Cupboard Recipe Request – Cynthia’s Lemon Cuticle Butter 5

Over the break, Cynthia emailed me, wanting help with a recipe for a lemon cuticle butter. She wanted something similar to Lush’s Lemony Flutter. She had seen a post that Andee had done for a Special Request Orange Cuticle Butter. Also, she didn’t have everything necessary for that recipe. She sent me a list of what she had in her cupboard and we got to work. Come join us in the kitchen for fun and luscious cuticle/hand butter. You won’t want to miss out!


Recipe in Grams
16 grams Shea Butter
20 grams Cocoa Butter
16 grams Apricot Kernel Oil
40 grams Avocado Oil
36 grams Castor Oil
4 grams Agran Oil
20 grams Coconut Oil
12 grams Lanolin, Anhydrous
36 grams Beeswax
Recipe in Percentages
8% Shea Butter
10% Cocoa Butter
8% Apricot Kernel Oil
20% Avocado Oil
18% Castor Oil
2% Agran Oil
10% Coconut Oil
6% Lanolin, Anhydrous
18% Beeswax

Weigh everything into a microwave safe container. Heat gently until everything is liquid. If everything but the beeswax has melted, stir until it disappears. At this stage, no additional heat is required. If you are adding a fragrance or essential oil, do so now. Stir and pour the solution into small pots for use.

Cynthia, for this recipe to be lemon scented, I would use .5% to 1% of Lemon Essential Oil. Start small and add more essential oil as desired. Good luck and I hope you enjoy this recipe!


Orange Cuticle Butter

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About Taylor

I'm a twenty something happy, animal loving, curious experimenter. I love reaching back into history and trying old recipes for cosmetics or foods. I'm constantly asking "Why?" My curiosity has me trying new things. I love taking walks with my dog as well as staying at home to cuddle with the dog and my cats. Some of my favorite scents include Hinoki Wood, Rose Garden, Jasmine and Gladiator.

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5 thoughts on “Cupboard Recipe Request – Cynthia’s Lemon Cuticle Butter

  • Cynthia K.

    Thank you SO much for this!!!! I saw this pop up on my Facebook feed and couldn’t believe it! You guys are the best! I can’t wait to give this a try. Thanks again and hope you’re having a wonderful start to 2012!

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  • Glo D

    I’ve notice that most of your recipes use the microwave. Will they work on the top of my stove as well?

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    • Taylor Post author

      Yes, they will work on your stove top. We just use the microwave because it is faster and simpler.

      I hope this helps!


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