Cuticle Treatment Cream
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!
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Recipe: (Makes 100 grams or 3.53 ounces)
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!