A daily hand and nail massage with this refreshing balm, concentrating on the cuticles, will brighten dull nails and help stop them from flaking and breaking. A combination of nourishing shea butter, cocoa butter, and coconut oil, along with protective beeswax, helps to improve cuticles and moisturize and strengthen nails, while lemon and lime essential oils tone and revitalize.
How to make
1 Put the jojoba oil, shea butter, cocoa butter, coconut oil, and
beeswax in a glass bowl. Heat in a bain-marie until melted.
2 Remove from the heat. Add the essential oils and combine.
3 Pour into a sterilized glass jar, let cool, then seal with a lid. It will keep for up to 3 months.
– As a nail balm Gently massage into the nails and cuticles as part of a daily hand-care regimen. If your nails feel dry or brittle during the day, apply more frequently as required.
Makes 1 fl oz (25 ml)
Jojoba oil 1 tsp
Shea butter 1 tsp
Cocoa butter 1 tsp
Coconut oil solid 1 tsp
Beeswax 1⁄2 tsp
Lemon essential oil 5 drops
Lime essential oil 4 drops