Easy Cuticle Oil with Orchid Extract 6

Finished Cuticle Oil

Finished Cuticle Oil

It may still be February and I may be dreaming of sunshine, grass and gardening, but outside my window are still piles of snow. I seem to do this to myself every year. I get impatient for the next season rather than enjoying the current one. Would you like to try with me? I’d love some company!

I am trying to rein myself back and enjoy each day as they come. It is certainly a tough challenge, particularly when my regular grocery store is laden with pictures of fluffy bunnies and cute chicks. Since it seems to be the season of chocolate, I wanted to make a cuticle oil that acknowledges all of the chocolate available and that spring is just around the corner. Come join me for this chocolate scented cuticle oil!

Soy Wax
Golden Jojoba
Almond Butter
Castor Oil
Cocoa Butter
Orchid Extract
Microwave Safe Container


Recipe in Percentages

2% Soy Wax
42% Golden Jojoba
4% Lanolin
25% Almond Butter
10% Castor Oil
14% Cocoa Butter
3% Orchid Extract

Recipe in Grams
4 grams Soy Wax
84 grams Golden Jojoba
8 grams Lanolin
50 grams Almond Butter
20 grams Castor Oil
27.5 grams  Cocoa Butter
6 grams Orchid Extract
Recipe in Ounces
0.14 oz Soy Wax
2.96 oz Golden Jojoba
0.28 oz Lanolin
1.76 oz Almond Butter
0.71 oz Castor Oil
0.97 oz Cocoa Butter
0.21 oz Orchid Extract


Weigh everything but the Orchid Extract into a microwave safe container. Heat gently until everything has melted. The Soy Wax will be the last to melt. You may need to stir the mixture to encourage it to melt.

Once everything has melted, add the Orchid Extract. Pipette into pens and insert the doe foot tip. Cap and label. Enjoy!

Weighing Soy Wax

Weighing Soy Wax

Weighing Oils

Weighing Oils

Melted Cuticle Oil

Melted Cuticle Oil

Filling Pens

Filling Pens

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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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6 thoughts on “Easy Cuticle Oil with Orchid Extract

  • Cecy

    Oooh! These look lovely!

    What could I sub for lanolin, and almond butter? I don’t have either of those on hand.

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    • Andee

      For the Almond Butter, you can use things like Shea Butter, Mango Butter, Hemp Butter, or other butters that are solid yet soft at room temperature.

      The Lanolin is much harder to substitute, but maybe we can find something that you currently have on hand that would work.

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  • Cindy

    Would love to try this recipe. What “pens” are these and do you carry them? Thank you.

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  • Julie S

    In the instructions you say add everything except the Orchid extract and the fragrance. I don’t see anything regarding fragrance in the ingredient list. Am I missing something? It looks great and I am excited to use this.

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