treat on those.
Et Voila, you have your very own cuticle oil. It really is that easy. You could also play around with different oils like Avocado and Coconut. I hope you like this weeks tip and please let me know if you give it a go, I’d love to hear your thoughts.
Do you have your own cuticle oil recipe you like to use?? Have you tried a cuticle oil before?? What did you think??