a bowl with diy cuticle cream and a bottle of  doterra lavender essential oil

DIY Cuticle Cream with Essential Oils is a great way to pamper your nails and cuticles if they are looking a little dry.

No need to go purchase an expensive treatment.  Making a homemade cuticle cream is a great way to bring moisture and health back to nails.It can also be used on hands, lips, or anywhere with dry spots.

It’s easy to whip up and contains only natural ingredients like shea butter, beeswax, coconut oil and essential oils. This recipe does not have any crazy chemicals or names that can’t be pronounced.  

You can feel good about putting this cuticle cream on your skin knowing it’s not going to cause any health issues.

Equipment You’ll Want to Use to Make DIY Cuticle Cream

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One piece of equipment that you’ll find useful for many DIY projects is this handy little double boiler.  You can fit it on top of your existing pots and pans!  I love that it’s small and doesn’t take up a bunch of precious space in my kitchen cabinets.

You can pick this up for cheap on Amazon and get free prime shipping.

Ingredients for your DIY Cuticle Cream

Shea Butter for your cuticle cream

Shea butter can be found in many lotions and creams because of it is super moisturizing for our skin. You want to buy RAW Shea Butter for your DIY projects.- not a lotion or cream.  One package will last for many projects.   I have bought THIS ONE and love it.

Beeswax for your cuticle cream

Beeswax pellets are easy to work with and melt quickly.  I find them easier to work with than the large chunks of beeswax.  Make sure to buy one that has no fillers or additives like THIS ONE.

Fractionated Coconut Oil for your cuticle cream

Fractionated Coconut Oil is not the same as the big tub of coconut oil you likely have in your kitchen cabinet for cooking.  Fractionated Coconut Oil has been a bit more processed so that it always stays in liquid form.  This version is what we are using for this DIY project.  I always buy this one because it is made right here in the USA.

Essential Oils for your cuticle cream

You’ll want to make sure to use a high quality, therapeutic grade essential oil for this DIY project.  Please do not use a cheap fragrance oil , which is what most so called essential oils are that are found in superstores and home stores.  They can actually be quite toxic,especially when applying to your skin.

 The only brand I trust to use on my skin is doTERRA Essential Oils, which are so pure they are safe to consume!  I recommend using either Lavender, Myrrh, or a combination of the two.  Many people don’t realize how good Lavender essential oil is for our skin – especially dry skin.

Nourishing and Moisturize your nails with the natural cuticle cream that can be used anywhere you have dry skin

DIY Cuticle Cream with Essential Oil

Author: Dawn Goehring
DIY Cuticle Cream with essential oils is a great way to bring moisture and health back to nails. It can also be used on hands, lips, or anywhere with dry spots.
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  • In your double boiler or in a small glass container like a jelly mason jar, combine shea butter, beeswax, and Fractionated Coconut Oil
  • Place in glass jar in saucepan with 1–1 ½ inches of boiling water
  • Stir ingredients for 5–10 minutes until combinedTip: Use a popsicle stick for easy cleanup. 
  • Once melted, remove from heat and let rest for 3 minutes
  • Add essential oils and stir
  • Pour into container and let harden 2–3 hours
  • To use, just apply a small amount to cuticle and rub until absorbed. For best results, apply just before bed time so this can work it's magic overnight.
Bring moisture and health back to cuticles with this all natural diy cuticle cream that can also be used on hands, elbows, lips or anywhere with dry spots.

Be aware that the so called ‘pure essential oils’ sold in popular retail superstores, drugstores, and grocery stores are synthetic and not at all essential oils.  There have been many tests done on them to prove it. Please be sure you are not use a fragrance only oil and that you are using a true essential oil such as doTERRA.

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About The Author

Dawn Goehring Desert Naturals Essential Oils

Dawn Goehring

Owner / Founder of Desert Naturals

Dawn Goehring is the founder of Desert Naturals where she writes educational articles on essential oils, DIY's on natural beauty products, homemade cleaners, and provides related essential oil accessories like Planners, Journals, Trackers, tshirts, and custom made essential oil storage.

Dawn discovered essential oils about 10 years ago to support her then 4 year old son who was struggling to manage a respiratory condition. She then learned how to use essential oils for everyday natural remedies for her family, and has helped hundreds of women incorporate essential oils in their lives to live a healthier, more holistic lifestyle using natural products and essential oils.

Dawn has earned an aromatherapist degree and has earned a doTERRA essential oil specialist certification which is a fancy way of saying she has learned a lot about the chemistry of essential oils and how they work in the body.

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