Intense Cuticle Cream 4

To finish up our perfect hand repair kit, I wanted to make an intense cuticle cream. I have noticed that with all of the contact with paper, my cuticles are really hard and dry. I wanted a product the would help soften and protect the skin around the nails. If the cuticles become too dry, they can even crack and bleed. Yikes! I certainly don’t want that! I also wanted a product that could be put into the lip brush pens to make application easier and mess free. Come join me for this great cream!I used Lanolin in this formulation because it is so good as creating a barrier for protecting the skin. The cuticles seem to get the most abuse and the least amount of care. At least for me, this is the case. The lanolin helps keep the skin soft and as a result, looking nice.I also included Liquid Silk in this formulation. While this ingredient is mainly used for advertisement purposes, I personally think it does add a little extra omhp. What do you think of adding specialty ingredients like Liquid Silk. Do you think it makes a difference in your formulation?My other favorite go to ingredient in this cuticle cream in Hydrovance. Hydrovance is a humectant, meaning it helps keep the skin soft and moisturized. I prefer Hydrovance because it isn’t sticky like glycerin. When tested side by side, I think that the glycerin makes a decent cream while Hydrovance goes the extra mile in the world of luxury. What is your humectant of choice?


Veggie Wax
Olive Butter
Sunflower oil
Liquid Silk
Liquid Germall Plus
Creamy Chai Fragrance Oil
Microwave Safe Container


Recipe in Grams
5 grams Lanolin
20 grams Hydrovance
5 grams Veggie Wax
7 grams Olive Butter
8 grams Sunflower oil
5 grams Liquid Silk
0.5 grams Liquid Germall Plus
1 gram Creamy Chai Fragrance Oil
48.5 grams Water
Recipe in Ounces
0.17 oz Lanolin
0.70 oz Hydrovance
0.17 oz Veggie Wax
0.24 oz Olive Butter
0.28 oz Sunflower oil
0.17 oz Liquid Silk
0.01 oz Liquid Germall Plus
0.03 oz Creamy Chai Fragrance Oil
1.71 oz Water
Recipe in Percentages
5% Lanolin
20% Hydrovance
5% Veggie Wax
7% Olive Butter
8% Sunflower oil
5% Liquid Silk
0.5% Liquid Germall Plus
1% Creamy Chai Fragrance Oil
48.5% Water


Weigh all ingredients except the additives (Fragrance, Liquid Silk and Liquid Germall Plus) 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 120° F into the lotion. Stir gently until completely mixed. Dispense into containers. I used the Doe Foot Pens but it was hard getting the cream inside. I would either use a jar next time or alter my formulation for the pens. Enjoy!


Finished Cuticle Cream

Weighing Ingredients

Finished Cuticle Cream

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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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4 thoughts on “Intense Cuticle Cream

  • Leilani

    I really need this today! Love that you used the Doe Foot Pens, maybe a small funnel would help.

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    • Andee

      I’m not sure a funnel would have worked as the cream was so thick by the time we could fill the pens, that it was not wanting to go inside!

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  • Lisa

    This looks like a nice light lotion. I am wondering if you have ever added colliodal oatmeal to any of your lotion recipes and if so at what percentage rate. I am wanting to make my own (aveno type) lotion for my sensitive skin. Any info would be appreciated. Thanks Lisa

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