Cuticle Treatment Cream 12


I’m one of those people that needs a good moisturizer during the winter or my hands dry out, crack and run the risk of bleeding. This even includes my poor cuticles! I have had the worst case of hangnails recently, so I decided to come up with a formula for a cuticle cream that would help my fingers stop catching on all the laundry. Let’s go look at the ingredients and why I picked them!

I chose Macadamia Nut Oil for the massage properties and nice texture it contributes to lotions! It also contributes a lovely drag and glide that I think is a great addition to any product.

I wanted to ensure that my cream wouldn’t separate, so I used Emulsifying Wax as my emulsifier. I added a little bit of Stearic Acid to give the cream some body without making it waxy.

I decided to use Hydrovance as my humectant for the long term moisturizing. You can use any humectant of your choice, so don’t feel limited by my choice!

I picked two extracts for this formula, but you can use any extract of your choice. I chose Ivy Extract and Calendula Extract for their skin soothing properties. These extracts have also been noted for their abilities to combat dry and scaly skin.

Liquid Germall Plus is one of my go-to preservatives because it has a low required usage rate. (Which means money saved!) It also is compatible with most cosmetic ingredients so I don’t have to worry as much about a failed preservative.

Let’s go make this cuticle treatment cream!

Collect needed items:

Ingredients
Water
Macadamia Nut Oil
Emulsifying Wax
Hydrovance
Ivy Extract
Calendula Extract
Stearic Acid
Liquid Germall Plus
Bourbon Geranium Essential Oil
Carrot Seed Essential Oil
Equipment
Scale
Microwave Safe Container
Spoons
Pipettes
Containers for Cream (I used a 1 ounce Cylinder Bottles with a Treatment Pump.)

Recipe: (Makes 100 grams or 3.53 ounces)

Recipe in ounces:
2.29 ounces Water
0.78 ounces Macadamia Oil
0.18 ounces Emulsifying Wax
0.07 ounces Hydrovance
0.07 ounces Ivy Extract
0.07 ounces Calendula Extract
0.04 ounces Stearic Acid
0.02 ounces Liquid Germall Plus
0.01 ounces Bourbon Geranium Essential Oil
0.01 ounces Carrot Seed Essential Oil
Recipe in grams:
65 grams Water
22 grams Macadamia Oil
5 grams Emulsifying Wax
2 grams Hydrovance
2 grams Ivy Extract
2 grams Calendula Extract
1 grams Stearic Acid
0.5 grams Liquid Germall Plus
0.25 grams Bourbon Geranium Essential Oil
0.25 grams Carrot Seed Essential Oil
Recipe in Percentages
65% Water
22% Macadamia Oil
5% Emulsifying Wax
2% Hydrovance
2% Ivy Extract
2% Calendula Extract
1% Stearic Acid
0.5% Liquid Germall Plus
0.25% Bourbon Geranium Essential Oil
0.25% Carrot Seed Essential Oil
oil

Weigh all ingredients except the additives (Ivy Extract, Calendula Extract, Liquid Germall Plus Preservative and Essential Oils) into a microwave safe container. Heat in the microwave using short time bursts until everything is melted. Blend the ingredients to a smooth, creamy consistency using the immersion blender. Add the additives once the temperature drops to approximately 120° F in the mixing bucket. Stir gently until completely mixed. Pour into containers and allow to cool completely before labeling.

Cream Notes: This is a heavy duty and thick cuticle cream that follows the idea of a little going a long way! It does take some time to absorb if too much is applied. I would apply this when you have a few moments to pamper your fingers to have the best results! I think this cream feels great!

Cuticle Treatment Cream on a finger.

Cuticle Treatment Cream on a finger.

Weighing the Emulsifying Wax.

Weighing the Emulsifying Wax.

All ingredients are ready to be melted!

All ingredients are ready to be melted!

Melted ingredients before mixing.

Melted ingredients before mixing.

Mixed lotion as it begins cooling.

Mixed lotion as it begins cooling.

Adding the additives.

Adding the additives.

Bottled Cuticle Treatment Cream.

Bottled Cuticle Treatment Cream.

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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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12 thoughts on “Cuticle Treatment Cream

  • Julie

    I really need to try this, I’m pretty sure I have all the ingredients. I too have terrible hangnail problems in the winter and make it worse by nibbling. Thank you for the timely solution!

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  • Andrea S

    This looks like it would be great for my fingers in this cold Utah weather. I was wondering, though, if you had the recipe in ounces and/or grams? Mine shows up with all three in percentages. I’m sure I could figure it out eventually if I turned my brain on. Thanks!

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  • Mickey

    I would love to learn more about extracts. When do you use them and how do you know what percentage(s) to use in your recipe?

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  • LuAnn

    I was just starting to research some cuticle creams, my cuticles look awful right now, so it’s embarrassing to tell people that I make soap and lotion!! My almost 2 year old has terrible cuticles and hang nails from chewing on his fingernails!! Any idea of an edible additive or essential oil that tastes bad? I keep thinking that if I had something like this to repair his “owies” and make it taste bad, maybe he will stop chewing his nails!!! The recipe looks great, and I even have everything on hand, so thanks! 🙂

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  • Karen Harvey

    Hi, two questions? Is this the “uncorrected” recipe? Is it still good? When I try to order carrot seed eo, it says lower 48. Do you really not ship it to Alaska? (Three questions, it’s early :<). I need that carrot seed oil.

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    • Andee Post author

      This recipe is now corrected. It is wonderful! Carrot Seed Oil can go to WA and then up by barge but not through the postal system. Sorry!

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