Are you stuck with dry, cracked nails and cuticles? This DIY oil will deeply soothe and moisturize to keep your nail bed healthy and strong.
Winter was late this year, but she’s most definitely here. We have propane heat and try to burn wood on most days to save money.
This helps us stay toasty warm, but both types of heat really zap the moisture out of the air and my skin.
We put a kettle of water on our wood stove to get some moisture back in the air. One day last week we put 4 gallons of water back into the air! Unfortunately, it’s not enough for my hair and skin.
I use lotions or creams twice a day on my hands, but my cuticles still get dry and are prone to cracking when the air gets dry.
Part of the reason my hands get so dry is genetics; my dad’s fingers crack in the winter, too.
The other part is from washing my hands so often when I’m cleaning, making crafts, or washing dishes.
I use lotions on my hands, but my cuticles needed something more. I made this cuticle oil recipe with my favorite oils for dry skin.
Need some natural skincare recipe ideas for your hands? Check out my list of 40+ Homemade Lotion Recipes and my Homemade Hand Scrub for Soft Hands.
This DIY Cuticle Oil recipe isn’t just for your cuticles; it’s a nourishing oil that can be used anywhere you have dry skin.
You can also apply it to your feet. I put this cuticle oil on my feet at night and wear socks to keep it from rubbing off.
This oils used for this DIY cuticle oil recipe would also work well in bath and beauty recipes for dry skin.
I think it would make a great oil blend for a sugar scrub, so don’t be afraid to make extra oil and use it later.
Check out these sugar scrub recipes for inspiration: 21 Best Homemade Sugar Scrub Recipes, Apple Pie Sugar Scrub Recipe, Whipped Calendula Sugar Scrub Recipe, Foaming Peppermint Sugar Scrub Recipe.
About the DIY Cuticle Oil Recipe Ingredients:
I used a blend of four of my favorite oils to make this recipe.
Then I put the blended oils in a roller bottle so it would be easier to apply without making a mess.
You could also use a bottle with a dropper lid or even a clean nail polish bottle to brush it on your cuticles.
Jojoba oil is one of my favorite oils for dry skin. It’s considered a carrier oil, but it’s actually a plant based wax.
It soothes the skin and acts as an emollient, so it draws moisture from the air to the skin.
Vitamin E is a nutrient that can help smooth cracked skin and hydrate dry skin. It can help heal cracked skin and prevent future cracks in the skin.
Avocado oil is my other favorite carrier oil for dry skin. Avocado oil is high in vitamins A, D, and E as well as omega-3 fatty acids.
This thick oil can penetrate the skin to nourish the skin, and it also helps form a barrier on top of the skin to protect it.
Finally, I used grapeseed oil, which is high in vitamins C, D, and E. It’s a thin, light oil, so it penetrates the skin to nourish under the top layer of skin.
DIY Cuticle Oil Recipe for Dry, Cracked Cuticles
- 4 tbsp jojoba oil
- 4 tbsp vitamin E oil
- 3 tbsp avocado oil
- 3 tbsp grapeseed oil
- Measure ingredients and pour into a bowl.
- Stir well and pour into a container. You can use a roller bottle, dropper bottle, or anything that you’d like.
- Apply to cuticles two or three times a day.
- Use your fingertips to rub in the oil.
- You can also use it on other dry skin.
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Cari Dunn is homesteading on an 11.5 acre farm with her husband, three kids, 5 goats, and flock of chickens. She currently blogs at Everything Pretty where she features health and beauty tips along with DIY beauty recipes.