When it comes to taking care of our hands, cuticles, the skin immediately around the fingernails, are often neglected. But they too contribute to give hands a beautiful and neat appearance, and, when they are badly damaged, they may put skin at risk of infection. One of the most important things to do to keep your cuticles in great condition, is to use a good moisturizer or cuticle oil. Making your own is really easy. Here’s how:
1. Lemon Cuticle Oil
- 4 tablespoons of Extra Virgin Olive Oil
- 2 drops of Lemon Essential Oil
- 2 drop of an essential oil of your choice (I like to use lavender oil)
Warm the olive oil for a few minutes. It doesn’t have to be hot, just warm. Now, add the essential oils and stir. Store the mixture in a dark, opaque bottle away from light. And whenever you need it, just soak your fingertips in the mixture for several minutes to make your cuticles softer.
2. Jojoba and Almond Cuticle Oil
- 1 tablespoon of almond oil
- 2 tablespoon of jojoba oil
- 2 drops of your favourite essential oil (optional)
Mix the ingredients together and apply the mixture to your cuticles. I like to use this one before going to bed and, when I wake up in the mornings, my cuticles are so soft!
3. Simple Cuticle Oil
- olive oil
Olive oil is a great moisturizer that can be added to other recipes or even used on its own. Just massage it into your nails for a few minutes and it’ll make them softer.
Have you ever made your own cuticle oil?