Healing Cuticle Balm

Healing Cuticle Balm Recipe

Home chefs, gardeners, and just about anyone who works with their hands can regularly have problems with dry, cracked cuticles. This soothing balm is packed with a herbal blend that will mend those cracks and make hands soft again.

Healing Cuticle Balm

Ingredients:

Equipment

  • Double boiler
  • Small spatula or metal spoon
  • 5 small metal tins or pots

Instructions:

1. Melt the mango butter, oils and beeswax in the double boiler.

2. Remove from heat, add essential oils, and blend well.

3. Pour into pots and leave untouched to set. If you are using this as a cuticle balm, small lip balm pots are best. Otherwise use 2 larger size pots/tins and use it as a hand salve.

Thanks for visiting the weekend project. While it won’t take a whole weekend to make this simple balm, be sure to check out all of the other things you can tackle this weekend. Here are just a few to get you started:

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About the Author : StephanieAn artistic gardener aiming to feed the body & soul through an urban potager garden & a community veggie plot in Vancouver.View all posts by Stephanie

  1. narf7
    narf7November 10,12

    Just when I thought that I was going to have to fold my cuticles over and wear them like fingerless gloves you came to the rescue! Cheers for this wonderful sounding cream. After a hard days slog in the garden trying to reclaim some ground from the advancing weeds and the jungle species here on Serendipity Farm in Northern Tasmania there is nothing like the simple act of washing your hands and applying some deliciously scented hand cream to make everything right with the world again :). I know what I am going to give my fellow hard slogging gardener mates this Christmas :)

  2. heidi
    heidiNovember 13,12

    With all of those scented oils, I bet this smells amazing. What a great Christmas gift idea.

  3. banuka9410
    banuka9410November 13,12

    Potatoes are easy to grow, but they prefer cool weather so you should try to get them into the ground at the right time. You can order seed potatoes through mail-order garden companies or buy them at local garden centers or hardware stores. (You could use supermarket potatoes, but be aware they have probably been treated with chemicals to inhibit sprouting, so they may not grow well.) Store your seed potatoes in the refrigerator.

  4. Yannie
    YannieNovember 17,12

    Where can I buy the ingredients? My cuticle is in need of rescue.

  5. Stevie
    StevieNovember 18,12

    Yannie, I get this questions a lot so I am making up kits. They will be available very soon. Keep in touch or follow us through Facebook, sign up for the Garden Therapy Newsletter or follow our RSS feed to hear about it as soon as they are launched.

  6. Kate
    KateDecember 2,12

    so lovely!!

  7. Rain
    RainDecember 4,12

    Where did you get your small tin containers from?

  8. Stevie
    StevieDecember 4,12

    Hi Rain, you can but them online for $.98 each here: http://amzn.to/VwZtCj

    The shipping price is the same for 1 or 30, so it makes sense to buy a bunch at one time. You can use them for lip balm too!

  9. Johane
    JohaneFebruary 1,13

    Can I leave the Eucalyptus oil out? My husband is allergic to the plant…

  10. Stevie
    StevieFebruary 1,13

    Johane, go ahead, leave it out! It will still be wonderful.

  11. Elizabeth
    ElizabethApril 17,13

    Hi! I look forward to trying this one. A few questions though, could I use shea butter instead of the Mango butter? What are the properties of the Mango butter and the hemp oil? I only ask because they are the only ones I don’t have and I don’t want to run out and buy them if I can use something I already have ;) What would be a good substitute for the hemp oil? Thank you.

  12. stevie
    stevieApril 18,13

    Hi Elizabeth, both the mango butter and hemp oil are very moisturizing so good for using just a little as you would on your cuticles. I can not say how substitutions would work, as for me these recipes are trial and error. Why not try it with shea butter and perhaps just more of the sweet almond oil and see how it turns out. It may not end up being right for cuticles, but if you like it, then you could use it as a lip butter or a heel butter instead. Or who knows, it could be even better! I find the shea butter to be a bit gritty at times, so I prefer the mango butter, but that is just through my own recipe trials.

  13. Elizabeth
    ElizabethApril 28,13

    Thank you. I just bought some Kokum butter, I might try that as well. I will let you know how it goes!

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