Hello again, savvy savers! For this weeks Relaxation & Rejuvenation Post, I wanted to re-post a Beauty On A Budget post just in time for the holidays, my recipe for Holiday-Inspired Homemade Cuticle Oil Tins!
As someone who religiously use to lavish in my purchase of Burt’s Bees Cuticle Oil, going back to when they were just a mail-order site, can honestly say that this diy-hack was greatly overdue for me! Since their cuticle oil has quadrupled in price the last three years, from a mere $3.29 a tin, to $9.89, I decided to 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, I made several of these tins at once, using an assembly line method, and the tins were used as gift for all of my PTA friends for last holiday season. 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
- On the stove top, bring 3 cups of water to a near boil, then take the pot off the heat.
- 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.
- Remove the bowl containing the mixture, and place it on a trivet.
- Let the mixture cool for 3 minutes.
- Add your essential oils and gently stir once.
- Add the cuticle oil to your waiting, clean tins, and then let cool at room temperature for 4 hours.
- Give one cuticle oil tin, an orange stick, file, in a small pouch, for a holiday manicure kit, for less than$2.00 per person!
Here’s to beauty,