If your cuticles are dry and cracking, you may need to add a cuticle cream to your manicure routine. Cuticle cream is rubbed into cuticles like a lotion to make the skin around the nail bed soft and more attractive. You can make this sort of cream yourself at home, for a holistic solution to dry cuticles. Plus, making your own cuticle cream can save costs over purchasing pre-made cream.
Things You'll Need
- Double boiler
- 3 tbsp. parraffin
- 1/2 cup mineral oil
- 1 tbsp. fragrant oil
- 1 tbsp. glycerin
Mix three tablespoons of paraffin, half a cup of mineral oil and one tablespoon of fragrant oil together. These ingredients can be found at most craft stores or beauty shops. Use fragrant oil in a scent you like, like lavender or coconut.
Pour the paraffin mixture into the top of a double boiler. If you don't have a double boiler, pour a cup of water in a pot and boil. Place a heat-safe boiler on top of the pot and pour the paraffin mixture in the bowl to heat.
Stir the mixture while it's heating until the mixture is well incorporated. Add one tablespoon of glycerin and stir well, then remove from the heat.
Let the cream cool then pour into a glass jar to store in your bathroom in between uses.
- Photo Credit Jupiterimages/Photos.com/Getty Images
How to Make a Cuticle Exfoliate
Care for an essential part of your nail by making homemade cuticle exfoliate. The cuticles block out bacteria from entering the nail...
How to Make Natural Cuticle Softeners
For most of us, our hands take a beating every day and our cuticles are the victims. Between cleaning, gardening and washing...
How to Do a Homemade Pedicure & Manicure
Getting a manicure and pedicure doesn't just make you look better, it can make you feel better, too. Whether you are going...