Moisturizing Cuticle Jelly 7


Our weather recently has been playing havoc on my hands and my cuticles are no exception. Since I am all out of any cuticle treatments at home, I decided to make a new batch of cuticle jelly that would help moisturize my fingers. This recipe is a variation of the Cuticle Gelly from our recipes section. While I chose different ingredients, the end result is the same, better looking hands!

This cuticle jelly works wonders on hands and travels well in the small 1/4 oz Dropper Bottles, but you can also use the Lip Brush Pens if you desire.

Weighing all the ingredients.

Collect needed items:
Ingredients
Carnauba Wax
Avocado Butter
Macadamia Butter
Apricot Kernel Oil
Kukui Oil
Lanolin
Cocoa Butter, Deodorized
Comfrey Leaves Extract
Chamomile Extract
Tahitian Vanilla Fragrance Oil
LiquaPar Oil Preservative
Equipment
Scale
Transfer Pipettes
Microwave Safe Container
Spoons
Containers for the finished products (I used the 1/4 oz Dropper Bottles.)
Recipe in ounces: (Makes 3.5 ounces)
0.07 ounces Carnauba Wax
0.53 ounces Avocado Butter
0.53 ounces Macadamia Butter
0.85 ounces Apricot Kernel Oil
0.85 ounces Kukui Oil
0.28 ounces Lanolin
0.18 ounces Cocoa Butter, Deodorized
0.09 ounces Comfrey Leaves Extract
0.09 ounces Chamomile Extract
0.04 ounces Tahitian Vanilla Fragrance Oil
0.04 ounces LiquaPar Oil Preservative
Recipe in grams: (Makes 100 grams)
2 grams Carnauba Wax
15 grams Avocado Butter
15 grams Macadamia Butter
24 grams Apricot Kernel Oil
24 grams Kukui Oil
8 grams Lanolin
5 grams Cocoa Butter, Deodorized
2.5 grams Comfrey Leaves Extract
2.5 grams Chamomile Extract
1 gram Tahitian Vanilla Fragrance Oil
1 gram LiquaPar Oil Preservative
Recipe in Percentages:
2% Carnauba Wax
15% Avocado Butter
15% Macadamia Butter
24% Apricot Kernel Oil
24% Kukui Oil
8% Lanolin
5% Cocoa Butter, Deodorized
2.5% Comfrey Leaves Extract
2.5% Chamomile Extract
1% Tahitian Vanilla Fragrance Oil
1% LiquaPar Oil Preservative
Weigh all ingredients except the Comfrey Leaves Extract, Chamomile Extract, Tahitian Vanilla Fragrance Oil, and LiquaPar Oil Preservative into your microwave safe container. Microwave using short bursts of time, stirring every 20 to 30 seconds until all the ingredients have been melted. Do NOT microwave until the mixture is completely liquid as the mixture will be too hot to handle. The Carnauba Wax will be the last ingredient to melt and if you are patient, simply stirring will melt the Carnauba Wax. Pour into your containers and allow to cool. Try to not move the containers much until the cream has set to prevent accidental messes.

Yield: This recipe will fill 12 of the 1/4 oz Dropper Bottles with 8 grams of cuticle jelly.

Notes:

While I was making this Cuticle Jelly the first time, my hand slipped and I added too much Carnauba Wax. Whoops! Don’t worry, the samples I’m sending out are the correct recipe. 🙂

After I finished making the second batch, Taylor came along and tested some of the jelly. She rubbed it over her cuticles and left to go back to her Valentine’s Day project. She came back within 10 minutes and gushed, “Oh my! That stuff is amazing and my hands look so much better! Can I have a bottle?” I had to laugh at her reaction and share it with you since she was so cute saying that.

I think you will love this cuticle jelly as much as we do! If you want to reformulate this recipe to use other ingredients, you can always get our help and we can help you formulate a similar product with the ingredients you have on hand.

The preservative is not necessary if you are using this product for yourself. If you are selling, then we recommend a preservative to help prevent the growth of yeast, mold and/or bacteria. I have included the preservative since I don’t know what will happen to the bottle once it leaves my hands.

Enjoy!

Completely melted cuticle jelly.

The cuticle jelly after the color has been added.

Cooled cuticle jelly in 1/4 oz bottles.

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About Andee

I'm a twenty something soap snob. I've grown up with hand made soaps and I love them! I really like making lotions, soaps and perfumes. I adore mixing scents to come up with something new. My favorite scent is either Wicked or Cotton Candy. I tend to hoard fragrances, I even have an Earl Grey Tea from the MMS catalog. I won't tell you how old it is, but it sure is good!


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7 thoughts on “Moisturizing Cuticle Jelly

  • ABaird

    Just in time!!! I happened to take a good look at my hands a couple of days ago and realized they were a mess! How did that happen so fast!? This recipe sounds wonderful. The only product I don’t have for sure is the kukui oil. What would be a good substitute for that? Why did you choose it? Is it a light oil like hemp? Medium? Heavy? 🙂 Thanks!!

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    • Andee Post author

      I would say that the Kukui Oil is a between the light and medium weight oils. I would recommend Rice Bran, Sesame Oils, Sweet Almond, Apricot Kernel, Grapeseed, or Sunflower Oils as a replacement for the Kukui. I chose the Kukui for its great massage feeling.

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  • npeters

    The third picture’s label says “after the color has been added” but I can’t find any reference to color as an ingredient. I know color is optional, but just curious in the color used and at what %. Thanks!

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    • Andee Post author

      Whoops! I’ll fix that. I used the Oil Soluble Lip Colors, White and Yellow. Just a small touch of them, so I would deem these to be used as q.s. (quantity sufficient.)

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  • Pat

    I made some of this last night. What an awesome recipe!! Of course, not having everything in the recipe, and some extra’s I do have, I added some Orchid Extract along with the Chamomile and Comfrey Extracts, some Squalane and Tamanu Oils, subbed the Carnuba (don’t have any) with Candelilla Wax and subbed Acai Butter in for the Acvocado Butter. I have never used Lanolin before so borrowed some from my sister. It is a different kind of product to feel…sticky and slippery. But the end result is fabulous!

    I put some on right before bed and woke up with soft hands. Thank you for something that can help my extremely dry winter hands.

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