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Cuticle Repair Recipe

Cuticle Repair Recipe

This fragrant oil works wonders in the winter when the elements take their toll on your hands and nails.

Cuticle Repair Oil (Time: 2 minutes)

Ingredients:

  • 2 Tablespoons light to midweight base oil (recommended jojoba, soybean and/or sweet almond)
  • 12 drops lavender essential oil
  • 8 drops orange essential oil
Supplies:
  • 1 oz glass bottle with a dropper top
Directions:
  • First drip the essential oils into your glass bottle.
  • Then add the base oil (can be a single oil or a combination of the oils listed above)
  • Screw on the dropper top and shake the mixture very well.
  • Store in a cool, dark location such as a medicine cabinet.
Use: Apply one drop at the base of each nail and massage well.  It works best if used on a daily basis.  For extra protection, follow up with a moisturizer on your whole hand.  Best used within one year.
For additional DIY bath and body recipes, please see:  http://youngmotherhubbard.com/index/bath-and-body/
Not sure where to find the oils for this recipe?  See my post for advice on where to find the most common homemade skincare ingredients: http://youngmotherhubbard.com/http:/2150/where-to-find-homemade-skincare-supplies/
This recipe was inspired by the book, Organic Body Care Recipes by Stephanie Tourles: http://www.amazon.com/Organic-Body-Care-Recipes-Formulas/dp/1580176763/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1345490258&sr=1-1&keywords=organic+body+care+recipes.  It’s a really good book with 175 skin care recipes for your skin, hair and nails.  A very good read!
Photo Credit: Beautiful hands, a photo by tepenrodriguez on Flickr.

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