Happy Easter, savvy savers! For this weeks Rejuvenation & Relaxation Sunday, I wanted to share with you my recipe for Homemade Cuticle Oil! I previously always purchased Burt’s Bees Cuticle Oil, going back to when they were just a mail-order site, and since their cuticle oil has quadrupled in the last three years, I formulated by own blend using ingredients I purchased at the Dollar Tree and Joann’s, for next to nothing with coupons! I can make 12 tins, for only $1.50! That’s just $0.13 a tin! As for the tins themselves, I use recycled Altoids tins! As you can see from the photo, this was a gift for all of my PTA friends, for back to school week last fall! It was a huge hit! The tins make awesome gifts, and the tins decorated for different seasons, and occasions, make awesome gift closet staples!
Here’s how I make the cuticle oil:
1 1/2 Cups Beeswax
1/2 Cup Honey
10 drops Essential Lemon Oil
10 Drops Essential Lavender OIl
10 Drops Essential Peppermint Oil
1) On the stove top, bring 3 cups of water to a near boil, then take the pot off the heat.
2) In the pot, place a bowl containing your beeswax and honey, and warm through, while gently folding the mixture, until it melts; this will only take about 2 minutes.
3) Remove the bowl containing the mixture, and place it on a trivet.
4) Let the mixture cool for 3 minutes.
5) Add your essential oils and gently stir once.
6) add the cuticle oil to your waiting, clean tins, and then let cool at room temperature for 4 hours.