Homemade cuticle cream

DIY nail cuticle cream

This is a quick and easy DIY for handmade cuticle cream to take care of your nails and cuticles. Use this cuticle cream to keep your cuticles soft and moisturised. It helps to repair dry cracked cuticles and to make your manicure to last longer.

DIY handmade cuticle cream


Here is a summary of the benefits of the natural ingredients used for this cuticle cream. Raw honey is well known for its skin healing properties and it encourages the skin to absorb moisture. Beeswax is a natural moisturiser and it helps to cure peeling cuticles. Coconut oil also has moisturising properties as well as antibacterial and antioxidant properties. Shea butter has anti-ageing properties and it also a natural moisturiser contains vitamin A and vitamin E. Vitamin A encourages healthy skin production and vitamin E is a common and popular ingredient in skin care products for its several benefits including moisturising cuticles and reducing the appearance of wrinkles. The essential oil is for fragrance and has additional benefits such as antibacterial properties to ward off cuticle infection and to strengthen and moisturise the nails and cuticles.

DIY handmade cuticle cream


1 teaspoon honey
1 teaspoon beeswax
1 teaspoon coconut oil
2 tablespoons shea butter
8 drops of essential oil of choice (peppermint/lavender)


1. Combine the coconut oil, shea butter and beeswax in a double boiler or heat safe glass container (pyrex measuring glass) and place in a saucepan with boiling water

2. Ensure ingredients are melted then add the honey to the mixture and stir gently to combine evenly

3. Remove from heat and allow to cool, add the essential oil of your choice and stir before the mixture starts to solidify

4. Allow the cuticle cream to harden before use. To use rub the cream onto your cuticles and surrounding skin until it is absorbed

The honey may settle at the bottom. If this happens give the mixture a quick stir as it cools down and solidifies.

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