I am a long time sufferer of extremely dry skin. Since I am hypothyroid it comes with the territory. I decided to give some cuticle cream a try and whipped up this lovely batch of Orange cuticle cream. It's quite simple, requiring only 3 ingredients and smells heavenly!
Orange Cuticle Cream
5 parts castor oil
3 parts shea butter
orange essential oil
Heat the first two ingredients on low heat until melted. You can use a water bath for this if you prefer but I don't.
Remove from heat.
Add essential oil.
Pour into a clean container and let cool.
*if using tablespoons as a measurement I add 25-30 drops of EO. This makes 3 small pots of cream.
This keeps my cuticles soft and supple, No more snagged silk when I am working on my projects! I would advise you to only use this on your cuticles as it is a bit too sticky to be used as a hand cream. I find it soaks in quickly though and is already repairing my rough cuticles.
Don't be afraid to try other oils instead of orange.
Here are a few suggestions:
Myrrh is a wonderful oil for wounds. If you have sore and bleeding cuticles this might be the perfect oil for you
Lavender is a very soothing and healing oil. this could also be a good choice.
Hope you enjoy my first body care recipe. Try it, your hands will thank you!